Episode 312: Finally Finding Her Voice After Being Raised in a Cult, with Tiphany Kane

mindset Mar 21, 2023

Today's guest is Tiphany Kane, who I refer to as a Podcasting Dynamo, because she has not just one but THREE podcasts! I asked her to be on the show because she's a great role model of living a sparked second half, as well as a fantastic example of how you can find your way to a more passionate existence in spite of the hardships or lack of support you may have.

Tiphany has certainly made up for lost time, creating her own company, KaSa Media Productions which allows her to bring her passion for the art of the spoken word to people who need help finding their voice.

She's a coach, public speaker, podcast producer, videography director and is the Executive Director of Sonic Bloom Podcast Awards. Tiphany also hosts the Radical Audacity in Love & Life, Diet Riot Sweat Repeat, and Mastering the Podcaster Mindset podcasts. 

"You are just too passionate." were the words she heard from a supervisor explaining why she was not selected for a promotion she was qualified for....

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Episode 311: The Lesson in a Life Lived Without Values

lessons learned series Mar 19, 2023

In today's Lessons Learned episode, I continue the conversation I started in Episode 310 about how critical it is to have goals that are aligned with your values, but in this episode I thought it would be useful to hear a real-life example so I'm sharing my values and goals.

I'm guessing some of them may resonate with you since you're here listening to my episode and, for that reason, we're probably of like minds. We tend to navigate to people who have similar values to us.

So that's a great hint if you're like I was - someone who was navigating through life totally unaware of what my values are and not having any personal goals. 

I hope this episode brings awareness to what your values are, gets you focused on identifying goals that align with those values, and really paying attention to who you're around and what you're doing day-to-day that's either aligned or misaligned to those values.

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Episode 310: Why You Might Be Failing At Your Goals

mindset Mar 14, 2023

What if there was one simple thing you could do, and it was a pretty quick exercise, that would almost guarantee you'd stop failing, or giving up, on the goals you've been setting? Something that would stop you from feeling like you are slogging through quicksand?

And what if this exercise would not only turn on your internal motivation switch, it would get you aligned with your authentic self - the real version of you I talked about in last week's episodes?

Is that something you'd be interested in learning more about?

If it is, you'll love today's episode in which I talk about the #1 reason that most people are failing at their goals and how this might be an indication that you have the wrong goals.

I also share how you can remedy this problem before you go to bed tonight. In fact, it's something everyone needs to do ASAP. And guess what, it's something I didn't do until I was 60 years old.   But once I did it, it was a goal game changer!!! 

If you realize this...

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Episode 309: JFDI #12: Going Deep On Human Design and Self-Discovery!

In this episode I share my experience of having my human design chart read by a human design expert from the School of Human Design. This is something I’ve been wanting to do for over a year and I finally just friggin’ did it!

If you’re not familiar with human design, it is unlike anything I’ve ever encountered that helps individuals truly understand their authentic selves and know when they are not showing up as the person they were born to be. It also explains the areas where we are likely to be most inauthentic and susceptible to conditioning by others.

I discovered by own human design a little over a year ago but only touched the surface with it, not understanding the many nuances about it because a chart is very complex. Think of it like the operating manual for your conscious and unconscious aspects of yourself and it really takes an expert in the field, to read and interpret the human design language for you.

In this episode I share:

  • The five human...
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Episode 308: How Personality Tests Can Harm You

mindset Mar 07, 2023

Who doesn't love a great personality test?! I know I love learning more about myself! But here's the thing... Your results might be wrong!!!

Yep! That's right! You could be getting misinformation about yourself!

What I've learned, as I've gained a lot of knowledge in this field over the past 3 years, is that over 70% of the population is getting incorrect results because they are not in alignment with who they were born to be.

Instead the majority of us are navigating around life trying to adapt who we are to meet society's expectations and when we do that, we end up denying our "inborn" nature and fall into misalignment.

So if you are not in true alignment, do you think when you take a personality test, you'll answer questions based on who you were born to be? Heck no! Your results will be based on who you THINK you are - who you've chosen to be, and not who you truly are.

And because these results could lead you down the totally wrong path, I thought this was an important topic...

