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Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik on Sharing with Intention to Create a Community

episode 67

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The Queens of Podcasting are on Manifest This! today and they’re sharing everything from spilling it all to the masses to intentionally sharing to their spiritual journey to their dream Almost 30 guests.

Krista Williams is a social media influencer and creator/editor of the blog, The Hundred Blog. Hundred stands for keep it one hundred (her life motto). She has been featured in Women's Health, Self Magazine, Refinery29 and various other outlets. She partners closely to share her honest perspective with cutting edge thoughtful brands, like Airbnb, Adidas, Free People and Starwood Hotel Group to name a few.

Lindsey Simcik is a creator, an actor, a writer and a Senior Soul Cycle instructor. She is re-defining success by the day and using her hustle to make waves in and out of her main offices in Santa Monica. Beyond the daily life of being a co-founder and host of their iTunes top rated podcast, she shines regularly as a print and fit model for brands such as Asics, Elie Tahari, and Carbon38, and as various characters, like “Alicia”, a quirky Australian blogger, on her YouTube channel.  Lindsey was also recently caught playing a spin instructor on a hit ABC Network show.

Almost 30 is making a global impact with over 4 million downloads in 2 years and has been called 'Your Virtual Best Friends' by Coveteur. Almost 30 is a global community with fans in over 150 countries with hosted events all over the world and is quickly becoming more than just a podcast, it is a thriving community and movement.

 
 
 
 

“If you show up in a really authentic and vulnerable way, people will respond.”

 
 

In this episode we discuss…

+ being in the feminine and the masculine and what this means to Krista and Lindsey
+ sharing your truth as a method of healing
+ how the success of Almost 30 has impacted the way they see themselves
+ how Almost 30 has influenced their spiritual journey 
+ Krista and Lindsey’s dream Almost 30 guests
+ what Krista and Lindsey are most proud of in this moment

 
 

“You would be robbing the world of your talent and your ideas and your gifts if you didn’t take steps forward to make it happen.”

 
 

Manifestation and My Trip to LA

episode 64

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I just got back from a trip to LA where I co-hosted an event with Krista Williams and Lindsey Simcik from the Almost 30 Podcast, I recorded an episode with them and also recorded an episode with Groomed LA. The entire trip was manifested and came to fruition in just a few months and I’m so excited to share with you how I did this and what’s coming up!

 
 
 

“Everything has happened so quickly, it’s manifesting so fast and yet none of it really feels surprising.”

 
 

IN THIS EPISODE I DISCUSS…

+how I manifested my recent trip to LA (what I actually did)
+ how I felt when we first arrived in LA and what we did there
+ what I learned from my event with Almost 30 podcast
+ how the Universe is working with me
+ how I will support you with your manifestations

 

Morgan Yakus on Hypnosis and Visualizing the Life You Want

episode 62

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Morgan Yakus is probably one of my biggest expanders and inspirations. Like really, I want to continue to RISE and build the success she’s built. She’s so kind, so genuine, so humble and leads from her heart centre. When we recorded this interview we talked for over two hours afterwards. I felt like I’ve known her forever and cannot wait to meet her in person one day.

Morgan is a 20 year fashion veteran and former owner of No.6 store in New York's Little Italy, she experienced everything she wanted to do before leaving fashion, including styling Lauryn Hill's for her Miss Education Tour, PR for Gucci and designing and curating vintage inspiration for many influential designers. Her natural departure from fashion gave way to her truest calling as a Human Cartographer and bicoastal wellness expert who works with clients around the world, facilitating active meditation, modern integrative hypnosis and teaching NLP techniques one to one, on retreats, in companies and with large groups, helping clients map and design the life they desire.

