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Do you have a child, teen, or young adult who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer? Do you feel alone in your effort to support them on their journey or navigate your own? Heather Hester from Chrysalis Mama is here to transform the conversation around loving and raising an LGBTQ+ teenager. In the four+ years since her son embraced his sexual identity as a gay teen/young adult, Heather and her family have felt every emotion, and have experienced dozens of situations rangin… Continue Reading >>
Do you have a child, teen, or young adult who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer? Do you feel alone in your effort to support them on their journey or navigate your own? Heather Hester from Chrysalis Mama is here to transform the conversation around loving and raising an LGBTQ+ teenager. In the four+ years since her son embraced his sexual identity as a gay teen/young adult, Heather and her family have felt every emotion, and have experienced dozens of situations ranging from heartwarming and humorous to terrifyingly life-threatening. She and her husband initially felt alone and overwhelmed, moving her to want to support others traveling a similar path. She desires to discuss taboo topics and erase stigmas surrounding the coming out process and parenting an LGBTQ+ teen. Heather's approach is based on four pillars – to Embrace, Educate, Empower, and Love – and most of all, to reinforce to all LGBTQ people, their families, and their allies that they are not alone! << Show Less
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What Your Non-Binary Teen Wishes You Knew – An Interview with Rae McDaniel 037 – In this episode, Heather interviews Rae McDaniel, founder of the online coaching community, The Gender Fck Club (awesome resources here), as well as Practical Audacity, a gender and sex therapy practice in Chicago.  They have been featured in The New York Times, Refinery29, and Women's Health. Rae ultimately believes that gender transitions can be an exciting time filled with exploration and self-discovery. They are on a mission to build a world where gender transitions are celebrated just like having a baby, landing a new job, or getting married. Rae shares:* Their experience of coming out as queer to unsupportive parents in rural Louisiana, and their journey to finding a supportive community.* What it means to be transgender and non-binary, including a primer on trans-affirming language and the gender spectrum.* Their advice to parents who want to be supportive but are afraid of making a mistake.* How your teen can find joy in their transition amid the reality that they may face rejection.**HUGE apologies for the poor quality of the initial intro – hang on for the 20 seconds or so, it gets better!** Click HERE for Heather's Coming Out Process Cheat Sheet!Contact Heather directly at [email protected] Do you LOVE Just Breathe? Receive new episodes as soon as they launch, as well as Heather's monthly newsletter Small Exhales and other fabulous resources by:Signing up for her email list HERESharing your feedback HERERating Just Breathe HERENEW!! Refer friends and family for awesome rewards HEREConnecting through Instagram and Facebook (@chrysalismama) and Twitter (@chrysalismama1)Bookmarking her website as your go-to for LGBTQ education!Remember that you are not alone on this journey!  Support the show (https://paypal.me/ChrysalisMama?locale.x=en_US)
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What's the Difference Between Sex, Gender, and Gender Expression? Founder of The Gender Fck Club an online coaching community, and Practical Audacity, a gender and sex therapy practice, Rae McDaniel gives us a primer to the language used when it comes to sex, gender, and gender expression. It's important to understand the differences between the three, and it basically boils down to respecting the labels people want you to use.
Parents, You Get a Process, too! In this episode of Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen, Heather talks about the six stages that parents go through when their child comes out to them. The stages are shock, denial, guilt, expression of feelings, making decisions, and true acceptance. She explains each clearly and without judgment, weaving her own stories throughout. This episode provides insight and tools to help you through your process and on your journey!
Surviving the Holidays Appropriately timed, in this episode about surviving crises during the holidays Heather Hester shares another snippet of her personal story and gives seven strategies that worked for her. Her ultimate goal is for the listener to feel supported and like they have options and choices for working through tough times that happen to occur during this most wonderful – and most hectic – time of year!
Coming Out – What does this mean?? Heather Hester discusses the six stages of the Cass Model of Coming Out and shares personal experiences along the way. This episode is loaded with great information and links in the show notes to help you understand and support your teen through this process.
