Grab a seat at The Brave Table for unfiltered conversations about all the unpredictable moments we face on our journey through life—the raw, the real, the messy—and how to overcome them and thrive. This is your oasis for the next season of who you are becoming—where you defeat your imposter syndrome, ditch comparing your life to others, embrace the unconventional, and recognize your evolution and expansion. Join host Dr. Neeta Bhushan, a former dentist turned author, serial entrepreneur, and mama of two, for weekly episodes on strengthening your mental health and emotional fitness so you can face challenges with grace and grit. Let’s get brave as we navigate this human experience together with lots of love, new perspectives, and a dose of laughter along the way.
Hey hey, Brave Table fam! Today's episode is about all things family, adventure, and fun! It's summer — the season for exploring. It's also my birthday in July, and for the first time since before the pandemic, the fam jam and I are heading to Europe to see our Global Grit community in person! I'm so excited but also gearing myself up to embrace all the unknowns that come with travel (with two kiddos in tow! Eeek!) Join me on this wild ride as we venture into a new season of expansion, learn how to be more nimble in our plans, and embrace all the beauty and craziness of the journey. What you'll get out of this episode… - How to play with your masculine and feminine aspects (having structure versus being in flow) - Learning to let go when you're typically type-A and like to have everything planned/be in control - How to use the summer months as a time to expand and explore - Using your core values as anchors and applying them to everything you do - Travelling with kids, adjusting to new environments, and embracing uncertainty - Breaking out of your routine as a means of growth If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… - More on motherhood with Davana May https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/davana-may-trusting-your-power-as-a-mother-and/id1608226580?i=1000559323336 - On parenthood and being a father with Ajit https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ajit-nawalkha-part-2-on-parenthood-and-being-a-father/id1608226580?i=1000551026806 - The power of community and connection with Erwin Valencia https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/erwin-valencia-the-power-of-connection-in/id1608226580?i=1000562182397 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Brave Table fam, welcome back for another super juicy episode today with my dear soul sister Ashley Stahl. This woman is wise beyond her years — a total wordsmith whose incredible life experiences have provided her with many profound lessons and insights, which she shares with us today. Ashley went from counterterrorism professional to career coach, journalist, TEDx Talk speaker (one of the most-watched of all time!), and author of the bestselling book, You Turn: Get Unstuck, Discover Your Direction, and Design Your Dream Career. In this chat, Ashley cracks her heart open as she takes us through her egg-freezing journey and offers poignant reflections for anyone considering doing it themselves. We also talk about the power of following your intuition (and why so many of us lose touch with it), the sneaky ways family dynamics shape your beliefs, and how to be present with your thoughts and feelings and make the YOU-turn back home to yourself. What you'll get out of this episode…. - The reasons why you get cut off from your intuition - Exercises to help you strengthen your intuition and discover what you actually want - Family dynamics and what the environments you grew up in tell you about your beliefs - How to notice when and where you are being your most authentic self, and how to capture and leverage it - Advice for slowing down so you can make intentional decisions in life (and not have to go back and clean up messes later) - What actually happens in the egg-freezing process (I share my own story of researching the experience, too) - Why your problems have to do with how you feel about certain situations and how to reframe your circumstances If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… - Ashley's website at https://www.ashleystahl.com/ and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/ashleystahl/ (and make sure you check out her egg-freezing highlight) - Watch her Tedx Talk and hear her absolutely chilling story about being held hostage https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRtBHF-WPpM - Grab a copy of her book https://www.amazon.com/You-Turn-Unstuck-Discover-Direction/dp/1950665690 - The Hoffman Institute (which Ashley talks about going to at the beginning of the episode) https://www.hoffmaninstitute.org/ - More on healing family trauma https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 - More on following your intuition with Amber Rae https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/amber-rae-exploring-the-art-of-creativity-the/id1608226580?i=1000565344139 - Taking Ownership of Life Circumstances by Reframing Your Reality To Make It Work for You with Emily Hirsh https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emily-hirsh-taking-ownership-of-life-circumstances/id1608226580?i=1000566487215 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to email@example.com to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Hi Brave Table fam, thanks for joining me for today's episode, which is more like a mini-workshop. Make sure you have a pen and paper handy because my guest Sam Horn has basically delivered a free mastermind in this conversation. She drops SO many gems on how to develop your business mindset to grow a brand that solves problems, centers YOU as its greatest asset, and compensates you for your gifts. Major wins all around! Sam is the CEO and Founder of the Intrigue Agency, which helps entrepreneurs and business leaders scale their income and influence in a respectful and compelling way. Sam's work has been featured in publications like The New York Times, Fast Company, BusinessWeek, Forbes, INC, and Huffington Post, and her books have been praised by thought leaders like Stephen, Covey, Tony Robbins, and Miki Agrawal. She is a total communication wizard, known for her repeatable, re-Tweetable one-liners (which you get the honor of hearing in this ep!) Some of the juicy nuggets you'll get out of this episode… - 3 easy steps to creating a 60-second sales pitch and turn into a million-dollar business idea - Leveraging your unique experiences to solve problems for others - Making yourself the main character in your story and not sacrificing your true self for the sake of others - How to share your intellectual capital - Finding your gifts and getting compensated for them - How to make yourself stand out - All the magic that can happen when you stay in alignment with your true self - Motivation for anyone who is writing a book or working on any sort of passion project they want to release into the world If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… - Sam's website at https://samhorn.com/ and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/samhornintrigue/ - How to stand up to naysayers, cancel culture & rebuilding with passion with Miki Agrawal https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/miki-agrawal-how-to-stand-up-to-naysayers-cancel-culture/id1608226580?i=1000555439013 - Telling the story of your inner artist with Garrain Jones https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/garrain-jones-how-to-awaken-the-artist-within/id1608226580?i=1000564809879 - Emily Williams & the money mindset you need for real success https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emily-williams-the-money-mindset-you-need-for-real-success/id1608226580?i=1000558608535 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Hey hey, Brave Table fam, thanks for joining me for today's solocast where I share how to be unapologetically YOU. I'm going to be doing my first in-person talk in over two years soon (eek!), and it got me thinking about how we assign our own worth. When people come to see me talk, I want to ensure they get value from what I have to say, which can feel like a lot of pressure! I realized this isn't unique to me or speaking in front of an audience. We all have an opinion worthy of being shared, and using your voice to be yourself is often what will catapult you into your next juicy adventure. But sometimes, you might get too in your head and think "no one cares" or wants to hear it. So let's get into it. This episode is for anyone who has been shying away from speaking up, who thinks they need to be an expert in something to offer value to others (hint: you do NOT!), or anyone who feels the pressure of being a perfectionist (recovering perfectionist here, I gotchu!) and thinks they need all the answers before stepping into their next chapter. What you'll get out of this episode… - An exercise for learning what you are apologetic about and how to stand your in power - How to transmute the feeling of being nervous into excitement - Advice for anyone looking to launch into their next project or business idea on how to take the leap (even when you don't feel fully ready) - Being flexible and open to changing your mind - How to find your worth without having to be perfect - Doing things you love for the sake of what you love (and just not for reward) - And much more! If you loved this episode, make sure you also listen to… - Being Brave in Putting Yourself out There, Even When Facing Rejection https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/solocast-being-brave-in-putting-yourself-out-there/id1608226580?i=1000565947731 - More on stepping into your highest self with Sahara Rose https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sahara-rose-pursuing-your-dharma-to-be-your-highest-self/id1608226580?i=1000551753870 - Doing what you love with Garrain Jones https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/garrain-jones-how-to-awaken-the-artist-within/id1608226580?i=1000564809879 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to email@example.com to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Hey, Brave Table fam! I have a MAJOR episode for you. I used to run home to catch this man on Total Request Live (all you Millennials know what I'm talking about). My guest today is Quddus — yup, the TRL host who took over for Carson Daly, the man responsible for getting Kanye West on MTV, and the interviewer of choice for celebrities like Chris Rock and Beyonce — among tons of other accolades and accomplishments like being featured in Vice Magazine, Time, and TedX. Today, Quddus is a Master Coach, the Founder of The Creator Incubator, and about to write his first book and launch his podcast. We follow the thread that took him from a pop culture icon on our TV screens to a mentor for creatives, artists, and entrepreneurs. Plus, he shares the incredible stories he experienced on his journey (like his aha! moment on live TV with Kanye…) Quddus shows us that when you trust your gut instincts, even when it doesn't make sense at the time, magic happens. I'm certain this conversation will inspire you to follow your intuition, even if it means abandoning the life you've created for one that's more aligned with who you are and what you believe. What you'll get out of this episode… - The story of Quddus's intercultural upbringing, his family dynamics, and how he went from being a kid with a passion for music living in Toronto to an international star on MTV - How to trust your inner voice, even when it means walking away from your current success - How to have tough conversations and the breakthrough moments they can provide - Trusting that you will always be in the right place, at exactly the right time - Getting over your imposter syndrome - How to harness the power of social media to create a platform for yourself, and use it for good - The value of staying true to your core values, and not just chasing likes and clicks - Actionable advice to use for your personal brand - Healing through divorce and sudden life changes If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… - Visit www.quddus.co for more on his book and podcast, and find Quddus on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/quddus/ - Listen to his Ted Talk and get a behind-the-scenes look at what happened with Kanye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KwTZwp_f5x4 - Trusting your intuition with Daniela Woerner https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daniela-woerner-navigating-divorce-grief-loss-motherhood/id1608226580?i=1000559966091 - More on embracing the duality of emotions https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/solocast-embracing-the-duality-of-our/id1608226580?i=1000565132212 - How to have tough conversations https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ghosting-setting-boundaries-what-does-it-really-say/id1608226580?i=1000558858100 - Check out the book Quddus is reading now https://www.amazon.com/Shoe-Dog-Memoir-Creator-Nike/dp/1501135910 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Hey, Brave Table fam, welcome back. I'm so happy you're here! Alright, I'm sure you've all remembered my full transformation around plant medicine and psycheledelics in previous episodes and today we are diving in fully. s. I couldn't think of anyone better to have this chat with than my dear Latina soul sister, Joa Rivas, who you might know as Joa Fitness. What you'll get out of this episode… - Powerful stories of overcoming loss, challenging transitions, resilience, and finding peace within - The beauty of ayahuasca and how plant medicine can help you heal past traumas - Meditation and breathing techniques you can use today to help you rebalance and recenter - How to cultivate more empathy for others - Finding closure in past relationships, even when you are no longer in communication with the person - Lessons and reflections on death and what it can teach us about life - The value in believing in yourself and tapping into your greatest potential Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Joa left her hometown at just 19 years old in search of a better life. Today, she is a Toronto-based elite fitness trainer, transforming lives through her programs. She teaches yoga, pilates, and Tai chi, taking a holistic approach to well-being that focuses on emotional and spiritual health in addition to physical. Joa and I met during an ayahuasca ceremony in Toronto. Instantly, we felt a deep connection to each other—not only because of our shared experience but also our eerily similar life paths. We are both familiar with devastating and unexpected losses and went through (and survived) abusive relationships. We dive into many brave topics, including death & grieving (literally and metaphorically), the therapeutic potential of plant medicine, and finding unshakeable peace within yourself (and with those who have wronged you). Some truly touching and moving stories await you, Brave Table squad — tune in to hear what lessons Joa's wisdom can offer. I hope Joa's stories will prompt you to reflect: what lessons have you learned through a loss in your life? If you liked this episode, make sure you check out… My Ayahuasca experience episode #5 What it means to be brave: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-it-means-to-be-brave/id1608226580?i=1000551021321 - Check out Joa's website at https://www.joafitness.com/ - Find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/joafitness/ - For more on Family Constellations, which Joa mentions in this episode, listen to Marine Selenee: Healing Your Inner Child & Family Relationship Dynamics https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marine-selenee-healing-your-inner-child-family-relationship/id1608226580?i=1000564510112 - More on healing generational trauma https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 - Get more wellness techniques from Jovanka Ciareshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jovanka-ciares-reclaiming-wellness-in-living-your-best/id1608226580?i=1000561550315 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to email@example.com to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Hey Brave Table fam, thanks for joining me today for another solocast episode. We hear a lot these days about “doing the work,” but what does it all mean? What IS the work, and HOW do you do it? Join me today as I break it down through my own healing journey and what I've learned along the way that I'm SO excited to share with you. We'll examine our triggers — those sucky human moments that set us off — and a few that have come up for me lately (including what my son said to me recently that REALLY activated something in me). We'll also talk about how to work through your projections on other people and review some exercises you can use today to help you clarify what you need to resolve and let go of so you can thrive. What you'll get out of this episode… - How to use your relationships as mirrors for what you need to examine your life - How to take stock of your patterns so you can retrain yourself - The steps of identifying your triggers and how to dig deeper into what they're really telling you - Training yourself to slow down, take time to reflect, and release your emotions - My 4-step model for healing and transforming your life If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… - More on healing with Alex Mendeluk https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alex-mendeluk-trusting-your-inner-light-get-on-shark/id1608226580?i=1000563757727 - Grit and grace in surrendering to life moments https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grit-grace-in-surrendering-to-life-moments/id1608226580?i=1000551016211 - Embracing the duality of our emotions and normalizing emotional health https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/solocast-embracing-the-duality-of-our/id1608226580?i=1000565132212 - Check out my book, Emotional GRIT https://www.amazon.ca/Emotional-master-emotions-transform-thoughts/dp/0997767529 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Hey Brave Table fam, great to see you here! Thanks for joining me for today's episode with Emily Hirsh. At just 27 years old, Emily has an impressive list of accomplishments under her belt. She is the Founder and CEO of Hirsh Marketing, Creator of The Ignite Academy, and Host of The Not For Lazy Marketers Podcast. She's also a mama of 3, a master multi-tasker, and one of the hardest-working & brightest minds out there! What you'll get out of this episode… - Inspiration for making the best out of challenging times - How to maximize your time and space and work with what you've got - Tips for female entrepreneurs and mamas in the workplace - How to find the balance between your home and work life (and why you shouldn't view them as separate things) - The number one thing new businesses need to know about social ads and marketing - Advice on leadership and how to be a model for your employees - How to scale a small business into an international brand - Coping with feelings of guilt as a mother and an ambitious woman Tenacity and drive are in Emily's blood. The daughter of hard-working entrepreneurs, she was only a teenager when she started her first business and simultaneously completed her high school and college degrees. Then at 19 years old, everything changed when Emily got pregnant. And while it wasn't a part of her original plan, in typical Emily fashion, she used the pregnancy as motivation to create the life she wanted. Tune in to hear her incredible and resilient story of how she used the online world to her advantage (from Virtual Assistant to the owner of a multi-7-figure agency), turned her challenges into triumphs, and how she balances being a highly ambitious woman with being present with her kids. If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… - Emily's company, Hirsh Marketing https://hirshmarketing.com/ - Listen to her podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-not-for-lazy-marketers-podcast/id1434927245 - Find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/emilyhirsh/ - More on scaling a small business and money mindset with Emily Williams https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emily-williams-the-money-mindset-you-need-for-real-success/id1608226580?i=1000558608535 - Business building with Miki Agrawal https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/miki-agrawal-how-to-stand-up-to-naysayers-cancel-culture/id1608226580?i=1000555439013 - More on mamas in the workplace with Reshma Saujani https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reshma-saujani-being-brave-not-perfect-building-a/id1608226580?i=1000556163113 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to email@example.com to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Hey there Brave Table fam, thanks for joining me for today's episode with Darrah Brustein. Darrah is a serial entrepreneur, networking guru, mindset coach, master interviewer, and writer for Forbes and Inc. She published a children's book series on financial literacy called Finance Whiz Kids, has had her work featured in Time Magazine, CNN, Mashable (plus more), and has interviewed big-time names like Shaq, Seth Godin, Bobbi Brown, and Deepak Chopra—which she tells us all about in this episode. Darrah's story is one of grit, resilience, and the power of what's possible when you nurture your connections. Hear how her love of interviewing landed her a video series with the Deepak Chopra, the value of having a mentor (and tips on how you can find a mentor as iconic as Deepak), and the journey she had to take to find the success she has today. (Hint: it wasn't always pretty, but she also shows us the importance of loving your low points as much as your highlight reel). As you listen, I invite you to reflect on your network and how you approach connecting with people who you admire. Are you keeping humanity in your interactions with others? How can you show up in relationships in a human way rather than focus on what you could get out of them? What you'll get out of this episode… - How to properly connect with people and nurture your relationship - The 5 types of mentorship and advice for finding the right mentor for you - The keys to successful business building - How to overcome your imposter syndrome - Thinking back to your childhood for clues about your purpose - Letting go of control over how your life will unfold - The importance of keeping your connections human and not transactional - Establishing your core values - Taking your life, career, and success into your own hands If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… - Darrah's website at https://darrah.co/ - Find her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/darrahb - The power of connection in friendships & long-lasting relationships with Erwin Valencia https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/erwin-valencia-the-power-of-connection-in/id1608226580?i=1000562182397 - More on following your creative passions with Amber Rae https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-brave-table-with-dr-neeta-bhushan/id1608226580?i=1000565344139 - Manifesting through contrast with Jenna Phillips Ballard https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/jenna-phillips-ballard-second-chances-at-life-manifesting/id1608226580?i=1000565619960 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Hey fam, welcome back to The Brave Table for Solocast Friday. I shared with you all that I'm writing a new book, and it's my first one with a publisher! I'm SO excited for you all to read it. We're on the road to its release now, but I'm gonna get real brave and tell you that there were bumps along the way. In particular - rejection. Yup, a topic no one wants to discuss, and definitely one of the suckiest things to feel. But you know what? Nothing great happens without it. If you're never getting rejected, it means you're not putting yourself out there. It means the big, juicy, SCARY dream you have will never see the light of day because you're too afraid someone will turn it down. Well, BT squad, I'm going to challenge you to face the possibility of being rejected, how to process all those crappy emotions that come with it, and how to find your resilience and pick yourself back up and pursue your passions without fear. Here's just a taste of what we'll get into today… - The stories of rejection from my life; leaving dentistry to start my consulting biz; and most recently, going through book deal rejections - Using rejection as a way to activate your potential - How your upbringing affects how you cope with rejection - How to get out of your comfort zone and break up your routine - The value of networking when starting a new endeavor - Embracing the fear that can come with freedom - How to cope with rejection from your family members If you loved this episode, make sure you listen to… Awakening your inner artist and expanding with Garrain Jones https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-brave-table-with-dr-neeta-bhushan/id1608226580?i=1000564809879 More on networking with Erwin Valencia https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-brave-table-with-dr-neeta-bhushan/id1608226580?i=1000562182397 Standing up to naysayers with Miki Agrawal https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-brave-table-with-dr-neeta-bhushan/id1608226580?i=1000555439013 Having grace and patience with your family when they don't have your back https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-brave-table-with-dr-neeta-bhushan/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, send a screenshot of your review to email@example.com to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thanks for helping us get to 100 reviews this month! So grateful for you all.
