019 A journey through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Meditation Ninja Ashleigh Rae



 Trigger Warning: Ashleigh shares her life journey so far and talks about her experience of sexual abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and mental health issues.

Ashleigh Rae is a spiritual Communicator and Mindfulness Maven, intent on serving other lightworkers and women to heal themselves and continue the ripple effects to heal and bring more peace and love into the world. She is the host of the #BlissedOut Podcast for all things Mindful Living, Soulful Podcasting an Awkward But Necessary Conversations, a Meditation Creator, Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner calling on her expertise and experience as a survivor and thriver of sexual abuse and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder who loves being in nature, a good coffee, and all the Shrek movies.

In the podcast we explored:

  • Mindfulness, Meditation and Visualisation
  • Ashleigh’s personal journey with sexual abuse and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • The tools and practices that she’s used to support her
  • How she has come through to be blissed out and at peace
  • Intention Setting
  • Self-worth on a daily basis and dealing with sadness and anger
  • The 5 day inner peace challenge
  • How to keep your soul sweet for success
  • Ashleigh’s top tip for joy
Connect with Ashleigh Rae Meditation Ninja :
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018 From health crisis to a passion for primal and a purpose-driven business with Helen Marshall



Episode 18 with the fabulous Helen Marshall – in her words: a forty something year old mother of two living in on the South Coast of Western Australia. At age 38 she had a health crisis. She had digestive, hormonal and sleep problems. Everything was utterly overwhelming – even the laundry. Her mood was default ‘life is hard’ and she felt depressed and anxious. Naturally this crisis affected her life – she was a ‘shouty’ Mummy, a ragged libido-less house wife and she couldn’t cope with much more than the daily grind.

Listen on to find out:

  • What it means to Helen to be a woman in the current time and why she loves tech.
  • How the world is getting turned on it’s head as women are learning to put themselves first.
  • How to get past being a tired, depressed, low energy, shouty mum who doesn’t know what to cook for dinner.
  • Her journey to being a go-to source of knowledge on feeling good and how to feed your family on a primal journey.
  • How to follow your passion to become seen as an expert in your field.
  • The best ideas come from the Universe.
  • Realising your full potential and having the balls to do it
  • The Primal Alternative license
  • Building a sisterhood
  • Competition is so 90’s
  • If you are going to start your own business – any shit you have is going to come up!
  • Realise your potential. It’s a journey. Being present in everything I do.

Connect with Helen:

The Website

Facebook Page

Primal Alternative Facebook Group 

Potential Primalistas Facebook Group

Instagram 

Podcast 

Also Mentioned in the Podcast:

The Big Leap by Gaye Hendricks (book) https://www.amazon.com/Big-Leap-Conquer-Hidden-Level/dp/0061735361

Mark Sisson https://www.primalblueprint.com/books/ http://www.marksdailyapple.com/

Pete Evans https://peteevans.com/


017 Purpose, Alignment, Soul Astrology with Yelena Kostyguova



 

This chat with Yelena was so juicy I had to make it a 2 part podcast.

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend going back and listening to Episode 16 in which Yelena shares

Her personal story from Russia to New Zealand
How her intuition took her right to where she needed to be and
How to deal with resistance

In this episode we launch into how Yelena serves women by

Taking them from burn-out to a space of divine reality.
Supporting them to retrain their consciousness to be able to sit in that space of divine reality for longer and longer periods of time
Facilitating a shift in illumination and shift in consciousness which creates a ladder for them to go higher in their perspective, enabling them to shift overwhelm and procrastination, and
Getting them into alignment and in their power place.

Yelena shares:

The simple and profound tool she uses to re-orient people and combat resistance and going round in circles
How to stop being attached to our small and painful ideas that are holding us back from living and working in our divine purpose
Her journey with Soul Astrology and learning how to use the shadow side of the traits of each sign to achieve the purpose of your soul
Her Flower Essence journey and how it helped her in way that was completely beyond her expectations and how she develops a person’s flower essence blend from their Ast

rology chart. (I have a blend from Yelena and I call it my magic potion – because it is magic!).

