Seek The Joy Podcast
Seek The Joy Summer: The Role of Community this Summer with Phoebe Leona Plus a Summer Solstice Yoga Flow with Lea Isidora Onayan

Seek The Joy Summer: The Role of Community this Summer with Phoebe Leona Plus a Summer Solstice Yoga Flow with Lea Isidora Onayan

August 31, 2021

On the podcast today we’re sharing our final session from Seek The Joy Summer with Phoebe Leona, Founder of nOMad always at OM and Lea Isidora Onayan, 200-hr nOMad Teacher & Mvt109™ Facilitator.

In this session Phoebe shares her tips for bringing greater community into our lives this summer and how we can begin to translate our newfound digital communities into in-person communities.

We chat about the role community has played in Phoebe’s life, what she’s looking forward to the most this summer with her community, and how nOMad has created community and its impact.

Our session with Phoebe is an opportunity to reflect and remember that within life’s transitions is a beautiful opportunity for community. If you’re in a state of transition, especially as the world begins to open up again, trust and know that community will come from it, community will shift as a result of it, and when you step into community and connection it opens you up to greater possibilities.

After you tune in to our session with Phoebe head on over to our YouTube channel here to join us for a special Summer Solstice Yoga Flow with Lea.

To connect with Phoebe and nOMad here and on Facebook @nomadatom and their group the nOMad Collective here and Instagram @phoebeleona.love @nomadalwaysatom and check out her Joy Corner feature here and episode on Stories of Inspiring Joy here.

To connect with Lea visit her website here and on Instagram @herbanlily

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Andrea Owen on Making Noise, Taking up Space, and the Four Steps to Unlearning

Andrea Owen on Making Noise, Taking up Space, and the Four Steps to Unlearning

August 24, 2021

Andrea Owen, author, global speaker, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women maximize unshakeable confidence and master resilience joins Sydney for a conversation on what it means to take up space, make noise, and the four steps to unlearning. 

Andrea shares why we often fear shining too bright, why women’s empowerment is an act of rebellion, and why speaking our truth can often be intimidating. We dive into why it’s important we take what we need and leave the rest when it comes to self-help, Andrea’s obsession with Cha Cha DeGregorio from the movie Grease, and her advice when it comes to cultivating more confidence. 

To connect with Andrea visit her website andreaowen.com and connect with her on Facebook facebook.com/yourkickasslife and instagram.com/heyandreaowen and you can find “Make Some Noise” 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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Reflections on Grief and Loss + Life Update (It’s a Solo Episode!)

Reflections on Grief and Loss + Life Update (It’s a Solo Episode!)

August 19, 2021

Sydney hops on the mic solo today to reflect on grief and loss and to share a life update. 

On August 1st Sydney's Grandma Pearl suddenly and unexpectedly passed away. She was this podcast's biggest fan and she never missed an episode.

When Sydney sat down with Christa Couture and Cat Peters back in June (two recent episodes on grief and loss) she had no idea that she would be embarking on another grief journey so soon after losing her Grandpa Milton in October 2020. 

In this episode Sydney shares her thoughts and reflections on grief, why remaining present has not only been challenging but also incredibly transformative and crucial, and what she's learned from her experience with grief and loss so far. Plus, Sydney shares more about her incredibly talented Grandma Pearl Kaufman. 

Our biggest takeaway from this episode? Remaining present with grief is challenging, but it allows us to learn so much about ourselves and just how capable we are of loving others and ourselves. 

We would love it if you checked out Pearl’s incredible talent and music on Spotify here and Apple Podcasts here. You can also check out a highlight reel of her show here and make sure to listen to Bumble Boogie and Rhapsody in Blue, those are Sydney's two favorite tracks (with Malaguena and Lara’s Theme in a close second!)

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 Grief as a Conduit to Joy with Cat Peters

Lessons In Grief as a Conduit to Joy with Cat Peters

August 17, 2021

Cat Peters joins us to share a lesson she’s learned about the relationship between grief and joy, and how grief can actually be a conduit to joy, hope, possibility, and connection if we allow it. Cat shares the role of remaining present in processing our grief, why so many of us have beliefs around grief that aren’t serving us - like, we won’t be able to handle it, it’s too big, it’s a weakness - and how we can begin to shift these beliefs.

We also dive into the difference between grief and other emotions like blame, shame, guilt and regret, the transformational power of grief, the richness that comes from allowing ourselves to feel and experience all of our emotions, and why it’s so important to validate our experience around pet loss.

Cat’s reflections, honesty, and vulnerability will leave you feeling inspired, and remind you that our journey through grief is a deeply personal and intimate journey, but it’s not one we’re meant to go alone.

Cat Peters is a Certified Professional Mindset Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. After a long and successful career creating multiple businesses and traveling the world, Catherine faced burnout on an epic level. A breast cancer diagnosis in 2018 changed the trajectory of her life. In her search to heal herself and her life, she answered a long-time calling to help others as well. She now helps her clients heal their minds, clearing out the crap in their heads so they can finally create the life of their dreams, filled with magic, purpose, and lots of joy.