Welcome to Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen! In this inaugural episode, Heather Hester lays the framework for this exciting podcast. Who is the podcast for? What is she going to talk about? WHY is she talking about this? Filled with raw personal stories, educational information and tools, and mental shifts, Heather uses this episode as a springboard into transforming the LGBTQ conversation.
Embrace the Messiness In this episode, Heather Hester shares the story of her family's journey and outlines specific reasons why this process can be messy. She encourages the listener to embrace it and gives tips and tools to help along the way. We hope you enjoy this episode as you breathe into the messiness!
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Best Tips and Tools for Parents of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (or any other sexual orientation or gender identity!) Kids This playlist contains Heather Hester's very best tips, tools, and snippets from interviews for helping your lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (or any other sexual orientation or gender identity) kid navigate the coming out process. Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen
Demystifying Pronouns Heather and her 15-year-old daughter talk about the importance of pronouns and how to use them. Just Breathe: Parenting Your LGBTQ Teen
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What Is Unconditional Love? What is unconditional love? The meaning of love has been debated throughout all of time. Today I am joined by the love expert Kim Sorrelle, and she helps us take a deep dive into all things love. After the loss of her husband, Kim sought out to find the meaning behind the common phrases we hear and learn about love. What she found is that love is an action; it is a choice, and you can choose to see all humans and life situations with the golden rays of love. Kim believes that if we all lived with a real understanding of love the world would be a much different place. Join Heather and Kim as they share ways to view the world and people with love. Do not miss these highlights:00:30 – Introduction to today’s topic01:00 – 14 days of Magic Challenge04:00 – LGBTQIA+ E-book05:55 – Introduction to Kim Sorrelle09:06 – Kim shares her story of losing her husband09:50 – Love is so much more than romantic 10:54 – Love is something you are12:19 – In Kim’s book, she works on one phrase about love a month, to find out what they mean14:46 – What “love is patient” means to Kim17:29 – Offering people slack for being where they are, through love21:37 – You can love everyone but not like them22:47 – As soon as you’re loving to get love in return, love becomes transactional29:45 – Love doesn’t keep records of wrongs34:34 – If people lived with a real understanding of love, the world would be a different place39:06 – WWLD? (What would love do?)46:04– Live and let live. Let people be who they want to be46:50 – A quote from Mac’s book: “Positive Masculinity Now”50:25- LGBTQ & A segment Work with Heather:Have a question for Heather? Call 847-448-1212, leave a message, and tune into future episodes to hear her answer!!Website: https://chrysalismama.comFor e-book: https://learnwith.chrysalismama.com/bookWork with me: https://chrysalismama.com/work-with-me/Magic Mind Challenge promo:magicmind.co/14daysofmagicdiscount code: BREATHE14 for 20% offJoin me on the challenge #14daysofmagic About our guest:Kim Sorrelle is a writer, speaker, entrepreneur, director of a humanitarian organization, activist, mother, grandmother, lover of all people, and black licorice.​Kim's entrepreneurial journey included commercial real estate, a golf course, event facilities, catering, a grocery store, and more. Besides building businesses into multi-million dollar companies, Kim is proud to have weathered the pandemic storm in the food industry, pivoting, keeping staff employed, and seeing the company's sales grow beyond pre-pandemic numbers.​Kim is the director of Rays of Hope International, a partnering organization working with people in their own country who have a passion, a vision, and a mission to help people in their own country and just need someone to walk alongside. Through business plans, fundraising, sustainability planning, supplies, building, and Working in countries like Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Burkina Faso, Rays of Hope has enjoyed relationships with hundreds of organizations that are working hard to help the underserved and vulnerable populations.​As an athlete and sports fan, Kim coached basketball for 25 years and high school varsity volleyball for 17, and her team was ranked in the top ten in the state for 16 of the 17 years.