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CORE CONNECTIONS | How To Choose You Without Feeling Guilty With Amy Smith

Nov 01, 2018

Amy Smith is the creator of Joy Junkie and it is her mission to empower women to help to find their voice. There are ways to express how you feel without being engulfed with guilt, fear or blame.

MANTRA | I am responsible for my intention, not my reception.

Amy’s mantra gets discussed in our conversation and I want you to take the time to see how hers relates to your life and what mantra you could create for yourself.

Amy Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker and personal empowerment expert. She is the founder of thejoyjunkie.com and helps individuals find personal empowerment and self-love.


MOM GUILT + DEALING WITH NEGATIVITY

Mom guilt is real but doesn’t have to be. Amy wants you to give yourself permission to take time to heal your body as a new mom. Change your perception of the word guilt as it is a word reserved for when you did something wrong according to you. It doesn’t need to be used when you are doing what’s best for...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Total Body Wellness With Lane Kennedy

Sep 25, 2018

Lane Kennedy reveals to us the power women have within their bodies if they listen. Her passion to empower, transform and support other women is what drives our conversation. Lane speaks so her story can be heard. She shares so that other women know they are not alone. And Lane cares because she believes that you have the power to change this world. 

Lane Kennedy has over 20 years of experience mastering and acquiring knowledge that is required to live in today’s overstressed tech’d world. She has a wealth of intelligence and passion for helping others find bio, individualized wellness. She has become an advocate for anyone struggling or stressed looking for revolutionary solutions. Lane works with clients on real alternatives to conventional medicine, including deep mindfulness meditation practice. She is also a Bulletproof coach. 

I was so excited to have Lane come on to talk about her experience with hemp oil and how she uses it in her...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Transforming Your Mind + Body With Carla Egurrola

Jul 31, 2018

In this episode, I am having a conversation with a close peer, student + friend Carla Egurrola. I loved listening to her insight on this journey of life that we are all on as it helps lead us to new insights and self-transformation from the inside, out. We bring up a word that I use all the time and that is awareness. An awareness of how your body is feeling and how your mind is feeling can put you in the right direction of your journey.Carla has over 20 years of experience as a fitness and wellness professional with a degree in nutrition. She has been a personal trainer, yoga + Pilates instructor and a Mindvalley Certified Trainer. She is the co-owner of her new studio, Equilibrium, which is based out of Guatemala. She does specialist fitness studios where she specializes in teaching things such as prenatal training, Core Rehab and Iso Fit.

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Pilates Suspension Training With Rebecca Beckler

Jul 17, 2018

It was great being able to catch up with my friend Rebecca Beckler! Since our Stott Pilates training days, she has developed her own suspension training method. A suspension trainer is an awesome tool because it is inexpensive and can be used anywhere!! As a busy mom, she talks about how she has found the balance between work and personal life along with her busy traveling schedule.

Rebecca Beckler is the creator and author of the Pilates Suspension Method. She has a bachelor’s degree in adult fitness, a certified advanced level Stott Pilates instructor, a Stott Pilates instructor trainer, a Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) certified trainer and an American Council of Exercise (ACE) certified personal trainer. Rebecca is a proud mom of two as she travels around teaching her Pilates Suspension Method.

Rebecca's Suspension Exercises

Rebecca's Top Health Hacks

1. Water 

Drinking water helps flush out toxins, clear up your skin and keep you full...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Phasing Through Life With Deanne Ziadie

Jul 03, 2018

The time got away from Didi and I’s conversation about how the cycles of the moon can relate to your cycle. Energies flow from all around us, we need to pay attention to which ones are telling us something. Because there is a power in finding your flow and which energy your body creates.

