A podcast about coming home to ourselves. Featuring raw conversations with special guests on topics related —but not limited—to burnout, mindset, fulfillment, transitions, wellness and so much more. I am your host Jessica Lock. This podcast is not about telling you what to do. I believe we all have the answers we need within. This podcast is here to inspire you, help you find clarity and maybe give you an extra nudge towards living wholeheartedly. And of course we'll be sharing tools and strategies from our guests to embrace your inner wisdom and live unleashed. Ready to dive in?
Karolina Rzadkowolska on why she decided to ditch alcohol and how that catapulted her life
Karolina has been alcohol-free since February 2018, and has used her empowering AF identity to achieve her greatest dreams, including working for herself while making an impact, building her passion business, and writing a book (Euphoric will be out in bookstores in January 2022). In addition to working with soul-seekers to transform their relationships with alcohol, she also specializes in the beautiful aftermath of finding freedom: giving voice to new dreams and goals. Karolina lives in San Diego with her husband and sweet Samoyed.
In today’s episode Karolina shares:
How alcohol became this magical elixir for her as a teenager to be more open and extroverted
Noticing how her weekend drinking was affecting other areas of her life
Getting into the root of her limiting beliefs associated with alcohol
Stumbling upon scientific studies that explained why she felt the way she did from alcohol (hint hint it affects our pleasure system)
The social pressure, stigma and dialogue around alcohol
How giving up alcohol has opened her up for more possibilities and ways of being
Rather you're interested in an alcohol free life or just curious about it, come join this inspiring conversation!
Under-cover series: Why I quit my career and the lessons I learned along the way
Welcome to the under-cover series. In between guests interviews you'll find me here, under a blanket sharing some reflections and lessons. Today's episode I talk a bit more about my story, how I got into advertising, realizing I was out of alignment, the magic of slowing down, how to make space to hear yourself and lessons I learned from walking away from my career.
Mary Jelkovsky on recovering from an eating disorder and sharing the gift of self love
*Hello dear viewers today's topic is a sensitive one. We talk about body image, eating disorders and recovery.*
Mary Jelkovsky is the author of The Gift of Self Love, a workbook to help you build confidence, recognize your worth, and learn to finally love yourself. Written like a letter to a close friend, this self-improvement book provides practical advice and exercises that will help you finally love yourself.
Mary is a published author, TEDx speaker, and women’s self-love retreat host. Her story has also been featured in places like Teen Vogue, TEDx, and Health Magazine because unfortunately, too many women know what it’s like to struggle with self-love and body-image. Mary is committed to changing this trend by inspiring thousands of women through her book, social media, podcast, online courses, and worldwide self-love retreats.
**In today’s episode Mary shares:**
How her body image issues started at a young age, training for bikini fitness competitions.
How her body rebelled and started to say no.
Her recovery journey moving to Canada and tuning out the external voices.
How her relationships with her friends and family changed.
What she's learned from her younger sister.
and how she hopes to help other women embark on their journey of self love.
Raven Rose on sacred cycles, ancestral healing and listening to our bodies
I am so excited for today's conversation. I feel like this topic should be in school curriculums. My guest today is Raven Rose.
Raven is a reproductive health herbalist and traditional medicine practitioner. She has studied women’s Herbalism and traditional healing practices in Denver, Colorado, the Yucatán, and the Peruvian Amazon. In her journey, Raven was able to overcome debilitating period pain through embracing her cyclical body, restoring ancestral wisdom, and connection to nature. In her work she helps others bring balance to their cyclical bodies through connection with plants, ancestral guides, and grounded spiritual practice.
In today’s episode Raven shares:
Her own journey in healing her menstrual cycle
Learning to recognize when your body is trying to tell you something
Her experience with Kambo and how it helps her clients detoxify spiritually, mentally and physically
How our menstrual phases are connected to the phases of the moon and how we can leverage that energy to our advantage and get into a state of flow as opposed to pushing
How we go through different cycles of creation and destruction
How to connect with your cycle wisdom
Farihah Begum on social media, inner healing and benefits of therapy
Farihah Begum, also known as Shukie, is an engineer, yoga guide, and food blogger. She loves to share wellness tips, not just through meditation, movement, and nutrition, but also through her experiences in improving her mental health. Shukie shares candidly about her experiences such as growing up in the south asian community in Brooklyn, mental health stigmas and overall wellness. This is another conversation where we could've chatted for hours!
In today’s episode Shukie shares:
Her grandma's memory and influence on her
Dealing with anxiety and depression and how yoga helped her
How therapy benefitted her
Mental health and beauty standards in the South Asian community
Toxic positivity in the wellness industry and how it's shifting
Her detox from social media to make space for herself
How we make rules to feel better but end up restricting ourselves
Karen Gross on communication that sings and how she aligned her double life
Electric. This is how I'll describe today's guest. For nearly two decades, Karen lived a double life: writer by day, singer by night. She gradually realized that her two worlds were not worlds apart (though the outfits might be). Both words and songs have the power to inspire, inform, connect, and comfort us. And, to Karen, powerful writing and singing share the same goals: to Be candid. Be clear. Be compelling.
That’s why she's passionate about Communication that sings™
She launched Karen Gross Enterprises, in 2013 to connect—and help others connect—with audiences through words, songs, and speeches. She's collaborated with some of the most influential, pioneering leaders and organizations, crafting messages that resonate and get results. Before starting her own company, Karen spent over a decade as a communications manager, magazine and newspaper editor, reporter, and publicist. Simultaneously, she was also performing and studying voice, cabaret, and comedy in New York City and Philadelphia. She's been singing since she can remember and performing professionally since graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Wesleyan University.
In today’s episode Karen shares:
Her passion and love for words.
Her journey integrating writing and singing in a way that's aligned to her.
Working through imposter syndrome, why perfectionism is an illusion.
Opening herself up for help and support.
The power of asking (and receiving!)
How things are getting more interesting with age.
And a lot more! come join this juicy conversation!
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