JOURNEY FORWARD with Joree Rose will bring you interviews, personal anecdotes, science-backed tools and inspiration to help you consciously create the life you want to live. You’ll hear how Joree was able to turn her life around, push past the fears, anxieties and old, out-dated stories that she thought defined her, and find her true happiness, and how you can do the same!! Through the foundation of mindfulness, meditation, and mindset, sprinkled with just the right amount of spirituality, laughter, and pixie dust, Joree will guide you to get unstuck from what’s holding you back from living in alignment with your heart, mind and values.
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In this episode, I talk with Francis Piche, who has made it his life’s work to focus on resilience and mindset. I love the definition he shares, that resilience isn’t necessarily about “bouncing back” after adversity, but rather, it’s about how you “bounce forward”. We all have an opportunity to choose our response to what curveballs life throws at us, and mindset, along with the framework of tools will help you to get there. Francis shares many aspects of how to bring more resilience into your life and the power that it can have on you, including how to attain lasting happiness. At a time that the world is craving healing, it feels like we are all going to be put to the test of our own resilience, so this feels like a timely, and timeless, topic.
To join the Journey Forward Facebook group where you can receive daily meditations and mindfulness tools with Joree:
To learn more about Francis:
Francis Piché is the host of The Resilience Element Show that explores how individuals can follow their heart to accomplish their dreams despite delay and adversity encountered along the way.
Raised in Quebec, Francis began cutting his teeth in sales at just 8-years-old by going door-to-door selling products for charities and fundraisers. Pounding the pavement pounded into Francis a love for connecting with people and fueled his meteoric rise to top sales performer status at multiple international corporations, including Xerox.
Soon after, Francis realized sales teams driven by numbers and dollar signs alone resulted in individuals who felt defined by numbers and disillusioned by signs of despair. Refusing to believe that making massive money and having huge happiness must exist in opposition, Francis embarked on a journey to discover the key element to sustained and sustainable satisfaction in life. His answer? The Resilience Element.
Hoping to share his resilience revelation with the world and help others discover it for themselves, Francis created The Resilience Element Show. Each episode contains inspiring and entertaining interviews with celebrities and remarkable leaders as they explore the ups, downs, do’s and don’ts on the journey to following your heart and making it big.
https://theresilienceelement.com – Website. Complimentary Quick Start Guide Available
https://www.facebook.com/theresilienceelement/ – The Resilience Element FB Page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/159371571259999/ – The Resilience Element Documentary Community
I believe that we are being called upon by the Universe to slow down and reflect upon how we’ve been living our lives, and choose a new, more intentional way of being. For some, this is like a gift of time; for others, it’s been the very thing they’ve been living distractedly and defending against. Regardless, now is the time to face what’s hard to face, and choose how we can best be during these uncertain times. In this episode, I talk about the various aspects of how to integrate tools of acceptance, allowing, being present (and more!), and how these are the very tools to get us all through these universal challenges we are facing as a humanity.
If you are needing extra support right now, please email me at [email protected]
Some links I mention in the episode:
Link to join my Journey Forward Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173854486658557/?hc_location=ufi
Link to my KTLA tv spot talking about Disaster Anxiety: https://ktla.com/morning-news/dealing-with-disaster-anxiety-with-therapist-joree-rose/
In light of the coronavirus, this is going to be the first of many episodes in which I’ll be offering you tools to manage your overwhelming emotions at this time of unprecedented worldwide pandemic and self-quarantining.
It’s only natural for us all to be experiencing some degree of anxiety, fear, sadness, loss, confusion, overwhelm during this time. There is so much unknown, there are so many plans that we’ve had to cancel or postpone, there is loneliness, isolation and of course our emotions will be along for the ride. Having tools to know what to do when these emotions start to take over will be more helpful now than ever. In this episode, I interview psychotherapist Hilary Jacobs Hendel who guides us through a framework known as the change triangle to map where our emotions are, and how to notice when our inhibitory emotions (such as anxiety, shame and guilt) or defensive emotions (such as depression, resistance, addiction, denial, etc…) are blocking us from feeling our core emotions (joy, sadness, fear, anger, disgust or excitement). I also add the framework of mindfulness for how we can name our emotions to be able to calm our brain and body.
To learn more about Hilary and her work: Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW, takes the complex world of emotions and makes them easy to understand and work with for greater peace, calm and confidence. She is the developer of the Change Triangle tool for emotional health. Hilary is also the author of the award-winning self-help book on emotions called, “It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self” (Random House, 2018). She is a certified psychoanalyst and AEDP psychotherapist and supervisor. She has published articles in The New York Times, TIME, Oprah, Salon, and professional journals. Hilary also consulted on the psychological development of characters on AMC’s Mad Men. Hilary’s blog on emotions and how to use them for wellbeing is read worldwide. For more FREE resources on emotions and emotional health, visit: www.hilaryjacobshendel.com
Instagram: Hilary Jacobs Hendel
The Change Triangle YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxRHckyznerWhoSkPBozgfA
Order It’s Not Always Depression: Working the Change Triangle to Listen to the Body, Discover Core Emotions, and Connect to Your Authentic Self (Random House, 2018): https://www.amazon.com/Its-Not-Always-Depression-Authentic/dp/0399588140/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1571581643&sr=8-1
In this episode, Andrew Nance talks about his passion for bringing mindful creative play to kids in schools. With a previous long-term career in theater, Andrew has developed programs to bring into schools teaching mindfulness through various aspects of the creative arts. He explains ways that parents can incorporate some of these practices with their kids at home, and the benefits received through the creative process for tapping into their emotions, their breath and their body. Every kid (and parent!) could learn how to utilize these tools for not only emotional regulation, but to deepen one’s own self-awareness, presence and creativity. This is really a beautiful episode!
Andrew’s Bio: Andrew Nance is the Founder and Lead Trainer for Mindful Arts San Francisco (MASF). Additionally, he offers trainings and assemblies around the globe for libraries, schools, and school districts to provide the principles of mindfulness to students and staff. His mindfulness training comes from Mindful Schools, Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Omega and Esalen. A graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, for almost two decades, he was the Conservatory Director of The New Conservatory Theatre Center, providing educational theater experiences for thousands of Bay Area youth and adults.
