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Scott Erickson on How To Not Give Up On Yourself

Scott Erickson on How To Not Give Up On Yourself

May 10, 2022

Scott Erickson, touring painter, performance artist and creative curate who mixes autobiography, aesthetics, and comedic narrative to create experiences that speak to our deepest stories, joins Sydney for a conversation about his new book "Say Yes: Discovering the Surprising Life Beyond the Death of a Dream."

Scott shares how to not give up on yourself, the three assumptions you need to address first, what it means to face the voice of “giving up”, and declaring that change is possible. We dive into the difference between “I’lI never be” versus “I’m on my way", and how to thrive in a massive culture of comparison. Plus, Scott shares how he reinvented himself to pursue his deepest passion, what he wants you to know about mid-life change ups, his biggest dreams nd so much more!

To connect with Scott and learn more visit his website https://www.scottericksonart.com/ and on Instagram @scottthepainter Twitter @scottthepainter Facebook @scottthepainter and you can find his new book on Amazon here

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Connecting to Your Spiritual Self with Isabeau Maxwell

Connecting to Your Spiritual Self with Isabeau Maxwell

May 3, 2022

Isabeau Maxwell, intuitive author, Medium and the founder of The SAGE Method, joins Sydney for a conversation on how we can become more confident in our intuitive abilities and Isabeau's mission to humanize people in spirit form and remind listeners that ghosts are people too.

We dive into the steps of Isabeau’s spiritual journey from a skeptic to professional medium and the importance of knowing our blocks. Isabeau shares her work helping souls crossover who are stuck in the in-between, changing the conversation from ghosts to spirit, and the best grilled cheese analogy we’ve ever heard. Plus, Isabeau shares how we can take care of our energetic body through GCP (ground, clear and protect), common messages that come through spirit and our loved ones, her biggest dream, and so much more!

To connect with Isabeau and learn more visit her website https://thesagemethod.com/ and on Instagram @thesagemethod Facebook @thesagemethod and on YouTube here

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  • Thank you to today's sponsor, Better Help. We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/seekthejoy
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Lessons In Grief as an Opportunity for Expansion, Magic, and Joy with Debra Driscoll

Lessons In Grief as an Opportunity for Expansion, Magic, and Joy with Debra Driscoll

April 26, 2022

Debra Driscoll, Reiki Master, TCM Practitioner, Meditation and Intuition Teacher, Grief Guide, Oracle and Energy Reader, and Master Storyteller, joins Sydney to share a lesson she’s learned about the relationship between grief and joy, and how we can strengthen our energetic heart. 

Debra shares how our big life loss opens the pathway to big life magic, how we can be with our loss and the different chapters in our grief journey, and the promise she made to herself to not deny her experience of grief and. Plus, we dive into why every lesson and challenge that stems from grief strengthens the energetic heart and expands our capacity for love, joy, and magic, why death comes bearing gifts, and grief and joy as soulmates. Debra’s reflections, honesty, and vulnerability will leave you feeling inspired, and remind you that we can’t choose what emotions we want to experience, but learning to be in relationship with your grief brings tremendous gifts, even if they’re tricky to unwrap.

Debra believes we all have magic within us and by accessing our magic we activate our ability to be the best healers and teachers for ourselves and others. Using intuitive guidance, spiritual practice, and storytelling she helps people tap into their magic so they can heal, transform, and expand. Debra invites people into their own Big Life MAGIC. It is her belief that our big life losses are the pathway to our big life magic, every loss or challenge offers a lesson and each lesson offers the opportunity to strengthen our energetic hearts and invite more love and in turn more magic into our lives. 

To connect with Debra and learn more visit her website www.biglifemagic.com and on Instagram @biglifemagic Facebook @biglifemagic and the Facebook group Big Life Magic Makers

Links & Sponsors: 

  • Thank you to today's sponsor, Better Help. We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/seekthejoy
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The Value and Impact of Stillness as We Navigate Crisis with Tom Cronin

The Value and Impact of Stillness as We Navigate Crisis with Tom Cronin

April 12, 2022

Tom Cronin, Founder of The Stillness Project and THE PORTAL Film-Experience, joins Sydney for a conversation on the value and impact of stillness, and how crisis can help us become better human beings. 

