[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#443 – Identity: Becoming Who You Want to Be with Sara Dean

[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#443 – Identity: Becoming Who You Want to Be with Sara Dean

If you’ve been hanging out with me for any length of time, you are likely a person who gives a shit about growing and developing and becoming the person you truly want to be. But, what does that actually look like? What does it really mean to actively work toward a more evolved version of yourself? What if you are so stuck in a cycle of working, taking care of everyone else, putting out fires, rinse, repeat and have no idea what you actually enjoy or really want?

It can be so easy to get into a tornado of a career/work life and forget what you even like to do for fun. Or maybe you threw yourself into raising children and in between diaper changes and college tours, you forgot what you’re really passionate about. It’s not uncommon to get to a place in your life where you feel like your entire identity is wrapped up in one major area of your life. And then you’re like, “No wonder I’m not happy… I have no idea who I am and what I like anymore!”

On this week’s show, I dial up my pal, Sara Dean, a mindset and leadership coach who, following the birth of her son, rebuilt her own identity one step at a time. She is passionate about helping women own their space and embrace all of who they are… even if they aren’t sure where to start. In this discussion, we break down where we tend to lose who we are and we also dig into Sara’s easy-to-implement steps you can take to uncover who you want to be. 

This pod explores:

  • Sara’s two-prong approach of “Frequency and Recency” and how you can use them to become more of the person you want to be
  • How to own your personal superpower even if you are feeling lost, stuck, and have no idea what you want
  • What it looks like to stop waiting for permission and how to ask for support instead
  • How to examine what kind of evidence you are collecting and if that is helping or hurting you from becoming the person you want to be

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Sara Dean is a mindset, business and leadership coach. She is also the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, a top rated podcast with 4 million downloads. Sara’s biggest passion is helping women own their space. After enduring her own identity crisis following the birth of her son, Sara took her background in psychology/health/ wellness and rebuilt her identity, one step at a time. Sara motivates and inspires women to stop shrinking and start shining. She is on a mission to inspire women and moms, in particular, to live bigger, bolder, braver #everydamnday.

Sara serves women through her podcast, her thriving Momentum Mamas membership community, her Tenacious Mamas business & leadership mastermind and her annual event, Shameless Mom Con.

When she’s not supporting Shameless Moms, you’ll find Sara with her husband and 9 year old son – building Legos and pretending to understand Minecraft. 

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[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#442 – Understanding + Cultivating Intimacy with Allana Pratt

[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#442 – Understanding + Cultivating Intimacy with Allana Pratt

What if I told you great intimacy was fully possible for you… even if you’re totally single. Wait… what!? I know, I know. Here’s the deal, my friend: intimacy is so often seen through only a sexual or romantic lens, but intimacy is simply about deeply, truly knowing. Seeing. Hearing. Understanding someone deeply. And, that means you can have a fully intimate relationship with yourself. With or without deep love from another. And, that doesn’t have to mean you don’t desire love from someone else. You can have a rich relationship with yourself AND desire a connected relationship with a romantic partner.

This week on the show, I’m dialing up an expert on the subject of intimacy. My dear friend and colleague, Allana Pratt joins me to discuss the way our society glorifies partnership at a great cost (as in, I’ll be happy and worthy as long as I’m partnered), how to cultivate an intimate relationship with yourself, and how our major barrier to intimacy is our resistance to vulnerability. (Not to mention that vulnerability is touted as weakness in our culture and in many families of origin.)

Allana shares the pivotal childhood moment when her father, irritated with her childlike play, punched a hole in the wall imprinting the message that men are dangerous, can’t be trusted, and she must twist and contort herself to be found valuable in a suitor’s eyes. We discuss how much emotional intelligence has to do with thriving in a relationship, whether romantic or otherwise, and the steps you can take to open yourself up to intimacy (without feeling freaked-the-fuck out).

If you tend to avoid your emotions rather than feel them, grab a pen and paper, friend, because this one is gooooood.

This pod explores:

  • What intimacy even is and why it’s related to every single relationship we have… even the one with ourselves
  • Knowing when you can share your story and when it may not be safe to do so
  • Understanding the connection between intimacy and vulnerability and the reason why they can both be so fucking uncomfortable
  • Why we run from our emotional self and try to fix everything instead of feel our way through it (and how to shift that)

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Intimacy Expert, Allana Pratt is a global media personality and go-to authority for those who have suffered heartbreak and are ready to live unapologetically and attract an open-hearted ideal relationship. She has been chosen as an Icon of Influence, is a columnist on the GoodMenProject, and has been featured on Huffington Post, People Magazine, Forbes, CBS, ABC & FOX, and more.

