As someone who has struggled with her weight for most of her entire life (I joined weight watchers at 11 years old) I know what it feels like to have a completely dysfunctional relationship with food and with my body. After becoming a professional dieter, and losing and gaining weight like it was my job, I was done. Done beating myself up. Done starving. Done binging. Done putting the keys to my self-worth inside a pair of skinny jeans. I spent years reprogramming my brain and finding ways to accept myself for who I am and what I look like, regardless of what the number on the scale said. I immersed myself in the body positivity movement and it saved my sanity. I finally learned to love myself – fully. I felt better, like I could breathe again.
But at the same time, I knew I wasn't my fully being my best self if I was overweight, and on the road to putting myself at risk for disease. Not to mention, not feeling entirely confident in my skin. Yes, I loved myself. But I didn't love my reflection because I knew, deep down, it wasn't me. Being 100% honest here.
And then recently it hit me – you CAN be body positive. You CAN love your body. And STILL want it to be leaner, stronger, smaller, and healthier. You can love your body, and want to make it better.
I had made “weight loss” a dirty term because I thought wanting to lose weight meant you didn’t love yourself. And that’s completely untrue.
What a revelation.
And we all know a good revelation leads to a revolution…
In this episode, I'm sharing how I gained a completely NEW perspective on weight loss, and have already lost over 10 pounds in 3 weeks in the most positive, effortless way possible.
To join me on my new mindset and nutrition journey, click here. All the details for joining are listed in the bottom of that blog post. If you're in the US or UK, please email me and I will get you started.
I'm so thrilled to have one of my girl crushes, Lori Harder, on the podcast today! Lori is the host of the Earn Your Happy podcast, and her brand new book A Tribe Called Bliss comes out TOMORROW! (May 8).
In this raw and soul-filled chat, Lori shares with me the importance of building true female friendships, why we need tribe, and how to heal the pain of our pasts. We also talk about stepping into our full potential as women and the loneliness that sometimes comes with growth. This is one of my FAVORITE interviews, so be sure to tune in.
Be sure to grab Lori's book on Amazon or in book stores everywhere, and enter to win a FREE copy here: http://www.loriharder.com
Find out if she's coming to a city near you on her book tour, and grab tickets to meet Lori here: https://www.loriharder.com/tribe-called-bliss/
Follow Lori on Instagram @LoriHarder
After the blockbuster success of my bestselling book, GIRL CODE: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity, and Happiness for the Female Entrepreneur, I heard loud and clear from my community that you craved more content and support around entrepreneurship. In this episode, I'm sharing my BIGGEST strategies and secrets for success as a female entrepreneur including why your energy is everything when it comes to attracting amazing opportunities and abundance, how to cultivate your confidence, step into your power as a business woman, and so much more. PLUS, I'm introducing you to my brand new coaching program, Style Your Mind for Success, and sharing some sneak peeks of the program, which is open for enrollment now. Go to StyleYourMindForSuccess.com to sign up!
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Does the way you live align with the woman you want to be? The way we treat ourselves is a powerful conversation with the universe. In this episode, I'm sharing my personal strategies for stepping up and becoming the best version of you. And it’s not just fluffy motivation - have a note pad ready because I’m all about the action steps!
Are you inviting stress and overwhelm into your life? Are you pouring it a cup of coffee and allowing it to stay awhile? Not after this episode. I'm serving up my secret strategies for dealing with the stresses of every day life and work, and providing some mega perspective to help you decide what you're available for in your world.
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Metal Marvels is a brand for badass & bold women who don't fit societies standards. Katie, the creator, was always searching for mantra jewelry with more powerful & in your face messages. Being a woman who curses like a sailor daily, the messages just weren't out there. So she created the amazing Expletives collection that gives women jewelry that helps them feel empowered to be themselves, to be bold, and use the word fuck as frequently as they want. Societal standards for women and success, are bullshit and she runs her company that way too showing that someone who curses like a sailor, has tattoos and purple hair, can be extremely successful in this world. Make sure you follow Metal Marvels Instagram for daily inspiration, a heavy use of profanity, and badass products. And you can save 20% off for being a Style your mind listener. Use code: STYLEYOURMIND at metalmarvels.com
A few months ago, my publisher reached out to me to let me know that they wanted ME on the cover of my new book (insert freak out moment here!) I had a TON of emotions flowing through me when I got the news – I was super flattered, nervous, excited, anxious - you name it. I happily agreed, but kind of put it out of my head until a few days ago when my editor emailed me to say they had scheduled the shoot – and it was happening in less than 2 weeks!
For anyone listening who has ever had a big event – whether it was your wedding, your own book cover, your brand photo shoot, a big presentation – ANYTHING like that – you know the feeling of paranoia that sweeps over you when you’re just a few days away from that big day.
I felt those nervous feelings creeping in when I learned about the shoot, but this time, I was able to stop myself in my tracks and flip that anxiety into peacefulness by RECLAIMING my POWER. Rather than stressing out, I decided to get into action and start doing confidence-building activities that would make me feel good. And I want to share the EXACT steps I took with you guys so that you can use them as inspiration if you find yourself in a similar situation where your insecurity takes over.
This episode’s power mantra:
Confidence is available to me at all times.
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Melissa Leger, coach, relationship expert, and creator of Gumball Love
Dating a guy who drains your energy, makes you feel insecure, or pops in and out of your life when he wants your attention? Sounds like you're with a gumball guy. Melissa will teach you her concept of Gumball Love so you can transform your life and business by finally building your confidence and getting the courage to break up, get over your ex, and be happily single (or in a new, healthy relationship) and live your BEST life. Learn more about Melissa, follow her on Instagram and Snapchat, and get on her VIP list at GumballLove.com.
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: https://www.facebook.com/groups/slaybabycollective/
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