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 bestselling personal development author and entrepreneur 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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Dec 10, 2019
I don't know about you, but I am guilty of what I refer to as, "future tripping." This is where you start to think WAY too much about the future, and almost obsess about things that haven't even happened yet - or may never happen! Future tripping can cause anxiety, because we take ourselves out of the moment. I find I'm much more at peace, much more creative, much more focused, and much more powerful when I can just be in the NOW. When I can be mindful of the present moment and truly sink into that.
I have a very special guest today that I'm so excited to share with you. We are going to dig into this topic, as well as so many other aspects of mindfulness and what it looks like to feel more present, so that you can create the life of your dreams.
Stephanie Catalano earned a Master’s-Degree and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Life Coach, and Author. Stephanie founded Mindful Living, a community she created to empower women on their individual journey to living a happy, fulfilled life of their dreams. Stephanie believes everyone has a transformational story inside of them and she helps women own their story and step into their power. She is all about helping you overcome any barriers, blocks, or beliefs that have held you back so that you can move forward in your life, turn your dreams into reality, feel good, and live your life on purpose, with purpose. This is accomplished through her books, courses, coaching, and counseling.

Stephanie has a 30-day Workbook, Mindful Makeover, which offers one question per day and practical skills that not only help you identify the barriers, blocks, beliefs that are holding you back, but also, how to overcome them so you can experience a happy, fulfilled life. She also has digital courses and she is the host of The Mindful Makeover Podcast. Learn more about Stephanie’s products and services at and on Instagram

Dec 4, 2019

Ladies, I have SUCH a treat for you today! I'm thrilled to bring you a very special guest, Jessica DeBry, Amazon bestselling author and owner of Soulfluential Publishing. So many of you want to add "bestselling author" to your title, and Jessica is going to help you do it.

Head to Soulfluential Publishing to learn about Jessica's services and apply to be featured as a contributing author in her collaborative group project, The Bestseller Collective. Click here to take advantage of her very special offer, exclusively for Style Your Mind listeners.

Dec 2, 2019

In today's episode, I'm sharing my top tips on how to manifest everything you need (which may be different from what you thought you wanted!). We'll dive into how to rearrange your relationship with goal setting and leave room for more magic in your life.

Click here to learn more about the Girl on Fire mastermind and apply for a spot!

Nov 14, 2019

It’s incredibly important to speak our dreams into existence. That means speaking positively and optimistically about the things we want, and talking about them with certainty that they will happen. Of course, we must do the work, but the way we speak about our dreams is crucial to their success. We must believe, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we will experience good things that help drive our vision forward. We must believe that the right people will show up, at the right time, and guide us on our journeys. We must believe that we will be successful, and we must be bold enough to say it out loud. In this episode, I'm sharing my tips on how to do just that. Grab a pen and a notebook and get ready to dive in! This is a good one.

My new bestselling book, Girl on Fire, is out now. Click here to grab it!

Nov 11, 2019

Around 2014, I met a woman named Noelle Santos on the internet. Neither of us can recall exactly how we “met,” but we both recall Noelle contacting me through Snapchat, asking for advice around an idea she had to bring a bookstore to the Bronx, where none existed at the time. At the time, Noelle was working a cushy, corporate job on Wall Street, earning six-figures and putting her accounting degree to good use. She was comfortable, but after seeing a petition on Facebook to urge her local congress members to build a bookstore in the Bronx after the last Barnes & Noble went out of business, she became extremely uncomfortable.

The Bronx is a borough of 1.5 million people and ten colleges, and also Noelle’s hometown, where she currently lives. Furious and frustrated, she signed the petition, but immediately decided she wasn’t about to wait for the politics to align to get her bookstore. And in that moment, she got to work.

I sat down with Noelle recently at The Lit Bar, the bookstore/wine bar she built herself from the ground-up five years later after crowdfunding support and a whole lot of hustle. As we sipped on our wine (she had a Cab, I had a Chardonnay), we reminisced on those earlier conversations we had as she was rallying to get the store created. We talked about the importance of choosing yourself to get things done. We talked about the criticism she’s faced despite her good intentions, and the daily challenges that arise while embarking on a brand-new industry.

Get ready for this empowering conversation!

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Read more about Noelle in my new book, Girl on Fire!