This Ivy League grad is the author of 6 books, has interviewed Whoopi Goldberg and Alanis Morissette, and Hosts the edgy Podcast, Intimate Conversations, where listeners learn how to find the relationship they deserve. A certified coach with close to 5 million viewers on YouTube, Allana was asked by Leeza Gibbons to coach her during Dancing with the Stars.

While supporting a number of nonprofits, Allana has created a new category with an inclusive Partnering App & Intimacy Training called HeartMates.app where members Become the One to Find the One… which Keeps the One! She also offers HeartMates for Couples, private and group coaching plus retreats so that her clients have a thriving intimate relationship with themselves first, which naturally attracts and enhances their ideal partnerships.

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[AMY SAYS] EP#441 – What to Do When You are Desiring Intimacy but Fearing Vulnerability

[AMY SAYS] EP#441 – What to Do When You are Desiring Intimacy but Fearing Vulnerability

Ever find yourself desiring deep, rich connections with your partner or your friends and family but have a hellova time letting your guard down? Maybe you even find yourself craving deep intimacy but you’re absolutely terrified to really “be seen”. I mean, isn’t it just safer to stay walled up? Well… if the other party was vulnerable first… maybe then it would be safe. Maybe. Why is it so damn hard to be vulnerable?

If you’ve found your mind spinning with the same questions, you are certainly not the exception. Many of us crave rich, soulful connections with our loved ones, but we’re absolutely paralyzed by fear of being vulnerable. So we put up massive walls, don’t let people in, and then wonder why we don’t have intimacy.

In this episode, I dig into the detrimental notions we’re inundated within our culture, how it sends major mixed messages about vulnerability, and why you need to drastically change the narrative if you want to experience intimacy in your relationships. And guess what? You get to take as many baby steps as you need to feel safe. Promise.

This pod explores:

  • How our society shapes our views of safety in relationships (And how that isn’t doing you any favors)
  • Challenging the notion that vulnerability equals weakness, when in reality vulnerability equals courage
  • The three simplest ways to gradually and lovingly step into vulnerability (without feeling like you might die)
  • The real cost of not allowing room for vulnerability in your life

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[TOOL] EP#440 – Working with Your Inner Child + Attracting Love with Veronica Grant

[TOOL] EP#440 – Working with Your Inner Child + Attracting Love with Veronica Grant

If you have spent any time in the dating scene as of late, you know navigating those waters can be murky as hell. So what is one to do if you want to attract meaningful, rich, connected love in your life? Like, where the fuck are those folks? The ones who do the work on themselves, who understand their wants and needs, and who can actually use their god-damned words!!?

Since I’ve been hangin’ out with Mr. Smith for nearly a quarter century, I thought it would be helpful to dial up an expert who knows a thing or two (or forty) about dealing with today’s dating landscape and how you can reclaim your personal power in such a vulnerable space. On this “tool” episode of the show, I dial up Veronica Grant, a dear friend and colleague who is a life and love coach working specifically with successful women who feel they have it all… except love. Hello! 

Not only is Veronica a successful coach and author, but she works with the specific modality of Inner Child Work to help folks unlock the historical issues that may be thwarting love. Creep our conversation where Veronica shares how she uses Inner Child Work with all her clients and students and also shares how she works with The Rule of 3… Meaning if you notice a pattern in your dating life that occurs three or more times, it’s probably time for some introspection. She also walks us through a series of analysis elements you can use to explore where things may be going awry.

This pod explores:

  • How Veronica’s relationship with her body highly influenced the quality of partners she was attracting (and what she did to shift that)
  • How to work with The Rule of Three to examine detrimental patterns in your dating life 
  • Veronica’s three-part process to work with your Inner Child and heal wounds that affect your ability to attract love
  • Understanding how the Law of Attraction can be toxic positivity and actually kinda gaslight-y… especially when it comes to love

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Veronica is a Love and Life Coach, host of the popular Love Life Connection podcast, and author of You Are Meant for Love. She helps successful women who feel like they have it all except love, find it.

Veronica’s work has been featured in O the Oprah Magazine, Bustle, Your Tango, and countless podcasts, including Let It Out and Mind Body Musings.

As someone who struggled in love herself and was tired of unsolicited and usually patronizing dating advice (even if well-meaning), she created the resources she wished were available before she met her husband. Through her binge-worthy podcast, free challenges, and coaching, she’s here to shake up how you find love, even in our swipe right, swipe left world.

A few of her guilty pleasures include: psychoanalyzing TV and real life famous couples, hiking with her husband and pup, and sushi everything.

