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Join Kimberly Jane ("KJ") Nasrul - artist, speaker, licensed trauma specialist nursing a lifelong obsession with storytelling and melting cheese - in conversation about mental wellness, resilience, and creativity as the catalyst for true healing. Serving as a guide for the recovery of your Creativity & Compassion, KJ's mission is to support you in recovering and expressing your unique voice, your story of astonishing light.

Stories of Astonishing Light with KJ Nasrul KJ Hoard Nasrul

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Join Kimberly Jane ("KJ") Nasrul - artist, speaker, licensed trauma specialist nursing a lifelong obsession with storytelling and melting cheese - in conversation about mental wellness, resilience, and creativity as the catalyst for true healing. Serving as a guide for the recovery of your Creativity & Compassion, KJ's mission is to support you in recovering and expressing your unique voice, your story of astonishing light.

    Safely Seen: A New Visibility | Mai-Kee Tsang

    Safely Seen: A New Visibility | Mai-Kee Tsang

    In the Season Three Finale,  Mai-kee Tsang and KJ contemplate their efforts in unsubscribing to the culture of urgency. Here is a compassionate conversation between friends who've experienced Othered pressures and seek trauma-informed care for themselves and fellow guides in the wellness space. 

    Mai-Kee is a SUSTAINABLE VISIBILITY® Mentor, ICF Certified Trauma-Sensitive Leadership Coach & Podcast Guesting Strategy Trainer. She helps underestimated and underrepresented humans in business take an intersectional and trauma-sensitive approach to visibility, so they can feel safely seen while they grow their businesses.
    Compassionate Considerations: 
    Do you exercise agency over who gets to witness your work?A Trauma-Sensitive Approach to conversations begins with curiosity and mindfulnessHow might we preserve capacity and integrity as space-holders (coaches, therapists, podcasters, healers, speakers)?Enjoying the podcast? Please leave a review for this podcast if these stories have astonished you as well.  https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories

    Episode Resources

    Connect With Mai-Kee 
    Website: www.maikeetsang.comIG: www.Instagram.com/maikeetsangConverse with Consent Workshop OfferFree Gift: www.MaikeeTsang.com/25Experts>> Ep 75 background music is "Seashell" Composed & performed by KJ Nasrul
    >> Intro & Outro Music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World 
    Connect With KJ
     
    Want to work with KJ? Only three (3!!!) spaces remain in all of 2022  to work with KJ in an intimate container of replenishment, rediscovery, and release of familial stories so that you can continue healing others.  Creativity VIP Day 
    Website: https://blissbeginswithin.com   Work With KJ - Psychology Today IG:  @MusingsOnOther  @AdopteeSociety Recover your creativity in an intimate 1:1 Intensive or Small Group CREATIVITY VIP DAY Join KJ & Norman in lush Bali, Indonesia for a 5-Day Creativity Retreat! Clubhouse @kjnasrul  Facebook & TwitterSupport the show
    Follow KJ in her worldly adventures, and hear when her next events (workshops, retreats and Storyteller Evenings) take place.
    - Join The Story Squad and receive Love Notes Here
    - Visit here: Bliss Begins Within.com

    • 48 min
    Receiving Pretty Foods for healthier stress responses | Lauren Bryson

    Receiving Pretty Foods for healthier stress responses | Lauren Bryson

    After an unexpected and adventurous 6 month hiatus, KJ and her beloved listening gallery The Stories of Astonishing Light Podcast returns today!
     
    We're in Ultra Celebration Mode because KJ brings her friend and colleague Lauren Bryson, Certified Nutritional Consultant, back to SOAL to chat about the premiere of Lauren's new podcast Go Play In The Dirt! Listen in as Lauren shares her wealth of knowledge and witness the way these friends jam about the impactful connection between nutrition and mental health. 

    Considerations: 
    The impact of nutrition in healing from complex trauma is vast. How might one prepare for a big transitional event (i.e. a move) through the lens of nutritional wealth? What we ingest in our bodies informs how (if?) we healthily respond to stress. 
    Want to work with KJ? Only three (3!!!) spaces remain in 2022  to work with KJ in an intimate container of replenishment, rediscovery, and retelling of familial stories. Find out more here >>> Creativity VIP Day Retreats

    Enjoying the podcast? Please leave a review for the podcast if the stories shared here have astonished you as well. Let KJ know what you've missed and what you'd like to hear more about!  https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories

    Episode Resources  
    Go Play In The Dirt Podcast  Lauren Emerson Wellness  Lauren on Instagram  EWG.org  Environmental Working GroupJoin KJ in an intimate Intensive CREATIVITY VIP DAY Join KJ & Norman in Bali, Indonesia for a 5-Day Creativity Retreat! Ep 74 background music: "Butterfly" Composed & performed by KJ NasrulIntro & Outro Music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within 
    The Website Glow Up: https://blissbeginswithin.com   Work With KJ - Psychology Today IG:  @MusingsOnOther @AdopteeSociety KJ on Facebook & TwitterSupport the show
    Follow KJ in her worldly adventures, and hear when her next events (workshops, retreats and Storyteller Evenings) take place.
    - Join The Story Squad and receive Love Notes Here
    - Visit here: Bliss Begins Within.com

