17 episodes

Illuminated is a podcast dedicated to learning, growing, and sharing in the space of all things Woman. I am an explorer, there is no topic off-limits. We will wander and push through many places together. I will be sharing with you provocative, brave stories and ideas, groundbreaking wellness, thought leaders, and experts in all fields. We will traverse the landscape of life in this experience that brings us all together. Come with me on a journey into what it is to survive being a woman.

Illuminated with Jennifer Wallac‪e‬ Jennifer Wallace

    • Alternative Health

Illuminated is a podcast dedicated to learning, growing, and sharing in the space of all things Woman. I am an explorer, there is no topic off-limits. We will wander and push through many places together. I will be sharing with you provocative, brave stories and ideas, groundbreaking wellness, thought leaders, and experts in all fields. We will traverse the landscape of life in this experience that brings us all together. Come with me on a journey into what it is to survive being a woman.

    The Art of Embodied Healing

    The Art of Embodied Healing

    Joining me this week is Melanie Holst-Collins, Embodied Healing Guide, National Experiential Facilitator, and Creator of Grow Your Lovespace. Melanie’s passion and work are centered around inspiring and guiding you back to remembering that you have an innate ability to heal yourself. We’ll be diving into mudras, intuitive and sensual healing, breathwork, and tea presence. I learned so much and I know you will too!


    In this episode, I share: 
    [2:36] Melanie shares what an embodied healing guide is [3:58] Letting go of the idea of ourselves we have in our heads [5:18] Melanie shares her professional background and journey to healing [9:14] The wake-up moment when something doesn’t feel right [10:53] Fear of not finding your purpose [11:38] Journey of self-love [13:17] Mudras are like ‘yoga of the hands’ [15:36] The emotional body and healing itself [16:24] Society pulls our energy away from our bodies [17:17] Healing power in breathwork  [19:48] Simplicity in the healing ability of the body [21:22] Tapping into your 5 senses with tea presence practice  [24:15] Listening to tea [25:33] Intuitive and sensual movement [27:53] Melanie shares discovering her own sense of movement [29:18] Embracing sensual movement [30:58] Surrendering to your movement practices [31:50] Melanie shares client transformation stories [34:34] Hiding is suffocating  [36:08] Melanie shares about the ‘Own Your Pleasure’ workshop  [39:21] Using affirmation cards [40:36] How to work with Melanie [41:51] Community is so important [42:59] Where to start your healing journey   [43:51] Melanie shares about her 6-week ‘Healing Embodied’ course  [45:24] Where to find Melanie


    Resources From This Episode:
    Virtual Workshop ‘Own Your Pleasure’ → Get your tickets HERE
    Friday, February 26, 6pm-8pm CST
    ~ Join Neuro Performance Specialist Elisabeth Kristof, and Embodied Healer Melanie Holst-Collins for a 2-hour virtual workshop.
    How Embodied Are You? Quiz → HERE
     
    Work with Jennifer
    25% Off a Private Coaching Session → HERE
     
    Work with Melanie
    Free Full Moon Guided Meditation - February 27th, 5:55 CST → HERE


     
    Connect with Jennifer
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    Connect with Melanie
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    • 48 min
    Attachment Styles and the Neurology of Relationships

    Attachment Styles and the Neurology of Relationships

    She’s back ya’ll, co-host Elisabeth Kristof, founder of Brain Based Wellness joins me again this week as we dive into attachment theory and share stories of our own relationships that highlight the research. We will be exploring the three attachment styles - anxious, dismissive, and fearful and how these relate to our dating styles and relationships with friends and the people that we care about. 
     
