27 episodes

Your Aha! Life with Dr. Tonya Harris Cornileus is for high achievers who want more for their lives. More joy. More purpose. More fulfillment. This podcast shares stories of insight and inspiration from everyday guests who are learning to craft their Aha! lives by living in alignment with their innermost values.

Your Aha! Life Tonya Harris Cornileus

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8 • 21 Ratings

Your Aha! Life with Dr. Tonya Harris Cornileus is for high achievers who want more for their lives. More joy. More purpose. More fulfillment. This podcast shares stories of insight and inspiration from everyday guests who are learning to craft their Aha! lives by living in alignment with their innermost values.

    Move Past Fear and Pursue Your Dreams with Tiffany Goode

    Move Past Fear and Pursue Your Dreams with Tiffany Goode

    Move Past Fear and Pursue Your Dreams with Tiffany Goode - from Corporate Professional to Trumpetiste

    This episode is the epitome of what Your Aha! Life is all about. So much of Tiffany Goode's story amplifies the core beliefs of Your Aha! Life. What she shares drives home the belief that we don't have to choose between career success and personal fulfillment. We can have both. She provides insights and inspiration on how she moved on after being laid off. Instead of going right back into looking for a job pursuing work she had done previously, Tiffany decided it was time she pursued her passion for music. What once was a side hustle became her main thing. Tiffany Goode is now a Musician * TV & Film Music Composer and Producer * Ethnomusicologist * Private Instructor * Actress. Following in the footsteps of famous women trumpeters like Clora Bryant, Valaida Snow, Ernestine "Tiny" Davis, and Cynthia Robinson, Tiffany prefers to call herself a Trumpetiste. 

    Tiffany released her debut album, Today Was a Goode Day, on April 17, 2020, under her independent label, Goode Stuff Entertainment Records. In this episode, Tiffany plays a song off her album - Forward Movement. Tiffany's album can be found on all the major outlets, as she mentions in the podcast. Please go out and purchase, download, and leave a positive review. It matters. 

    Tiffany shares many Aha! Moments she experienced making the transition and the courage it took for her to face her fears and pursue her lifelong love of music. Her story is an inspiration to all of us, especially those who are in the middle of a transition. Stopping to ask, "What's Next?" can be a really powerful question that leads you down the path of your passion and purpose. 

    Although we had some audio difficulties, I hope that you were able to stick with this episode and glean the insights. Thanks so much for listening. I'm so grateful to all of you who listen to Your Aha! Life - The Podcast. It means so much to me. I'd love for you to give the podcast a 5-star rating, leave a review, and most importantly tell your friends about the podcast and share it with your networks. Thank you. I'll be back again soon with another episode. 


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    • 53 min
    How to Grow Through Life's Changes and Transitions

    How to Grow Through Life's Changes and Transitions

    The only thing constant in life is change. And change can be hard. So many people remain stuck in the past and never realize their potential. In this episode, I share practical tips on how you can grow through some of life's most difficult moments. 

    Using the Williams Bridges model of Change and Transitions (ending - neutral zone - new beginning), I overlay three important ways in which you can practice self-care during times of change and offer tangible actions at each phase of the transition journey. My desire for you is that as you navigate change and transition, you are able to get to the new beginning stronger, more confident, and ready to create the life you want and dream of having. 

    If this topic resonates with you or if you're in the midst of change and transition, read my blog article: 3 Ways to Care for Yourself During Life Transitions. 

    To learn more about the William Bridges model, read his bestselling book: Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes. After listening to this episode, I'd love to hear from you. Email me at tonya@yourahalife.com. 


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    • 59 min
    How Urgency and Overwhelm Show Up in the Mind and Body (with Dr. Sara Smith)

    How Urgency and Overwhelm Show Up in the Mind and Body (with Dr. Sara Smith)

    Listen in as Dr. Sara Smith and I discuss how urgency and overwhelm show up in our mind and body, how to recognize it, and what we can do to bring ourselves back to wholeness. Dr. Sara is a licensed physical therapist, yoga teacher, and intuitive coach who combines her expertise and extensive training in the mind-body connection to serve as a coach and mentor to high achieving and caring individuals. 

    Here is the link to the Core Confidence download that Sara mentioned in the podcast: Core Confidence 

    Here is the link to  Live & Lead from the Core coming very soon - the weekend of September 19. 

