Betsy is a Trainer of NLP, author, and speaker. The Art of Living Big is a weekly podcast designed to help you think differently about what could be possible for your life, using brain science and the flow of spirit.
258: Mini-hiatus update!
My list of things to figure out and where I’m going this month!
257: Understanding energy with Emily Aarons
On the show today, Betsy is excited to welcome the incredible Emily Aarons!
Aarons is an intuitive healer and business alignment coach. She’s best known as a spiritual guide for getting out of overwhelm and into a flow state in your business. Emily supports female entrepreneurs on their healing journey by clearing and releasing blocks so they manifest their best life! She’s the creator of the Angels In Your Biz Oracle Card Deck and the host of the Aligned & Unstoppable Podcast.
Find Emily on her website right here!
Welcome to The Art of Living big. I’m your host, Betsy Pake. I’m an author, speaker, a master hypnotherapist and NLP coach, and I help high achievers rewire for success. If you’re ready for the next level, you’re in the right place. Over the next 30 minutes, I hope to help you redefine what could be possible for your life. Now, let’s go live big. Hello, everybody. Hey fellow adventurers.
Welcome to the art of living big. So today I’m here with a friend of mine. And I’m really excited to dive into all of this discussion today. So my friend Emily Aaron’s is here. Hey, Emily. Hey, thank you so much for having me, Betsy. I know I’m pumped that you’re here. It’s fun. Because we’re recording I was on your show. It’s actually live today. And then we’re recording. So it’s fun that I get to be with you again. today.
I just I love how the universe works. That little divine timing, like we couldn’t have tried to make this work. You know, it just happens to be like, Oh, I’m we’re recording Betsy, and our podcast is out today. This is a no, I love it.
I love it. It all worked out so well. So tell everybody a little bit about what you do and who you are. Sure. Thank
you. And Hi, everybody. So I am best known as a business alignment coach. And what that means is that I help entrepreneurs to clear the blocks are getting in the way of them living their best life and growing their business. I help entrepreneurs tap into their intuition using simple meditation techniques. And I’ve been doing energy healing for 20 years.
So it’s kind of like all this experience of doing energy healing and understanding energy systems combined with actual business degree and business knowledge I bring the to to the table to help entrepreneurs in a really fun and unique way. And I always like to say that’s, that’s kind of how I’m a unicorn, because there’s really no left brained super analytical business, people who get spiritual stuff. And maybe they dabble, or really woowoo spiritual people who understand how to run a business. So I’m kind of that in between where they both meet together so that I use both hand in hand to help entrepreneurs grow their business.
I love it. I love it all so much. So, okay, so I want to, there’s so many questions that there’s so many things I want to talk about, but 20 years. So do the energy work look a lot different in the landscape just of the world, right? And then also, like, how did it evolve? Can you tell me a little bit about what that was? Like?
For sure. That’s actually a really great question. So when I started, so like, also backtrack a little bit further. So I was kind of like the weirdo in my family. I saw spirit when I was really young. And my parents were like, No, no, no, no, no, no, that’s not that’s not what you’re saying. It’s okay.
256: A new way to look at success
In todays episode Betsy talks about success and how to know your outcome and succeed at the game of life.
Welcome to The Art of Living big. I’m your host, Betsy Pake. I’m an author, speaker,
a master hypnotherapist
and NLP coach, and I help high achievers rewire for success. If you’re ready for the next level, you’re in the right place.
Over the next 30 minutes,
I hope to help you redefine what could be possible for your life.
let’s go live big.
fellow adventurers Episode 256. I haven’t been here since 255, which wasn’t a week ago, it was like two weeks ago. This is week three. And I’ve missed y’all. I am sorry that I just disappeared, it felt like, Well, my last episode 255 was about my dog dying. And you could hear from my voice that that was kind of hard. I recorded that episode just a few days after she died.
Like she died on Thursday. And I recorded that on a Sunday. And, you know, by the time it aired, I was feeling better. I think the shock sort of wore off after a week. And I was still crying a lot, especially in the mornings, I’ll talk about that and what I did. Um, but in all of that, it just felt like self care to just not push myself to get things done. And so thank you for being patient with me. You know, it made me think there are probably times where I need to plan, like a short hiatus like a couple of weeks off. I’m not one of those people that that pre records podcasts for weeks in advance.
I did that closer to the beginning. And it always felt authentic, inauthentic, because I felt like I was changing so quickly, by the time the episode would air. Like I would be like, Oh, I forgot all about that. So I wouldn’t be able to, like really engage in a conversation with anybody about it. And if I did it so much in advance, like if you were following along, like on Instagram and my stories or whatever, and I would share things I was doing it felt like, wait, she talked, she did that like three weeks ago. So it if it felt like out of alignment, you know.
