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Launch Your Life with Dr. Michelle Gordon is the only mindset podcast that provides weekly actionable insights for lasting happiness and change for high achieving professionals who are ready to bounce back from burnout.

    The Power of Story : How To Change Your Life NOW. (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 40)

    The Power of Story : How To Change Your Life NOW. (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 40)

    We often don't realize this, but we have a bully inside our heads.

    It's important to pay attention to how we're telling ourselves stories, what those stories actually mean, and whether they're valid.

    A quick example: If I tell myself that someone hates me because I'm wearing scrubs, then we're going to have tension because this is the story that I've told myself, regardless of whether it's true.

    Mindset really comes down to the story we are telling ourselves more than anything else.

    And a lot of times, the stories that we believe came from what we learned when we were children.

    For me, it’s the memory of my mother saying that my uncles were rich because they were doctors. At that moment, my little five-year-old brain said, “I have to be a doctor or I won't be able to make money.”

    That decision and belief served me.

    My subconscious mind took me from being a music major, to taking one class in Trigonometry and high scoring that class, to going into science to one of the most difficult colleges in the country called, Harvey Mudd, to medical school.

    We are being programmed from such a young age, and if we don't pay attention to how we're speaking to ourselves and what beliefs are driving our current actions…

    We get stuck in a box.

    Our beliefs create our future.

    And we need to step out of the box to create a life we love.

    In today’s episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast, I’m with Jill Romig who is passionate about helping women make peace with their pasts to step into their own and become more confident and comfortable in their skin through her Living Boldly Coaching Program.

    At 53, she finally figured a few things out and is excited to share what she's learned with other women that struggle with aging, fitness, nutrition, intimacy, and fashion.

    During the interview, we discuss healing from the past, her experience with eye movement, desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) PLUS:

     
    How important we speak to ourselves is
    How the book, The Four Agreements changed her life
    Introverts and extroverts
    How our thoughts create a reality
    What fear is and why failure is a door to possibility
    The importance of affirmations done the right way in success

     

    This episode will help you make peace with your past and understand the importance of positive affirmations.

     

    Tune in today!

     

    What’s Discussed in This Episode:

    [03:51] How did Jill get started helping women heal from their past?

    [07:09] How Jill was helped by Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

    [13:06] How to speak to ourselves and why that’s important

    [20:55] How the book, The Four Agreements, changed her life

    [26:34] Introverts and extroverts

    [32:20] Reconnecting with our sexuality and dealing with trauma

    [40:36] How our thoughts create our reality

    [44:07] What fear is and why failure is a door to possibility

    [51:09] The importance of affirmations done the right way for success

    [55:12] Finding God

     

    About Our Guest

    Jill Romig is passionate about helping women make peace with their past, step into their own, and become more comfortable and confident in their skin through her Living Boldly coaching program. At 53, she finally figured a few things out and is excited to share with women struggling with aging, fitness, nutrition, intimacy, and fashion. Despite being an accomplished CPA and a fitness instructor for 25 years, she struggled for many years over her weight, self-image, self-worth, and self-esteem.

    She made a shift in her mid-40s as she immersed herself into self-help and learned about the law of attraction, vibrations, source energy, and positive affirmations to become the best version of herself. All of what she has learned she then applied to her coaching program, Living Boldly.

     

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/podcast)
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drm

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How To Use Your Enneagram Type To Your Advantage | Growth, Success, Relationships, and MORE (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 19)

    How To Use Your Enneagram Type To Your Advantage | Growth, Success, Relationships, and MORE (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 19)

    I was very competitive as a child.

    I remember we lived on a cul-de-sac and there was a boy visiting. I had just gotten new shoes and I said to him, “I just got new shoes. I can run faster than you.”

    And he said, “Your shoes don't make you fast.”

    I said, “Do you want to make a bet? I’ll race you to the end.”

    I had to go so fast that I beat that kid.

    It’s interesting to look back at some childhood memories to help understand our current behavior.

    There are forces that help give us the self-discovery that we need to understand our subconscious programming.

    And in today’s episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast, we’ll talk about the Enneagram.

    The Enneagram is a deep dive into what makes you tick. Unlike most personality systems, which usually have a cluster of preferences or behaviors, the Enneagram really goes way deeper than behavior, which is why it's hard to test.

    But our guest, Stephanie Davis, an enneagram expert and a trainer educated in business, psychology, and systems theory will give us an overview about the 9 different types.

