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Episode #20: Becoming A Priestess with Julie Parker

Episode #20: Becoming A Priestess with Julie Parker

Posted February 12, 2018

Episode #20: Becoming A Priestess Do you know what a Priestess is? Is there a part within you that feels called and lit up by the mere word, Priestess? I feel it. And from the day I heard that Julie Parker was embarking on her Priestess Journey many years ago I’ve been intrigued and desperately wanted to learn more. So here we are – I’ve finally got to sit down with Julie and ask all the Priestess-y questions I needed to, and I’m certain you are going to SOAK this one straight into your soul. Maybe you feel called to become a Priestess too? Maybe this really strikes an inner chord – a remembrance – that calls out to you.  Julie’s official bio: Hailed by ELLE Magazine as a ‘self-help guru,’ Julie Parker is the Founder of The Beautiful You Coaching Academy where she passionately trains and supports heart centered people to become life coaches.  The Editor in Chief of inspired COACH Magazine, a published author, podcast host and in demand speaker, Julie has inspired thousands of people on stages all over the world and is the recipient of numerous leadership and women’s business awards. Julie is also a modern day Priestess with a focus on her Celtic, Nordic and Roman lineage.  She is committed to contributing to a world where qualities of intuition, presence, nurturing, spiritual exploration, social justice and service are honoured.  Julie is currently undertaking intensive training to become a Priestess of the Magdalene and she holds sacred circles in honour of the Goddess and Wheel of the Year regularly. Julie lives in Melbourne with her husband, stepdaughter and two much loved adopted cats. In this episode we cover: What exactly is a Priestess? How Julie found herself on the Priestess Journey How to become a Priestess. How do you LIVE as a Priestess in our modern, daily life? The rituals, sacred practices and other ‘elements’ that you weave into your Priestess Life. Creating an altar that changes with the seasons. What IS the Divine Feminine to you. How does one start inviting the DF more into their daily life. Why is BEAUTY so important to you? How Julie FREES her mind, FUELS her body and FEEDS her soul What you can expect from Julie in 2018. Listen to the episode: https://soundcloud.com/claireowellness/episode-20-julie-parker Connect with Julie: Website Beautiful You Coaching Academy Inspired Coach Magazine Socials: Instagram Facebook Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Feel free to comment and share below – does this reader question resonate with you? Are you learning to say NO or still struggling with it? P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #19: 4 Steps to Letting Go of Sibiling/Family Pain.

Episode #19: 4 Steps to Letting Go of Sibiling/Family Pain.

Posted February 06, 2018

Episode #19: 4 Steps to Letting Go of Sibiling/Family Pain. I received this Q&A from a follower on Instagram.   “I’m going through the process of letting go of anger and sadness towards my sibling and I wondered if you had any wisdom on acceptance? It’s so much harder, it feels, when that person has affected your life so much”.  I was so excited to receive this question because I certainly have ALOT of experience with this exact thing. Relationships are all KEY – that’s what life is about – but particularly our family relationships are so pivotal and integral to our life experience and who we are/who we become. In this episode I share: My personal experience and examples of sibling/family relationships that have caused pain What most of us do when we are faced with relationships that just don’t work The four steps to letting go of toxic and negative relationships What compassion, forgiveness and creating space have to do with sibling and family pain. How you are the creator of your life and how you have to be the one to change it. Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Feel free to comment and share below – does this reader question resonate with you? Are you learning to say NO or still struggling with it? P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #18 Cleansing and Releasing Full Moon Visualisation

Episode #18 Cleansing and Releasing Full Moon Visualisation

Posted January 31, 2018

Episode #18 Cleansing and Releasing Full Moon Visualisation Episode eighteen is a deeply healing visualisation meditation. 20 minutes of beautiful visualisation – in the ocean and under the sea – to support you in completely cleansing, releasing and surrendering that which no longer serves or supports you.  With Tibetan singing bowls and the sound of the ocean in the background you will feel lighter, cleansed and released from your limiting thoughts, negative feelings, fears, worries, blocks, pain and hurt. Listen to episode #18 Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ For more of my meditations please visit my Meditation Shop where you can purchase my popular meditation albums or join Om Mama Love – my online membership site offering meditation, mindfulness and self-love for mamas. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #17: Blending Business and Baby with Lorraine Murphy

