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Moving forward beyond recovery to live a life filled with ease

Beyond the Pink Cloud E. Alice Kerby

    • Health & Fitness

Moving forward beyond recovery to live a life filled with ease

    Episode 64: Christy Hughes, author of "Strong Roots, Wayward Soul"

    Episode 64: Christy Hughes, author of "Strong Roots, Wayward Soul"

    Please join me for this wonderful episode with published author, Christy Hughes. As a woman in recovery, Christy shares her story of transformation both in and beyond recovery. She talks about tenacity and coming into her own as a woman and a human -- recognizing she can do hard and amazing things. 

    She shares with us about her book, what it takes to actually accomplish a project so large, and her pathway to recognizing her own inner strength. Her book is a memoir interwoven with the stories of her grandmothers and their pervasive wisdom. 

    Christy currently resides in Fort Worth, TX with her husband and two dogs. They spend weekends on their Central Texas homestead, which will someday be teeming with goats, pig, bees and veggies. Until then, Christy works full time in the pet industry and spends much of her spare time writing or on the yoga mat

    She is also the founder of The Brave Kind, a community dedicated to supporting spiritual and personal growth for all of us. 

    If you've ever thought about writing a book, tune in as Christy shares with us how she did it!

    If you are new in recovery and want to know you're not alone, feel inspired and supported, tune in as Christy shares with us how she did it!

    Enjoy the episode and check out Christy's book!!!! 

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    The Book: Strong Roots, Wayward Soul



    • 49 min
    Episode 63: Cat Peters, Champion of the Nap

    Episode 63: Cat Peters, Champion of the Nap

    Catherine Peters is a Certified Professional Mindset Coach and Energy Leadership Master Practitioner. After a long and successful career creating multiple businesses and traveling the world, Catherine faced burnout on an epic level. A breast cancer diagnosis in 2018 changed the trajectory of her life. In her search to heal herself and her life, she answered a long-time calling to help others as well. She now helps her clients heal their minds, clearing out the crap in their heads so they can finally create the life of their dreams, filled with magic, purpose, and lots of joy.

    Join me in this lively yet restful conversation with Cat as we pick apart WHY resting is so taboo in our current societal paradigm. Cat enlightens us to the true power of the nap, and provides practical information to get started on cultivating your own nap practice. 

    We discuss the importance of identifying your own story around rest and napping, how napping boots your productivity and has a myriad of health benefits, and the best time of day and duration to get the most out of your nap.

    If you are like many of us -- burn out, overwhelm, and fatigue seem to be just a part of life. Nap advocates like Cat are here to tell you there is another way! 

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    • 55 min
    Episode 62: Julia Sheehan -- Rocket on the trail! Long distance backpacker

    Episode 62: Julia Sheehan -- Rocket on the trail! Long distance backpacker

    Ever dream of quitting your job and wandering off into the forest? Then you will love hearing Julia's story of what led her to do exactly that, and how she continues to be a full time long distance backpacker. 

    Julia, aka Rocket, is on the trail right now, backpacking the Continental Divide, and I was lucky enough to sit down with her a few days before she left. 

    Julia is a full time adventure lover and long distance backpacker. She started her journey over 2 years ago when she quit her job and sold all of her belongings and hiked the entire Appalachian trail. Before that she struggled with finding her happiness and after working as a nurse she realized that everyday is a blessing. She has since hiked over 3000 miles and has many more planned. She has struggled with her mental health since childhood and has found nothing more cathartic and healing than long distance backpacking.

    If you are curious about getting started on any outdoor adventure, Julia offers plenty of encouragement, practical advice, and resources. We all walk our own path in life, and what a pleasure to spend time with someone who is so passionately walking the life that works best for her. 

    Gather your adventurous souls and join me for a great episode! 

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    • 42 min
    Episode 61: Sarah K Ramsey of The Toxic Person Proof Podcast

    Episode 61: Sarah K Ramsey of The Toxic Person Proof Podcast

    Settle in and strap on your hats for this informative and life changing episode with Sarah K Ramsey. Sarah is a Toxic Relationship Specialist and the world’s leading expert on how to become Toxic Person Proof. She is best selling author of the book Becoming Toxic Person Proof and host of a globally-acclaimed podcast. She works with women who have experienced toxic relationships and who remain stuck in a cycle of pain and confusion transform their minds and lives by taking back their power, recreating a life they are excited about living and bringing renewed energy, clarity, and excellence into establishing careers and relationships they love. 

    Sarah is a true expert and a delightful human, she offers advice on how to identify toxic people in our lives, and ways to navigate the complexities of these relationships. I personally learned a lot during our talk and I know you will too. 

    If you are ready to open the door to becoming toxic person proof in all of your relationships, give this episode a listen and walk away with a  new understanding of human behavior and your place in it!

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    • 56 min
    Episode 60: Amber Petty, Writer and Entrepreneur

    Episode 60: Amber Petty, Writer and Entrepreneur

    I am joined today by the fabulous Amber Petty, who shares a plethora of wisdom with us. A freelance writer and entrepreneur, Amber speaks to finding creative satisfaction outside of traditional means.

    After spending 13 years in New York as an actor, Amber got tired of waiting around for auditions and started freelance writing. Six years later, she's written for the New York Times, Thrillist, Greatist, Parade, MTV.com, Bustle, and even Snooki's blog. In her Freelance Writing for Actors & Creatives class, she's helped students go from no previous experience to bylines in Business Insider, Huffington Post, Thrillist, Eater, and more.

    We talk about the internal shift she went through with transitioning from an actor to a freelance writer, and what helped her to move forward through a difficult time. She mentions more than once the importance of establishing areas of our lives and creativity that are within our control to help propel us forward.

    Amber also shares some hilarious and inspiring moments from her time in NYC as an actor and in performing with The Upright Citizen’s Brigade. She drops pearls of wisdom on what it means to really live your dream, and how to take a look at if the current lifestyle you’re living matches up to the dream you’ve imagined.

    Amber is a real gem; I am clearly a fan! If you are a creative person trying to find your way, this episode is for you. You are not alone in your struggles and dreams, girl, we are right there with you!

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    • 53 min
    Episode 59: Lori Brookes, author of "The Unintended Positive Consequences of Hiking"

    Episode 59: Lori Brookes, author of "The Unintended Positive Consequences of Hiking"

    Join me for a sweet and lively discussion with author and self proclaimed woman with moxie, Lori Brooks. 

    Lori is an accomplished/published writer and photographer, and was not a hiker prior to the journey she outlines in her book. Lori published her first memoir in February 2020. Her memoir covers a landmark and poignant slice of time in her life. On the edge of her 59th birthday Lori experienced an awakening on a solo hike in Death Valley National Park, which led to a divinely gifted idea of hiking her way to her 60th birthday, with no other agenda than to transform her health. It became known as the Sixty60 Journey, 60 hikes to 60 years. What actually transpired in that year and beyond is what she calls her "Unintended Positive Consequences of Hiking" also the title of her memoir.

    Lori shares many aspects of her story with me, from comical to grief laden experiences, in our talk together. She offers practical advice for anyone looking to transform their health or try something new and adventurous. 

    Enjoy this episode and hopefully we will see you on the trail!

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    • 48 min

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