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Author: Clarissa Kristjansson

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The transition to menopause can be a time of reflection and inspiration. Although transitions of any kind can be inherently difficult, many women experience a newfound sense of freedom and anticipate personal growth. Join Clarissa Kristjansson a menopause and mindfulness coach and author of The Mindful Menopause, as she interviews guests to hear their stories of struggle and success through midlife and findings ways to live well. If you want to feel inspired, supported and empowered this is the podcast for you.
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Brave Wisdom

Brave Wisdom

2019-11-1300:45:41

Are you a business leader that feels like you are sleepwalking through life right now? Then this podcast episode is for youIn this episode Clarissa talks with Lisa Duerre the CEO and co-founder of RLD Group.  As a featured speaker, business coach, #1 International bestselling author, and many times a work-from-home parent, over the last 25 years Lisa has helped more than 25,000 employees build a more meaningful connection between work and home.Lisa shares how she guides business leaders in bridging the gap between the life they desire and the one they’re living through right now. She shares steps on how to get what they need in order to be successful.And we talk about how to open great conversations rather than the usual ' how are you? I'm soooo busy ...' Instead how to get your work noticed without bragging and open the way to curiosity and conversation. It is easy and fun!!
Are you a salmon fighting to get upstream? Would you like a different way to live? To live effortlessly in the flow of life?In this episode Clarissa has the pleasure to interview spiritual mentor Irina Baker. With Irina’s 3 Master’s Degrees, extensive studies in spirituality and hypnosis, five books,including a best-seller, two entrepreneurial awards, more than 20 years of professional experience and a profound personal spiritual journey, Irina knows what she is talking aboutIrina shares her personal journey from Soviet to building a new life in the US. She shares insights into her Radiant Mastery System™, that has taken her more than 20 years to develop and perfect. Sharing how when you apply spiritual solutions to physical problems you can live effortless in flow. Irina gives great real-life examples of how she has helped her clients transform their lives in all areas of life including money, career, health, relationships and even happiness.
Gifted By Grief

Gifted By Grief

2019-10-1500:26:43

This week's episode seems very pertinent as my FB feed is filled with friends dealing with death and dying. And sadly it is a feature later in our lives as we get deeper into mid-life.In this episode Clarissa talks with Jane Duncan Rogers, an award-winning author, Life and Death coach and speaker who is passionate about creating a world where dying, death and grief are considered a natural, normal and nourishing part of conversation, with end of life plans becoming as commonplace as birth plans.We talk about what a good death means; how to prepare well for the best end of life possible (even when we don't know how or when that will happen), and bringing death to life.And the link to mindfulness? Living mindfully is about awareness, acceptance and choice and one which we think fits well with creating a death plan.RELATED LINKS: Author's Website: http://beforeigosolutions.comOnline program: https://beforeigosolutions.com/the-big-method/Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/beforeigosolutions/
Today more women than ever are starting their online businesses because they want to be independent, do work that they LOVE and have more time for their families. In this episode Clarissa talks to visionary digital entrepreneur Lauren Kinghorn. A heart centred influencer, writer and founder of a number of niche websites. We talk entrepreneurship, balancing family and work passion, the importance of mentors and how A Course in Miracles helps to support to support Lauren as she continues to build her business as a digital entrepreneur bringing women together from around the world.If you are a female entrepreneur looking to connect and grow check out Lauren on LinkedIn and get involved https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenkinghorn/
Is there a correlation between coaching and sailing? My guest Taryn Laakso, a life coach, would a resounding yes to that!!In this episode Taryn shares her love of the human dynamics that are called forth when encountering difficult choices in the space of divorce and parenting, She shares the wisdom she has gained from her own real-life experiences as a single mom holding a full-time job and raising two amazing daughters. And how her passion for sailing , the need to Set your course (Goals, Seek out a crew (Community) and  Grab a life preserver (Self Care) is central to how she is helping her clients discover personal strengths so they can live full and authentic lives by helping unlock the amazing potential inside them.
One big challenge that a lot of people face is the number of distractions that keep us from doing our most important work. While work boundaries can be difficult to establish. So much so that we end up thinking about work all the time, even when we're resting or on vacationIn this episode Clarissa talks with Travis Baird is a mindful business coach, speaker, and founder of Mindful Productive where he helps ambitious professionals to get the clarity, confidence, and control they need to do their best work without burnout or overwhelm. Travis shares his journey from classical musician, burnout and finding a new away to live and work. If you're looking for insights into managing those distractions or how do you approach getting focused in the morning and maintaining that focus during the day. Tune in!! In addition here is 5-minute mindful morning routine (made just for you )it: https://mindfulproductive.com/little-breathing-space
Re-Birthing Your Identity

