The Women Disrupted Podcast

The Women Disrupted Podcast

By Amanda Hanson
Welcome to the Women Disrupted podcast where Amanda Hanson inspires and challenges you to think and live a more disrupted life.

She wants you to challenge the status quo about finding fulfillment, the definitions of success, beauty standards and developing self-worth.
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006 - The Healing Power of Our Breath

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011 - Discover Your Enneagram
In today's episode: Amanda brings Krista McNally, Human Connection Coach, to explain in depth one of her FAVOURITE topics, the Enneagram! Krista gives a rundown of the 9 Enneagram energies and their motivations and also their "lost childhood messages", so that we can better understand ourselves and how we relate to others.  Amanda may or may not burst into tears in this episode. Discover how your Enneagram can help you to better understand yourself and why you do the things you do, but it's also to better understand your friends, co-workers, and your romantic partners. Understanding your Enneagram is not about boxing you into a certain way of thinking, it's really about helping you to understand why you may feel a certain way or what you may be missing from your mindset that is causing self-doubt. You are you; the test is only interested in explaining why you ended up the way you are, and Krista gives some great insight into some beneficial ways you can take that information and use it to your advantage. Share your Enneagram number and tag us! @womendisruptedpodcast Join her next Enneagram workshop for free here: http://kristamcnally.com/join Follow her on Instagram @kristatamcnally
59:42
August 5, 2020
010 - Disrupting Diet Culture
In today's episode: Amanda brings on her friend, registered dietician and emotional eating coach Laura Buckley, to talk about body image yet again! They dive deep into the ways diet programs trick you into constantly feeling like you need to use them to be healthy and happy. Laura explains why eating healthy is actually a lot easier than we think.  They explore how we’ve all been tricked into thinking we need to follow the eating habits of others and how we were taught to stop listening to the cravings our body instinctually provides. Laura explains the importance of learning to trust your own body, gain balance over our emotions and practice presence in order to help our body naturally want and need food without punishing ourselves for not sticking to some random strict diet regiment. Find Laura Buckley here: https://www.laurabuckleycoaching.com/ Here is her ebook on 3 ways to shift emotional eating: EBOOK Follow her: on Instagram @laurabuckleycoaching on Facebook @laurabuckleycoaching This episode is sponsored by simplySTYLISH Inc and produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
50:03
July 15, 2020
009 - Disrupt the War on Your Body
In today's episode: Amanda brings on her friend, Heather, to talk about her experience and  struggles with her own body image. They talk about how for too long we’ve been conditioned that in order to be happy or to show up fully as ourselves, then we have to change our appearance first. They talk about the additional difficulty women have because they have been conditioned and trained to focus on exterior factors, like the size of their body, the state of their skin, how much hair they have on their body, the colour of their hair, etc... They discuss coping strategies that can be used to help those who're struggling with their weight or body and how body love may never be the goal. Find Heather Libbey here: You can find Heather at: heatherlibbey.com on Instagram @itsheatherlibbey on Facebook @Heather Libbey - Career + Business Mentor  This episode is sponsored by simplySTYLISH Inc and produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
52:03
July 8, 2020
008 - Disrupt Living on Auto-Pilot
In today's episode: Amanda brings her "Inner Wisdom/Meditation" coach, Dhavita Filek, on to discuss how practicing "presence" has been life changing for her in every way. Amanda shares her personal experiences with the everyday, long-lasting positive benefits of practicing presence and how it takes "living in the moment" to a whole new level. It has helped her to better listen to her instincts, body, and intuition. Amanda shares how she is implementing this practice with her daughter in order for her (daughter) to better trust her own feelings and have them guide her. They talk about how connecting to your body, feelings and senses can help you trust your decisions without overthinking every possibility. This is especially important for women, as grounding oneself is often harder to do because society has put so much unneeded pressure to be or live up to impossible standards.  Women can often get lost in a future-focused mindset without stopping to think about what they truly want and need. This is one of Amanda's favourite episodes, so please give it a listen! Find Dhavita here: If you want to receive 1:1 coaching from Dhavita or have a tarot reading, contact her HERE Instagram: @iamdhavita This episode is sponsored by simplySTYLISH Inc and produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
45:11
July 2, 2020
007 - Disrupting Gender Norms
In today's episode: Amanda brings on Harley, a non-binary college student, to discuss modern gender identity. They discuss how gender is considered different from sex and some important terminology that can help gender non-conforming people identify themselves. Harley gives their story of discovering themself, who they are and shares how to help non-binary people or people who use they/them pronouns feel included. They discuss why it's so important to ask people their pronouns and why it's important to understand some basic terminology when it comes to gender identity. Enjoy this very important episode! For full show notes, go --> HERE If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review! This episode is sponsored by simplySTYLISH Inc and produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
47:17
June 23, 2020
006 - The Healing Power of Our Breath
In today's episode: Amanda dives deep into what a single breathwork session did for her mental health when dealing with a personal issue that had previously disconnected her from feeling any emotions. She brings on Jolene Dentremont, a breathwork coach, to discuss what breathwork entails and how she uses her skills to teach others about the importance of taking time to connect with their body in order to aid their mental health. The two share stories of the almost psychedelic effects it can have on you while you go through the process and how powerful the energy is in a room full of people during a session. Jolene also goes into detail in regards to a time that doing breathwork actually helped her heal from a physical injury. Find Jolene Here: Breathwork: https://www.yogaon.ca/thebreathwork Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yogaon.ca/ For full show notes, go --> HERE If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review! This episode is sponsored by simplySTYLISH Inc and produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
58:37
June 15, 2020
005 - Disrupting Colorism, Racism & Supporting Black Lives Matter with Melissa Dhillon
