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Hi there! Do you love to have deep soulful conversation about topics that feed your soul? Well, you’re in the right place!
We all have our shadows and addictions. Mine is Fat Kid Freddy. Learn how to recognize your shadows and make friends with them in order to take back your power and live with peace and self-love.
Food expert and Top-Selling cookbook author, Sarah Adler talks about eating real food and getting quiet to live your happiest life.
Crisis is crisis, to that person experiencing it. We all deal with trauma differently. We are all in different seasons of our life. I hope our conversation helps to heal your grief and connect you back to yourself, love and faith.
In 5 minutes or less, set your intention for the week to bring more peace into your life with this mantra. You don’t have control over external circumstances or other people, but you have the choice to consciously respond from a calm place of peace.
Leah Zaccaria, author of her memoir book, SEEN, shares her wisdom of how leaning into fear head on helps you have the courage to conquer your wildest dreams and flow through transitions with grace and ease
We are born curious and lose our child-like awe and wonder beginning at the age of 5. Instead of curiosity, we want to be right. Perfectionism limits our perspective. Curiosity takes the pressure off, expands our perspective and helps us live life more fully.
Never let a crisis go to waste. What did I learn from my dad passing away last week? Today’s Monday Mantra is: Live today as if it were your last. Don’t waste today. Don’t hoard your love. Express freely and kindly your gratitude and love for others and yourself.
Megan Febuary is a profound storyteller and the Creator and editor-in-chief of For Women Who Roar (FWWR) magazine empowering women to share their stories through art, poetry and voice.
Nikki Arensman is a bad ass mompreneur, brand coach of The Well Co. and host of the podcast BRANDED. She shares her journey of starting JIVA active wear with a few buck and turning it into a million dollar business, how to keep it all together as a mom boss, and how to stay inspired and find harmony in business and family life.
Our mind is busy, and can keep us stuck re-circling the same stories of the past or future. Ruminating and worrying hijacks us from being in the present moment. We know worrying is not good for us, but did you know it can actually be damaging to your health?
The consistent practice of meditation is a habit that will help you be more calm, centered, focused, and joyful, at any time, and in any circumstance. Learn how to meditate in 5 easy steps.
While there are a lot of things that bring us happiness, there are 3 essential ingredients the lead to lasting happiness. Find out below:
Step off the mental treadmill to take in the moment and be fully present to the joy and good in your life. ometimes it’s narrowing your perspective and focusing on ONE good thing to expand your perspective of EVERYTHING.
Jenn Hepton is a Certified Grief Support Coach, Life + Wellness Coach, Speaker, Author, and Educator. The day I had this conversation with Jenn was also the day my father passed away. I truly believe God sent me Jenn on that specific day as a gift, in preparation of my loss, to hear her sage advice of how to deal with grief, patch up a broken heart and learn how to heal with grace.
Today’s mantra is to Give without expectations - detach from how you expect the other person to be. Having expectations of people is not genuine. When you can release those rules of how others should be and let people be who they are, this is actually love. Without conditions. Without rules. Keeping score breeds resentment.
At the end of the day, isn’t this really what we want? To be loved unconditionally. To be heard and seen, in our totality, without judgment and expectations. To be understood. This is true love.
In this week’s episode of SOUL SCHOOL WITH AUDREY PODCAST I show you how to be mindful of that negative voice, quiet your itty bitty shitty committee and connect back to your True Self and return home.
You are a powerful being. When you feel out of control or lost, go back to this mantra this week: I am in control of my thoughts, feelings and actions. I move with intention.
Today on Soul School Christina Tidwell, Registered Nurse and Holistic Health Coach, shares her healing journey as well as how you too can tune into your body and create ways to heal yourself so you can live a beautiful, vibrant life not ruled by disease.
It’s wonderful to be inspired by other people. Emulating is a form of flattery, but you have special gifts to share, sweet friend. When you try to be someone else, you show up a lesser version of that person, because that person is already taken. You have talents and gifts and unique qualities that no one else has. It’s a scientific fact! You have a specific and unique DNA that no one else has.
EP 021: My birth story of Hunter Malia Mills
Defense is the first act of war. This is a hard one to grasp and practice, especially if we feel we are right, or deserving, or protecting something. Peace is a choice. Peace begins with you. It doesn’t take two people to end war; it takes only one.
Just like the Lotus flower is born from the mud and has to travel with faith in the darkness to the surface, Brittany shares her story of how she pulled herself out of darkness by surrounding herself with healthy, strong and loving people, doing the constant work of looking at yourself and loving yourself so you can return this love to others. Her advice to her insecure inner child is something that we can all learn and live by, “Be undefinable. Make your own definition of yourself. It takes the muck for the lotus to blossom.”
EP 024: Abundance Flows to Me Everyday
How do you react to this statement? If you are triggered, then this is a place to work on and find the surprising, small ways (and big ways) abundance flows to you every day.
How are you finding ways this week of abundant things you are grateful for?
Meli Gil is a professional kite boarder and has turned her passion into purpose with her company, MG Surfline, an ecofriendly and ethically conscious swimwear and active wear company that uses plastic bottles to create their environmentally friendly line to help solve our environmental problems for #plasticfreeocean.
