About The Podcast
2020 has been a year of transition and surrender for Michelle St.Angelo. While learning to pivot with grace in the midst of a global pandemic, Michelle was faced with the ultimate lesson in surrender after losing all of her possessions in a house fire. Michelle St.Angelo is a former marketing executive, leadership coach, philanthropist, yoga instructor and the founder of VENT Dance + Creative Sessions. In this episode, we discuss: The natural human tendency to commiserate in the misery in order to connect The integrity of our words, and the importance of appreciation, gratitude, faith and surrender The freedom that can come after shifting perspective and reconnecting to self, and accepting what is true for you Our programmed definition of success and our own great disempowering beliefs And how we need this time of pause to hibernate, observe and reflect as opposed to accelerating and pushing things forward.
Dr. Bita Yadidi, believes there are 3 foundational “Secrets” to health and wellness. Using these secrets, she helps busy, overwhelmed, and stressed women find their unique path to holistic lifestyle transformation - so they finally feel physically energized, mentally clear, emotionally grounded, spiritually attuned, and relationally connected. Not only does she treat clients at Wellness to Be (her wellness center in Beverly Hills) as a California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, but she also empowers women nationwide through her “Take Charge of Your Life” 12-week health and wellness program. In this episode, we discuss: How to take charge of your life The importance of being flexible while still getting things done The need for being v doing How the small steps over time will create the big shifts in your life And why we don’t need as much coffee as we think we do, and what we can do for energy instead.
Shelley Paxton’s world looked so sexy from the outside, she had a dream job riding motorcycles all around the world while serving as VP, Global Marketing + Brand (CMO) of Harley-Davidson, but yet she felt like she was dying inside. While trying to understand what was happening, Shelley felt guilty, confused, and alone until her soul gave her a literal wake up call. In 2016 she walked away from the corporate world to become Chief Soul Officer of her life and, ultimately, her own company. In this episode, we discuss: How solitude and meditation can help you reconnect with your soul The importance of living in alignment with your truth How to navigate the space between letting go of your corporate identity and finding your true self The toxicity of “should”, and how to break free And how to get comfortable with being bold & courageous in the creation of your life.
Sean & Katie Miles believe that your habits are the vehicle that will get you to your goals. They stress the importance of building habits customized to your journey, along with maintenance habits, which include planning time for play and for rest. Sean and Katie are the brother and sister who co-founded Habitbetter with the goal of bringing one million people habitual happiness! Habitbetter uses guided journaling to train the brain and help people achieve goals, build healthy relationships and manage stress. In this episode, we discuss: The psychology of growth, and how our habits rewire our brain What it means to be goals focused v values focused Why self-reflection through journaling can help us design our own journey and create our own blueprint. And How to consciously use habits to create habitual happiness and healthy relationships.
The Love Is Viral Show Episode 95: Unfollow, Unfriend, Unload: Navigating Digital Media with Lacey Johnson
Lacey Johnson has come to the conclusion that it’s not the Digital Age or social media that has become a problem in today’s society, but rather it’s the user error stemming from our relationship with it and the intention behind how we use it to connect. Lacey is an award-winning essayist, editor and journalist. With a deep intrigue for human beings, and a fiery passion for smacking her readers in the face with life-unlocking truths, she writes and reports boldly and introspectively about topics that challenge the status quo—in the realms of fulfilling relationships, mental health, popular culture, women’s issues and the nuances of self-optimization. In this episode, we discuss: How social media has contributed to higher suicide rates The importance of seeing past the staged posts, and staying authentic on social media Why we need to be aware of how the content we consume affects our mood and mental health And the challenge parents are facing raising kids and how to support them while they discover who they are… not who anyone else wants them to be.
Alexandra Eidens believes that every child’s potential is unlimited. She is the co-founder of Big Life Journal. The Big Life team helps children develop a growth mindset and resilience so they are prepared to face life’s challenges with confidence. With their engaging and fun journals and printables kits, children develop high self-esteem and learn they can achieve anything they want out of life! In this episode we discuss: How to raise resilient, confident and happy children How a growth mindset has to start with parents Why modeling behavior is key to raising the person you want your child to become And why apologizing to your children is so valuable.
Dr. Rebecca Ray wants to help you define your life as brave. Using information collected from thousands of hours of working one on one with clients in her private practice, talking about their innermost vulnerabilities, she realized the overwhelming need to help others in overcoming their fear. Dr Rebecca Ray is an Author, Speaker, and Clinical Psychologist. She uses a science-backed, heart and hard truth approach to helping big-picture-thinking female entrepreneurs live a life that’s fulfilling, unapologetic, and free. In this episode, we discuss: How to overcome fear What it means to self-sabotage The need to validate our real human experience, and the suffering and discomfort that can come along with it The importance of self-awareness, and knowing when we are not living a life that is consistent with who we truly want to be And the steps needed to create a brave and courageous life that is aligned with that vision of our future self.
Adriana Lee is all about self discovery and empowerment through yoga. She teaches her students how to breathe, how to feel, and how to get reacquainted with their bodies. She found yoga at a young age, but it didn't make an imprint until later when she utilized it to navigate a challenging relationship followed by a challenging divorce. In this episode we discuss: The value of movement in processing our emotions and feeling more deeply into our bodies Why spiritual bypassing and toxic positivity are so last year The importance of feeling your way through your triggers and why we must listen to our bodies.
Mory Fontanez forecasts a new era of business that will emphasis the importance of emotional intelligence and create seismic shifts in the behaviors leaders will have to embody in order to be successful. Mory is a Purpose Coach and the Founder and CEO of 822 Group. After a successful career in corporate America, a critical truth became clear to Mory – many companies operate without a true sense of purpose because their leaders do not understand their own higher purpose. Many hardened business executives still operate from a place of scarcity and fear rather than alignment with their higher calling. They have lost their connection with their own GPS. This non-alignment shows up in many ways in the day-to-day operations of companies and, they need a new system.
Kimberly Trueba was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada (GSSNV) in April 2018 after a nationwide executive search. An experienced executive with twenty-five years of design and business strategy, organizational development, and operations expertise, Trueba oversees a robust Girl Scouts council of girls and volunteers in six counties. Prior to joining GSSNV, Trueba served in an executive leadership role with Forté Specialty Contractors, a construction firm specializing in building experiential environments in the hospitality, restaurant, and entertainment industries. A second-generation design professional, Trueba began her career as a Design and Development Manager with Walt Disney Imagineering for projects such as World of Disney, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, among many others. Trueba directed many of the nation’s premier design firms on highly notable hospitality and entertainment projects. A service-oriented leader, Trueba has collaborated with clients around the world including Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Auberge Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, Walt Disney Company, and Wynn Resorts.