43 episodes

Join us every week for insightful conversations, practical tips, and life-changing ideas to help you to transform your life from inside out! In this podcast, your hosts, Claudia Velandia and Kenda Swanson, will provide you with a window into their lives that will leave you inspired to live your best life. We will give you the tools and the empowerment you need to get out of your own way, harness the power of your mind so that you lead a happy and purposeful life!

The Art of Living Claudia Velandia and Kenda Swanson

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 7 Ratings

Join us every week for insightful conversations, practical tips, and life-changing ideas to help you to transform your life from inside out! In this podcast, your hosts, Claudia Velandia and Kenda Swanson, will provide you with a window into their lives that will leave you inspired to live your best life. We will give you the tools and the empowerment you need to get out of your own way, harness the power of your mind so that you lead a happy and purposeful life!

    How to experience fulfilling and happy relationships with Giovanna Capozza

    How to experience fulfilling and happy relationships with Giovanna Capozza

    In today’s episode, Claudia and Kenda welcome relationship and dating coach Giovanna Capozza to talk about all things love and relationships.

    Giovanna is the founder of Love-well Coaching and soon to be the author of Love Well: Confessions of a Lovesick Woman.

    Through her relationship coaching, Giovanna helps people to connect and discover how to truly empower themselves within their relationships and ultimately provide the skillset to take their relationships to the place they want them to be. 
    Through their discussion, our hosts and guest delve deep into what causes some of the struggles we face in relationships, including childhood wounds, trauma bonds,  and the developmental impacts of caregiver relationships. 

    And of course, it wouldn’t be true to form if they didn’t discuss some strategies for overcoming and rising above these challenges to enter into fulfilling and happy relationships. 
    As you listen to today’s episode, consider if there are any relationship patterns that you experience/have experienced? 

    Can you draw any connections to your experiences during childhood that might have made an impact? 

    This can often be a challenging task for many of us as it requires a willingness to open up to your own feelings and trauma, but luckily we’ve got an expert here to guide you through!

    Giovanna’s journey into becoming a master of relationships started before she herself even knew. Having grown up as the youngest of four daughters in a household with conflict, anger and a general sentiment of unhappiness modelled in the marital relationship, she often longed for the opposite when it came to her own love life. Through her imperfect and long journey, she began to discover and uncover more about what she truly wanted in a relationship as well as more about who she was as an individual. Key patterns began to arise, leading her to explore more about healing herself and her inner child first and, by extension, gain the knowledge to be able to do the same for others. 
    During this episode, you will be coached through some of the introductory concepts of relationship coaching, connection and contentedness in life. So find some safe emotional space for YOU and your inner child and give this episode a listen. 
    If you’d like to learn more about Giovanna, you can check out her website.

    • 51 min
    Connecting with yourself and appreciating daily growth

    Connecting with yourself and appreciating daily growth

    Today we are catching up with Claudia and Kenda to connect over discussions of spiritual, emotional and mental growth. 

    With all the fast-paced, day-to-day changes we all go through, sometimes the best thing to do is sit down, take a deep breath and reconnect. Whether that's with yourself, a friend, a mentor or anyone else, you want to make an active and intentional part of your circle.

     In today's episode, they chat about what they are going through and the growth moments that give our lives purpose. 
    As podcast hosts, it is incredibly easy to get swept up in all of the inspirational stories and amazing guest stars that are featured on The Art of Living podcast, but at the same time opening some space for the stories that go untold and allowing you (our audience!) to peek behind the curtain into some of the more personal and challenging hurdles is just another way to connect. 

    During their conversation, Claudia shares her struggles with healing physically while working on a spiritual and emotional level as well as some of the ways she's been able to not only cope but thrive! 
    We also hear from Kenda on the subject of physical fitness and learning to overcome fears, doubts and anxieties as well as being open to new knowledge and possibilities. She shares her very personal journey with learning to enjoy physical fitness and all the elements of it in a brand new way. 
    As you listen to today's episode ask yourself if there is anyone in your life that you want to check in with but haven't?  Is it possible that person is you? 