He is the author of four Mindfulness books, the popular PUPPY MIND, & MINDFUL ARTS in the CLASSROOM, THE LION IN ME, is published by Parallax Press. THE BAREFOOT KING is ready for pre-order (Shambhala /Bala Books. Release date, MAY 2020). Contact him at: [email protected]
Learn more at:www.mindfulartssf.org
Yeah!! This episode marks my 1st full year complete of having my podcast and I wanted to do not only an episode of reflection, but of some of the roadblocks that I’ve overcome to reach and accomplish my goals over the past year. I could have had so many things stopping me: not being ready, not knowing how, feeling self-doubt, or believing old stories of “I can’t do that.” And I chose to look past all of those and instead focus on my vision, my passion and my impact I could make on others by providing an outlet for my voice. So as you listen, I ask you to reflect on your past year, make note of your accomplishments and what you are grateful for. And then, coming from that positive mindset, ask yourself what your roadblocks are moving forward, and let those simply be moments to pause and gain clarity, rather than stop and lose momentum. I believe in you! You got this!! (Whatever this may be…) 🙂
And for being a loyal listener, I’m offering a free gift of my online course titled Redefine Yourself – it is a short, 7 session course, each only about 5 minutes long, that guides you through uncovering where you are stuck in your life (whether it be outdated habits, unskillful patterns or old limiting belief systems) and walks you through a framework of cultivating deeper awareness and compassion in shifting your relationship to what’s holding you back. Then, you will connect with your values as the basis for intention setting in creating a lasting path towards change.
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How often are you so busy with the minutiae of your life that you feel like you are missing out on what is most important? Life is not going to slow down on it’s own, so it’s up to us to find ways to beat the busyness of everyday life with managing careers, parenting, relationships, the house, self-care…the list goes on! Well, thankfully Tonya Dalton has written the new book The Joy of Missing Out in which she has created frameworks and systems as life hacks to not only save us time, but allow for more joy. Everyone needs these tools!
Learn more about Tonya: Tonya Dalton is a productivity expert, author, speaker and founder of inkWELL Press Productivity Co, a company centered around productivity tools and training. She released her book, The Joy of Missing Out, with Harper Collins in the fall of 2019, which has been named a top ten business book of the year by Fortune Magazine.
Tonya’s messages about business management, productivity, and the pursuit of passion have impacted thousands and inspired her to launch her podcast, Productivity Paradox which has surpassed more than a million downloads. Her podcast regularly ranks in the top 50 of all business management podcasts on Apple Podcasts.
Tonya has been featured on Real Simple, Entrepreneur, Inc., Apartment Therapy, Lauren Conrad, and Fast Company among other places. Tonya has received the Enterprising Woman of the Year Award and has been named North Carolina’s Female Entrepreneur to Watch by The Ladders.
The Joy of Missing Out book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R4T8YVQ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1Tonya Dalton Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tonya.i.dalton/Tonya Dalton
inkWELL Press Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/inkwellpress/
inkWELL Press Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/inkwellpress/
In this week’s episode, I’m talking with my fiance, John Schinnerer, about some of the ways to have the Ultimate Relationship. We have recently launched our couple’s coaching package, and of course, are super excited about our retreat coming up in Costa Rica, Sept. 12-19, 2020. We are going to be doing multiple episodes together, but in this first one, we start off talking about the tools of capitalization (matching your partner’s positive good energy), making repair attempts, and tools for effective communication. Be sure to stay tuned for our upcoming episodes together, and if you want to work with us, or hold your spot for our retreat, click here: www.theultimaterelationship.com
To learn more about John: www.theevolvedcaveman.com
Or follow on IG: @theevolvedcaveman
This interview with John Shearer comes all the way from Australia, where he shares his inspirational story of his journey towards lasting wellness, and now how he is MAD (making a difference!). Many years ago, he got into an accident that left him with many physical injuries, deep mental suffering, and even shock treatments to help with his suicidality. A chance visit by an old friend changed his life forever on Mental Health Day in 1997. This led John to a “spiritual awakening” where he realized that he didn’t have to believe the prognosis that all the doctors had given him that he’d never be able to work again or go off meds. Mindfulness provided him what he never thought he could have – his life back. And he has now dedicated his life to providing others the tools to live their best, healthiest life.
John’s Bio: John Shearer is an Australian Mindfulness Master, Intuitive Life Coach, Peer Support Specialist, Hypnotherapist and ACT Therapist. (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) He has vast experience coaching, teaching and mentoring people (including youth), especially those who have been diagnosed with more serious mental ‘illness’. Over 1 million people ‘like’ his facebook pages, Mindfulness Mentor and Spiritual Mentor. He is the founder of mindfullyMAD.org (mindfully Making A Difference) and the Mindfulness Mentoring Institute.
Connect with John:
Alright ladies – this one is for you! I could have talked to Alexandra Solomon for hours – no wait, make that days!! We cover so much juiciness in this episode about all things relationships, sex, and even how to talk to your kids about sex. I absolutely love when I come across brilliant people, putting forth amazing work, in a relatable and attainable way, and Alexandra is the real deal! Highlighting her new book, Taking Sexy Back, we focus a lot of how women can embrace themselves and their sexuality in a healthy, positive, and fun way. And teaser…you’ll want to listen all the way through to the end…there’s talk about the clitoris that I promise you, you won’t want to miss!
Alexandra’s bio: Dr. Alexandra H. Solomon is the author of Taking Sexy Back: How to Own Your Sexuality and Create the Relationships You Want (New Harbinger; February 2, 2020) and Loving Bravely: Twenty Lessons of Self-Discovery to Help You Get the Love You Want (New Harbinger, 2017), as well as the author of articles and chapters for leading academic journals and books in the field of marriage and family. She is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University, a lecturer in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University and a licensed clinical psychologist at The Family Institute at Northwestern University. Dr. Solomon maintains a psychotherapy practice for individual adults and couples, teaches and trains marriage and family therapy graduate students, and teaches the internationally renowned undergraduate course, “Building Loving and Lasting Relationships: Marriage 101.” Dr. Solomon is a highly sought-after speaker who works with groups including the United States Military Academy at West Point, Microsoft, and The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, and she is frequently asked to talk about love, sex, and marriage with such media outlets as The Today Show, O Magazine, The Atlantic, Vogue, and Scientific American.
FB: Dr. Alexandra Solomon
You guys – this is seriously an inspirational conversation I had with Brianna Bernard. She was a week postpartum with her son, having gained over 75 pounds in her pregnancy, when she realized she needed to make a massive change in her life. Through inspiration and then taking action, over the next few years, she lost over a 100 pounds, got divorced, became a personal trainer, is a happy single mom, and even made it into People’s magazine yearly issue on people who’ve lost over 100lbs. What she gained, is so much more than what she lost, and it is such an inspiration to hear her journey forward of perseverance and finding herself – her power, her joy, her sense of self, her career and her strength.
Brianna’s bio: After gaining 70 pounds during her pregnancy, Brianna Bernard’s weight escalated to 245 pounds. With a newborn baby and a failing marriage at home, find out how Brianna took control of her life, changed her habits and mindset and lost 100 pounds in one year, launched a successful fitness business and created the life of her dreams!
