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Join KJ Nasrul--a licensed psychotherapist and musician nursing a lifelong obsession with words and melting cheese-- in conversation about mental health, resilience and radical compassion. As creator of Bliss Begins Within and the wellness program Healing Our Healers, KJ is on a mission of guidance--with an open invitation for women, people of color, and adoptees-- towards embracing a creative, artful, storied life. Weekly Wednesday episodes will feature recorded interviews and experiential jam sessions in collaboration with musicians, visionaries and healers. KJ also will host solo-casts helping you reveal and express your unique voice, your story of astonishing light.
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Head up, hands up, be light-footed, be present:  a few life lessons from boxing.  KJ welcomes her friend Suzanne Dressler to the podcast to talk grieving a lost relationship, celebrating frontline essential workers and redefining self care. Suzanne Dressler is a professional singer/actress, runs her own tutoring business, Skyscraper Tutoring, LLC, and is a dedicated Podcaster and host of There's a Word for That!, a podcast that explores our relationships to words and expressions. She is very short and has very curly hair and she is pure delight.  Takeaways:1. Lessons from Grenada: Treat others with kindness; Take pride in your work; Be glad for your blessings.  Enjoy a healthy lifestyle of an exchange of nourishment with the land. 2. Lessons from Boxing: Be light on your feet, practice vigilance . Concentrate on maintaining your form, keep your hands up, practice presence, be light footed and hold your stance;  stay out of your head and trust in your form.  3. Recognize the resilience models around you.  People move through difficult situations every day.  Look to and celebrate Front Line workers- Health Care and  Grocery Store and Food Vendors. They are putting their lives at risk to ensure we have  our basic needs. 4. Humans are designed to survive. The pandemic revealed boundaries and edges.  Understand and utilize your inner resourcefulness. 5. Re-evaluate and redefine. Know when it’s time  for a mental health break.  Re-evaluate your definition of Self Care.  Yoga and movement can equal catharsis and sanctuary. Please Rate and Review This Podcast if our stories have astonished you as well.https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories  BONUS- Every review you leave enters you into a drawing to win a FREE 1:1 consultation with me!Episode Mentions: Podcast: theresawordforthat.buzzsprout.comInstagram: @suzannerachel13Twitter: @squeezanne13Ep 34  Ad background music: A KJ Original Composition - "Butterfly" Ep 34  Outro background music: A KJ Original Composition - "Seashell" Intro  & Outro background music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG:  @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSocietyReceive KJ's Updates: Email List Website: https://blissbeginswithin.com  1:1 Time With KJ:  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get started
Are the arts and creativity endangered species? KJ and Adam Roberts discuss the creative community's pivots at the one year anniversary of COVID's world premiere.  One of KJ's podcasting besties, Adam Roberts, is the founder of Arts in America, a media company moving the arts from the margins to the mainstream. He hosts the Arts in America podcast, exploring how creatives survive and thrive during a global pandemic and #BlackLivesMatter. Adam has nearly twenty years of experience in nonprofit management with such organizations as the Huntington Theatre Company, Phillips Academy, and the Handel and Haydn Society. Join in this passionate conversation about saving arts from extinction at a time when they are needed most.  Takeaways:.1. Finding the innate good . There is good in all our tasks no matter how little, messy or uncomfortable. 2. Priority and preciousness of now. We have been gifted this unique time with our loved ones. 3. Creators and artists in America are vastly diverse.... though this is not reflected in mainstream communities. 4. Devastation and tragedy awaits us if the arts cannot be supported in the rebuild, Post-COVID.  Now is the time for boards of directors, benefactors and sponsors to model and advocate for the essentialness of arts in America.   5. Artists are survivors. The creative community thrives in pivotal times. 6. Self care can be nuanced, quiet and extremely profound…Tiny love letters may heal your sanity and your marriage. Please Rate and Review This Podcast if our stories have astonished you as well.https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories  BONUS- Every review you leave enters you into a drawing to win a FREE 1:1 consultation with me!Episode Mentions: Online at artsinamerica.orgThe Arts In America Podcast on AppleTwitter, Instagram, and Facebook: @artsinamerica Ep 33 Ad background music: A KJ Original Composition - "Butterfly" Ep 33 Outro background music: A KJ Original Composition - "Seashell" Intro  & Outro background music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG:  @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSocietyReceive KJ's Updates: Email List Website: https://blissbeginswithin.com  1:1 Time With KJ:  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get started