    In this episode, I share: 
    [3:52] In neurology there is no morality [5:28] Early childhood development - Moms, don’t be too hard on yourself [6:07] Learning how to heal is our life’s work [6:34] Neurology is the science of hope [8:00] Elisabeth shares the history of attachment theory  [10:54] Overlap between trauma response and attachment style  [12:45] Parental separation and codependency   [14:22] Five conditions that the attachment styles are based around [15:08] Other areas of our lives that attachment styles show up [16:13] Elisabeth shares her attachment styles in relation to her childhood [18:58] Sacrificing yourself to get love from others  [21:31] My attachment styles in relation to my childhood [24:06] Intimacy in avoidant dismissive attachment and anxious attachment [25:23] Codependency in friendships [30:44] It is normal to prioritize human connection [31:30] When codependency becomes problematic [32:24] Trauma bonds  [35:37] Somatic practices to self regulate  [36:29] The vagus nerve and dysregulation  [37:53] Regulating our nervous systems and healing trauma responses  [40:10] Life cycles of relationships [43:10] Recovery from relationships and an increase in secure attachment [44:32] Elisabeth shares how she regulates her nervous system [46:24] Getting regulation from a variety of sources [47:32] Thought loops are connected with physical sensations  [48:38] Inner child work [50:57] Movement and affirmations [52:14] Self-regulation, reflection, and stability in relationships


    Resources From This Episode:
    Take the ‘Attachment Style Quiz’ to find out your attachment style →HERE
     
    Virtual Workshop ‘Own Your Pleasure’ → Get your tickets HERE
    Friday, February 26, 6pm-8pm CST
    ~ Join Neuro Performance Specialist Elisabeth Kristof, and Embodied Healer Melanie Holst-Collins for a 2-hour virtual workshop.
     
    Work with Jennifer
    25% Off a Private Coaching Session → HERE
     
    Work with Elisabeth 
    FREE intro to applied neurology course and morning practice → HERE


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    • 57 min
    Creating a 6-Figure Business & Finding Your Soul Purpose

    Creating a 6-Figure Business & Finding Your Soul Purpose

    Joining me this week is Erica Carrico, an award-winning life purpose and business coach for women who are ready to transform their lives. Erica has a BS in Psychology, a Master’s in Business Management, and over 12 years in international business leadership experience. Today, Erica helps soulful entrepreneurs build and up-level their businesses, ditch their 9-5's and make money on their spiritual path through coaching services and speaking. Erica has built a multi 6-figure coaching business, with 2 kids, in just over 2 years. Erica is obsessed with helping her clients all around the world transform their lives by creating 6-figure plus businesses while lucratively expressing their own soul purpose.
    In this episode, I share: 
    [1:58] Erica shares her purpose [2:30] Medicine within us [5:08] What you ‘should’ be doing [6:25] Erica shares her journey of leaving corporate work  [8:51] Cancer diagnosis  [10:43] Remission - remember your mission [11:43] Playing it safe [14:10] Coaching clients [15:32] Work/life balance and choosing your schedule [17:05] Failures in business and picking yourself up [20:32] Stepping out from the void and monetizing your purpose [22:23] Surrendering is hard  [22:58] Daily practices [24:49] Our inner guidance [26:04] Social media presence when building a business [28:37] Comparison and imposter syndrome will kill your business [30:36] Erica shares about her coaching sessions and courses [31:43] Working through fears [32:42] Fear vs. Intuition - start taking action [34:17] Erica shares about her ‘Awaken Your Purpose’ program [35:43] Separation between humanity and inner work during Covid [37:40] Where to find Erica online [38:04] Outlook towards 2021 and responsibility to ourselves and the world [38:48] What Erica can do for you


    Resources From This Episode:
    Work with Jennifer
    25% Off a Private Coaching Session HERE
     
    Erica Carrico’s FREE Signature Workshop → HERE
    ~ A 3 day training teaching you the exact method Erica used to build a multi-six figure business
     
    Connect with Jennifer
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    Connect with Erica
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    • 40 min
    The Energy of Money, The Law of Karma & Abundance Mindset

    The Energy of Money, The Law of Karma & Abundance Mindset

    Joining me this week is, Founder of School of Mastery, Harriette Jackson. She is a High Priestess of Light, a Gypsy Witch, a Life and Business Coach, and a Multi-Business Owner who was featured in Huffington Post. Harriette uses science, strategy, and spirituality to help people find their purpose, profit, and passion. Her clients have mastered success in all areas of their life by the tools, strategies, and teachings she gives them. We’ll dive into money consciousness, sex, and karma just to name a few but you’ll leave wanting more!
     