How is the emotional conditioning that came about in our first 6 years of our lives determining the lens through which we see the world through today? When we can unwind that conditioning from our early childhood that did not serve us, we can create transformation today and allow ourselves to deeply connect to our true essence. In this interview with Ashley Avinashi, who created Raising Humanity, which is an international organization created transformative healing for parents to return to their best selves, we talk about how we can heal our inner child so we can show up fully and whole. She has created this community and transformations, even for adults who are not parents themselves, but are in need of healing. In our state of challenged humanity right now, this is both powerful and necessary for our collective healing.
Ashley is a certified as coach practitioner and in conscious parenting, as well as transpersonal therapy, along with a best-selling author of the book, Ignite Your Parenting.
Learn more at www.raisinghumanity.com
We all wear masks. And for different reasons. But at what point are our masks no longer able to hide what we are really feeling? Who is it that we are really hiding from? Ourselves, or the rest of the world? In this emotional, powerful and compelling interview with Ashanti Branch, founder of the Ever Forward Club, he talks about his journey from a middle school teacher to finding his purpose connecting with inner city youth to help them not only feel heard and seen but to give them the courage to look beneath their masks and even the courage to remove it. He’s committed to the #100kmasks challenge to help people over 100,000 people all over the world remove their masks. Are you ready to look beneath yours?
Ashanti’s bio: Mr. Branch, born and raised by a single mother on welfare in Oakland, California, took the road less traveled to get out of the ghetto and attended one of California’s premier engineering colleges, California Polytechnic – San Luis Obispo. Ashanti studied Civil Engineering and worked as a construction project manager in his first career. After tutoring struggling students and realizing his true passion was teaching, Mr. Branch changed careers. He had suddenly found the “fire” that was missing in his life and he hoped to ignite a similar enthusiasm in his young students.
In 2004 as a first year teacher, Ashanti started The Ever Forward Club to provide a support group for African American and Latino males, who were not achieving to the level of their potential. Since then, The Ever Forward Club has grown to serve both young men and women and become a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Ever Forward Club has helped 100% of its members to graduate high school and 93% of them have gone on to attend college.
With over 19 years mentoring youth and 10 of those years as a math teacher educating inner city youth, Ashanti was awarded with a Fulbright Exchange Fellowship to India, a Rotary Club Cultural Ambassadorial Fellowship to Mexico and a 2010 Teacher of the Year Award from the Alameda-Contra Costa County Math Educators.
Mr. Branch is on a mission to change the way that students interact with their education and the way schools interact with students.
Learn more about EverForward: https://everforwardclub.org
And watch this video on how people are becoming aware of their masks : https://youtu.be/ETI2cNgAoaw
We all move too fast. We all are on autopilot. We often don’t know how to slow down. And the impact of these habits or patterns is that we miss out on our own lives. We miss out on what’s going on around us and what’s happening inside of us. How we relate to what we are experiencing, impacts the experience itself. In this interview, with an old friend of mine, Cory Muscara, talks about the implication on our health, happiness and ability to be present when we practice the tools of mindfulness and meditation.
Cory’s bio: Cory Muscara is an international speaker and teacher on the topics of presence and well-being. He believes that when people are deeply fulfilled, they are a better force in the world for other beings, the environment, and their communities. For several years he taught mindfulness-based leadership at Columbia University and currently serves as an assistant instructor of positive psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2012, Cory spent 6 months in silence living as a monk in Burma, meditating 14+ hours per day, and now aims to bring these teachings to people in a practical and usable way, presenting to schools, organizations and healthcare systems, as well as through workshops and retreats for the general public. Named by Dr. Oz as one of the nation’s leading experts on mindfulness, his meditations have now been heard more than 10 million times in over 100 countries. Cory is host of the popular daily podcast, Practicing Human, and the author of Stop Missing Your Life: How to Be Deeply Present in an Un-Present World.
Joree guides you through how to let your shit go in preparation for not just the new year, but the new decade. She guides you to reflect back on not only 2019, but the whole decade, and take a compassionate look at what isn’t serving you and what you need to release in order to allow you to bring into your life what you need to live fully and authentically in the new year to come. The best way Joree has found to let her shit go is to create ritual and practice; after meditation, write down the things that you want to let go of and release it to the Universe. Tune into this inspirational episode to prepare you for this New Year.
And if you want extra guidance and tools to continue to Journey Forward in the new year, check out what Joree is offering with her online coaching, courses and retreats.
In this interview with Rob Kandell, he shares how his journey has led him to coach men in how evolve and break from the outdated rhetoric and socialization in which they’ve been modeled. He’s showing men how to live up to the bar that their women are raising for them. From understanding the culture of entitlement that men historically and culturally have had, you can see how it’s negatively impacted the quality of healthy relationships. If you are in a relationship with a man, or you are a man who seeks to be in a healthy and effective relationship, then this interview is worth your time.
Rob’s Bio: Robert Kandell is an interpersonal communication expert, speaker, podcaster and the author of the bestselling book, unHIDDEN: A Book for Men and Those Confused by Them. Since 2002, Robert’s mission has been to help people find themselves and use their internal power to live their best lives. He has helped thousands of students up-level their communication, leading them to live more balanced, energized, connected and purposeful lives.Robert is a veteran of many worlds, having moved seamlessly from corporate America and the startup world, to becoming an authority in the personal development sphere, to building an international 8-figure business and authoring a bestselling book. He is the host of the podcast, Tuff Love, where he puts his compassionate, hard-hitting insight to work helping people move forward in their lives with clarity. He has been described as “part football coach, part loving dad and part slightly crazed drill sergeant”. His style is challenging, fraternal, highly rewarding, and definitely not for the faint-hearted.
Website & Social Media Links:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kandellconsulting / https://www.facebook.com/robert.kandell Twitter: https://twitter.com/Robertkandell @RobertkandellInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/robert.kandell/ @robert.kandell
You are the expert on yourself and when you realize that you’re not wrong, in the eyes of others or yourself, everything shifts. Despite a history of trauma, and 2 death experiences, Angelina Lombardo shares her courageous journey in how she healed and used her awareness to shift how she moves through the world, and how that ultimately has led to her personal and professional successes. This compelling interview demonstrates how to truly never give up, and how through healing and perseverance, your awakening – both literal and spiritual – will guide you to your highest self.
Angelina’s Bio: Angelina Lombardo is a bestselling author, relationship and trauma expert, and the “entrepreneur whisperer.” She specializes in helping people identify, refine, and accomplish their dreams by combining her unique skills as a spiritual leader, business maven, coach, and healer. Through a diverse journey, both practical and mystical, Angelina has leveraged experience as a chef, midwife, and builder of several successful businesses in her coaching and leadership career. She is a heart-centered hustla’, driven to bring about positive change on the personal, local, and global levels – all while living into each connected moment.