​Kim met tall, dark, and handsome Steve Sorrelle, the man of her dreams, and proposed ten days later. Two years later, their only daughter, Amanda, arrived full of spunk and sweetness. Three brothers, Paul, Luke, and Noah, quickly followed, A few years later their Dominican son, Cristian, joined the family. Now all grown with families of their own, Kim is happy to report that they are all gainfully employed, contributing positively to the world, and have the most incredible children who call her "Uma." (Like Uma Thurman, not Oma like a German grandma, the name given to her by her oldest granddaughter and it stuck.)​In 2009, while battling breast cancer, Kim's love, Steve, received a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. After six great weeks together, Kim held Steve as he took his last breath. Her first book, Cry Until You Laugh, chronicles that journey through laughter and tears and laughter again.​The back-to-back cancer diagnosis led her youngest son, Noah, to chan
Positive Masculinity with the Gender Sensei What is Positive Masculinity? Today I am joined by the gender sensei, Mac McGregor, and he opens the conversation about what toxic and positive masculinity is. Growing up in the bible belt of America, Mac knew that he just didn’t fit the magic gender letter he was assigned at birth. After a successful career as a martial artist, Mac now spreads the word about Positive Masculinity and how gender is a spectrum with many ways to express your gender. Join Heather and Mac as they pull apart positive masculinity, how it impacts all of us and how unpacking the social conditioning of what gender means is where the real work happens, even within the LGBTQIA+ community. Do not miss these highlights:02:10 – Call to action for LGBTQIA+ E-Book03:26 – Intro to Mac McGregor06:59 – The magic letter of life08:01 – “Knew I just didn’t fit in!”09:00 – Starting martial arts at 611:07 – Not internalizing the hate from the church towards the lgbtq+ community 13:24 – Mac retires from martial arts at 39 and begins his medical transition14:48 – We’ve all transitioned15:52 – Gender is a spectrum19:13 – Creating safe places for deep conversations20:45 – Positive Masculinity Group22:00 – Getting curious about your emotions and triggers27:21 – How social conditioning affects your life33:21 – Recognizing the humanity in one another37:20 – Vulnerability in masculine friendships42:01 – Positive Masculinity and the LGBTQIA+ Community46:50 – A quote from Mac’s book: “Positive Masculinity Now”51:27- Masculinity is in the title, but the work is for everyone53:35 – Parenting LGBTQ&A Segment Work with Heather:Have a question for Heather? Call 847-448-1212, leave a message and tune into future episodes to hear her answer!! Website: https://chrysalismama.comFor e-book: https://learnwith.chrysalismama.com/bookWork with me: https://chrysalismama.com/work-with-me/ About our guest:Mac McGregor – the “Gender Sensei” – is a speaker who works to educate and train various corporations, colleges, and groups on topics concerning diversity, gender, healthy masculinity, and being true to themselves. He is a dedicated, heartfelt activist and educator who focuses every part of his existence on creating a world where people can feel free to be their authentic selves.He has been a keynote speaker at many events including Mayo Clinic, and many colleges, organizations, and conferences. This includes the University of Washington where he is a guest instructor each semester who discusses the complexities of gender, transgender, and gender non-conforming. Mac has also made appearances on Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, the 700 Club, Univision, People Magazine, and many more. He also writes for the Huffington Post, The Good Men Project, Seattle Gay News, Unite Magazine, and other publications. Mac’s experience prior to transition was that of a successful female athlete, champion competitor, and business owner. This experience shaped him to become a guiding figure for women’s rights, specifically closing the pay gap and providing equal opportunity for those that are gender variant. He was a former US karate team member, inducted into the Martial Arts Hall of Fame as a competitor and as a Master Teacher. He has extensive training in conflict resolution and arbitration through being a certified coach and referee through the AAU and U.S. Olympic committees. The mayor appointed Mac as a Seattle City Commissioner in 2011 and he served until 2016. Mac is on the Washington state council for PFLAG and on the Seattle Police Department LGBT advisory board. Here, he developed policy and training around dealing with the transgender community, which has been used by the US Border Patrol. He continuously speaks on panels and solo at numerous colleges, non-profit groups, and state and city governments on gender & sexuality. Mac teaches community SelfDefense to empower all people on a donation basis so that all have access. He is currently the Co-Chair of the Seattle Renter’s Commission appointed by the Seattle City Council. He is also a multimedia talk show host of “The You Can Make a Difference Show” on Rainier Avenue Radio. In 2017 Mac ran for Seattle City Council and was the first transgender person ever to be on a ballot in Washington State. Mac is the Founder and Executive Director of “