KJ's brief solo mic check today touches on Clubhouse, The 100 Day Project, adoptee storytelling and the revelatory return of the auditory sense. KJ acknowledges how impactful sound [and the absence of it] has been in her creative process. Then, stay a few moments to enjoy a sound bowl session courtesy of Sound Healer Breanna Blair.  And start your day with KJ's quiet seashell meditation.  Takeaways: 1. Creativity is thriving.  Most of KJ's current projects are rooted in sound.  Her #100Dayproject focuses on music, lyrics and the physical and emotional responses invoked.2. The shift to aural  feedback removes the Visual Pressure and stimulation.  3. Music encourages new family rituals. The Nasruls bond over Otis Redding and Miles Davis lately, not TV.  4. Clubhouse resurrects the art of compassionate conversationsand active listening.  Reminds us how to authentically react and respond. 5. Introducing a very personal passion project today- Adoptee Society.   A central resource for adoptees and their families for connection, storytelling and mental health support. Fellow adoptee Alex @voicesoftheadopted and KJ are developing a course on the foundations of Adoption. Want to join the conversations starting on Clubhouse? Start here with this quick survey... Please Rate and Review This Podcast if our stories have astonished you as well.https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories  BONUS- Every review you leave enters you into a drawing to win a FREE 1:1 consultation with KJ!Episode Mentions: The 100 Day Project - Honor your creativity! Adoptee 101 Course Survey www.surveymonkey.com/r/V563ZKHDoula, Sound Healer, Yoga Teacher: Breanna Blair Seashell Meditation VideoIntro  & Outro music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG:  @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Clubhouse: @kjnasrul Website: https://blissbeginswithin.com  FREE Guide- Connect To Calm  https://bit.ly/4StepsToCalmFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get started
Connect with the powerful healing properties of food! Today KJ chats with Nutrition Consultant, Lauren Bryson.  Lauren  discovered the world of holistic healing after experiencing her own personal health crisis  in which she bounced in and out of hospitals for years and received countless unneeded prescriptions and misdiagnoses. Reclaiming her power, Lauren found remedies for her body imbalances using nutrition and holistic lifestyle practices.Today's chat highlights Lauren's goal of educating and empowering clients in learning the healing properties of food (including the coolest gig- teaching Elementary school kids how to Cook For Life ) and the fascinating gut-brain connection.  Plus, listeners are introduced to the ultra sexy topic of microorganism communities  = The  Microbiome.Takeaways:.1.  Bio individuality means every body is different. 2.  Stay in tune with your own body, participate in intuitive eating. 3.  Become  friends with nutrient-dense whole foods.4. Avoid Nutrition Bandits like refined sugar, processed foods, artificial flavors, GMOs. 5. Practice mindful eating, minimize distractions.6. Plants are power. They are highly anti inflammatory, and super high in antioxidants. Plant rich diets are proven to lower risk of developing many chronic illnesses.7. Our gut and brain are connected.  There is a link between our microbiome digestion and mood immunity and overall wellness.8.  Accurate diagnoses maybe scary, but it also means you have Step One in your healing journey. 9.   Nutrition Knowledge is powerful knowledge. 10.  Be childlike in curiosity and wonder; use your five senses.11.  Self Care activities can be small and intentional to create essential, lasting impact.Please Rate and Review This Podcast if our stories have astonished you as well.https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories  BONUS- Every review you leave enters you into a drawing to win a FREE 1:1 consultation with me! Episode Mentions: IG:  @laurenemersonwellnessEmail: laurenemersonwellness@gmail.comwww.kidscookingforlife.comwww.baumanwellness.comEp 31 Ad background music: A KJ Original Composition - "Butterfly" Intro  & Outro background music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG:  @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Receive KJ's Updates: Email List Website: https://blissbeginswithin.com  1:1 Time With KJ:  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get started
In this bright, buoyant episode, KJ welcomes entrepreneur and marketing strategist Ellen Yin to chat all the ways we women (of all colors, shapes, ages and sizes) can be the CEOs of our dream businesses and lives. We are the changemakers! Topics today flow from Craigslist Baby Grand Pianos, Gilmore Girls ambitions and identifying priorities of cultivation for a successful business.  Ellen is the founder of Cubicle to CEO, an online membership teaching entrepreneurs who sell client services how to make their first $10K month - without a large audience.  She has been featured on the TODAY show with Hoda & Jenna and in several publications like Authority Magazine, BlogHer,  Databird Business Journal and Disrupt Magazine. Ellen is also the host of the award-winning Cubicle to CEO Podcast, which features weekly interviews with successful female founders and has been downloaded in over 100 countries worldwide.Takeaways:1. You CAN be paid using your skills and gifts and doing what excites you. 2. Solutions come from taking action; dreams become fruition from experience 3. Become aware when our lives and our schedules are in response to other peoples' urgencies and expectations. 