Having spent the last twenty-eight years as an entrepreneur, she knows not only the ins and outs of building and managing a successful business, but also how to integrate and align that business with her heart and soul. She’s discovered how best to position her businesses as complementary components of her successful and fulfilling life, and is a natural conduit for sharing those lessons with her family, friends, and clients.
As a trauma-informed coach, she’s acquired the kind of expertise that can only be gained by going through fire, which informs her work at every level. Through sacred, radical leadership, and a results-oriented approach, she balances her effective process with a knack for tailoring her guidance specifically for each unique individual she interacts with.
Everything in the world is energy and we have the capacity to either lean into the energy around us, and have it propel us in our lives or our businesses for the better, or we can be victim and think the world is just happening to us. But when you realize the power you have in shifting your relationship to the energy, you gain control of your life. In this interview with Tamara Arnold, she shares how listening to the messages she was receiving is what allowed her to get out of her “depression chair” and harness her awareness and energy into doing one thing each day to make her life better today than it was yesterday.
Tamara’s bio: Tamara Arnold is a three time International Best Selling Author, Mamapreneur, Mental Health Advocate, Energy Reader and Spiritual Badass. Creator of the Own Your
Intuitive podcast, and founder of The Chakra Business Academy, Tamara helps empaths, healers and coaches create space within themselves to hold success so they can make a bigger impact on the world with their stardust.
Through her work, Tamara teaches her clients how to remove blocks, stop self sabotage, and gain clarity in each energy center in the body.
Tamara lives in St. Catharines, Ontario with her husband, four kids, chihuahua Lily and black cat Salem. She loves New Kids on the Block and is a huge YA fantasy novel book nerd.
Social media links:
Tamara is happy to offer a free copy of my book The Magical Business Method if that works for you. It ties into the energy of the chakras and how to use them in business. Www.tamaraarnold.ca/freebook
In this episode of Journey Forward, Joree interviews Kelsey Abbot – an instigator of joy!! We talk about the ways to embrace your uniqueness, how to not need to fit the mold of what others expect of you, and embrace your awesome authenticity. And when you can quiet your inner critic’s negative energy, and instead transform your inner critic to be your inner superhero, you can transform your relationship yourself and ultimately find your awesome!
Kelsey’s Bio: Kelsey Abbott is a Confidence Coach & Instigator of Joy, writer, speaker and host of the Find Your Awesome podcast. She helps spiritual adventurers remember who they are and why they’re here so they can uplevel with ease. She helps them learn to really truly love themselves, shed the shoulds, embrace their own unique greatness and SPARKLE.
Kelsey studied at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (IPEC) where she
earned certifications as a Certified Professional Coach, Energy Leadership
Master Practitioner and COR.E Performance coach. She also studied at the
Applied Neuroscience Institute, earning her NeuroPositive Certificate in using neuroscience to change how the brain processes challenges.
Before becoming a Confidence Coach, Kelsey was a nationally-recognized science writer and
marine biologist, working in DC, Seattle, Hawaii and Barbados, training
dolphins and studying killer whales in the process. A competitive swimmer for
most of her life, Kelsey transitioned to triathlons where she now competes at the national and international level.
After a decade in Maine and 16 months of traveling around the U.S. in a small camper, Kelsey now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and dog.
The Find Your Awesome Podcast:https://www.kelseyabbott.com/podcast
During the holiday season, especially Thanksgiving, it’s often more heightened in our awareness to be grateful. It is after all, a holiday all about giving thanks. But what about a gratitude practice all year round? Or more importantly, living in thanks?? Generally as soon as Black Friday comes around, we are rushing to buy more of what we probably don’t need and have forgotten about appreciating what we already have. In this episode, Joree talks about the power of gratitude and suggests ways to embody it as a daily practice, beyond the holiday season.
In case you don’t know what to be grateful for, here’s some suggestions: https://www.dropbox.com/s/alxgcz7dkqspkzp/100%20things%20to%20be%20grateful%20for.docx?dl=0
I love this conversation with Michael O’Brien in which he shares his journey forward after having been in a bad biking accident when he was 33 years old, and how this woke him up to live on purpose. His subsequent positive mindset created a shift all areas of his life and career. (And so fun that I got to share the meaning of the number 33, and its power in numerology, which fits so well into the big picture of his story!) He turned this hardship into triumph and inspires others through his coaching.
Michael’s Bio: Michael O’Brien is the Chief Shift Officer at Peloton Coaching. He has a unique mixture of “in the trenches” executive healthcare leadership expertise and an inspirational story that he calls his Last Bad Day story. It helped him shift his perspective on what is possible at work and in life.
Today he elevates successful corporate leaders and their teams by preventing bad moments from turning into bad days and has shared his story with TEDx, ABC, Entrepreneur, Fast Company and with companies like Novartis, Pfizer, and Brother International.
Michael’s a strong male ally for women’s leadership and empowerment causes. He’s the first male President of a Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association chapter and gives all the proceeds of this award-winning, best-selling memoir, Shift: Creating Better Tomorrows to World Bicycle Relief. They help girls conquer the challenge of distance by providing mobility and access to education, healthcare, and the market.
Also, here is a link to his new book, My Last Bad Day: https://www.mylastbadday.com/get-your-copy
It’s a great holiday gift and you can use the code: “Shift” to get a break on the S & H. The actual book is free.
In this compelling interview, Orlando Bowen shares the ultimate courage in his journey forward as he shows the true power of forgiveness. Having used his professional football career as a platform for creating positive change in conversation with the police force and the community, he found himself brutally attacked by an off duty officer, threatened his life, ruining his football career, and ultimately lead him to his true life’s mission. His inspiring story begs you to question how you can, or have the possibility to, truly practice forgiveness and choose compassion over hate.
Orlando’s bio: Orlando Bowen M.Sc., B.Sc.
Orlando Bowen’s mission is to inspire people to be GameChangers in the lives of others. GameChangers influence the path, perspective or possibilities for others and inspire people to see beyond their circumstances as they pursue excellence.
Orlando has been motivating corporate audiences for years through keynotes and through his role of founder and Executive Director of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization. He equips people to get off the sidelines and become GameChangers in business and life.
Orlando has been recognized for his work by; Being awarded a QUEEN’S DIAMOND JUBILEE MEDAL, a national HARRY JEROME AWARD, a national CANADIAN YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD and is the feature of a nationally televised W-5 documentary entitled Personal Foul.