Nov 5, 2019

I'm thrilled to share an exclusive sneak peek of my new book, Girl on Fire! In this episode, I'm talking about how we define success and why we tend to seek validation outside ourselves. If you've ever waited for someone else to "crown you" before stepping into your power, or if you feel like you're not ready to call yourself by the title you know you're meant to have, this episode is going to shift everything for you.

To learn more about my private coaching and mentoring, visit

Oct 29, 2019

I'm so excited to share today's guest with you. Robbie Lockie is the co-founder of Plant Based News, one of my absolute favorite resources for vegan news, education, fashion, lifestyle, culture and more. I discovered Robbie and his work in 2019 and was instantly drawn to his passion and compassion for animal rights. He is a wealth of knowledge, a force in the vegan community, and an inspiring entrepreneur. After leaving his full-time job to run Plant Based News full-time, he is without a doubt creating a revolution. Get ready for a deeply meaningful episode.

Follow Plant Based News on Instagram here.

Visit the Plant Based News website here.

Check out my new blog, Glamorously Well.

Follow Glamorously Well on Instagram here.

Oct 25, 2019

In today's episode, I'm chatting with author and entrepreneur Sarah Ordo. Sarah started the movement Sober As F*ck after hitting rock bottom on a drinking and drug binge, and deciding to take her life back. In this conversation we talk about her journey and the scary moment when she realized she had no choice but to get sober, her views on aging gracefully, and what it takes to show up as a powerful, purposeful woman in the world. Her inspiring story is sure to move you to take action in your own life. Grab a cup of coffee and get ready to dig in!

Click here to order Sarah's new book, 12 Rules of Being a Powerful Woman (I wrote the foreword!)

Learn more about Sarah at

Oct 14, 2019
The entire landscape of business has changed. We no longer need to wait for anyone to give us a platform. The days are over of needing to be written up on a website, picked up by a publisher, or given a spot to speak on a panel in order to be successful. We now have the ability to build our own websites, self-publish our own books, and create our own events.
This is an incredible time to be an entrepreneur.
And no matter where you are in your career, its important to know that you are the prize. You are incredibly unique, talented, and capable of making a major impact in this world. And you don't need anyone to say YES to you, but you.
In this quick but powerful episode, I'm going to help you truly embody this mindset and create the steps needed to make it all happen for yourself.
Click here to join my personal branding and confidence workshop, The Sparkle Factor! Limited space available, so don't wait to join us.
Oct 11, 2019

This is an encore presentation of an episode that originally aired in December of 2018. To get on the waitlist for my personal branding workshop, click here.

Your personal brand travels with you through life no matter what you're doing for work. It's something that will evolve, and something that requires a daily commitment. In this episode, I'm sharing my top tips for developing and cultivating YOUR personal brand and why it's so important to have control over the way you're perceived in the world. Grab a pen, this is a juicy one!

Oct 10, 2019

As women on a mission to change the world, our energy and overall wellness should be our priority. I don't know about you, but if I don't feel good, I can't accomplish everything I am determined to accomplish. I've been on a quest to improve my health over the past few years, learning everything I possibly can along the way. That's why I'm so thrilled for today's episode. I sat down with Charlotte Traas, director of education for New Chapter vitamins and supplements to talk all things gut health. You guys know my favorite mantra, "Trust your gut. That b*tch knows what's up!" In today's chat, we're going to talk about why your gut truly does know what's up, and why the right supplements can support you to be the best possible version of yourself.

Learn more about the supplements discussed in this episode here.

Oct 7, 2019

She's baaaack!

I'm thrilled to return with a brand new season of Style Your Mind for you guys! Supercharged vibes, new intro music, and all new inspiration and tips on how to create a life and career you're obsessed with.

In this premiere episode, I'm talking all about effective goal setting, sharing my top tips on how to confidently set yourself up for a successful 2020, how to honestly manage your time, and even reading an exclusive sneak peek of my forthcoming book, Girl on Fire (launching 11/11/19).

Welcome back! I've missed you, and I hope you love this episode!


Aug 4, 2019

Hi ladies! Just a quick mini episode and update to let you know what's going on with the podcast, details on my upcoming book, and why you should always choose yourself in business.