    • 33 min
    We Are All Held | Erica Skone-Rees

    We Are All Held | Erica Skone-Rees

    "We are being held in all moments.”
    ~ Erica Skone-Rees   

    KJ welcomes her friend and creative collaborator Erica Skone-Rees to the Astonishing Story Gallery today. Erica is a mindfulness & meditation teacher, chronic illness warrior, and healing arts practitioner. For the last 3 and 1/2  years, she has navigated recovery from mold toxicity and Lyme disease which required her to identify and embrace her own resourcefulness. Erica is dedicated to living her full potential, at her highest vibration; her Heart's Work is to empower others to do the same. 
    Compassionate Considerations:
    Your pain may reveal your purpose. Invite your discomfort into a dialogue, and request it impart its wisdom upon you. Even on your darkest days, you can find joy. Create space with nonjudgmental observation and pauses to embody wise action; to become responsive instead of reactive.Episode Mentions - Erica Skone-Rees: 
    Web www.ourwovenpath.com  &  www.ourwovenpathlifestyle.comInstagram @ourwovenpath & @ourwovenpathlifestyle   *Mention this podcast ("SOAL") and receive 30% off a group or class! Ep 72 background music is composed & performed by KJ NasrulIntro & Outro music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Please leave a review for this podcast if our stories have astonished you as well.   https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories

    Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within
    Only three spaces left in June to work with KJ 1:1 in an intimate experience!  Rediscover your creativity while replenishing and re-narrate your familial stories so that you can continue sharing your medicine with the world.

    Schedule a chat with KJ here >> Healing Our Healers and Creativity & Compassion Days
    IG:  @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Website: https://blissbeginswithin.com  The Creatives' Coworking Cohort is Open NOW! DM Suzanne & KJ with questions Receive invitations for monthly creative gatherings  https://bit.ly/BlissBeginsList Clubhouse @kjnasrul Facebook & TwitterSupport the show
    Follow KJ in her worldly adventures, and hear when her next events (workshops, retreats and Storyteller Evenings) take place.
    - Join The Story Squad and receive Love Notes Here
    - Visit here: Bliss Begins Within.com

    • 49 min
    Tiny Astonishments: Showing Up For Self Care | KJ Nasrul

    Tiny Astonishments: Showing Up For Self Care | KJ Nasrul

    Showing up messy, showing up [40 minutes!] late, showing up Real. This is what Self Care looks like for KJ- sitting with streaky mascara in her car outside her massage therapist's studio, holding a Live Instagram #mondayswiththemuse session.

    After this solo show, stay for a sneak listen from next week's guest Erica Skone-Rees of Our Woven Path Erica is a mindfulness guide, chronic illness warrior, and healing arts practitioner. She guides us into the present with an invitation to arrive wholly. 

    Considerations: 
    How do you practice self-care? Do you prioritize time and spaciousness to honor rest, reset, and self-compassion?Are you engaged with the surrounding Creative Intelligence? Do you like the IG  Lip Ring Filter? Because KJ sure does. Want to work with KJ? Only one space in May remains to work with KJ 1:1 in an intimate container of replenishment, rediscovery, and release of familial stories in order to continue uplifting others. Bookings in June and July are beginning to fill up! Reach out to sign up for Healing Our Healers and Creativity & Compassion Days

    Enjoying the podcast? Please leave a review for this podcast if our stories have astonished you as well. Your words and thoughts are the fuel for this little listening gallery.  https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories

    Episode Mentions 
    Pop Up Creativity Workshop: Rediscover Your Hidden Healing Artist 4/30/22Creatives' Coworking Cohort is Opening its Doors on May 8th! DM Suzanne & KJ to sign up! Join KJ in an intimate 1:1 Intensive or Small Group VIP DaysMeet Erica Skone-Rees of Our Woven Path Ep 72 background music is "Seashell" Composed & performed by KJ NasrulIntro & Outro music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within 
    Work With KJ - Psychology Today IG:  @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Website: https://blissbeginswithin.com   KJ on Clubhouse @kjnasrul KJ on Facebook & TwitterSupport the show
    Follow KJ in her worldly adventures, and hear when her next events (workshops, retreats and Storyteller Evenings) take place.
    - Join The Story Squad and receive Love Notes Here
    - Visit here: Bliss Begins Within.com