She has been listed top five practitioners by VOGUE to the fashion world and has hosted, spoken and taught at events in the U.S. and all over Europe, In Goop Health Conference, SXSW Wellness as well as held a monthly residency at the Soho House among others. With this work she has created hypnotic art experiences at The Sound Thought Festival in Glasgow, Scotland, Obonjan Island, Croatia and held a healing residency at the Ace Hotel in New York & CAP Beauty. Morgan has written for and has been featured in publications such as VOGUE, Elle UK, GOOP  French Glamour, Dutch VOGUE, Man Repeller, Well + Good, Mind Body Green, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Free + Native and more.

And she’s the woman who introduced me to the Akashic Records.

 
 

“It’s the state we’re looking for, not the thing. It’s the feeling that drives us.”

 

In This Episode We Discuss…

+ Morgan’s 20 year background in fashion
+ how the spiritual path chose Morgan
+ why she became a hypnotist 
+ the importance of patience and getting clear about what you want to be doing
+ what ’NLP’ is and the ‘looping’ that we have in our brain
+ past life regression
+ what her work ‘Human Cartography’ is 
+ re-programming our memories
+ how visual mantras work
+ how to change thought patterns in our minds

 

“Everything is hypnosis essentially.”

 

Rosie Acosta on Taking Risks to Love Your Life

episode 53

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Today I’m speaking with Rosie Acosta. I met Rosie randomly through email. I was looking around for podcasts that I could pitch myself to be a guest on, to talk about the Records, and found Rosie’s show Radically Loved. I wrote an email to her and she replied immediately. She told me that she actually receives hundreds and hundreds of emails for her show and isn’t able to get back to even half of them but something about my words and my email struck her. She needed to connect.

And honestly, from that moment I felt as though I’ve known Rosie forever. A true soul sister! We’ve only spoken twice – she interviewed me, I interviewed her (and I also read her Records) but the conversation flowed so freely, so effortlessly, I really think you’re going to enjoy learning from her!

Rosie Acosta is an Inspirational Speaker, Yoga & Meditation Teacher and a Yoga Teacher Trainer, a Holistic Health Coach. As the founder of Radically Loved: Yoga, Health + Wellness, she is also the host of the Radically Loved Radio podcast.

In all her work, Rosie teaches and practices being guided by RADICAL LOVE every day and connecting to that through yoga, diet, affirmation, self-inquiry, and curiosity. In helping others find their unique gifts and fire within, she aims to create practices and connect with people in a way that will help everyone live radically loved lives together. 

In our conversation we discuss Rosie's childhood around drugs, alcohol and violence and her personal experience with alcohol and drugs, when she found yoga and how that changed her life path, choosing a sober life to serve our higher purpose, why Rosie quit her job during the recession and how to know when it’s time to change your life and how important it is to celebrate the process, not just the result.

And stay tuned for the end of the episode to hear how I switch up the last question for this episode and all future ones going forward.

 
 

“I started to really feel the interconnectedness of mind, body and spirit because I would feel so much more connected when I would move my body.”

 
 

We Discuss...

+ Rosie's childhood around drugs, alcohol and violence
+ Rosie's experience with alcohol and drugs
+ when she found yoga and how that changed her life path
+ choosing a sober life to serve our higher purpose
+ the 12-step process
+ why Rosie quit her job during the recession
+ how to know when it’s time to change your life
+ how Rosie expanded her business from teaching yoga to being a coach, a podcast host, a speaker and more
+ celebrating the process, not just the result
+ why I’m changing up the last question I ask at the end of the show

 
 

“Tap into that wisdom and that knowledge that we have within us to guide us.”

 
 

Ksenia Avdulova on Manifesting, Divine Timing, and Stepping Into Your Truth

episode 52

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Today’s guest is Ksenia Avdulova, the creator of the internationally renowned and celebrated brand and movement, Breakfast Criminals and ALSO more recently, the creator of crystal criminals and the host of the Woke & Wired podcast.

Ksenia is a really interesting person. I find her story fascinating. She mentions in the episode that she’s been incarnated into this current life to motivate and inspire others and that truly is her gift.