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[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#439 – Exploring Love Addiction and Attachment Styles with Giovanna Capozza

[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#439 – Exploring Love Addiction and Attachment Styles with Giovanna Capozza

If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone express feeling unworthy simply because they are single, I would have, like, so many dollars. Seriously. Our society has a way of glorifying coupledom that leaves many folks feeling like finding “the one” is the sole/soul purpose of life. It doesn’t help that our media (I’m looking at you, Disney) tells girls that they will magically be saved one day and that their lives can finally begin once they fall in love. 

So, then we enter our teenage years being told that if a boy likes us (forgive the gender binary here), he will be mean to us, so no wonder we put up with bullshit from partners in our adult years. There has already been a message programmed that toxic behavior simply just means we’re broken and need to work harder to MAKE that person love us. But what if you could change how you view this entire narrative? Change how you view your singlehood? Change what you truly believe you deserve in your intimate partnership? Spoiler alert: you can.

This week, I dial up my gal, Giovanna Capozza, a recovering love addict, author, and coach who has literally written the book on breaking up with the addictive “lovesick” behaviors you may be exhibiting in your dating life. If you find yourself shapeshifting to please your partner, ruminating over every little thing they do or say, or cancel all your plans to accommodate them, you won’t want to miss this. And, you may actually be a little bit lovesick. Tune in and find out.

This pod explores:

  • How you might be using your singlehood as a “waiting room” for your life to begin and what to do about it
  • The four primary attachment styles (yes, there are actually four!)
  • The very first assignment Giovanna suggests you start with if you want to alter your relationship with codependency
  • What love addictive behaviors look like and how our society and family of origin programs us to be love addicts

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Founder of Love Well Coaching, Author and recovering love addict, Giovanna Capozza’s journey from lovesick to Love Well is a journey so many of us can relate with. Part spiritual Seeker. Part solo travel enthusiast. Part geeked out self- improvement and science junkie. Giovanna found comfort in exploring the globe on the search for herself. A lifetime of searching for “the one” only led her to discover that finding him would mean finding herself… first.

A certified Coach and Mind Body Therapy Facilitator, Functional Medicine Practitioner, Homeopath, Yoga Teacher and Energy Healer, Giovanna coaches women everywhere to love themselves and the journey; not just the destination. Giovanna bought her first “relationship book” at age 19, still loves a good rom-com and believes that happy endings aren’t found but made. 

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[AMY SAYS] EP#438 – Supporting Your Body Love Journey (and What to Say to Others Who Don’t)

[AMY SAYS] EP#438 – Supporting Your Body Love Journey (and What to Say to Others Who Don’t)

In the nearly fifteen years I’ve been working in the personal development space, I have to say that one of the most recurring challenges I see women face is reckoning with changes in their bodies and what that means for their sense of self-worth. Unless you were magically able to escape the messages we are inundated with in our patriarchal society, it’s likely that you’ve had to navigate the constant, relentless, and radically unforgiving demand placed on our bodies to be perfect. 

And, Honey, I am certainly not exempt. In recent years, I’ve personally delved into learning more about how our notions of beauty have come to pass, how “Big Diet” ensures we all hate our bodies, and the truth about fatness and health. I am certainly no expert, but it has become abundantly clear that there are billion dollar industries profiting off our insecurities. And, many of them invent new insecurities for us. How generous.

In this episode, I look at some things you can actually DO, both internally and externally, to start cultivating a more loving relationship with your body. I also share some scripts of specific phrases you can say when you find yourself dealing with your bestie yammering about their new diet or if your aunt keeps making comments about your body at the family dinner. If you’ve struggled to know what action you can take to feel more comfortable in your skin, you’ll definitely want a listen. Grab a pen and paper because this one is loaded with tangible action steps and resources.

This pod explores:

  • Analyzing what you are consuming on a daily basis and how that influences how you feel about your body (Like, what ads you do constantly see on social media?)
  • How commenting on people’s bodies (even if you don’t know them or don’t really like them) can be a huge step backward for your body love journey
  • Some of my favorite activities to generate a more loving relationship with your body
  • A handful of scripts to shutdown inappropriate or offensive comments about your body, other people’s bodies, or diet culture altogether

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[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#437 – Understanding Body Love and Body Image with Summer Innanen

[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#437 – Understanding Body Love and Body Image with Summer Innanen

When I was a little girl, I remember my super evangelical, conservative mama telling me, “There’s this sinful notion out there that if something feels good, you should do it.” I’m sad to say this was one of the first messages I received that all things pleasurable were actually of the devil. I shit you not. Of course this message certainly applied to sex and drinking and other debachery [she says sarcastically], but this message was also super harmful around the pleasure derived from food. From enjoying delicious meals and treats. I mean one of the seven deadly sins is gluttony, for fuck’s sake.

