Style Your Mind Podcast

Style Your Mind is a podcast for success-driven women who want to design their thoughts, empower themselves, and build a beautiful life and career. Hosted by master life coach and bestselling personal development author Cara Alwill Leyba, this show is for every woman on the edge of change who is ready to reinvent herself, elevate her thinking, and transform her life. Join Cara each week for powerful conversations, uplifting interviews, and a mega dose of inspiration.
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Sep 26, 2017

“We can’t become what we need to be by remaining who we are” - Oprah.

When we release something from our lives, we allow ourselves to detach from thoughts, feelings, people, and situations that are no longer meant to take up space. Whether it’s a relationship that has run its course, or a job that is no longer a fit for you, or a home you once lived in, we must let go of these things to invite the new. We must let go of the past in order to evolve. And as I always say, an evolving mind is a healthy mind. In this episode, I'm giving you actionable tools on how to let go and start enjoying the next phase of your life.

Sep 23, 2017

Are you goal-obsessed? Do you spend more time writing things down and planning things out rather than actually doing them? In this episode, I'm talking about why I feel the personal development world has it backwards. Get ready for a brand new take on an intuitive, blissful way to work and feel aligned with what means the most to you.

Sep 13, 2017

Women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety than men. If you've been there, you're not alone sister. I struggled with anxiety for years, and in this episode I dive into my personal journey and how I used (and STILL use) behavioral therapy to manage it. If you've ever experienced an anxiety attack or overwhelming feelings of stress or panic, this episode will provide some tips and advice on how to work through them. And remember, there is no shame in seeking professional help for your mental health and wellness. If you need help, please get it.

Sep 9, 2017

We've all been there...waking up with a hangover and feeling totally unmotivated and guilty. Here's how to cure it. Plus, advice on how to create your own "lightning bolt moment" and get out of any kind of funk you may find yourself in.

Sep 7, 2017

Ya gotta have friends! But who are you spending most of your time with? And are these people energizing you, or draining you? In this episode, I dig into friendships, how they evolve, when to let them go, and how to make brand new friends as an adult. If you're looking for a positive community of supportive women, join my private group, the Slay Baby Collective here:

Aug 30, 2017

Ever wonder what it's like to pick out outfits for rock stars? We're continuing with Women Who Rock week with celebrity stylist and author of "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" Payton Dale. We talked about fashion and music, and SO much more including body image, saying yes to everything (and figuring it out afterwards), the importance of a girl gang, and why its so rewarding to be a rebel in your industry.

Connect with Payton: @ThePaytonProject

Check out her book, "Hang Up Your Hang Ups" on Amazon

Aug 30, 2017

Ever meet those girls who just GET IT? That's JoJamie Hahr. She is the Vice President of Marketing at BBR Music Group based in Nashville, TN. We chatted about the importance of relentlessly working toward your dreams, why taking a risk always pays off, and why women should be able to be, look, do, and SAY whatever they want in business. Ever feel like you need to shrink yourself as you get older? Not after this conversation. Buckle up babes, this is a GOOD one!

Connect with JoJamie:
Instagram: @JoJamie + @JoJamieInstaFashionGram
BBR Music Group:

Aug 29, 2017

In this episode, I sat down with Lindsay Ell to talk about her 8 year journey into the music industry, what it was like to move from Canada to Nashville, why "impossible" is not a word in her vocabulary, why she believes being vulnerable is the secret to success and SO MUCH MORE. We're bringing serious advice and girl power in this babe chat. Enjoy!

Connect with Lindsay on Instagram and Twitter @LindsayEll
Check out her new album #TheProject out now!

Aug 27, 2017

Welcome to WOMEN WHO ROCK week! I'm sitting down with some of my favorite ladies of the music industry this week for a peek into their glittering, glorious worlds. First up is my friend Dana Distortion, a music photographer and film maker based in NYC who has photographed high profile artists like Madonna, Prince, Paul McCartney, Aerosmith, Metallica, Coldplay, Bruce Springsteen, and so many more. Her incredible work captures the energy and essences of these artists (check it all out at and has been profiled in Rolling Stone, SPIN, Brooklyn Vegan, and many other worldwide publications. We talk about creating your dream job, keeping a positive attitude, and why her personal mantra is "Just f*cking do it."

Connect with Dana

Instagram: @DanaDistortion

Her photography:

Her clothing line:

Aug 25, 2017

I always ask what you guys want to hear on the show, and this topic consistently comes up. In this episode, I address a health coach who personally reached out to me for help in building her clientele. No matter what business you're in, I'm sharing my advice on how to get clients when you're just starting out. I share my own personal story and how I began, and also give you actionable tips you can start working on RIGHT NOW to make it happen!

Aug 25, 2017

It's pretty safe to say we've all sabotaged ourselves at least once before. But why the hell do we do it? In this episode, I'm answering a listener question and diving into the psychology of self-sabotage. I'm also sharing some of my tried-and-true tips for getting out of that cycle and making things happen for yourself - fearlessly. To check out my book that I reference in this episode, click here.

Aug 24, 2017

I discovered the power of mantras and affirmations when I first read The Secret about eight years ago. As a word lover, I was so excited to learn how to choose words with intention to literally design my life. Ever since, I have created mantras for myself almost daily to remind me that I am in control of how I want to feel, and I am in control the way I want to live my life. It sounds simple, but we really do choose our thoughts, which ultimately shape the direction of our lives. In this episode, I'm sharing a few of my favorites and reminding you to think about what you're available for in your life. Enjoy!

