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Episode #16: Navigating Transitions + The In Spaces Between with Rachel MacDonald

Episode #16: Navigating Transitions + The In Spaces Between with Rachel MacDonald

Posted January 22, 2018

Episode #16: Navigating Transitions + The In between Spaces with Rachel MacDonald I feel that sort of pinch-me lucky that I have women like Rachel MacDonald in my life. If you don’t know who Rach is well you are going to feel much the same by the end of this episode. I’ve always valued our friendship but since we both become mamas and have journeyed the sometimes rocky and definitely unchartered waters together, well it’s safe to say she is high up on my list of beloveds! Those rocky waters I mentioned – the highs and lows of motherhood – brought to the surface huge life lessons and spiritual assignments (for us both!). I  know from talking to Rach often that she (and I!) was deep in transition – transitioning between one life and another. Between one way of being and another. Tight-rope walking between the unknown. Motherhood does that. That transition period has delivered so much golden wisdom that YOU are going to soak up in this episode. In this week’s episode I chat to Rachel about this transition – one I am personally still deep within in. Rach has now come out the other side of this transition period – reawakened and bursting with creativity and purpose again. And with that reawakening has come a major download from the heavens and huge education process which she will soon be passing over to us via a juicy, wisdom filled, light soaked offering. Rachel has honoured her transition period by retreating and not forcing herself to show up in anyway other than what felt natural for her. Many of you have been quietly waiting for her re-emergence – if that is you, get ready for all that she has to say and offer on In Spaces Between. In this episode we cover: What a transitional period is. How the changes can unfold in different ways.  New beginning and the new iteration post transition. What to do when we are in transition. Transitions as natural and inevitable – how to embrace them. Rachel’s personal examples of transitions and shifts. Rachel’s journey through baby, business and life transitions. How to embrace transitions when they are so challenging. Dancing between the joy of a new way of being and the questions that come up. The intense periods of discovery and healing.  Embracing the opportunity to clear out the deeply buried beliefs and programs. Leaning in to transition. Don’t judged the space between – heal what needs to be healed. The experience of losing faith through a transition. Coming into greater alignment with your truest desires via the discomfort. Resistance – the big part of transition. Seeking versus surrendering – how to find the balance. Accepting when life is not on your timeline. How to explore where you are resisting and controlling. Taking action – don’t be passive. Practices that support you in transition – the rituals and processes. Tracking your wins and progress. How to accept the transition. The importance of sharing your transition with someone. Making a bold decision. Rachel’s next offering for you – all on Transitions and the In Spaces Between The importance of honouring your transition and disconnecting if needed. Listen to the episode: Subscribe on iTunes Click here to subscribe on iTunes and never miss an episode! +++ Show notes: Keep your eyes on Rachel’s website In Spaces Between for her next ebook on Belief and her new offering on Transitions. Connect with Rachel 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 #13 Manifestation Magic Guided Meditation

Episode #13 Manifestation Magic Guided Meditation

Posted January 01, 2018

Episode #13 Manifestation Magic Guided Meditation Episode thirteen is a delicious, magically meditation designed to help you manifest your intentions for the year ahead. 15 minutes of pure high vining visualisation. I highly recommend you do your ‘intention’ work first- setting your wishes/desires and goals for the year. Even doing a vision board first will help you dive deeper into this energetic process of manifesting Listen to episode #13 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 #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 #11: Guided Meditation – Slow Down and Steady

Episode #11: Guided Meditation – Slow Down and Steady

Posted December 19, 2017

Guided Meditation; Slow Down and Steady Episode eleven is a meditation that will help you unwind, slow down and press pause. Something that we are all craving as the year draws to a close, yet often feel so far from that delicious ‘slowness’ with the busy-ness of Christmas, New Year, School Holidays and wrapping up. A lovely, short 13 minute guided meditation – perfect for winding down at the end of the day. Listen to episode #11 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 #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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