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Why Diets Suck…And How You Can Live a Life Free From Dieting and the Scale

Why Diets Suck…And How You Can Live a Life Free From Dieting and the Scale

September 16, 2020

Let’s be honest...most of us have tried some kind of diet at some point in our lives. And most often, it is to lose weight or achieve some kind of body ideal that we have set in our minds.

But dieting can easily send us on a track to disordered eating, negative body image and poor self-esteem. When we fixate on foods being good or bad, numbers on the scale, and the never ending quest to lose “just 5-10 pounds,” it can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, and even trauma.

The diet industry makes millions of dollars by marketing unattainable standards of thinness to women that are based on western beauty standards and completely dismiss healthy living and eating habits based on ethnic, religious or other cultural traditions. And when we have these images delivered to us constantly through tv, social media, and print, it is very easy to develop a negative with food and the scale.

Join Jamie and her guests, Tonya and Tracy as they explore how you can push back against the diet fad industry, find peace with food, and develop a more positive relationship with your body.

Resources Recommended in Episode:

  1. The Intuitive Self-Care Guide
  2. Episode 58: Overcoming Diet Culture and Healing Your Relationship with Your Body + Food with Dr. Christy McElroy
  3. Were Not Weighting Instagram
  4. Were Not Weighting Facebook
  5. Were Not Weighting Website
  6. FREE Download: What to Do on a Bad Body Image Day
  7. Book a FREE Clarity Call

Meet Tonya + Tracy:

Tonya Beauchaine and Tracy Vazquez have been friends for a decade, they have been through ups and downs, weight gains and weight losses together. Their podcast, We're Not Weighting started out because they were both fed up with waiting around for their lives to start. Waiting to be a certain size, lose a certain amount of weight, or waiting to look a certain way. They have conversations about life, weight, Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size, the pressure to be thin, and live up to these standards of society. Tonya is a certified Intuitive Eating coach Health at Every Size® advocate and nutrition counselor. She's working to break the mold of who and what a nutritionist is. She works with others to find freedom in their relationship with food. Her favorite part of working with clients is helping them set up an Intuitive Kitchen. Tracy is a body image coach. She helps women find confidence in the bodies they have. She's no longer waiting to be a certain size but accepting her body the way it is. She's on a mission to help women feel confident and comfortable right here and now.

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at  http://jamiemolnar.com/

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How to Tap into the Power of Music in Your Affirmations Practice

How to Tap into the Power of Music in Your Affirmations Practice

September 3, 2020

Do you practice affirmations but feel like it isn’t working? Do you see others living the life of their dreams and say to yourself, I want that too! Are you ready to create a life full of abundance, love and light? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this week’s episode is definitely for you.

Join Jamie and her guest, Michele Blood, as they explore the concepts of Law of Attraction and the power music can bring to your affirmation practice.

Michele has an incredibly fascinating life story. Living her best life as an Australian pop star, Michele found herself suddenly hospitalized facing a very poor prognosis after a terrible accident. Michele miraculously healed herself and began sharing her method with others, eventually becoming a manifestation expert and sharing the stage with other experts in Law of Attraction. And she is right here, on the podcast, sharing her tips and tricks with you! 

Resources Recommended in Episode:

  1. The Intuitive Self-Care Guide

  2. Michele’s website

  3. Michele’s Instagram

  4. Michele’s Youtube Channel

Meet Michele:

Michele Blood is a successful, multi-talented lady. In addition to creating MusiVation™ products and seminars worldwide. Her public Mystical Success Events have been held in over 16 countries. Her largest audience was 50,000 in Kuala Lumpur. After many years of meditation Michele’s Kundalini awakened and transformed her consciousness. She now teaches others how to live a Mystical Life and experience Divine Oneness, which is the true heart of true happiness, success and purpose in one’s life.

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at  http://jamiemolnar.com/

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Using Creativity and Expressive Arts to Heal Your Emotional Wounds and Access Your Subconscious World

Using Creativity and Expressive Arts to Heal Your Emotional Wounds and Access Your Subconscious World

August 19, 2020

Join Jamie and this week’s guest, Dayna Wood, as they explore the neuroscience of how creativity can help you access aspects of your subconscious world and heal wounds that could be holding you back. 

