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If you are tired of getting by, you want to feel better, and step into the version of yourself that makes your heart sing, this podcast is for you!

Our inner light is often first dimmed by the environment we were raised in. No one is the blame for this. We are all products of societal structure, culture, and conditioning designed to keep us "safe."

This podcast guides you to question what you think about yourself, your life, and how the world works. The darkest moments we witness or encounter are perfect opportunities to rediscover and shine your light!

It encourages you to step into and embody your own truths and to create a life you enjoy. It challenges the world views and dogmas that aren't in the highest service to your spirit. It provides insight to our triggers and solutions to living in a state of empowerment.

Bring your open mind and heart for real and raw topics delivered with love.

What Lights You Up Sunny The Life Coach

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 13 Ratings

If you are tired of getting by, you want to feel better, and step into the version of yourself that makes your heart sing, this podcast is for you!

Our inner light is often first dimmed by the environment we were raised in. No one is the blame for this. We are all products of societal structure, culture, and conditioning designed to keep us "safe."

This podcast guides you to question what you think about yourself, your life, and how the world works. The darkest moments we witness or encounter are perfect opportunities to rediscover and shine your light!

It encourages you to step into and embody your own truths and to create a life you enjoy. It challenges the world views and dogmas that aren't in the highest service to your spirit. It provides insight to our triggers and solutions to living in a state of empowerment.

Bring your open mind and heart for real and raw topics delivered with love.

    Culty Behavior Part 1: Red Flags

    Culty Behavior Part 1: Red Flags

    It's no coincidence there are so many documentaries, podcasts, and books focused on cults at this time. While they have existed forever, our ability to connect and share information quickly is new. Rapid communication online supports the exposure of toxic and harmful practices with possible justice...and it also helps the same practices to spread. 
    Many cult-like ("culty") behaviors can be found in your daily life. It may be in the products you buy, the affiliations you make, the groups you are a part of; any number of things. Marketing tactics have long ago shifted from persuasion toward manipulation and even elements of mind control. MLMs have infiltrated nearly every market and continue to get away with shady business practices. And they are merely one example of a much larger picture.
    None of this is intended to scare you. Quite the opposite. This is intended to shine a light of awareness on these practices so you are better positioned to protect yourself. Consider this episode an introduction to the topic of culty behavior and learn to spot the warning signs before you get in too deep. 
    Referenced in this episode: https://freedomofmind.com/cult-mind-control/bite-model/
    Connect with Sunny: https://linktr.ee/iamsunny
    Intro music: "Pieces of Light" by Trevor Mack

    • 36 min
    Guided Meditation: Relax, Accept, Break Bad Habits, and Learn to Be Happy

    Guided Meditation: Relax, Accept, Break Bad Habits, and Learn to Be Happy

    Let's take a trip together, shall we? A trip inside....for 30 minutes [and more, if you desire].
     
    **THIS IS A GUIDED MEDITATION. DO NOT LISTEN WHILE DRIVING, WALKING, etc.**


    Just LISTEN. You deserve to take some time to yourself. So please lay your body down, relax, and listen to my voice for about 30 minutes. 
     
    Before you begin, please bring kind and conscious awareness to your intention. 

    If you have never experienced a guided meditation, here's what you should know about this one: 


    * the guidance itself lasts about 25 minutes

    * you can stay in "trance" longer if you choose to (extended music)

    * it's okay if you fall asleep (your subconscious will still receive the message!)

    * you can't get this wrong

    * there is no such thing as "I don't know how to quiet my mind"

    * RELAX - do it again and again. You will be amazed at what your mind, body, and soul can do.


    I am bringing this to you today (whatever day you are receiving) because I believe in the power of meditation. And I want you to experience it too. 


    I am also building a meditation library, so if you enjoy this experiece, please get on my list so we can continue to reap the benefits together. 


    This one's on me.


    With love,

    Sunny


    Find all of the ways to connect with me here
     
    Original Music by Cindy Locher – The Relaxation Works    / @cindylocherthere...  
     
     
     

    • 44 min
    Death, Dying, and Advocacy with Maureen Kafkis

    Death, Dying, and Advocacy with Maureen Kafkis

    “It’s not so much what’s going to happen when we die. It’s about how we are going to live…and what our legacy is going to be while we’re here.” 
     
