CSP #19: Playing into love with dating coach Macy Matarazzo

From heartbreak after heartbreak to becoming a first-time bride after 40, Macy Matarazzo has discovered the sweet spot of attracting LOVE. She leverages a combination of her leadership corporate change management expertise, creative exploration, Intuitive/Energy Healing, Kundalini yoga/meditation and other radical proven technologies for transformation. She shares a powerful and FUN path to help women experience positive change in their lives and has been working with these tools for over 10 years.

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[2:40] Macy’s personal struggle around relationships.
[8:30] Declaring her year to find her beloved.
[10:17] Emerging and allowing our real selves to be seen, playing into love.
[15:30] How we are always trying to be better versions of ourselves.
[18:14] No-rules dating strategy
[21:49] Growing our intuition so that we attracting people with real resonance.
[23:45] Macy coaches Andrea about a weird dating situation.
[29:59] Communicating with your future beloved’s higher self.
[36:00] On self-love and being “needy”

CSP #18: The Courage Habit with Kate Swoboda

Kate Swoboda (aka, “Kate Courageous”) is Director of the Courageous Living Coach Certification and creator of YourCourageousLife.com, where she teaches people how to change old patterns of self-doubt and create courageous habits (and courageous lives) using the neuropsychology of habit-formation. She helps individuals who feel stuck start connecting to their most courageous selves, and she helps companies to create more innovative office cultures where teams at every level feel valued for their contribution to the whole.

Kate was deemed one of the top 50 bloggers in health, fitness and happiness by Greatist. She has contributed to Entrepreneur, USA Today, Forbes, Lifetime Moms, The Intelligent Optimist, MindBodyGreen, Business Insider, and more. She has been a consultant for teams within businesses, and she’s spoken at conferences and seminars on the topic of courage as it relates to personal development, releasing overwhelm, business and marketing, money mindset, wellness, increasing emotional resilience, and healthy goal-setting using habit-formation techniques.

Her first book, The Courage Habit: How to Accept Your Fears, Release the Past, and Live Your Courageous Life (New Harbinger Publications) will be on shelves in spring 2018.

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Show notes:

[5:24] Jealousy is a map
[8:08] Mondo Beyondo + how it helped Kate’s life come alive
[11:10] Creating the Courageous Living Coach Certification
[19:02] Defining courage
[21:20] How courage lives in the body
[28:30] Tonglen practice and soul hygiene

P.S. If you’d like to know more about the Courageous Living Coach Certification, click on this link for the full scoop. She is taking applications now + the program will start in January 2018.

 

 

You don’t smell like my mommy.

I treated myself to some new lotion recently from that store called Lush in downtown San Francisco. It’s called karma and it smells like Patchouli and citrus… just the right mix of hippie + cool + sexy yum.

Anyway, I got into bed the other night after putting it on my arms and legs, and I thought, “Dang! I smell sooooo good!”

But Nico crinkled his nose as he got under the covers. “What is that smell?” He asked a little bit alarmed.
“My new lotion,” I responded.
He was emphatic: “You don’t smell like my mommy. And I don’t like it.”

First, I love how honest our little people can be. They are so clear! Second, it never occurred to me that I had a mommy smell… uniquely mine, that this little animal creature in my bed feels resonance with and connected to. Of course, right? But that moment was so powerful.

It also made me think of all the ways we try to be better versions of ourselves – all the things we do to be prettier or more appealing to the world, when really, our true nature (our authentic selves) is what our favorite people really want from us.

I’m telling you all of this because I think we do this in all sorts of ways:

  • We pretend to be cheerful with our friend on the phone because we don’t want to burden them with our problems.
  • We pretend to be shiny, happy and successful online so that people will follow us.
  • We pretend we don’t need much in our relationship so as to not be too needy… afraid that if they saw our real selves they would run for this hills.

Maybe what I’m trying to say is this: Your true nature, how you actually are, is your gold.

And when we can embrace the how-we-actually-are (both in the micro and macro moments) I think we experience more ease, more joy and more flow. We’re moving with the river and not against it.

What do you think? Has there ever been a time when you leaned into your true nature + found ease on the other side?

 

 

 

CSP #17: Get your scary sh*t done with Jennifer Louden

Jennifer Louden is a personal growth pioneer who helped launch the concept of self-care with her first best-selling book The Woman’s Comfort Book. She’s the author of 6 additional books on well-being and whole living: The Couple’s Comfort Book, The Pregnant Woman’s Comfort Book, The Woman’s Retreat Book, Comfort Secrets for Busy Women (The Comfort Queen’s Guide to Life in hardcover), The Life Organizer, and A Year of Daily Joy. There are about a million copies of her books in print in 9 languages.

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CSP #16: White Hot Truth with Danielle LaPorte

Danielle LaPorte is an invited member of Oprah’s Super Soul 100, a group who, in Oprah Winfrey’s words, “is uniquely connecting the world together with a spiritual energy that matters.”

She is author of White Hot Truth: Clarity for Keeping It Real on Your Spiritual Path from One Seeker to Another, The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide to Creating Success on Your Own Terms, and The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul—the book that has been translated into 8 languages, evolved into a yearly day planner system, a top 10 iTunes app, and an international workshop program with licensed facilitators in 15 countries.

Named one of the “Top 100 Websites for Women” by Forbes, millions of visitors go to DanielleLaPorte.com every month for her daily #Truthbombs and what’s been called “the best place online for kickass spirituality.”

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Show Notes:

[3:24] Why she wrote White Hot Truth
[5:30] The vicious cycle of trying to be better and graduating from self-help
[9:30] Our stable of intuitives
[12:00] One being discerning about our tools
[13:40] Spiritual glamour
[16:35] On choosing to be here, in a body
[20:59] Sacred sex + sex magic
[26:29] Faux freedoms + open relationships
[31:50] Spiritual activism