In this week’s episode of Living Your Sparked Second Half, Christie Miller comes back on the show to talk about her cancer diagnosis which has given her even more clarity about her purpose path.
Christie is a fun-loving, action-oriented, business mentor. She first shared her story in Episode 39 about the obstacles she faced with her family, her career transitions, and overcoming all of them to become the successful business owner she is today. But today, she shares the shocking news she received last June and the health journey she’s walked since we last talked - something she describes as her biggest gift in life.
In this episode, Christie talks about:
Today I share 7 signs that are key indicators that you don't truly know yourself and how this lack of understanding is negatively impacting your life. They are:
1. You feel lost.
2. You don't know where you are headed in life.
3. You have low self-esteem or low confidence.
4. You look to others to tell you what to do.
5. You let others take advantage of you.
6. You don't set goals or prioritize what's important to you.
7. You worry too much about what others think.
If you are seeing any of these signs in your life, this episode will help you understand what knowing yourself really means in each of these areas so you can start taking steps towards uncovering who you really are and not be afraid to live from that place every minute of every day.
Recognizing the signs is one thing but I'm sure you'd like to know how to get to know yourself better if that is the ONLY way to live your best and happiest life.
Tune in so you can start developing a deeper relationship and...
In this week’s episode of the “Living Your Sparked Second Half” podcast, Laurie interviews Ruth Nahmias, a certified Kabbalah Instructor and Kabbalistic Astrologer.
Ruth began her study of Kabbalah in 1989 with world-renowned kabbalists Rav and Karen Berg. Since that time, she has drawn on the wisdom handed down through this 2,000-year-old spiritual lineage to assist thousands of people in transforming their lives.
A wife and mother of two, Ruth has taught extensively on relationships, parenting, and the spiritual role of women. Her ongoing studies have made her an expert in the field of Kabbalistic Astrology, and she’s a valued advisor, guiding her students on choosing the most successful outcomes when it comes to business partnerships, company launches, strategic planning, and personal relationships.
In this episode, Ruth talks about:
I'm especially excited about this episode since I have gained so many lessons about my own personal pursuit of purpose over the past several years and I feel they are valuable to those who may be feeling similar to how I was: passionless, insignificant, and if I'm being completely honest, mediocre.
I start the episode by giving the definitions of passion and purpose, which I googled so you know these are not just my opinion. I share their meaning because I want you to understand how they are different but intertwined.
Then I move on and talk about my beliefs based on my experiences. And just so you know, beliefs are based on perspective so this is MY perspective. And you may disagree but that's ok. Perspective is based on our experiences and there's a wide variety of purpose perspectives.
If you have a different perspective, like maybe you are too old to find new purpose or if you had a purpose, you'd know it by now, I encourage you to be open and hear what I have to say because I...
In this week’s episode of Living Your Sparked Second Half, Dr. Lotte Valentin comes back on the show to talk about Ancestral Healing.
Dr. Lotte, who is an N.M.D., author, evidential psychic medium, medical medium, ancestral healer and international keynote speaker, first shared her story, in Episode 262, about her 2 near death experiences that helped her realize her psychic abilities and led her to go to law school at the age of 52. And now she’s back to dive deep into a topic she’s an expert in.
In this episode, Dr. Lotte talks about:
Dr. Lotte shares how the actions, reactions and interactions of our ancestors are passed down and repeated in the generations that follow until it is healed. It’s fascinating stuff!
She is also the creator of Healing...
I've invented this thing called a "Gwish" list and it's the first step in my 2023 planning process which I share in this episode.
Gwish is a term meant to imply a combination of goals and wishes because sometimes we get so caught up in the goal-setting process that we don't realize some of our goals aren't aligned or may even conflict with our deep desires.
In my experience, goals are more logic-based and dreams are more heart-based so I've found that this process, as you keep going and adding to the list, culls out more fun and exciting things you want to do that come from the heart instead of the brain. As your Gwish list grows, dreams you may have been suppressing or hadn't thought of until now start to appear.
But the #1 rule is you need to pretend you are limitless, meaning you have no money restrictions, no family obligations, no fear, and all the time in the world. Play with it! Have fun!!!
You'll also learn the other 3 things I did this past week besides my Gwish list...
Today I’m sharing my 8 most significant lessons of 2022 after reflecting on the last 12 months! If you’re a regular listener of this podcast, you may recognize a few because I regularly share my lessons during the course of the year as they unfold.
Here I’ll give you a quick snippet of each lesson, just to tease you and make you curious enough to tune in:
I’d love to know which of these lessons resonated most or inspired you in some way. Reach out to me via email or direct message on social media and let me know!
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I saw a great self-evaluation exercise shared by Jonathan Fields, founder of the Good Life Project, that I share in this episode. I thought it was a great lesson to end 2022 with!
The exercise involves evaluating yourself in the following 3 separate categories, or "buckets" as Jonathan refers to them:
Listen in as I explain what to look for when evaluating how full each bucket is for you. Make sure to grab a notepad and take notes so you capture all of the traits of each bucket in your evaluation process.
Once you finish listening to the episode, rank each bucket on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being the least satisfied and 10 being the most satisfied and 5 being neutral.
After you're done, look at your rankings and think about what improvements you want make in these areas in 2023. I recommend you focus on increasing your satisfaction for the buckets where your satisfaction is lowest.
Then in a few weeks, re-evaluate to see if your rankings...
For this week’s episode, I brought back Nick Demos, who I first interviewed back in May of 2020, to share a new documentary he produced and directed called, “Invisible: The Film”. This documentary is the first comprehensive feature documentary that tells the often ignored stories of people living with the devastating syndrome Fibromyalgia that many still don’t believe exists.
In this episode, Nick and I talked about:
One of the patients highlighted in the film is Nick’s mom who has suffered from Fibromyalgia for 10+ years. While making the film he was able to better understand her struggle with the...
In this week's "Lessons Learned" episode I share my 3 biggest tips to improving conversations that I've learned in my coaching training.
I always thought I was a good conversationalist until I went through my coaching certification. Wow, was that an eye-opener!!!
I learned my conversations were more about me trying to get my voice heard and give my opinions and/or advice vs. me wanting to connect with the other person and making sure they felt heard and valued.
Or if I was trying to connect, I wasn't doing it with the intention of making the person I was talking to feel heard and seen. It was with the intent of ME being seen and heard! :(
Sounds kind of awful, doesn't it? But now I know why, and if you'd like to know more about that, check out last week's episode (Episode 286), where I share a childhood trauma I uncovered that explains everything!
As I was thinking about what topics to cover as we head into the holidays, I thought about all of the conversations that will...