    This episode featuring Maureen Kafkas is a philosophical conversation between friends. Few aspects of life are as certain or as difficult to face as death, yet Maureen’s experiences have ultimately created expansion and growth. Through her professional and personal experiences, she has supported and advocated for the dying while balancing her own emotions where her loved ones were involved. 
     
    We skim the surface on a broad and taboo topic with a light dose of spirituality, so bring your open mind. We discuss advocating hospice care, having conversations with your parents, navigating emotions of family members, our thoughts on the ceremonies and burial options after death, even losing our pets. We understand from our own experiences how difficult these conversations can be. It’s also true that we can choose a path that feels right for us. 
     
    Connect with Maureen: 
     
    https://www.thebrainbs.com/
    The Brain BS Podcast Community
     
    Connect with Sunny: 
     
    Join the What Lights You Up Facebook group here.

    Schedule a conversation here.
     
    Intro/outro music: “Feeling Free” by Martin Riopel
     

    • 50 min
    You Worry Too Much

    You Worry Too Much

    So many humans are filled with unnecessary worry. Worry steals your time and energy. It sends you spinning all the threads of possibility or potential devastation around things that haven’t even happened yet. It is a vibration rooted in fear. 
    No matter what it is that you may be worried about today, I assure you that there is a better way to approach this emotion when it arises. You may have even created a habit of worrying so you're not even aware it's happening. It’s time to release your concerns and embrace the notion that worry does not have to take over your life. It’s time to live the way you were designed to live. 
    Join the What Lights You Up Facebook group here.

    Schedule a conversation here.

    Email: sunnythelifecoach@gmail.com


    Intro/outro music: “Feeling Free” by Martin Riopel
     

    • 19 min
    Take Back Your Power

    Take Back Your Power

    Get ready for some real talk that incorporates the spirit within you. We are all feeling the squeeze and the burden of the times we are living. We may even feel powerless to change anything in our personal lives, much less for the collective. 
     
    The good news is that no single person bears responsibility to “fix things” on this planet. We may ask why we are here and what our purpose is when we feel stripped of our power. This episode is going to deliver some guidance for you. Some of it is channeled from higher places and I hold a knowing that what has been shared here is the purest truth I have access to at this moment. Perhaps it is for you too or maybe you’re skeptical. Either way, you’re sure to have some actionable takeaways for stepping back into the power that is your birthright. 

    Join the What Lights You Up Facebook group here.

    Schedule a conversation here.

    Email: sunnythelifecoach@gmail.com

    Intro/outro music: “Feeling Free” by Martin Riopel

    • 31 min
    Save Yourself

    Save Yourself

    CW: brief reference to gun violence
     
    If you have ever felt your emotions spiraling out of control, this episode is for you. I recently faced a dark night of the soul and am sharing three key approaches that I took to get back on solid ground. 
     What we often do when faced with deep challenges in life is to try to tamp it down and keep forging ahead with our daily lives. Some of us feel this is our responsibility or even our purpose: to shake it off, move on, and continue to show up when you are screaming inside. 
    The truth is that each of us have a far greater purpose that may be revealed if we take the time to focus our efforts where they will have the greatest impact. This is unlikely to be things you are accustomed to doing, so bring your open mind and prepare yourself for a challenge that will change your perspective. Not just a shift - a full on change. 
    Join the What Lights You Up Facebook group here.

    Schedule a conversation here.

    Email: sunnythelifecoach@gmail.com

    Mentions: 
    “Shrinking” trailer
    “Chase You” by Elizabeth Kendig and Monica Lawson
    Intro/outro music: “Feeling Free” by Martin Riopel
     

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Catsrule67 ,

Beam of light human

I’m so happy I discovered Sunny because she’s a beam of light human. Her voice is soothing to my soul, she’s extremely intelligent, charismatic, funny and has a heart of gold. When I listen to her podcasts, I really feel like she is talking to me. They are informative, well thought out and down to earth. Thank you Sunny! Keep lighting us up.

LauraSari ,

Easy to listen to, easy to absorb, full of generous wisdom

I’d follow Sunny’s voice anywhere. And her relaxed delivery and warmth holds so much wise insight and life—and how we can live lives filled with much more joy, presence, and connection. I love the show!

Notbig ,

POWERFUL

This podcast is amazing. Sunny delivers multiple mind-blowing concepts each episode in a way that is organized, clear, and entertaining. You can tell she really has love for and a belief in you, the listener, even while telling you the hard truth! I am doing some serious re-thinking on aspects of my life because of what I’ve learned here, and I feel more empowered to do so. Thank you!

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