A podcast about coming home to ourselves. Featuring raw conversations with special guests on topics related —but not limited—to burnout, mindset, fulfillment, transitions, wellness and so much more. I am your host Jessica Lock. This podcast is not about telling you what to do. I believe we all have the answers we need within. This podcast is here to inspire you, help you find clarity and maybe give you an extra nudge towards living wholeheartedly. And of course we'll be sharing tools and strategies from our guests to embrace your inner wisdom and live unleashed. Ready to dive in?
Sonja on the early signs of perimenopause and her journey in managing them
Today, my guest Sonja McGillicuddy talks about her experience connecting to her body as she recovered from postnatal depression, her experience with perimenopause and how she helps her clients manage and cope through peri-menopause symptoms.
After a successful career in the Hotel Industry Sonja discovered yoga and began the journey that led her to where she is today. Three years ago she wanted to serve more people and completed a year long Health Coaching certification with IIN. While studying, she began to experience hormonal imbalances and struggled with depression, weight gain, poor sleep and low energy. So she started researching and learning about perimenopause in order to support herself and move beyond the unpleasant symptoms. As she healed herself, she realised there is so much that we can do to support ourselves during this time, yet it’t not something that’s talked about enough and so many women suffer in silence. Today, her intention to support women through her work to not only survive perimenopause, but also thrive during this time. Changes are inevitable, but we don't have to suffer along the way.
In today’s episode Sonja shares:
How postnatal depression lead her to slow down and reconnect to her body
Going through Perimenopause and going at war with her body until she surrendered
Her journey becoming a health coach, reclaiming her power through food and nutrition
The signs of perimenopause and what she’s done to manage those symptoms
How to support your body through hormonal changes
How she creates a sustainable lifestyle for her clients
Human Design & inner work... how does it all fit? Why our individual process matters
In this episode of Human Design Series with Courtney, we talk about:
The importance of going through our own process and holding space for others
Courtney's previous life as a facilitator and the lessons she's weaved in with human design
Embracing our need for foundations and embodying what we learn
Jes's experience moving around as she grew up and how the open head and mind came into play
Noticing our designs and our dynamic as an MG with Defined Sacral + Throat + G Identity center and a Projector with Defined Heart + Spleen
How our Open Centers are so much more than our "vulnerable parts"
What does it mean to be in a relationship with ourselves
And so much more!
Laura Iu on intuitive eating and redefining our relationship with food
Laura Iu, RD, CDN, CNSC, RYT, is a anti-diet dietitian, certified intuitive eating counselor, Strala yoga guide and owner of Laura Iu Nutrition, a private practice in New York City where she helps people learn how to eat intuitively & live life with more balance and ease. Her mission is to help people ditch the diet and nourish a positive relationship with their mind, body and food. She believes that true health is all encompassing — physical, emotional and mental wellbeing — not an external measure via shape or size.
In today’s episode Laura talks about:
How weight loss doesn't equal health
What is intuitive eating and it's benefits
Reinventing our relationship to food and our bodies
Subliminal marketing messages that feed into diet culture
The importance of embracing our cultural foods
How to invite curiosity in our food journey
What is Human Design?
Welcome to the Human Design Series w/Courtney Ball as my co-host. So excited to introduce her today and share about our journeys on how we found human design, the origins & brief intro to the 9 centers.
Mallory Hank-Johnson on how social media helped her transition from 9-5 to full-time entrepreneurship
Today's special guest is a a social media expert. Her name is Mallory Hank Johnson, also known as MJ. MJ talks about how social media helped her connect and find her community as she coped with infertility struggles and eventually leading her to transition from a great but unsatisfying 9 to 5 job to full time entrepreneurship doing what she loves.
In today’s episode Mallory shares:
What lead her to walk away from her 6 figure job in pursuit of something more aligned, how that journey was for her. From her struggles to breakthroughs
What happens after you make the leap. We often hear about people quitting their jobs and it all amazing but sometimes things get worst before they get better. We talk about how our bodies reacted and the space it needed to recalibrate
How we often override our inner knowing based on a false sense of security
How you can leverage social media to your advantage, with practical tips to get started
The importance of choosing a platform that's also fun for you
Imposter syndrome, recognizing our fears and how to hold space for them
Expansion sessions are coaching sessions where I help somebody through their resistance and guide them back to themselves
Today’s episode with Janelle we talked about fears. From recognizing what they are to identifying if it’s really a fear that’s coming from within as opposed to amplifying someone else’s.
There is a difference and you’ll notice the moment through it with Janelle. And on the topic of fear, they can offer so much insight and even wisdom on what’s holding us back. We could try to logic them away but sometimes it’s not about approaching them directly. Because there’s usually so many layers underneath.
This episode is for you if you’re sensing some doubt into a new venture you’re starting, even if you’re in the middle of a transition and you’re trying to gain clarity or simply because you want to understand and hold space for your fears.
We talk about what’s holding Janelle back, connecting to her body wisdom and how you can do it too
This podcast is just so honest and raw. Is just like those deep conversations you have and it involves a varies of topics that not too much people like to share because of how we were programmed from a young age. Rediscovering yourself, journey for self love, etc. Thank you Jess!