The Continuing Journey of Self-Discovery with Connor Hester Connor helps Heather kick off Pride Month with a fun conversation that ranges in topics from an update on how he’s doing to his thoughts on rainbow capitalism. For newer listeners who do not know who Connor is, first of all, welcome, and second of all – Connor is Heather’s oldest son whose bravery and life experience allows for this podcast as well as all of Heather’s other work. This is the fourth episode Connor and Heather have done together, so be sure to check out the others to get very real insight on the coming out process as a teen and young adult.Do not miss these highlights:01:52 – Catch up on what has been happening in Connor’s life since his last appearance in August 202013:08 – After leaving home, learn the changes in dynamics that occurred between Connor and his parents21:17 – Utilizing therapy as a tool for self-awareness and uncovering how to address issues in a therapeutic context.33:59 – The complexities of reconnecting socially as the pandemic restrictions ease up 41:53 – Navigating the social media as a queer youth and the fears of parents having their kids faced with the hate that is out there49:08 – Transitioning from queerness being a central component of your existence to being really just a part of who you are and how living in New York has allowed him to live openly55:03 – A look at Rainbow Capitalism and it’s detrimental effects on queer artists and the pseudo support of businesses during PrideAbout our Guest:Want to know more about Connor and his story? Check out his earlier episodes on Just Breathe. Connor Shares His Story – Part 1: https://chrysalismama.com/connor-shares-his-story-part-one/Part 2: https://chrysalismama.com/connor-shares-his-story-part-two/Part 3: https://chrysalismama.com/connor-shares-his-story-part-three/
Unapologetically Me with Katie Miller Creating a safe place for people to speak the truth, Katie Miller, the co-founder & assistant director of the Teen Suicide Prevention Society and host of Adulting Sucks podcast, is here to share her story of coming to live her life unapologetically herself and encouraging others to do the same. Do not miss these highlights:04:07 – Keeping her bisexuality under the radar, Katie is now speaking up about it and holding space for people who have just have things they need to share07:03 – We don’t need to meet the judgments, opinions, and expectations of others, We just have to meet our own.10:48 – Take your time to process what it is that others are saying because you might not know what's going on when you're not in the same room with them all the time.15:66 – When others are under stress or distraught we need to show them the options they have as it is not always seeable and this is the concept used for the Team Suicide Prevention Society. 20:39 – Embrace and reinforce the positive belief that you are capable, creative, and resourceful enough to figure out anything26:49 – Listen without judgment and have a response based on love.About our Guest:Katie MillerKatie is the co-founder & assistant director of the Teen Suicide Prevention Society.She knows that every message matters. Katie knows what it was like to be afraid to speak up. After launching her podcast “Adulting Sucks, but it does not have to”, Katie became more aware of the need for people to feel safe when speaking. So, Katie has created that safe place with her podcast. Katie’s calming presence will let you focus on what you do best, sharing your message with the world. Join the "How to Bust Your Limiting Beliefs" every Wednesday at 3:30 pm ET.https://jackieac2922.clickfunnels.com/webinar-opt-in1640994177173?affiliate=kt4tech Website and social: https://kt4tech.com/Get your free gift: Why Not Workbook https://kt4tech–successjourneyacademy.thrivecart.com/why-not-workbook-gift/Adulting Sucks Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/show/4tSUmZJotgs6DKSztd7s0z?si=8e65e2464d764553&nd=1
