Do you want to experience more happiness, love, ease and magic in your everyday? Explore how body, mind, heart and soul all work together to help you be the person you want to be. Join Alana and expert guests as you learn to love yourself more, spend more time feeling joy and happiness, navigate life’s challenges with more grace and have compassion for everyone around you. Whether you’re taking baby steps or giant leaps, a life that feels truly magical is within reach!
7 Keys to Creating a Magical Life
Today’s episode is a short one. It’s just me and I’ve got two things to share. The first is that the podcast is going on hiatus. It’s time for me to focus on the areas of my life that feel extra-magical right now and also on those that could use more magic. I don’t know exactly when the show will be back, but if you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, you’ll be the first to know. All of the shows will continue to be available on iTunes and on www.alanasheeren.com, so take the opportunity to catch up on any that you might have missed. I have so much gratitude for those of you who’ve listened to the show, whether it’s one episode or every single one. Thank you.
I also wanted to share some of what I’ve learned about creating and living a magical life, from my own experience, from my work with clients and from the more than 60 interviews I’ve done here on the podcast.
What you’ll hear in today’s brief episode:
Seven keys to creating and living a magical life: Awareness Presence Compassion Connection Stillness Action Love In challenging situations, ask, “What would LOVE do?” Love always answers truthfully. The basics of the recipe for living a magical life.
Save Yourself, Save the World with Caroline A. Shearer
In today’s show I share a Hunter S. Thompson quote that prompted some thoughts on inspiration vs. fuel. After you listen, I urge you to nourish yourself with the highest octane fuel you can find this week --and see what magic happens.
My guest today has made it her mission to help people fuel their lives with more of what they desire. Caroline A. Shearer is the founder of Absolute Love Publishing and the bestselling author of many books and min-e-books™, including Women Will Save the World, Raise Your Vibration and Love Like God. See the Resources section for all Caroline’s titles. Through her writing and her support of other authors, Caroline is devoted to promoting goodness in the world. Join me to hear more!
What you’ll hear in this episode:
Vibration: What it is and how we “raise” it Why emotion MUST be involved in raising your vibration How to use “tiered” affirmations Being ONE with the vibration Coming to terms with Divine Timing Concepts behind Women Will Save the World Making changes on different tiers Recognizing a fear/Sending love How to “send love” with affirmations, meditations, and visualizations Tips for raising vibration Why lower vibrations usually come from self-critique Distinguishing emotions from ego What is “unconditional love”? What it looks like to release a condition on love Bringing peace to each situation Resources:
Books by Caroline A. Shearer:
Love Like God: Embracing Unconditional Love
The Love Like God Companion Book
Women Will Save the World
Dead End Date
Min-E-Books™ by Caroline A. Shearer
Raise Your Vibration: Tips and Tools for a High-Frequency Life
Raise Your Financial Vibration: Tips and Tools to Embrace Your Infinite Spiritual Abundance
Raise Your Verbal Vibration: Create the Life You Want with Law of Attraction Language
Where Is the Gift? Discovering the Blessing in Every Situation
You're Not Too Much with Leela Sinha, M. Div.
A gentle reminder, just in case you need it too: We are living in turbulent times. We are inundated by information. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, triggered, and even traumatized (or re-traumatized) by news stories, sound bytes, videos and the conversations that swirl around them. Self-care is an essential practice at all times and even more so when life feels challenging. Self-care means different things to each of us and can be practiced alone or in community. Find what works for you and fit it in where you can. Please, take good and gentle care of your precious self – you’re the only you the world has.
My guest for today’s show is writer, coach, and minister, Leela Sinha. She is the author of You’re Not Too Much: Intensive Lives in an Expansive World, a book that introduces a new framework for understanding who we are and how we show up in our lives. If you’ve ever been told you’re too intense, too emotional or too much, or if you’ve ever loved someone who you’ve thought those same things about, this conversation is for you.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
Intensive/Expansive framework – it’s a continuum An Intensive: someone who is INTENSE An Expansive: someone who likes things ordered and logical How each category responds to deadlines and procrastination How to know your essential nature The impact of being an intensive Why visionaries and CEO’s are usually intensives The general population: 30% intensive and 70% expansive De-centering the dominant culture The importance of expansive: keeping the fires burning Intensive organizations vs. expansive organizations The 80% problem Ways intensives stop themselves Navigating the workplace as an intensive Using Leela’s book as a communication tool Intensives and expansives in relationship Tips for intensives on navigating love Big feelings can go to an extreme Building the right community The British expansive cultural lens Resources:
You’re Not Too Much by Leela Sinha
Get Comfortable with Conflict Without Compromising Yourself with Jennifer McCabe
How comfortable are you with conflict? If you’re like most people, you avoid it as much as possible and when you can’t avoid it any longer, you have coping mechanisms that might not serve you well. Regular conflict at home or in the workplace takes a toll on our overall wellbeing. The good news is that no matter how you feel about conflict now, you can learn to navigate it with confidence.