4. Consistent introspection is key- Ask yourself: What is the significance of this task? Does this have a significant, long term impact in my life?5. Self Care and effective business building means investing in yourself, building knowledge and connections with strong mentors. 6.  Prioritize and cultivate relationships above all else.Please Rate and Review This Podcast if our stories have astonished you as well.https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories Every review you leave enters you into a drawing to win a FREE 1:1 consultation with me.  Let's hear it, Friends! Episode Mentions: Free Gift From Ellen: ellenyin.com/getclients  (Access to watch  Ellen's FREE masterclass + download the accompanying workbook on "how to make your first $10K month without a large audience or posting every day")Cubicle to CEO Podcast: ellenyin.com/podcastInstagram: instagram.com/missellenyinEp 30  Ad music: A KJ Original Composition - "Butterfly" Intro and Outro music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within Instagram @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Receive KJ's Updates - Email List Website https://blissbeginswithin.com  Schedule 1:1 Work With KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get started
In her first solo musings of 2021, KJ Nasrul shares a couple of the lessons learned in the shedding of the challenging, grief-filled days of 2020  to fully step into the new year. KJ touches upon her first experience doing a plant based cleanse and she remembers the losses that prompted her to pursue her own healing through compassion and stillness. This reflective episode unwinds with KJ's invocation meditation of compassion and a quiet sound mandala. Takeaways: 1.  A 10 Day Plant Based Reset brought the clarity and clearing I needed. 2.  The absolute essentialness of Self Care and Compassion 2.   I take inspired action, and the Universe takes care of me3.   I surrender to creative solutions 4.   In Stillness I receive 5.  Compassion Invocation - Breathing in compassion and kindness for ourselves and othersPlease Rate and Review This Podcast if our stories have astonished you as well. https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories Every review you leave enters you into a drawing to win a FREE 1:1 consultation with me.  Let's hear your thoughts, Healers! Episode Mentions: Jessica Hernandez Holistic Wellness Coach @sol.body.balance 10-Day Reset CleanseCreatives Do Money Podcast  with Eowyn Levene Move Into Resilience with Pamela Stokes Our Friendly World with Fawn and Matt Compassion Meditation background music: A KJ Original Composition - "Seashell" Ep 29  Ad background music: A KJ Original Composition - "Butterfly" Intro and Outro background music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within Instagram @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Receive KJ's Updates - Email List Website https://blissbeginswithin.com  Schedule Time With KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get startedBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
*SURPRISE*  Here is part two of KJ's conversation with Trauma Informed healer, Pamela Stokes. Absorbing lessons learned in her own recovery quest, Pamela created a method called Somatic Release--a synthesis of movement, sound and mindfulness for trauma resolution. We wrap up our conversation by exploring self compassionate practices and Pamela gently guides us through a simple and impactful release technique to create new neural pathways, i.e. new opportunities to live each moment optimally. Part Two Takeaways1. Your body holds such a wealth of knowledge. It is communicating with you always. 2.  Noticing your pain points is the first step towards healing and RELEASING extremely potent energy, masquerading as stored anger and fear. Once you recognize your body’s pain signals, you'll begin the process of connecting with sensation again. 3. You have the power to retrain your brain in communicating with your nervous system. 4. Meet in the middle. The In-Between is your body’s optimal functioning place. 5. Self Compassion looks like self curiosity. Listen and explore the stories your body wants to share with you. When you are curious, it may mean you're feeling safe. Please Rate and Review This Podcast if our stories have astonished you as well. https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories Episode Mentions: Website: Move Into Resilience Podcast: Move Into Resilience Instagram: @MoveIntoResilience Feldenkrais Method Hanna SomaticsEp 28 Outro background music: A KJ original piano composition "Seashell" Intro and Outro background music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within Instagram @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Receive KJ's Updates - Email List Website https://blissbeginswithin.com  Schedule Time With KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get startedBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Can mindful movement heal buried trauma? "YES", says Pamela Stokes. In today's episode, KJ chats with Pamela, a trauma informed healer with an extensive background in biology, education, movement and music. From early dreams of dancing on Broadway in NYC, to teaching biology as a Science Specialist, Pamela was aware of a constant companion--pain. She sought balm for the discomfort of fibromyalgia through inquiry into neuroscience and sensory-motor training.  