To book Orlando for company/organization keynotes and workshops, please visit www.orlandobowen.com/booking/
To inquire about school programming, please visit www.onevoiceoneteam.org
As prompted by the recent wildfires raging through CA, I have been speaking a lot about how parents can talk to their kids about how to manage difficult emotions. It’s a typical parenting response to say, “Oh don’t worry – everything is going to be fine,” and when parents say that to their kid, they fail to connect compassionately with their child, and completely overlook what their child is feeling. The last thing a child is going to do is not worry just because you told them not to worry. This episode is full of valuable information on how you can learn a new set of effective, compassionate parenting tools so you can communicate with your child in a way that makes them feel seen, heard and validated.
If this spoke to you, I’d love to hear a comment in the reviews. And I recently was on KTLA morning news talking about this very topic. Here’s a link to my complete segment: https://ktla.com/2019/11/03/dealing-with-disaster-anxiety-with-therapist-joree-rose/
If you’re in a relationship, you need to listen to this conversation. Jen Elmquist imparts so much wisdom regarding how to thrive in your relationship, how your relationship will grow, evolve and change over the course of its life, and how you can help prevent it from becoming stagnant. Also, make sure you tune in until the end; Jen shares her framework on the different stages that relationships go through – which is something I think everyone can relate to – and when we are armed with this information, the better we can navigate the unknown waters ahead.
Throughout two decades of professional experience, Jen Elmquist, LMFT has established the ability to motivate and transform individuals, couples, and audiences of all ages. By tapping into her background in communications, media, and mental health, she develops and delivers innovative, outcome-based programs to generate positive learning environments and enhanced personal growth.
Jen’s work includes teaching, coaching and therapy for adults and adolescents in clinical, corporate and educational settings, along with a specialization in couple relationships. She is an AAMFT Nationally Approved Supervisor and an Adjunct Faculty member at Saint Mary’s University, Graduate School of Health and Human Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She currently provides consulting services out of her company, Restoration Productions.
In 2017 Jen launched her first book, Relationship Reset: Secrets from a Couples Therapist that will Revolutionize Your Love for a Lifetime which received a Benjamin Franklin award from the Independent Book Publishers Association.
I absolutely love a conversation in which I’m inspired to start taking action towards change! And better yet – I love it when it’s fresh, new info presented in an attainable, straightforward manner. Irene is full of such simplistic wisdom, including how to use mindfulness as a practice into healthy eating and ultimately creating a healthy life. And the best part of her frameworks from which she teaches?? Food is not the first thing to create awareness around!! Tune in to find out how to start creating lasting, healthy change right now!
Connect with Irene:
www.irenepace.ca (complimentary book download from here!)
Irene Pace is a Registered Dietitian, author, and speaker with over 15 years of experience helping people like you make the changes that matter most. With her confident, easy style, she’ll empower you to see and leverage the skills you already have to improve your eating, your body, and your life.
From advanced clinical work at a lead trauma hospital to helping coach hundreds of women online with a world-class Precision Nutrition, Irene’s unique cross-industry experience shines through in her simple yet effective, practical approach.
She’ll cut through the obstacles and confusion holding you back, and shape a clear path from eating struggle to serenity!
This conversation with Erin Kreitz Shirey is so full of inspiration as she talks about what it means to be an Inspirator! This word made up by her young daughter, means to have inspiration and be a motivator in one! With a background in fitness and wellness, Erin brings these tools to all the women she works with, to help empower others to be their best selves! As she says, the inner work transforms the outer work, in all that we do, and know that you are the magic ticket for all the changes you want to make! Erin encourages others to get comfortably uncomfortable so you can start to create change, to step into your bliss.
Find out more about Erin at: erinkreitzshirey.com
This conversation is with the amazing and insightful Silvy Khoucasian, who imparts beautiful wisdom and tools on how to create effective and healthy relationships. Bringing her personal experience of being raised within two different cultures along with being an introvert and sensitive person, she, along with her training, uses an intuitive approach to help couples connect, be vulnerable and thrive. A big focus of our conversation is on boundaries, and Silvy highlights invaluable tools that any couple can implement as soon as they’re done listening. And the title of this episode highlights one of my most favorite awarenesses that I learned while in my couple’s therapy, and this shift in language is the #1 thing that can impact your thinking and communication.
Silvy Khoucasian earned her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute, and her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Silvy was born in Saudi Arabia and immigrated to the United States at the age of 4 years from Syria with her immediate family. Silvy also has a rich background in the theatrical arts as well as in film production. She has always been drawn to the field of Psychology and continues to learn from those she admires in the field. She currently works as a relationship coach and supports singles and couples by offering them practical tools for the real world.
Silvy’s boundaries program: https://bryanreeves.com/boundaries-silvy/
Silvy’s Instagram link :https://www.instagram.com/silvykhoucasian/
I love this conversation with Jayne Williams! Tune into our talk about how to change your health and your body, starting with mindfulness awareness. She gives super helpful information including the 5 foods to bring into your diet that will naturally improve your gut health.
Jayne Williams, C.H.H.C, A.A.D.P, N.L.C
Jayne is a Certified Integrative Health and Nutrition Expert and long-time advocate of health and nutrition. Having suffered for many years with gut and stress related issues, Jayne empowered herself to learn everything she could to get healthy and, in turn, has made it her life’s work to help others to do the same. She now helps her clients improve their health in a clear-cut attainable approach, by gradually introducing healthy eating habits and living practices specific to their body and lifestyle. Most importantly, she works with each client to create a personalized plan of action that supports both their short and long term health goals.
Jayne is a former fitness instructor, journalist and served as the CEO of the American Red Cross in South Central Connecticut overseeing various health care programs and classes. She received her training from The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Jayne is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University, is ACE Trainer Certified, Nutritious Life Certified, and has an additional Certification in Gut Health.
Originally from Connecticut, Jayne now lives in Orlando, Florida with her daughter and husband.
Tune into a fun and enlightening conversation with Emily King, a wealth and abundant coach, who shares the tools on how to use your power of mindset, and a bit of woo-woo, to bring into your life what you most want.
Emily King is a wealth & abundance coach and founder of The Rich Woman. Since 2015 she’s worked with 100’s of women to help them create a loving relationship with money so they can massively increase their income and their impact!
She’s a self-proclaimed money manifesting master and she’s on a mission to help women across the world live their best ever “Rich Woman” lives – a life of financial freedom, fulfillment and fun.
When she’s not coaching her tribe of Rich Women, you can find her hiking the trails with her hubby and their miniature wiener dog, Charles.
Learn more at: https://www.therichwoman.ca
Part two! Additional tips for being a more mindful parent!
For more resources in mindful parenting – including Joree’s books and her Patient Parenting online class, visit www.joreerose.com.
September not only is self-care awareness month, but as all kids are now back in school, it’s a time for parents to reground and center themselves in preparation for the busyness that the school year brings. Parents have really great intentions, but often poor execution as they lack the tools to parent effectively to the kid they have, not the one they hoped, wished, or thought they had. Joree delves into tools to help parents parent effectively and compassionately.