Resources Recommended in Episode:

  1. The Intuitive Self-Care Guide
  2. Dayna’s Website

Meet Dayna:

Dayna Wood, EdS, LMHC, NCC, REAT, is a Creative Leadership Coach and the founder of Integrative Counsel. She earned her Masters of Education and an Education Specialist degree with a concentration in Mental Health Counseling and holds a Certificate in Creative Arts Therapies from the New School in NYC She is a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist (REAT) and a  licensed psychotherapist in New York and Florida. She has worked in several different industries including not-for-profit, healthcare, and entrepreneurial and continuously finds the creative process to be profoundly humbling and edifying.

“I’ve been there… I was tired, overburdened, not myself, and missing something essential. Balancing life’s demands is no easy task. However, after learning and applying advanced awareness tools – based on core principles founded in neuroleadership, imagination, and mindfulness – I was able to approach life with curiosity, creativity, potency, and fun. Today, I am a leadership coach and I delight in coaching busy professionals and corporations. In the process, I help them improve clarity, creativity, and achieve their full potential.”

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at  http://jamiemolnar.com/

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How to Make Peace with Stress: A Conversation with Yoga Therapist Stephannie Weikert

How to Make Peace with Stress: A Conversation with Yoga Therapist Stephannie Weikert

August 5, 2020

Join Jamie and this week’s guest, Stephannie Wekert, as they share personal stories of overcoming stress-related health issues as well as how yoga therapy can help you heal from stress too! 

Resources Recommended in Episode:

  1. The Intuitive Self-Care Guide
  2. Stephannie’s Website
  3. Make Peace with Stress Program

Meet Stephannie:

Stephannie Weikert is a Certified Yoga Therapist who helps smart, capable men and women manage stress with some of the most fundamental, yet little-known principles of yoga.

She’s been teaching therapeutic yoga for stress in studios, hospitals, businesses, and with her 1:1 clients since 2005. Now she’s on a mission to make meaningful personal growth doable and practical with her signature Make Peace with Stress process so that we can be present, calm and confident, and change the world.

When not mentoring individuals and organizations to transform challenges into catalysts for growth, Stephannie can usually be found under a pile of books or working on writing her first book about how to take charge of your chaotic mind and focus on what’s really important to you.

**Special gift for BYBS listeners! Get your Stress Type Quiz + Stress Type Guide when you sign up for the Make Peace with Stress program. 

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at  http://jamiemolnar.com/

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Mind-Body-Spirit Balancers FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

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5 Signs That You Are In A Toxic Relationship

5 Signs That You Are In A Toxic Relationship

July 23, 2020

Healthy relationships are an essential part of being well mentally, physically, and spiritually.  At our core, we are social beings, and we crave community. Kinship. We need to feel loved, safe, and secure. We need support from our inner circle.

 

As empaths, this is particularly important. We absorb so much energy from the world around us, and we feel the pain of others so often that it is easy to get pulled into relationships with wounded souls that need help.

 

In this episode, Jamie shares her thoughts on how empaths can take better care of themselves in relationships, as well as 5 signs that you might be in an unhealthy relationship and need to make a change.

 

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

 

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Mind-Body-Spirit Balancers FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

 

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Overcoming Diet Culture and Healing Your Relationship with Your Body + Food with Dr. Christy McElroy

Overcoming Diet Culture and Healing Your Relationship with Your Body + Food with Dr. Christy McElroy

July 15, 2020

Join Jamie and her special guest, Dr. Christy McElroy, as they explore how diet culture, media messaging, and family experiences impact it has on women’s physical, spiritual and emotional health. Learn Dr. Christy’s tips for creating a healthy relationship with your body and food through as well as healing concepts like intuitive eating and HAES (Health at Every Size).

Resources Recommended in Episode:

  1. The Intuitive Self-Care Guide
  2. Fiji Study
  3. Poodle Science
  4. Dr. Christy’s Website

Meet Christy:

Dr. Christy McElroy PsyD, LMHC is the owner of Eledhel Psychology where she works with adolescents and adults. She is a graduate of the Illinois School of Professional Psychology where she received her doctorate in clinical psychology with a concentration in Health Psychology.