My guest today is an expert on human behavior and leadership. Jennifer McCabe is the founder and CEO of Pluck With Purpose, which teaches relationship and leadership skills to professionals and nonprofits both online and in person. The core of Jennifer’s work is based on the Four Skills for Relationship Competency. Join us for this conversation about resolving conflict, that’s full of practical tips and examples.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
The importance of learning to deal with conflict Jen’s HUGE vision Being at peace with what is coming at you Overview of the Four Skills for Relationship competency: Empathic Listening Empathy Congruence Unconditional Positive Regard Being equipped to relate and take care of yourself How to use empathic listening Do you want to be right OR do you want to understand the other person? When to choose empathy Knowing when to use each skill—and how to integrate them into your relationships Suspending judgment/maintaining integrity Unconditional Positive Regard brings a soft energy to the conflict Life-changing skills Resources:
www.unshakeablesoul.com (Our Expert Series featuring 18 women: Oct. 10-19)
Health, Vitality and Limitless Freedom with Jane Del Piero
Some people seem to be born knowing what direction to go in life, while others wander a more roundabout path. Both are fine of course (though I think those of us on the “scenic route” often wish for more clarity along the way). The challenges for both types come when we attempt to make changes and when our lives feel stressful. At these times it’s a gift to find someone – a healer, a coach, a loved one, a trusted friend – who can support our wellness and our dreams. Today’s guest is one of those people.
Jane Del Piero experienced stunning dreams as a child that catapulted her into her work with ancient healing traditions, and she’s been on a path of purpose ever since. She is an herbalist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, sound healer, medicine woman, and modern-day shaman. Jane uses her training and experience from around the world as she helps her clients tap into health, vitality, and limitless freedom in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives. Join us for this conversation full of big ideas and practical tips to support your health & wellbeing.
What you’ll hear in this episode:
Jane’s amazing story about her childhood dreams How to let intuition be your guide Jane’s sound healing work with musicians Acupuncture: What it is and how it is helpful Optimizing the energy of the body and finding balance A combination of acupuncture and sound healing----Acutonics How Jane uses tuning forks, singing bowls, and gongs Using calming music to combat disease A simple technique to combat stress! Shamanism: What it is and how it’s taught Malevolent and benevolent forces Plant spirit medicine explained How to recognize authenticity: “Is this somebody that’s GOOD for me?” Listening to the wisdom of your body The cacao ceremony as a spiritual tool Benefits of raw cacao How Jane structures her work with clients A simple, helpful tool to grow your self-confidence Resources:
www.shamanism.com (The Dance of the Deer Foundation)
Grace is Available to Everyone; Roy Nelson on Addiction, Hope and Freedom
I’ve been thinking a lot about connection lately. Connection and community and how we need them like we need oxygen. We need someone to bear witness to our lives. We need to be there for each other. My hope is that we can continue to open our hearts, reach across a sea of difference and create a world community based on respect and love instead of fear.
Today’s show is about addiction, a struggle that so often stems from a lack of connection, from needs unfulfilled. Addiction can offer the illusion of connection but the destruction is deep, the hole tragically hard to climb out of. Some make it out, through moments of grace and a lot of hard work, but many do not.
Roy Nelson has walked the path of childhood wounding, addiction, grace, and recovery. He is a transformational speaker, spiritual healer, and the creator of the Nelson Method of Addiction Treatment. He specializes in working with addicts for whom every other method of recovery has failed. Roy is the author of Love Notes from Hell: Stories of Hopeless Addiction, Obsession and Freedom. Join us for this discussion of addiction, freedom, and what connection really means.
You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at www.alanasheeren.com
Nice variety, inclusive & informative
Alana Sheeren does a great job interviewing interesting people. I always look forward to the next episode.