To check out her booklet, Take A Mindful Minute, which offers parents and kids the opportunity to build a joint mindfulness practice, click here to download if for free: https://joreerose.com/download-free-booklet/
I’m talking about sex again!! In this conversation with Faith Harper, we talk about sex, intimacy, trauma, relationships and everything in between! Faith is not only an expert in the field of sex and therapy, but she normalizes all human behavior and frames it in a way that is so fun to talk about (she says the F-word a lot!). If you want to be able to show up more authentically in your relationships, and more importantly, with yourself, you’ve got to work through your shit.
Dr. Faith Harper is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Board Supervisor in the State of Texas, with postdoctoral certifications in Nutrition (ACN) and Sexology (ACS). She is the bestselling author of UNFUCK YOUR BRAIN, as well as a continuing series of books on various topics within mental health, from Microcosm Publishing. Dr. Harper presented at the TedX conference in San Antonio in 2013 on the topic of “Shame, Sex, and Silence.” A (mostly) complete record of her work can be found at www.theintimacydr.com
In this titillating conversation with writer and sex researcher Melanie Curtin, we talk about all things sex. Her research has uncovered some trends that you’ll want to know about – whether you’re a man or a woman – and how you can learn some ways of communicating with your partner to have a pleasurable and connecting sex life. Definitely don’t miss this episode!!
Melanie Curtin is a sex researcher with a Master’s from Stanford. She uses data to help men and couples communicate about sex with one another so they can have hotter sex, more frequently. Melanie is also a columnist at Inc., where her pieces have garnered over 10 million pageviews worldwide, and she has been published or seen on TODAY, HuffPost, Forbes, Business Insider, The New York Observer, and more.
You can find Melanie at: http://www.melaniecurtin.com
And she’s made a promo code for the Journey Forward tribe called JOURNEYFORWARD. It’s for $100 off the course (which is $497)! Find out more in her website
In this interview with Marci Nevin, we talk all things health, nutrition, fitness, healing yourself, mindfulness, self-discovery and all that evolves when we are on that path towards growth. When we are unhappy in our own lives and bodies, it can be easy to use food and exercise to feel better about yourself, though that may only solve a very small piece of where we are stuck.
Marci’s bio: Marci is a health and wellness coach in Northern California. For the past 12 years she has worked with clients both in person and online, empowering them to rewrite the stories that no longer serve them and overcome the limiting beliefs that hold them back from becoming the best versions of themselves.
From a young age, Marci struggled with poor body image and low self worth, which manifested as disordered eating and exercise addiction later in life. She was always searching for something outside herself to make her feel whole and complete, not realizing that what she really needed was within her all along.
As a result, she developed and autoimmune disease and additional health issues that compromised her quality of life. After years of struggling to get answers through traditional doctors, she began the journey of learning how to heal her body, mind, and spirit holistically.
Today, Marci believes that self care, stress management, and daily mindset practices, along with proper nutrition and intelligent strength training, are at the foundation of people becoming their most authentic selves. She is passionate about sharing these tools to help others heal from their struggles so they can live balanced, fulfilled lives.
You can find more of Marci’s work and learn about her services at www.marcinevinfitness.com and on Instagram @marcinevin
I have to say, this is one of my favorite conversations! Kylie and I talk about all things awareness, spirituality, getting unstuck, alignment, existential crises…and so much more.
Kylie McBeath is the Co-Founder & Chief Visionary of digital wellness community, Zura Health, a Certified Holistic Health Coach, Co-Host of the Zura Health Podcast, Speaker & Writer. She is a multi-passionate, creative being whose mission on this planet is to empower women (and men) with the tools, support, wisdom, and resources they need to live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Ultimately, her mission is to raise the consciousness of the entire planet through a higher health & emotional IQ!
Even though I recently did an episode on self-compassion, I wanted to delve in deeper because I see it as a place where many people get – and stay – stuck. My goal and purpose in the work that I do is to help you get unstuck from all the habits, patterns, mindsets, old stories or outdated belief systems that are getting in the way of you living your best life. I believe it’s your birthright to be happy, and I want to help guide you there!
Additional tools I’m offering for self-compassion:
Miraval Retreat Tucson, AZ Sept. 8-11, 2019 – https://joreerose.com/retreats/tucson-2019/
Miraval Retreat Austin, TX Oct. 13-16, 2019 – https://joreerose.com/retreats/austin-2019/
If you want to download my Top 10 Tools for Self-Compassion that you can immediately begin to implement, click here: https://joreerose.com/free-10tips
And lastly, if you haven’t already, join my exclusive Facebook group, Journey Forward: https://www.facebook.com/groups/173854486658557/
Tune into a fun and insightful interview with Kate Moyer, a yoga therapist, who combines modalities of yoga and mindfulness to heal others. Whether it be old traumas and/or physical pain, or other emotional triggers, we can tune into the mind/body connection and observe how all our shit shows up and often gets stuck in the body. With this awareness, the healing and release can begin.
Kate Moyer, E-RYT & C-IAYT also trained in Trauma Sensitive Yoga & Mindfulness based Self-Compassion, has taught yoga for the last 12 years with 4 of those years focusing on group and individual yoga therapy. Her passion is to help people connect their mind and body to promote balance and healing. Kate tailors every session to the individual needs of the client and teaches tools to help with stress and its effects on the mind and body. She believes that anyone can learn to be calm and relaxed with practice.
Free Gifts for you from Kate:
- If you subscribe to the ABC’s of Happy you will receive a FREE guide to mindful living
- If you use discount code: Journey Forward you will receive $5 off of any purchase from the ABC’s of Happy. This includes products, private sessions, and online classes. (minimum purchase of $10; one time use per customer)
- Kate would like to invite listeners to join any ‘Waking up Together’ online meditation/relaxation class for FREE. All you have to do is choose what date you’d like to join (Sunday’s at 8 p.m. CT) then email Kate the date, your name, and that you are a Journey Forward listener.
- Kate invites you to be a part of the ABC’s of Happy private Facebook group where she hosts a live talk/meditation on the letter from the ABC’s of Happy she is currently practicing.
I love understanding myself, others, relationships, dynamics…you name it! I also love having a framework for having ways to delve deeper into ourselves, to ultimately know ourselves, and what drives our motivations, patterns of behavior or our deeper drives. This fun, enlightening and informative conversation with Pam Johnson gave me great insight into all the above, and even more so, how this knowledge can aid not only in our healing, but help guide us in our journey forward.