A few things about this episode –

You’ll hear the sound of crows in the background. There are a lot of crows that live in our neighbourhood. I actually called the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre here one time about them because I found one with an injured wing and the woman I spoke to told me that crows travel together in families and set up a home in one location that really does become their home…they live there for years and years and years. I really respect the crows in our neighbourhood and I love them a lot! And it’s interesting that they came into this episode because honestly, they’re crowing outside ALL the time and I record these episodes with my windows open all the time…but for some reason they haven’t come through before. Ksenia suggested that I look into what they mean as spirit animals and so I did.

I learned that crows are a TOTEM animal, which means they are a spiritual being, a sacred object or a symbol a tribe, clan, family or individual. Some Native American tribe's tradition provides that each person is connected with nine different animals that will accompany him or her through life, acting as guides.

This caught my attention right away because totem animals have been coming into my consciousness a lot lately. My Masters, Teachers and Loved Ones in my Akashic Records are using them as symbols for me, instructing me to learn about certain animals to make sense of things happening in my life. I had never heard of the concept of ‘totem animal’ aside from animals on ‘totem poles’ but all of this is now fascinating to me and I’m diving deep into learning more about it.

Anyways, a crow used to have a bad reputation, symbolizing bad luck and death but our new ear has brought upon new meanings for this gorgeous and very special bird. The crow now symbolizes a new phase in someone’s life. If you find yourself seeing crows all the time, take some time to discover yourself on a deeper level because you may be going through a period of personal transformation and growth. A crow can also mean intelligence, flexibility and destiny.

So, onto Ksenia. She’s a New York-based entrepreneur, an embodiment of the new paradigm and has created the award-nominated media platform Breakfast Criminals with over 100K+ followers through the intuitive guidance she received in meditations. From journeying to the mountaintops of India to studying a variety of energetic practices like QiGong and Reiki, she understands the power that opens up when you combine expanding your consciousness, digital technology, and unstoppable action.

In our conversation, we discuss her personal story of growth and discovery, how she has manifested the abundant life she lives now, honouring where you come from, improving and getting better in your skills and practice, stepping into something you’re meant to be doing in this world and a really interesting topic that we haven’t covered on the show yet, balancing spirituality and technology. She also shares her tips on HOW to build a large online following and how she monetized her brand.

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I enjoyed having it!

 
 

“I believe that I’m going to be guided to where I need to be."

 
 

In This Episode We Discuss...

+ Ksenia’s unique story personal story that has taken her around the world
+ what happened after she lost her apartment, her job and her boyfriend in New York
+ how ballet school plays a huge part in Ksenia’s story
+ how Ksenia started Breakfast Criminals and built it to what it is today
+ how Ksenia monetized Breakfast Criminals
+ honouring where you come from, improving and getting better
+ Ksenia’s nomadic year abroad
+ online dating
+ Ksenia’s spiritual journey
+ stepping into something you’re meant to be doing in this world
+ building a large online community and following
+ Ksenia’s new podcast Woke & Wired
+ balancing spirituality and technology
+ crystals

 
 

“It’s not so much the words that we share but the energy that we put in anything that we put out into the world that ends up determining how it affects the world and the people who come in touch with it.”

 
 

Ally Maz on Healing Girls (and Ourselves) Through Yoga, Real Talk & Love

episode 51

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Today’s guest is the amazing Alex Mazerolle, also known as Ally Maz. I recently learned that she and I have a ton of mutual friends and it’s kind of crazy that we’ve never met in person but that will change soon. Also, I call her Alex in the recording but now call her Ally. She goes by both names. 

Ally is a writer, entrepreneur and yoga teacher. She is the founder of Girlvana Yoga, Ladyvana Retreats and the co-owner of Distrikt Movement. She is a lady on a mission to help womxn come together and rise. She is passionate about real talk and the healing & transformative power of movement. Ally is a lululemon ambassador, has taught and lent her yoga expertise to the Vancouver Canucks, Common, the app YOGIFY, EA Sports, Marie Claire UK and Flare Magazine. She has taught multiple Wanderlust Festivals, Prairie Love Festivals, and was a Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist from the Chamber of Commerce in North Vancouver.

