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Each week, I interview every day people and wellness experts about following our souls calling and embodying what lights us up so we can be even more amazing people and manifest our legacy for future generations right now. Be inspired. And join me on Thursdays for the Beginner Health Sessions, for simple ways you can up level your own health and wellness. Le's inspire each other. After Susan's own journey with Post Natal Depression, which she healed naturally through following her intuition, ...
 
Maureen Kafkis helps you to create a nervous system for success by showing you how to master your brain BS. It might not seem possible to you, but you can easily achieve the success you have always desired, while feeling calm, centered and confident throughout the process. Maureen learned this the hard way from trial and error and a great deal of needless suffering. That suffering turned out to be a blessing though because it inspired her to stop looking to others for the answers and to look ...
 
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Maureen Kafkis has a phenomenal energy when it comes to living consciously. After deciding to make emotional and mental health the number one priority in her life, Maureen took in a number of resources with an open heart and learned about money and abundance in both business, and her personal life. Maureen's Podcast The Brain BS represents Maureen'…
 
Welcome back for the next instalment in the Our Soul Life journalling series. If you've been following along, the last two parts have set the foundations for this journey and in this next step we dive deep and focus in on one of the 12 areas that is really important to us - creating a flow on effect to the other 11 areas. This is where break down o…
 
In this update I thank my followers and listeners for being invested in my work and listening to the podcast. I also share changes coming to The Brain BS Podcast in 2023 and give a sneak preview to a course I am creating that will help you to build a belief foundation in yourself and create a nervous system for success...for only 97$!!! Now you rea…
 
In this episode I speak with my cousin Erin about what it was like growing up with a brother who experienced debilitating mental health issues. She talks about the lack of resources back then, the way it impacted their family dynamics, and the secrecy and shame attached to mental illness. At the end of the episode, Erin gives us her final words of …
 
Meet Simon Eager, a great bloke with a great journey. Originally from the UK, Simon spent his career as a Police Officer until a trip to Australia set him on a new path. After a life changing six-month stopover in South Africa working in wildlife conservation together with his wife Melanie, they set down roots in Australia. But law enforcement no l…
 
In this episode I speak with Certified Coach Cathi Marcus who inspires women and teens to live an authentic , conscious and awakened life. We have an enthusiastic conversation about her journey with addiction, supporting her LGBTQ son, and the power of Divine Intelligence. Make sure you stick with it to the end because Cathi shares final words of w…
 
Let's continuing with our Soul Life journaling series. In Part One, we dove into 12 areas of our lives and rated our current satisfaction levels and where we would like to be. In Part Two, we're diving deeper and leading with four main journaling points about each of those 12 areas. Take the time to journal these out because it gets really interest…
 
Ashley Braun-Brafman shares with us her journey from an adolescent with no judgement about food and health, to a college freshman with a fear of weight gain, to a qualified Dietician still wracked with guilt over selling an idea she didn’t completely trust herself. Today, she's a woman who's grown through each of these stages, trusting herself to c…
 
In this episode I speak with Emotional Eating Coach Karen Schaible who primarily works with nurses to help them develop coping skill so they no longer rely on food to solve their emotions. We discuss the brain BS around obesity, the impact of our upbringing, and the subconscious filters we adopt from growing up in our family environment. We also ta…
 
Let's kick off part one of my Soul Life journaling series which is a part of my new Soul Life Program. We're starting off with rating our current level of satisfaction in 12 areas of our lives. Then the work begins as we then rate what level of satisfaction we want to be at. This is all work I have done on myself through Project 2021 and 2022 and w…
 
Meet Andelin Price, mum of six boys, Life Coach specialising in relationships and Podcast host. In this episode, Andelin shares her journey of motherhood and specifically around her experience through her first son being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at the age of seven. Andelin's growth and wisdom through this beautiful journey is both touching a…
 
Our chakras can be incredibly supportive when going deeper into your intuition, so understanding each of the seven chakras and how they can play out for you can be so empowering. It all comes down to tapping into what feels good for you, being more in tune with when a chakra is active and in play and what you can create or when it is closed and wha…
 
In this episode I speak with corporate coach Michelle Kevill. We discuss how suicidal ideation, buffering with over-working, and her tendency to avoid uncomfortable emotions culminated in her finally reaching out for the coaching support she so desperately needed. As a result of receiving that coaching, Michelle turned her life around and was inspi…
 
Let me introduce my gorgeous friend, Gretchen Hernandez. Gretchen's battled depression since she was 19. An overachiever at work, often to her own detriment, caused a mini stroke and severe IBS. After a long battle and reaching breaking point Gretchen found her way out, through messages from the universe and her own determination to live a life wit…
 
In this episode I speak with Business Process coach and mindset coach, Gretchen Hernandez. We talk about the importance of the mind body connection and making our emotional and mental health a priority in both our personal and professional life. Gretchen also discusses her new affordable membership program that can help you get those ideas in your …
 