Welcome back Brave Table fam for today's episode with fitness queen, responsible leader, and master coach, Jenna Ballard Phillips. We get into all the juicy, and Jenna makes it a point to leave absolutely NOTHING off the table. She's a firm believer that everything that happens in life happens FOR you, not TO you, and that every part of your story—the good, the bad, and the downright messy—deserves to be expressed. Jenna grew up feeling the need to overachieve as a way to find external validation and worthiness from her family and peers. This drive led her to become a super successful fitness trainer for celebrities (her client list included Ben Stiller, Katy Perry, and Saudi Arabian royalty), but she still couldn't find the inner peace she desired. It wasn't until a near-death experience that everything changed for her, and she started to rebuild her life from the inside out. Today, this mama of two is teaching others how to be leaders from a place of integrity alongside her husband at the Ascension Leadership Academy and guiding fellow ambitious women on how to harness the law of attraction to manifest the life of their dreams. If you're moving though a challenging season, or feelings of unworthiness, or searching for inner peace, this is the episode for you. What you'll get out of this episode… - Hear Jenna's stories of being molested at a young age, her near-death experience, and the lessons they taught her - How experiencing contrast in life can be your greatest teacher - What balance truly means, and how to achieve it - The value of emotional intelligence in leadership - How your thoughts can shape your life, and being careful about what you wish for - What is the Law of Attraction and how you can manifest anything - How to instill emotional intelligence in children - Actionable advice for anyone who is going through a challenging season - What you need to accept when you want to live a big, juicy, full life - Healing your inner child and knowing that you are enough If you liked this episode, make sure you check out… - Jenna's website at https://www.jennaphillipsballard.com/ and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/jennaphillipsballard/ - The Ascension Leadership Academy https://pages.alaeq.com/ - Learn more about the Law of Attraction and Abraham Hicks https://www.abraham-hicks.com/ - More on mindset and manifestation with Emily Williams https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emily-williams-the-money-mindset-you-need-for-real-success/id1608226580?i=1000558608535 - Marissa Peer on being enough & healing childhood wounds https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marisa-peer-on-being-enough-healing-childhood-wounds/id1608226580?i=1000552433781 - Sharing your bravest story with Serena Soo https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sharing-your-bravest-story-with-selena-soo/id1608226580?i=1000560469245 Before you go, I want to make sure you know about my new Burnout Kit. So many of you have told me you're feeling run down and need something to help you get out of your slump. Well, I have just the tool for you! These journal prompts are FREE and will help you get to the root cause of your burnout so you can start to take the action steps to get back to your usual, energized, and vibrant self! Grab your free copy today at https://globalgrit.co/burnoutkit. Thanks for being here, and see you next time!
Hey Brave Table fam, welcome back for another juicy episode. Today's guest is Amber Rae. Amber is an author, artist, and global voice for self-discovery. She was a pioneer in bringing mental health and emotional wellness topics to social media, turning relatable sucky human moments into beautiful and viral art pieces. Amber has been a speaker at TED, Microsoft, and Kate Spade, written multiple best-selling books, and spearheaded life accelerator programs and tools to awaken your sense of wonder. In today's episode, she talks about how her trauma launched her on a creative path to healing. She also shares powerful reminders on having grace with ourselves when we find ourselves in those ‘gray' areas of life—the moments in between what's waiting to be birthed through us artistically. Plus, simple actions you can take today to take your creative genius to the next level and let all your juicy goodness out! As you listen to Amber's story, I invite you to think about your own. What's the story you're telling about your life, and do you own it? How are you using what you've been through in your life—the ups and especially the downs—to frame the narrative you tell about yourself, apply meaning to your experiences, and leverage your struggles for your evolution? - Practices to get you out of your head and into creative flow and ease - Learning how to settle into your discomfort - Using your frustration and challenges as inspiration for your art - Creating art through relatable human moments - How to listen and pay attention to what's coming up within you and waiting to be expressed - Going through a divorce, dealing with other people's projections, and finding love again - How to work through the feeling of shame - Discerning society's beliefs from your own - Channeling what wants to come through you and sharing your truth - Reframing how you apply meaning to the things that have happened to you If you liked this episode, make sure you check out… - Visit Amber's website at https://www.amberrae.com/ and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/heyamberrae/ - Grab a copy of her newest book, The Answers Are Within You: 108 Keys to Unlock Your Mind, Body & Soul https://www.amberrae.com/answersarewithinyou - The book that inspired Amber, The Artist's Way https://www.amazon.com/Artists-Way-25th-Anniversary/dp/0143129252/ref=asc_df_0143129252/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=309622281255&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=10742615981615074709&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9001025&hvtargid=pla-434177314053&psc=1 - More on awakening your inner artist with Garrain Jones https://podcasts.apple.com/mx/podcast/garrain-jones-how-to-awaken-the-artist-within/id1608226580?i=1000564809879 - Check out my episode on Embracing the Duality of our Emotions and Normalizing Emotional Health https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/solocast-embracing-the-duality-of-our/id1608226580?i=1000565132212 Also thank you SO so much for your reviews, every one of them helps, and when you submit a 5-star review, I send you my free 5-day emotional mastery course! Take a pic and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey fam, grab a seat at The Brave Table with me today as I talk about emotional health and feeling all our feels, even when they contradict each other. The topic of this episode was inspired by the 20th anniversary of my father's death, which got me thinking about all the extremes of emotions that we go through following loss and how the best thing we can do for our healing process is to be present with it all, for better or for worse. We'll get into navigating grief, building resilience, and how to find the magic in the sucky human moments we'll inevitably experience in this life. What you'll get out of this episode… - Processing your feelings when going through loss - The duality of confronting your hardships while also trying to move on - Normalizing grief and what you can say to someone who is experiencing it - What it means to ‘swamp your emotions' and how to do it - The importance of healing generational trauma - Teaching children how to cope with their emotions and advice on how to do it - How to come back from challenging times and heal - Finding the joy in chaos; the magic in the unbearableIf you love this episode, here are more resources to check out… - Navigating Through Grief, Sex, And Comedy with Kelsey Chittick https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kelsey-chittick-navigating-through-grief-sex-and-comedy/id1608226580?i=1000557901976 - Daniela Woerner: Navigating Divorce, Grief, Loss, & Motherhood https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/daniela-woerner-navigating-divorce-grief-loss-motherhood/id1608226580?i=1000559966091 - Regena Thomasauer: Reclaiming Yourself & Living a Life of Pleasure https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/regena-thomasauer-reclaiming-yourself-living-a-life/id1608226580?i=1000557540243 - Healing Generational Trauma & Breaking Free From Asian Immigrant Parents https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 - Social emotional development toys from Generation Mindful https://genmindful.com/ - Watch the movie Inside out https://www.disneyplus.com/movies/inside-out/uzQ2ycVDi2IE Before you go, I want to make sure you know about my new Burnout Kit. So many of you have told me you're feeling run down and need something to help you get out of your slump. Well, I have just the tool for you! These journal prompts are FREE and will help you get to the root cause of your burnout so you can start to take the action steps to get back to your usual, energized, and vibrant self! Grab your free copy today at https://globalgrit.co/burnoutkit. Thanks for being here, and see you next time!
Welcome back to The Brave Table. Today's guest is Garrain Jones, a powerhouse coach, author, podcast host, and all-around defier of all odds. His incredible personal journey is one you don't want to miss—from top of his game in the modeling & entertainment world to prison and homeless and in debt to ultimate freedom and multiple 7-figure businesses. Tune in to hear how he changed his mindset to change his life, manifest all of his deepest desires, and experience unshakable joy. What you'll get out of this episode…. - Why it's so important to do the things that you loved and brought you joy as your child (and how they can help you in your manifestation) - The power of your community and the impact and influence they have on your life - Small shifts you can make that will lead to massive change and growth - The six words that can change your life forever - Three simple tips for completely transforming your life - What it truly means to be free - How to rewrite your story, create your reality, and call in your desires - What is your inner artist, and how to unleash it - Finding everything you need within you, not through external validation - Actionable advice for anyone who is struggling or going through a hard time Only a decade ago, Garrain was 32 years old with 200,000 dollars of debt to his name, a mother who was dying in the hospital, a daughter who disowned him, and a broken heart from recently being dumped by an ex. Not to mention, he had spent two years in prison and lived in his car. You could say—he was at his rock bottom. You maybe wouldn't have guessed it, though; he looked like he was thriving—landing bigtime modeling gigs and features in music videos (a powerful reminder that what people present on the outside isn't always a reflection of what's going on behind the scenes). But, he didn't love himself, and as he puts it, he was “but the closest thing to death in flesh form.” Then, a chance encounter with a stranger changed his life. At a gas station, another man who was down on his luck asked Garrain for some money, to which he said to the guy asking that he likely had more money than he did. The stranger replied: “Change your mindset, change your life.” At that moment, Garrain decided he wanted to break free from the prison he had created within himself, take back his power—and full responsibility for his life. He started making small shifts to create unconscious habits and did the opposite of everything he had been doing before: he started to eat clean, exercise, revisit the things he loved as a child, and align himself with the right people. As a result, everything changed—he found his soulmate, stepped into his role as a father, and launched several successful businesses, but most importantly, he now teaches and empowers others to do the same by awakening what he refers to as the inner artist within. As you listen, I'd love for you to contemplate the small ways to find more freedom and joy in your life TODAY, no matter your current circumstance. What's one small step you can take to turn it all around? If you loved this episode, be sure you check out… - Garrain's website at https://www.garrainjones.com/ (and be sure to check out his retreat! https://www.garrainjones.com/awaken-artist-retreat-june-2022 - Find him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/garrain.jones/ - Grab a copy of his book https://www.amazon.com/Change-Your-Mindset-Life-Transformation/dp/1734155507 - More on the power of a strong community and long-lasting friendships with Edwin Valencia https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/erwin-valencia-the-power-of-connection-in/id1608226580?i=1000562182397 - Listen to my solocast on cultivating the right friendships https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultivating-deep-friendships-connection-as-a/id1608226580?i=1000558134246 - More on the magic of changing your mindset with Emily Williams https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/emily-williams-the-money-mindset-you-need-for-real-success/id1608226580?i=1000558608535 Also thank you SO so much for your reviews, every one of them helps, and when you submit a 5-star review, I send you my free 5-day emotional mastery course! Take a pic and send to email@example.com. Appreciate you, and keep being brave!
Hello Brave Table fam, and welcome back for another juicy episode with Marine Selenee. Marine is a New York-based Family Constellations facilitator, author, and speaker, and today, she's going to talk with us about family lineage and its impact on your life. We're going to dive into all things ancestral, looking at how your story is shaped by the stories in your family's past, examining the inner child and what he/she/they need to overcome their traumas, and how to take full responsibility for your healing so you can heal the generations to come. What you'll get out of this episode… - What are your Family Constellations, and what they can tell you about how your life - What is inner child work, and how you can start to do it - How to take an honest look at whether you're taking responsibility for your life, or if you're blaming others - How you transfer your family traumas to your partners - What is generational trauma and what's possible when you heal your family lineage - How healing your relationship with your mom can make you more abundant, and with your dad, more confident - Advice for getting started on healing your generational trauma - Exercises to revisit your childhood memories Growing up in France, Marine didn't know much about her family history beyond what was in front of her. Her father, in particular, was emotionally shut down. His past was a mystery—he didn't know his own father, his roots, or his family—he felt like he didn't know where he belonged. And, he ended up playing out the same pattern that HIS father did when he abandoned Marine and her family, first emotionally—and eventually physically when he disappeared from her life. Marine shares how examining your Family Constellations helps you make sense of all the relationships in your life. People often go to her and ask “What's wrong with me?” But she asks in return—What if this is all so much bigger than just YOU, and just you're just one piece of a greater story? And now, you have the chance to rewrite it. That's when you can start to speak your truth, and that's when you heal. If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… - Marine's Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/familyconstellationsnewyork and her Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/marineselenee; you can send her a DM if you want to connect and work with her - Get your FREE chapter of her book on her website https://www.marineselenee.com/book/ or buy it on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Connected-Fates-Separate-Destinies-Constellations/dp/140196205X - Listen to this episode on healing generational trauma https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 Also thank you SO so much for your reviews, every one of them helps, and when you submit a 5-star review, I send you my free 5-day emotional mastery course! Take a pic and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome back, Brave Table fam, for this week's episode with Alex Mendeluk. Alex is the Co-Founder of SpirtHoods (you probably recognize him from being on Shark Tank!) and the Co-Founder of The LightForce Center with his wife, Shayoon. He's also a dad of two boys, a former actor (shout out to Frat Boy #1 in Twilight!), and a firm believer that you can heal anything and how by doing so, you help to heal the world. What you'll get out of this episode… - How healing yourself has a karmic effect on both past and present generations - Experiencing ups and downs on your path and how to trust it all - Why the only way forward toward a better world is to go within - How it's possible to fully heal yourself and how to start the journey - Attracting your life partner and understanding relationship dynamics through energy - Navigating inter-racial and intercultural relationships - What happens in relationships when you're evolving and your partner isn't - What to ask yourself when your relationships are stalling your growth - Why you deserve to heal, and why it's more critical now than ever Alex's spiritual journey started at a young age. He looked up to his older brother, who taught him about meditation, Qigong, and Martial Arts, opening the door to the mind-body-spirit connection. When his family left Los Angeles to live on a farm in Oregon, his connection to Spirit deepened, and he found that being in nature is where he felt closest to God (that was until he met his partner, Shayoon). After a stint at art school, Alex was encouraged to become an actor, so he returned to LA, embarking on a sort of Hero's Journey that took him back to his roots. However, the awakening he had undergone in Oregon took a turn as he found himself going to auditions and not landing anything, sleeping on a foam mattress on the floor of his friend's apartment, and feeling down and out—and experiencing depression for the first time in his life. Then, on a serendipitous weekend at Coachella, Alex saw Shayoon (his now wife) and knew instantly she was destiny. He was there selling SpirtHoods—faux-fur festival fashion that would go on to see overnight success—and spotted her dancing in a field. What had started as a forbidden love grew into a deep partnership that took his spiritual awakening to a whole other level. With Shayoon by his side and the newfound realizations that came with their meeting, Alex knew their mission was to usher in deep healing for the world. They took the various modalities they'd learned from their own healing journeys—like Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique and Emotional Freedom Techniques—to create The LightForce Healing Center, where they've helped thousands of people overcome issues—mental, emotional, and physical, from anxiety disorders to chronic pain and more. Alex drops so many insightful takeaways in this episode about love, relationships, and how to heal, but one of the most powerful is that when you heal yourself, you also help heal those around you. Healing has a ripple effect, and the best thing we can do for ourselves (AND for others) is to embark on that self-healing journey, learn radical self-love, and be our fully embodied selves. That's how we find our purpose and make the world a more loving and peaceful place. If you loved this episode… - Follow Alex on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mendeluk/ - The LightForce Center at https://thelightforcecenter.com/redpill and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thelightforcecenter/ - Check out the book that inspired Alex that he talks about in this episode, The Three Waves of Volunteers & the New Earth by Dolores Cannon https://www.amazon.com/Three-Waves-Volunteers-New-Earth/dp/1886940150 - Listen to The Brave Table episode with his wife, Shayoon https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shayoon-trusting-love-healing-and-creating-your-own/id1608226580?i=1000557080386 - Check out this episode on healing generational trauma https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 Before you go, I want to make sure you know about my new Burnout Kit. So many of you have told me you're feeling run down and need something to help you get out of your slump. Well, I have just the tool for you! These journal prompts are FREE and will help you get to the root cause of your burnout so you can start to take the action steps to get back to your usual, energized, and vibrant self! Grab your free copy today at https://globalgrit.co/burnoutkit. Thanks for being here, and see you next time!