In our conversation today, we discuss how each of us are casting a vote each time we choose to use plastic and the idea that the way we chose does make a difference. Meli embodies her mantra of “Do what you love” in every aspect of her career, her passion for a plastic free ocean and her whole life.
In today’s Mantra Monday we explore your feelings on worthiness. You are here for a reason and born for a purpose. You are worthy of everything that is good. You are worthy of joy!
Learn a life tool to keep your cool and stay positive when you get triggered and are heated. You can use all the time in your day to bring you back to your centered place. YOU, my courageous soul, are powerful. But you give your power away when you are unconsciously reacting to your triggers. I hope this life tool is helpful to you.
Today’s intention is all about self-love and self-care and treating yourself just like you would someone you love and care about.
Christian shares how he left his corporate job of building companies to following his passion of helping build people.
Welcome to Mantra Monday: Life is a continual journey of going inward. How can you joyfully journey through Life’s lessons?
Angela Glaz teaches us about Ayurveda, which in Sanskrit means “The Science of Life” and it’s considered the oldest healing science that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” Angela demystifies this ancient Eastern concept to help us recognize our issues and imbalances, shows you how you can balance your doshas physically, mentally and emotionally and how you can take your health into your own hands through your intake of food, lifestyle, movement and mindfulness.
I’m in b-school with Marie Forleo and she asked us this question: How would you act if you were the best in the world at what you did? Would you be doing what you are doing? Would you waste your precious time scrolling on instagram or facebook so much? Would you be online shopping or binge watching Youtube videos instead of getting work or whatever is important to you done? This is such a great question to ask yourself in all areas of your life, not just in your professional arena. We waste so much of our time on things that don’t matter. Tony Robbins calls it majoring in minor things.
Meet Mitch Harb, host of The Easy Wins podcast. He is a fitness and nutrition coach who helps people live their healthiest and best life through small, easy and consistent ways. If you’re looking to lose the weight, eat better, start a business, go after your dream, he shares his easy and very doable methods to accomplish your goals and change your habits.
I was on a panel of speakers a month ago for international women’s day hosted by Lululemon, called Movement for Change. A woman in the audience was teary eyed and asked our panel of ladies, “how do you not show emotions because being emotional is a sign of weakness?” This brave young soul got up and asked her question to the whole audience although she was shy about asking, told me later in a separate conversation after the event that she was called to ask it. I told her emotions are great! Sharing your scars, rather than your open wounds, allows you to be vulnerable and through your openness will invite others to be more vulnerable as well.
Stef Osofsky is a spiritual coach, blogger who travels all over the world and host of the Pursuit of Humanness podcast. She offers intuitive guidance for courageous, authentic living + creating. I think we all want that! We cover so much in today’s podcast from how to create conscious connection in relationships, to shame around a woman’s cycle to yoni steaming.
I say this at the end of all of my yoga classes. You have all of the answers within you. But then why do we ask other people for their answers and opinions? Why don’t we ask ourselves for the answer first? Why do we question ourselves? You know what I mean: Girl, what do you think of him? Should I go out with him again? Should I buy this shirt? Does this outfit make me look fat? Should I talk to her about this? Where do you want to go for dinner? I don’t know, where do YOU want to go? You know what you want, so why do you ask other people? You want to go to that new trendy restaurant that just opened and have a big bowl of pasta Bolognese and a good glass of cabernet, so why not say what you want?
Feelings are you internal GPS system. They are like little signs that are trying to give you direction. Sometime it’s a stop sign, or a turn sign showing you to change your direction, or sometimes it’s a big ole’ red flag. We get over emotional when we get caught up in our feelings and create stories around them. I’m not talking about that today. You know the difference when you’re an emotional wreck over something or someone versus you have a gut feeling, an intuition or a subtle knowing. This is coming from you heart and these feelings are you internal GPS guiding you to the answers.
You know that scene in Sex & the City, where Carrie is talking about her relationship with Burger and Samantha tells her the test of whether you want to be in a relationship or not is like THIS or like THIS? If you know what I’m talking about then air high five – you are my soul sister! Or soul brother!
Today we get real with Lestraundra “Les” Alfred who launched Balanced Black Girl in 2018 as an extension of her popular fitness blog, The Balanced Berry. She vulnerably shares how she overcame her biggest challenge and turning point of letting go of the career she worked so hard to create and find the courage to step faithfully toward the unknown of what was calling her.
Okay, I’m gonna preface this by saying I know this will totally sound like I am not listening to my own teachings. I have been a bit below the line lately and have been in a slight scarcity mindset. My podcast is not about having it all together or even claiming to know all of the answers. My intention for this podcast is to be raw and real, and sometimes that looks like showing up exactly as I am, flawed and insecure. I don’t think we truly seek perfection. I think we are really inspired by authenticity. So, I hope our conversations are more like we are having a glass of wine and chatting it up with soul-filled yummy info, rather than a teacher/student type vibe.