Pam’s Bio: Pam Johnson is a Conscious Community Leader, Life Leadership Coach and Speaker who helps individuals make sense of their reality (themselves, their teams – even their families) using Enneagram wisdom. The Enneagram is a personality map of consciousness that illuminates autopilot patterns. At a deeper level she helps people to stop bulldozing their dreams and start accessing and using their intuition to direct their lives into living in alignment with their highest values. This allows us to wake up, show up and “Transform on Purpose” becoming CEO’s of our own lives. Pam has been featured in the “Give Love” documentary and “Your Healthy Living Radio Show”. Pam leads individuals through group coaching programs (Become the CEO of your LIFE), individual group coaching programs (SoulPATH), mentors coaches (The Deep Coaching Institute) and Conscious Community Circles (The Deep Living Institute).”
Three opportunities to work with Pam this fall:
October: “Become the CEO of your LIFE”: https://tinyurl.com/y5gbh332 (Remote Group coaching program – by application only)
October: Deep Living Circle: https://tinyurl.com/yye69byf (In person conscious community circle – limited spaces available)
September: SoulPATH: https://tinyurl.com/y6dkle5a (1:1 coaching program)
Click here to receive free audio on discovering your enneagram type!
Join in the conversation with my friend Wendy Sterling who is thriving after divorce and is now coaching women to do the same. After being blindsided by her divorce, Wendy chose to use this opportunity to find the best version of herself amidst the most challenging time in her life. We talk through the steps that women can take so they can do the same, and not let this life transition hold you back from living your best life.
Wendy Sterling has devoted her life to empowering women: helping them build confidence, heal wounds and feel unapologetically happy while discovering their best life. As a CPCC and ACC certified coach and soon to be published author, Wendy has gleaned her knowledge and skill from specialized education and a long professional career. More importantly, her distinctive coaching style was born from her own experience of walking through the darkness of divorce from which she emerged stronger, shameless and motivated to ensure NO woman walks the path alone. Wendy uses her life experiences and certifications to transform the lives of women navigating divorce through 1:1 coaching, group coaching (founded Divorce Rehab), workshop leading, and speaking opportunities. Wendy believes that although every woman’s experience is unique, with the right set of tools we may conquer anything.
Joree muses and reflects on the 4th of July about what our personal freedoms looks and feels like: Independence – what does that mean to you? What were your visions of what it meant to be independent growing up? Was it freedom to make your own choices, or having your own thoughts? Was it able to go somewhere or do something on your own? Was it in relation to freedom to be yourself – separate from your family, religion or expectations placed on you?
Or do you consider the freedom you have within your own mind? Do your thoughts take over and define you? Are you free from anxiety, stress, depression, body-image issues, self-worth, or habits of being in bad relationships. What about freedom in how you spend your time? Do you have a job that you love or fulfills you or do you feel stuck and confined in shoulds?
What about your relationships with a partner, spouse or loved one? Are you free to be you? I know that all relationships come with compromise and boundary setting, but to what extent are you free to be you? What does independence look like in relationships or in your family, how to be free from negative thoughts or emotions that might rule you and how to be free from toxicity in our lives.
After the free association of thoughts regarding freedom and independence, Joree offers a framework to help you get unstuck from those patterns that might be holding you back. This 6-step guide will help you live your life fully and freely.
Download the free guide now: Get Unstuck. Stay Unstuck. Be Happy. https://joreerose.com/free-e-booklet-guide/
I have a conversation with my friend and colleague Natalie Bell, who teaches Mindfulness Self-Compassion. She shares wonderful insights on how to cultivate these tools that allow us to heal, be free from our inner critic, and be able to shift our mindset towards how we treat ourselves with greater kindness.
Natalie is the founder of Mindful Wellness, a training and coaching platform to help people find their own source of calm, clarity, and inner resilience. She is the creator of the Thrive Inside Program for Personal Resilience to build an inner voice of support and compassion. As a leading teacher of mindfulness and self-compassion she works with individuals and companies teaching people to be able to manage stress and develop a system of inner support and acceptance. Natalie’s approach brings the benefits of meditation into the practical realm of our daily lives teaching us to discover calm and balance in a common sense, relatable manner.
With over 25 years of experience Natalie has been featured on the Today Show, Travel and Leisure, the LA Times, MSNBC Your Business, and Thrive Global for her passionate embodiment of presence and compassion. She has brought her work to Fortune 500 companies, CEOs and organizations like NBC Universal, the Milken Institute, Getty Foundation, Wharton, and many others.
Natalie is a faculty member of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, MARC, as a certified mindfulness teacher. She is one of a distinguished group of certified Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teachers and serves on the Healthcare Advisory Board of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion working closely with MSC founders Kristin Neff and Chris Germer.
You can find out more about what Natalie teaches here, www.nataliebell.com
Tune into my conversation with Leah, who is a yoga and meditation teacher living in Bali. She had beautiful visuals and descriptions on how to bring meditation into your life.
Leah’s Bio: Leah Santa Cruz is a teacher at The Yoga Barn in Bali, specializing in Meditation, Mindfulness and Intimacy. She empowers men and women around the world with tools to regain inner clarity, fulfilling relationships and ecstatic joy.
With a background in psychology and neuroscience, alongside a decade working in fast-paced careers for Microsoft and tech startups- Leah understands the devastating effects that overwhelm, past traumas, anxiety and fears have on our inner peace and relationships. She offers solutions to overcome these blocks and thrive through meditation, tantra, mindfulness and emotional intelligence.
Her workshops help men and women strip away years of stress and strengthen their capacity for deeper intimacy, happiness and love.
You can find me on Instagram: @lesant or at my website: www.leahsantacruz.com
Leah has two upcoming offerings:
1) a 100-hr Meditation and Yin Yoga Teacher training in Bali. Sept 4-15th: https://yogaeastwest.com/yin-meditation-100-hour/
2) an 8-day Meditation and Yoga retreat in Tuscany, Italy. Sept 28-Oct. 5th: http://www.vinoandvinyasaretreat.com/
Tune into to hear Joree and John’s first conversation on how they met, fell in love and took the most epic adventure to Thailand. But even more, learn how these two professionals, a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Psychologist, navigate their relationship in the most real, authentic and inspiring ways.
Dr. John Schinnerer coaches men to perform at their peak from the boardroom to the bedroom. Dr. John graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a Ph.D. in educational psychology. He was an expert consultant for Pixar’s Inside Out. He has spoken to organizations such as Stanford Medical School, U.C. Berkeley, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Gap and UPS. He has been featured in national media such as U.S. News and World Report, Readers Digest, and SELF Magazine. Dr. John has worked with Army Rangers, Navy Seals, entrepreneurs, and executives from dozens of Fortune 500 companies. He wrote the award-winning book, “How Can I Be Happy?” His areas of expertise range from high performance, to stress management, to positive psychology, to anger management, to creating happy, thriving relationships. Over 10,000 people have taken his online anger management course. He recently recorded micro courses on anger management and forgiveness for Simple Habit; they have been listened to over 55,000 times in the first 4 months. Dr. John hosts a podcast to help men evolve, The Evolved Caveman. Visit GuideToSelf.com to learn more about Dr. John.