Hey Brave Table fam, thanks for joining me for this week's episode with the absolutely incredible Dr. Mariza Snyder. Dr. Mariza is a functional practitioner, hormone expert, author (of 8 best-selling books!), wife & mama, wellness advocate, and host of the podcast, Essentially You with Dr. Mariza. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Fox News Health, and MindBodyGreen. After healing from her battles with chronic illness, fatigue, and basically a full-body meltdown, Dr. Mariza has dedicated her life's work to helping others—especially women—balance their hormones and empower them with holistic solutions. Tune in to hear her incredible life story (like emancipating herself as a teenager, how she battled her limiting beliefs to find success, and how she healed from her childhood traumas) plus her tips to improve your well-being and level up your health. What you'll get out of this episode… - Why your hormones go out of whack during pregnancy (and how to have some grace with your miraculous body!) - What your menstrual cycle can tell you about your health - The two keys to balancing your hormones and why balancing your hormones is one of the best things you can do for your health - The importance of nutrition, the best types of foods to eat, and the supplements you need to thrive - Why you need to slow down and rest, especially as type A, overachieving women - How to overcome your limiting beliefs and challenge your thoughts - The number one reason why so many women burn out and sacrifice their health As a little girl, Dr. Mariza's mantra was “you gotta survive”. Raised in a hectic household by a single mom, her stress response system was constantly lit up, responding to the craziness and chaos that surrounded her. At only 12 years old, Dr. Mariza had her brave AF moment when she moved in with her father and step-mother and started working towards emancipating herself from her mom (yes, at TWELVE years old!) But eventually, Dr. Mariza's hustle caught up with her in the form of fatigue, thyroid issues, Hashimoto's—basically, everything in her body was off. Doctors kept giving her solutions like birth control and Xanax (to which she said "hell no!"), and she kept falling flat on her face. So, tapping into her unstoppable drive, she did all the research herself and uncovered she could cure herself of these diseases through good hormone health. Dr. Mariza realized this whole situation was so much bigger than just her—it spoke to the entire way women are treated in the healthcare industry and why so many women end up with the same issues she did: from constantly feeling like we have to prove our worth, whether to our parents, to those we take care of, or to ourselves—coming back full circle to how life was with her mom. So, Dr. Mariza ditched the biochemistry lab to dedicate herself to what she does today: help women balance their hormones through holistic health solutions and live healthy & abundant lives. If you enjoyed this episode, make sure you check out… - Dr. Mariza's website at https://www.drmariza.com/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/drmariza/ - Grab a copy of her latest book, The Essential Oils Menopause Solution here https://join.drmariza.com/menopausebook/ - Listen to her podcast https://www.drmariza.com/podcast/ - Learn more about The Dutch Test https://dutchtest.com/ - More about wellness and holistic health with Jovanka Ciares [link] Before you go, I want to make sure you know about my new Burnout Kit. So many of you have told me you're feeling run down and need something to help you get out of your slump. Dr. Mariza's story is actually a perfect example of what can happen to our health when we let our burnout get out of hand. So, I have just the tool for you! These journal prompts are FREE and will help you get to the root cause of your burnout so you can start to take the action steps to get back to your usual, energized, and vibrant self! Grab your free copy today at https://globalgrit.co/burnoutkit. Thanks for being here, and see you next time!
Hey, Brave Table fam! We have an exciting episode for you this week with my Filipino soul brother, Erwin Valencia. Erwin is a wellness and high-performance expert (currently working as the Wellness Lead for the New York Knicks!), a coach and mentor, and the founder of Gratitude Gang—an NFT collective—as well as the Grasshopper Project—a non-profit mentorship program dedicated to inspiring future masters in the world of movement. Yes, he definitely wears many different hats! But the common throughline with Erwin in all these endeavors (and the thing I admire him for the most) is his superpower when it comes to creating and nurturing communities and building long-lasting, meaningful friendships & relationships. In this episode, he tells us how he does it and why it's vital to your overall happiness and success. What you'll get out of this episode… - Why relationship-building should always prioritize quality over quantity - Advice for people who struggle with cultivating friendships and relationships - How to be intentional about meeting new people and the friendships you build - Ways to authentically and fully show up for your people - Starting friendships from the heart and pure intention to keep them thriving - Looking at your family traditions and values as a guidepost for how you connect with others - How nurturing and valuing your friendships and relationships sets you up for success in life - Stories about Erwin's global adventures and the people he's encountered along the way (and how he keeps in touch with them—sometimes even decades later) Erwin's love of all things exploration and celebration are deeply rooted in his childhood, growing up in a compound in the Philippines, where community meant everything. He would go to his grandmother's house every day for breakfast—fostering the importance of connection from a young age—and read her encyclopedias, inspiring him to one day leave the Philippines and explore the world. It was also in these formative years Erwin discovered his love for dance. Us Filipinos are always throwing a party (and know how to do them right!), putting on shows during gatherings, and entertaining a crowd. The common thread Erwin found among his passions was people. He loved meeting new people, supporting them, and making them feel loved. From a curious and loving Filipino boy to the global icon he is today, Erwin attributes the success and joy he's experienced on his journey to one simple thing: being surrounded by the right people and taking care of them—no matter how busy life gets. The past few years have been a challenging time for many in relationships. Lockdowns and border closures had us cut off from people we love, and we have let many relationships go by the wayside. So I want you to ask yourself: when it comes to the friendships and people you value, are you properly taking care of those relationships? If not you're not sure, Erwin has some advice to share as a master of community and a super nurturer, and the good news is—it doesn't have to be fancy or complicated or a big deal! We are all craving connection right now, and we can find it if we start to take the time to look for it. Tune in to hear his powerful stories of the people he's met along the journey, how he makes sure he shows up for his people, and why long-lasting, healthy relationships are something we all need to prioritize. If you liked this episode, make sure you also check out… - Erwin's Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/erwinbvalencia/ - This article that shares more about Erwin's story https://www.esquiremag.ph/long-reads/features/filipino-in-the-nba-erwin-valencia-a2588-20220421-lfrm3 - More on cultivating and nurturing friendships https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cultivating-deep-friendships-connection-as-a/id1608226580?i=1000558134246 - Creating healthy boundaries in your relationships and how to properly close them, and not ghost https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ghosting-setting-boundaries-what-does-it-really-say/id1608226580?i=1000558858100 Before you go, I want to make sure you know about my new Burnout Kit. So many of you have told me you're feeling run down and need something to help you get out of your slump. Well, I have just the tool for you! These journal prompts are FREE and will help you get to the root cause of your burnout so you can start to take the action steps to get back to your usual, energized, and vibrant self! Grab your free copy today at https://globalgrit.co/burnoutkit. Thanks for being here, and see you next time!
Hey fam, welcome back for another episode of The Brave Table! Today's guest is Jovanka Ciares, a best-selling author, wellness expert, integrative herbalist, nutrition educator, and coach. Jovanka's here to talk about optimizing your health through your ancestry and Mother Nature, how you can be brave in making better choices for yourself or when speaking to loved ones about improving their health, and to give us the scoop on her latest book, Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life. What you'll get out of this episode… - What is herbalism and why it's the easiest thing you can do to reclaim your health - How to find balance in your health instead of taking an all or nothing approach - What herbs, fungi, and adaptogens you can take to have more energy - What do when you feel defeated by your diagnosis and when Western medicine has failed you - What it means to reclaim your ancestry and what your elders can teach you about your health and diet - How to have tough conversations with family members and loved ones when you're concerned about their health and what steps you can take to help them - What is the “Reduce and Replace” method, and how to use it to foster better habits I met Jovanka at Burning Man right after I sold my practice, and she was exiting a big-time career as an exec in the entertainment industry. We realized we had so much in common: we were both ending our first marriages, we were total type A queens learning how to loosen the reigns on our perfectionism, and we were both on the path of searching for something that felt more aligned with this next stage of our evolution. For Jovanka, that journey started with completely burning out. Born in Puerto Rico, she moved to New York for work, where she quickly climbed the corporate ladder. However, the long days and fast pace had her body falling apart, and she experienced a host of unpleasant and “incurable” conditions like IBS, fibroids, and ulcers. Refusing to believe there was no way to feel better, she traveled around the world to learn about ancient medicines and healing practices—like Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western herbalism—and used them to heal herself of all her disorders. Jovanka realized the healing modalities she was discovering were nothing new; they were passed down from our ancestors and became lost in our hyper externalized, materialized, and medicalized society. As a woman of color, she felt she needed to be a voice for these medicines (many of which originated among communities of color) and encourage people to reclaim their ancestry and their birthright to good health. Her latest book, Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life, explores today's most effective wellness practices—and their multicultural sources—in a way that makes health accessible to all. It includes practical ways to incorporate plant-based whole foods into even the most hectic routines, gentle movements you can make that are centered around self-love rather than exercise, mindfulness techniques, and more. Jovanka gives us a taste of some of the most successful tips from her book in this episode, so tune in! While you listen, I'd love for you to contemplate how you can incorporate healthy changes into your own life to optimize your wellbeing. Can you be brave enough to challenge some of our ideas and beliefs about health in Western medicine and try another way? Even if it's as simple as trying a new herb or meditation. Or, if you feel like you've got your health on lock, maybe you can muster up the courage to share this information with a loved one whose health has you concerned and spread some new knowledge into their life that could help them out? If you liked this episode, then be sure to check out… - Check out her website https://www.jovankaciares.com/ and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jovankaciares - Grab a copy of her book Reclaiming Wellness: Ancient Wisdom for Your Healthy, Happy, and Beautiful Life on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Reclaiming-Wellness-Ancient-Healthy-Beautiful/dp/1608687848 - Learn about animal medicine with Alyson Charles https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alyson-charles-awakening-your-inner-wisdom-as-the/id1608226580?i=1000552682079 - Using your passion to build a career as a woman of color https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/payal-kadakia-being-brave-in-building-your-lifepass/id1608226580?i=1000553155461 Before you go, I want to make sure you know about my new Burnout Kit. So many of you have told me you're feeling run down and need something to help you get out of your slump. Well, I have just the tool for you! These journal prompts are FREE and will help you get to the root cause of your burnout so you can start to take the action steps to get back to your usual, energized, and vibrant self! Grab your free copy today at https://globalgrit.co/burnoutkit. Thanks for being here, and see you next time!
Welcome back, Brave Table fam, for today's episode with Selena Soo. Selena is a Public Relations boss woman whose superpower is turning authors, coaches, and experts into leaders of their industry. She's helped her clients and students get featured in places like The Oprah Magazine, Forbes, and Inc., plus land interviews on popular podcasts and national TV. Born in Hong Kong to the first Asian man accepted into Oxford University, an Ivy League Graduate, and the CEO of multi-7-figure businesses, Selena is as high-achieving as they come, with plenty of stories and successes to share. But in this conversation, Selena shares her bravest story yet; it's the story of how a bright, educated, accomplished woman found herself in an abusive relationship, why this happens, how to get out of it, and the lessons on the other side. What you'll get out of this episode… - Learning to let go of being in control and taking responsibility for everything as a high-achieving woman or CEO of a business - How to recognize emotional abuse early on: what are the warning signs and red flags to look for - Undoing the conditioning of saving face and keeping up appearances, particularly in Asian cultures - Understanding the complexity of abusive relationships and how to identify when it might be happening to you - Why it's so important to give your pain a voice and share your story - Why you should value internal growth and development over external achievements and rewards - How to rise above when things start to fall apart, despite having a picture-perfect life on the outside - How to stop people-pleasing and take your power back In 2017, Selena felt on top of the world. Her business was flourishing with no stop in sight, she was celebrating with friends, and she met the person she thought would be her Prince Charming. Initially, Selena wasn't interested, but the guy persisted: ”love bombing” her with grand gestures, flower bouquets, gift cards, you name it. He was determined to win her over. Finally, Selena gave in and let the relationship evolve into something romantic. How could she not, right? Here this man was devoting all his attention to her, making her the top priority in his life. But eventually, the dynamic started to shift. He became increasingly interested in her business and her money, even going as far as to gaslight her into believing that her team didn't have her best interests so she would let them all go. He was manipulative and emotionally abusive, and the situation eventually reached a breaking point where she found the courage to leave. However, as it so often happens in toxic relationships, they got back together after he promised to change, isolating herself even further by moving to Florida with him. Then, one day when she finally received her long-awaited Green Card—a day that should have been joyful and full of celebration but instead was full of tears and anxiety—she decided it was over, packed her bags, and left—for good. Today, Selena has been reflecting on her experience with coaches and healers, discovering how to make healthier choices, seeing where she gives her power away, and learning that life will keep giving you tests until you've learned your lessons. But most importantly, despite it all, Selena is still ready for love. Having been through my own abusive relationship, I relate so much to Selena's story and how disorienting it can feel to find ourselves in this kind of situation, despite being so savvy in other areas of our lives. She shows us the power and importance of sharing our stories—even when we look like we're leading a life of glitz and glamour but falling apart on the inside. Our stories can change people's lives and save people's lives, and we release our shame and pain when we give it a voice and realize we're not alone. If you liked this episode, be sure to check out… - Selena's website at https://www.selenasoo.com/ and find her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/selena_soo/ - Read her article, I was in an emotionally abusive relationship, even as a smart and successful woman, here https://selenasoo.medium.com/i-was-in-an-emotionally-abusive-relationship-even-as-a-smart-and-successful-woman-8804ffe58cc9 - More about healing from abusive relationships from my divorce https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-it-means-to-be-brave/id1608226580?i=1000551021321 - How to know when a relationship is toxic and when to end it with Amber Valdez https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/amber-valdez-how-to-be-brave-in-toxic-relationships/id1608226580?i=1000556399717 Before you go, I wanted to make sure that you know about The Brave Table Mother's Day Giveaway happening until May 16. Enter to win the GRAND PRIZE of a $200 VISA gift card to treat yourself to some pampering or one of our spa prize packs (valued at $50 each)! Even if you're not a mama, you're welcome to enter anyway! All you need to do is leave The Brave Table a review, take a screenshot of your review, and then upload it at www.thebravetable.com/giveaway. Good luck to everyone and thanks for being here. See you next time!
