Did you ever stop to consider that authentic living requires listening to your intuition? Learn the best way to tap into your authentic voice and why it's CRITICAL that we not only stop "shoulding" all over ourselves, but especially all over other women. It's time to celebrate the authentic (and diverse) voice of every single woman's effort to live authentically. And to assume we're all doing the best we can.
Several years ago Niyc Pidgeon found herself drowning in negativity and fear after being raped. With the encouragement of a therapist and a hefty dose of self exploration, Niyc found her way out of the darkness and into a place of gratitude, awareness and growth. Now she shares her story on stages around the world to help empower other women to find their own way out of whatever darkness they might be experiencing in their lives.
As a Positive Psychologist and Success Coach, Niyc is on a mission to help a million women change their lives using Positive Psychology by the year 2020. She recently won Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK, is currently living in Los Angeles, and proudly travels the world speaking, coaching, and helping women create more joy, personal power, and unstoppable success within themselves and their businesses. SNiyc’s first book Now Is Your Chance, is a 30-Day Guide To Living Your Happiest Life Using Positive Psychology, published with the world’s largest mind body and spirit publisher Hay House, and available for pre order Now. You can explore more at www.niycpidgeon.com
"Beautiful flowers blossom in adversity."
"My intention is that I bring together the science side of things and the spirituality side of things, as well as my personal experience and my professional expertise to really give the readers something that they can practically do everyday."
"Meditation is something that allowed me to connect with myself and the highest version of myself."
"I managed to find gratitude for the process and managed to find the gratitude for the fact that, one day, I knew that I would be able to share this story and help other people. Even the bad things that happen to us, we have to find gratitude on some level."
"Happiness is about raising your awareness, showing up in everything you do."
"My morning ritual/nurturing practice: gratitude rampage, moving into this place of gratitude and abundance, meditation, moving my body & energy around to feel empowered, visualization (standing on stage, seeing flowers), written affirmations, speak out loud my goal… abracadabra… I create what I speak. That which I speak, I create. It’s all about everything we say and bringing that thing into our reality. That is a practice that has given me so much."
Favorite kitchen gadget: Garlic Press
Niyc's Favorite Books: "Mind Gym, which is a collection of short, succinct tips about how you can develop a stronger mindset."
Best advice received: "To be able to wake up in the morning and just be yourself."
"Happiness is a combination of gratitude, awareness and growth -being grateful for what you have, heightening your awareness and also ensuring that everyday you are doing something that allows you to feel accomplished. And you actually give yourself credit for the things you do as well."
"Every night before bed do you 'DONE list' and reflect on the service you've given."
Have you ever woken up exhausted, grumpy or unready to face the day? In this Happy Bit I give you 3 strategies that will boost your mood, energy and focus on those really tough mornings.
Mary Hyatt was drowning in unhappiness after marrying very young and having no idea who she was; after years of numbing her unhappiness with food, Mary found herself 70 pounds overweight and needing to make a change. She decided to embark on a journey to find herself and to stop playing small; in the process she let go of the weight and the unhealthy marriage and today Mary is a strong advocate of living FULLY ALIVE through being authentic, loving yourself and loving your body.
Mary Hyatt is on a quest to feel alive and to live a life full of gratitude, joy, authenticity, and abundance in body, mind and soul. Mary believes that every person has the ability to create the life that they love. She lives in the heart of Nashville and her days are spent juggling the roles of holistic lifestyle advocate as a Presidential Diamond wellness advocate with do TERRA essential oils, and personal life and business coach. She helps her clients wake up, find their voice and become fully alive. You can join Mary every Wednesday at 1 PM CST on her Facebook LIVE show where she dives into raw topics and helps her audience fall back in love with themselves and believe in their potential. You can explore more at www.maryhyatt.com
“Listen to your life. See it for the fathomless mystery it is. In the boredom and pain of it, no less than in the excitement and gladness: touch, taste, smell your way to the holy and hidden heart of it, because in the last analysis all moments are key moments, and life itself is grace." ~Frederick Buechner
"I love that the emphasis on the touching, smelling, and really getting into the holy and hidden heart of it. That is it."
"I can remember thinking to myself, there has to be more to life than this. Surely, being completely asleep for life, being numb, just almost sleepwalking through life - Surely there has to be something else that would make life worth more living."
