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Author: Weslie Christensen

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After a lifetime of people-pleasing and having an easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy, go with the flow attitude, something snapped and Weslie Christensen found herself at rock bottom. Her awakening since that point has been a wild ride of ups and downs, with twists and turns—but it has surely been the most fun and freeing ride she’s ever been on. Weslie believes that by simply hearing the stories of her and her guest's awakenings that you can start to wake up, too.
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This episode is sponsored by MudWtr! To get 15% off (and free shipping!) of this delicious coffee alternative, please go to mudwtr.com/woke and enter my discount code: WOKE.Chanelle Cozette is a nutritionist specializing in autoimmune issues and functional nutrition, so she really knows her stuff when it comes to gut health.In this episode we hear Chanelle's personal story when it came to her own gut health and she healed it naturally. She also goes over fad trends, low FODMAP foods, IBS, hormones, and so much more!Chanelle got an Associates in Functional Food Chemistry then graduated from the University of Utah in Nutrition. From there, Chanelle worked closely with two naturopathic doctors in simplifying autoimmune disease protocols and helping traditional doctors implement holistic healing into their medical practices.Over the next few years, she put thousands of people through autoimmune protocols helping them live symptom free of the debilitating mental pain associated with autoimmune diseases as well as the everyday uncomfortable and flat out disgusting side effects of issues such as candida, fibromyalgia and varying thyroid issues.She has a thriving Instagram and blog where she dishes on everything she eats, to how she stores her food, to the supplements she takes. This one is informative and fun! If you want to look more into what Channel has to offer you can find her on instagram @channelcozette  and on her website at: https://chanellecozette.com
This episode is brought to you by NED. Ned is a wellness brand offering science-backed and nature-based solutions that offer an alternative to prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs. They produce the highest quality Full Spectrum CBD extracted from organically grown hemp plants, all sourced from Colorado. If you want to check out Ned and try their CBD for yourself, we have a special offer for the Wake Up with Weslie audience. Go to www.helloned.com/WOKE where you can checkout with discount code: WOKE for 15% off your first order plus FREE shipping. Cara Loren is a mega blogger turned business owner, and today she lets us in on how this all started out for her. We go back to her early days when she shot photos behind her and her husbands old apartment shed, and she lets us in on how she felt when things really started taking off for her. We go in depth on the diagnosis of her son, Hanes, diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes that happened just 6 months ago, and how the family is adapting to their new normal. One thing is apparent...Cara has always been impeccable with her timing and listens to her gut when she’s feeling the need to shift the focus of her blog and Instagram. Even when people around her didn’t exactly see her vision, she forged on anyway. She shuts out the naysayers, keeps focused, and continues to share with the world whatever she is most truly into, in the actual moment that it's happening for her, and I think this approach has (obviously!) worked out wonderfully for her. You can find her on Instagram: @caralorenAnd shop at her online store at: www.caralorenshop.com
This episode is sponsored by MudWtr! To get 15% off (and free shipping!) of this delicious coffee alternative, please go to mudwtr.com/woke and enter my discount code: WOKE. Matt Brady is a character that I'm likely never going to be able to shake. This podcast was our first encounter, and it has to be one of my most favorite "first time" meetings that I've ever had. Matt has a zest for life. He just says yeah to it all...so much so, that he has SAY YEAH tattooed on his derrière. His way of life has sparked a small fire and as of today, 20 other people have followed suit and tattooed the same manifesto on their bums, too. Beyond the tattoo on his buttocks, Matt is well traveled, quite brilliant (in my humble opinion), and one of the greatest story tellers I have had on the show yet.  Sitting with him was an absolute joy, and I hope you all pressure him into starting his own podcast, simply because, he needs one. Until he is pressured into starting his very own podcast, you can find him on his brand new instagram account @saysyeah. ....And I think one of our biggest hopes out of this conversation is that one of you out there in "listener land" (....I'm channeling Matt Brady himself here....) gets this manifesto tattooed on your booty, takes a photo, sends it to Matt and myself, and our lives will be made. Just say yeah, kids, say yeah. 
This episode is brought to you by NED. Ned is a wellness brand offering science-backed and nature-based solutions that offer an alternative to prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs. They produce the highest quality Full Spectrum CBD extracted from organically grown hemp plants, all sourced from Colorado. If you want to check out Ned and try their CBD for yourself, we have a special offer for the Woke with Weslie audience. Go to www.helloned.com/WOKE where you can checkout with discount code: WOKE for 15% off your first order plus FREE shipping. This week is SOLO style and we're talking all things meditation. Meditation is something I've done consistently for a decade now. The methods and routines I've used in that time have changed as much as the wind, but I have finally found my bread and butter of meditation. This episode is explaining my process and the story behind how it all started for me. The meditation practice that I've landed on is what I go back to time after time, because it just works. It's simple. It's doable. It's straight to the point. The music that I listen do during prayer and meditation that I referenced in this specific episode is called, Above and Beyond: Flow State.  