Thanks for tuning into another episode of The Brave Table with today's guest, Daniela Woerner. Daniela is the CEO of Addo Aesthetics, where she coaches spa owners and aestheticians on marketing tactics and retail sales strategy. She's also the host of the Spa Marketing Made Easy podcast, a mama of 2, and a military wife to her husband, Kyle. In this conversation, Daniela bravely cracks open her heart to share the story of losing her dad suddenly, starting fresh in Hawaii, meeting her first husband, going through a divorce, and how she found love once again. What you'll get out of this episode… How to use grief as a way to reinvent yourself and how to hold space for others who might be grieving differently than you Being brave in deeply listening to your intuition and surrendering to everything life brings your way Having the bravery to honor and accept every season of life you enter Finding the gifts in each person who enters your life, even when their presence is not meant to be forever Reframing the concept of divorce as an accomplishment and a lesson, rather than a failure How to take life one moment at a time and stay radically present Learning how to trust divine timing and that you'll always be in the right place, at the right time Knowing yourself, being in tune with your needs, and why it's crucial to be clear on what you want How to know when it's time to leave a relationship Daniela was a senior in high school when she got a spiritual gut instinct that her father would soon pass away, despite him being only 44 years old. Two days later, she came home from school and heard ambulance sirens in the distance and knew they were heading for her house. What followed was a time of deep grieving for Daniela and her family, who all processed her father's passing differently. She was supposed to go away to college in the fall but had to abandon her plans to stay in town for a court case regarding the medical malpractice that resulted in her father's death. Her family eventually came back together and decided they needed a fresh start. So, they left the mainland US for a new chapter in Hawaii, where they could focus on healing the pain they experienced from such a sudden loss. In Hawaii, Daniela met her first husband, Alessio, who provided her with just what she needed in that season: joy, fun, and laughter. After 9 years of marriage, they realized they wanted different things and parted ways with utmost love and admiration for one another. Daniela decided to leave Maui and felt she was supposed to be in either New York, Boston, or Washington DC (without ever having lived in any of these cities)! Another spiritual download, btw! In a serendipitous meeting, she found her now-husband Kyle, who had also lived in Hawaii and was now based in Boston (again, her intuition nailed it). Today, Daniela and Kyle have two kids, she has a thriving business, and she knows she is exactly where she's meant to be. Daniela's story is a lesson in how there are no mistakes in life; everything that happens to you is a part of your divine plan. The more you can ebb and flow with the challenges and lessons the universe offers and have unwavering trust, the more things will work out—and often better than you could have ever imagined. Whatever season you're in right now, remember that it's just that—a season. Every day is a new day, and something new and beautiful is waiting to unfold. If you liked this episode, make sure you check out… Daniela's website https://www.addoaesthetics.com/ and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/addoaesthetics/ More on knowing when it's time to end a relationship with Amber Valdez https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/amber-valdez-how-to-be-brave-in-toxic-relationships/id1608226580?i=1000556399717 Navigating grief with Kelsey Chittick https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kelsey-chittick-navigating-through-grief-sex-and-comedy/id1608226580?i=1000557901976 My own story of navigating grief, loss, and healing generational trauma https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 Before you go, I wanted to make sure that you know about The Brave Table Mother's Day Giveaway, where you could win the GRAND PRIZE of a $200 VISA gift card to treat yourself to some pampering or one of our spa prize packs (valued at $50 each)! Even if you're not a mama, you're welcome to enter anyway! Take a screenshot of your review and upload it at www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and enter to WIN. Thanks for being here, and see you next time at The Brave Table!
Welcome back, Brave Table fam, this time for a different kind of episode! I'm switching seats and pulling up a chair to The Brave Table with the man behind the magic, podcast producer extraordinaire, Chris Van Loan. Together, we reflect on what we've learned from our guests and the conversations we've had, what the next evolution of being brave looks like, and how to bring more courage, fearlessness, and bravery into your everyday life. What you'll get out of this episode… Being brave enough to open yourself up to criticism and being misunderstood Tips on creating a personal brand that is true to you, even when that means being vulnerable How to have compassion for your friends and family who don't support your growth and evolution and expect you to stay the same Dealing with being afraid of what other people will think and working through the backlash My experience as a Brown woman in the personal growth community and opening the door for more diversity in this space Who you are versus who you are in relation to satisfying other people's happiness, knowing what you like and don't like, and what your non-negotiables are Finding your zone of genius and being the expert of your life The future of spirituality and the importance of creating communities Feeling grief over the things you've let go of, and how to integrate any fears and shadows that have been coming up for you It feels like just yesterday Chris and I had a pipe dream of starting a podcast, and now here we are, 28 episodes in and only just getting started! Chris has such a wise and sweet nature about him, and as the one who has been behind the lens and held a vision for this show for so long, it felt right to put him in front of the camera to shed his light and wisdom on the journey so far, plus hold ME accountable for the very thing I'm bringing others here to do: to be brave. Yup. I'm here to be present with this show's namesake, walk my talk, and stretch and expand alongside all of you, realizing that I am still very much on my own journey with bravery and what it really means to meet my edge. Having hard conversations, when I don't always agree with the ideas or things being shared, but finding within myself ways to honor and respect them and give people a soapbox to stand on to speak their truth, has definitely been my bravest journey to date. In this episode, I get into what got me to this point. My childhood days of wanting to be like Oprah and interview people, and longing for more representation of Brown women in this space. Being a recovering perfectionist and how to let go of the image you once had of yourself (which, more often than not, is an image that others project upon you). And—a big shout out to those of you who also grew up in an immigrant home; you especially know how scary it can be to stray off the path your parents laid out for you. For all the Black & Brown sheep of their family, know that I'm here, walking hand-in-hand with you on this journey. Some things to ponder as you listen to this episode—where have you been pushed to your edge lately and had to be more brave? If you can't come up with an answer, are you ready to find something—a conversation, an experience, an idea—that could take you there? If you liked this episode, here are others for you to check out.. What it means to be brave https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-it-means-to-be-brave/id1608226580?i=1000551021321 If you're struggling with your family on your journey of being brave, check out Healing Generational Trauma & Breaking Free From Asian Immigrant Parentshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 Learning how to have tough conversations with people https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ghosting-setting-boundaries-what-does-it-really-say/id1608226580?i=1000558858100 Thank you so much for being here. And don't forget, leaving a 5-star review enters you in our Mother's Day Giveaway! Just upload a screenshot at www.thebravetable.com/giveaway. See you next time!
Hey fam, we're back today for another fiercely brave conversation—this time with the divine Davana May. Davana is a Radical Birth Keeper, the co-founder of Sacred Sisters Circle, and a fully embodied queen whose purpose is to share her innate wisdom of the sacred feminine and help women reclaim their birth. What you'll learn out of this episode… Following your intuition, reclaiming your power, and rewilding womanhood How to learn from your difficult experiences and use them as an opportunity to choose differently next time Things they don't tell you about pregnancy and birth in the Western medical system Reconciling the both/and—the positive and the negative—of the experiences we choose Surrendering to the unknown and moving through your fears with death to experience bliss in the present moment What is freebirthing and radical birth keeping, and how do they differ from conventional views on birth How to fully trust the body to do the things it naturally knows how to do Trauma in birth and ways to heal from it A mama of two, Davana has two wildly captivating birth stories that could not be more different from each other. With her first son, Cairo, she went through the conventional medical system—all the tests, ultrasounds, and even put under anesthesia for a C-section. While grateful for the safe arrival of her little boy, Davana couldn't help but feel like the birth was stolen from her: the sacred and ancestral wisdom of birthing embedded in her soul was lost to the trauma she experienced. When Davana found herself pregnant again in 2020, she decided, this time, she would do everything differently. While she did open herself up to the possibility of going a more conventional route, she landed on no hospital visits, no tests, no ultrasounds, no midwife, and to opt for a free birth instead. Working with her Radical Birth Keeper, Isabella, Davana fully and completely surrendered to her body and the natural process during her prenatal journey. In 2021, Davana went into labor during the craziest storm that Austin had ever seen in 40 years, locking down the city and further adding to her need to let go of control. Despite her fears that surfaced regarding a stillbirth, her own health and wellbeing, and external circumstances like the weather, Davana put her complete trust in her birth and her body. She welcomed her son, Nature, at home—without water, without electricity, without any medical assistance—and in total bliss. As you listen, I invite you to think about what you currently believe about birthing your greatest fears even if you don't have children, since as women we are birthing new projects, book babies, businesses- and the fears that arise through the portal of the ‘birth'. Is reclaiming birth, freebirthing, and surrendering to a natural process something you would be open to, or at least, open-minded about? Or even if you haven't don't plan on experiencing birth, where in your life could you let go and trust your intuition and power? Resources for topics discussed in this episode, and more like it… Find Davana on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/divinedavana/ Learn more about the Freebirth Society https://www.freebirthsociety.com/ Reclaiming your feminine essence through pleasure with Regena Thomasauer https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/regena-thomasauer-reclaiming-yourself-living-a-life/id1608226580?i=1000557540243 Another powerful story about freebirthing with Shayoon https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/shayoon-trusting-love-healing-and-creating-your-own/id1608226580?i=1000557080386 My birth story and surrendering to my fears https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grit-grace-in-surrendering-to-life-moments/id1608226580?i=1000551016211 Before you go, I wanted to make sure that you know about The Brave Table Mother's Day Giveaway, where you could win the GRAND PRIZE of a $200 VISA gift card to treat yourself to some pampering or one of our spa prize packs (valued at $50 each)! Even if you're not a mama, you're welcome to enter anyway! Take a screenshot of your review and upload it at www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and enter to WIN. Thanks for being here, and see you next time at The Brave Table!
Hey, Brave Table fam! Today we're getting into a topic that has come up a lot not only in the communities I'm a part of but given the world we're living in, is something all of us have likely done or experienced at some point: ghosting. I'm going to talk about why we do it, why we need to stop doing it, and how ghosting actually has to do with how you create and set boundaries in your life. Let's get into it. What you'll get out of this episode: A deep dive into ghosting, how we got here, and how we can do better What happens when you don't effectively communicate and steps for practicing how to have difficult conversations. How ghosting shows you the lessons you need to learn and how they'll keep coming back to you if you don't end the karmic cycles How to create agreements with others and containers for issues you need to discuss What are emotional regulation practices and a few of my favorites for you to try out What ghosting says about your greatest fears and how it might show you that you're people-pleasing and burning yourself out Ghosting and dating: how ghosting can hold you back from finding your person Do you realize that, only a decade ago, phone calls or face-to-face conversations were our main ways of communicating with each other? Isn't that wild to think that now, as we're living in a world where Zoom calls or corresponding via text and email are the norm? While technology has been great for helping us be more efficient, it's also led to the phenomenon of ghosting, where we just stop replying to the people we don't want to deal with. The worst part is—that this has become standard behavior. Whether it's in business or dating or in everyday situations you refuse to face, we've normalized treating our fellow humans like something we can delete, just like we do a text or email. But just because we've dipped out doesn't mean the karmic link is over. When you don't close the loop on the things you've engaged with energetically, you're bound to keep having to face the same lesson over and over. So, why do we ghost, and how do we stop? I want to peel back the layers on this. As someone who has both been ghosted and guilty of doing it, too, I've learned that it ultimately comes down to setting your boundaries. Yup. When you don't place boundaries with those around you and clearly state what is a YES and what is a NO, you end up burning yourself out OR inviting situations into your life that you don't want and don't know how to properly handle. This is something I had to experience for myself following my self-marriage in Bali, where I said I would say yes to every date that came my way, only to find myself getting nowhere fast because I wasn't properly managing my energy. Ensuring you're confident and competent in sharing your boundaries is something I prioritize teaching in my coaching and courses. Learning how to get a handle on your boundaries and having those tough conversations that you try to avoid provides a massive opportunity for growth. Are you ready to step up to the challenge and take one small step today to close the chapter on someone you've ghosted? I'll help guide you on how to be brave and take the first step to get through it. Things I talk about in this episode and other episodes like it… Listen to my episode with Alyson Charles here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alyson-charles-awakening-your-inner-wisdom-as-the/id1608226580?i=1000552682079 And check Alyson's book, Animal Power, here https://www.alysoncharles.com/animalpower Dating and learning how to establish boundaries with Vasavi Kumar https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vasavi-kumar-how-to-be-more-of-yourself/id1608226580?i=1000555690092 More on what it means to be brave and have difficult conversations with people https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-it-means-to-be-brave/id1608226580?i=1000551021321 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode. If you did, please leave a 5-star review so you can enter our Mother's Day Giveaway! You could win one of our spa prize packs (valued at $50) or the GRAND PRIZE of a $200 VISA gift card to treat yourself to some pampering! Even if you're not a mama, you're welcome to enter anyway! You deserve it, boo. Just take a screenshot of your review and upload it at www.thebravetable.com/giveaway to be entered to WIN. Thank you so much for being here, and see you next time!
Hi Brave Table fam, thanks for tuning into another episode. Today I'm chatting with the queen of dreaming big and encouraging others to do the same, Emily Williams. Emily is the Founder of I Heart My Life—a media, education, and lifestyle company dedicated to helping women love every aspect of their lives. She is also a Money Mindset Expert, Success Coach, CEO, author, speaker, podcast host, and, as her clients say, a fairy godmother of making dreams come true. What you'll get out of this episode… How to train yourself to be happy and rewire your thoughts Moving through the highs and lows of life, even after you've accomplished your biggest goals Listening to your heart and reinventing yourself when it's telling you to take a different path Why following your vision is more important than following the money Learning that your intuition is your most powerful tool Why you need to create a daily gratitude practice and how to get started What you can learn about yourself through your dating experiences How to keep pursuing your passion and build your business, even when you face rejection Turning your jealousy into clarity surrounding what you want out of life Emily's journey began when she decided to make a u-turn and braved to tell her mom she wasn't going to attend the prestigious Northwestern University. So, they turned around and drove back to her hometown in Ohio, where Emily would work a minimum wage job for two years before taking a huge leap. She didn't fully understand why, but Emily's heart was telling her to move to London and write a book (which she did! It hasn't been published, but it's all about the world of online dating and how it led her to do her husband, James. Since then she's published a different book, which you'll find linked below). With four suitcases in tow, off she went to start a new life in a city where she didn't know anyone and didn't even have enough money to take a cab. While she was excited about her adventure, Emily soon realized that she still didn't feel fully satisfied in her quest nor that she had found her purpose. She threw herself into her self-development and started working with a coach who shared a simple phrase that would change everything for her: “You don't have to believe everything your mind is telling you.” This prompted Emily to develop a gratitude practice to reframe her thinking, starting with things as small as her morning coffee. She realized that when she was focused on what she didn't have and didn't want to happen in her life, she ended up manifesting more of the same. By flipping the script and gaining mastery over her mindset, she was able to launch a seven-figure coaching business and a media company aimed at lifting women up and helping them to fulfill their desires—just like she was able to. Emily's story proves that when you stick with your vision and stay focused on your wins, success will follow. I hope this episode inspires you to start feeling grateful for what you have in your life—even the smallest of things—and using them as a catalyst to launch you into your bigger, juicier ambitions. If you enjoyed this episode, make sure you check out… Emily's website at https://emilywilliams.com/ and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/emilywilliams/ and https://www.instagram.com/iheartmylife/ Grab a copy of Emily's book https://www.iheartmylife.com/book Check out this episode with Regena Thomasauer, aka Mamagena, the woman inspiring Emily during this season of her life https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/regena-thomasauer-reclaiming-yourself-living-a-life/id1608226580?i=1000557540243 More on pursuing your purpose with Sahara Rose https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sahara-rose-pursuing-your-dharma-to-be-your-highest-self/id1608226580?i=1000551753870 Building conventional wealth and more on money mindset with Codie Sanchez https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/codie-sanchez-how-to-build-unconventional-financial/id1608226580?i=1000553932009 Being brave in reinventing yourself https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/being-brave-in-reinventing-yourself/id1608226580?i=1000551014551 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode. If you did, please leave a 5-star review so you can enter our Mother's Day Giveaway! You could win one of our spa prize packs (valued at $50) or the GRAND PRIZE of a $200 VISA gift card to treat yourself to some pampering! Even if you're not a mama, you're welcome to enter anyway! You deserve it, boo. Just take a screenshot of your review and upload it at www.thebravetable.com/giveaway to be entered to WIN. Thank you so much for being here, and see you next time!