“Whatever color of skin you have, you need to stand with the Black Lives Matter movement.”  In today's episode: Amanda brings her friend, Melissa, on to discuss her personal experience with being a minority as an Indian woman. Melissa discusses the colorism and the obsession with whiteness and having fair skin in her culture as well as her experience living in Canada as an Indian/ Asian woman. They discuss the importance of speaking up against white supremacy and standing with black people during the current protests and the Black Lives Matter movement. Melissa also gives some extremely interesting insight into why she urges minorities to speak up even when they have struggled with oppression themselves. For Show Notes, go HERE If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review! This episode is sponsored by simplySTYLISH Inc and produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
1:12:07
June 10, 2020
004 - The Disruption of Miscarriages with Brandy Williams
**Trigger warning: This episode shares sensitive information that may be difficult for some listeners** Brandy Williams is a Registered Dietitian and fitness instructor who joined Beautycounter because they are going above and beyond when it comes to safety, performance and education in the personal care industry. When she faced her 6th miscarriage, she started to do research and looks for the "why". This lead her on a mission to push for greater federal regulation of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products. In this episode: Brandy Williams shares her personal story of disruption by going through multiple miscarriages and shares the truth about how they affected her emotionally and physically. Brandy and Amanda discuss how the medical system and education system often fails women in preparing them for not just miscarriages, but their health in general, which can lead to shame. Brandy discuss why it’s important for women AND men to communicate about their trauma. Brandy shares the benefits she's had with dealing with loss when it happens instead of pushing it aside and discusses how therapy can help despite how hard it may be to attend counselling. Brandy shares how her experience led her to learn how our environment and hormones can affect women's mental/ physical health. Proper education and restrictions need to be implemented on chemicals to make sure that people aren't doing long term damage to their bodies by using everyday products. NB COPES Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/NBCOPES/ Brandy's Beautycounter Website: https://www.beautycounter.com/en-ca/brandywilliams For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.simplystylish.ca/blog/disruption-miscarriages If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review! This episode is sponsored by simplySTYLISH Inc and produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
1:12:59
May 25, 2020
003 - Disrupting our Sexuality and Relationships with Amanda Bennett
After a divorce, today’s guest Amanda Bennett tells the story of her personal disruption that changed her life for the better and allowed her to learn more about herself and about relationships. In this episode: Amanda shares that shortly after getting a divorce with her husband, she realized that she was more interested in loving a person, rather then their gender. What it was like coming out to her loved ones and son. What it's like being in a relationship with someone of the same gender and how it compares to being in one with a man or someone of the opposite gender. Amanda and Amanda discuss how chaos in life can lead to epiphanies about aspects of you you never know about yourself and how things like your sexuality, who you love, and labels don’t and shouldn’t box you in or be what defines you. The two also get frank about what it was like having sex with a woman for the first time. For full show notes and links, visit: https://www.simplystylish.ca/blog/sexuality-relationships If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review! This episode is sponsored by simplySTYLISH Inc and produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
41:35
May 25, 2020
002 - My Midlife Crisis, My Way (Part 2)
002: My Mid-Life Crisis, My Way (Part 2) "I stopped finding my worth and value by what I did or anything external. It wasn’t about how much I did or didn't do by the end of the day. By how much was in my bank account. By how much time I spent with my daughter or not. What kind of house I lived in, how many degrees I have... I started to measure my happiness based on how much I was living to my values. Letting my values guide me internally, rather then anything that is happening externally to me." In this episode: Amanda elaborates on the disruption in her life she introduced in the previous episode and discusses how organizing her core values helped her ground herself in what she needs to do to be satisfied with herself again; in her personal life, and in her personal styling business. She explains how a focus on external achievements doesn't necessarily equate to feelings of success.  Feelings of fulfillment and happy is completely an internal process. She discusses the importance of keeping her established core values in mind in everything she does. Connecting to our values lives inside our bodies, rather than overthinking everything or allowing our minds or societal standards to guide our actions and feelings. Keeping these values allows her to be comfortable in speaking her mind and allow her to teach other women to do the same for themselves. For full show notes and links, visit here: https://www.simplystylish.ca/blog/midlife-crisis-part2 If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review! This episode is sponsored by simplySTYLISH Inc and produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
36:35
May 24, 2020
001 - My Midlife Crisis, My Way (Part 1)
001: My Mid-Life Crisis, My Way. "When my son went to College, I felt a loss and a shift in our relationship and therefore in myself. It led me to ask myself, who am I? To question the life I built and is this still the life I want?" In the very first episode of Amanda Hanson’s ‘Women Disrupted Podcast’, she gives a candid, in-depth glimpse into her life and how her son leaving for college has triggered a shift in herself and the changes she is making to her life going forward. In this episodes you will hear: How these "crises" are normal, healthy, and can kickstart a positive change, or as she would puts it, a positive disruption in our own lives and in the lives of others. That discomfort and chaos usually means growth and expansion. As humans, we never stop growing, whether we are coming of age, 30, 40, or on the cusp of retiring. The importance of removing our filters that we put on our voice, our personality, or on our opinions to make others feel more comfortable. We need to remove those filters so that we can truly "be" who we are on the inside. For full show notes and links, visit here: https://www.simplystylish.ca/blog/my-midlife-crisis-my-way If you enjoyed this episode, leave a review! This episode is sponsored by https://www.simplystylish.ca/ produced by James Higgins Productions - higginsjameswilliam@gmail.com
22:39
May 22, 2020