From the moment we looked into our daughters' gorgeous eyes, we knew we would never be the same. Every day we see our own struggles and joy reflected back as we strive to meet their needs but not abandon our own. We are mommas on a mission to help our creative girls THRIVE.
I am Lynne Niehaus, an Interior Designer, artist, momma, biologist, and space coach. I host this podcast for women who want to reconnect with their own magic, conquer the chaos, and support their daughters through the beautiful, but often choppy, waters of raising confident girls who can trust their own spark.
Bonus: Harness the Power of Your Voice and the GIVEAWAY WINNERS!
As season 2 comes to a close, it's time to CELEBRATE.
As promised, I announce the 14 lucky winners of the Anniversary giveaway.
My team will be getting in touch with the winners over the next couple of days to ensure the delivery of their prizes.
If your name was called but you haven't received an email by Saturday, please reach out to email@example.com
But I also give you guidance on the surefire way that YOU can tap into the deep understanding of your Higher Self.
It's as easy as you want it to be.
And more powerful than you can imagine.
If there is any topic that you would love to dive deeper into or if you are interested in submitting a question or would be interested in on air coaching, please fill out the form at the bottom of the podcast website: https://www.inhereyespodcast.com/
Episode 50: Perfectionism: Gift or Curse?
Voltaire said it first. At least as far as I can tell.
In the early 1700s, the philosopher popularized the phrase:
“The perfect is the enemy of the good.”
Sometimes, being described as a perfectionist can feel like a compliment.
Don’t we all want to work with people, hire people, that take extraordinary pride in the work that they produce?
In this episode, we dive into perfectionism and how to evaluate your own actions in relation to it.
What’s the difference between being a perfectionist and being highly skilled at your craft?
How do you reach a level of mastery without being bogged down by perfectionism?
How does perfectionism deflate passion and creativity?
What role does judgment play in perfectionism?
Does fear of criticism keep you from taking action?
Can you let go of your criticism of others in order to see yourself in a way that allows for more expansive growth and creativity?
How does perfectionism prevent you from pursuing new interests?
What role does integrity play in the conversation about perfectionism?
It took a lesson in Astrology (a seemingly unlikely place to begin) that gave me a better understanding my own perfectionist tendencies: good and bad, to begin the deep work and find the answers that I need to move in the direction my heart is pulling me.
I hope this episode provides you with points to ponder to make your own journey toward your highest self more clear.
To get the full show notes, including suggested mantras for each principle: go to https://www.inhereyespodcast.com/episode50
Episode 49: What I Learned in a Year of Podcasting
Break out the confetti!
It’s the one-year anniversary of the In Her Eyes podcast!
It has been a wild ride!
This week’s episode recaps the important lessons and insights that have come from a year of doing something that seemed barely conceivable when I set out on this journey.
I tell the story of how the podcast came into being.
I share with you the most popular episode, which is also the most common cause of frustration when people are starting (or not starting) projects. Did you guess it?
The valuable gems of wisdom that transformed the way I think about the way I live and support my family form guests, Lea Pickard and Roxanne Foura.
Through the course of the year, as I followed the guidance and wisdom in my path, along the hills and valleys of self-discovery. I developed a deeper sense of understanding of what my innate gifts are and how I can use them to help others. I learned to connect with myself using the extraordinary power of my own breath, allowing room for self-discovery. I did the hard work of looking at where I was selling myself short by not setting firm boundaries. And not truly embracing what I most desired. I had conversations with extraordinary women: Elisha Halpin, Ingunn Ytterhus, Nancy Levin, and Amy Neil.
An empowering new perspective on abundance (and money) was born as I chatted with the extraordinary Money Consciousness Coach, Jessica Marie.
We stepped into the power of working within our Human Design, our cravings, and the cyclical nature of creation with these beautiful souls: Emma Jensen, Annie Wagoner, and Lauren Roberts.
And through it all, our ability to design spaces that meet us where we are and propel us toward where we want to go. We were joined by insightful designers Jessica Velazquez and Heather Rabold-Hill.
To link to all these episodes and more: go to https://www.inhereyespodcast.com/episode49
Episode 48: Embracing Authenticity
What does living within your authenticity look like? What would embracing it and live from it look like?
Are there certain places or areas of your life where you feel more like your “True Self”? Or are how she become misplaced?
As a reforming people pleaser, I could identify with Camilla Cream and her “Bad Case of the Stripes” by David Shannon
When you purchase a piece of art or a historical document, you often receive a Certificate of Authenticity. What would your Certificate of Authenticity look like?
What would happen if you wrote your Certificate of Authenticity across your heart and moved and lived life by staying true to that document?
It sounds exciting and clarifying in the quiet moments when we are alone with ourselves. It’s not as easy in the different circles that we navigate life in.
In this episode, I take you through the moments in life when our authenticity is eroded. Not intentionally or with malice by others that want the best of us. Or from those that feel threatened by our light and joy. Through social pressure and conforming and fear of judgement, we question our uniqueness or inherent values.