After more than 5 years of being on her Journey of self-discovery, mindfulness, meditation, growth and awareness, Joree got divorced, and for the first time in her life started dating. After the initial excitement wore off, she ultimately felt less than enthused with the men she was meeting. Until one day, a quote by the ancient Sufi poet, Rumi, shifted her mindset from resigned to hopeful, as she set intentions for what she wanted to bring into her life. With the clarity of her needs defined, Joree meditated on, then released it, to the Universe…only to meet John 10 days later. Manifestation at its finest!!
Joree continues to share her Journey of how she got to where she is today by continuing to tune into and say YES to the synchronicities the Universe kept offering to her. In a series of events, that took place over the course of 2 years, Joree found herself on a spiritual retreat that single-handedly changed her life forever. Tune in to hear Joree’s most life-changing moment, and how you can embody this awareness for yourself.
In this interview, Elisha Goldstein shares that in each moment of each day, you get to choose who you want to be, how to be more intentional about where you want to focus your mind, and ultimately what kind of life you want to live. But before delving a mindfulness practice, Elisha explains how we have to tap into what we want to feel as a result of practicing mindfulness….tuning into that will help give you the motivation to stick with your intentions. I’m so excited for this conversation with Elisha and hope you enjoy!
Here is a bio and a one sheet attached:
Elisha Goldstein, PhD is founder of The Mindful Living Collective – the central online mindful space to find the teachings, practices and tribe to up-level your mind, your life and business. He is also the co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles and creator of the 6-month online coaching program, A Course in Mindful Living. His books include Uncovering Happiness and The Now Effect, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook and MBSR Everyday. In an increasingly fragmented society, he is working to bring people together so they may motivate and inspire one another in far-reaching ways.
To learn more about the Center for Mindful Living, visit: https://www.mindfullivingla.org/
To learn more about Elisha’s coaching program, visit: https://acourseinmindfulliving.com/
After my light starting going on, I was attuned to the Universe giving me signs. And then the light went on with less frequency, and a NEW Universe sign started appearing with incredible regularity. THIS meaning was even more powerful than my light…and it continues to this day. To me, it’s all a sign of awareness, and the universe asking me, “Joree – are you being aware? Are you paying attention?” Oh, and btw, when you’re done listening to the episode, check out the exact length of it…that is case in point right there! Synchronicity happens!!
Have you ever had a serendipitous event that you believed to be the Universe giving you a sign? And if so, how did you interpret the message? What did you do with it? Hear Joree’s pivotal story of what turned out to be one of the most significant, spiritual experiences she’s ever had, and how she used it to help her Journey Forward.
Joree is so excited to host her first guest, Jessica Scott, who is a life coach for women, inspiring them to live a life in alignment with their heart and soul. Tune in to hear Jessica’s Journey Forward in realizing that having the “ultimate Instagram body” not only didn’t bring her happiness, but it actually prevented her from living fully and freely. This life-changing shift has positively affected all areas of her life, and after having gained weight, Jessica has never felt happier, more present and more connected, enabling her to fully engage life. And now she is coaching women how to find their true vibrational peace and happiness, including in their parenting.
Here is Jessica’s bio:
Jessica Scott is a former fitness coach with her bachelors in Biology/pre-Medicine and a degree in mortuary science! She is a nationally qualified figure competitor and ran a successful online fitness coaching business for 5 years. A year and a half ago, her heart lead her elsewhere after a radical spiritual awakening and she stepped away from fitness coaching completely and began mentoring women in her online courses where she shows women how to listen to the unique hollering of their heart and become who they are here to be at a soul level. She is also the co-CEO of Sakred, a woman owned company that creates frequency infused MCT oils that just launched in November 2018. She lives in the country in Illinois with her partner Rick and her 5 year old daughter Scarlett, who in many ways was the impetus of her shift from body centric to soul centric living. Follow her on Instagram or Facebook at @jessicascott
Joree will continue to go through the foundations of mindfulness as rooted in Buddhist practice including the concepts of equanimity and the 1st dart and the 2nd dart. All of this is easier said than done, but it is possible!
Buddhism is not a religion, but rather a way of being; it’s a set of tools based in a framework to reduce our suffering and how to be in the present moment. Joree will share her condensed Buddhism 101 to highlight the fundamentals to give context and meaning to the roots of mindfulness practice. This episode will cover the 4 noble truths and the challenge of rumination.
When we can view what’s around us as if seeing it for the very first time, we get to experience true presence and unfiltered awareness. Hear about my journey to Ecuador into the Amazon Rainforest for a week with my 13-year old daughter, where we volunteered in a village and immersed into the Kichwa culture, and how this concept of Beginner’s Mind influenced every aspect of our adventure.
It used to be believed that our brains couldn’t change, and our wiring was fixed. Good news is that’s not true and we are able to rewire our brains to be happier, healthier people. It starts with awareness and takes practice, but it is possible!
Had I not had a mindfulness practice during the week of Halloween, 2011, I guarantee I would have had a nervous breakdown. But the one thing that saved me – I mean truly got me through it – was my breath. It sounds overly simplified, but it’s true. All I could do was breathe…
Increasing awareness of what’s not working for you – whether it’s thoughts, fears, anxieties or old stories that no longer define you – is the first step to getting unstuck. But now what? Well, then, it’s all about slowing down, observing what’s arising, and breathing. It is, and is not, that simple!
Getting over fears and anxieties is much easier said than done, and it can take years to undo patterns and habits that perpetuate old stories. But, the good news is that it’s possible! And it all starts with awareness!
The story in which we define ourselves can often be limiting in who we allow ourselves to become. I used to operate out of an old story that no longer served me, and it kept me stuck, but I didn’t know who I was without my story. I feared the unknown and thought if stayed in the “known”, then I’d be happy – until one day I shifted my mindset and was able to trust that unknown held the possibility of happiness, peace, fulfillment and personal freedom.
What defines you? Are you staying stuck in your story out of habit, or fear of change?
Is there something in your life that just isn’t working? Are you wanting to make change, but just aren’t sure where to start? Well, there are no accidents and I believe that you’ve tuned in to today’s podcast because you are ready to get unstuck and live your best life.
At the root of creating lasting change you’ll be able to bring more mindfulness into your life, which I define as living with greater awareness, attention and intention. It’s time to get off autopilot and get into the driver seat of your own life. It’s time to allow and accept your thoughts and emotions as they arise, without letting them take over. It’s time to stop looking backward and ruminating, and now is the time to Journey Forward with an open mindset, living within your values, to living fully, freely and authentically.