Re-Birthing Your Identity

2019-09-1900:43:21

Can we re-birth our identity and if so how often should we do this? In this episode Clarissa interviews Melissa Howard. Melissa left her full-time job to re-invent her life on her own terms. She believed there were more fulfilling and creative ways of living — and she found it. Today, as a professional confidence strategist, coach, speaker and empowerment photographer, Melissa ignites the lives of others to create lasting change and reach their highest potential by developing a peak performance mindset in a way that is fun, honest & filter-free! Bridging the gap has never been so god damn fun and filter-free.If you have enjoyed this episode and feel it's time for you to re-birth then connect with Melissa on https://www.e-volveglobal.com/
Growing Beyond Burnout

Growing Beyond Burnout

2019-07-2400:27:38

In this episode Clarissa interviews her colleague and fellow coach Sarah Bellorini about her remarkable transition from career crisis in middle management marketing to a connected leader creating sustainable change for others.Sarah shares her journey from a burnout that precipitated an early menopause. And how she made the internal transformation from confusion and low confidence to clarity about who she is today In the interview we touch on energy leadership, creativity and mandalas and Sarah's unique offering to others wanting to ditch their confusion and become connected, confident and creative leaders.  
Life's A Dance

Life's A Dance

2019-03-1900:25:55

 How do you use FUN and PLAY to stay in the present moment?   That's what I asked this weeks guest Lora Cheadle  - Life Choreographer™ Author, National Radio Host, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Dancer, We discuss how our bodies are the external expression of ourselves, our minds are the internal expression of our being. Because our minds create our reality, we can change our reality by changing the way we think.Changing the messages we give ourselves starts by recognizing and transforming self-defeating thoughts or beliefs. Through hypnosis, visualization or imagery, our minds become actively engaged in filtering out negative, non-beneficial messages and our body and spirit respond to our mental state and become attuned to the positive that is around us.
Mind Body Joy

Mind Body Joy

2019-01-3000:31:59

You know those moments when life throws everything at you and you think you will never be happy again?My guest in this episode is Joy Fairhall, positive psychologist and mindfulness teacher with a special focus on grief. In her own  “I began my journey to learn more about the mind and body and joy over 21 years ago when my husband passed away quite suddenly when I was 37 and my children were 12 and 14,” Joy explains. “That moment changed our lives forever.  Joy works with people to create a better awareness about their unique mind-body link in the knowledge an individual’s strengths, even during the most challenging times of life, will support them to live the life they desire and deserve.  
Healing Through Horses

Healing Through Horses

2019-01-2300:47:41

 As a horse lover I know that horses can be our best friends and they understand use, they can see into our hearts and truths.  In this week's episode I interview Andrea Halt a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach who with her 7 horses run Withers Whisper in Eaton, Colorado. She helps professionals needing to find balance in their life or looking to discover what makes their heart sing again. She also works with couples who are wanting to take their relationship to another level. If divorce is the answer she and the horses help them heal the unfinished business.  For more information you can connect with Andrea at https://witherswhisper.com
Soul Connection

Soul Connection

2019-01-0900:31:31

 Do you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of “to do”…pulled in different directions juggling and playing catch-up but wish you could take time off to feed your soul and recharge your batteries? In this week's episode transformation coach and healer Devora Gil Berkowitz shares her own personal story of trauma, recover from PTSD, and struggle with chronic illness. And how self-compassion helped her transform and the ways in which she supports people pulled in different directions -- to tap into their Divine Connection for better work-life balance.   We talk about how we can feel more present and calm ,healthier and happier. The importance of giving yourself a pat on the back, appreciating yourself and allowing a little breathing space into your life. 
 Would you like to eat what you want, stop when you want, lose weight and do this all without having to diet or exercise? Sounds like my kind of thing. In this episode hear host Clarissa talk with Sora Vernikoff the author and founder of the Eat What You Want! Stop When You Want! A No-Diet, Weight-Loss Program about why diets don't work and how using two simple eat and stop yourself techniques so that now you can be a healthy weight without having to diet. 
Focus and Slay Your Goals