    Follow Dr. Sara Smith, DPT, RYT-200, CHC at www.drsarasmith.com




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    • 55 min
    Wabi-Sabi: Embracing Imperfect Beauty in Your Life

    Wabi-Sabi: Embracing Imperfect Beauty in Your Life

    In this episode, I'm so happy to be back with you solo and I have a great topic to share: Wabi Sabi: Embracing Imperfect Beauty in Your Life. Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese term that grew out of a Japanese aesthetic for imperfect beauty or the "Zen of Things." I define (or try to anyway) the meaning of wabi-sabi and how you can embrace it in your daily life to overcome the paralysis of perfectionism and pursue your goals and dreams. I quote and share throughout the episode, Richard Powell, author of Wabi-Sabi Simple. He said, "Wabi-Sabi nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: 

    Nothing lasts.
    Nothing is finished.
    Nothing is perfect.

    I repeat these three realities often throughout the episode and share examples. I also leave you with 6 practical ways you can practice wabi-sabi in your daily living. 
    Book Source: Koren, Leonard. Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers. Imperfect Publishing. 
    Please take the time to leave a review, like, rate, subscribe and download, and share with others in your network. I really want to expand my reach to others who will benefit from the insight and inspiration I share through Your Aha! Life. Thank you so much. 
    With gratitude,
    Tonya

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    • 47 min
    Embracing Midlife and Creating Your Midlife Strategy Road Map with Laura Rubin

    Embracing Midlife and Creating Your Midlife Strategy Road Map with Laura Rubin

    Listen in as I welcome Laura Rubin into a conversation on Embracing Midlife and Creating Your Midlife Strategy Road Map. Laura is The Midlife Strategist. She inspires women to embrace midlife with renewed energy and a sense of purpose by connecting to their true north. Laura is a speaker, writer, and the founder of the Midlife Strategy Road Map. In this episode we talk about overcoming the negative stigma of midlife, what to do when you start having that nagging feeling that there's something more or different for you to do, and writing your personal Midlife Manifesto so that you live life on your terms and see this time as your superpower. 

    You can connect with Laura through her website at www.lauramarierubin.com and on LinkedIn and Instagram @lauramarierubin. Laura has a Facebook group, Midlife Revolution. 

    Thanks so much for listening, I'm always so humbled when people tell me how much they look forward to upcoming episodes. You have plenty of choices out there and I am thankful you've chosen Your Aha! Life to be one of them. I wish you more joy, more purpose, more fulfillment. I'll be back with another episode. 


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    • 54 min
    The Unbound Life: My Conversation with Wendy Horng Brawer.

    The Unbound Life: My Conversation with Wendy Horng Brawer.

    Listen in as I welcome Wendy Horng Brawer into a conversation about The Unbound Life. 

    Wendy is an Educator. Embodiment and Personal Transformation Coach. Speaker. Business Consultant. Creator of Whole Human @ Work and This Unbound Life. She works at the intersection of organizational development, business strategy, and human development to unleash the potential within people, teams, and organizations with her company, the Intune Collective. 

    Wendy believes deeply in the potential within each person. Too often, we are bound by family and cultural expectations which prevent us from accessing the potential within us and becoming our fullest, most alive selves. Using somatic-based practices, Wendy coaches private clients to work and live from a place of passion, joy, and freedom, or what she calls an Unbound Life. 

     Wendy studied at the University of Michigan, Columbia University’s School of International Affairs, and has a master's degree in Educational Leadership. She’s also a graduate of Seth Godin’s altMBA program.

    You can also find the Intune Collective on Facebook 

    In the episode, Wendy mentioned the book, The Joy of Business by Simone Milasas. 

    If you have any questions, you may contact me at tonya@yourahalife.com. Thanks for Listening. 


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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
21 Ratings

21 Ratings

Circle Makers ,

Aha!

Abundance mindset and achieving like the 8% may be my favorites thus far.

Learning from people I have never met proves there is value in listening to unheard voices.

Keep sharing, Tonya!

Making maximum impact, Donald Knight

kerrif129 ,

Top Notch Podcast!!

An incredibly insightful podcast. Tonya really has a masterful way of sharing the wisdom and expertise of both her guests and herself.

karma_o ,

Let Your Guests Speak

I like this podcast & the guests you have on here. However, I feel you interrupt the guests too much & share too much of your perspective & it’s aggravating. It even sounds like it aggravates your guests. It’s great to pose questions, but please quit interjecting with your opinion, so extensively, at the expense of your guest sharing fully. Maybe you can have the occasional episode of sharing your own viewpoint. Possibly without a guest. But it’s frustrating, as it feels you too often monopolize the conversation to talk about yourself. Thanks.

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