    In this episode, I share: 
    [2:27] High Priestess of Light and Gypsy Witch [3:47] The Spark of Harriette’s Journey [6:52] Training Others to be a High Priestess [7:19] How Harriette Coaches [7:40] Different Types of Psychic’s [9:07] Clairalience and Clairvoyants [11:43] 3 Incarnation Intentions [15:00] Collective Consciousness [15:20] Patriarchal Construct [18:22] The Fall from Grace with Karmic Debt [18:46] The Law of Karma [20:35] 1 of 11 Karma’s [21:50] Balancing with Our Darma [23:29] The Light Work [24:18] Light Work and Shadow Work [25:33] Misuse of Karma [25:46] Money and the True Law of Abundance [27:11] The Channel Energies [28:49] Your External World is a Projection of Your Internal World [29:56] We Are Energy [30:25] Patriarchal Propaganda [32:16] Energetic Exchange [32:49] Money Conscious [34:19] Suicide Bridge [34:43] Loving to Learn [35:20] Harriette’s Husband’s Ancestors [37:19] Alchemizing Old Patterns [40:34] Mastering Your Energy [41:59] Stopping and Resting During Quarantine [42:26] Womb Alchemy [46:50] Full Moon Release [47:37] Sexual Manifestation [48:25] Sacral Chakra Stimulation [49:16] Vessels for Money [49:28] Perimenopause Stage [50:23] Womb Cave Day  
    Resources From This Episode:
    Work with Jennifer
    25% Off a Private Coaching Session HERE
     
    Connect with Jennifer
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    Connect with Harriette
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    • 54 min
    Decolonizing Pilates & Anti Racism Practices in the Fitness Industry

    Decolonizing Pilates & Anti Racism Practices in the Fitness Industry

    Joining me this week is, Sonja Price Herbert, a classical Pilates Rebel empowering black representation within the fitness industry for over a decade. This led her to found; Black Girl Pilates, Black Girl Fit & Well, Melanin Brothers of Pilates, and platforms alleviating and supporting black afro-latino pilates instructors. She increases black visibility through writing, speaking, and anti-racism training.
     
    In this episode, I share: 
    [3:23] Racism in the pilates industry [4:50] Who started pilates [5:44] Pilates caters to the wealthy communities [8:03] White supremacy linked to fitness [9:39] Feeling unsafe in a class [10:01] ‘Mash-Up’ (Dance + Pilates) [10:51] A Ballet Dancer [11:24] Pilates is for Everyone [13:08] Violating space [16:11] Real-world of Pilates [16:49] Sonja shares how she started teaching anti-racism [18:53] Sonja’s experience with racism [19:38] Level of bullying on social media is high [20:40] “ The Caged Lion” by John Steele [23:22] Division of Pilates into different camps [24:18] Health and wellness should be for everyone [25:10] Pilates is not for weight loss [26:10] PMA( Pilates Method Alliance) Certification & how they are not inclusive [28:57] Gifted instructors are not given the opportunity [29:36] PMA’s New Board still not addressing racism [30:47] Black Girls Pilates are working to make changes [32:43] Sonya shares some of her Anti-Racism Seminar Part 1 Introduction [35:34] Part 2 Elitism, Legacy, and Racism and how they intersect [35:56] Part 3 White Washing of Certification [36:18] How to Develop an Anti-Racism Plan for Studios & Gyms Workshop [36:24] Listen, Learn, and Act Workshop [36:35] Acknowledging you are part of the problem [37:52] The black community does more than racism awareness [41:10] My thoughts on white supremacy  
    Resources From This Episode:
    The Virtual Symposium ‘Return To You’ → Get your tickets HERE
    Wednesday, January 27, 1pm - 4pm CST
    ~ Join me, Somatic Practitioner Anna Gieselman, Applied Neurologist Elisabeth Kristof, Liberation Coach Miriam Rachael Freed, and Astrologist & Womb Activator Melody Joy for a 3-hour virtual mastermind class.
     