Be You; Do You with Sam Castle Overcoming adversity that led him to his life’s passion of being a life coach, Sam Castle is here to share his story about removing stigma, bias, and fear. Sam shares about his gender transformation, how life coaching changed his world when traditional therapy could not, and his overall love and passion for helping others to live life courageously. Do not miss these highlights:04:42 – How hiring a life coach changed his life in a way that 10 years of therapy could not08:28 – “You are valuable, you are loved. And it all it all starts in your mind, in the thoughts because you are the creator of your reality.”13:48 – Fear is keeping people from being more vocal in their support and those that are vocal in their misinformation are giving their opinion on experiences that they themselves have never had. 18:06 – Don’t stay in that place, whether mental, emotional or phsyical, seek help. There are resources.21:34 – When you invest in yourself, be it financial, time or other resources, tohse are the ones that you get the most value from23:26 – Our ups and downs are meant to grow us, not break us.28:20 – Be authentic. It is okay to be messy, people want to know how you got through it.35:49 – Trust in yourself and don’t be afraid to seek out the support you need.About our Guest:Sam Castle – “I am Sam of BE YOU; DO YOU podcast and life coach. Be you; do you podcast was inspired by my gender transition from female to male and learning to love and accept who I am….a show that amplifies REAL and RAW stories of authenticity and courageous living! Be you; do you will create a transformation for listeners and participants as you begin to see that even in our differences, we are so much alike. Be you; do you is a safe space for the queer community to be seen, felt, and heard…be uplifted and encouraged. It's time to BE YOU; DO YOU and live courageously!”You can find Sam’s podcast on spotify at https://open.spotify.com/show/235Kp7SogjS42Q26ZKPYN2
Your Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions Create Your Outcome with Candy Motzek To fully feel the human experience we have to be able to overcome the fears and feelings that we innately avoid. In today’s conversation, our guest, Candy Motzek discusses how we are so influenced by our thoughts and the feelings behind them that it does not allow us to connect to others in a way that is mutually beneficial. Self-awareness is key and Candy shares some strategies on how we can recognize our thoughts and feelings and create the actions that will create our outcomes. Do not miss these highlights:03:27 – Discover how Candy came into coaching and even more specifically, coaching other coaches. 09:08 – Listening to the words of someone is one thing but when you can watch and listen, you can gain a whole being perspective and learn much more about the person13:34 – Utilizing the car as a way to create a safer environment for conversations to happen with your teen.16:43 – Part of the life journey is fear and we all need to accept that it is just an emotion and accept it as part of life, not try to avoid it. 22:44 – Fear does not differentiate between physical and emotional danger24:12 – Candy shares a technique to help you clear your thoughts, understand how they make you feel, and maybe feel more centered in your day.27:38 – “Your thoughts create your feelings, your feelings drive your actions, and the sum of your thoughts, feelings, and actions, create your life and create your outcome.”32:24 – A process to look at how to understand our feelings behind the thoughts.38:38 – Helping children at any age to understand their feelings allows them to have a more full human experience.Resources MentionedCandy’s Podcast – She Coaches CoachesAbout our Guest:Candy is a podcast host, author, and life & business coach for coaches. She believes that coaching transforms lives. She helps coaches get unstuck and feel more confident so they can play bigger, sign clients and create more meaningful success. She is a 'recovering' corporate executive and engineer who combines practical strategy and mindset in her calming unique approach.Connect with Candy at https://stepintosuccessnow.com
Show the World Your True Self with Rick Clemons Rick Clemons is a men's coming-out coach and a bold move strategist inspiring gay men to live life with no excuses, no fears, and no apologies. In today’s episode, Heather and Rick dive into the journey that is coming out, coming into the power of living your full truth, and the process behind it all. Rick also has some valuable advice for the parents of LGBTQ+ children on loving their child’s authentic self and what you can do to support them. Do not miss these highlights:05:43 – Own that journey. Own that you're a parent of an LGBTQ individual because when you can own that, the journey becomes much easier08:27 – How Rick’s speaking in a college in Southern California became a divine intervention