Hello, Brave Table fam, and welcome back. This week I'm riding solo to talk about something so many of you have asked me about: friendships. How to build them, nurture them, and, when it's time, how to let them go to pursue ones that are aligned with your next evolution. What you'll get out of this episode…. - How to a create community aligned with your goals and shared experiences - Why it's so important to prioritize friendships and sisterhood, even when life gets busy - Evolving your friendships to reflect the season you're in - The value of finding friends who you can learn from and transform together - Discovering what lights you up and gets you curious so you can find others who share your passions - Moving from friendships focused on status & the superficial to something deeper - If you want to go deep and your friends don't, why you need to upgrade your tribe, and how to do it - How to do a ‘friend inventory': determining what you need out of your friendships and what you have to offer - Ways to put yourself out there to meet new people and find your tribe - Accepting when friendships end and letting go with grace When you're a bosswoman or a bossmama, or just focused on your children or career, sometimes friendships take a back seat. And, if you're the introvert in the room, I can totally see how friendships get pushed to the side so you can cozy up on the couch and read books instead. But they are our LIFE FORCE. They are what keep us going! And the further we get on this journey of life, the harder it can become to meet—and keep—strong friendships with people who are as committed to growth, self-development, and emotional wellbeing as you are. When I was still running my dentistry practice, many of my friendships were pretty surface level. They usually revolved around the latest gossip, and mutual victimized complaining (yanno, the kind: “You had that happen to you? Well, I had it way worse!) Yep, and I know I'm not alone. As women, we love to sulk and share how bad our lives are to find shared connections and belong! It wasn't until I sold my business and started on my research journey around the globe, meeting friends from different walks of life—from different retreats/events/places—and landing in places like Kuala Lumpur & Bali that I found my friendships 100% radically shifted. Finally, I was meeting humans with the same life missions, depth, and spiritual journeys in an incredible community of expats and change-makers who matched the path I was on. Through this shared experience, I noticed how much deeper I was able to connect with others than I had been in the past—and how much more quickly, too. But it required putting myself out there, seeking experiences where I knew I would find like-minded and like-hearted individuals, and accepting that it was time to evolve out of some old friendships that were no longer serving me. And now, as a mama, what I need out of friendships has changed again. So lately, I've been doing what I called a friend inventory, and as you listen, I invite you to do the same. What do you need out of a friendship right now? What aspects of your friendships are no longer serving you? How can you create shared experiences with others, and how will you put yourself out there to have those experiences? Our friendships need to grow with us, not hold us back. If you find yourself in a new season with how you relate to your friends, this episode will guide you through how to nurture the relationships you value or recognize that you need to upgrade your tribe. If you loved this episode, make sure you also check out… - More about women supporting other women and finding your people with Miki Agrawal https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/miki-agrawal-being-bold-in-the-face-of-haters/id1608226580?i=1000555439013 - Becoming more of yourself so you can attract the right people into your life with Vasavi Kumar https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vasavi-kumar-how-to-be-more-of-yourself/id1608226580?i=1000555690092 - Pursuing your life purpose and finding your people at the Dharma Coaching Institute (next enrollment is Fall 2022!) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-know-if-you-are-ready-to-pursue-your-purpose/id1608226580?i=1000554190755 Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please leave a 5-star review so you can enter our Mother's Day Giveaway! You could win one of our spa prize packs or the GRAND PRIZE of a $200 VISA gift card to treat yourself to some pampering! Even if you're not a mama, you're welcome to enter anyway! You deserve it too, boo. Just take a screenshot of your review and upload it at www.thebravetable.com/giveaway to be entered to WIN. Thank you so much for being here, and see you next time!
Hello Brave Table fam, welcome back for another juicy episode. Today's guest is Kelsey Chittick, a writer, mama, comedian, inspirational speaker, and author of Second Half: Surviving Loss and Finding Magic in the Missing. What you'll get out of this episode… - Reframing grief to experience joy, hope, and a zest for life - Healing modalities for grieving, including alternative, psychedelics, and holistic approaches - Explaining loss of life to your children and how to guide them through a traumatic event - Learning how to experience and embrace the full range of human emotions, working through every stage of the grief process, and not placing a timeline on your grieving - Having unapologetic confidence in who you are - Getting out of your head, into your body, and owning your sexual exploration - Letting go of the reigns as a high-achieving woman - How to do the work during challenging times to come out stronger on the other side Kelsey suddenly lost Nate—her husband, former NFL player, best friend, and father to her children—while she was at A-Fest (where the two of us met) in Jamaica and he was back home with the kids. Her life changed in an instant. Before Jamaica, Kelsey had lived much of her life in her head. She felt uptight, constantly nervous and high strung, and didn't allow herself to let loose. She was also an anxious traveler, so she was initially hesitant to go to Jamaica, but Nate insisted that she do. As soon as she landed, she felt a sense of calm, and during the days that followed, she broke out of her shell, felt an awakening happen within her, and decided she wanted to live fearlessly and do great things, but prayed that she wouldn't have to go through something hugely challenging to get there. Moments later, the call came that Nate had passed suddenly in front of his two children. What followed was a journey of incredible strength and resilience as she navigated a flurry of feelings—grief & joy, devastation & hope, and everything in between. Kelsey contemplated what life would be like for her family on the other side of such a devastating event, and quickly recognized that the only way out of it would be to go through it. Kelsey shares that it is possible to find yourself again and lead a joyful life—even after a massive, deeply heart-wrenching, and completely unexpected loss. She shows us the value in experiencing the full range of human emotions, finding what healing practices and modalities can best support you (plus opening your mind to unconventional ones including alternative therapies and psychedelics), and honoring your grief in ways that still give you pleasure. All with a little dose of laughter along the way. More resources on things discussed in this episode… - Purchase Kelsey's book, Second Half: Surviving Loss and Finding Magic in the Missing - https://www.amazon.com/Second-Half-Surviving-Finding-Missing/dp/1951407490 - Find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/kelseydchittick/ and her podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/keepon-podcast/id1444763821 - The book Kelsey speaks of at the beginning of the episode is The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani - More about being brave during challenging times - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-it-means-to-be-brave/id1608226580?i=1000551021321 - More on finding joy in sex with Alexa Bowditch https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alexa-bowditch-being-brave-in-talking-about-sex-pt-1/id1608226580?i=1000554707395 - My own experience with grief with my family - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 - Kelsey's favorite ritual right now, Dr. Joe Dispenza's meditations https://drjoedispenza.com/products/morning-evening-meditations-updated-version-by-dr-joe-dispenza-meditation Thanks for listening, and I hope you loved this episode! If you did, please leave a 5-star review so you can enter our Mother's Day Giveaway! You could win one of our spa prize packs or the GRAND PRIZE of a $200 VISA gift card to treat yourself to some pampering! Even if you're not a mama, you're welcome to enter anyway! You deserve it too, boo. Just take a screenshot of your review and upload it at www.thebravetable.com/giveaway to be entered to WIN. Thank you so much for being here, and see you next time!
Hey Brave Table fam, and welcome back for another super juicy episode. My guest today is Regena Thomasauer, also known as Mama Gena. She is a teacher, a mama, the New York Times best-selling author of Pussy: A Reclamation, and Founder and CEO of The School of Womanly Arts, which began in her living room in 1998 and has since turned into a global movement. Above all else—Regena believes that women are the greatest untapped natural resource on the entire planet. What you'll get out of this episode… - A brief history of the divine feminine and how we moved from a matriarchy into a patriarchy - Why now is the best time to be living on this planet as a woman - The importance of pleasure in connecting to your deepest desires - The life of the Courtesan, why it was so important, and how the women's movement ended it - Why women need to fill up on pleasure as much as they can and use the lens of pleasure to reach a different paradigm - Tips to practice sensuality and self-pleasure so you can flood your body with feel-good hormones and turn on your radiance - Giving yourself permission to connect with your life force - The art of the turn-on and turning yourself on - Why you should always follow your desires, even when it leads to unexpected places - And much, MUCH more Regena's story starts with childhood abuse. From the time she was 5 years old, she remembers feeling drained, disconnected from herself, and as though she didn't have enthusiasm for the day. She recalls being in her bed and seeing a goddess sitting on the edge of it in her peripheral vision. But every time she would turn to look at it, it would disappear. Regena longed to find her goddess. Later in life, in her 20s, she researched ancient goddess traditions and learned about the matriarchal societies of the past to find out why the feminine was missing in our modern day. Then one day at University, she got an assignment asking her to prepare as if the most important person in the world was coming for a visit (which, turns out, that's you!). As women, we're always taught to take care of our partners, our kids, our parents—but never of ourselves. So with this assignment, Regena pampered herself for the first time... ever. She looked in the mirror in a state of pleasure and finally awakened the inner goddess she had been searching for. This was the moment that would change everything for her, realizing that this goddess is within every woman and that pleasure is the key to revealing it. The reality is that we are witnessing global unhappiness among women right now. 1 in 4 women will experience depression, and only 1 in 5 will seek treatment. There are eating disorders, an alarming level of self-harm, and built-up resentment. Despite all of the gains women have made, we are still a bit lost. But ladies, what if you could reclaim your power by exploring your sensuality and understanding what pleases you—instead of what pleases other people? Your freedom lies in following your desires; that's your life force talking to you. It's time we all find our inner goddess and lead lives of pleasure. More resources on Regena and things she mentions in this episode… - Buy Regena's New York Times best-selling book, Pussy: A Reclamation https://www.amazon.com/Pussy-Reclamation-Regena-Thomashauer/dp/1401950248 - Visit Regena's website at https://mamagenas.com/ and find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mamagena/ - More on the film Dangerous Beauty https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118892/ - A book about Regena's favorite Courtesan, Marie Duplessis, The Girl Who Loved Camellias: The Life and Legend of Marie Duplessis https://www.amazon.ca/Girl-Who-Loved-Camellias-Duplessis/dp/0804171556 - More about pleasure through sex with Alexa Bowditchhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alexa-bowditch-being-brave-in-talking-about-sex-pt-1/id1608226580?i=1000554707395 - And part two of that convo, what you didn't learn about sex in schoolhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alexa-bowditch-what-you-didnt-learn-about-sex-in-school-pt-2/id1608226580?i=1000554963663 - How my husband Ajit and I keep the fun and pleasure in our relationshiphttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ajit-nawalkha-part-2-on-parenthood-and-being-a-father/id1608226580?i=1000551026806 - More on healing childhood wounds with Marissa Peerhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marisa-peer-on-being-enough-healing-childhood-wounds/id1608226580?i=1000552433781 Thanks for listening, fam. Did you enjoy this episode? If so, then please consider leaving me a 5-star review so that you can help others find the show! And after you do, make sure you send a screenshot of your review to email@example.com to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thank you so much for being here, and see you next time!
Welcome back, Brave Table fam! Joining me today all the way from Bali is the incredible Shayoon, a Trauma Specialist and Co-Founder of The Lightforce Center, a facility that uses ancient practices for deep healing. As a fashion icon from Los Angeles, to Ibiza, to Bali, she has been featured on the covers and in publications like Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Travel + Leisure, plus many more, and was called “the powerful and most sought-after female healer” by Grazia Magazine. Here's what we are diving into today: - Dating outside of your culture and how to tell your family - How to break free from the confines of family obligations to discover yourself - Using your trauma as a tool for your healing and growth - How to question when conventional medicine says you won't be able to walk again - Undoing your cultural and religious programming and creating your own traditions - The lessons your children have to offer and how they can help you clear trauma from your lineage - The distinction between faith and religion - How to fiercely use your voice, speak your truth, and stand up for what you believe in - Taking the leap when your soul is asking for more of life - Sitting with ayahuasca, freebirthing, and moving through fear Shayoon was born in Nairobi, Kenya, to a mixed-culture (Indo-Pakistani) and a conservative Muslim family. Shayoon's family moved around the world before eventually landing in Oklahoma City when she was a teenager. Immediately, she noticed the differences between being Muslim in Kenya versus the United States, feeling like, in the US, she had to adhere to a certain identity that didn't align with who she was and led her to ‘rebel' against what was expected of her in her culture. Then at 18, she got in a terrible car accident that left her feeling broken. She was told she wasn't going to walk properly again, wouldn't be able to have children, and couldn't continue to play volleyball, causing her to fall into a deep depression and experience anxiety. Longing for more than Oklahoma City could offer her, Shayoon moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in fashion. In 2010, during a weekend at Coachella, she would enter into a powerful love story, meeting her twin flame and now husband, Alexander. Shayoon's relationship with Alexander was the catalyst for her deep healing journey and the beginning of her spiritual awakening. Still in immense pain from her car accident and managing it with Western medicine, Alexander opened Shayoon up to holistic healing, in particular, the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT). Within minutes, after years of pain, medication, and feeling anger toward her body, Shayoon was freed from her chronic pain for good—and never took medication for it again. After seeing what was possible when you begin to release unhealed trauma and stagnant emotion, Shayoon trained herself in various healing modalities and techniques so she could pay it forward. Today this mama of two is dedicated to spreading the gift of healing far and wide to relieve others of their pain and disease, help them realize their power, and live healthy, thriving lives. Alongside Alexander, they have been able to heal clients of The Lightforce Center of everything from asthma to fertility issues to depression and anxiety. In this conversation, she also shares her free birth story, how nervous she was to bring home a non-Muslim boyfriend to meet her parents, clearing ancestral trauma, how to have unshakeable faith over fear, and trusting and honoring your intuition in choosing what practices will be most supportive for you. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out… - Shayoon's Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/shayoon_/ and The Lightforce Center at https://thelightforcecenter.com/ - More about your using voice and being yourself with Vasavi Kumar https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vasavi-kumar-how-to-be-more-of-yourself/id1608226580?i=1000555690092 - Pursuing your dharma with Sahara Rose https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sahara-rose-pursuing-your-dharma-to-be-your-highest-self/id1608226580?i=1000551753870 - More on healing generational trauma https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 Thanks for listening and I hope you loved this episode. If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, make sure you send a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thank you so much for being here, and see you next time!
Welcome back for another super spicy episode of The Brave Table. Today's guest is Amber Valdez, a former TV host and NFL cheerleader turned Spiritual Awakening Mentor & 5D Business Coach to lightworkers and entrepreneurs. We kick off the episode with a question I know all of you ladies have asked yourself at some point in your life: how do you navigate relationships as an ambitious woman? When you're standing in your divine feminine power, it can sometimes be challenging to find a partner who can rise to the occasion and meet you at your level, without trying to ride your coattails or bring you down. Amber has been through it all when it comes to relationship experiences and the valuable lessons they can offer, even when they're painful. She grew up in a volatile home environment with an abusive mother and a father who was an addict, which set the precedent for how she would navigate relationships in her adult life. An empath with an innate longing to heal others, she found herself dating narcissists and getting stuck in abusive relationships that she couldn't seem to escape. That was until she drew upon her incredible resilience and underwent a deep healing journey—using modalities like purging, fasting, reiki, energy healing, energetic cord cutting ceremonies, Akashic record readings, tapping, body talk, trauma therapy (you name it)—all of which led her to the incredible partner she has today. There are a few things I hope you can take away from today's conversation, depending on the season you're in. If you are struggling in your relationship or if hearing what it's like to date a narcissist is signaling alarm bells in your head, I hope Amber's story can offer you the strength you need to evaluate if it's what you truly desire, and to choose yourself instead. And if you're wanting to call in your king or queen, know that they ARE out there ready for you, but ultimately, it all starts with doing your inner work. Only then will you find someone who has done theirs, too, and is a match for the powerhouse that you are. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll get out of this episode… - What is Narcissistic Personality Disorder and how to identify it. - Softening into your feminine energy. - Establishing your self-worth and getting your needs met in relationships. - How to heal your childhood wounds. - Breaking free of the defense mechanisms you create to protect yourself when you grow up in a toxic household. - Coping with domestic violence and abusive relationships, how to seek support, and knowing you're not alone. - Taking radical responsibility for your self-development and personal growth. - Going through a dark night of the soul and healing modalities that can help. - How to manifest your ideal partner. Resources if you are experiencing domestic violence… - Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 - Sakhi for South Asian Women https://www.sakhi.org/ - Manavi http://www.manavi.org/ - Apnaghar http://www.apnaghar.org/ If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to check out… - Visit Amber's website at https://www.ambervaldez.com/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/iamambervaldez/ - Buy Amber's book, Stickie Affirmations: To Live Your Purposehttps://www.amazon.com/Stickie-Affirmations-Live-Your-Purpose-ebook/dp/B01EXJ9I8S - Hear more about rebuilding yourself after toxic relationships in this episode with Vasavi Kumar, How To Be More Of Yourselfhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/vasavi-kumar-how-to-be-more-of-yourself/id1608226580?i=1000555690092 - And this one with Alyson Charles, Awakening Your Inner Wisdom As The Rock-Star Shaman https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alyson-charles-awakening-your-inner-wisdom-as-the/id1608226580?i=1000552682079 - Get more juicy relationship tips in my conversation with Alexa Bowditch, Being Brave In Talking About Sex https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alexa-bowditch-being-brave-in-talking-about-sex-Rept-1/id1608226580?i=1000554707395 - Tune into more about healing childhood wounds in this conversation with Marissa Peer https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/marisa-peer-on-being-enough-healing-childhood-wounds/id1608226580?i=1000552433781 Thanks for listening and I hope you loved this episode. If you did, please consider leaving a 5-star review to help others find and benefit from the show. After you do, make sure you send a screenshot to email@example.com to receive my course on Emotional Mastery as my FREE gift to you. Thank you so much for being here, and see you next time!
