Episode 364: From Depressed to Intuitively Driven After Learning and Applying a New Mindset, with Laura Strachan

mindset Sep 22, 2023

Today’s guest, Laura Strachan, is someone I met 3 years ago when she joined a free training I did on Facebook, because she was so depressed she couldn’t get out of bed. Fortunately she took action that day and signed up for my training which changed her life.

I asked Laura to join me on my podcast today because we recently met in-person at my retreat and I was reminded of how she not only learned new mindset habits that gave her guidance and direction of purpose but how she continues to grow and explore new opportunities that unfold and challenge her. She is a master at continually to expand outside of her comfort zone.

I asked Laura to share her most recent breakthroughs, new lessons learned from the retreat experience and her tips on how she continues to shine her positive light on the world and gets divine guidance on the purpose-driven second half she’s created.

We dive into the importance of embracing change and not settling for complacency in life. Laura...

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Episode 363: Sedona’s Lessons: 5 Things I Learned at my Retreat

mindset Sep 19, 2023

In today's episode, I'll be sharing some incredible insights that I gained from my recent retreat in Sedona, Arizona. This event was about stepping outside of my comfort zone to bring a long-held dream into my reality and fostering an environment for the participants so they could get profound insights and experience the pure magic of bonding with others who also desire a transformative experience. 

In this episode, I discuss:

  • Why it's so important to expose yourself to opportunities for self discovery and personal growth.
  • The incredible power of releasing control and surrendering to the guidance of the universe.
  • The feeling of “flow” that comes when you align with your most authentic self, get present, and focus on an activity you love.
  • Why finding the right environment and activities that allow amazing "aha" moments and profound breakthroughs to be received from the universe is key.
  • The transformative impact of connecting with like-minded souls who share similar...
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Episode 362: Embracing Change - A Conversation with My Two Adult Daughters

mindset Sep 16, 2023

In today’s episode, I dive deep into one of life's most constant companions: change. I'm joined by my two amazing daughters, Nikki and Kori, for a heartfelt conversation about navigating life's twists and turns. Together, they share their personal experiences dealing with some big life transitions, discussing everything from career changes to parenting decisions.

Here's what we covered:

  • Our personal journeys through some significant life changes, including relocating to new cities and making career shifts.
  • The world of parenting and the challenges and decisions that come with guiding our children through change.
  • The shifting perspectives on mental health across generations and the importance of therapy as a vital support system for handling life's changes.
  • How change, while often challenging, can lead to personal growth, valuable lessons, and newfound strengths.
  • The importance of trusting your instincts during times of change and the value of limiting external feedback.


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Episode 361: My 5 Tips on Navigating Unwanted Change

mindset Sep 14, 2023

In today’s episode, I want to delve into a topic we all encounter at some point in our lives – unwanted change. Life doesn't always go as planned, and sometimes, we find ourselves facing circumstances we didn't choose. But as I've learned from my own experiences, these unexpected turns are usually a gift once we get past the profound discomfort - the feelings of hurt, confusion, or rejection - that often comes with unwanted change..

In this episode, I discuss:

  • The power of maintaining a positive outlook when facing unwanted change.
  • The importance of appreciating the good things in your life, even in difficult times.
  • The value of taking proactive steps and making decisions during periods of uncertainty.
  • The benefits of finding moments of silence and using your time wisely for reflection and personal growth.
  • The significance of having faith in yourself and embracing change as an opportunity for growth.

This episode is a reminder that unwanted change, although...

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Episode 360: Choosing A Different Path When The One You’re On Isn’t Right for You, with Lynne Golodner

career mindset Sep 08, 2023

My guest today is Lynne Golodner, an author, writing coach, marketing entrepreneur, and host of the Make Meaning Podcast. She resides in Detroit, MI with her husband and four young adult children. In midlife, she passionately pursues her dreams, helping writers find their voices and the confidence to take their writing seriously. Her life in midlife revolves around her values and priorities: writing daily, self-publishing books, connecting with nature, and extensive travel.

In this episode, we delve into Lynne Golodner's remarkable journey, from journalism to entrepreneurship, and her latest book, "Woman of Valor." Lynne shares her experiences as a single mother of three, building a thriving business, and the pivotal moments that shaped her path. Her insights on faith, independence, and embracing one's true calling are both inspiring and empowering. Join us for a heartfelt conversation about midlife, pursuing your passions, and making a meaningful impact.

