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Embrace the authentic, confident you so you can feel good in your skin and have deeper relationships.Inviting Shift podcast focuses on how we step through this messy journey of life confidently so we can feel good about how we show up, have more connected relationships and connect to purpose and meaning. Or in short, how we manifest the lives we crave in practical, tangible ways.

The Inviting Shift Podcast Christina Smith

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Embrace the authentic, confident you so you can feel good in your skin and have deeper relationships.Inviting Shift podcast focuses on how we step through this messy journey of life confidently so we can feel good about how we show up, have more connected relationships and connect to purpose and meaning. Or in short, how we manifest the lives we crave in practical, tangible ways.

    Episode #22: How Posture Impacts our Confidence

    Episode #22: How Posture Impacts our Confidence

    Did you know that your posture has an impact on confidence?
    It's more than what you look like too! 
    In this conversation with my guest, Aesha Tahir, we talk about the amazing impact our posture has not just on our physical mechanics, but also on our hormones, focus, and general perspective of life. 
    And!! There are some simple fixes that Aesha shares with us so that we can age gracefully, confidently, and with less pain. 
     
    Tune in to hear about:
    The impact the pandemic had on our posture (4:27)How exercise has ripple effects in our life (6:54)The connection between body and mind (7:39)What happens to our bodies from being desk-bound (12:59)How your posture is impacting your productivity (15:38)The physiological benefits to just standing more (21:10)Simple adjustments to change your posture (24:54)More about Aesha:
    Aesha Tahir is a corporate wellness professional and human movement scientist on a mission to help busy deskbound professionals live a better life through upright posture. She is the founder and operator of Tone and Strengthen - a virtual fitness solutions company. She has helped many deskbound teams unlock the door to self-confidence, courage, and improved health by providing fitness coaching to correct their posture. Her book “Unhunched” about discovering wellness through posture is coming out May, 2023. Stay updated on her website.
    Get Aesha's FREE ebook: The Ultimate Guide to Wellness Through Posture. Download it here.  
    Connect with Aesha: 
    Facebook  |    Instagram  |  LinkedIn
     
    SELF-LOVE QUIZ:
    Take the self-love quiz here and find the perfect thing to do for you right now for a little more self-love. 
     
    Connect with Christina on Social:
    Instagram  |  Facebook
     
    Email me and tell me what you think: christina@christina-smith.com
     
    Don't forget to rate & review!
     
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    • 38 min
    Episode #21: Falling back in Love with Ourselves

    Episode #21: Falling back in Love with Ourselves

    Guest: Emma Bradford

    Do you need some tools to see the beauty and magic that is you?
    That's what our guest, Emma Bradford offers this week! Whether you remember being in love with yourself before or not, these tips will help you take mini-steps to falling in love with yourself again.
    In this episode:
    The question that Emma asked herself when she wanted more joy (5:45)One minor shift Emma made to make creativity the forefront (9:55)Why Emma thinks purpose is so important (14:33)The first thing to notice on a self-love journey (17:04)The magic trick that allows us to start accepting ourselves more (19:30)How we make self-love easier (23:48)The real purpose in life according to Emma (29:55)How we can create baby steps (33:01)MORE ABOUT EMMA:
    Emma Bradford, with 10 years experience has been supporting clients worldwide in falling back in love with themselves and life. ABNLP NLP Trainer and Founder of Creating Change: The Art of Connection, Expansion & Celebration an exploratory training to reconnect to the authentic self within through creative means. 
    Find out more about Emma's upcoming training here. 


    FREE 3 day Self-Tenderness challenge
    Emma's offering this awesome exploration for free. Just sign up here.

    Connect with Emma on Social:
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/emmabradford5
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmmaBradfordCreatingChange
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@emmabradford5
     
    SELF-LOVE QUIZ:
    Take the self-love quiz and find the perfect thing to do for you right now for a little more self-love. It's here.
     
    Connect with Inviting Shift on Social:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/christina_smith_xoxo/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/invitingshift
     
    Email me and tell me what you think: christina@christina-smith.com
     
    Don't forget to rate & review!
     
    Tune in wherever you listen to podcasts: 
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    • 52 min
    Episode #20: How to Have Pivotal Conversations

    Episode #20: How to Have Pivotal Conversations

    Guest: Ann Visser

    Is there anything more uncomfortable than having a vulnerable, challenging conversation with someone you really care about?

    In fact, many of us avoid these conversations. We think we're being 'nice' but really we're allowing the things we really want to share to go hidden.

    Our relationships are stronger when we learn how to speak our truth and have those 'pivotal conversations'.

    Today, our guest, Ann Visser, is going to give us the tools we need to have those uncomfortable conversations because she knows we're closer in relationships when we can share our truth and hear others… if we do it with care.

    In this conversation:
    Why pivotal conversations are essential (2:53)Why it's hard to have these conversations for most of us (5:38)How conflict can create more intimacy (8:34)The mindset we want going into a pivotal conversation (12:12)The 3 C's of pivotal conversations (13:16)Looking at motive (19:21)What to do when you want to do or say something rather than listening (26:10)The most important question I ask myself for clarity before a pivotal conversation (34:37)What Ann learned about people-pleasing (37:07) 
    About Ann:
    Ann has been equipping individuals and organizations for over 20 years with the skills to communicate in a way that aligns with their values.