The Clair Senses are another beautiful modality we can use in living our Soul Life as they're all about our intuition. We can have one, two, three or all of the 5 Senses and they can play a role in our decision making. As with all things on this podcast, it’s about experimenting with what comes through and creating and growing from that space. Let’…
 
Megan Bergeron went from burnout, in her corporate job, to creating a life of abundance in her own business. Megan takes us through her burnout and health issues which all related back to stress and nutrition. And Megan shares all the different modalities that empowered her to overcome her challenges. Today Megan combines her work as a Naturopath w…
 
In this episode I speak with health and life coach Susan Scollen about the brain BS around postnatal depression and the challenges of choosing to live an authentic life over succumbing to society's expectations of her. Susan's journey has led to her living her Soul Life and she partners with other people now to create their Soul Life, exactly as th…
 
Today I'm sharing a gorgeous conversation I got to have over on Christine Bongiovanni's podcast - AwakenYou in your Marriage. We chat about what's at the core of the love and abundance Chris and I create in our marriage. I take you through the tough times when I didn't know myself and how that affected my relationship with Chris and ultimately the …
 
Susan contracted Covid in early 2020. She noticed a cough that wouldn't go away and self-admitted to hospital. The doctors were certain she wasn't going to make it. She had extremely high blood sugar and her family were told to prepare for her death because she had no neurological response. Susan defied the odds, believing our bodies can and will h…
 
In this episode I speak with fellow coach Corinne Crabtree. We discuss the challenges of her upbringing that led to a suicide attempt at the age of 17. She also shares the brain BS around was going on in her mind back then and the brain BS that can still get triggered even after all her success and accomplishments. This is a great window into the l…
 
Intuition is a powerful tool we all have in our toolboxes for living our Soul lives and when it comes to intuition, it's really about understanding how it comes up for you and what you do with it. Where we create beauty in this space is when we experiment with it and look back on other times where our intuition may have been a key player and we may…
 
Imagine being surprised with a new baby on the way - when you thought your family was complete! Then imagine you're having a girl, and you thought your husband didn't make girls. Then at 25 weeks your waters break. SURPRISE!! Pregnancy is one of the most natural things in the world, and every pregnancy is so different. Kristen had 3 little boys at …
 
In this episode I speak with fellow coach Renata Musial. We discuss the Brain BS around perceived failure, the art of making big pivots in life, all or nothing thinking and the power of thought work . She also shares a tip at the end of the episode that can help you to manage your mind when you are about to do something you are dreading. Renata is …
 
Who's feeling exhausted - let's all raise our hands! If we can pick apart the thoughts and feelings beneath our exhaustion, we can shine a light on knowing if we're doing things from a place of true alignment. Because exhaustion can feel confusing especially if we're out of balance, so let's do the work to bring that balance and alignment back in s…
 
Heather Ross is a woman whose story is full of heartbreak, healing, love and a call for change. Heather's daughter struggled with substance addiction and at first Heather couldn't navigate how to support her but she realisation that healing, for both herself and her daughter, had to start with love. When Heather could separate her daughter from her…
 
In this episode I speak with Paige Dempsey, a Feminist Certified Life Coach, who coaches women on dating and relationships. We discuss the Brain BS and societal expectations around major milestones in life and how us women limit ourselves when we try to meet them. Paige has created her own authentic path in life and is going to share her wisdom abo…
 
I'm sharing what's on my heart and that's about doing things differently. Everything's connected and how we do one thing is how we do everything. I've been doing some beautiful and deep work to embody more of my true authentic self in my life and in my business and now I want to share that with you in an opportunity for us to grow and become more u…
 
Christine's been working with women and helping them to transform for 30+ years. After her own journey with self-sabotaging behaviours, disordered eating and chemical abuse, plus low self-worth and looking for love outside of herself she knew it was time to do the internal work. She took the steps forward, transformed herself, found a new level of …
 
In this episode I speak to feminist coach Amanda Kingsley about abortion, Roe vs Wade, the fluidity of maternal instincts, and all the brain BS that comes with a controversial topic. Amanda Kingsley is a Certified Feminist Life Coach and Doula. She is the host of the Speaking Light Into Abortion podcast. And the Author of ‘What I Wish: 100 love not…
 
We can manage our thoughts but we can't control them. As we evolve in our lives, our thoughts will evolve with us because our beliefs change as we change. That doesn't stop the 'I'm not good enough' or similar thoughts, but we move through them quicker. We see them and we let them go, and we can even get to a point of laughing at them. Then we get …
 
In this exciting 200th episode we welcome back the beautiful Mel Oxman for a soul inspiring conversation about Susan's Project 2022 journey. We hear all about Susan's transforming and transcendant experiences this year as she has dived deeper into her health and soul, some things expectd, and some not, but still so aligned. Be Inspired xo Come and …
 