    As Claudia and Kenda share their own stories think about your progress in your own life and some of the areas that you might not be appreciating how far you've come. 
    Listening to this episode you will learn even more about our lovely podcast hosts personal journeys as well as some excellent strategies for facing those challenges that creep up in everyday life. 

     If you find yourself looking for that connection and ready to explore the physical, spiritual and emotional journeys we take with ourselves then this jam-packed episode is for you!

    • 37 min
    Money, How to live an abundant life with Stacy Hartmann

    Money, How to live an abundant life with Stacy Hartmann

    “Acknowledging and appreciating what your life has to offer at this moment in time is 100% free.” 
    In this episode, Claudia and Kenda are joined by a Business Success Coach, internationally renowned speaker and the Founder & Creator of the Wealthy Minimalist, Stacy Hartmann. 
    Stacy is currently preparing for the launch of her book, “Metaconscious Entrepreneur” and joined our discussion today to take us through how we can transform our own relationships with money, expand on the possibilities it can bring and create a new mindset experience what we truly want in life.
    During their chat, Stacy gives some incredible insider insight into the fears, reservations and other blocks that prevent our ability to escape the “money tornado.” 
    Having worked with impoverished and struggling families during her time as a juvenile probation officer, she has begun to realize that the things she valued as high priority were not truly what life was about! By acknowledging that she was truly missing out on a whole other side of life that money can’t buy, Stacy was able to begin her journey towards enlightenment and a shift in perspective that led her to where she is today. 
    As you tune in, try reflecting on how you prioritize your own life. 
    Is making money and climbing the corporate ladder what you spend all your thought energy on at the expense of other things? Do you find your stress continuing to grow from your thoughts or conversations about money? If your answer is yes, then make sure to stick around and hear some of Stacy’s best tips and strategies for moving past limiting mindsets and into a more fulfilled life.
     Spoiler: The answer isn’t just about having MORE money! It’s about opening our hearts to our true values and aligning our choices with that and, from there, allowing money to flow into our lives. 
    Listening to this episode, you will learn how to create for yourself a more fulfilled life beyond the constraints of your finances and how to amplify life’s magic using your money in a way that is aligned and purposeful. 
    By appreciating the abundance we have and choosing to amplify what already exists for us, we can all truly learn to appreciate what life has to offer. 
    If you can’t get enough of Stacy’s money wisdom, make sure you keep an eye out for Stacy’s upcoming book release early next year. 
    And if you’d like to learn more about her and the amazing financial wisdom she holds, visit https://www.wealthyminimalist.com/   

    • 47 min
    Choosing forgiveness. Changing your own story, bidding farewell to self-loathing with Laura Fenamore

    Choosing forgiveness. Changing your own story, bidding farewell to self-loathing with Laura Fenamore

    Have you ever felt like you were falling apart on the inside? 
    In this episode, Claudia and Kenda are joined by guest Laura Fenamore, author of the book, Skinny, Fat, Perfect: Love who you see in the mirror on a self-love mission.

    In this conversation, they talk spirituality, changing your own story and finding the power to forgive, so prepare to have your heartstrings seriously tugged and your mind blown.
    Laura is a self-love superstar, coach, author and creator of the OnePinky global community. She specializes in helping people all over the world fall in love with themselves, their bodies and develop healthy and meaningful relationships with themselves again or for the very first time. 
    From decades of struggle with self-esteem as well as addiction, abuse and a heavily troubled home life, Laura found herself at a crossroads between a grim ending and a new beginning. 

    Her decision to find her own path to walk forward into a life of true and deep connection to spirit and body took her life in a whole new direction. And with that difficult journey came immense healing as well as a new insight into her purpose. To help others take that same journey of forgiveness and to no longer let their story define them.
    As you tune in, seek to relax and consider how you can allow that forgiveness into your own situation. 