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Episode 307: The Lesson In Embracing Change (Especially When It’s Uncomfortable!)

lessons learned series Mar 03, 2023

I was inspired to talk about change today because I'm so proud of my daughter and her positive attitude as she navigates a huge change in her life. It compelled me to share my perspective on change and why we tend to make it so hard.

All we really need to do is shift our perspective from dreading what lies ahead, which we are likely exaggerating, to excitement about the complete unknown. But being excited about what we don't know is not where our worrying mind likes to go!

Change is uncomfortable but we need to be uncomfortable to make changes. And that's why I tell the story about the howling dog in this episode. It's a great example of what it normally takes for us to make a change we know we need to make.

While my daughter is going through a change that's difficult, she is focused on the excitement, on the positive, and on the abundance of the present moment, right smack in the midst of the change. She is not choosing to dwell on the sadness or what she's leaving,...

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Episode 306: Is Unhealed Trauma Hiding Your Gifts? An eye-opening interview with Tanner Wallace

career mindset Feb 28, 2023

Tanner Wallace, an online trauma recovery coach, shares how she leads people to life-changing transformations by uncovering their internal family systems In this week’s episode of Living Your Sparked Second Half.

Tanner specializes in unlocking her clients' hidden-in-plain-sight gifts that are obscured by all the wounding and disappointment. She also hosts a Relational Healing Podcast “HELD by Tanner” and is the creator of the Relational Healing Lab.

In this episode, Tanner talks about:

  • What accelerated her professional move from professor to trauma recovery  coach and the deeply transformational work she now does and why she chose to develop this area of expertise.
  • What Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) means. 
  • The different types of family structures, how the dynamics within them play a part in the development of trauma, and how these dynamics continue into adulthood.
  • The tools she use and how she is using it for her transformative work
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Episode 305: The Lesson In Using Your Telepathic Powers (Part 2)

lessons learned series Feb 25, 2023

This is an unexpected episode that I decided to do as a follow-up to last week's Episode 303 in which I shared a fun exercise you can do to test out your telepathic powers using the power of your subconscious mind.

This follow-up was prompted by an actual experience that resulted from one of my students who did this exercise over the past week. It was so fun to read what happened to her as a result of her using her magical abilities! 

Her story PROVES this telepathic capability exists in all of us. And since I know most humans like to see proof before they can believe in this unseen magic, I just have to share her experience.

Then as I was thinking about her experience, I remembered the crazy telepathic story that brought me back together with my husband after breaking up with him 27 years earlier.

Yes! I am sure that telepathy brought us back together!!! And it only took a few short weeks. This story is really crazy but such a great example of how drastically our...

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Episode 304: Maintaining Vitality As You Age, with Naturopathy and Sports Medicine Expert Kira Sutherland

career health mindset Feb 21, 2023

In this week’s episode of the “Living Your Sparked Second Half” podcast, Laurie interviews Kira Sutherland, an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Sports Nutritionist who has more than 28 years in clinical practice. 

Her focus on performance nutrition led her to be the first Naturopath in Australia to undertake the International Olympic Committees diploma in sports nutrition. She was also the 2019 winner of the BioCeuticals Integrative Medicine Award for Excellence in practice (Nutrition/Dietetics).

In this episode, Kira talks about:

  • How she became a Naturopath, ultimately venturing into sports nutrition and combining the practices
  • The difference between mind and spirit and how they intertwine with our overall health
  • Rcommended supplements for women who are experiencing perimenopause and menopause symptoms
  •  Her views about Intermittent fasting and other types of food-limiting strategies.

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Episode 303: The Lesson in Using Your Telepathic Powers (Part 1)

lessons learned series Feb 17, 2023

This is a real quick episode in which I share a fun exercise you can do to test out your telepathic powers using the power of your subconscious mind.

YES! That means you can communicate with another person WITHOUT having a spoken conversation, and I prove it by sharing my experience doing this exercise this past week.

I got the idea from a book called "The Magic of Believing" by Claude Bristol and just shared it as a new exercise with my students in The Second Half SPARK School.

I listened to this book on audible a few months ago, and after finishing it, ordered this paperback version because it was so good, and I wanted to keep it as a reference because BELIEF is one of the critical components you need to have to achieve the goals and dreams you desire.

It sounds easy but it really isn't because so many of us are filled with so much fear and doubt. Fear and doubt are a human's kryptonite to belief.

But if you believe, with a deep down conviction, that what you desire is on...

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