In our conversation we chat about why Ally believes yoga is a political act, the importance of teaching consent and body ownership to young people, gender fluidity, period positivity, body positivity, sexual freedom and a new liberal generation coming up, losing your virginity as a teenager, ally’s relationship with her body now and she gets very REAL and passionate about privilege and access to the work she’s doing.

This is a really inspiring conversation, very unique to anything that’s been on the show thus far and I’m really proud to air it. I hope you love it, too.

 

"Yoga is a political act.”

 
 

“There’s so much medicine and power in laughter.”

 

In This Episode We Discuss...

+ Ally’s relationship with yoga
+ what Girlvana is and why Ally started it
+ how Girlvana can help heal young girls
+ how girls respond and transform at Girlvana
+ what is Ladyvana?
+ the importance of teaching consent and body ownership to young people
+ gender fluidity, period positivity, body positivity, sexual freedom and a new liberal generation coming up
+ Ally’s relationship with her body now
+ Girlvana teacher training
+ Ally’s passion around privilege and access to the work she’s doing
+ Ally’s upcoming book

 

“I am in a relationship with loving myself each and everyday and some days are really beautiful and some days are harder.”

 

Ellen Fisher on Unschooling and Following Your Heart

episode 45

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I want to take a moment to deeply thank you for all of your feedback and love on my special birthday episode that I shared last week – 33 Things that I’ve Learned in 33 Years – so many of you told me that my words brought you to tears and that means the world to me.
I was talking to one of my close girlfriends Alexandra Dawson, former podcast guest (episode 10) about how I wished I had included one more lesson and she suggested that I share it today as a good luck lesson “you always need an extra for good luck!” she said.

So here it is…

Appreciate your body. Love your body. LIVE in your body. Respect your body.

This is one that I’m always working with. I constantly find myself looking back at photos of myself thinking “I looked so good then…” or “wow..I was so fit then..” when in reality, I’m still wearing the same clothes, they fit the same…the shape of my body may have changed a little here and there but for the most part, I look the same now as I did in the photographs that I always look back on. It’s my mind that sees someone different in the mirror. And here’s the thing – my body made a baby, birthed a baby medication free and has breastfed her now for almost 21 months. My body healed itself naturally after being burnt in a house-fire. My body has overcome an eating disorder. The list goes on and I’m sure you have similar stories about what your amazing body has done for you. Because our bodies work SO HARD every single day for us so something that I’m constantly working on, my “lesson for good luck” is to constantly love and accept the ebbs and flows of my body as it evolves with time and life.

Let’s talk about today’s guest – Ellen Fisher.
Ellen is such an effortless force. I started watching her YouTube videos years ago and fell in love with her vibrant, healthy, natural lifestyle in Maui Hawaii. Sharing now with an audience of half a million people, Ellen’s become a world-wide resource and role model for veganism, gentle parenting, home birthing and breastfeeding. In our chat we talk about how she and her husband Andrew manifested their move from California to Hawaii, why they did it and how they made it happen, we talk about unschooling and Ellen’s thoughts on the traditional school system, we talk about raising vegan children and what to do if you have a picky eater and we also talk about how social media has helped Ellen build up her confidence and improve her relationship with herself.

 

"Living is learning.”

 

In This Episode We Discuss...

+ why Ellen & her family decided to move to Hawaii from California and how they made it happen
+ tips Ellen has for others who want to move somewhere else
+ how Ellen has achieved financial freedom for her and her family
+ Ellen’s social media career
+ breastfeeding & milk sharing
+ our feelings around education
+ unschooling and allowing children to be ‘free thinkers’
+ raising children vegan
+ tips on getting your children to eat more fruits and vegetables
+ outside negativity and how to overcome it

 

"I really believe that we are all born vegan in our mind and in our hearts.”