You may have grown up with a similar sentiment around the morality of food. Not necessarily that Jesus would be after you, but think about how many times you’ve indulged in a decadent cake or delicious ice cream and have said something like, “Oh, I’m being so bad.” Or if you opt for the kale over the cupcake, you get to label yourself as “good”. Listen, food has nothing to do with morality and the idea that we deny ourselves a basic human pleasure like the taste of yummy food is incredibly harmful and furthermore, ruminating on what our bodies look like takes up waaaaay too much mental space. Like, how fucked up that we spend soooo much time and energy worried about our food choices and our body image.

On this week’s show, I dial up my pal, Summer Innanen, who is a body image coach and mentor who helps us look at the way we’ve been taught to constantly pursue thinness… at nearly all costs. Sometimes it’s a cost of pleasure, but other times it’s incredibly damaging to our mental health. Hands raised, amiright!? In this episode, we explore how the goal of “liking how you look” may be causing you more harm than good, how fixating on diet struggles can hinder us from addressing deeper traumas, and where to start if you can’t imagine ever having a loving relationship with your body. 

This pod explores:

  • The connection between food and pleasure and how many of us have been taught that pleasure is a bad word
  • Summer’s tactics for setting intentions around your health that have nothing to do with what you look like
  • How we’ve equated “taking care of ourselves” with thinness and how thinness is a inaccurate gauge of health
  • How to adopt an additive (versus reductive) perspective around your body image, health, and food choices

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Summer Innanen is a professionally trained coach specializing in body image, self-worth and confidence. She helps people all over the world to stop living behind the numbers on their scales through her private and group coaching at summerinnanen.com.

She is the best-selling author of Body Image Remix, host of the podcast Eat The Rules, and creator of You, On Fire – an online group coaching program dedicated to helping people get free from body shame. She also co-runs the Body Image Coach Certification program helping anti-diet professionals learn to work with clients around body image. 

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[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#436 – The Truth about Body Positivity with Dr. Lexie Kite

[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#436 – The Truth about Body Positivity with Dr. Lexie Kite

If you operate in a femme body or identify as female, it’s highly likely you’ve found yourself contending with a litany of body image “issues”. I put issues in quotes because the things that we worry about, and subsequently own as our “issues”, are purposely manufactured to commodify and exploit our bodies. In essence we’re programmed to have “issues”. They’re given to us. For example, we used to never worry about having body hair. Like, not even a thing. Then, Gillette pops up like, “Hey, we wanna make some money, so how ‘bout you start to think having hair on your legs is gross and give us money to fix it.” 

Think about how many products in your pantry, medicine cabinet, dresser drawers, shower, and bathroom vanity have become vaults for a myriad of products designed to change the way you look. Why? Because we have bought into the societal belief that women are valuable based solely on their bodies. And, we have an unbelievably limited view of which bodies are acceptable and permissible.

But what if your body was an instrument and not an ornament? Whaaaaaa? Yeah. On this week’s show I dial up Dr. Lexie Kite who, along with her twin sister, Dr. Lindsay Kite, has developed a social movement to redesign how we, as women, view beauty, body image, and the body positive movement. This conversation is a call to arms to examine the myopic lens through which we’ve been conditioned to see our bodies. Why? So we can see the breadth of our value. Because you, my friend, are so much more than a body. 

Get ready to wear a hole in this episode, because it will shake you at your core. In the best way possible.

This pod explores:

  • Dr. Lexie’s mantra you need to start using immediately… like, yesterday
  • How we’ve been grossly misinformed about what positive body image looks like
  • What it looks like to practice body image resilience 
  • How much of the body positive movement has sorely misdiagnosed the problem (Hint: How focusing on “all bodies are beautiful” may be missing the mark… What!? I know.)

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THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE

Dr. Lexie Kite and her identical twin, Dr. Lindsay Kite, are co-authors of the book More Than a Body: Your Body Is an Instrument, Not an Ornament and co-directors of the nonprofit Beauty Redefined. They both received PhDs from the University of Utah in the study of female body image and have become leading experts in body image resilience and media literacy. Authors of numerous studies and books have cited Lindsay and Lexie’s original research and they have been featured in a variety of national media outlets, including The New York Times, CNBC, the Boston Globe, Slate, Shape, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and more.

Lindsay and Lexie help girls and women recognize and reject the harmful effects of objectification in their lives through their significant social media reach, online Body Image Resilience course and facilitator program for dietitians and therapists, their popular book (More Than a Body), and regular speaking engagements for thousands of people of all ages. 