and set off the basis of his brand12:39 – Embrace that coming out is a journey that doesn't end13:52 – Once you start to own it and figure it out, part of the power is to realize that every day you're going to have the opportunity to come out 16:11 – The person coming out and anybody who they’re sharing that information needs the time and space to process it29:32 – It's important to know your child still loves you. It has nothing to do with something you did wrong.34:26 – Enjoy your life and be who you are because there's nothing worse than pretending to be something you're not37:27 This is not about you at all… This is about your child, your spouse, your friend stepping into their 100% authentic self41:15 – The Six Step Process of coming out42:10 – What is the most important thing parents can do to support their LGBTQ child?About our Guest:Rick Clemons is a well-known culture disruptor (in a good way), closet buster (men’s coming out coach), and bold move strategist – inspiring gay men to live life with no excuses, no fears, no apologies. Tapping into his 25+ years’ experience in personal development, Rick leverages his status as a late bloomer – coming out of the closet at 36 and stepping into entrepreneurship at 43 – to lovingly kick other gay men in the ass to thrive in their own lives without apologies – professionally and personally. He is a Professionally Certified Coach, has been a frequent contributor to Huffington Post, YourTango, The Good Men Project, author of (Frankly My Dear I’m Gay), podcaster (Life (UN)Closeted and 40 Plus: Gay Men. Gay Talk), and an international speaker who uses his signature 6-Step process to motivate and inspire audiences to break out of the closets of their lives – no excuses, no fears, no apologies. He loves wine, his two grown daughters, and his husband, in that order but don’t tell the hubby where he fits in the pecking order. Visit his website at RickClemons.com. Hire Me To Speak At Your Next EventListen to 40 Plus: Gay Men. Gay TalkListen To The Life UnclosetedGet My Book – Frankly My Dear I'm GayConnect with me on FacebookConnect with me on InstagramConnect with me on Twitter @rickclemons
Creating Freedom by Removing Labels with Julie Ann Salisbury and Vicente Asaro People want to label everything. There is a perceived comfort in having something or someone identified with a label but it is not always healthy. Many today are moving past labels and want to be accepted for who they are not shoved into a box just to make you comfortable. Our guest Julie Anne and her partner, Vicente, are here to discuss this concept of labels, how we can move on from them and experience freedom. They also talk about starting the Misfit Movement, a gathering of people who are seen as being outside the “norm” for one reason or another, and the work they are doing by bringing everyone together. Do not miss these highlights:02:45 – How meeting all kinds of people in Detroit helped Vicente build a connection and understand the differences of people 07:53 – The essence of being able to come across a fellow human being with no judgment, with no expectations, and with no boundaries 12:06 – Why they started the Misfits Movement15:01 – If you want to get to the other side of the valley, to experience a different part of the world, you would be at least conform to a certain regimen, practice, or discipline to across like the real world 15:59 – What is Misfit Movement21:14 – We all have permission to consider who we are in this world23:23 – Love is the most important thing that every human needs to survive and thrive25:44 – Anger is a very important emotion that people are afraid of, but anger can be very productive, it is telling us something26:48 – How expressing yourself could build a bridge to connect with other peopleAbout our Guest:Julie Ann Salisbury Julie Ann is the Founder of Influence Publishing Inc and a TEDx Speaker. In the last ten years, she has published over 200 books and made over 80% of those International Best Sellers. She claims to be the world’s only Dyslexic book publisher and her TEDx Talk on “The Gift of Dyslexia” has had almost 100,000 views. She has been featured on British and Canadian TV, The Daily Mail, International Radio and Podcasts, and conducted many inspirational speeches. She has won many awards including The Golden Gravel Speech contest, International Toastmasters, Woman of Worth Success and Soul, Unlimited Woman of Creativity and has been short-listed for The Canadian Excellence Awards 2021. She is the Best-Selling author of “Around the World in Seven Years – A Life-Changing Journey” which catalogues her journey around the world from 1998-2005 by sailboat, train, bus, and plane. She is a member of the New York Circumnavigators