Aug 14, 2017

In this episode, Cara talks about why it's so important to cut the filters and ditch the facades and just be REAL! She shares two inspiring, personal stories about vulnerability and why being ourselves is our best kept secret.

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Jul 31, 2017

In this episode, Cara talks about why we shouldn't shove our bad moods under the rug and why its so important to feel our feelings. A breakdown can lead to a breakthrough if you let it!

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Jul 25, 2017

In this episode, Cara shares some of her "success rituals" for living your best life and designing your environment to feel chic, inspiring, and gorgeous. From your home, to your office, she believes that a beautiful space and a few simple lifestyle tips can elevate your vibe and help you feel incredible.

Jul 20, 2017
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In this episode, Cara talks about the power of connection and how important it is to build your community. No matter what your age, your background, or your location, it is possible to find new girlfriends and partnerships that help you thrive. You truly are a reflection of the people you spend your time with. Choose people who inspire you, build you up, and make you feel GOOD! Listen to this show, then log off the internet and go hang out with someone face to face!

PS - Do you have the NEW version of Cara's bestselling book Girl Code yet? Brand new bonus content and a mega dose of inspiration. Grab it here:

Jul 6, 2017

In this episode, Cara shares her perspective on earning and spending, as well as her top tips around mending your relationship with money. Ever felt guilty about investing in yourself? Ever felt bad about treating yourself to something? It's time to turn those thoughts on their head, because you are worthy of more than you know!

Jun 26, 2017
In this episode, Cara talks to Selena Watkins: fitness professional, dancer and model and Miss Black USA 2012 about gaining confidence through movement, why its so important to put yourself first (especially in relationships!), and how to use your strengths to find your true purpose in life.

Connect with Selena on Instagram: @SelenaWatkins

Learn more about her and her dance programs:

Jun 18, 2017

In this episode, Cara shares her publishing journey: how she went from being rejected by 19 publishers, to self-publishing all her own books, to ultimately landing a double book deal from Portfolio Books (an imprint of Penguin Random House). She shares, in detail, what her experience was like and gives listeners a behind the scenes look at her path. She also offers strategies and advice to writers and anyone who wants to publish their own book.

Pre-order the new version of Girl Code here:

Read more on the blog:

Seth Godin's blog referenced by Cara:


Jun 18, 2017

Caroline and I connected about a year and a half ago after noticing that she Instagrammed a VERY beautiful picture of my book, Girl Code. Turns out she was hosting a book club at Kate Spade in her hometown of Richmond, Virginia and Girl Code was her first pick. We connected immediately and after a nearly 2 hour phone call I KNEW that this girl was one of us. She is brilliant, beautiful, and bubbly. In this episode we talk a lot about personal branding, self-belief, burnout and the life of a lady boss. We'll dive into some of the biggest mistakes Caroline made in the beginning of her career and how she bounced back. If you’re a female entrepreneur I think you’re really gonna love this one!

Connect with Caroline on Instagram: @TheCarolineDoll

Visit her website to learn about Posh PR:

Visit her blog:

Grab her Unicorn Guide to branding:

Jun 18, 2017

In this episode, Cara sits down with Lauryn Evarts from The Skinny Confidential for a powerful, raw, and inspiring conversation around building a killer brand, believing in yourself, failure, creating community, what its like to work with your spouse, and how to overcome comparison and jealousy. This chat is filled with SO many gems, you’ll want to listen with a pen and paper and take notes!

Lauryn's blog:
Snapchat: LaurynEvarts
Podcast: The Skinny Confidential
Instagram: @TheSkinnyConfidential

Jun 2, 2017

In this episode, Cara sits down with Sarah Ordo, who recently published the new book Sober As F*ck, which chronicles her two-year journey getting sober and turning her life around. Sarah is also a YouTube personality and beauty and lifestyle blogger, and the two discuss the importance of self-reflection, self-care, and the fact that we can change at any time. Whether you're struggling with addiction, or just want to make some positive changes in your life, this episode is sure to inspire you.

Read Sarah's blog here:

Subscribe to her YouTube channel:

Buy Sober As F*ck here:



May 30, 2017
In this episode, Cara talks about her 2-year journey with SoulCycle and how taking a break from riding opened up a whole new perspective on embracing the process, the magic of being a beginner, and why sometimes its more important to flow rather than fight and honor the space you are in (even when it's not where you want to be). If you've been feeling some resistance in any area of your life, this episode will help you feel more at ease with whatever changes you're going through.

Read Cara's SoulCycle transformation story here:

Listen to Noa Shaw's podcast here:

Learn more about SoulCycle (and book a bike!) here:

May 23, 2017

In this episode, Cara breaks down the reality of manifesting and visualization techniques and shares how to actually make these tools work (hint: it takes WORK!). If you've ever felt confused, frustrated, or stuck when it comes to putting the Law of Attraction into play, then don't miss this episode.


Happiness Board Tools:

Cork board (if you're on a budget):

Cork board (if you're a little bougie):


May 16, 2017
In this episode, Cara talks to fashion stylist Christie Ressel about the connection between style and self-worth, how to solve the "I have nothing to wear!" problem, and why we should take more risks with our personal look. She also shares how she became a personal stylist and how she created her dream job (this girl is a boss!). Grab a glass of bubbly for this one and get ready to bust open your closet doors, this one is for the fashionistas!
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