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[AMY SAYS] EP#435 – Understanding and Breaking the Stress Cycle

[AMY SAYS] EP#435 – Understanding and Breaking the Stress Cycle

One. More. Thing. One more thing and you may just lose your god-damn mind. If one more person asks something of you… If one more task gets added to your to-do list… You may just Lose. Your. Shit.

We’ve all been in this crazy-ass-stressed-the-fuck-out place where we become, uh-hem, a little less than the best version of ourselves. We scream at our kids when they need something minimal. We lash out at our spouse, or friend, or co-worker when they are just trying to help. In essence, we become somewhat addicted to being super stressed out and overwhelmed. 

Here’s the unique thing about navigating modern stressors… When our primitive ancestors were dealing with some kind of threat, let’s say a lion, they would have a sharp spike of stress, handle the stressful situation (escape the lion) and then easily be able to access a calm, tranquil space. In essence, they were able to complete the entire stress response cycle. But now we are in many stressful situations that simply don’t stop. #helloCovid Whether it be traffic, dealing with a high-demand job, feeling threatened in your interpersonal relationships, or being stressed out about the state of the world, it’s highly likely that you’ve been existing in your sympathetic nervous system which our bodies respond to like we’re constantly running from lions. It’s basically really, really fucking detrimental to our nervous systems.

If this sounds like I have a hidden camera installed in your place, you need to have a listen to this week’s pod. BTW, no camera (#creepy)… I’ve just been in this place far too many times to count. And in this episode, I discuss what spikes our stress response and share 11+ simple things you can do to let go of the overwhelm, stress, and mortal combat that may be driving you to the brink of insanity. Say hello to some serious peace, tranquility, and happy dances.

This pod explores:

  • How people-pleasing is adding a shit-ton of stress to your life and what to do about it
  • 11+ easy ways to immediately relieve your stress
  • My P.O.D. method for navigating extreme overwhelm
  • How to start asking for help… even if you really hate asking for help. And how that can be a fierce act of feminism.

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[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#434 Understanding and Navigating Stress with Dr. Mariza Snyder

[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#434 Understanding and Navigating Stress with Dr. Mariza Snyder

It’s no secret that our capitalist society places extreme value on how much we can produce and if we’re not producing, then we simply aren’t “enough”. We’re not worthy. We fucking suck. The message that many of us recieve is that we must constantly hustle, hustle, hustle in order to be valuable. You want to get ahead in business? You have to burn the candle at both ends. You want to have a family and run a business? Get ready for zero sleep. And constantly taking care of everyone else except yourself. 

You push. You hustle. You push. You hustle. 

And, then one day your body is like,”Bitch, we’re done” and all of a sudden you find yourself with extreme exhaustion, adrenal fatigue, thyroid issues, or a bevy of other autoimmune issues. The effects that long-term, chronic stress has on the body is no joke. So, what-the-hell do we do about it?

This week, I dialed up my pal, Dr. Mariza Snyder, a functional practitioner and women’s hormone expert, to find out what we can do to start mitigating the stress cycle that many women are highly addicted to. She shares exactly what happens to our hormones when we prolong our exposure to stress, why we need to fall in love with rest, and her favorite practices to start your day so you don’t fall into burnout-rinse-repeat. You’ll definitely want a pen and paper for this one!

This pod explores:

  • Dr. Mariza’s super simple morning ritual routine to help immediately jumpstart your metabolism
  • Understanding “Rushing Woman’s Syndrome” and the symptoms you are likely already contending with
  • How our stress response is triggered by *perceived* threats and past traumas and why that may be why you are CONSTANTLY burnt out and exhausted
  • Understanding the “divas” of the nervous system and how that relates to you feeling stressed out AF

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Dr. Mariza Snyder is a functional practitioner, women’s hormone expert and the author of eight books: The newest book, The Essential Oils Menopause Solution, focuses on solutions for women in perimenopause and menopause and the #1 National Bestselling book, The Essential Oils Hormone Solution, focuses on balancing women’s hormones naturally. Other bestselling books are: The Smart Mom’s Guide to Essential Oils and The DASH Diet Cookbook.

For the past twelve years, she has lectured at wellness centers, conferences, and corporations on hormone health, essential oils, nutrition, and detoxification. She has been featured on Dr. Oz, Oprah Magazine, Fox News Health, MindBodyGreen and many publications. Dr. Mariza is also the host of the top rated Essentially You Podcast, (with over 3 million downloads) designed to empower women to become the CEO of their health. Check out her website, drmariza.com, for women’s hormone tips, including recipes and remedies.

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