    Work with Jennifer
    25% Off a Private Coaching Session HERE
     
    McIntosh, Peggy. White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences Through Work In Women’s Studies
    Steele, John. The Caged Lion
    Saad, Layla. Me & White Supremacy
     
    Connect with Jennifer
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    • 44 min
    Burnout, Diet Culture, & The Default Body

    Burnout, Diet Culture, & The Default Body

    Joining me this week is Elisabeth Kristof, co-host and founder of Brain Based Wellness and we discuss systems of oppression, domination, and discrimination that keep women trapped. Political, economical, and social systems have been constructed to keep us contained and gaslight if we resolve our trama. 
     
    In this episode: 
    [3:23] Elizabeth talks about applied neurology [4:12] Selfcare [6:24] Our beliefs drive our behavior [8:12] Stress is a giant wash of chemicals [10:20] Peter Lavine’s book “Waking the Tiger” [10:52] The Stress Cycle [11:33] Hyper or Hypo Vigilance [11:44] Stress can affect our brain [12:09] Damaging our eternal systems with stress [12:56] Human connection can be stress relieving  [14:05] No Pain, No Gain [17:23] Difficult feelings get suppressed [18:24] Elizabeth shares how her identity came from her work ethic [19:11] Workaholism [21:02] Bingeing and disordered eating [22:46] Diet Culture [24:28] Elizabeth shares her experience with binge eating [26:37] Shame spiraling [27:51] How dieting can lead to health problems [29:06] There are different body types [30:45] BMI was formed by people in the diet industry [31:31] Diets are not what we need to lose weight [34:44] Elizabeth talks about Sonya Renee Taylor’s book “ The body is not an apology” [36:31] How Elizabeth began her practice of Radical Self Love through change [37:54] Drastic change through political and social reform [38:58] Down with the Patriarchy! [40:03] Depression and Anxiety [41:50] Elizabeth talks about a book by a Journalist “Lost Connections” [42:42] How self-care routines are beneficial to us [43:58] Practice being and resting more [44:23] Elizabeth talks about how ‘rest’ changed her [46:00] Formulating a grief practice [50:27] Learning to regulate pain [51:34] Trauma is an underlying condition [52:25] Discrimination against women [52:46] Peter Lavine book about Complex Trauma PTSD [53:14] Does time heals all wounds?  
    Resources From This Episode:
    The Virtual Symposium ‘Return To You’
    Wednesday, January 27, 1pm-4pm CST → Get your tickets HERE
    ~ Join me, Somatic Practitioner Anna Gieselman, Applied Neurologist Elisabeth Kristof, Liberation Coach Miriam Rachael Freed, and Astrologist & Womb Activator Melody Joy for a 3-hour virtual mastermind class.
     
    Work with Elisabeth
    25% OFF Your First Month’s Membership at Brain Based Wellness 
    Use (Code: illuminated25)
     
    Get your free morning practice with Elisabeth HERE
    You’ll get 2-3 applied neuro drills and 1 somatic meditation
     
    Work with Jennifer
    25% Off a Private Coaching Session HERE
     
    Journalist. Lost Connections
    Taylor, Sonya Renee. The Body is Not An Apology
    Peter Walker. Walking the Tiger
    Evelyne Traboli and Alish Rush. Intuitive Eating
     
    Connect with Jennifer
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    Connect with Elizabeth
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    • 59 min

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