Welcome back, Brave Table fam. I'm so excited to share with you today this powerful conversation with Reshma Saujani, Founder of the Marshall Plan for Moms, Girls Who Code, and Author of Brave, Not Perfect. She also just dropped her latest book,' Pay Up: The Future of Women in Work, And Why It's Not What You Think'. 'Pay Up...' is about the big lie we've been told about corporate feminism, why we need to ditch ‘Lean In' culture, and fiercely and actively champion gender equality in the workplace. Reshma has spent more than a decade fighting for women and girls' economic empowerment. She also ran for Congress back in the day, where she learned about how the system is rigged against women from the top down. But it was when she became a mom herself and covid hit that things really started to shift for her, as she saw all the working mamas around her (herself included) burn out. As Reshma says, “Moms don't break, but moms right now feel like they're broken.” The workplace hasn't traditionally been empathetic towards women and mothers, and there's no doubting that this has been heightened over the past two years. Being a mom is something a lot of us feel unconscious shame around—announcing our pregnancy at the last possible minute so we don't mess up promotion opportunities, apologizing for our kids yelling in the background on Zoom, and basically ‘hiding our motherhood'. But mamas and ladies, there is hope for a better future. Reshma says that right now, we have the opportunity to make women and moms feel like they matter. The US is seeing one of the biggest job booms in recent history, and CEOs are desperate. You have the chance to say “I'll do this on my terms” and create lasting change in the workforce that doesn't require you to choose between motherhood and your career. To change the narrative, we have to change the patriarchal structures currently in place at the top. For example, how many of you have a paid leave structure and childcare, or as a business owner, do you have this for your team members? If you're lucky enough to feel well-supported in these areas, then I invite you to think of the moms and women in your life, your fellow sisters, who might be struggling. Share this conversation with them as your way of saying “I see you” and inspire hope in them that real change is happening. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll get out of this episode: - What is the Marshall Plan for moms and how to start investing in economic recovery and empowerment for women - How to build the muscle of asking for what you need in order to thrive - Why it's not your job to fix or mother your partner, but rather to figure out what you need for you - Coping with guilt and shame surrounding what we see about motherhood on social media - How building the workplace for the most vulnerable ends up building it in the most supportive way for everybody - Looking at toxic masculinity, changing our preconceived ideas around gender roles, and encouraging corporate policies that encourage men to take paid leave - The 4 forces of change, and the practical tips they offer that you can apply today - How to bring up the gender gap with your partner and set tangible boundaries around co-parenting - Releasing perfection as moms and learning how to “mother out loud” and mother authentically If you loved this episode, make sure you check out… - Reshma's website https://reshmasaujani.com/, where you can grab your copies of Pay Up and Brave, Not Perfect https://reshmasaujani.com/books/ - Her work on the Marshall Plan for Moms at https://marshallplanformoms.com/ - Find her on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/reshmasaujani/ and follow Girls Who Code here https://www.instagram.com/girlswhocode/ - Listen to my journey with motherhood here https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/being-brave-in-reinventing-yourself/id1608226580?i=1000551014551 - My conversation with Ajit on fatherhood https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ajit-nawalkha-part-2-on-parenthood-and-being-a-father/id1608226580?i=1000551026806 I hope this conversation empowered you to be an agent of change for what's happening to women in the workplace and the gender gap in our society. And if it did, I would be so grateful if you could leave a 5-star review. After you do, send a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive my FREE course on Emotional Mastery as my gift to you. Thank you again for being here, and see you next time!
Welcome back to The Brave Table! Question for you—do you ever feel not like yourself? I don't just mean feeling off your game or in a funky mood—I'm talking about a deep, to-your-core, soul-level feeling of not being the real you. Who are you when you're not the person your parents expect you to be? Who are you when you're not in a relationship with a partner who has certain projections of you? How do you know what lights you up if you aren't always trying new things, exploring, and giving yourself permission to reinvent yourself? When I think about the ultimate reinvention queen, going from the conventional to completely UNconventional, I think of today's guest, Vasavi Kumar. Vasavi has lived many lives. She grew up a first-generation Indian immigrant in a household with strict rules that expected her to follow a conservative life path like her parents (her mother was a cardiologist; her father an accountant). She tried it out for a while, going to an Ivy League school, getting married to a traditional and conventional Hindu man, and becoming a therapist—all the South Asian ‘good girl' checks. But ultimately, Vasavi was a brown sheep, and never did things just because. From a young age, she wouldn't take no for an answer, and was always asking the question—why? As she began asking herself why and questioning her own life—her marriage, her career, her likes and dislikes—everything changed. Following a divorce after 4 years of marriage, changing careers, a battle with drugs and alcohol, and refusing to be her family's scapegoat, Vasavi stepped into her power and became the impactful coach she is today (and a chef, and a stand-up comedian—she's seriously dabbled in it all!) Vasavi poses a powerful question that she would ask herself as she sought out new life experiences that I'd love for you to ponder as you listen: How do you get closer to yourself? How do you break free from the expectations others have placed on you and get closer to the truth of who you truly are? Some of the juicy nuggets you'll get out of this episode: - Reparenting yourself, and how to practice what you wish your parents had given you - Softening into your feminine energy, staying in your power even when you're confronted and being real, not performative - How to cope with shame, guilt, and secrecy in your family around topics like mental health, substance abuse, and divorce - Dealing with feelings of abandonment when you're not supported by your family and countering them with radical self-love - Being multi-passionate and always seeking out experiences and new ways of being to better understand yourself and love yourself - Breaking free from giving your energy to trying to fix everything around you and channeling it into healing yourself instead - Examining the role you play in your family unit and establishing boundaries - What are trauma bonds and how to break free of them so you can thrive If you liked this episode, you'll also want to check this out… - Vasavi's work at https://www.vasavikumar.com/ and follow her on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/mynameisvasavi/ - Listen to her podcast, Say It Out Loud with Vasavi https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/say-it-out-loud-with-vasavi/id1366384837 - Listen to my episode on Healing Generational Trauma & Breaking Free From Asian Immigrant Parents https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/healing-generational-trauma-breaking-free-from-asian/id1608226580?i=1000553426419 - Learn more about pursuing your purpose—and perhaps even becoming a coach like Vasavi—in the episode How To Know If You Are Ready To Pursue Your Purpose & Change Your Life https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-know-if-you-are-ready-to-pursue-your-purpose/id1608226580?i=1000554190755 Thanks for listening! I hope this episode inspired you and gave you your daily dose of bravery. If you enjoyed it, I would be so grateful if you could leave a 5-star review so you can help others find the show. Thank you for being here with me, and see you next week!
Hey Brave Table fam, welcome back—you're in for a goodie today! In this chat with Miki Agrawal, the ultimate girl boss queen, we go all in—touching on everything from infertility and motherhood; to deep healing and inner work; to navigating big challenges that may come up as an entrepreneur in your journey. Miki is the founder of Tushy, Thinx, and Wild. All of these companies have been disrupted by who she is and what she stands for. She is also the author of the #1 best-selling books Do Cool Sh*T and Disrupt-Her, and was named "Fast Company's Most Creative People", “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and INC's “Most Impressive Women Entrepreneurs”. Miki is a true visionary when it comes to making periods, poop, and organic food sexy— completely disrupting and dominating industries that most others shy away from. Hear why she stepped down as CEO of her own company and a breakdown that led to creating another 9-figure business—but not before sinking into the depths of an inner reckoning. She shares how to use traumatic life experiences as a means for massive growth, an opportunity for learning/unlearning, and having even more conviction in your work. We also talk about feminism and the importance of celebrating women instead of clawing each other for a seat at the table in our patriarchal society. Instead, can we be inspired by other women and not envious? Can we choose to lift each other up and not want to take each other down? How do we change the system that's keeping us small—in a fear-based world—and start operating from a place of abundance rather than lack? Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - Overcoming struggles during your most vulnerable moments - The dangers of ‘extremism' and leaning too much into alternative stances - Having gratitude for even your worst feelings and what it means to feel truly alive - Learning how to choose every single day what you focus on and put your energy into - The importance of creating diversity in the workplace and your community, and learning the true depths of diversity - How to be brave in the face of cancel culture, share your truth, and attract the right people to your work - Observing yourself in your toughest moments, finding the beauty in the breakdown, and extracting lessons from your sucky human moments - Letting go of reacting to low-vibrational shit, letting your work speak for itself, and doing things out of integrity - Moving into the matriarchy, awakening the divine feminine, and how to be a seductress in your life - The importance of meeting people where they are - Miki's healing regimens & nourishing practices that you can use when going through a tough time If you liked this episode… - Check out Miki's website here https://mikiagrawal.com/ and on Instagram at @mikiagrawal - Buy Miki's books on Amazon: Do Cool Sh*t https://www.amazon.com/Do-Cool-Sh-Business-Happily/dp/0062366858 and Disrupt-Her https://www.amazon.com/Disrupt-Her-Manifesto-Modern-Miki-Agrawal-ebook/dp/B079P32W22/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&keywords=disrupt-her%20book&qid=1542383560&s=digital-text&sr=1-1 - Listen to Being Brave in Building Your LifePass with Payal Kadakia: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/payal-kadakia-being-brave-in-building-your-lifepass/id1608226580?i=1000553155461 - Check out How to Build Unconventional Wealth & Abundance with Codie Sanchez https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/codie-sanchez-how-to-build-unconventional-financial/id1608226580?i=1000553932009 - Find out how to know if you are ready to pursue your purpose & change your life like Miki did https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-know-if-you-are-ready-to-pursue-your-purpose/id1608226580?i=1000554190755 Thanks for listening, fam. I hope you loved this episode. And if you did, please leave a 5-star review so you can help others find The Brave Table! Thanks for being here, loves! See you again soon.
Hi again, loves, and welcome back for part two of my conversation with @thatsexchick, Alexa Bowditch. We're going to dive even deeper into our discussion on sex — and what we really should know about it related to our pleasure, health, and relationships — not just the basics we learned in school. I'm sure many of you mamas out there will agree when I say — it's scary thinking about what our children will find out about sex before we get to them. We all want our children to know how to properly and sensually engage in sex when the time comes, and as Alexa points out, this starts with us. It starts with taking radical responsibility for our sexuality, unlearning what we think we know, and staying humble as we open ourselves up to new experiences. As parents and adults, we need to understand how we relate to pleasure and sexual fulfillment so that we can have grounded conversations with our kids — and our partners. Alexa talks about treating sex like you would anything else related to your wellbeing - you go to the gym for your physical health, you meditate for your mental health, and you need that same level of maintenance for your sexual health. Tune in to hear her insights on how to do this and a level of sex education that you definitely didn't get in school. What's something you've learned through your sexual experiences that you wish you knew sooner? If you could go back in time, what is something you wish your parents had told you about sex, or what would have been helpful to learn in school? Knowing what you know now, how can you take ownership of your sexual education and desires to ensure that you (and if it applies, your children) can have a healthier relationship with sex? ICYMI: Listen to part one of my conversation with Alexa here: Some of the juicy nuggets you'll get out of this episode: - What is a “Want Will Won't” list and how to create one and use it with your partner - grab your free copy here https://www.thatsexchick.com/resources - Taking ownership for your sexual desires instead of being a victim or laying blame on your partner - Practicing BDSM with communication, consent, and care - Being fully consensual in your sexual relationships, letting things be reversible, and how allowing the things you don't actually want can cause harm - Infusing childlike innocence and play into your sexuality - Reevaluating your approach to sex when things start to get mundane - The anatomy of the vagina, a lesson on the clitoris, and what the vagina needs for a better quality orgasm - How to orgasm without penetration through your unique sexual blueprint - Leveraging toys for deeper, more compassionate sex More resources on sex, relationships, and embodying your full self: - Follow Alexa on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thatsexchick - Grab her “Want Will Won't” questions and other free resources here https://www.thatsexchick.com/resources - Listen to Alexa's That Sex Chick Podcast https://www.thatsexchick.com/podcast - Tune in to a conversation with my husband, Ajit, on difficult transitions and how we keep the spark alive in our relationship https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ajit-nawalkha-talking-with-my-husband-about-difficult/id1608226580?i=1000551024866 - If you're like Alexa, and people always come to you for advice on that thing you're passionate about or an expert on, how can you leverage that to completely change the course of your life (like she did!) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-know-if-you-are-ready-to-pursue-your-purpose/id1608226580?i=1000554190755 I'm so grateful to have you here, loves. If you enjoyed this conversation, please share with a friend and leave a 5-star review so that more people can find the show and join us! Catch you next time for another juicy conversation at The Brave Table.
Welcome back, Brave Table squad - I hope you're ready because today's episode is an EXTRA spicy one. We're going to talk about the one topic many of us avoid or feel uncomfortable with - sex - with @thatsexchick, Alexa Bowditch. Before Alexa became a sex coach and business mentor, she grew up in the deep south of Louisiana in a Catholic household, trying to follow all the “rules” in order to live out the so-called American Dream - like getting married young, having kids, and a house with a white picket fence. But this wouldn't be her story. Seeing her grandparents bicker and her mom marry 5 times normalized co-dependent relationships, leaving her to stay with her high school sweetheart well past their expiration date. After investing everything she had in making the relationship work, she experienced anxiety for the first time when it all fell apart and a loss of her sense of self. What followed was a 6-year adventure working on cruise ships that took her all over the world, and what she describes as ‘the relationship that taught her everything', cracking her open to experiences with kink, BDSM, and consensual non-monogamy - as well as a completely new exploration of her identity. As you listen to Alexa's story and hear her share how she braved a new paradigm of sex in her life, I invite you to keep an open mind and investigate your own feelings around sex. Maybe you're in a relationship and have been yearning to tell your partner your deepest sexual fantasies and desires - but aren't sure how to approach it. Or, you're navigating your personal relationship with sex and thinking about what you need from your future person. Whether you're currently sexually active or not - how can you stop listening to the noise of what we're told sex is supposed to mean and just follow what feels good for you? Some of the juicy nuggets you'll get out of this episode: - How to cope with losing your identity and who you are when a long-term relationship ends - What does BDSM mean, and understanding both its physical and mental components - Viewing sexual development as a part of your personal development - How to be a high-powered woman who still wants to submit and surrender - How to discuss your sexual desires with your partner and leave judgment at the door - Viewing kink and BDSM as nurturing and healing when done with love and care - Breaking down the idea of ‘taboo' for traditional couples - How to rekindle your sexual spark with your partner and tips for bringing it up in conversation - Showing up as the full expression of you in the bedroom so that you can be your best self in all the other roles you play in life (as a mother, a leader, head of your household, etc) More resources on sex, relationships, and embodying your full self: - Follow Alexa on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thatsexchick - Grab her “Want Will Won't” questions and other free resources here https://www.thatsexchick.com/resources - Listen to Alexa's That Sex Chick Podcast https://www.thatsexchick.com/podcast - Tune in to a conversation with my husband, Ajit, on difficult transitions and how we keep the spark alive in our relationship https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ajit-nawalkha-talking-with-my-husband-about-difficult/id1608226580?i=1000551024866 - Check out this conversation with Alyson Charles who also touches on what to do when you lose yourself in a relationship and the healing that can follow https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/alyson-charles-awakening-your-inner-wisdom-as-the/id1608226580?i=1000552682079 - If you're like Alexa, and people always come to you for advice on that thing you're passionate about or an expert on, how can you leverage that to completely change the course of your life (like she did!) https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-know-if-you-are-ready-to-pursue-your-purpose/id1608226580?i=1000554190755 Thank you for being here, loves. I hope this conversation inspired you. If you loved it, I would be so grateful if you could leave me a 5-star review - this helps other people find the show so they too can learn how to be braver in life, just like you are. See you next time!