     

    Tune in today and find out what your type might be!

    What’s Discussed in This Episode:

    (02:28) The enneagram and what makes you tick.

    (08:39) What you can get from learning the enneagram

    (12:02) What makes your type “messed up” 

    (16:42) The three types within each triad of the enneagram

    (18:06) What is the gut triad?

    (25:27) Why there are no accurate enneagram tests.

    (26:56) The gut triad (1, 8, 9), what makes them tick, their ego, and how they react.
    (26:01) Type 1
    (26:56) Type 8
    (29:33) Type 9

    (32:20) The heart triad (2, 3 4): what makes them tick, their ego, and how they react.
    (33:33) Type 2
    (37:26) Type 3
    (42:25) Type 4

    (46:16) The goal after figuring out your type

    (57:23) The head triad (5, 6, 7): what makes them tick, their ego, and how they react. 
    (57:45) Type 5
    (1:00:58) Type 6
    (1:07:46) Type 7

    (1:13:37) Other theories from Katherine Fauvre and Claudio Naranjo, and the continuous evolution of the field

    (1:21:52) Resources for your growth 

    (1:24:13) Going through the nine enneagram types and drawing a caricature for each

     

    About Our Guest

    Stephanie Davis is an Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the management consulting/coaching industry and retail/franchise development. Skilled in Navigating (or Instigating) Disruption, Business Planning, Coaching, Sales, Negotiating, Teambuilding and Creating Empowered Cultures. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and post-graduate work in Business and Systems Theory.

     

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/podcast)
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon)
    Check out my LinkedIn posts (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichellegordon/)
    Head over to Stephanie’s site to take an enneagram test (this test is geared toward finding success in life)

     

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer https://amzn.to/2O0nPbe
    The Complete Enneagram by Beatrice Chestnut https://amzn.to/33XWo7C
    The Road Back to You by Ian Morgan Cron and Suzanne Stabile https://amzn.to/2NY7KD0
    The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Riso and Russ Hudson https://amzn.to/35dOG9n

     

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Here's Why Your Purpose Is Not In The Future | Conversation With A Shaman (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 28)

    Here's Why Your Purpose Is Not In The Future | Conversation With A Shaman (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 28)

    There are truths I didn't think I would ever say.

    One of them is we're all on a spiritual path, whether we want to believe it or not. Even the most ardent atheist is on their own spiritual path.

    When I was in high school, I was like a crazy Jesus freak. Then I kind of slipped away from it because the church didn't treat me well.

    But it was when I saw that there's always availability for something bigger that I started to see the world that we live in is something that we've created.

    And we have the ability and the opportunity to change everything just based on how we see things.

    Whether you call it God, energy or the universe…

    We only see the world through the filter of the box that we are in, and not everybody understands that the magic happens outside of it.

    Some of us love to be philosophical and keep everything in our head.

    But what we are missing is application.

    We need integration, embodiment, and empowerment.

    And the best spiritual practice is how you are living your life.

    I talk more about that in today’s episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast with Makhosi Candiss Pitts as she shares her life-changing experience, from the difficulty of conception to dropping out of medical school to pursue a spiritual journey.

     

    During the interview we discussed her infertility journey, her brief encounter with menopause, how hormone imbalances affected her pregnancy, PLUS:

     
    The importance of detaching from outcome to achieve desired results
    The definition of shaman and how without a cultural context, it's almost impossible to define
    How spiritual gifts are available to anyone, but not all are called to the path of the shaman
    The importance of gratitude in everyday life
    The questions people ask about fulfillment
    The definition of purpose, why it's important and how it's impossible to think yourself to a purpose

     

    Tune in today!

     

    What’s Discussed in This Episode:

    [0:00] Intro

    [5:02] Makhosi's hormone issues

    [14:12] How Makhosi prepared for pregnancy

    [16:40] Detaching from the outcome

    [18:12] What a Shaman is

    [30:05] The mind and spiritual paths

    [36:25] The best spiritual practice

    [41:04] How having an awareness practice can help in midlife

    [47:42] Finding your purpose

    About Our Guest

    Makhosi Candiss Pitts graduated with degrees in business and marketing. While she was preparing for medical school, she was at the top 1% of consultations in a direct sales company before realizing that she does not feel any sense of fulfillment. This situation led her to her spiritual journey toward shamanism.

     

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/podcast)
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon)
    Check out my LinkedIn posts (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichellegordon/)
    Follow Makhosi on her Instagram, and Youtube. You can also check out her website, The Royal Shaman.