Often (like Camilla Cream) we change to disguise our uniqueness without recognizing the true consequences of our actions.
This episode was designed to help you re-write your Certificate of Authenticity.
You will learn how to investigate the evidence of abandoned authenticity. And how to rediscover your magic. And how to support the girls and women in your life to write their own authenticity on their hearts!
For the full show notes: go to https://www.inhereyespodcast.com/episode48
Episode 47: Environmental Habits for Better Sleep
We have all heard the reports of how important a good night’s sleep is.
Poor sleep leads to a plethora of conditions that haunt us in our waking hours; affecting everything from weight gain, to chronic pain, to mental fog, and the list goes on.
For many of us, it seems like something that we have little to no control over.
If you were to chat with a feng shui expert, you would get several insights into changes you could make.
A neuroscientist would have some suggestions as well.
As would an herbalist/naturopath.
A meditation expert offers up a different set of suggestions.
As a holistic and intuitive designer, I like to uncover all of a client’s challenges to make sure that the design that we are co-creating serves them on the deepest level.
And in the bedroom, we want to create an environment that is restful and conducive to sleep as possible.
We have come to believe that there is something wrong with us if we have trouble sleeping.
But there are small habitual changes and some design decisions that we can make that may seem silly but actually make a big difference.
In this episode, I help you look at 7 changes that you can make to begin to improve both the quality and quantity of your sleep. Most of these changes are very simple and easy to “stack.” If you have been around a while, you know that I am a huge fan of James Clear and his book Atomic Habits.
It’s easy to say, “I don’t sleep well.” When you say that, you become that person. But when you begin to shift your mindset toward better sleep and commit to taking steps toward that, you will begin to feel better in every area of your life. Instead say, “I provide myself (my family) with a restful environment.”
Start by taking one small step, and then allow the habits to stack until you become a person who gets enough quality sleep to THRIVE!
go to https://www.inhereyespodcast.com/episode47
Episode 46: Using Science + Chakras to Love Your Home
I have been intrigued by the concept of Chakras since I first heard of them 20+ years ago when I began practicing some DIY Kundalini yoga postures.
I think the fact that they each had a relationship with their own color is what intrigued me the most.
In the beginning, I thought of them as imaginary energy pockets because nothing I had ever been taught in my years of scientific training matched this concept. I know that the body works in ways that we have yet to fully comprehend. And focusing on the different Chakras in my practice through the guidance that I was provided felt good, even if I didn’t fully understand the principles behind them.
For many years, I left it as that.
Working with and understanding color is a natural part of both who I am and what I do. It wasn’t until recently that I realized that I was also tapping into my intuitive nudges when working with clients and color. Thanks to some extraordinary coaches and soul-sister companions that I have met in the last 2 years, I have been able to see the work that I do in a different way.
In reading Alberto Villalldo’s book, THE WISDOM WHEEL, I found the connections I have been seeking between my years of scientific training, my passion for color as a force, and my desire to help others feel at home in themselves and their spaces.
This magical phrase was a revelation:
“The 7 Chakra system corresponds to our physiology and coincides with the 7 major endocrine glands + nerve plexus in the body.”
I explain the concept in depth in the episode.
It is fascinating to me that the concept of these energy centers has existed throughout human history in diverse cultures that had no contact with each other. Leave it to a stubborn, Medical Anthropologist to weave the connections into something we Westerners can comprehend!
Tapping into this knowledge can provide insight into information that extends beyond your physical self and into everything around you.
Be sure to stay to the end where I teach you a powerful CHAKRA CLEARING exercise that you can do whenever you need to step back into HARMONY. The exercise begins at the 39-minute mark if you want to bookmark it for later reference.
Grab a pen and your journal, you won’t want to miss this RAINBOW RIDE!
go to https://www.inhereyespodcast.com/episode46 to listen!
Here’s a podcast that helps you connect your inner and outer spaces
Lynne, who is a space coach, brings beautiful ideas and great guests to her In Her Eyes podcast to help woman get in touch with their creativity inside as well as in their homes.
If you are looking for a friendly voice to help you navigate the space in your home and in your heart, I suggest you give this one a listen.
You are bound to “meet” some great people as well as build your design knowledge. So give this podcast a listen and start creating the space you enjoy!
I now have something special to look forward to on Thursdays! The In Her Eyes Podcast! Where science meets woowoo is my favorite way to describe it! Perfect nuggets of wisdom are given to help us nourish and nurture our homes and our first home, ourselves!
Beautiful podcast, what a gift!
LynneIs a natural podcaster… She asks incredible questions and her voice is so calming and grounding. One of the things I love so much is that the episodes span such a variety of topics that, when taking together, are really a beautiful prescription for living an authentic life. Grateful for this podcast and highly recommend itto anyone looking for something uplifting and inspiring!