Absorbing lessons learned in her own recovery, Pamela created a method called Somatic Release--a synthesis of movement, sound and mindfulness for trauma resolution. This conversation is so rich it expanded to grant space as KJ and Pamela touch on everything from Entomology, religion and trauma healing through neuroplasticity. The body speaks its story loud and clear, and Pamela provides counsel on how to truly listen. Part One Takeaways1. Our bodies are a wealth of information.  We are impactful and powerful when we bring awareness to our physical vessels. 2.  We can release our body's stored energy (in a variety of forms- anger, grief, unaddressed trauma) once we reposition ourselves, turn inward, to actively create new pathways and habits. Question:  Are you willing to unlearn what you've been conditioned to do all this time?Please Rate and Review This Podcast if our stories have astonished you as well. https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories Episode Mentions: Website: Move Into Resilience Podcast: Move Into Resilience Instagram: @MoveIntoResilience Feldenkrais Method Hanna SomaticsAd background music: A KJ original piano composition Intro and Outro background music: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within Instagram @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Receive KJ's Updates - Email List Website https://blissbeginswithin.com  Schedule Time With KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get started
In Season Two's  debut, KJ connects with Eowyn Levene,  a massage therapist and money coach. Through a membership community, podcast (Creatives Do Money) and 1:1 work, Eowyn guides self-employed artists, creatives, and healers in mastering their money and building financial stability to fuel a creative future.  This conversation explores compassionate ways we can shift our relationship with a "charged and tender" topic for many (including KJ): money.  Takeaways: Radical Acceptance means surrendering to Now. The emotion and struggle in our relationship with money is REAL due to our primal associations and base, human needs (safety, health, acceptance). Money management can be a neutral tool that grants us freedom to support people and causes that are meaningful. Day to day money awareness is the key to building new habits and creating long term stability.Eowyn dispels three belief patterns that creatives hold about money today 1.) Money is the root of all evil 2. Money is unsexy  3) Income is more important than managing what we already have. Stories are just stories. We can revisit, revise, and we can retell. Presence and accountability are two of the most courageous and compassionate actions we can take. Please Rate and Review This Podcast ..if our stories have astonished you as well. Episode Mentions:  Eowyn Levene Website: www.plumtreemoney.comCreatives Do Money Podcast - https://plumtreemoney.com/podcast/Instagram - @plumtreemoneyBook Recommendation Radical Acceptance: Embracing Your Life With The Heart of a Buddha by Tara Brach Self Care Practice  Wild Soul Oracle Deck FREE GUIDE: 3 Simple Steps To Improve Your Finances Even When Your Money Is A Mess ️Ad background music: A KJ Original Music for Show Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Get on KJ’s Email List Website https://blissbeginswithin.com  Schedule Time With KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get startedBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
In the final episode for 2020, KJ returns to an interview that left a lasting impression for weeks after the session ended. It's striking how timely this replay is, featuring Valerie Zaric, discussing future proofing our careers, and preparing for the unexpected.  I love this interview because in less than 38 minutes, Valerie provides action packed recommendations we can use RIGHT NOW. We can better position ourselves for success even as we transition into the new year. This conversation offers steadiness at a time we need it most.  Valerie and KJ examine questions such as: What would Future Me do today?How can we address uncertainty and overwhelm? What might we need to confront  tomorrow because of new revelations today?TAKEAWAYS Address all the uncertainty by taking control in small manageable chunksAnother Definition of Resilience: Moving through Trauma and being stronger because of it. This worldwide Health Crisis is producing surprising results. Witness more confidence, and the ability to better embrace/or tolerate discomfortOne tip to maintain/sustain balance:  Schedule in Family Time. Use Block SchedulingYou can connect with your dream interviewees/clients by networking in an authentic way, from a place of service. Please Rate and Review This Podcast   https://ratethispodcast.com/astonishingstories if our Stories have astonished you too.Links To Topics Mentioned In This EpisodeWebsite: ValerieZaric.comPodcast: Future-Proof Career Instagram: @ValerieZaricBeautiful Chorus on YouTube Book Recommendation: Good To Great by Jim Collins Music for Ad + Ep 25 Outro : Original Piano Composition by KJ Nasrul Music for Intro & Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating WorldConnect With KJ and Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther and @BlissBeginsWithin Healing Our Healers Live Coaching Program Schedule a Hello Call with KJ Here  Email List http://bit.ly/BlissBeginsEmailListWebsite  https://BlissBeginsWithin.com Work with KJ https://blissbeginswithin.as.me/Facebook and Twitter Want to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days and 50% off thereafter! Use this link to get started. Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