To learn more about Cat visit her website www.catthecoach.com and on Instagram @catthecoach on LinkedIn @cpeterscoaching and Cat offers a 3 session pet grief package and would love to offer Seek The Joy listeners 20% off. Email her or DM her on IG for details.

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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Vasavi Kumar on The Gift of Seeing Yourself First

Vasavi Kumar on The Gift of Seeing Yourself First

August 12, 2021

Today's episode contains explicit language.

Vasavi Kumar, Founder of the Real Rich Community, Licensed Therapist, and Host of the Being Human with Vasavi podcast joins Sydney for a conversation on how by seeing ourselves first and acknowledging and validating our experience and emotions, we can step into greater self-trust. 

Vasavi shares her mental health journey, getting sober, and allowing herself to really get to know herself, and what it means to allow ourselves to sit with our emotions and self-soothe, and why our relationships can be the greatest eye opener. We dive into the gift of seeing yourself first, the role of mirror work, and asking yourself what you need and why we need to start with self-like before self-love

Plus, Vasavi shares the role of joy in her journey, her go-to mantra for self-love and self-compassion, her biggest dream, and so much more!

To connect with Vasavi visit her website https://www.vasavikumar.com and on Instagram @mynameisvasavi Facebook @VasaviKumarUnfiltered you can find Being Human Podcast here you can take her “How Well Do You Know Yourself” quiz here and find her Real Rich community on Facebook

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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Seek The Joy Summer: Summer Solstice Sound Healing with Veneé McGee

Seek The Joy Summer: Summer Solstice Sound Healing with Veneé McGee

August 10, 2021

On the podcast today we’re sharing our sixth session from Seek The Joy Summer with Veneé McGee, Thought Leader + Spiritual Activator.

In this session Veneé shares how we can use sound, frequency, and vibration to heal and empower, and create a sacred space to step into our own unique spiritual empowerment. Through a beautiful sound healing to welcome in the warmth and empowerment of the season, Veneé encourages us to create greater rhythm and a state of harmony, expanded self-awareness, and ultimately access our inner wisdom.

It’s an opportunity to allow ourselves to remain in the present moment, reflect on the seeds we’ve planted this year, hit refresh, and ground ourselves into this summer season.

To connect with Veneé and learn more about Ebb and Flow Collective visit their website here and on Instagram @ebbandflowcollective and Facebook @ebbandflowcollective

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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Seek The Joy Summer: Inviting in the Joy of Sanctuary with Helen Joy Butler

Seek The Joy Summer: Inviting in the Joy of Sanctuary with Helen Joy Butler

August 5, 2021

On the podcast today we're sharing our fifth session from Seek The Joy Summer with Helen Joy Butler, Home Energy Alchemist, Sanctuary Creator and Elemental Space Clearer, speaker, author and coach.

In this session Helen shares with us what sanctuary is, how we can create sanctuary in our homes and in our lives, and how by inviting in the joy of sanctuary we allow ourselves to experience a shift, come back home to ourselves, and bring us closer to our own sense of calm, connection and flow. Through the four sanctuary languages - quiet solitude, physical activity, connection and collaboration, and creativity - we explore how to build our sanctuary toolkit, and Helen shares her top tips for how each sanctuary language can invite greater sanctuary into their lives this summer season.

It’s an opportunity to focus on nourishing yourself and your soul connections, release any pressure, self-judgment, and expectation, and allow yourself to show up for you and step forward in your truth in this new season.

To connect with Helen visit her website here and on Instagram @helenjoybutler and Facebook @helenjoybutler and check out her feature on Joy Corner 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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Christa Couture on Why We Can’t Have Grief and Loss without Joy and Love

Christa Couture on Why We Can’t Have Grief and Loss without Joy and Love

August 3, 2021

Christa Couture, an award-winning performing and recording artist, non-fiction writer, and broadcaster. She is also proudly Indigenous (mixed Cree and Scandinavian), queer, disabled, and a mom, joins Sydney for a powerful conversation on grief and loss, its connection to joy and love, and the gift that comes from sharing our experience with grief.

We dive into Christa's grief bio, why we need to “create from the scar and not the wound”, and how we can take care of ourselves when expressing and sharing our grief. We talk about Christa's book, "How To Lose Everything" and why she sees the book as an opportunity to give back, her advice for anyone who wants to support those in their life who are experiencing grief and loss. 

Plus, we dive into the shift in perspective that comes with loss, letting go of the idea that “things will get better” and instead accepting that things will be different, why resilience sucks (it’s okay to not be resilient!), and why grief doesn’t exist in isolation. Plus, Christa shares her experience shifting to a very visible and beautiful prosthetic leg and no longer hiding her disability, her biggest dream, and so much more!

To connect with Christa visit her website www.christacouture.com on Instagram @christacouture and you can find her book "How to Lose Everything" here and you can find her beautiful music here https://smarturl.it/christacouture

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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