Episode #17: Blending Business and Baby with Lorraine Murphy

Posted January 30, 2018

Episode #17: Blending Business and Baby with Lorraine Murphy Many moons ago back in my ‘old’ life when I used to work in PR, Lorraine Murphy joined our team as our new Account Director. I worked very closely with her and was struck by her ability to get shit done. Fast forward a few years – I was now a Life + Wellness Coach and Lorraine had just started The Remarkables Group. Lorraine came to me for some support and guidance and she undertook a 6 month coaching program. It was during this time that I was blessed to witness Lorraine’s insane drive, focus, creativity, willingness and motivation. She was carving our a whole new territory in the influence strategy industry. And her new business was keeping her on her toes – we worked through strategies to help her find peace, balance, presence and calm amongst the chaos of new business land. Now, Lorraine, who recently became a mama to little Lexi is considered one of the most dynamic and remarkable entrepreneurs. And I was so fascinated to learn how Lorraine was blending her first baby (her business!) with her new little lady, Lexi. Our conversation is honest, full of insights and tips and simply refreshing. Much like Lorraine! There are plenty of swear words and sworn truths about life as a mama and a business owner but SO many juicy take-aways for you to implement or even just chew on if you too are trying to blend (not juggle!) your business and baby. Official BIO Lorraine Murphy is the Founder of The Remarkables Group – the first dedicated influencer strategy agency in Australia, which launched in May 2012. Starting in her spare bedroom, the business went on to secure over $1m in revenue in its first 12 months and is seen as a best practice case study in entrepreneurship.  Lorraine is a thoughtleader in entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, marketing and social media; having spoken to over 3,000 people on three national speaking tours with entrepreneur organisation The Entourage.  She has also spoken at industry events including Vivid Sydney, Business Chicks, Collective Hub, General Assembly, Mumbrella’s CommsCon, BeFest, IAA, Social Media Week and Problogger Training Event. Lorraine’s first book Remarkability was published by Hachette Australia in June 2016; and is an entertaining and practical account of the biggest lessons she has learned in her entrepreneurial and business journey.  The book went on to become a best-seller. Her second book, Get Remarkably Organised was released in January 2018. Lorraine was named one of BRW’s Five Young Entrepreneurs to Watch and one of Dynamic Business’s Young Guns.  She has featured frequently in media, including The Project, Sunrise, The Today Show, Sydney Morning Herald, Collective Hub, Marie Claire, Sky News, ABC News and The Australian. In this episode we cover: Lorraine’s journey – including the challenges – to become a mama. The biggest piece of advice when planning a business and getting pregnant. The lesson of acceptance and surrender around shifting plans. How the ‘unplanned’ has fed into business life What Lorraine did to plan for the unplanned. Handing over control for that which sets your soul on fire. How motherhood forces you to focus on what you love. Framing work positively for our children – creating joy around business. The choice to blend rather than juggle business and motherhood and what the difference is. The challenges with being present as a mama when you run a business. What ‘blending’ looks like as a mama and entrepreneur. How important positive self-talk and compassion is. Becoming your own mindset coach. Patience as compassion. The parallels of starting a business to new motherhood. Being conscious of where your time is spent Surrounding yourself with other working mums. Co-creating a work culture as a mama and business owner. Lorraine’s challenges and wins in life, business and motherhood. The importance of Sunday Night Planning.  The essential daily communication required. What your children are learning from your entrepreneurship. How to run your family like a business and your business like a family. Staying open, dropping expectations and communicating. How Lorraine looks after herself and blends her self care into business and baby. Conscious me-time as a mama and business owner. How Lorraine frees her mind, fuels her body and feeds her soul. How to get remarkably organised like Lorraine Murphy and her new book! Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Head here to get your hands on both of Lorraine’s books – particularly her new baby ‘Get Remarkably Organised’  (and other awesome tools from Lorraine!) Connect with Lorraine Web Instagram Facebook Twitter +++ And as always, if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats and we can keep spreading wellness far and wide. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #15: Learning how to say no + the power of your boundaries