So anyway, so I always do the episodes the week of the show. So like today is Tuesday morning, this will air on Thursday, that’s how I like to do it. And so when I was, you know, grieving my little Miley I, I just I didn’t have the energy. And so I had to, like, I had to have a moment where I was like, okay, like I need to do this, you know, for me and just take a break for a minute and catch my breath and find my, my feet again, you know what I mean?
So I will tell you that I feel a lot better, I still really miss Miley, obviously, I always will. But for about three weeks, because it’ll be a month here in just a few days. So for about three weeks, every morning, when I woke up, I actually woke up crying. Like sometimes the crying would wake me up. Because the mornings and nights were always the hardest, like during the day, I would be fine.
But like I caught all the way up with that dog, I didn’t realize how much affection I was able to give and to get from her. And so I was like really crying in the morning. And it was really a crappy way to wake up. Like it was didn’t feel like a good way to wake up. And so I want to tell you what I did about that, in case this will help you that I did. What I did was time techniques, which is something that I do with people inside the alchemy collective my membership, you can join us, if you go to my website, just find the collective on there.
255: When you lose a pet
Today Betsy talks about losing her dog Miley and the grief that she is processing.
0:00Welcome to The Art of Living big. I’m your host, Betsy Pake.
0:03I’m an author, speaker, a master hypnotherapist and NLP coach. And I help high achievers rewire for success. If you’re ready for the next level, you’re in the right place. Over the next 30 minutes, I hope to help you redefine what could be possible for your life. Now, let’s go live big. Hello, welcome fellow adventurers. Welcome to today’s show. So all right, so I want to I’m going to talk today about something you’re going to think like, Oh, God, especially if you’ve been following me on Instagram, you’re going to be like, Oh, my God, this is what the episode is about, of course, this is what the episode is about. But I promise you, this won’t be depressing. I just have things to say. Because I think that there’s I think there’s a lot to say, Alright, so let me explain. Um, the last couple weeks have been really hard, like, probably the hardest that I’ve had in a while. And hard, like, emotionally, like, I’ve had some things that were hard, like, moving was hard, but it was more like, more like, structurally hard, not emotionally hard, if that makes sense. So the last two weeks have been emotionally hard. I was sick for a full week. And that was just really a lot of unknowns, I had to go get a COVID test. And when they got medicine, and you know, in the middle of all that, then my dog started getting sick, which is what I want to talk about today. And I’ve got a flat tire a nail in my tummy. And like, you know what I’m saying like a lot of challenges that were like, overlapping. And what I was already dealing with was making these new things harder. And so I want to talk about how my dog died. I know, it doesn’t seem like the most fun episode ever. But I think there is something to learn here. And also. Suffering is what I have found, especially over the last week is so universal, and I think suffering with pets, and there is a sort of, like, I’m only supposed to suffer for a certain amount of time. And then I need to get over it kind of feeling. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself. So let me kind of back up. So last weekend, you know my dog, I have two dogs. I have Miley, who’s my little dog. I’ve had her, I think about 13 years. I’ve had her 13 about 13 years. And she’s my little dog. I’ve had her for a long time. She sleeps in my bed. She has epilepsy. So she’s on medicine three times a week. And there’s just a lot of like, maintenance with her a lot to like think about and we do everything together. I have worked from home like the whole time I’ve had her basically and so we’re together all the time. Now, my husband has a dog named Henry. And you might be thinking like isn’t, aren’t they both family dogs like you have dogs. And I know that this sounds strange, but Miley’s my dog and Henry’s his dog. My husband and I sleep differently. He snores. And so we sleep in separate rooms. So our dogs sleep in separate rooms. So it makes it even more separate. If I bring Miley out to go to the potty, I bring Henry. And my husband brings smiley when he brings Henry. But I will bring him on walks together and things like that. And they play together and they’re together all the time. But there’s just something different. You know, even during the day, Miley would be in with me in my office and Henry would be in a different room. So so my way is Ben, my dog. And I had her before I even met Craig. My husband, Craig. So anyway, about a week ago. She just started acting really funny really like they came home from the park. And she was sort of shaky,
254: Get what you want with way more ease
In this episode Betsy talks about a flowing to what you want in life.
Welcome to The Art of Living big. I’m your host, Betsy Pake. I’m an author, speaker, a master hypnotherapist and NLP coach. And I help high achievers rewire for success. If you’re ready for the next level, you’re in the right place. Over the next 30 minutes, I hope to help you redefine what could be possible for your life. Now, let’s go live big. Hello fellow adventurers, welcome to today’s show. I wasn’t here last week, and I’m gonna tell you why. But before I get into all that, I just wanted to thank everybody so much for the Super kind messages after I had my daughter on the show. So the last episode 253 was with my daughter, olive. And we talked all about her struggle with mental health issues.