Yelena also explains

Where we are as a collective and how that affects our personal process in regards to our Soul Journey and the evolution of the Soul
How we can start the journey – letting go of the idea that we can just turn on a switch and start evolving

Resources:

 

Free meditation
We are Changing the World 

 

Connect with Mitle:

Facebook + Instagram +

 


016 Your Power Place with Yelena Kostyugova



Yelena Kostyugova is a healer, shaman and spiritual coach. Yelena’s mission is to help visionary women to become a powerful force of positive change in the world. As a shaman she works with nature to bring restoration of harmony, order and balance to people, places and the world. Yelena runs a Facebook group We Are Changing The World and is a leader of Be The Change Tribe.

Yelena works with women who want to have a business that is aligned with their spiritual role, she helps women get connected to their place of power and develop their spiritual “muscles” to have the strength to face the challenges that come up as a spiritually empowered entrepreneur.

This is part one of our interview (because I couldn’t stop asking questions)!

In this conversation you’ll hear:

  • how a lightworker is someone who has a spiritual heart and cares about making the world a better place
  • how women are rising – the divine feminine is rising up and how we get to embody
  • how we are the pioneers – a wave of people stepping up and showing the way – how to be a full human living with the divine feminine
  • Yelena’s perspective on the rising of consciousness – the way me are moving towards that which is whole – masculine and feminine – left and right
  • how we might be feeling our way into being healers who for the first time ever have to ask for money as part of the transaction for our service
  • Yelena’s journey from a young person in a small town in Russia without a big plan for what to do at the end of school to moving to New Zealand living in alignment with her service to spirit
  • how she discovered that by doing what felt right in her heart, she could be guided by the invisible force of her destiny – trust and surrender
  • what to do when resistance comes up, things aren’t flowing and things get hard – should we change direction? Yelena gives her take on what to do when our challenges arise.

Resources:

Alignment Meditation

Connect with us:

Yelena: Facebook  + Website

Mitle: Facebook + Instagram

 


015 Taboos, Witches & the Divine Feminine with The Period Coach, Stasha Washburn



 

Be Brave! Dive into the wisdom of your cycle.

Join me as I chat with Stasha Washburn, the Period Coach.

We talk about:

  • What Stasha rallies as a woman about.
  • Stasha’s journey to becoming The Period Coach.
  • The history of the taboo around menstruation (and witches).
  • How Sisterhood is revolutionary.
  • The female stress response and how it differs from the male “fight or flight” response and how it effects our need to connect.
  • Why you should you track your cycle.
  • How Stasha healed her own menstrual disorder and experiences a completely symptom free cycle.
  • Creating a world where we know more about our bodies than doctors do.
  • Gaining more knowledge about your own body and your cycle.
  • Empowering your daughters and teenagers.
  • Yoni eggs for cervical health and healing.
  • Tapping into your divine feminine to heal past wounds and ancestral trauma.

 

Connect with us

Stasha: Facebook + Instagram + Website

Join: The Red Circle

The Red Circle Summit

 

Mitle: Facebook + Instagram + Website

Join: Dare to Flourish


014 Podcasting and Empire Building with Katie Wyatt



 

 

Want to know what gets me nervous?

Hosting a podcast with my podcasting mentor Katie Wyatt!

Podcasting is a natural medium for women; we love to go deep in meaningful conversations and hear the stories of other powerful women, it can help break through the isolation of mothering and being an entrepreneur.

Once I got over my jitters I talked with Katie about:

  • Katie’s passion for podcasting to grow your business. Getting your message out, connecting with influencers in your field, becoming an influencer in your field.
  • The impact podcasting has on your mindset and personal growth as a woman; podcasting as a personal growth journey.
  • Follow Katie’s business journey from the Wellness Entrepreneur to the PodQueen.
  • Katie also shares her very personal and wellness journey and her road to feeling amazing.
  • We discuss the way her tenacity influenced the way she created a family and how she operates as a business woman.
  • Empire building – what is it to Katie and what it means to us as business women – successful business that is built on our own personal brand.
  • Podcasting – have you missed the boat? Or is 2017 a huge opportunity for starting a podcast? Is it too late for you?
  • The number one mistake you don’t want to make when you are pitching yourself and 3 tips for a great pitch.
  • Sisterhood in Katie’s life – how important it is to her and her journey to having “business” friends who really get her.
  • Katie’s spiritual perspective.
  • What podcasts Katie is listening to now.