     

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Psycho-Cybernetics by Maxwell Maltz: https://amzn.to/3aoidko

    Amazon pays me a small fee when you buy using these links.

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

     

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    • 52 min
    How to Break The Cycle of Shame and Abuse (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 20)

    How to Break The Cycle of Shame and Abuse (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 20)

    Abuse is a lot more common than a lot of us would admit.

    It’s not just physical. It’s more than that and it cuts through to someone’s core.

    And while it may not be directly related to menopause, some of us may be in abusive relationships.

    Understanding more about how to handle, get out of and heal from an abusive relationship is so important.

    Nobody deserves to be abused physically, verbally or emotionally.

    In this episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast, I’m with Miki Sturges where we talk about the cycle of shame, angel syndrome PLUS:
    The cycle of abuse
    How we live in a patriarchy and how that affects abuse
    Breaking the cycle

    Miki is a life coach and an expert in the field of resilience and survival from domestic abuse. She established a company called the Rise Up, Women Movement, where she aims to empower, encourage, and inspire women in conquering challenges from abuse.

    One out of every four women in the United States experiences domestic violence in their lifetime. The most crucial step in getting away from this trauma is contacting a domestic abuse hotline.

    If you need immediate assistance for domestic abuse, call 911, or you may call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). They will provide help by assisting with crisis intervention and initial safety planning. There is also a hotline for teen victims of domestic violence, called Love Is Respect, which you can call at 1-866-331-9474.

     

    What’s Discussed in This Episode:

    (02:11) Miki talks about her journey and how she became a life coach.

    (08:16) Leaning into your fear.

    (09:13) Miki shares about her healing from an abusive marriage. "I put up the facade, I was very confident at my job, but when I went home, I was this little person, worth nothing."

    (14:06) The cycle of abuse.

    (20:02) How the fear of leaving affects women in an abusive marriage and why it's not easy to leave.

    (21:41) Transforming beliefs.

    (25:50) Emotional and verbal abuse cuts through your core.

    (26:55) The cycle of shame.

    (29:36) Learning to get through your subconscious.

    (34:10) Miki shares how the need to protect her son was the biggest jump in finding the courage to leave her abusive husband. 

    (36:55) We live in a patriarchal society, and that plays a significant role in perpetuating abuse.

    (40:17) The importance of having support in escaping and recovering from abuse.

    (47:55) You are not responsible for anyone else's feelings.

    (49:00) What is angel syndrome?

    (52:15) Approaching a relationship in a healthy marriage.

    (56:47) Freeing and forgiving yourself from thoughts of the past.

    (1:03:48) The Rise Up, Women Movement.

     

    About the Guest:

    Miki Sturges is a bilingual (Japanese-English) Women’s Empowerment coach, Abuse Recovery Ministry Leader,  Master-certified in Neuro-Coaching,  certified in Christian coaching, and Splankna Trauma Release Practitioner in training.  She helps women let go of past hurt, overcome long-standing insecurities, and get back lost confidence so that they feel empowered, capable, and worthy to step into their God-given greatness and the person they are created to be. Unlike conventional therapy or counseling, she uses her unique "G.R.A.C.E" methodology, combined with a neuroscience-based technique to reveal what’s programmed at the subconscious level, along with God’s guidance and wisdom.

     

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/podcast)
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon)
    Check out my LinkedIn posts (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichellegordon/)
    Reach Miki on her Facebook page
    You can also listen to her podcast
    Visit her website

     

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

     

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Solving The Problem of Emotional Triggers (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 16)

    Solving The Problem of Emotional Triggers (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 16)

    Have you ever been triggered?

    A few years ago, this term used to be new to me.

    There were many instances where I was triggered and reacted inappropriately, because one of the ways that I managed my own trauma was not to trust anyone and to always push people away.

    If I felt threatened at all I would lash out. This almost cost me my job when I was a resident, because I didn't know how to interact with people.

    Thankfully I got to a place where I had the luxury to do some introspection, where a lot of women may not have that because a lot of us are still in survival mode even into midlife.

    This is why having a safety net relationship is important.

    During midlife, we often rethink our relationships. This phase also calls for the rediscovery of self.

    In today’s episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast, we have Deirdre Fay, a licensed clinical social worker, who is the author of Attachment-Based Yoga and Meditation For Trauma Recovery.

    Tune in as we talk about valuable insights on how you can healthily deal with your triggers and get useful information on how to deal with self-discovery and relationships.