Focus and Slay Your Goals

2018-12-1700:31:11

Do you always feel ‘overwhelmed’ with ALL your goals? As uncomfortable as it is feels achieving your goals is all about focus. Hear host Clarissa interview David Essel who has been highly endorsed by individuals like the late Wayne Dyer, and celebrity Jenny McCarthy says “David Essel is the new leader of the positive thinking movement.“We discuss his 10th book, a number one bestseller, called “focus! Slay your goals. And why FOCUS! Is what it takes, to create the life you want right now. Why multi-tasking, work-balance, and the law of attraction are holding you back!
Mindful Dating

Mindful Dating

2018-12-1200:29:44

How does a person “open more to love? Could bringing love and awareness to the dating process change many of our experiences in a digital world where swiping has become the norm? Hear host Clarissa interview Catherine Auman LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) is a spiritual psychotherapist and the Director of The Transpersonal Counseling Center in Los Angeles, CA on how to bring a mindful approach to today's dating scene. We talk about how is Tantric Dating different from conventional dating, how we see dating as part of our spiritual journey.
Clearing Your Head Trash

Clearing Your Head Trash

2018-12-0500:31:40

Your unconscious blueprint™ dictates your level of confidence, self-esteem, results, and capacity to change, in all areas of your life. So says my guest on this episode Sue Lester.Specializing in clearing ‘head trash’, Sue Lester is Australia’s leading expert in optimizing unconscious blueprints™. Sue shares her insights on creating lasting behavioral change through mindset shifts, ‘head trash clearing’ and unconscious blueprint optimization. She helps successful people shed the imposter syndrome and put the ‘I’ back into their L_VES so they feel successful inside too, reigniting their sense of purpose and zest for life’s challenges. Sue Lester is the author of "The Face Within: How To Change Your Unconscious Blueprint"
How can we be happy, even in uncertain times? In this episode, Clarissa talks to Lisa Zawistowski on how to find your happy Get Clear + Get Real + Get Going = Get What You Want and create a life you ridiculously LOVE .Lisa is owner and heart-centered CEO at www.smallsteps2bigchange.com, a happiness and success coach, writer, blogger, and author of the upcoming book “Get What You Want-The Mindset: How to Get Clear, Get Real and Get Going to Create a Life You Ridiculously Love”
Overcoming Self-Sabotage

Overcoming Self-Sabotage

2018-11-2100:38:10

Are you getting in your own way of living a happy, healthy fulfilled life? This is self-sabotage!In this episode Clarissa talks with Chris Stefanick life coach and host of the podcast Choice Conversations about self-sabotage, why it happens and how to overcome this common habit. As a life coach, Chris works one on one with those who want to take their life to the next level. Specializing in holistic health, habit formation, and overcoming self-sabotage. Hear his tips on how to make the positive changes he discusses on Choice Conversations.
How can the practice of yoga help us to cultivate our inner shine? In today's episode host Clarissa Hughes talks with Sindy Warren yoga teacher and author of Radi8 -- Using the Practice of Yoga to Cultivate Your Inner Shine. We talk about a modern yogi's take on the continued relevance of the Yoga Sutras, the classic text of yoga philosophy. And how your yoga practice is another way to practice mindfulness.
Jag Kan Allt Jag Vill

Jag Kan Allt Jag Vill

2018-11-0600:24:16

Today the episode is in Swedish!! Här pratar jag med Mattias Andersson som har stammat så länge han kan minnas. och genom muskelär och mental avslappning med olika övningar stammar han mjukare och inte lika ofta som innan. Vi diskuterar hur han började med mentalträning, hur mentalträning har hjälpt med med Mattias stammning. Vad det är för likheter och skillnader mellan mindfullnes och mentalträning. Och Hur kan vi använda mentalträning i vardagen.l
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