    • 20 min
    Orientating Towards Our True Selves | Karen Sprinkel Ancelet

    Orientating Towards Our True Selves | Karen Sprinkel Ancelet

    Author and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) Karen Sprinkel Ancelet joins KJ today in a conversation about bridging our highest identities so that we can truly thrive even while there is suffering. 
    Dear friends for over fifteen years, KJ and Karen "Sprink" explore evidence that healing IS possible. In her work, Sprink acts as a witness to the process and offers direct guidance and techniques to help one attain the life they want to live with ease and wisdom. 
    Compassionate Considerations from this Story: 
    Our healing and self-nourishing are to be embodied every single day. To begin opening up to deep uncovering/recovery, take 30 seconds at a time. We are conscious, phenomenally-minded mammalsRest is an integral part of the whole healing process. Please leave a review for this podcast if our stories have astonished you as well.   https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories
    Episode Mentions: 
    Web  karensprinkel.com
    TheThrivingSelf.comYouTube:  The Thriving Self LinkedIn Facebook Dr. Peter Levine and Somatic Experiencing Multiple Intelligences (Gardner) Ep 71 background music is composed & performed by KJ NasrulIntro & Outro music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within
    Three spaces are available in May to work with KJ 1:1 in an intimate experience of replenishment, rediscovery, and release of familial stories so that you can continue sharing your medicine with the world.
    Sign up to chat here >> Healing Our Healers and Creativity & Compassion Days
    IG:  @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Website: https://blissbeginswithin.com  Creatives' Coworking Cohort is Opening in MAY! DM Suzanne & KJ to join! Receive invitations for monthly creative gatherings  https://bit.ly/BlissBeginsList Clubhouse @kjnasrul Facebook & Support the show
    Follow KJ in her worldly adventures, and hear when her next events (workshops, retreats and Storyteller Evenings) take place.
    - Join The Story Squad and receive Love Notes Here
    - Visit here: Bliss Begins Within.com

    • 45 min
    Nutritional Integrative Medicine: Biodiversity of soil and soul | Lauren Bryson

    Nutritional Integrative Medicine: Biodiversity of soil and soul | Lauren Bryson

    Question: How sexy are the topics of healthy dirt and regenerative agriculture?
    Answer:  SO VERY. 

    Especially as we realize how 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 we are: healthy, diverse soil > 𝓃𝑜𝓊𝓇𝒾𝓈𝒽𝑒𝒹 planet > enriched humans > optimal 𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬 ⁣​​​​​​​​

    Lauren Bryson, Certified Holistic Nutritionist, returns to the show to launch the Quarterly Wellness Check Sessions (stay tuned for a sassier name) with KJ!  

    Some Nourishing Niblets from today's conversation: 
    Everyone is creative, everyone can cook and be responsible for the nutrients you ingestAsk: What time has elapsed between picking the vegetables from their vines and their arrival in my body?  Harness your Big Kid Energy:  be curious, be playful, and be adventurous. Here’s your homework until our next Quarterly Wellness Check: 
    Plant a treeGo play in the dirt Please leave a review for this podcast if our stories have astonished you as well. Your words and thoughts are the fuel for this little listening gallery.  https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories
    Episode Mentions: 
    Website www.laurenemersonwellness.comIG @laurenemersonwellnessFB https://www.facebook.com/LaurenEmersonWellness/LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lauren-bryson/Kiss The Ground (Netflix Documentary) The Biggest Little Farm  ( Indie Film)Green Thumb Gang  (FB Group)Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Book)Ep 70 background music is composed & performed by KJ NasrulIntro & Outro music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within
    Three spaces are available in May to work with KJ 1:1 for a day in an intimate experience of replenishment, rediscovery, and release of familial stories so that you can continue sharing your medicine with the world.
    Sign up to chat here >> Healing Our Healers and Creativity & Compassion Days
    IG:  @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Creatives' Coworking Cohort is Opening in MAY! DM Suzanne & KJ to join! Website: https://blissbeginswithin.com  Receive invitations for monthly creative gatherings  https://bit.ly/BlissBeginsList Clubhouse @kjnasrul Facebook & TwitterSupport the show
    Follow KJ in her worldly adventures, and hear when her next events (workshops, retreats and Storyteller Evenings) take place.
    - Join The Story Squad and receive Love Notes Here
    - Visit here: Bliss Begins Within.com

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

moonchild in the city ,

This podcast is an art on its own.

First of all, the host, KJ’s voice is a gift on its own. You can feel the warmth and sincerity coming out of her voice. And her ability to hold space for amazing guests to share their messages and co-create the magic moments is just beautiful.

Nsterbenz ,

Loved it!

KJ brings great guests and the stories are just so wonderful and relatable. Feels like coming back to home!

Manifesting Clarity ,

Gentle and Profound

Love your focus on kindness and compassion! Your light and love is radiating and being felt! Thank you for sharing your gifts and the gifts of others with all of us. Grateful this podcast was birthed during such a shift the world felt collectively.

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