This episode is sponsored by MudWtr! To get 15% off (and free shipping!) of this delicious coffee alternative, please go to mudwtr.com/woke and enter my discount code: WOKE.Welcome to the new show name, Wake Up with Weslie. After taking a deep dive into the history and reality of racial injustices this past week, I discovered that I was using the word "woke" irresponsibly. Woke is a title..more like an honor...to hopefully one day attain. It is a part of my mission now here on Wake Up with Weslie to keep this conversation going, and to continue to educate myself on the very real issues of racial injustice. In the past week I've realized how helpless I feel in all this. We can post a black square, hold back our personal content, donate money, protest, and vote...and even then it doesn't feel like enough. I feel, personally, that more needs to be done. As the shame waters got deeper, I realized the most important thing I can do right now is continue to educated myself, follow even more amazing black women in real life and on instagram who know what their talking about, and take accountability for anything I've done in ignorance in the past. When I know better, I vow to do better. I will teach my kids to do better.A part of knowing better and doing better is re-branding this podcast. Bronson Christensen, my husband, is the master at building brands--and for this, I am so grateful. In this episode we talk about the importance of having a brand with soul, what differentiates brands, and future plans for Wake Up with Weslie. 
This episode is brought to you by NED. Ned is a wellness brand offering science-backed and nature-based solutions that offer an alternative to prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs. They produce the highest quality Full Spectrum CBD extracted from organically grown hemp plants, all sourced from Colorado. If you want to check out Ned and try their CBD for yourself, we have a special offer for the Woke with Weslie audience. Go to www.helloned.com/WOKE where you can checkout for 15% off your first order plus FREE shipping. Jalynn was a normal, working mom just 7 weeks ago. She’s always been open about her life online, so when she discovered some theories about both past and present world events, then it was second nature for her to share those, too.Within just days, people started to take notice. Since then she’s been featured on Buzzfeed and other media outlets as a 'keyboard conspiracy theorist'.Jalynns response to this is: "Conspiracy theorist? More like fact sharer."She finds facts, and shares them for her followers to decipher for themselves.If You’re interested in seeing what she has to say, you can find her on Instagram @jalynnschroeder, and you can watch her story series called ‘Wake up.”
This episode is sponsored by MudWtr! To get 15% off (and free shipping!) of this delicious coffee alternative, please go to mudwtr.com/woke and enter my discount code: WOKE.Flor Bollini is psychedelic facilitator who trained within an African shamanic tradition.  Her mission in life is to inspire and empower individuals to be who they truly are. She designed a way to help people tap into  intrinsic power and to start making decisions from the heart. She believes that for each of us to make a true social impact, then we all need to address the heart.To do this she created Nana. Nana is the world’s first comprehensive integrative therapy solution, and it's my belief that it is going to change the world of health care as we know it. She explains so beautifully in this episode that up until now, the western medical world  has treated the mind with psychotherapy, and the body with surgery and pharmaceuticals, but no one truly addresses the heart—and I don’t mean the physical heat, but more like the brokenness of ones heart. So, at  Nana they treat the mind WITH the heart together to further healing and address mental health.In this episode we specifically focus on what legal substances  we can use in the USA as of right now which are, ketamine and CBD. Ketamine assisted therapy is helping people breakout out of their severely depressive episodes that years of previous use of traditional antidepressants and normal therapy have just kept the status quo on. THIS IS HUGE!Flor challenges you to open your mind when it comes to new therapies like ketamine assisted therapy and plant medicine. She states that you can’t know what you’ve never known. So, to truly know something and have an accurate opinion on it--first, you have to open your mind to a new possibility,  and then having personal  experience is crucial to form your own opinions. You can find more at: https://www.nanaheals.com/Find Flor on instagram: @florbolliniRead Fortune Magazine article about Flor: https://fortune.com/longform/psychedelic-drugs-business-mental-health/If you live in SLC, UT, and are curious about Ketamine assisted therapy to help with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD, then please look into  https://ketamineslc.com/. 
Neena Earl gave birth to a beautiful, 6 pound, still born baby girl named, Indira. The loss was sudden, horrific, and possibly could have been prevented if her doctors intervened sooner. Since that moment Neena has become an expert on grief. She shares her story openly to help educate expecting mothers on the signs and symptoms of choleostasis, and gives us pointers on what to say to anyone suffering from grief of any kind. ....and better yet, she tell us what NOT to say. Neena's story is both heartbreaking and beautiful. She has such a beautiful life and family, and so much wisdom to share.You can find her on instagram at @neenaearl
Devynne Foote is business woman badass....and she's done it all while being a single mother. We go deep in this conversation. We go where no human feels exactly comfortable going...like feeling desperate for love and a family dynamic, motherly worries, death of a loved one, fearing how you're going to feed yourself and your kids, and utilizing what government resources are available to you.Devynne talks about working 24/7, and the endless hustle she found herself in to get her and her child ahead in life, to ultimately taking a step back and allowing some time for rest and replenishment We talk risk taking, motherhood, friendship, and the power of family and community. This one--it's good. 