Hey Brave Table fam, I have a question for you: have you ever asked yourself if you're truly pursuing your life purpose? This episode is for anyone who might be going through a life crisis right now or a pivotal shift. Maybe you've ended a relationship, just left your job, experienced a loss — whatever it is, you're going through an initiation or awakening of some kind, and you know you need to make a change. There are a few different ways you can approach it. You could ignore it and hope things get better or put a temporary band-aid solution on it, but eventually, the fall will be SO big that you'll be forced to look at it. So, why not start now? First, I want to give you permission to feel uncomfortable with it all. Change is scary! But it's what we need to ignite us into the next stage of our evolution. Use this as your opportunity to explore, try new things, and say YES to new potential and ways of being. You have a life purpose. Period. Everyone does. And sometimes you might just need a little guidance in figuring out what it is. So I want to tell you about (DCI) Dharma Coaching Institute. This is the first-of-its-kind dual certification to be a soul purpose & spiritual life coach. If you're the giver in relationships, this could be the key to unlocking your secret gift. Or even if you're not sure about becoming a coach, but you're just looking to discover parts of yourself that are dormant, this is the course that could change your life. We get into critical life skills like how to have difficult conversations, how to create habits that are going to fuel you, developing a wealth & abundance mindset, healing the patterns of your upbringing and so many more juicy lessons. We've had hundreds of students pass through already and our next Spring cohort starts in April and doors have opened to DCI Dharma Coaching Institute. So check it out at https://dharmacoachinginstitute.com/ and find your Dharma Archetype by taking the quiz! https://www.dharmaarchetypequiz.com/. And I'm hosting a very special Q & A session to answer all of your questions on becoming a spiritual life coach on Sunday, March 27th so mark your calendars! I wish I had this training when I was going through my own awakening and I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to share it with you! Some of the juicy nuggets you'll get out of this episode - What it means to discover your dharma and how to take the first step in creating a life that you truly love - How to be okay in your discomfort and use it as your cue to seek something bigger - How to stop living in guilt, fear and shame and worrying about what people think of you - Calling in an exciting new chapter and the next phase of your evolution - Learning how to create boundaries and identifying what you won't settle for any longer - Leveraging your innate gifts to help others heal For more on pursuing your dharma, listen to my episode with Sahara Rose: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sahara-rose-pursuing-your-dharma-to-be-your-highest-self/id1608226580?i=1000551753870 Thank you for being here, loves! I hope you loved this episode, and if you did, I would be SO grateful if you could leave a review. This will help other brave souls like you find the show. I appreciate you all so much! Also, heads up that today is your LAST CHANCE to enter my giveaway and WIN some amazing prizes, like a book bundle of incredible reads, my fav tonic superfood elixir from @drinkmudwtr, and one lucky winner will get a pair of Apple AirPods Pro! It just takes 3 easy steps: Follow @thebravetable on Instagram Submit an iTunes review Enter at thebravetable.com/giveaway I'm so deeply grateful that you're here. See you next time!
Hey Brave Table crew - welcome back for another episode. Today I'm sitting down with one of my dear friends and founder of Contrarian Thinking, Codie Sanchez. We're going to dive into financial freedom, creating abundance, and building wealth through avenues you might have never even thought of. Codie and I met during a weekend event and formed a sister bond immediately. We both shared the experience of having lived a super traditional life and longing for something more — something aligned with our soul calling. Both of us navigated first marriages, and divorces- Codie went from a white-picket-fence, country-club, 9-5-office-life to completely disrupting the finance space by breaking it down and making it accessible. She proves that a life of financial freedom is possible for anyone — even when you stray from a conventional life path. She shares the story of how Emotional Grit, my first book led into sparking her evolution, and how managing your mindset while going through transition will help spearhead your next evolution. She is the founder of Contrarian Thinking, a media company and newsletter dedicated to talking about money in an honest yet unintimidating way. She also invests in what she refers to as ‘boring businesses' — we're talking things like laundromats, car washes, vending machines — industry outsiders that people often overlook and how you can run them to earn passive income. Loves, how can you start calling in all that juicy abundance that is waiting for you? Without financial freedom, you'll continue to seek safety in the conventional & traditional. So if there is something you long to do, do it right now; do the thing that lights you up. Because as Codie will let you know, there are so many ways to make money by following your heart. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll get out of this episode: - Figuring out your identity and discovering who you are after divorce, when you change careers, and when lose your social circle - Democratizing the traditional way of doing business & investing and making it attainable to anyone - Viewing every activity you do as a business and how to create a “You” Corp - How to create multiple streams of income and generate passive income, and why there's never been a better time to do so - The difference between high-risk and low-risk businesses and how you can slowly begin to build an investment portfolio - even without tons of cash - And MUCH more. Grab your copy of emotional grit here at emotionalgrit.com Sign up for Codie's newsletter at https://contrarianthinking.co/ and follow her on TikTok @realcodiesanchez for the hottest investment and finance tips. Thank you for tuning in, loves! If you enjoyed this episode, please rate the show and leave a review so you can help others find juicy conversations like this one on The Brave Table. And LAST CALL to enter my giveaway and WIN some amazing prizes, like a book bundle of incredible reads, my fav tonic superfood elixir from @drinkmudwtr, and one lucky winner will get a pair of Apple AirPods Pro! It just takes 3 easy steps: 1. Follow @thebravetable on Instagram2. Submit an iTunes review 3. Enter at thebravetable.com/giveaway Thanks again for listening and see you next time!
Hey loves, and welcome back for another episode of The Brave Table. This one is all about family trauma and why it's important to heal generational wounds. If you're from an immigrant family, you'll probably already know what I'm talking about, or maybe you're in a relationship with someone who is. But no matter what your background or culture, it's likely that you have some generational trauma in your lineage. When I talk about trauma, it doesn't always mean something huge and scary — it's something significant that happened to you that shaped who you are. It can be big or small; external or internal; something physical like an injury or something emotional like a compromised relationship with a sibling or a death of a loved one. When these things happen either to you or to those who came before you, it affects your genes and changes how your body reads DNA sequences. The good news is that these changes are reversible when you begin to heal. I also talk about how I've had to peel back the layers of trauma through domestic violence, the loss of family members, the pressure to be successful, and the trauma work I've done to heal what I've passed down to my children. And while this can feel a little heavy, the beauty here is that our generation now has the opportunity to THRIVE instead of just survive. We have so much information at our fingertips to help us do this work, so let's look at how we can learn from our parents and our family's past to create a better future for ourselves and the generation to come. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - What does trauma - and generational trauma - really mean? - How generational trauma can predispose you to anxiety disorders and depression, but also incredible qualities like resilience and emotional strength - How we get to choose our soul karma - Having compassion and empathy in our walk with our families - The importance of taking care of yourself in motherhood and even before conceiving - What is Family Constellation therapy and shifting from an individual mindset to one of interconnectedness - What are Epigenetics and how your behaviors and your environment can create changes that affect your genes - Understanding your family's core values as a starting point for your own growth and healing - Tips and tools for navigating when our family doesn't support us in our evolution or understand who we are - Question prompts you can use with your parents/grandparents to learn about their experience growing up Books I reference in this episode: - It Didn't Start with You: How Inherited Family Trauma Shapes Who We Are and How to End the Cycle by Mark Wolynn - Connected Fates, Separate Destinies: Using Family Constellations Therapy to Recover from Inherited Stories and Trauma by Marine Selenee Other episodes & videos I reference: - Episode 2: Being Brave In Reinventing Yourself https://podcasts.apple.com/lb/podcast/being-brave-in-reinventing-yourself/id1608226580?i=1000551014551 - YouTube video: How to Break Free from Your Asian Parents https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CFrsGKFUIo Thanks for tuning in, Brave Table squad! If you enjoyed this episode, then please leave a review to help more brave souls like you find the show. And when you do, make sure you share your review by going to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway for a chance to win some amazing prizes, including Apple AirPods pro, a book bundle of my all-time fave reads, a self-care bath bundle full of luxe products and more. The contest closes on March 15, so go and enter now before you forget! See you next time!
Welcome back loves for another juicy conversation at The Brave Table. My guest in this episode is Payal Kadakia, Founder of ClassPass, Artist, and Author of LifePass. Payal believes that your life purpose lies at the intersection of what you're innately passionate about and what can impact others. She was lucky enough to find her purpose — Indian dance — at a young age and used this as her North Star to guide how she would operate in this world. As a result, Payal has paved the way for what's possible in entrepreneurship when you lead with your purpose and passion, turning her love of dance into a billion-dollar business. So, if you're feeling stuck, I hope this conversation inspires you to find and cultivate your true calling in life. It already exists within you, but sometimes you just need to get quiet and shut out all the noise of the world — like your parents who want to see you take a different path or the pressure from society to behave and act a certain way — to get clear on what it is. What are the things you LOVED to do throughout your life? If you're not sure, can you try new activities and hobbies to see what lights you up? Then, how can you use these passions to relentlessly chase your dreams? Let's dive in. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - Growing up with different cultural identities and how to merge these identities with your passions and include them as a part of you, rather than hiding them or having to choose - How to create agreements with loved ones when their expectations of you are different than your own - The turning point of leaving your job to go after something much greater than you ever imagined - Doing things out of authenticity and attracting the right people to your business - Merging business with creativity, and not having to choose one or the other - Finding your purpose through rekindling activities from your childhood and incorporating more of those activities into your everyday life - Why it's important to create boundaries without guilt, surround yourself with the right energy, and clearly define your expectations - What being brave means to Payal, her daily rituals & practices, and her word to describe this season And SO much more. Grab Payal's already super hot LifePass book that's out now at www.lifepassbook.com. I hope you SO loved this episode! And before you go - make sure not to miss out on The Brave Table giveaway at www.thebravetable.com/giveaway for your chance to WIN some amazing self-care prizes - this my big THANK YOU for being here! Check out the site for all the ways you can enter to win - most important is that you leave a review and share it with a friend! This will also help more people find the show. Deepest gratitude to you all, and make sure to enter today because we're closing the contest on March 15. Thanks for being here, love, see you next time!
Hey there Brave Table squad! Welcome back for another super juicy episode, this time with the Rock-Star Shaman (and my rockstar friend), Alyson Charles. Internationally renowned Shaman, best-selling author, and host of Ceremony Circle Podcast, Alyson's story starts with a traumatic experience followed by a spiritual awakening that shifted her out of her life as a national champion athlete, top-rated radio host, and national daytime television talk show host in New York City, and into her calling as a Shaman. The woman has led pop culture shows through her meditations workshops awakening spirituality in circles where they need it most, from HBO film festival, Art Basel, Elle magazine to brands like Tory Burch, The National Geographic, The New York Times After 16 years of being in a codependent and very toxic relationship, Alyson shares the shocking moment that turned on her internal wisdom and spiritual gifts were heightened and allowed her to receive the call from Spirit that would send her down the path of Shamanism - but not before undergoing some really deep shadow work and facing her greatest fears. We dive into how to use these challenging seasons of life as a way to find your true soul calling, all the ugly and messy of shadow work and how it ultimately leads to so much beauty and growth, and why it's so important during your down cycles to experience the FULL spectrum of human emotions and not try to push them away. Alyson also talks about her new book which is out today, Animal Power: 100 Animals to Energize Your Life and Awaken Your Soul (which has been such a blessing for my whole household - it provides so much soul medicine and the kids love looking at the beautiful illustrations!) Go check it out and order your copy at www.alysoncharles.com/animalpower, and you'll also get access to a free guided shamanic journey from Alyson! Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - How to embrace your gifts and trust your deep inner knowing - What is shadow work, how to begin, and facing your inner gremlins for self-development and personal growth - Naming and looking at your greatest fear so you can face it and overcome it - Dropping the veil of illusions in toxic relationships, taking the necessary steps to overcome abusive relationships, and getting out of your own way - Looking at where and how you give your power away, why you do it, and how to reclaim your power - Practicing patience in your healing journey and learning to trust yourself - How Alyson defines Shamanism and how you can tune into your own Shamanic journey - Practices & rituals that you can do following a spiritual awakening to recalibrate - Unconditional love as a tool for practicing bravery - What medicine we can learn from the energy and spirit of different animals - The energy that's guiding Alyson through this season of her life I hope this conversation with Alyson was as inspiring for you as it was for me! If so, I would really appreciate it if you could leave a review. Each one helps others find juicy conversations like this one on The Brave Table. Let me know you've left a review by going to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway so you can enter for your chance to WIN amazing prizes, like a pair of Apple AirPods Pro! I'll also send you my Grow Your Grit 7-day mini-workshop for FREE to help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts, and change your world! Thanks again, loves, for tuning in! Until next time.
Hello, loves! This is a BIG episode as I sit down to chat with a woman I've admired for a long time, Marisa Peer. Marisa is a globally acclaimed therapist, author, speaker, and founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT), an award-winning technique that combines NLP, CBT, psychotherapy, and hypnotherapy for deeply powerful results. So much so, that she's taught it as a self coaching tool to rapidly shift your life! Marisa Peer has been the guide for me in motherhood and the person who jump-started my interest in hypnotherapy. She's not only worked with some of the biggest celebrities, olympic athletes, royalty, heads of states, politicians, and rockstars: from hollywood to bollywood, but she's an author of many books including her newest release, Tell Yourself A Better Lie, which is out on amazon. Through her events, trainings and workshops globally she has transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands. We'll dive into how to be more present with yourself, have more compassion in motherhood as well as how to reparent yourself. Most of Marisa's work deals with helping you heal your inner child, as much of our core beliefs and meanings we make in our lives are formed from our interactions and the love we desired from our caretakers. This is SO powerful. We also go through the origin story of Marisa's ‘I am enough' movement, why it is SO important to be mindful of your actions, words, and behaviors with yourself, and how to heal your past. Whether you're a mama now or a mama to be or a boss looking for insights from an absolute queen of personal transformation and growth, you definitely will NOT want to miss this conversation. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - Being in the right mindset to experience joy in the birthing process, not fear and dread - Reparenting yourself & healing your inner child. - Navigating your new identity as a mama, how to rediscover yourself, and mothering without guilt - How to balance your love for your child with your own dreams and ambitions - Raising children in this digital era - where do we place boundaries? - Childhood development - not expecting so much of your children, including them in their decision-making, and giving them more power - The 4 pillars of Marisa's Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT) and how to use them for personal growth and self-development - Learning how to process and transmute your emotions when you're having BIG feelings and avoiding self-sabotage - Reframing your life to what happened to you instead of what's wrong with you Get connected with Marisa Peer and her work here: marisapeer.com. Learn all about becoming an RTT therapist here at rtt.com Thank you Brave Table crew for listening! If you enjoyed this episode, please rate the show and leave a review so you can help others find juicy conversations like this one on The Brave Table. Make sure you let me know you've left a review by going to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway so you can enter for your chance to WIN amazing prizes, like a pair of Apple AirPods Pro! I'll also send you my Grow Your Grit 7-day mini-workshop for FREE to help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts, and change your world! Thanks again, loves, for tuning in! See you next time.