"We can all heal together." - Deanne Ziadie

Didi has such an appreciation for life and all it has to offer. She pays attention to the energies around her and how it relates to the moon, the seasons and the elements around us. This can help decrease the stress that our bodies sometimes get overwhelmed with. Your life is constantly changing as you are advancing, growing and evolving constantly; awareness can serve as our guide as we continue to understand our purpose and what we want or need out of life. Deanne Ziadie is the creator of Divine Friends Sisterhood Community, the Moon Cycle Journaling course, the new online New Moon Intention Sisterhood Circle, author of children’s...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | David Lesondak, Fascia: What It Is and Why It Matters

Jun 26, 2018

This is the conversation we have all been waiting for (or maybe just me, ha!) David Lesondak and I's shared obsession is… can you guess it… FASCIA!! Join us as we talk about many topics regarding the human body and how they all connect back to the fascia.David Lesondak, BCSI, ATSI, FFT, FST, VMT is a member of the Allied Health Professional Staff in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a Structural Integrator and Fascia Specialist at UPMC’s Center for Integrative Medicine; and specializes in chronic pain, pre-and post-surgical issues, physical performance enhancement, and treatment for those suffering from cancer. Since 2010 David has been the chief video documentarian for the University of Ulm’s Fascia Summer School. He lectures and teaches internationally.

Watch Our Conversation Below!!

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Finding Perspective With Jaime Fleres

Jun 12, 2018

Jaime Fleres comes on The Core Connections Podcast to talk us through the power of writing and the importance of writing your birth story with the help of her book 'Birth Your Story: Writing About Your Birth Matters'. Not just for new mamas either! You could be a mother, father or partner and participate in writing your own birth story; it is for anyone who has experienced birth no matter how short or long it has been since its happened.

The perception of your story is always changing and it is never too late to start reflecting on your story. It doesn’t matter if you can write or not; what matters is that you have a story to tell… and it’s yours to tell.

Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Jaime Fleres (Mizejewski) has been writing to process, heal and honor her life experiences since she was an early teen. She received her bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and English (Summa Cum Laude) and her master’s degree in the Teaching...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Choose To Be Grateful With Angela Mader

May 29, 2018

Angela shares her story about the power of overcoming. She tells us how it is important to get the right mindset and that starts by knowing that you can do it.

“My passion was helping other people, but my comfort was being fit.” 

We go into detail about how your body holds onto life trauma through your fascia. You need to listen to your body and wait for it to tell you that it’s ready, otherwise you are only hurting yourself.

Fitlosophy's founder, Angela Mader, created the fitbook™ and subsequent line of products and programs, to promote embracing a healthy lifestyle and taking a positive approach to reaching goals. What was once her own personal battle has evolved into her passion for positively influencing the lives of others. Born and raised in Colorado, Angela is a graduate of CU-Boulder, holds an MBA from UC-Irvine, and has certifications in personal training and fitness nutrition. Angela is a self-proclaimed goal guru, motivational speaker and...

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CORE CONNECTIONS | How Over Exercising Is Over Working Your Body With Annie Tinker

May 22, 2018

I am excited to have Annie Tinker on this episode of The Core Connections Podcast as we work together as coaches in my Knocked-Up Fitness Pregnancy Membership. We share our experiences with over exercising and how that affected our bodies. We also dive into how nutrition can change the way you feel as she lets us in on a few of her health hacks.Annie Tinker is a certified Knocked-Up Fitness Prenatal and Postnatal Exercise Specialist, Core Exercise Specialist and a birth doula. Annie was a personal trainer before she got into prenatal training. She had noticed a lack of options when both of her sisters became pregnant, so that is what spurred her initial interest in becoming a prenatal exercise specialist. Since then, Annie has joined us on our Knocked-Up Fitness team as a prenatal coach for our membership as she had her first baby this past November.

Annie's Healthy Hacks

1. Turmeric

Annie likes to add a ¼ tablespoon in her coffee....

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CORE CONNECTIONS | Jen Is Back With Her Healthy Hacks!

May 11, 2018

+ Check Out Jen and I's Previous Conversation HERE!

For this episode of The Core Connections Podcast, I invited Jen back on to talk about her top ten tips that you can start implementing into your life!

1. Posture 

Start implementing it into your life with every move you make.

2. Getting Sunshine Early In Day 

This will help improve your energy levels for the whole day. 

TIP: Exposing your kids to the sun as well will help them nap better later in the day.

3. Moving 

Always try to implement moving throughout your day. During commercials, do some plank slides or squat pulses.

4. Look At What You Are Putting Into Your Body 

Get those toxins out and get those nutrients in. 

5. Sleep 

We all lack from sleep, make sure you try to get those 8+ hours in every night. 

6. Form 

Make sure you are using the appropriate form when you are moving. Don't set yourself up for injury, failure or dysfunction. 

7. Water 

Pick water over...

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