KJ and Mia Hagerty consider the pivot from the cerebral  to the expressive physical via making films.  We're claiming confidence in our creative abilities, even before we have the language for it. Mia is an artist and transracial adoptee, born in China and raised in Michigan, amongst a multicultural household with an American mother and Portuguese father. As a self-taught filmmaker, she creates nonfiction work that explores the curiosity, adventure, and wonder of the human experience. TAKEAWAYS: Say the thing even before you're the thing. Claim it aloud. Telling people what you are and what you do.  Confidence is in the repetition of showing up and logging that information- every time you show up- as evidence! You’re already creative by doing, but you’ve redefined it, dropped out of being cerebral, and into physical expression. Breaking free of the rigidity-- once you’ve established it as foundation- is your launch pad! Try something new, even if uncomfortable. It’s movement, which is better than inaction.Things do not need to be so hard. Make it manageable until you can use the materials that are accessible to you. Cut it in half, cut it in half again, and again. It will become familiar and inspiring again. Please Rate and Review This Podcast  if our Stories have astonished you too. For every review you leave,  you're entered into a drawing to win a 30 minute FREE 1:1 Counseling/Coaching Session with ME! Just leave a review for the show and take a screenshot/let me know. I'll announce the winner for the week on Fridays on my Instagram + FB stories! In This Episode: Website:  https://MissinginActionProductions.com Instagram: @aimformiaElle Luna - Artist, Author, Mentor  https://elleluna.com/ and  IG @elleluna Background music Ad + Outro: KJ’s Original Piano CompositionMusic for Show Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther  @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Interested in KJ’s Compassion and Creativity Healing Series? Email KJ: kj@blissbeginswithin.comGet on KJ’s Email List Website https://blissbeginswithin.com  Work with KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook and TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get startedBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
You can be your optimal self by building in  restoration and reset into your daily life. Today’s amazing guest Jessica Hernandez teaches us that balance is possible once you examine your priorities. She is a Holistic Health Coach and Reiki practitioner with a strong passion for empowering others through strength training, plant-based healing, veganism, and energy work. Jess has transformed a weekend side hustle into a flourishing wellness business while [at times single-handedly] raising children and rising through the corporate ranks to snag her current job as a  Business Development Executive for a Fortune 500 company.  Listen in as Jessica shares how she does it all. Takeaways:  You can always return if you wandered from your health routines during the COVID Pandemic. Reset. Sit down, list it out, take inventory. Determine what you can start eliminating and delegating in your life immediately.  Detox at least four times a year.  Re-alkalize your body and release toxicities you absorbed, especially those in processed foods. Craft a grounding morning practice as your routine. These rituals inform your entire day and how you’ll show up, be present in the world. Please Rate and Review This Podcast  if our Stories have astonished you too. For every review you leave,  you're entered into a drawing to win a 30 minute FREE 1:1 Counseling/Coaching Session with ME! Just leave a review for the show and take a screenshot/let me know. I'll announce the winner for the week on Fridays on my Instagram + FB stories! In This Episode- Connect with Jessica Instagram: @sol.body.balance Coaching, Nutrition, 10-Day Reset Challenge, Support California Farm Workers https://linktr.ee/solbodybalanceJessica facilitates our Creativity + Compassion Program on Monday Dec 28, 2020-  Sign Up by DMing KJ at @MusingsOnOther Background music Ad + Outro: KJ’s Original Piano CompositionMusic for Show Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther  @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Interested in KJ’s Compassion and Creativity Healing Series? Email KJ: kj@blissbeginswithin.comGet on KJ’s Email List Website https://blissbeginswithin.com  Work with KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook and TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get started