Richard Morgan is a life coach, a writer, and an artist amongst lots of other things, but beyond the titles, successes, and life stories....he's a pretty amazing guy. He speaks in a way that hits right to the gut and just sinks in deep. He is full of wisdom, experience, and inspiration. It was such a pleasure to be able to steal an hour of his time...enjoy! instagram: richard_w_morganwebsite: richardmorgancoaching.com
Jessica Jenae is woman who wears many hats. She is a wife, a mother, an extraordinary photographer, and finally, a body positive social media influencer. She is so full of life and confidence that it spews out of her and makes you want some of whatever it is that she's drinking. She takes us on her journey from working behind the scenes shooting huge photos campaigns,  to smack dab in front of the camera as the model herself. Find her on Instagram: @jessicajanae 
TRIGGER WARNING: This episode discusses adolescent sexual abuse. Amanda Morgan is a woman who wears many hats. She is a wife and mother, an amazing singer, an actress, a photographer, and an extraordinary chef. She really does do it all and does it well. While balancing all this, just within the last year she has had to make the excruciating decision to distance her self from the extended members of their family due to alleged inappropriate behavior.   She tell us her excruciatingly painful, yet heroic story of choosing herself and her kids, and the lengths she would go to to protect them, and facilitate healing. You can find Amanda at @freebirdandcompany on instagram, and look out for her new Indian taco food truck called, @basmatifoodtruck 
In this weeks episode you get to meet Troy Eckert.  Troy started out as kid who just loved to surf (which he happened to also be really, really good at it). He became a pro very early on, and from there---he just took off. We talk about his life story, and how he got to where he is today as an equanimity coach at Radical Voyage.***Troy is offering you guys, the listeners, a chance to apply for his new online woman's group (that meets via zoom calls) called, MAN IN THE ROOM.Man in the Room is for:Women who are driven to be the best version of themselvesWomen who are willing to be vulnerable and not hold back in the commitment to growthWomen who are seeking more truth in their lifeWomen who are seeking more connection to likeminded peopleWomen who are seeking to rediscover who they really areWomen who are looking to continue paving their spiritual pathSpace is very limited, so don't hesitate to apply online at radical.voyage
This week I recruit my brother and his girlfriend to live like me! They follow my morning and nightly routines, then report back to me after adhering to it for 7 straight days. We’re talking: mediation, morning pages, celery juice, rebounding, breathing, and getting cold 🥶. 
Doug is back again! This week he delves into his thoughts on the quarantine, how to deal with anxiety, and working through worse case scenarios in our minds. Get his course at thedailyshifts.com. 
We are under quarantine! Well, actually we're choosing to self quarantine during this crazy corona virus time to keep us and our community safe, so we thought it was a great time to introduce the kids to you all! They are answering all of your most asked questions, and being their wild, crazy selves. 
In part two of Weslie's ayahuasca story, she explains her night 2,3, and 4 ceremonies. From there, she talks about the importance of integration, how she's handled integrating back into normal life, and the lesson she learned that have stuck. She goes into how this experience has changed her as mom, and how her kids and family have responded since her trip out to Costa Rica 9 months ago. At the end, she answers a few of her most commonly asked questions about her ayahuasca experience. Weslie went to Rythmia Life Advancement center in Costa Rica.
In this week's episode, Weslie deep dives into her ayahuasca experience in a 2 part series. In part one, Weslie touches on what ayahuasca is, how she found it, what drove her to the medicine, and her trip down to Costa Rica to partake in a real ayahuasca ceremony. She stops at the beginning of her day 2 morning, so make sure catch the ending in Part 2!Weslie went to Rythmia Life Advancement Center located in Costa Rica. 
Doug Cartwright and Weslie get real personal this week by opening up about their first hand experiences with plant medicine. Doug delves into his past, and how the choices he made have shaped his present. He touches on grief, loss of a loved one, ending a relationship, transitioning out of religion...the works! Listen in the episode for access to free handbooks by his company, The Daily Shifts!instagram: @thedailyshifts
Here's the SITCH with Mike and Lauryns comes out TODAY on all major podcasting platforms. I've got a little snippet of it here on Woke, so if you like this bonus episode with the Mike, "The Situation", then head on over to his podcast and subscribe! Here's the Sitch with Mike and Lauryns...
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