"Staying teachable. I’m always asking for feedback, I’m constantly learning. The minute that I think I know it all, my career is going to be dead. I want to see always how I can make things better. I get excited to hear about new perspectives, about new ways of seeing things because ultimately, my lens is really limited. I am seeing it only through my own eyes so I think a habit would be asking for feedback and continuously learning. "
Favorite kitchen gadget: "Garlic Press"
Beth's Favorite Books: "Loveability by Robert Holden"
Best advice received: "From my mom: when anything is going wrong, 'What does this make possible?'"
"I am happiest when I am being authentic + telling my truth + staying in the present. Part of living fully alive is experiencing life in 3D, which means that you are willing to be present for whatever is showing up in this exact moment. I give myself permission to celebrate, to be in that excitement and really stay in it, and asking myself, 'What is asking for my highest attention right now?'"
"Depression and anxiety are escaping the present. When we can find our true happiness, the ability to connect with life, just in this present moment - that truly is what we have - I better show up. I better be all here because this might be my last breath."
"Part of happiness is being able to show up for what’s happening right now. Being present truly contributes to our ability to have happiness and fulfillment."
"Slow down in this moment, take a couple deep breaths, in through the nose, out through the mouth, in through the nose, out through the mouth. What is asking for my highest attention right now? What needs some loving today?"
Happy Bit: A Parenting Mantra to Create Happier Kids (and a Happier Mama)
Parents and kids seem to do a lifelong dance - at least for the first 18 years - between control and freedom. In this Happy Bit I share a parenting mantra I created that helps me focus less on control (and criticism) and more on the positives like love, warmth, humor and praise.
My only parenting tools are love, hugs, warmth, humor and compliments.
Rather than always seeking the "grand gesture" or the next "big thing," Anne Bogel, blogger at Modern Mrs. Darcy and host of the What Should I Read Next? podcast reminds us that small and steady steps are where the magic happens.
Anne Bogel is the creator of the popular blog Modern Mrs Darcy and the podcast What Should I Read Next?. Anne Bogel popular book lists and reading guides have established Bogel as a tastemaker among readers, authors, and publishers. Anne lives in Louisville, Kentucky with her family. Anne is also the author of Reading People: How Seeing the World Through the Lens of Personality Changes Everything.
"There are so many things out there that we can make and create."
"Life moves on. Everything’s a stage. You have plenty of time."
"This is a stage. Everything moves in stages. Nothing lasts forever, for better or for worse."
"Something I have learned is how important timing is. That’s not just what you’re hoping to do but also when you are going to be able to do it. Life moves in stages and it won’t stay the same way forever. Things constantly change."
"I hate it when people say: “I don’t have time!”"
Favorite Quote: "Emily Dickinson: 'I dwell in impossibility.' It means excitement and enthusiasm and potential. Anything is possible."
Personal Habit: "Walking the dog with no headphones… motion and movement and fresh air."
Easy meal: Mexican Beef verde from Jessica Fisher’s cookbook, Not Your Mother’s Freezer Meals: Chuck roast - chili powder and oregano - salsa verde - with guac, pico, cheese…
Favorite kitchen gadget: Lemon Squeezer
Ann’s Favorite Books: You Learn by Living by Eleanor Roosevelt
Best advice received: "Don’t underestimate the importance of small steps."
"It’s about being peaceful, happy and light in body and spirit. And being free from anxiety of worry and understanding, love."
"A good life is fresh, solid and free, new, vibrant, grounded, safe."
"Take a walk without your earbuds or sit on the porch without a book and think and just be."
Journaling can be a powerful way to see the big picture of your life, to notice the trajectory you're on and to make needed adjustments. Whether you prefer gratitude journaling, writing your goals and intentions or recording a "diary" of your day, journaling is so helpful. One of the most powerful forms of journaling is vision journaling, which is writing down what you WANT your life to look like as if it's already the REALITY. Vision journaling not only creates energy, motivation and focus, but new research would suggest it is probably building new neural pathways in your brain, making it more likely you'll choose behaviors in line with your vision and goals. In this episode I tell you exactly how to do it.
Women's and men's bodies are not the same. We try to assume men and women can lose fat int he same way, but it can be helpful to account for hormones, pregnancy, breastfeeding...all of those things that make women women. In this episode Dr. Beth Westie shares some hot fat loss and health tips just for women.