Where do you hold your joy? Your grief?  Stretch therapist and injury specialist Asma Kassam  reminds us to listen to our own body's stories. KJ and Asma explore ways that health challenges--Asma herself has experienced female triad syndrome, adrenal fatigue, and numerous injuries -- prompt one to fully step into her mission.  Asma serves as guide for women in trusting their divine feminine life force energy to find their optimal flow and live each day empowered, fierce, and in alignment.  Takeaways:It starts with breath. Improper breathing leads to misalignment and 9 of 10 times causes injuries in the neck and shoulder regions. Dance it out, move out of your head and into your body.Women hold their shame in their deep abdomen: womb, cervix.  Grief when stored in our bodies manifests in our digestion and in our shoulders.Our bodies will tell us what we need. Listen. Unlearn, relearn, break down the lifelong conditioning of "health" Be  intentional with your downtime and rest.  Engage with our femininity simply by being collaborative, intuitive, and listening to what we already know. Please Rate and Review This Podcast  if our Stories have astonished you too. For every review you leave,  you're entered into a drawing to win a 30 minute FREE 1:1 Counseling/Coaching Session with ME! Just leave a review for the show and take a screenshot/let me know. I'll announce the winner for the week on Fridays on my Instagram + FB stories! In This Episode: Websites: akfitnessandhealth.com  & activekinetix.com Instagram: @findyourflow_fitness Asma's Youtube  ChannelCaroline Myss: https://www.myss.com/Background music Ad + Outro: KJ’s Original Piano CompositionMusic for Show Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther  @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Interested in KJ’s Compassion and Creativity Healing Series? Email KJ: kj@blissbeginswithin.comGet on KJ’s Email List Website https://blissbeginswithin.com  Work with KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook and TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get startedBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
On today's show, KJ chats with certified personal trainer, health and nutrition coach Torrey Felber.  As CEO of Feel Good Girl, Torrey's  passion is in helping women become the thriving CEOs of their own wellness through restoring their relationship with mind, body and soul.  Over the last three years Torrey has helped hundreds of women lose hundreds of pounds. You'll feel empowered  listening to Torrey's recovery story and her accessible recommendations in nutrition, fitness and mindset. Takeaways:It’s only an obstacle if you decide it is.You are an active participant in your life. Break free from two common mindset barriers 1)  All Or Nothing  2) Bad vs Good What Stories are we holding onto that we should let go? Do these stories hold us back? The longer we avoid addressing our grief, the likelier we are to become sick. Living optimally means building your day around self care and wellness. Time Blocking and Scheduling  compassionate practice prioritizes self-wellness. Please Rate and Review This Podcast ... if our Stories have astonished you too. For every review you leave,  you're entered into a drawing to win a 30 minute FREE 1:1 Counseling/Coaching Session with ME! Just leave a review for the show and take a screenshot/let me know. I'll announce the winner for the week on Fridays on my Instagram + FB stories! In This Episode: Website  www.feelgoodgirl.orgInstagram  @feelgoodgrlFacebook group: The Feel Good Girl CommunityTorrey's Book Recommendations: Fingerprints of the Gods by Graham Hancock You Are A Badass by Jen Sincero Background music ad break: KJ’s Original Piano Composition Butterfly Music for Show Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ & Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther  @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Interested in KJ’s Live Compassion and Creativity Healing Series? Let’s Chat!  Get on KJ’s Email List Website  Work with KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook and TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get startedBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
How do I find a therapist, and how do I know if my therapist is right for me? How can I work 1:1 with KJ ? And, am I a Healer? In the first ever Q + A episode of SOAL, KJ answers these questions and more as submitted by listeners. It's also the BEST time to join the Healing Our Healers Creativity and Compassion Series, which begins December 2, 2020! Questions Answered In This Episode: How do I find a therapist?How do I know if I’ve selected the RIGHT therapist? How can I work with you, KJ?  Am I a Healer? Am I the right fit for your Healing Our Healers Program? I want to join the  December Creativity and Compassion/Healing Our Healers program, but don't think I can attend  all 5 weeks. How can I still participate? Please Rate and Review This Podcast ... if our Stories have astonished you too. For every review you leave between now and November 30, 2020, you enter a chance to win a 30 minute FREE Counseling/Coaching Session with ME! Just leave a review for the show and let me know you did!  In This Episode: Interested in Self-Compassion, Creativity and Healing Our Healers? Schedule A Call  Therapist Finder Sites: PsychologyToday.com and GoodTherapy.org Music for Ep 19 Outro: KJ’s Original Piano Composition Butterfly Music for Show Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ and Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther  @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Interested in KJ’s Live Compassion and Creativity Healing Series? Let’s Chat!  Get on KJ’s Email List Website  Work with KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook and TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get startedBuzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