 

Show Links:

Katie’s free 7 day challenge:

The Artful Business Conference 2017: Facebook Website 

LadyBoss Chats Podcast

DARE to Flourish

Connect with Us

Katie:  Facebook + Website

 

Mitle:  Facebook  + Instagram + Website


013 Calm in the Chaos with Anna Siebert



Anna is a Motherhood Mentor, who works with busy mums to beat overwhelm, stop yelling and enjoy parenting. As a Childbirth Educator, Anna helps parents prepare for their birth to overcome fear, feel confident and come out the other side of birth positive and empowered.

She is the founder of Calm in the Chaos, where mums learn how to feel calm, joyful and confident in modern parenting, and Preparing for Birth, where parents learn how to have a positive birth regardless of how their birth unfolds. Her mission is to take the fear out of birth and the overwhelm out of parenting. Anna runs live workshops, online courses and trainings, and is the author of Preparing for Birth.

This is an uplifting and positive conversation but there is a trigger warning: In this conversation Anna shares her own personal journey and her experiences of postnatal depression and post-natal psychosis and we also talk about birth trauma and sex!  I ask you to think before your listen and make the choice that is in your best interests.

Connect with Anna

Website + Facebook Page + Calm in the Chaos

Connect with Mitle

Facebook Page + Dare to Flourish


012 Hug Your Hormones with Emma Polette



Welcome to Episode 12

In this episode I talk with my dear friend and biz bestie, Emma Polette.

We started our wonderful conversation with me asking Emma what it means to her to be a women. She feels life is multi-passionate – busy, exciting and stressed all at the same time, with women wearing many hats with family, business and community commitments.

Emma is a qualified Health Coach, Personal Trainer and Yoga Instructor based in Western Australia and she shares her journey from the corporate world to becoming a multi-passionate entrepreneur.

In this conversation we dive deep into women’s health and hormonal issues and Emma’s personal journey with endometriosis. Before this conversation, I am embarrassed to say, that I had no idea of how debilitating – mentally, emotionally and physically this condition is. It is privilege to discuss this in such an open and honest way – to push aside any taboos and talk about how it really affect women’s lives.

At the time of recording this, Emma was scheduled for major surgery to have a hysterectomy and shares her self-care support program, including self-forgiveness, tapping, daily journaling and honouring herself as a woman each day and using a monthly womb blessing ritual (inspired by Sara Brooke).

Emma is now on a mission to inspire other women to show themselves love and compassion and kindness and address hormonal imbalance through health and fitness. She is launching her podcast: Hug your Hormones

To stay healthy and balanced Emma enjoys regular meditations and also –

  • chakra cards to support her daily
  • by noticing how her body feels through personal intuition
  • gratitude journal and daily journaling

She has also received great support from Kinesiologist Kerry Rowett

Emma’s tip for making changes is to take action. It’s great to have the knowing of what to do, but you achieve things by actually ‘doing’ and taking action.

For any women dealing with hormonal health issues Emma suggests reading Rushing Women Syndrome by Dr Libby Weaver.

 

 


011 Healing, Health & Harmony with Tracy O’Meara Smith



 

In this episode I’m chatting with the lovely Tracy O’Meara Smith who is a Perth-based Holistic Health Practitioner (www.silverdale.com.au/). This a a deep and meandering conversation with a woman who I have formed a beautiful connection with.
We actually recorded this episode several weeks ago but I really wanted it to be the first episode released in 2017.
Tracy shares deeply about her own healing journey and her spiritual journey.  This conversation takes on a life of it’s own and I know that I could sit down and record another episode with Tracy and it would be unique and magical again.
I hope you enjoy the unfolding of this conversation.

Tracy believes that women of this world are here to awaken and enlighten us and that it starts within the family.If we keep peace and harmony in our home, it is reflected everywhere.