And you know, it your messages were so kind and so nice. And I appreciate it, I screenshotted them when they came to me, you know, online or whatever, and sent them to her. And I think she was super pleased that it was so well received. So thank you for that. Um, she also started thinking maybe she wants to write a book. She wants to do it with me, but I will tell you that. I don’t know that I feel like thinking about it that much. I didn’t realize until we did that episode, how, you know how much I had just, like kind of moved on from things, if that makes sense. Doing that episode, and in the week that followed, which isn’t why I didn’t have an episode last week, I’ll explain that.
But in the week that followed, I was I was just thinking so much like I found my thoughts going back to that time and remembering other things. And you know, I, there was a time in all of that where we had a deal that if after, after, if you listen to the episode, this will make sense. But after the whole situation, with the hallucinations in the middle of the night, we had a deal that if something happened in the middle of the night, or any time that she would just come and get me. And so there was a period of time where that happened, like around 3am. And how she would do it, because she would be in distress was just to turn on the bedroom light and scream.
So for a long, long time, I got woken up at 3am with the light on and screaming. And then it got to the point where I would just wake up, like in anticipation. And even now I wake up. And I was hadn’t thought about that and about why I get up at that time and sort of all of the interconnectedness of our lives and the things that we go through. And honestly doing that made me realize there are some things that I’m ready to heal, you know, that I had kind of suppressed or not thought about.
But when they came back up, I was like, Oh, I’m ready to let that go or to heal that. So anyway, I’m grateful for all the tools I have. I’ve done a lot of work on myself over the last couple of weeks just to be able to release that stuff. And to move on. And you know, it was helpful for me too, because one of the things she said, and you guys kind of laughed because I got some messages about it, but about how when she told me about the hallucinations, then we went to Waffle House. And you know, I’ve talked a little bit on the show about how I gained weight when my daughter was sick, and I but I didn’t really know why. I mean,
253: My Daughters Depression & Anxiety Journey (interview with Olive)
In todays episode I talk with my daughter Olive about her journey with mental illness.
welcome to the art of living big i’m your host Betsy Pake i’m an author speaker a master hypnotherapist and nlp coach and i help high achievers rewire for success if you’re ready for the next level you’re in the right place over the next 30 minutes i hope to help you redefine what could be possible for your life now let’s go live big hey everyone so today i have a really special guest on the show my daughter all of has come on the show and i wanted to say a couple things before we dive into this episode it’s an episode about mental health and it’s about our personal journey with mental health you know this episode all of and i have talked on and off about her coming on the show she’s very deep thinker like i think she could come on the show and we could have some really deep discussions about the world and the universe and all things political and like i mean we could dive into a lot of things she’s super smart and like very thoughtful and so i do want to make the point that it was her idea to come on and talk about her mental illness now i’ve mentioned before on the show things like you know when my daughter was sick or those kinds of things because it is part of my story too but this specific version what we share today is hers it’s her story and so i wanted to make sure that you knew that it was her idea i mean she’s an adult she’s 19 but it was her idea she wanted to share it she feels like perhaps the story and what we went through might help somebody not feel so alone and also maybe give somebody ideas if they’re struggling with somebody else in their family or someone that they love that that has a mental illness and also to normalize it a little bit you know it’s not like shameful or bad it’s something that we have gone through and that we’re dealing with a couple other things that i want to say is that we’ve talked a little bit on the show about medication and also about not taking medication and if you are in this world of like mental health then you know there’s like a lot of very passionate sides to that equation and i just want to ask that you know it was a choice that we made and you’ll hear us talk about it but a choice that we made that was not an easy choice but it was a life saving choice and so i just want to say that many times i’ll get emails about shows and i love that i love the feedback even the feedback that’s not positive i like hearing how it made you shift or think or or like take into account your feelings on it and this is going to be one show that i’m just going to ask that i that i’m not looking for any advice and that’s kind of hard for me to say because i always want feedback but in this particular case you know what we talked about on this show you’ll hear is very dramatic and it’s not even a sliver of what we went through and so i have heard every piece of advice and you know we have explored probably any option that you could think of and so i just ask that with respect that we’ve been through so much it’s just an episode for us to tell our version of the story and we’re not doctors so this isn’t any kind of medical advice or suggestions for you it’s just our story the last thing that i want to point out and i didn’t realize it until i struggled a little bit with having her come on because she’s 19 she’s an adult but a lot of things about our brain are not fully formed until we’re 2425 and part of that is is there’s a consequence piece and so i wanted to listen to it again before i put it together to air it because i wanted to make sure i wanted to protect her you know there’s...
Thank you Emily Aarons for introducing me to Betsy! Listening to Betsy is like listening to a friend. I’ve been binging old episodes and wishing I had found Betsy a year ago- but all in divine timing right?! Can’t wait to get the oracle cards ❤️
Wonderful mindfulness show!
This show is like an old friend—Betsy is so positive and so insightful and so centered, but her profound insights come across in such a fun, candid, entertaining way. Such a joy to listen to, I can’t get enough of it!
Thank you for episode 235!
I loved it - amazing insights. I’m definitely with you out on that raft. :-)