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Whether you’re looking to lighten your load or expand yourself and your living into new possibilities – you are in the right spot.

True lightness of being, inner peace and radiating happiness stems from being real, true and cutting to the heart of the matter.

Most of us think we have to go about changing and transforming in a really serious way.

Have you noticed this?

That as you take stock of your life, your brain, your emotions, how things work, how you work; things get heavier, more confusing and the more weighed down we become.

Change is extremely hard to achieve this way.

It’s because it’s the opposite that actually creates. It’s not the serious that will set you free. It’s the lightness.

It’s through bringing lightness, clarity and depth to our lives that we can shake off the cobwebs, lift the weight off our shoulders and truly expand into light, free and unencumbered living.

If you have a deep hunger for more, a love of traveling into the unexplored aspects of self and a true desire for life mastery then I invite you to join me for a 14-minute joyful journey to becoming the YOU you’ve always wanted to be.

Lauren Polly, MEd. CF, RYT, is a true seeker. Her contagious laugh and zeal for life influences all that cross her path. Lauren is a professional speaker, life coach and the multi-award-winning author of the international best-seller, The Other Side of Bipolar. She shares her personal transformational journey to help others find the life they desire without limitations. www.LaurenPolly.com www.thelightenuppodcast.com

The Lighten Up Podcast with Lauren Polly Lauren Polly

    • Self-Improvement

Whether you’re looking to lighten your load or expand yourself and your living into new possibilities – you are in the right spot.

True lightness of being, inner peace and radiating happiness stems from being real, true and cutting to the heart of the matter.

Most of us think we have to go about changing and transforming in a really serious way.

Have you noticed this?

That as you take stock of your life, your brain, your emotions, how things work, how you work; things get heavier, more confusing and the more weighed down we become.

Change is extremely hard to achieve this way.

It’s because it’s the opposite that actually creates. It’s not the serious that will set you free. It’s the lightness.

It’s through bringing lightness, clarity and depth to our lives that we can shake off the cobwebs, lift the weight off our shoulders and truly expand into light, free and unencumbered living.

If you have a deep hunger for more, a love of traveling into the unexplored aspects of self and a true desire for life mastery then I invite you to join me for a 14-minute joyful journey to becoming the YOU you’ve always wanted to be.

Lauren Polly, MEd. CF, RYT, is a true seeker. Her contagious laugh and zeal for life influences all that cross her path. Lauren is a professional speaker, life coach and the multi-award-winning author of the international best-seller, The Other Side of Bipolar. She shares her personal transformational journey to help others find the life they desire without limitations. www.LaurenPolly.com www.thelightenuppodcast.com

    #192 Being Seen: Intimacy & Self-Expression

    #192 Being Seen: Intimacy & Self-Expression

    What other aspects of your self can you share with the world?
    The face we show to the world – professionally and personally – is usually only one or a few dimensions of who we truly are.
    We learn to favor those images over time based on the positive or negative judgments we receive.
    What if you could explore, express and be received for all that you are?
    Tune into this episode to explore:
    #1 mistake we think “being seen” is and how it makes us hide
    Daily tips on uncovering more of yourself in a safe and supportive way
    Ideas on bridging into more self-expression in the world
    How to increase the intimacy in your relationships by being more authentic
    Exploration of the diversity of your being and how that leads to richness in life experiences

    • 15 min
    #191 Giving Up the Hard Knocks: How to Choose for Ease

    #191 Giving Up the Hard Knocks: How to Choose for Ease

    Does life have to be hard before it gets easy?
    If you’re a lover of problem solving, being the underdog or taking the long hard way in life then this one is for you!
    What else is possible if hard work wasn’t the end-all-be-all in your life creation?  More ease please! 
    Tune into this week’s podcast to discover:
    Points of pride & other hidden perspectives that make life harder than it needs to be
    How to give up the need to understand others (and to create the same circumstances!) as a way to be empathetic
    2 ways other people’s perspectives of us can lead to harder work (& how not to let it!)
    Powerful awareness exercises to make this process faster and easier
    #1 way to create change in your life (it’s the opposite of what we’ve been doing!)