    Laura treats us to an amazing grounding exercise to start us off so take a deep breath and open your heart to the love this episode is bringing your way.  
    Listening to this episode you will learn what forgiveness truly looks like and how we can truly start to forgive those in our life who have caused us pain, and most importantly learn to forgive ourselves. 

    By removing our victim mindset and starting to understand what true forgiveness is, we can gift ourselves the ultimate freedom and the ability to pursue growth.
    If you want to learn more about Laura you can check out her website or purchase her book at Amazon

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Stop blocking yourself. Insights into how you can see more possibilities for your life!

    Stop blocking yourself. Insights into how you can see more possibilities for your life!

    Leaves are starting to fall, which means that nature is clearing the way for new possibilities, and we decided to follow suit in this episode.

    Claudia and Kenda were inspired this week by the realm of new possibilities. 
    The realm of possibilities is something we often disregard when reflecting on our own experiences. 

    How many things in your life have you chosen not to pursue because you thought they weren’t possible? 1? 2? Maybe too many to count? 

    By closing our thoughts to possibilities, we don’t even allow our minds, bodies, and souls the chance to pursue what we truly desire. 

    Claudia walks (well, actually runs) us through her firsthand experience of how subconsciously she was blocking new possibilities for herself and gives us insights into what YOU can do to stop limiting your own potential and possibilities in YOUR life.  
    This episode illustrates the tools and strategies Kenda and Claudia use in their own lives to shift their perceptions and open a new realm of possibilities. 

    By moving from the subconscious to active thoughts and decisions, we can shift our own ideas of what is truly possible.  

    They also discuss some of the key forces holding us back from pursuing our own new possibilities, such as:
    Our perception of our situationOur own self-worthWhat is truly motivating our decisionsOur denial of true opportunity As you’re tuning in to this episode, ask yourself:
    What areas in my life have I closed myself off to new possibilities? Bonus Question: Do I know why I have chosen to do this? In this episode, you will learn how to develop your own insight into your life’s true possibilities and understand what thoughts, actions and feelings are holding you back. 
    So don’t deny yourself the possibility of learning even more about the true art of living. Get cozy and listen in! 

    • 33 min
    Moving mountains: Understanding trauma, addictions to start the road to healing with Laura McCarthy

    Moving mountains: Understanding trauma, addictions to start the road to healing with Laura McCarthy

    “Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls our lives.” – Akshay Dubey. 


     What if you gain the courage to face whatever you may be running from in your life? 
    In today’s episode, we go on a journey of emotions and healing. We are joined by renowned author of “Mess to Majestic” and licensed mental health counsellor Laura McCarthy.

    Laura is passionate about inspiring others towards their own healing journey and opened up with us during this episode about her healing from addiction and how she is changing the stigma about mental health and addiction.   Laura shares her story of the last 36 years and how recovery doesn’t just happen overnight.  

    This episode helps us understand what trauma is, types of trauma and covers the truth about addiction.
    While you’re listening in, watch for the key connections Claudia, Kenda, and Laura draw to their own lives. You will learn how you can evaluate your own experiences and learn from them in a way that allows you to grow rather than be limited by your own trauma experiences. 
    In this episode, you will learn how to discover, assess, and understand your trauma and how by acknowledging that trauma, you can go from feeling like a mess to majestic!

    To connect with Laura, visit her website www.lauramccarthyauthor.com

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

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7 Ratings

Sab_m1 ,

My new favourite podcast

I just came across this podcast and totally resonated with Kenda and Claudia. I love how authentic they both are sharing their own personal journey while giving practical tips on how they moved past their limiting beliefs. Highly recommend!

Sergio_111 ,

Insighful

Insightful podcast, I enjoy their conversations. They explore relevant concepts in a open and entertaining way. It is helpful.

Anawar13 ,

Amazing!

I love this podcast, so relevant to today’s world. I am using the principles in everyday life, and am already seeing positive results. THANK YOU!

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