I hope to share topics that lift you up and inspire you to live your fullest life. Today, I am excited to have L’areal Lipkins on the podcast because she is just the right person to help you conquer your goals and manifest your dreams.
Last week I spoke at an event sponsored by SAP Concur in honor of #nationalsmallbusinessweek. I had the opportunity to be on a panel with 11 incredible women having real talk about how to build and support your #smallbusiness and yourself, how to stay in balance with your priorities and how to stay connected to yourself and each other.
Balance is not a destination. It is a verb. It is in flux and action. ⠀
I am always balancing. As a mom, I contemplate what actual self-care looks and feels like. Before motherhood, it was pedis and naps. Now, naps feel like a luxury. I know I am taking care of myself when I am feel in connection with myself and to others and I feel vibrant and engaged with life…. it doesn’t happen as often as I would like — this part of that whole balancing thing. ⠀
Guess what, you don’t have to do something really big to start following your dreams. You don’t have to become something other than who you are now. There’s NOTHING TO WAIT FOR. Everything you need is right here. It’s YOU who people want to hear from. It’s YOUR gifts that are unlike any other.
This podcast is broken into two parts because shadow work is a very deep and huge part of awakening to our true nature. In Part 1 we’ll break down what a shadow is, and how we can transform the feelings of being broke, into feeling empowered.
My mother-in-law visited us this week. Before I tell you this story, please know I love my mother-in-law. She is such a nice, sweet person. Even though I love my mother-in-law and we get along really well, we are each individual humans raised differently and will have different opinions. It’s probably not a good idea to talk politics, religion or about parenting choices and motherhood. But I can’t help myself- I’m an open book.
I listened to an incredible episode on Super Soul Conversations, the podcast with Oprah and Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth said that we need to give ourselves mercy first. It blew my mind! Mercy. We don’t give it to ourselves enough, or even at all.
This podcast is broken into two parts because shadow work is a very deep, complicated and huge part of awakening to our true nature. We will dive into specific examples of what dark and light shadows are, how you can detect a shadow, and ways to integrate them back to your whole self. I share my personal relationship with my husband where our lowest selves and darkest shadows called each other to learn our greatest lessons.
OH MY GOSH! We did it! Can you believe it – 50 podcast episodes. Of course, being my 50th episode, we gotta talk about GRATITUDE! Because I couldn’t do this without you! I am so grateful you are part of my tribe, and thank you for sharing this podcast and listening. I’m grateful to be part of your life each week and I really hope I make a small difference in your life and brighten your week. Thank you for letting me into your world.
Did you know 1 in 3 teens will suffer from anxiety? Have a listen in on my conversation with TedX speaker, Megan Gallagher of how to heal chronic anxiety in our youth.
Have you ever had something trigger you, and your mind wanders into crazy scenarios and judgements? Yeah, of course you have – You’re human! Well, then, this episode is for you!
Jana Wilson shares her powerful story of how she healed her childhood wounds by healing her core beliefs and manifested her dream life. Through healing her inner child, Jana proves that it’s never too late to have a happy childhood. Jana shares how you too can heal your core beliefs that are holding you back and return to your innate goodness within.
EP 054: Mindful Money: Cultivating Consciousness About Wealth & Worth with Linda Tate
Meet Linda Tate, who teaches conscious wealth management. She believes that Wellbeing is not just about food, fitness and mindfulness, but also includes your consciousness about money and your relationship to it.
Did you know you have 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day? Usually there the same thoughts you had yesterday, and often they are negative. So, today, we are just going to hit PAUSE…BREATHE… & REPEAT to help de-clutter any of the chatter in your mind.
Mary Beth LaRue shares her journey of intimately knowing uncertainty and courageously showing up to motherhood and to love daily. Motherhood is a courageous endeavor, but motherhood through foster care and adoption takes the ultimate resilience and heart. The fear you may lose your baby at any time forces you to RELISH. IN. EVERY. SINGLE. MOMENT. Gratitude takes on a whole new meaning.
Everything is a choice. When you say yes to one thing, you are saying no to another. So consciously take control of your power and your life by only saying yes to what lights you up, yes to the people who energize you not to the people who deplete you or timewasters, yes to the things that move the ball forward for you.
If it’s not gonna matter in 5 years, don’t spend more than 5 minutes upset by it.
We have 50,000-70,000 thoughts a day. Typically, they’re somewhere else other than in the present moment. How often does your mind ruminate and turn over a story?
How do you find your purpose, get over fear and lead with authenticity? I talked with Falesha A. Johnson, and we discussed how YOU are deserving, and can be a leader too. Find out more on this episode of Soul School!
We live in a world that’s so divided. We’re busy and stressed. We’re unconsciously reacting. You can’t depend on other people to be the light. YOU HAVE to be the light. What does being the light look like? Gandhi said “Be the Change you wish to see in the world.”
It all starts with YOU.
How often have you said something that blurted out of your mouth that you didn’t mean to say? This week’s Mantra Monday is an easy acronym to help bring more mindfulness into everything you say and do. The acronym is: T.H.I.N.K. before you speak or act.
Downloadable PDF and Autumn reflection activity.