KJ changes it up a little bit with a review of six favorite lessons learned since the launch of the SOAL Podcast. While 2020 has presented heartbreak and devastation, it also has revealed abundant opportunities for reassessment and gratitude. Six Stories of Astonishing Light Michelle @embracing_empathy_  Listen. There are remarkable lessons to be learned from every single person we encounter. Suzanne  @suzannerachel13 Words are powerful and have lasting impact. Let’s be mindful of how we hear them, how we use them. Majo @MajoMolfino We are Co-Designers with The Universe. We are participants in our creative purpose. Adam @ArtsinAmerica We can be the creators of the changes we want to see in the world. There is hope. Valerie @ValerieZaric Impeccable timing for conversations about confidence and embracing the discomfort in the present. Shanta  @trauma_transformation_adoptee When we embrace our Other or differences, we are accessing our deepest opportunity to heal.Please Rate and Review This Podcast  For every review you leave by December 1, 2020, you'll be entered into a drawing  to win a 30 minute FREE 1:1 Session with ME!  In This Episode: Interested in Self-Compassion, Creativity and Healing Our Healers? Let's Chat!   November is National Adoption Awareness Month  More Info Here Music for Ep 19 Outro: KJ’s Original Piano Composition Music for Show Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ and Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther  @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Get on KJ’s Email List Website  Work with KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.meFacebook & TwitterWant to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days! Use this link here to get started Buzzsprout - Let's get your podcast launched! Start for FREEDisclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase, I may receive a commission at no extra cost to you.
Get ready for a jolt of joy as KJ welcomes Tyler Gravley to the podcast. Tyler is a mindset and meditation coach and hostess of the podcast The Pollen Show. Tyler's mission is to help you clear old thought patterns, gain positive momentum, and take control over your own choices in life. Today's episode is jam packed with laughter, honesty and gratitude as we remember that communication, simplicity and listening are keys to transforming our thoughts into positive action.TAKEAWAYS:  Simple Mantra to guide you through a day: I am Here.  I am breathing in. I am breathing out.  When we strive to get better, we make those around us better; also, we attract those    who are doing the work.  Self Reflection and awareness is not always pretty.  Are we communicating with our partners? Did I ask for what I want and need? What have you discovered about yourself  in this pandemic? Do you know how to administer self care, self compassion? Please Rate and Review This Podcast ... if our Stories have astonished you too.Links To Topics Mentioned In This EpisodeWebsite: TylerGravley. Com Podcast: The Pollen Show Instagram:  @tyler_gravley Facebook: Facebook.com/TylergravleyMusic for Ep 18 Outro:  Original Piano Composition- Butterfly by KJ Nasrul Music for Intro & Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating WorldConnect With KJ and Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther and @BlissBeginsWithin Heal Our Healers Coaching Program Schedule a Hello Call with KJ Here  Email List Website  Work with KJ https://blissbeginswithin.as.me/Facebook and Twitter Want to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days and 50% off thereafter! Use this link to get started.
Valerie Zaric is a podcast host and futuristic career strategist. She helps nine-to-fivers create peace of mind, become resilient, and discover their ideal Future-Proof Career. She has a decade of experience in corporate leadership positions and lives in Wisconsin with her husband and two toddlers. In a conversation jam-packed with tangible and inspiring advice, Valerie and KJ chat about pivoting into confidence, embracing discomfort, and authentically networking to summon incredible, dream client connections. TAKEAWAYS Address all the uncertainty by taking control in small manageable chunksAnother Definition of Resilience: Moving through Trauma and being stronger because of it. Worldwide Health Crisis may produce surprising results. Confidence, our ability to better embrace/or tolerate discomfortOne tip to maintain/sustain balance:  Schedule in Family Time. Use Block SchedulingYou can connect with your dream interviewees/clients by networking in an authentic way, from a place of service. Please Rate and Review This Podcast ... if our Stories have astonished you too.Links To Topics Mentioned In This EpisodeWebsite: ValerieZaric.comPodcast: Future-Proof Career Instagram: @ValerieZaricBeautiful Chorus on YouTube Book Recommendation: Good To Great by Jim Collins Music for Ep 17 Outro:  Original Piano Composition- Butterfly by KJ Nasrul Music for Intro & Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating WorldConnect With KJ and Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther and @BlissBeginsWithin Heal Our Healers Coaching Program Schedule a Hello Call with KJ Here  Email List http://bit.ly/BlissBeginsEmailListWebsite  https://BlissBeginsWithin.com Work with KJ https://blissbeginswithin.as.me/Facebook and Twitter Want to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days and 50% off thereafter! Use this link to get started. 