Healing for me used to be one dimensional. Now it's multi-modal, which means I look deeper than the physical and include the emotional and spiritual. This gives me the opportunity to transcend and transform my health and go deeper into what's truly helping me. I also experiment, not everything has to land, I can certainly try things and let them go…
 
In this episode I speak with coach and straight-shooter Sarah Yost. We discuss the misconceptions around trauma, the need for both thought work and emotional work, and the specifics of Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD). She also shares her mental health history and a useful tip at the end of the episode for you to utilize immediately if you are…
 
Amy always dreamt of being a mum, and after 4 dreamy pregnancies, her fifth child was still born. Devastated, and also knowing her family wasn't complete yet, she decided to try again. She gave birth to her sixth child and then had a miscarrige. She had one more pregnancy, and was diagnosed with preeclampsia - as she describes, a miracle that saved…
 
In this episode I speak to teen coach Ashley Jangro about the power of coaching when nothing else seemed to be working. She shares her story of how she was able to help her 11yo daughter to overcome intrusive thoughts of suicidal ideation, and how her experience inspired her to help other teens and their moms in similar situations. If you are inspi…
 
In this episode I speak with fellow coach Tarryne West about the trauma she experienced as a young woman, how that led to mental health issues and multiple suicide attempts. We also discuss how the healthcare system failed her and what it was that finally turned her life around to the point where she can help others who are struggling like she was.…
 
Let's dive into something most of us, if not perhaps all of us face, and that's when other people don't understand why we do what we do. What's important when this comes up, is to acknowledge that those stories are not our stories. We can hold space for other people's stories, but it doesn't mean we have to hold onto their stories and stay stuck. K…
 
In this episode kicking off Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I speak with Jennifer Bulbrook, a Certified Mental Health Life Coach. She created an incredible company called ‘I Am Somebody’ and her mission is to help fellow humans to overcome their depression, anxiety and addictive behaviors just like she did. Jennifer is courageous enough to shar…
 
Margot Shute's an incredible woman who's moved through PCOS, menopause, diabetes and stress on her journey to finding mid-life health. After a rocky road of weight and health issues from a young age, Margot reminds us that weight is not the issue, but a symptom of the issue. Margot shares how debilitating shame can be on our lives, especially when …
 
In this episode I share the take aways that I learned from interviewing five courageous people who have faced the challenges that come with loving somebody who is addicted to drugs. It really is time to approach the way we handle addiction in our society. People who are addicted to a substance and their families need us to tap into love and compass…
 
In this episode I speak to my brother-in-law Michael about the impact of his son's death on their family dynamics , his grief process, what they do now to honor his memory, and the sculpture that was dedicated in his son's memory and all those who have been lost to addiction. In terms of how they honor Michael Jr today, they have a drive to collect…
 
In this episode, I speak with fellow coach Kim Gockley about her recovery from opioid addiction. She shares about how she was able to get off of the pills permanently but would frequently relapse with other substances over the years. It wasn't until Kim was introduced to coaching that she finally figured out the mindset part of recovery that change…
 
When you first wake up in the morning and you think about your day, are you thinking of it from the perspective of, I HAVE to? In this episode I'm showing you that by releasing the I HAVE to mindset and reframing that mindset to I GET to, creates a higher vibration and level of energetics, and transcends your day and the day of others around you wh…
 
In this episode I speak to Heather Ross who is a mother who was willing to do whatever it took to have a relationship with her daughter who struggled with addiction. Whatever it took turned out to be a gift for her. Supporting her daughter taught her to focus on their similarities instead of their differences, be present as a mother, and love her d…
 
In this episode I speak with my good friend Megan Chance who is an accomplished, multi-published author as well as a mother of a daughter recovering from a heroin addiction. Megan speaks candidly about her experience with her daughter, her regrets, how challenging it was to be judged by so many people, and her recommendations for how to manage your…
 
In this episode I speak to my niece Laura about the challenges she faced trying to love a brother who was addicted to heroin. She is honest, real, and authentic in how she describes the relationship she had with Michael, what she regrets, and what advice she wants to offer to others in a similar situation. It took courage for Laura to share her tru…
 
Zahra McLaughlin's truly a beautiful soul on the other side of many life challenges. She's experienced a strict religious upbringing, family turmoil, crippling anxiety, living for others, relationship challenges and being hit by a car, Zahra's life lessons and life changing moments are a true testament to who she has become on her journey of discov…
 
This update explains why I am doing a week long series about what it is like to love somebody who is addicted to drugs. I will be publishing an episode each day this week so that we can gain a better understanding of how challenging it is to be in a relationships with somebody who is using .The intent of this series is to increase our awareness of …
 
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