 

33 Things I've Learned in 33 Years

episode 44

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Today is my birthday! I’m 33 years old today and so far this has been the most incredible year of my life. I really feel like for the first time in my life I’m living my Divine purpose. I have found my place, my purpose, my role in this life and I am so, so happy. So today I am going to share with you, in no particular order, 33 things I’ve learned in my 33 years of life. 

 

In This Episode I Discuss...

+ 33 of the most important lessons that I've learned in my 33 years of life
+ my Akashic Records readings
+ the winners of the free Akashic Records readings

 

“Once I let go of competition with myself and other people, I felt so much more at peace.”

 

Amelia Barnes on Light After Loss and Healing the Planet One Garment at a Time

episode 41

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Each and every week I have the honour of sitting down with an extraordinary woman who is creating and living the life that she wants to live to talk about manifestation, spirituality, wellness, entrepreneurship, motherhood and more all with the intention of inspiring you to connect to your highest self so that you can manifest magic in your life! And today I’m talking to Amelia Barnes.

You may recognize her from her yoga videos on oneOeight or from her popular Instagram account @ameliayoga or perhaps you own one or many pieces from her eco-friendly clothing line, Prana Vida.

I started following Amelia back in 2014 when she was publicly sharing her grieving process after losing her son Landon on Instagram. Landon only lived for four days but touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around the world and continues to do so today. We’ll talk more about him and the work Amelia did to process her grief as well as what she’s up to now, as a mom to her daughter Lily, a business owner, why she cares about making her clothing eco-friendly and what that even means and also about her new vegan and zero waste lifestyle.

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IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS...

+ Amelia’s son Landon
+ how Amelia used writing and sharing to process and overcome her grief
+ how the power of social media can help us heal
+ ICP signs and symptoms
+ Amelia’s business Prana Vida
+ the new materials she's using in her summer collection and why
+ Amelia’s new lifestyle as a zero waste vegan
+ grocery shopping as a zero waste vegan
+ raising vegan children

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Monique Pantel on Finding Your Purpose & Giving Yourself Permission to Embrace What You Love

episode 36

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I'm super excited to share today's episode with you because it's the recording from my first ever Manifest This LIVE! event that I held a few weeks ago on Earth Day here in Winnipeg.

I wish you ALL could've been there (and thank you so so so much to those who came out) the energy in the room was HIGH VIBE in every sense - it was so positive, so full of love, so inspiring, over 70 people came out, which was 20 over capacity and honestly it was such an incredible experience, I can't wait to do another one on MAY 16! I'll be interviewing Kiera Fogg, President and Creator of Little Box of Rocks at McNally Robinson in Winnipeg and we'll also be celebrating the launch of her book Crystal Gridwork: The Power of Crystals and Sacred Geometry to Heal, Protect, and Inspire. You can learn more about that event here.  

Monique Pantel was everything and more that I hoped she'd be as my first Manifest This! LIVE guest - she's inspiring, well-spoken, so intelligent, so insightful and after the event I received so many messages from women telling me how it was the best part of their weekend and that they felt SO inspired to enter the week as their best selves. I hope you feel the same way, too!

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IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS...

+ how she made the transition from her previous business, Prairie Yogi, to running her own photography business
+ why she chose to be a photographer
+ what it was like breaking off her partnership with her previous business owner (and friend)
+ giving yourself permission to be who you are and embrace what you love
+ her experiences traveling the world as an International Photographer
+ Monique's Heart Projects
+ how the book "The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity" changed her life and how she views herself as an artist
+ why Monique became vegan and how it's changed her
+ Q&A from the audience

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Thank you so much to our partners Generation Green, Peg City Yoga and Little Box of Rocks who helped make this event and episode happen!

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