     

    What’s Discussed in This Episode:

    (05:18) Definition of triggers

    (06:57) Attachment theory

    (07:40) Seven fundamental attachment needs

    (09:53) Triggers as heavily-charged memories

    (12:05) What are attachment imprints?

    (13:23) What is representation?

    (14:21) Changing attachment imprints

    (17:45) Getting rid of triggers through spiritual practices

    (22:02) Attachment styles

    (26:41) Uses of meditation

    (29:39) Importance of self-compassion

    (31:08) How should you deal with negative thoughts?

    (34:14) How should you deal with repressed memories?

    (37:02) What is dissociation?

    (39:27) Recognizing triggers

    (42:14) Online course about living with triggers

    (46:53) The need for constant improvement

     

    About the Guest:

    Deirdre Fay is a licensed clinical social worker and author of two books, while currently working on her third one. She lived in a yoga ashram for six and a half years learning meditation and body presence. She has spent 35 years working with individuals and groups helping them form solid, secure, and satisfying relationships with themselves and others.

     

    Resources:
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/podcast)
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon)
    Check out my LinkedIn posts (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichellegordon/)
    Deirdre Fay’s website
    Take this quiz to find out your relationship profile

     

    Books mentioned in this episode:
    Michael Singer’s The Untethered Soul (https://amzn.to/3nxCHxL)
    Adyashanti’s Pure Meditation 
    David Richo’s How To Be An Adult In Relationships
    Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning

     

    Amazon pays me a small fee when you buy using these links.

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

     

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    • 51 min
    Is Money The Root of All Evil? (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 15)

    Is Money The Root of All Evil? (The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast Episode 15)

    I was certain I was going to be happy when I become a surgeon and I worked hard for it until I became one.

    But I had this moment 15 years ago while I was sitting in my office, and I thought, “Is this it?”

    In midlife, most of us are starting to look for meaning in our lives.

    We’ve served other people for years, and some of us are retired now or maybe our kids have grown up…

    So what do we do with the extra time?

    Have you ever thought about getting connected to Source?

    Today’s episode of The Best of The Menopause Movement Podcast is all about slowing down the busy-ness with the Practical Joy Alchemist, Tina van Leuven.

    Tina is dedicated to helping people align their energy with joy, freedom, and abundance to bring those values to their business and life. She is passionate about helping soulpreneurs to release themselves from lifelong limiting programming that’s been sabotaging humanity for eons.

    Tune in today as we talk about what mindfulness is and how we can pause DOING and start BEING so you can align your energy with joy.


    What’s Discussed in This Episode:

    (02:08) Energies and massage therapy: how Tina got started with her current journey

    (07:43) Getting connected to a source

    (12:41) What are “soulpreneurs?” 

    (13:59) How does essence manifest in work?

    (15:04) People seek freedom to have fun, to lighten up.

    (17:06) Aligning yourself with the essence of what you want and breaking that limited perspective

    (21:42) Who is it that I am being? 

    (24:15) Understanding the good and negative emotions and the purpose of both.

    (28:23) Women need to keep their spiritual or energetic battery charged during menopause.

    (30:12) The Money Archetypes: money as a catalyst to realigning with yourself.

    (35:07) Examining your money beliefs to counter money blocks

    (38:36) To heal your relationship with money is to heal your relationship with the source

    (39:19) Telling yourself stories as a way to survive during childhood trauma

    (44:36) Learning to trust to overcome self-sabotage

    (46:55) Creating an energetic blueprint for your client’s business

    (51:46) You need to remove fear, obligation, and guilt from your conditioning to achieve the essence of what you want.

    (54:52) Ask yourself: How committed am I?

     

    About the Guest:

    Tina van Leuven is known as the Practical Joy Alchemist. She’s the host of the JOY Evolution Summit and founder of the Sacred JOY Circle. She has created numerous transformational online programs, including the life changing 40 Days of Money and Miracles, 40 Days of JOY and the popular Money Mindset Makeover.

     

    Resources:

     
    Check my latest podcast or listen to the previous ones (https://www.menopausemovement.com/podcast)
    Connect with me on Instagram (@drmichellegordon)
    Follow me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/drmichellegordon)
    Check out my LinkedIn posts (https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichellegordon/)
    Tina van Leuven’s website and books

     

    For more podcast episodes, you may also visit my website. Tune in and subscribe to The Menopause Movement Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher.

     

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