A major focus of Dr. Christy’s work is her involvement in eating disorder awareness and advocacy that incorporates body positive approaches. She regularly collaborates with hospitals, dietitians, physicians as well as consults with other eating disorder experts. She has extensive experience working with eating disorders, anxiety, bulimia and binge eating. With almost a decade of experience treating eating disorders, she has been responsible for direct patient care as well as development and implementation of evidenced based curriculum in a Binge eating disorder intensive outpatient program. In addition, she has worked extensively in the community promoting body positive messages and educating on weight stigma through continuing education webinars and her YouTube Channel: The Self Confidence Chronicles and blog: www.theselfconfidencechronicles.com

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

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One Year Celebration! Jamie’s Reflections + Lessons on Hosting a Podcast

One Year Celebration! Jamie’s Reflections + Lessons on Hosting a Podcast

July 8, 2020

The Be Your Best Self Podcast turns One: Let’s Celebrate! 

Tune in as Jamie shares her thoughts on hosting the podcast over the past year and what she has learned about herself and others along the way.

Resources Recommended in Episode:

  1. The Intuitive Self-Care Guide

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Mind-Body-Spirit Balancers FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

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How Leaving Your Toxic Relationship Will Help You Become Your Best Self + Find the Partner You Deserve

How Leaving Your Toxic Relationship Will Help You Become Your Best Self + Find the Partner You Deserve

July 1, 2020

We have all been in an unhealthy relationship at some point in our lives. Maybe you have left a toxic relationship and aren’t sure what to do next. Maybe you are currently in a relationship that you know is unhealthy and are feeling stuck.  Or maybe you just really enjoy hearing stories of transformation and finding true love.

No matter what your current relationship status, I promise you that you will learn something from Amanda Peter’s story.

Tune in to hear Amanda share her very personal experience of being in a long, toxic relationship, how it impacted her self-esteem and her physical health, and how she was finally able to leave. Once she did leave, she found the love of her life, became healthy and happy again, and is now engaged to be married this year.

This is an incredible story that you don’t want to miss!

Resources Recommended in Episode:

  1. Connect with Amanda Here
  2. The Intuitive Self-Care Guide
  3. Gallup StrengthsFinder

Meet Amanda:

By day, Amanda is a full-time Employer Relations Coordinator and Career Coach for USF St. Petersburg where she has the pleasure of working with both employers and students. She assists students with all aspects of their career development from self-awareness to exploring careers and gaining experience. For employers, Amanda assists by connecting with students, understanding hiring practices, and building lasting relationships on campus. By night (or really by appointment), Amanda is also a Gallup-certified Strengths coach where she works with clients on understanding, discovering, and planning how to use their unique talents.

You will benefit from Amanda’s expertise if you are uncertain about the things that are happening in your life, want to improve your current status, are interested in developing your talents into strengths, need career coaching, or just need help getting to the next goal in your life.

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast!

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Mind-Body-Spirit Balancers FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

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#BYBSlove - Mini-Episodes Full of Inspiration + Love

#BYBSlove - Mini-Episodes Full of Inspiration + Love

June 24, 2020

#BYBSlove episodes are short and sweet - a chance for you to get a quick dose of love, inspiration, and healing energy directly from Jamie. 

In this episode, Jamie pulls a card from her Goddess Guidance Oracle Card deck and shares the message with you.

Resources Recommended in Episode:

  1. Jamie’s Self-Love Guide

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

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How to Truly Listen, Pause + Reflect in times of Stress

How to Truly Listen, Pause + Reflect in times of Stress

June 17, 2020

We are currently experiencing a lot of turbulence in the world right now, and it is a lot to take in and digest. And in order to move through the turbulence, create change, and find peace, we need to be able to truly listen to others and hear what they have to say, whether it is a partner, a friend, a colleague, or even a complete stranger. We also need to also understand and honor how we process information and respect how others around us digest and process information as well. In this episode, Jamie explores ways in which you can pause, reflect, and respond in a way that is loving and supportive for both you, the people around you and in your life.

Resources Recommended in Episode:

  1. The Intuitive Self-Care Guide
  2. Overcome Your Anxiety: A 4-Part Series (Part 1)

Thanks for joining me here on the Be Your Best Self Podcast! 

Connect with me, grab helpful resources, and learn more about my work at http://jamiemolnar.com/

To join in on the discussion, hop on over to the Mind-Body-Spirit Balancers FB Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/BYBScommunity/ and introduce yourself to us!

Love this and want more? Please hit subscribe + rate and review the Podcast on Apple Podcast. I appreciate your support!😃

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