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Jun 25, 2019

Have you ever felt like you wanted to do all the things, and bring them into your business? Have you ever been nervous to try something new because some of some antiquated advice about "staying in your lane?" In this episode, I'm sharing my advice to multi-passionate entrepreneurs including my top tips on how to monetize your obsessions and create a multi-faceted business. It's possible to do many things and do them well, and in this episode I'll share how.

Thank you to our sponsor, Jaime Crum of Queen Vibes Only! Queen Vibes Only is a quarterly subscription box all about creating confidence from within. Check it out at and use code STYLEYOURMIND to take $10 off your order.

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Jun 7, 2019

It's time for another episode of #DearCara! Today I'm answering all of your questions like:

Who were you 10 years ago? What was your life, energy and mindset like? (you'll be surprised by this answer!)

What's been the hardest thing about taking a break from alcohol? (again, you may be surprised!)

What does your hubby think about you being vegan? (and yet again, another surprise!)

I hope you enjoy this jam-packed conversation filled with lots of helpful tips and inspiration for living your absolute best life.

Thank you to our sponsor, Judi Holler! Be sure to check out Judi's new book, Fear is My Homeboy, and follow her on Instagram @JudiHoller.

May 28, 2019

Have you ever found yourself stuck in a rut, going through the motions, feeling uninspired, or creatively blocked? That's the number one way to know that fear is running your life...not you. In today's episode, we'll chat with author Judi Holler and get some tips on how to get out of your own way, channel your fears, and make them work for you. Get ready to become the BOSS of your fear!

Get Judi's new book, Fear is my Homeboy, here.

Follow Judi on Instagram @JudiHoller

May 27, 2019

I love answering your questions! I felt like it was time for another #DearCara episode, so here we are! In this episode I'm answering all your burning questions like:

How do I love a job I hate?

Will I gain weight if I start eating a plant-based diet?

How can I sell my e-book without paying for promos?

Will I scare my coaching clients away if I'm my true self?

and more.

This is a juicy one, so get ready!

This episode is sponsored by Melody Pourmoradi, a twin-girl mom, life coach and author who has literally made “girl power” her business. She has created a digital course for passionate women who want to bring girls empowerment workshops to their own communities. Currently she has 60+ GiRLiFE Facilitators sharing her message across the globe.

For a free module of her course to take out for a test spin in your community:

OR to sign up for the program and become a GiRLiFE Facilitator:

May 23, 2019
Do you remember growing up and reading those Choose Your Own Adventure books? They were a series of children's gamebooks where each story is written from a second-person point of view, with the reader assuming the role of the protagonist, and making choices that determine the main character's actions and the plot outcome. The stories were formatted so that after a few pages of reading, you'd have a few different options, which would lead to more options, and ultimately a few different endings.

As I began intentionally designing my own life, I always felt like I was in one of those books. I am well aware that I have endless options, and I am the creator of my story. We all are. In this short, but powerful episode, I'm giving you a loving kick in the butt and some major inspiration to start choosing your own adventure and living the life you know you're meant to live.
Thank you to our sponsor, Judi Holler! Be sure to order Judi's new book, Fear is My Homeboy here.
May 23, 2019

Every day, I find myself more obsessed with learning how to supercharge my health and wellness. From fitness, to mindset, to nutrition, there are so many factors that go into our overall well-being. I never paid much attention to vitamins and supplements until I met Charlotte Trass, Direction for Education for New Chapter. In this fascinating and inspiring conversation, Charlotte breaks down what we can do to ensure we feel and look our best every day.

Click here to explore New Chapter's line of vitamins and supplements (and be sure to try the Perfect Energy Multivitamin I am in love with!)


Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

May 14, 2019

The food we put into our bodies has a profound impact on the way we feel. Now more than ever, people are waking up and becoming conscious of where our food comes from, and what it's doing to us on a physical, emotional, and spiritual level. In today's episode, I'm talking all about my journey transitioning into a 100% plant-based, organic, whole foods diet. I'm sharing why I'm doing it, how it's changing my life, and how you can do the same. If you're "plant-curious" and open-minded, this episode will give you some tips on how to create a healthier lifestyle that supports your overall well-being.

Books + Documentaries I talked about in this episode:

Forks Over Knives. Watch it here.

What The Health. Watch it here.

The PMA Effect. Click here to check it out.