Tom shares his journey into mindfulness and meditation, stillness - what it is, its value, and how we can begin to measure its impact on our lives, and how the practice of stillness aids us in times of challenge or adversity. We dive into being vs. doing, getting clear on our preferences, and the connection between stillness and joy.

Plus, we have an incredible conversation on crisis, what it is, why it’s often a reflection of a resistance to change, and the impact of growing through stillness rather than relying on a moment of crisis to propel you. Tom shares how stillness and mindfulness can fit into our every day lives, THE PORTAL film experience, his biggest dream, and so much more.

To connect with Tom and learn more about The Stillness Project and THE PORTAL Film-Experience visit his website https://www.tomcronin.com and on Instagram @tomcronin Facebook @tomcronincoach Twitter @Tom_Cronin

Links & Sponsors: 

  • Thank you to today's sponsor, Better Help. We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/seekthejoy
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Jodi Monelle on Creating a Welcoming Platform that Embraces Sustainability and Conscious Living

Jodi Monelle on Creating a Welcoming Platform that Embraces Sustainability and Conscious Living

April 5, 2022

Jodi Monelle, the Founder and CEO of LIVEKINDLY, the world’s leading sustainable-lifestyle platform that’s here to inform, illuminate and connect people to eco-conscious choices, joins Sydney for a conversation on why sustainable change comes from empowering people to make positive change.

We dive into the inspiration behind LIVEKINDLY, what it means to LIVEKINDLY, and how the platform welcomes those that are eco-curious and eco-conscious. Jodi shares the connection between mindfulness and conscious living, why LIVEKINDLY celebrates sustainable wins vs. fear mongering and how they’re creating content that creates a positive narrative around sustainability and environmentalism.

Plus, Jodi shares her entrepreneurial journey, the impact of LIVEKINDLY, her biggest dream, and so much more!

To connect with Jodi and learn more about LIVEKINDLY visit their website https://www.livekindly.co/ and on Instagram @livekindly

Links & Sponsors: 

  • Thank you to today's sponsor, Better Help. We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/seekthejoy
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Lessons In The Gift of Post-Traumatic Growth with Krista St-Germain

Lessons In The Gift of Post-Traumatic Growth with Krista St-Germain

March 22, 2022

Krista St-Germain joins us to share a lesson she’s learned about post-traumatic growth. Krista breaks down what post-traumatic growth means, how it applies to everyday people and the traumas we face, and the five areas in which we can experience post-traumatic growth. Plus, we dive into the truth about trauma, how and why growth is always an option for us, what’s surprised Krista the most about this work, and the joy she’s found. Krista’s reflections, honesty, and vulnerability will leave you feeling inspired, and remind you that growth can be on the other side of trauma and loss if we let it.

Krista St-Germain is a Master Certified Life Coach, grief expert, widow, mom and host of The Widowed Mom Podcast. When her husband was killed by a drunk driver in 2016, Krista’s life was completely and unexpectedly flipped upside down. After therapy helped her unfurl from the fetal position, Krista discovered Life Coaching, Post Traumatic Growth and learned the tools she needed to move forward and create a future she could get excited about. Now she coaches and teaches other widows so they can love life again, too.

To learn more about Krista visit her website https://www.coachingwithkrista.com/ and on Facebook @coachingwithkrista Instagram @lifecoachkrista and you can find her The Widowed Mom Podcast here

**As a note, Seek The Joy Podcast will be off next week with a new episode on April 5th**

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  • Thank you to today's sponsor, Better Help. We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/seekthejoy
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Music as a Form of Therapy to Heal, Connect, and Bloom with Hanna Francis

Music as a Form of Therapy to Heal, Connect, and Bloom with Hanna Francis

March 8, 2022

Hanna Francis, singer-songwriter who is obsessed with self-help and believes you can be a little happier *right now* with the intentional use of music, joins Sydney for a conversation on music and songwriting as a form of therapy, the healing power of music and expression, and how we can use music to bring us back to our joy. 

We dive into how we can use music to climb the emotional ladder, Hanna shares her practice for creating intentional space and her journey into self-help and mindfulness, building the candle at both ends, the connection between vulnerability and control.