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Episode 359: Why Changing Your Mind Can Lead to Happiness

mindset Sep 05, 2023

In this thought-provoking episode, I delve into the importance of being open to changing our minds. Tune in as I discuss the guilt and resistance often accompanying decisions to change, emphasizing that embracing change can lead to personal growth and happiness.

In this episode, I highlight:

  • The value of changing your mind when presented with new knowledge or shifting circumstances.
  • The difference between leading from the heart and the small-minded ego.
  • Some examples from my life, like changing my mind about a past relationship and a job I held for years.
  • The importance of self-reflection and recognizing when a decision no longer serves you.

I encourage you to question your decisions and beliefs. Embrace change when it aligns with your heart's desires and personal growth. Remember that changing your mind signifies openness and a path to a more fulfilling life.

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Episode 358: From Grief to Growth: Embracing Change with Debbie Weiss

career mindset Sep 01, 2023

Today’s guest is Debbie Weiss, an author, memoirist, and yoga instructor. Debbie shares her story of an unexpected second half that began with the loss of her high school sweetheart and husband of 32 years, her subsequent grief, and being forced into reinventing a new life. 

She talks about her experiences in navigating the online dating world as a midlife widow, finding new passions, like her love of writing, and learning how to survive and thrive in her new reality. .

In this episode:

  • Debbie courageously shares her experiences as a midlife widow re-entering the dating world after her husband's passing, emphasizing the importance of seeking connections during times of loneliness.
  • Discover how yoga became a pivotal part of Debbie's healing and growth journey, leading her to become a certified yoga instructor and explore new passions.
  • Dive into the lessons from Debbie's memoir, "Available As Is: A Midlife Widow's Search For Love," which delves into adapting to a new life...
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Episode 357: Choosing Faith Over Fear on an Epic Adventure

mindset Aug 29, 2023

In this episode, we're diving into a thrilling adventure that takes us through the lush landscapes of Scotland. I recount an adventure from my recent trip, where I faced the unknown and took on an exhilarating mountain biking excursion. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Choosing faith over fear can lead to magical and enriching experiences.
  • The magic of life often lies outside our comfort zones.
  • Recognizing the difference between fear from the head and fear from the heart.
  • Embrace challenges as opportunities for growth and learning.
  • Believing in your capabilities can build confidence and shape your reality.

This journey is a tale of overcoming fear, embracing faith, and discovering the unexpected magic that lies beyond our comfort zones.

If you learned something from this episode, please leave a review and let me know how it helped you. And so you don't miss any upcoming episodes, make sure you are subscribed to the podcast.

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Episode 356: 6 Truths My Divorce Taught Me

mindset Aug 27, 2023

My interview with Elise Buie in Episode 355 of my podcast inspired me to share a few of the lessons I learned by following through on my decision to divorce my first husband.

I wasted some valuable years not taking action on what I knew deep down I wanted to do. Instead, I sat in fear and indecision, living a passionless life. I was dispassionate not only in my marriage but in everything I did.

I know I'm not alone because I've talked to many women who stay in unhappy marriages for many of the same reasons. If that's you, this episode is for you!

Maybe the 6 truths I share are ones you need to hear because my guess is, if you are sitting in inaction, they are things you haven't learned yet, and you never will if you don't take the action necessary to live a happier existence. But if you do choose to make living your best life your goal, I know you will find them to be true too.

Fear and indecision won't make you happy. They will keep you in a dark place where your light...

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Episode 355: Improving Lives Through the Divorce Process, with Elise Buie

mindset Aug 22, 2023

Today’s guest is Elise Buie, Esq., a prominent family and divorce lawyer based in Seattle. Elise is not just a legal expert, but a divorce survivor and a beacon of hope for those navigating the rough seas that occur when navigating the demise of a marriage. 

In this episode, Elise shared:

  • Why she became a divorce lawyer and has made putting the best interests of children a priority in her work
  • How she lost her home and job as a result of Hurricane Katrina
  • Advice for people who are choosing to stay in unhappy relationships
  • Hope for finding love again late in life

Elise is no stranger to the hustle of balancing a demanding career while parenting a blended family of six spirited teens and young adults, alongside her second husband, Doug. 

As the founder of the Elise Buie Family Law Group, Elise's dedication to advocating for her clients and prioritizing the well-being of their children shines through. She is a true advocate for civility in divorce and her insights...

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