This show is meant to provide you knowledge and vision for living the life you desire. YOU are the creator of your life, but sometimes we need a bit of inspiration, direction and a gentle push to get us going. Dr. Cecilia Lopez is a psychotherapist in California, US. More specifically she is a marriage and family therapist and holds a doctorate and master's degree in counseling psychology. Yes, she will be discussing topics that shed light on mental health and offer guidance, but direct mental health topics isn't all this show is about. Dr. L believes that to live a life with healthy mental and emotional balance, there needs to be balance and attention to other areas of life, too. This may include nutrition, spirituality, play, creativity, and other subjects that tickle our curiosity. This podcast aims to get your wheels turning and to help you visualize the life you desire so that you may take the brave steps toward creating that life. Dr. L does both solo episodes as well as brings on guests who are experts in their respective field in order to shed light on topics that she believes may benefit her listeners. She hopes to help you, the listener, live life in a mindful way, tending to mind, body and soul. Join us. :)
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EP 15- Sherry Bonoan Asuncion on the Power of Choice, Self-Love and the Healing Journey
On this 15th episode we have Sherry Asuncion!
Sherry is an example of the importance of practicing mindfulness and self love. She is certified as a Gut Health Coach, Mindfulness and Meditation Instructor & Life Coach, Reiki II and Theta Healer Practitioner, CBD/Cannabis Coach and provider of beautiful & unique crystals. After suffering in silence for 5 yrs with mystery symptoms, she was diagnosed with Hashimotos, an autoimmune thyroid disease, which eventually led her to leave her 12 year career in the public sector and go back to school and obtain her certifications to start her businesses. Her path led her to yet another challenge to overcome when her 13 yr marriage came to a traumatic ending. This is when she began her journey to awakening, following her spiritual healing path. She believes in the practice of mindfulness and the importance of self/unconditional love with oneself in order to obtain happiness within and embrace the opportunities that the world has to offer.
This episode covers the following topics and points:
-Sherry's definition of mindfulness and early experiences with learning the practice
-Her journey of triumph after experiencing trauma from a relationship
-Choosing yourself over the expectations of others
-Self-love, self-compassion, and self-acceptance
-An explanation of love and kindness exercises from Sherry's self-love related classes
-A step-by-step explanation of a mirror work activity for improved self-love and acceptance
-The power of CHOICE, perspective, energetic release and meditation
I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I did! Please check Sherry out and connect with her via IG and FB @resilienthealthcoach and resilienthealthcoach.com.
EP 14- Janet Fouts on Mindfulness for Burnout, Stress, Compulsive Behavior & More
I am pleased to bring to you the wonderful, Janet Fouts!
Janet is a Human Potential Facilitator, mindfulness-based emotional intelligence coach and trainer, she brings the tools of mindfulness, positive psychology and emotional intelligence together to help leaders and their teams realize their full potential.
She’s authored 7 books and hosts two podcasts. Mindful Social Business and Nearly Mindful.
In this episode we discuss the following topics:
-Janet’s definition of mindfulness
-An activity to demonstrate mindfulness
-The importance off “anchoring ourselves”
-Shifting to a nonjudgmental attitude
-Janet’s path to becoming an author and coach
-Significant shifts/transformations she has witnessed after teaching mindfulness
-Using mindfulness to improve feelings of procrastination, stress and burnout
-Using mindfulness to recognize compulsive behaviors as the first step to curbing them
-Strategies for managing social media consumption
-Riding the “crave wave” to manage addictive cravings (a mindfulness technique)
-Recognizing the ego
-Actionable tips for practicing mindfulness
Janet can be found on IG, FB and Twitter @jfouts. You may also find her on her websites: http://nearlymindful.com and
Please, check her out!
EP 13- A Mindful & Relaxing New Year’s Eve (Short ‘n’ Sweet)
Happy New Year's Eve! I wanted to provide a calm, short and informative episode to help us all welcome in the new year. On this solo episode I discuss the following:
-Mindful methods that helped me get through 2020
-How to use our breath and senses to anchor us when feeling mentally or emotionally overwhelmed
-What it means to navigate stressors in a mindful fashion
I appreciate each and every one of you and I am so excited to move through 2021 with you!
EP 12- Michael Arterberry on Being the Driver of Your Own Car and Shaking the Dirt
On this episode I had the privilege of speaking with Michael Arterberry, Master Encourager, and Dynamic Motivational Speaker.
As a teenager, Michael was fortunate to receive guidance from positive adult role models who helped him overcome adversities and set high expectations for his future. Grateful for the role these mentors played in his own development, Michael decided to dedicate his professional life to helping people navigate the difficulties of life and launch their future into motion. For more than 25 years, he has been helping teens and adults to use what they have gone through as a catalyst for success rather than an obstacle for failure.
Michael received the 2010 USA Network’s Characters Unite Award for exceptional commitment to combating prejudice and discrimination while increasing tolerance and acceptance within the community. He is also the recipient of the 2014 100 Men of Color Award for leadership in education, government, mentorship, entrepreneurial success and community service.
In 2008, Michael founded Youth Voices Center, Inc. a non-profit with the mission of helping young people to become active, productive members of society by overcoming their obstacles, their history, stereotypes and even their own self-image and limiting beliefs.
Join us as we discuss what it means to regain control of your beliefs and behaviors, as well as use adversity to fuel our motivation.
Ep 11- I’M BACK: Building The Life Of My Daydreams
Whoooaaa! I'M BACK! In this episode I discuss the following:
-My random hiatus (lol)
-The realizations that brought me to two life changes (one of which being a big milestone)
-My thoughts of building the life you desire
-What's to come for this podcast
Ep 10- The Power of Self-Care, Featuring Erika Cadenas, LMFT
Hi! In this episode I had the privilege of interviewing my dear friend, Erika Cadenas, licensed marriage and family therapist. She brings us 7 self-care tips to help us boost and maintain a balanced mind, body and soul as we continue to navigate through these difficult times during the pandemic. This episode covers the following:
-Creating structure and a routine
-Getting plenty of sleep
-Staying connected to sources of support
-Disengaging from social media
-Practicing positive affirmations
-Practicing empathy and kindness with self
Erika Cadenas can be reached via erikacadenaslmft.com and through IG @erikacadenaslmft. Please feel free to reach out to her or myself with any questions. And we are both accepting new therapy clients! :)
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