HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Lalah Delia on Vibrating Higher Daily

episode 76

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This episode is truly special and left me on a high afterwards for a few hours, literally buzzing with high vibes and love. Lalah’s calm spirit and gentle words are soothing to take in and her message is supportive, kind and inspiring. But it’s not until the end of the conversation that you learn why I was buzzing with excitement through the episode and what kind of psychic downloads I was receiving while Lalah was talking. She shares a big announcement that was Divinely timed to happen right here on this episode and I’m so honoured to share it with you!

 
 
 

“The rock bottom brought me to the high vibrational path.”

 
 

In This Episode We Discuss…

+ what rock bottom looked like for Lalah and why she decided to change her life
+ how she found faith and trust during her healing process
+ Lalah’s connection to her elders and how her Grandmother still protects her
+ the moment she realized growth and tests she received from the Universe 
+ how the food was a portal for Lalah’s healing process
+ how she started sharing her writing and the moment her audience built
+ how Lalah channels and allows Spirit to work through her and her writing
+ what she is writing about now
+ how Lalah celebrated the new moon 
+ Mercury Retrograde and contracts
+ Lalah’s self-care 
+ HUGE announcement from Lalah!

 
 

“Follow your gifts. They don’t come from you, they come through you to go out into the world.”

 
 

Jena Sophia on Transforming Your Subconscious Through PSYCH-K

episode 75

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I’m so excited for Jena Sophia to be making her podcast debut today on Manifest This! Especially because I know this is a topic that you’re going to enjoy and possibly even want to experience yourself. Jena is an advanced Psych-k facilitator, a Reiki Master and an intuitive of flower essences and truly a beautiful soul. Enjoy this episode!

 
 
 

“Only until we remove those energetic cords of discomfort, disagreement and get to a place of neutrality, that is how we’re going to change the world.” 

 
 

In This Episode We Discuss…

+ what is PSYCH-K and how does it work?
+ how Jena found it and why she is now a facilitator 
+ our thoughts, our energies and our beliefs from our subconscious 
+ how our beliefs are connected to illness
+ unbecoming subconscious conditioning through PSYCH-K
+ Jena’s Muslim upbringing and how it led to PSYCH-K
+ Jena’s spiritual practice 
+ the power in controlling reactions 
+  a lens of empowerment rather than the lens of a victim

 
 

“We are all worthy, no matter what. Once we realize that worthiness, we are able to create and see life through a lens of empowerment rather than the lens of a victim.”

 
 

Kate Van Horn on Intuitive Practices and Chakra Alignment

episode 72

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I didn’t really know anything about Kate before I reached out to her to have this interview. Quite a few Manifest This! listeners asked to hear from her and I’m so glad they did because Kate is such a light. From the moment we connected over email I felt an instant connect, as though I had known her forever. She’s an old, wise soul and is making ripple effect changes across the wellness world. Enjoy this beautiful conversation and remember to rate, review and subscribe to Manifest This! on iTunes.

 
 

“I have used my history and my story to foster community in the ways that I can and to promote intuitive practices to tap into your soul purpose.”

 
 

In This Episode We Discuss…

+ Kate’s intuitive decision to leave her home and uproot her life
+ Kate’s recovery from anorexia, depression and anxiety
+ how Kate reconnected to her intuition and how she receives  
+ children and intuition
+ intuitive eating - what it means and how to do it
+ checking in with chakras through meditation
+ games to strengthen your intuition 
+ future plans for The GOOD Fest
+ “the clearing” yoga

 
 

“I was blown away to live within the present moment, because that felt like pure relief.” 

 
 
 
 

“We can’t ‘should’ on ourselves.”

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.”

 
 

Nina Endrst on Overcoming Trauma and Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

episode 59

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Today I’m talking to Nina Endrst. Nina and I connected over Instagram and it really was divine timing. I didn’t even really know why I was interviewing her other than I was drawn to her, and I’m so glad I followed that feeling because she’s so interesting and so inspiring.

Nina's upbringing deeply influenced her approach to wellness. Her own chronic health issues and childhood trauma prompted her to leave her job in fashion – and deepen her yoga practice which ultimately led her down the teaching path.

Nina believes in the healing power of stillness, love, and acceptance. She guides but more importantly empowers students to live in their truth and align with their soul purpose. She is a nurturer, certified yoga, meditation guide, reiki practitioner, writer and spiritual mentor.

Nina and I chat about the childhood trauma she experienced and how it affected her life growing up, her intuitive move to Mexico, how she found healing through  yoga, learning to accept and forgive, motherhood and mindfully raising children, Nina’s spiritual journey, how she works with the chakras and so much more.

 
 

“There’s a difference between moving past something and moving through it.”

 
 

In this episode we discuss...

+ the childhood trauma (sexual abuse) that Nina experienced and how it affected her life as she grew up
+ her intuitive move to Mexico
+ how she found healing through yoga
+ having a spiritual relationship with yoga and meditation
+ learning to accept and forgive
+ how trauma can manifest into physical illness
+ lessons in healing yourself
+ motherhood and mindfully raising children
+ Nina’s offerings and how she works with the chakras
+ prioritizing your health and taking care of yourself

 
 

"You have to do what works for you, we’re all built differently.”

 
 

Purnima Chaudhari on Sharing Spiritual Gifts & the Transdermal Marma System

episode 58

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I am SO EXCITED that you’re joining me today because today I’m interviewing my healer. And not just a healer, Purnima is an angel on Earth. I swear it.

I met Purnima a few months back at a Manifest This! LIVE event, she was in the audience and came up to say hello after but after she sent one of her clients to me for an Akashic Records reading, I booked a reiki session with her on a whim. I had no idea how transformative it would be for me and for my life.

Purnima is truly gifted. She is a certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Reflexologist, Reiki Master and Esthetician. She is also the current Manitoba Chair for Ayurveda Association of Canada. She describes herself as a lifelong learner and has received received teaching from world renowned Ayurvedic practitioner Vaidya R. K. Mishra of the Shaka Vansiya Ayurveda (SVA) lineage. From him, she learnt how to do nadi pariksha (pulse assessment) along with Transdermal Marma treatment. She did this treatment on me and I felt my soul elevate out of my body. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever experienced and it’s so special because only a few people in the world know how to do this.

Purnima currently offers Ayurvedic consultations and therapies based on her SVA training. She educates people on how to cook authentic Ayurvedic tridoshic meals and the importance of food combinations and use of spices. Along with four seasonal Ayurvedic retreats and biannual Ayurvedic home detox, she regularly offers Ayurvedic treatments and energy healings with Reiki and IET. She has performed six distance reiki treatments on my daughter Ivy and you’ll hear in our conversation how transformative this has been for both Ivy and our family.

This episode is so special. 

 
 
 

“We are all one, we are connected. We can help each other and we have to, there is no other way.”

 
 

In This Episode We Discuss...

+ how Purnima found Ayurveda
+ Purnima’s teacher and guru, Vaidya R.K.Mishra
+ what is the Transdermal Marma System?
+ how I felt while (and after) receiving a Marma treatment from Purnima
+ Marma for self-healing
+ how Purnima learned about her spiritual gifts
+ the distance reiki that Purnima performed on Ivy and what that was like for her
+ how Purnima protects herself as a lightworker
+ what Purnima is working on in her spiritual journey
+ love as medicine

 
 

“I see a lot of good happening around the world. I choose to focus on that rather than all the negative.”

 
 

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.”