    • 13 min
    #190 Pruning: Letting Go of the Old to Create the New

    #190 Pruning: Letting Go of the Old to Create the New

    What in your life is no longer serving you? 
    It’s the pruning season here in California.  Where gardeners cut off the growth of trees, appearing to strip them bare, with the goal of having them grow greater next season.
    Confronting and unattractive as it may be, it adds to the health and vitality of the tree.
    Creating space by releasing of the old – without judgment! – and inviting in the new is an amazing lesson from nature that we can apply to our businesses, relationships and creations. 
    What in your life is asking for a pruning?  And what future can you create by letting go?
    Tune into this week’s podcast to discover:
    2 perspective shifts to make the pruning process more comfortable and effective
    How to stop judging your choices and where they lead
    How to harness the power of the vacuum effect
    The art of letting go…

    • 14 min
    #189 Discovering the Power of Your Voice

    #189 Discovering the Power of Your Voice

    How can you harness the power of your voice to change your life - and the world - for better?
    So many of us are aware of a different way of life.  A world that is kinder, more possible and lighter to be a part of.    
    There are ways to use your voices (internal, personal and creative) to realize the possibilities you have been seeking...  For your enjoyment and the enrichment of others.
    Tune into this week's episode to discover:
    Easy to use tips to find the power of your voice
    How changing your inner dialogue is the best way to create the world you'd like to live in
    #1 way we fight against creating something new and how to change it
    A-ha's and inspiration on being part of something bigger (hint - you already are!)
     

    • 14 min
    #188 Courage: Lessons from the Cowardly Lion

    #188 Courage: Lessons from the Cowardly Lion

    Do you have the courage to allow the experience of life to change you?  
    We are all pulled to explore, grow and change along our life path.
    Yet so many of us stop ourselves short of the action and experiences that would allow that to occur.
    Whether it’s our fear factor, lack of clarity or past failures we all find ourselves on the outer limits of exploration from time to time.
    What if there was a way to harness your courage to go forth and experience more?
    Enjoy these lessons from the Cowardly Lion for a much-needed boost when times get tough and uncomfortable…
    In this episode we’ll explore:
    How to stop looking for the right time and circumstances before you take action
    Ways to work yourself through failure, fear of change and lack of clarity
    Tools to end the self-sabotage and perfection traps
    How to come out of “maybe someday” mindset to live in the moment more
    #1 energy to cultivate to allow change to be easier and way more fun
    BLAZE monthly membership (mentioned on the show) opens for winter registration on 1/29/20 – join the wait list to be notified when they doors open (and for more tips and tools while you wait!)  Go here to sign up:  http://bit.ly/BlazeWait

    • 15 min
    #187 When You Have Too Many Ideas

    #187 When You Have Too Many Ideas

    Are your plethora of ideas causing overwhelm, confusion or inaction?
    So many of us have ideas for what we could create.
    These ideas can come calling at inopportune times causing a sense of overwhelm, in a disorganized download that confuses you or with so many expectations that it stops you dead in your creative tracks.
    So how do you organize these ideas so that you have clarity, ease and confidence in what to chose first to get these projects – business, creative or personal – off the ground?
    Tune in to this week’s podcast to discover:
    4 easy to follow steps to energetically and practically organize all of your ideas
    Powerful questions to catalyzes your creative actions
    A-has on how we unconsciously shut down our creative ideas – and paths to a different future! – due to a lack of organization
    Daily energy and practical to-dos to bring forth your ideas in the world
    BLAZE monthly membership (mentioned on the show) opens for winter registration on 1/29/20 – join the wait list to be notified when they doors open (and for more tips and tools while you wait!)  Go here to sign up:  http://bit.ly/BlazeWait

    • 15 min

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