Episode #15: Learning how to say no + the power of your boundaries

Posted January 16, 2018

Episode #15: Learning how to say no + the power of your boundaries I received this Q&A from Rebecca which I dive into and dissect, answer and comment on. Dear Claire,   I Would love to know your thoughts on/advice/opinions about how to say “no”. With every passing year, I find myself getting more and more frustrated about my inability to say no to things that I actually don’t want to do. I find myself agreeing to things before even thinking it over or even after thinking it over, say yes and completely regret it.   I have this urge to make people happy or to not offend or inconvenience anyone that asks for my assistance or time or presence. Sometimes I will even panic and make up an excuse that I think sounds like a “good enough” reason to say no to something. I always assume people will be upset with me for not wanting to do something they ask.   It’s something I really want to work on because what I used to write off as a good natured trait about myself is now becoming something much more complicated. I find that similarly, it can be hard for me to be upfront and honest with others even about things as simple as where I want to eat or what I feel like doing (in situations with friends). I’m always worried about offending or upsetting someone!!! Help!!!!! Rebecca In this episode I share: Why we struggle to say no Fear of conflict Fear of disappointing others What we lose by always saying YES Desire to be liked and loved How to start saying NO Powerful boundaries Strong solar plexus energy Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Feel free to comment and share below – does this reader question resonate with you? Are you learning to say NO or still struggling with it? P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode 14: Learning to open wide with Melissa Ambrosini

Episode 14: Learning to open wide with Melissa Ambrosini

Posted January 09, 2018

Episode #14: Learning to open wide with Melissa Ambrosini Relationships are at the very core of our human existence and soul journey. Without them what is there? Together, Mel and I explore what it means to Open Wide and how they feeds into relationships, of all forms. In this episode we cover: Mel’s mantra – open wide – and how she starts her day with it What her new book ‘Open Wide’ is about Relationships as our biggest assignments and how to become willing to see the lessons within Crystal Clear Communication Relationships that need space instead of attention. The words in our vocabulary that we need to let go of. The need to cultivate deep love for yourself – and how this is the first step. How your truth is different from someone else’s. Aligning to your soul partner by getting clear on your values and beliefs. Conscious sex practices versus junk food sex. Orgasmic Meditation How Mel frees her mind, fuels her body and feeds her soul. Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Get your hands on Melissa’s new book here. We also talk about OM – Orgasmic Meditation. Check them out here.  Connect with Melissa Instagram Facebook Twitter +++ And as always, if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats and we can keep spreading wellness far and wide. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #12: A Human Kind of Christmas

Episode #12: A Human Kind of Christmas

Posted December 23, 2017

Episode #12: A Human Kind Christmas In conversation with various people (IRL and online) about Christmas there seems to a be a real mix of people and their perspectives on this time of year. There are those that just relish the celebration of it – the gift giving, carols, social time. And then there are those who find this time – especially ‘Christmas Day’ – as something they have to ‘get through’. Coping seems to be the key word! It seems some people don’t find Christmas a time of kindness or joy – or maybe this season is filled with too many ‘to-dos’ on the list and people to see (that maybe they don’t get along with) or even heartache and loss. In this episode I share: How to make Christmas more heart centered. Being conscious and impeccable with your word. Why conscious communication is imperative at Christmas. Tuning into feelings  – see the world and the people around you through your heart. My invitation to be kind, deliberate, reflective, attentive to those around you. Ways to offer up more kindness to others. Willingness to connect from the heart and seat of love. The power of ‘praying‘ for others. Putting social media on pause during Christmas. Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ How do you feel about Christmas? Has this helped you as you start your Christmas celebration? Maybe this is an episode worth sharing to your family and friends. P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #10: The 5 ‘S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama

Episode #10: The 5 ‘S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama

Posted December 12, 2017

Episode #10: The 5 ‘S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama In the early week’s and months of life with my little babe back in 2015 I found myself frequently writing notes, musings, diary entries and thoughts into my evernote. One of these notes was my take on motherhood – particularly the 5 key attitudes and ways of being and navigating through motherhood. The 5 S’s of a Soulfully Centred Mama soon became my personal ethos, mantras and guidance system. having recently read through this note I felt it important to share this with all of you beautiful mamas out there – papas too and even those without children. This is really supportive for everyone! In this episode I share: The background story of The 5 S’s How this can be applied to all – mamas/papas but also anyone seeking a conscious, soulful life What the 5 S’s are in summary and in detail The essence of the 5 S’s Surrender and how powerful it can be How sacrifice can be reframed into a positive choice The importance of self-love Embracing the simplicity of motherhood The deliciousness of diving into the sweetness of motherhood Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Check out The Happiest Baby for Dr Karp’s 5 S’s for Soothing Babies. Gentle and effective! *Apologies, in the podcast I said Dr Sears by accident! +++ P.s if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats. love + light, Claire Read more

Episode #9: An integrated journey to health and happiness with Dr Kate Wood

Episode #9: An integrated journey to health and happiness with Dr Kate Wood

Posted December 05, 2017

Episode #9: An integrated journey to health and happiness with Dr Kate Wood Sometimes the universe creates these chance meetings that are so beautifully orchestrated it actually blows my mind. One such chance meeting was the day I met Dr Kate Wood. It was down at Coogee Beach, at the children’s rock pool. Naturally, as us mamas do, I noticed her little boy, Maxi first. He was in a bright orange wet suit (it was still early spring and Sydney waters are cold then!) and he was being ridiculously adorable crawling and splashing through the shallow waters. It didn’t take long for me to notice his mama, Kate. Also in a bright orange swim suit. Her face bright, her eyes sparkling with such joy and infectious love. Healthy, glowing, fit. We started chatting and instantly I knew I had struck gold. This woman, humble yet bubbly, was clearly very smart, switched on, health conscious and connected (by connected, I mean spiritually!) Before long Kate, myself and another beautiful mama had formed our own little Mama Tribe. All so different yet like-minded and with aligned values. I fell madly in love with this woman who would continue to reveal herself to me as one of the most gifted, compassionate, loving, intelligent and dedicated women I’ve ever known. Kate – A doctor, chiropractor, kinesiologist, doula, author, co-owner of the well known Health Space Clinics  (15 of them!) and mama of two – is a remarkable a woman, but she will never make you feel inadequate because this woman is real, authentic, conscious, soulful. Mix all that up with a deep innate desire to serve and support others and you have a woman I feel blessed to know. I want you to know her too, and her journey – there are many stories I know Kate can share but today we are going to dive into her Integrated Journey back to Health and Happiness after suffering from Lyme Disease. Kate doesn’t do anything by halves, seriously, and yet she is not an advocate for ‘super mum/woman’, pushing all the time and living in stress. She knows too well what all that can to our mind-body-soul. Kate inspires the pants off me. She, without even attempting to, drives me to be a more conscious human being, a present and patient mama, a positive and bright light in the world and one that is lives in and spreads wellness. In this episode we cover: What’s one way you can free your mind, fuel your body and feel your soul? Kate shares her personal health journey – because it’s a good one! We shine the light on Lyme disease How Kate healed herself. The natural modalities and integrated approach Kate uses for herself, How Kate stays fit, healthy and aligned. The best changes to make to heal and live in health holistically How to apply this to your children Creating your own natural modality tool-kit The power changing your mindset, beliefs and thoughts for your health Kate’s biggest wish when it comes to the way we live, move, eat, heal? Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Get your hands on Dr Kate Wood’s book: An Integrated Journey Back to Health and Happiness here via Book Depository. Connect with Kate Instagram Health Space Clinics Facebook Twitter +++ Ok peeps, hit me up in the comments, DM on insta, shoot me an email – I want to know your thoughts on this inspiring episode and woman. And as always, if you loved this episode, don’t forget to give this podcast a 5-star review in iTunes so I can keep on bringing you amazing interviews, insights and chats and we can keep spreading wellness far and wide. love + light, Claire Read more


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