KJ explores ways to tap into our own resources as healers for ourselves and for others. KJ also introduces her new live coaching/psychotherapy program Healing Our Healers; sharing her why for creating the program. The solo episode closes with a short meditation for you, a technique to help connect with calm. Resources and LinksRed Cross Disaster Response Red Cross Philippines-  How You Can Help During the Vamco/Ulysses Typhoon American Red Cross COVID Wellness Coping with Stress during the Corona Virus - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention  COVID -19 Hotline, California: 1-833-422-4255, M-F 8 AM - 8 PM, SA SU 8AM - 5 PMCOVID California https://www.covid19counselingca.org/ Counseling Resources for Frontline workers FRONTLINE WORKERS COUNSELING PROJECT (FREE): https://www.fwcp.orgMental Health Warmlines and Links National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Resource and InformationSuicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255; Text 838255 Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-7233 Distress Helpline: 800-985-5990 (TTY 800-846-8517) or text TalkWithUs to  66746, (24/7) Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 800-4-A-CHILD, (24/7) Foster Caregiving: 800-KIDS-4USPsychology Today - Therapist Finder Apps and Resources that are Free/ Free-ishCALM - Free to Kaiser Permanente Members HeadSpace - Free to any Health Care Provider, Behavioral Health Worker (enter your NPI#) Nike Training Center - Free workouts and movement plans for stress reliefRAD@Home, Free Online Classes (Ballet, Pilates, Five A Day), Royal Academy of Dance: https://bit.ly/2FyYBPv Please Rate and Review This Podcast ... if our Stories have astonished you too.More Topics Mentioned In This Episode: Order Majo’s book “Break the Good Girl Myth” at goodgirlmyth.com Link to Forbes Article featuring KJ’s Quote Link to Seashell Meditation Video by KJ Nasrul Join KJ’s Heal Our Healers Coaching Program -  Schedule A Call  November is National Adoption Awareness Month  More Info Here Music for Ep 16 Outro: KJ’s Original Composition Butterfly Music for Show Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating World Connect With KJ and Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther  @BlissBeginsWithin @AdopteeSociety Join KJ’s Heal Our Healers Coaching Program- Let’s Chat! Email ListWebsite Twitter 
Majo Molfino is a Latinx author, designer, and women’s leadership expert. She is the author of Break the Good Girl Myth (HarperOne) and host of the HEROINE podcast featuring top female leaders, creatives, and visionaries. Her leadership program, IGNITE, guides women to design and share a creative dream with the world. She has a master’s degree in learning, design, and technology from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in cultural studies from McGill University. Her work can be found at majomolfino.com. Today, KJ and Majo explore new definitions for creativity and how we can reclaim our feminine narratives through ritual, defiance and acts of self-compassion. TAKEAWAYS: Creativity’s definition is broad + expansive. Move beyond labels of artistry into a process and intentionThe process of manifestation involves both the passive and active energies. Actively design the structures and systems around you to support your creativityAction brings clarity Self Care Rituals reclaim our feminine narratives, expand the space needed to deepen our creativity. Unplugging, disconnecting, resetting is a rich opportunity to review our patterns and reacquaint with our stories Once you turn down the volume on the noise, your true gifts are revealed.   Please Rate and Review This Podcast ... if our Stories have astonished you too.Links To Topics Mentioned In This EpisodeFor Majo Molfino Website: majomolfino.comInstagram: majomolfinoTwitter: majoOrder “Break the Good Girl Myth” at goodgirlmyth.com Take Majo’s free quiz to discover your creative, feminine power at majo.coMusic for Ep 15 Heal Our Healers Break:  Original Sound Mandala- Seashell by KJ Nasrul Music for Intro & Outro: Canada Lo Res by Pictures Of The Floating WorldConnect With KJ and Bliss Begins Within IG @MusingsOnOther and @BlissBeginsWithin Heal Our Healers Coaching Program Info Here Email List http://bit.ly/BlissBeginsEmailListWebsite  https://BlissBeginsWithin.com Work with KJ  https://blissbeginswithin.as.me/Facebook and Twitter *Affiliate* Want to create and send beautiful emails? Try Flodesk for free your first 30 days and 50% off therafter! Use this link to get started. Facebook and Twitter 
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