We talk about:

  • How she embraces both the feminine and masculine part of herself
  • Her experience from mental health issues to healing through knitting
  • How she found psychotherapy, aromatherapy and energy medicine
  • Her discovery and passion of Emmett and Bowen Therapy and also Flower Essences
  • How her step towards helping others began through surrendering towards a way to health
  • Why we need to honour our journey, as we’re all worthy of love and support
  • When we find harmony within ourselves amazing things happen

She shares how:

  • She accepts people as they are
  • She operates professionally from a sense of service, not allowing her own opinion to effect the healing
  • Believing in who you are and what you do allows peace
  • She enjoys learning more, staying fresh with ideas and how new clients are then presented to her
  • When we heal others we take ourselves out of the equation as it’s not about us

The modalities Tracy uses are –

  • Bowen Therapy – works on connective tissue
  • Emmett Therapy – uses the body’s natural receptors to find natural alignment
  • Tissue Salts – work at a cellular level
  • Flower Essences – takes subconscious to conscious through the vibration of certain flowers

which are all powerful ways to help the body heal at a cellular level and help our bodies reconnect with our spirit and our mind.

Tracy shares her daily self-love practices:

  • 5 minutes daily in her sacred space, with a lit candle and a dynamic meditation
  • Daily journaling
  • Being light with life – giving herself a ‘break’, seeing the good in what she’s done and how far she’s come

Tracy’s final word is;

“No matter what you’re going through there’s always a greater wisdom, and even though we’re in amongst it, all is well and to trust that. Finding inner trust will give you the greatest foundation you can give yourself”

To find more inspirations from Tracy please visit her website, Facebook page and monthly Blogs.


010 Making a Big Impact with Anna Chisholm



In this episode I enjoy an inspiring conversation with Anna Chisholm (annchisholm.com) on her journey from social worker, to being a mum and becoming a health coach.

Anna is a plant based health coach and also an experienced podcast host on her show ‘Big Impact’ which is an interview series with people making big impacts in the health and wellness space, especially with plant based nutrition.

She shares her methods for a healthy life through plant based eating, good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle and through her background as a social worker she is able to work at a deeper level with her clients.

Anna shares her interesting journey to her health coaching business;

  • How a fatal car crash as a young age lead her to helping others through a career as a social worker
  • Studying at university in Sydney training as a social worker
  • Practised for 10 years in hospitals in Sydney and London
  • After experiencing burnout retraining as a personal trainer as she always enjoyed movement and being active
  • Returning to Sydney to work as a social worker while pregnant with her daughter
  • How she experienced burnout again whilst pregnant with her son and knew it was time for a change
  • In 2013 she was influenced by beautiful food and wellness bloggers and the information being shared
  • While taking a year’s maternity leave she completed an online course in Integrated Nutrition and began a new direction as a health coach

Her passion for plant based health began while living in London with her husband. He made the decision to go vegan, and soon after she decided to join him.

Through trial and error and also time to complete research, they found healthy nutritious food ideas that focused more on health benefits.

More studies followed with Anna completing a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition and she began sharing the benefits to health and also healing through a plant based diet.

Anna’s client’s come to her for support on how to adopt plant based eating, and especially for mums to improve their health and wellness.

Anna gives her views on the paleo v’s plant based diets and how there is actually a few common messages, including eating fresh fruit and vegetables and no dairy.

Plant based diets include whole foods, whole grains, fruits and vegetables.

Anna suggests we have a responsibility to confirm scientific research on all foods, for example butter and coconut oil. She recommends that we read independent studies to look at all information provided to make correct choices for our health.

I ask Anna to share her tips for self-love and self-care. Other than her healthy eating and exercise she includes–

  • Daily walking alone – no trainers, no kids, no messages or notifications, just enjoying quiet space to think and connect with herself.
  • Daily meditation – which can be a few minutes of breathing exercises or a guided mediation.

Anna has an amazing health coach herself, who is also one of her close friends. She also has a business coach and close family who are very supportive. Her husband is also incredibly supportive and they work as a great team together.

She explains how she found running a business from home has its benefits of flexibility, especially with small children, but can be isolating at times due to a lack of regular deep connection with others.

For inspiration Anna listens to Rich Roll Podcast (plant-based endurance athlete) as well as following  nutritionfacts.org

She also loved reading ‘Rising Strong’ by Brene Brown.

If you’re inspired to learn more about a healthy, plant based lifestyle join Anna’s 21 day Smoothie Challenge, for ideas on seasonal, fresh food.

Also find Anna’s podcast ‘Big Impact’, Blogs with lots of inspiring information and also her Facebook Page.