Meat is for Pussies. Click here to check it out.

John Joseph VICE video. Click here to watch.

Thank you to our sponsor, author Judi Holler! Judi's new book is out on May 28, and you can pre-order now! Click here to grab Fear is My Homeboy today.

May 10, 2019

I don't know about you, but I have spent a lot of time thinking about my past. Ruminating over situations where I could have done things differently, obsessing over why I didn't do things sooner, wishing I could have said something different.

And do you know where that's gotten me? Absolutely nowhere.

I love the mantra, "Control the controllable" because it reminds me that worrying about the past, or things no longer in our hands, is a waste of time.

Every single thing you do today is weaving you into the woman you want to be tomorrow. Every single thought you think is shaping your future self. Every single action you take is setting up the world around you to either support you, or sabotage you.

In this episode, we’ll talk about how to shift our energy from focusing on our past to creating our future.

Thank you to our sponsor, Tara at Resting Boss Face! Get 50% off her course, Passion to Profit, by visiting

May 7, 2019

Have you ever found yourself dimming your own light to keep others comfortable? Maybe you don't want to share a major win in your business because you're worried you'll come across as bragging. Maybe you're worried about turning off your colleagues by being proud of your accomplishments. Maybe you're worried about being "too happy" or "too successful" because you think someone else may be annoyed by it?

Whatever the case - it needs to end. When we dim our own light, we send a message that women should not take up space. When we shrink ourselves, we send a message that being confident is something to be ashamed of.

It's time to celebrate our success! It's time to acknowledge how far we've come. This episode will tell you WHY it's so important and HOW to do it.

Thank you to our sponsor, Judi Holler! Check out Judi's brand new book, Fear is My Homeboy here. Learn more about Judi here.

May 3, 2019

What happens when our dreams come true and we don't recognize them? In this episode, I'm sharing the importance of visualizing success as a woman in business, and also being open to changing that vision at any time, for any reason. Our best work comes from feeling our best, and we can't get there if we're clinging to old ideals and never checking in with ourselves. What's important to you right now? What do you value? What kind of woman do you want to be? How do you want to feel? We'll dig into all of these questions and more in this juicy episode.

Get the Style Your Mind for Success workbook here.

Thank you to our sponsor, Resting Boss Face! Get 50% off the Passion to Profit Course by clicking here. Follow Resting Boss Face on Instagram here.

Apr 26, 2019

In today's episode, I'm sharing the top 5 things I've learned since making fitness a priority. There are so many comparisons between fitness and life it blows my mind! I've learned so much and I can't wait to share it with you. Whether you need a boost to get your body moving, or you need some help getting back into the groove, you'll love this conversation.

Thank you to our sponsor, FIT & Flirty! FIT & Flirty is a women’s athleisure and lifestyle brand with apparel designed to promote a healthy, active and balanced lifestyle. Their mission is to encourage every single lady to recognize that no matter where she is on her fitness journey, she is beautiful, powerful and should be celebrated. Raise a glass to your fit & fabulous life!

Shop their bubbly, athletic inspired leggings, capris, sports bras, tees, tank, sweater and much more! Their mantra is - Be fit, follow your heart, give without expectation, be obsessively grateful, trust the
universe and know- CHAMPAGNE is always a good idea!

Style Your Mind listeners can get 15% off their order by clicking here and using code STYLEYM15

Apr 19, 2019

I'm bringing a full Miami recap to the podcast today, including highlights from both of my talks last weekend! If you weren't able to attend my Boss Brunch or hear me speak on stage at Beachbody Super Saturday, have no fear - I'm here with everything you missed.

I'm sharing my best advice on how to handle "Analysis Paralysis," tips on cultivating confidence as a new business woman, my favorite ways to handle fear (hint: channel Oprah), and so much more. Grab a glass of champagne and get ready for ALL THE VIBES.

Thank you to our sponsor, Leslie Auman! Leslie is an editor who prides herself on catching mistakes and errors that can be easily overlooked -- and that could make someone question your credibility. Her goal is to help you feel confident when you put your written materials out into the world -- confident that your voice is crystal clear and confident that your writing is without errors. If you're looking for an editor who zeroes in on the little details and who will make your writing vibe at the same level as your thoughts, then reach out to Leslie to learn more about her copy editing services. Learn more here:

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