club as the slowest circumnavigator, traveling from the UK to South Africa, Tanzania, Dar es Salem, Zanzibar, Kenya, Seychelles, Maldives, Chagos (crossing the Indian Ocean by sailboat), Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Cambodia, Canada, The Baja of Mexico, and the Sea of Cortex, flying the final leg from Mexico City back to the UK. She presently lives in Puerto Vallarta with her Mexican Fiancé who is a Salsa and Latin dance instructor and loves dancing Salsa, Cumbia, and the Cha Cha every week along with the live Cuban band in Bodeguita Cuban Club in Puerta Vallarta. She is a dual citizen of the UK and Canada.https://www.influencepublishing.com/[email protected]://www.facebook.com/influencepubVicente AsaroHaving a chance to speak with Heather on her show was another step for my journey in growing. My expression of self-love to others is fostered by people who choose to spend their time like Heather, who give a space to share an ever-expansive core of our being into the world.That reality within ourselves is the true expression we can look forward to sharing with others regardless of our bodies physical stature.“The Realm of the Human Body is a place we can call home, a shelter from the outside to our inner world, a protector to the multitude of viruses that seek to implant itself in our inner environment, a healer to the ever-changing events around us. “We are beneficiaries of our body, which gives a vessel to our soul, a voice to our thoughts, a bank for our memories, and communicator in intimacy. Our bodies deserve an environment in kind that which we can let itself heal from the stresses of the external world, a place we can bring our being for a peaceful retreat.” – Vicente Asaro, Floatation Tank Specialist Vicente Asaro is a Float Tank operations specialist and founder of New World Floatation. He conduct
The Power of Being Present with Mia Moran As a parent, and especially if you're a mom, you know the importance of creating a safe and nurturing environment for your children. But do you do it for yourself as well? Mia Moran of Plan Simple is joining Heather today to talk about not just making sure we are providing what we need for our children’s mental health but also what we need to do for ourselves to support them. Do not miss these highlights:02:21 – Mia shares the revelation that led her to start her health journey and create Plan Simple03:44 – Pulling her kids out of school to go on tour teaching people how to plan simple healthy meals and how it did not impact them educationally but instead benefited their global development09:22 – The Correlation between a parents mental health care in order to be able to teach our children to have their own healthy sense of mental health10:58 – Taking herself to the next level in order to support her daughter who was struggling emotionally16:26 – Being in the present really helped determine what was needed to support her18:04 – How Mia’s work has shifted because of this experience23:22 – The pitfall of filling your “planner” in order to be busy and not taking time for yourself and also being present for your familyAbout our Guest:Mia Moran is a mom of three and coach who also makes time for wellness—and shows overwhelmed women how they can too. She is the host of the PlanSimple podcast, bestselling author of PlanSimple Meals, and creator of the FLOW Planning Method and Planner.Mia’s wellness adventure became a full-blown ride about 12 years ago during a health crisis when she understood the power food could have on her health, her family connection, and her productivity. That experience led her to become a student of food, wellness, spirituality, motherhood, and productivity. She experienced two unforeseen gifts from this journey. First, the practice of finding ease, despite balancing what looks like a full plate of work, home, motherhood and food. Second, the gift of a good plan.Website: https://plansimple.comInstagram: instagram.com/plansimple.co/Podcast: Plan Simple PodcastBook: Plan Simple Meals
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All Gay Long All Gay Long is a weekly podcast where we share open and honest conversation all day long…. or All Gay Long! Shannon Ward and Nikki Halliwell share their stories, answer LGBTQ+ questions and educate themselves and their audience on queer history, all while having plenty of laughs along the way. Join us as we chat informally in a safe place where no topic is out of bounds and diversity and differences are not only accepted, but celebrated. We're all about being honest that's what we do best. Find out more on allgaylong.com and follow us on Twitter @allgaylong and Instagram @allgaylong_. Listen to us wherever you listen to podcasts. See you there.