Hey fam! Welcome to another episode of The Brave Table. In today's episode, I'm pulling back the curtain to give you a behind the scenes look at a day in the life of a mamapreneur with 2 kids (both under 3 years old, eeeek). So many people often ask me - how do you do it all? And even though a lot of my life is online, what actually goes on in my home is something I usually keep pretty private. Well, not anymore, my loves! I'm going practice the bravery I preach and invite you in to all the messy and magical of a day in my household. My hope for you in this episode is that you'll learn how to prioritize the precious time that you DO have during this season of your life. We're often so caught up in what we DON'T have (trust me - I have been guilty of this too!). BUT - I'd love for us to shift our focus to be on what lights us up, what we're grateful for, and the tiny wins we experience throughout our day to create more juicy and expansive moments. And for those days where we just don't get it all done, despite our best intentions, how can we not have guilt about it and instead feel radical self-love and celebrate all the things that we did accomplish? How can we redefine certain practices that may seem daunting, turn them into something nourishing, and allow ourselves to shift and change as needed? PLUS, find out what I used to take for granted and what's been medicinal for me during this season, and best practices for creating your biggest year yet for self-development, wellness, and personal growth. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - Identifying your non-negotiable rituals, & routines that give you life! - How to find joy in the small wins throughout sometimes stress-FULL days - Making peace with and savoring the season that you're in - Ensuring that you're being intentional with the time that you do have what you do with it - How to find clarity in prioritizing what's important in your life through gratitude and setting yearly intentions (to help you get started - grab your free Elevated! Intention-Setting Planner at www.globalgrit.co/eyl) Thanks for joining a day in my life! I hope you enjoyed it! While you're here, I would REALLY appreciate it if you leave a review. Every single one helps The Brave Table get noticed by more people! Once you've rated the show 5-stars and left your review, you can head on over to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and I'll send you a FREE gift of my exclusive Grow Your Grit course to help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts and change your world! Not only that, you will have your chance to enter our giveaway! That's right Brave Table team. So go to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and follow the instructions there, and share it with your friends! See you next time!
Hey Brave Table soul fam! I'm SUPER excited for you to tune in to this episode as I sit down with my dear friend, sister, Goddess, and co-founder of Dharma Coaching Institute, Sahara Rose. Sahara is the best-selling author of Discover your Dharma: A Vedic Guide to Finding Your Purpose, the host of the Highest Self Podcast - the #1 spirituality podcast on iTunes - and has been proclaimed by THE Deepak Chopra as a “leading voice of the millennial generation into the new paradigm”. My girl has devoted the last decade of her life to raising the vibration of the planet and has empowered so many to discover their Dharma so that they can create conscious abundance, joy, freedom, and purpose in their lives. Sahara and I first bonded over our strict upbringings and how we navigated pursuing our calling - which definitely veered off the path our parents laid out for us! You have to hear her incredible story of how a health scare sparked her journey into understanding ayurvedic medicine and how she overcame what was expected of her in fierce pursuit of what she came to this earth to do. Oooof, it's a story that hits you right in the feels. Last year, Sahara and I teamed up to create Dharma Coaching Institute. The Great Resignation and these massive world shifts we're experiencing are providing an incredible opportunity for you to find your Dharma, reconsider the trajectory of your life, and ask yourself: “Am I living my truth? Why am I here? What are my gifts? What am I excited about?” Are you somebody who is the advice-giver in your group - somebody who connects deeply and is always that person to count on? We'll talk about what that could mean for you and how you can use your Dharma to create an expansive business from your gifts. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - How to recognize your gifts - Saying yes to challenging things as a catalyst for change in your life - What to do when your calling differs from the expectations your parents set out for you - Using daily self-care practices to give you more clarity in your life - How to discover your Dharma and how to know if you are on the path to your Dharma - How to have difficult conversations with your parents about your career, and what may happen at times with immigrant parents - When to pay attention to the challenges, roadblocks, and circumstances that could be a wake-up call for something better coming your way - How to take the first step towards your Dharma - even when it may not be the easiest, nor the sexiest - Dealing with rejection when it creates a mirror for all your fears - How we decided to join forces and build our mission of helping others in pursuing their purpose Dive into discovering your Dharma by heading over to www.dharmacoachinginstitute.com or get access to a FREE masterclass where Sahara helps you discover your Soul's Purpose: https://iamsahararose.com/masterclass Follow Sahara at @iamsahararose on IG, and get connected with her #1 spirituality podcast at the Highest Self Podcast @highestselfpodcast I hope you SO loved this conversation as much as I did, and I would really appreciate it if you leave a review. Every single one helps! Once you've rated the show 5-stars and left your review, you can head on over to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and I'll send you a FREE gift of my exclusive Grow Your Grit course to help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts and change your world! Not only that, you will have your chance to enter our giveaway! That's right Brave Table team. So go to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and follow the instructions there, and share it with your friends! See you next time!
Hi loves! This is the second part of my conversation with my husband Ajit on moving into a new chapter of our lives as parents to Arie and Aiyla and how our children are our greatest teachers. We talk about the challenges of parenting during a move, a pandemic, and validating children's feelings. With the birth of Aiyla and this being our second rodeo in the parenthood game, I ask Ajit how having a daughter has heightened his warrior-protector mode and if there's one message he'd want our children to know - what would it be? We also dive into the rise of the matriarchy, open up about our fears and concerns about raising children in today's world, our hopes for the future of humanity, and how we all get to choose the world we want to create for our kids. Plus, find out how we keep the SPICE in our lives outside of parenthood and keep date nights creative and inspiring! Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - Seeing your kids as collaborators for your self-development and personal growth - Discovering new things about yourself through your interactions with your kids - Modelling behavior for your children through your routines and actions and creating life habits that involve your children - Prioritizing your health as a means to maintain your vitality and be present for your children throughout your life - The importance of recalibrating with time without kids and reserving time for intrigue and surprise - We wrap up with a fun and light igniting round where Ajit talks about his suckiest human moment and what he's reading - his answer might surprise you! Thanks for listening, fam! If you liked what you heard, please leave a review so you can help others find The Brave Table! You can also head over to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and I will send you a FREE gift of my exclusive Grow Your Grit Emotional Mastery course! You'll find it nowhere else but here - exclusively for you, my Brave Table peeps! It includes the full Grow Your Grit 7-day mini-workshop, plus my Emotional GRIT guidebook, and worksheets to support & help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts and change your world. Not only that, you will automatically be entered into our giveaway! That's right. So go to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and follow the instructions there. Until next time!
Hey team Brave Table! This week's episode is a super fun one! I sat down with my boo, my baby daddy, my husband, and - also - serial entrepreneur, author, and coach, Ajit Nawalkha. This is part 1 of a 2-part episode! People often ask how we keep our relationship fun, juicy and fresh since we're together so often as business partners, life partners, and now our most important roles of mom and dad. We'll touch on a few of our tricks for clearly defining the different roles we play and placing and maintaining boundaries around them. We also touch on how to show up for our partners when moving through enormous change - in our case, this was the birthing of a new business, a new baby, and moving our family from LA to Austin. I'm sure pretty much ALL of you have experienced some huge shifts over the past couple of years, so we'll share with you some of the tools and rituals we had to revisit to help us get through this challenging season. This is part one of a two-part conversation so make sure to check out the follow-up episode where we talk more about parenthood and the things no one prepared us for. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - How we mentally and emotionally navigated our toughest year to date - Using your different communication styles as a catalyst for strengthening your relationship - Reflecting on your needs vs the needs of your partner and how to honor and respect both - The practice of operating from a place of non-reaction and the importance of taking time for solitude and reflection - Self-awareness and radical self-acceptance as keys to growth I hope you SO loved this conversation as much as I did, and I would really appreciate it if you could leave a review. Every single one helps! Then head over to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and I will send you a FREE gift of my exclusive Grow Your Grit Emotional Mastery course, exclusively for you Brave Table fam, which includes the full Grow your grit 7-day mini-workshop, plus my Emotional GRIT guidebook, plus worksheets, to support & help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts and change your world. Not only that, you will have your chance to enter our giveaway! That's right. So go to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and follow the instructions there, and when you share it with others it counts for more! See you next time!
Hey Brave Table squad, I have a question for you: what does it really mean to be brave? For this episode, I'm going all-in on what I think it means and why I decided to start a podcast about the topic. Being locked down during the pandemic created opportunities to get cozy with my quaranteam and have amazing discussions about the human experience. Around the world, people were finding new ways to connect, and it was incredible to see - but I started wondering why people weren't going deeper with each other in their conversations? We collectively entered a new season of life, so why weren't we diving into the nitty-gritty about the emotional intelligence, self-development, and straight-up BRAVERY required to face it? Asking what it means to be brave is going to be a throughline in all my conversations, and it's because, in this day and age, I believe that we gotta start to get real curious, question our beliefs, open ourselves up to new ideas and perspectives and be willing to change our minds. To me, THAT is bravery. I'm going to invite you to examine where might you still be playing small in your life, and where you are still holding back. How can you stop dimming your light so you can bring your whole self to the table? As you listen, I would love for you to contemplate what being brave means to you and how you can start embodying your brave heart in your every day and let go of things that are causing a prison in your life. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - My bravest moments to date and why I feel it's crucial to share our human stories - How to harness the power of being brave to show up as your authentic self as you approach new and unfamiliar stages of life - Navigating and understanding what it means to be human during challenging times - Making peace with letting go of the old way of doing things and opening ourselves up to different ways of being - Honestly and courageously stepping into fear, even when you don't have all the answers - How to prepare ourselves for a new frontier, learn more about ourselves, and welcome conversations with people who might not share our same perspective - without judgement - Standing up against those who want to silence you, share your truth, and be unapologetically you Thanks Brave Table squad for tuning in! If you enjoyed this episode, please rate the show and leave a review so you can help others join us at The Brave Table! Did you check out www.thebravetable.com/giveaway yet? I will send you a FREE gift of my exclusive Grow Your Grit Emotional Mastery course! Exclusively for you, my Brave Table Team! It includes the full Grow Your Grit 7-day mini-workshop, plus my Emotional GRIT guidebook, and worksheets to support & help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts and change your world. PLUS, you will automatically be entered into our giveaway! Woohoo! So go to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and follow the instructions there. See you again soon!
Fam, you've been saying how you've been feeling run down from the past two years and I HEAR YOU. But I also want to name all the beauty in what we've learned about the world and ourselves during this time. This type of change can be scary, but it also invites in so much abundance and opportunity for self-development. I was on a call with some power entrepreneurs recently and was loving all the vulnerability I was feeling from those around me. We often show up at these events as bosses ready to share all these badass things about ourselves and keep things surface level. But people we're cracking themselves open about how massive unprecedented growth (which, yay!) had them so focused on others that they were abandoning themselves (not so yay). It got me thinking about how we can move through life with a softness and an openness to all possibilities and keep moving forward despite the unknowns during these unpredictable times. How can you make sure that you stay on track, stay focused on the present moment, and not get too tripped up by what's happening around you? I'm going to share with you my go-to ritual that I've been using for the past 8 years to keep calling in my desires with ease and grace and how you can use it, too, by setting intentions in the 6 main categories of your life. This burnout-free blueprint is your tool to harness your soul purpose and grow into the person you are becoming. Loves, if you've been feeling stuck in your manifesting and needing a reset, this is THE episode for you! Let's keep working towards our goals WITHOUT getting completely run down and overwhelmed - there is a way! Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - Setting intentions in the 6 main categories of your life and creating daily rituals and practices to attune to the new level that you're operating at - Re-evaluating what we prioritize in our lives, the relationships we keep, and how we navigate the world - How to create more space, creativity, and freedom for your desires - How to DO less and PLAY more and harness the inspiration you need to take on your next project - Cutting out the clutter and prioritizing deeper relationships over metrics and analytics. - Meeting your edge through mental health challenges and taking ownership of your own mental health and sanity - Digging deeper into your greatest gifts, your soul purpose, and being authentic about what you are sharing with the world - How much will you continue living in fear vs how much will you pivot and shift? Thank you for being here, loves! I hope you enjoyed this episode, and if you did, I would be SO grateful if you could rate the show and leave a review so you can help others find The Brave Table! ALSO - be sure to head over to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and I will send you a FREE gift of my exclusive Grow Your Grit Emotional Mastery course! Exclusively for you, my Brave Table Team! It includes the full Grow Your Grit 7-day mini-workshop, plus my Emotional GRIT guidebook, and worksheets to support & help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts and change your world. Not only that, you will automatically be entered into our giveaway! Woohoo! So go to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and follow the instructions there. See you again soon!
Okay there Brave Table fam - as a recovering perfectionist, I'm going to dive into some triggers today and how to give yourself permission to shift when necessary. Sometimes we tend to hold ourselves back if things aren't quite ready and in this episode, I'll share my very big initiation into my motherhood journey that taught me to fully surrender - what I learned from my birth experience leading up to it with my son, the differences with my daughter, and how you can take the steps needed to heal your past. Thinking of motherhood - as a type A queen of your life - I got you covered here. Yup, you can't plan it all, and what happens when you allow yourself to grieve things not working out exactly as planned? We explore what it takes to loosen our grip on life and reframe our losses and fears as a means of expanding ourselves in ways we could have never imagined. We'll also dive into some of the major lessons from my very first best-selling book, Emotional Grit, and learn how to master your emotions, change your thoughts and how to use Grit in your own life. Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - Motherhood and birthing as a metaphor for change, initiation, and surrendering to the unexpected - Defining grit and learning more about my work around Grit from my very first book: Emotional Grit: 8 steps to mastering your emotions, changing your thoughts, and transforming your world. You can grab a copy here: emotionalgrit.com. - Having the grace to forgive yourself and heal your past - Reframing loss and fear and allowing yourself to grieve the loss of an ideal - Letting go of perfection and being able to surrender to the present moment - What happens when you let go of control, allowing yourself to stretch in ways you never imagine Thanks for listening, fam! If you liked what you heard, please leave a review so you can help others find The Brave Table! You can also head over to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and I will send you a FREE gift of my exclusive Grow Your Grit Emotional Mastery course! You'll find it nowhere else but here - exclusively for you, my Brave Table peeps! It includes the full Grow Your Grit 7-day mini-workshop, plus my Emotional GRIT guidebook, and worksheets to support & help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts and change your world. Not only that, you will automatically be entered into our giveaway! That's right. So go to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and follow the instructions there. Until next time!
Welcome officially to your seat at The Brave Table. I'm SO glad you are here! This is your destination, and I feel like it's going to be a magical journey together, my friend, so again, thank you SO much for tuning in! This has been brewing for a while! In this very first episode, I take you on a journey into my own life, about why I started this podcast and how The Brave Table came to be. We will explore topics like why it's SO vital to practice radical self-acceptance, because there have been many, many days where I haven't, and to give yourself permission to reinvent yourself. I also dive into my own personal struggles with motherhood since having baby #2 earlier this year and the identity shifts that accompany it, which sometimes may feel like you're on the journey alone. Not to mention, some of the things about being a parent that NO ONE tells you. Finally, we'll take a closer look at how to be brave in prioritizing relationships, your children, and most importantly, for yourself, as we reflect on how we understand and define our worth in this world. Some things to consider as you're listening: how can we close doors to the things that no longer bring us joy, surrender to the unknown, and open ourselves to new opportunities that make us come alive? Some of the juicy nuggets you'll experience in this episode: - Practice radical self-acceptance of your identity in the phase of your life that you're in - The personal struggles and identity shifts that no one tells you about in motherhood - Overachieving vs underachieving in understanding the depths of your worth. What is your worth defined by? - How to reparent yourself - Allowing for reinvention, entering a new phase of life with non-judgement - What does it mean when you cannot do “it” anymore? - Who do you want to show up for your relationships, your children, and yourself? - How to let go and close doors on certain things that may not be as joyful so you can open doors to new possibilities, even though it may be uncertain - Prioritizing opportunities and your time in a season of life that makes you come ALIVE I hope you loved this conversation, and I would ABSOLUTELY love for you to leave a review so you can help others find The Brave Table. Then head over to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and I will send you a FREE gift of my exclusive Grow Your Grit Emotional Mastery course! You'll find it no where else but here - exclusively for you, Brave Table fam! It includes the full Grow Your Grit 7-day mini-workshop, plus my Emotional GRIT guidebook, and worksheets to support & help you master your emotions, transform your thoughts and change your world. Not only that, you will automatically be entered into our giveaway! That's right. So go to www.thebravetable.com/giveaway and follow the instructions there. See you next time!
Grab a seat at The Brave Table for unfiltered conversations about all the unpredictable moments we face on our journey through life—the raw, the real, the messy—and how to overcome them and thrive. This is your oasis for the next season of who you are becoming—where you conquer your fears, ditch comparing your life to others, embrace the unconventional, and recognize your evolution and expansion. Join host Dr. Neeta, a former dentist turned author, investor, serial entrepreneur, and mama of two, for weekly episodes on strengthening your mental health and emotional fitness so you can face challenges with grace and grit. Let's get brave as we ride this human experience together with an open heart, new perspective, and a dose of laughter along the way.