Plus, Hanna shares her songwriting process, the lessons she’s learned through music, her new offering Blooming Soul Song Sessions, her biggest dream, and so much more! 

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To connect with Hanna and learn more visit her website www.selfhelpsongwriter.com and on Instagram @selfhelpsongwriter on YouTube here and her podcast Blooming Soul Song here

Links & Sponsors: 

  • Thank you to today's sponsor, Better Help. We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/seekthejoy
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The Connection between Art and Healing and #ColorForACause with Brette Sims, Founder of STUK Designs

The Connection between Art and Healing and #ColorForACause with Brette Sims, Founder of STUK Designs

March 1, 2022

Brette Sims, artist and the owner of the art Nonprofit, STUK Designs, joins Sydney for a conversation on the role of art in healing, self-love, creating greater peace and fostering connection, how we can honor our voice through art and expression, and art’s ability to help us self-soothe.

We dive into STUK Designs, creating a brand that will grow with you on your self-love and healing journey, and Brette shares her self-love journey and the role of art and connections with other women in fostering her growth. Brette shares he inspiration behind #COLORFORACAUSE and its impact, and their iFundWomen Campaign that is raising funds for underserved girls of color to have access to the arts and get girls back in school at their partner school in Kumasi, Ghana.

To connect with Brette and learn more visit her website www.stukdesigns.org and www.stukdesigns.org/blog on Instagram @STUKDesigns Twitter @Stukdesigns STUK on Self Love Podcast here Art Classes here learn more about #colorforacause here and you can donate here and here

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  • Thank you to today's sponsor, Better Help. We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/seekthejoy
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I Love Me More: Making Self-Love a Practice with Jenna Banks

I Love Me More: Making Self-Love a Practice with Jenna Banks

February 15, 2022

Jenna Banks, entrepreneur, public speaker, author, podcast host, real-estate investor, and self-love advocate joins Sydney for a conversation on how you can live a fuller, more rewarding life by embracing your own value and power, and making self-love a lifestyle choice.

We dive into Jenna’s self-love journey, why your love is your power, finding the courage to walk away from the known and into the unknown, and why choosing self-love isn’t always easy. Jenna shares how we can create a self-love loop and the seven saboteurs of self-love, why it’s important to not ignore your instincts, and how we can begin to strengthen our relationship with ourselves.

Plus, Jenna shares how we can find happiness and success through self-love, her biggest dream, what she hopes readers will take away from her new book, and so much more!

DISCLAIMER: Today’s episode features a conversation around suicide and ideation. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health, The Suicide Prevention Lifeline has 24/7, free & confidential support for people in distress, prevention, & crisis resources: their number is 1-800-273-8255.

To connect with Jenna and learn more visit https://jenna-banks.com and on Facebook: @jennabanks.0 Instagram @jennabanks.0/ and Twitter @jennabanks411 on YouTube and LinkedIn and you can find her new book here I Love Me More: How to Find Happiness and Success Through Self-Love

Links & Sponsors: 

  • Thank you to today's sponsor, Better Help. We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/seekthejoy
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Breaking Through Fear with Compassion with Magalie René

Breaking Through Fear with Compassion with Magalie René

February 8, 2022

Magalie René, CEO of Workplace Catalyst, Transformational Executive Coach, and Motivational Speaker joins Sydney for a conversation on how we can use compassion to break through fear, building resilience around fear of judgment and fear of failure, and the importance of getting to the root of your fear. 

We dive into the connection between compassion, courage, and confidence, how we can make empathy tangible, and the value of compassionate leadership and why everyone is a leader. Magalie shares the connection between compassion and confidence, how we can develop greater confidence in settings where we don’t feel like we have it, and we dive into the behaviors that build confidence and behaviors that break confidence.

Plus, Magalie shares the mantras that drive her work, her biggest dream, and so much more!

To connect with Magalie and learn more visit her website www.magalierene.com and on Instagram @magalie_rene

Links & Sponsors: 

  • Thank you to today's sponsor, Better Help. We want you to be able to live a happier, more joyful, and ease filled life, and I’m excited to share that as a listener of Seek The Joy Podcast, you will you get 10% off your first month by going to betterhelp.com/seekthejoy
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