    She is a Certified John Maxwell Team Life Coach, Speaker and Trainer with 4 Better 4 Ever, which she co-founded with her beloved husband of 42 years.

    She has trained couples, young people, students, addicts in recovery, Christian women, and professionals..... in the areas of communication, leadership, relationships, mindset, and personal growth.

    Connect with Ann on LinkedIn or go to her website.


    Ann's 7-Day Challenge
    Prepare For Your Next Pivotal Conversation! It's a gift to you from Ann. Get it here.


    QUIZ: Relationship Strengths
    Take the Relationship Strengths quiz here.
     
    Email me and tell me what you think: christina@christina-smith.com
     
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    • 42 min
    Episode #19: Inviting Shift into Menopause

    Episode #19: Inviting Shift into Menopause

    Guest: Dana Lawson

    Wondering why you're gaining weight in mid-life when you haven't changed a thing in your diet or exercise?

    Or maybe you're wondering what's happening with the fog in your brain?

    If you are a menstruating person, this conversation is for you!

    It might be a sign of perimenopause and the changing of your body. It's time to learn more so we can invite shift into menopause and tune back into us.

    In this episode, Dana tells us:
    Why what we were doing in our 20s and 30s won't cut it anymore (3:40)How our bodies change in our 40s (5:00)How menopause impacts our confidence (6:40)What's actually happening our bodies on a hormone level & how it impacts us (8:22)How long menopause lasts 17:30)What we can do to shift with our bodies (22:17)A little about the Crone archetype (27:17)The number one thing you can do now (28:31)
    Don't miss out:
    Dana is offering a 7-day menopause reboot meal plan! Download it here. 


    More about Dana Lawson:
    Dana Lawson, brings an awesome energy to menopause. She educates women on what is happening to their whole self during the menopause transition and why it's a true shift in their bodies, minds and how they might show up.

    Dana teaches women to align their health with nutrition optimization, stress reduction, quality sleep and intentional exercise so they can Shine by having the confidence to live a happier, healthier, and balanced mid-life journey.

    Connect with Dana:
    Instagram: @alignandshinenow
    Facebook: alignandshinenow

    Self-Love Quiz:
    Take the Self-Love quiz now & get alignments you can use right now for more self-love. It take less than a minute and it's right here.


    Email me and tell me what you think: christina@christina-smith.com

    Don't forget to rate & review!

    • 36 min
    Episode #18: Joyful Morning Routines

    Episode #18: Joyful Morning Routines

    Happy New Year! Let's start it off right! 
    In this episode, Jenny Lee joins us to bring JOY to our day by starting them off right with a joyful, fun morning routine. 
    If you are thinking, "I'm not a morning person" - I feel you deeply. However, Jenny shares with us how we can easily build our routine over time so that we can bring joy into our day first thing. 
    And this joy has a ripple effect on everyone you connect with during the day including your kids, co-workers, friends, and even strangers.
    In this episode:
    How Jenny Lee shifted her view on mornings (3:58)How Jenny started her morning routine (6:51)The switch in her mindset (11:01)How a morning routine has impacted Jenny's life (14:34)The most important thing when building habits (18:42)How to expand your morning routine over time (29:05) 
    About Jenny Lee:
    Jenny is a teacher of 20 years. She is inspired to help women be aware of their own self care after a realization of how her own lack of self-care had put her in the wrong path. After a few taxing life events, years of self-separation, postpartum depression and divorce, life directed her on the path of self-care and self-discovery. She uncovered her connection to happiness and inspiration through her morning routines and self-care embodiment. Jenny is now on the journey of guiding other women to heal and reconnect with their dignified and highest selves through morning rituals and self-care.  
    Want to start your own morning routine, but don't know where to start? Get on Jenny's Calendar for a 1-1 conversation here. 
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/jennyleeinfinite 
    IG: @sunnyjennylee
     
    Self-Love Quiz:
    Take the Self-Love quiz now & get alignments you can use right now for more self-love. It take less than a minute and it's right here:  https://christina-smith.com/selflovequiz/
     
    Email me and tell me what you think: christina@christina-smith.com
    Don't forget to rate & review!
     
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    • 41 min
    Episode #17: Setting a New Vision & Intentions

    Episode #17: Setting a New Vision & Intentions

    Here it is! How we set ourselves up to be intentional, confident and focused in the new year.
    The same process I take my clients through when we first meet and then each quarter is all in here. 
    And it's the perfect time to do it! Step into 2023 intentionally!
    BONUS!!
    Get the worksheets to make it super simple and the 2022 review here.
     
    Email me and tell me what you think: christina@christina-smith.com
    Don't forget to rate & review!


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    • 25 min

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Trainer Aesha ,

Cs of communication

I just listened to episode#20 and I enjoyed learning about Cs of communication. Christina is a warm host and impeccable presenter. I loved the casual conversational style of this podcast.

HelenaFR ,

Magical

Christina is so insightful and helps me to reflect on what’s going on inside and it’s so good to have that weekly reflection with her podcast and the real magic happens in her bonus visualizations where I get to really go in and see what’s going on inside. I look forward to this every week.

brosey25 ,

Fantastic!

After just the first episode I felt a renewed sense of “I can do this!” Christina is insightful, realistic, and honest. I highly recommend this podcast to fellow recovering perfectionists. I can’t wait to listen to more!

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