Minding Wellness

Lynnette Abbott on Thriving with Cancer

An episode of Minding Wellness

By Claudia Cometa
Health is a state of body. Wellness is a state of being. Every week, Claudia Cometa will bring you experts in mind, body, and spirit to help you begin minding your wellness, and ultimately your state of being.
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Intuitive Eating with Claire Carlton
In this episode, Claire and I dive into the concept of intuitive eating, including the key principles and practical implementation into everyday life. Claire Carlton is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist local to Gainesville.  She currently works in a Pediatric Gastroenterology clinic at UF Health where she provides nutrition therapy to patients and families with gastrointestinal health conditions.  She is also passionate about working with women and empowering them to develop healthy relationships with food and their bodies, while learning how to nourish themselves in a compassionate way. She plans to release more content on this subject later in the year, so stay tuned to her Instagram page for more details.  You can follow her food adventures and nutrition tips sprinkled with a little bit of daily life on Instagram @rd_claire. The link to the hunger scale she mentions in this episode can be found at: https://medical.mit.edu/sites/default/files/hunger_scale.pdf.
March 22, 2019
Lynnette Abbott on Thriving with Cancer
In this episode, Lynnette Abbott, Founder of Craft My Occasion, shares her personal wellness journey from being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 30 to then being faced with 2 recurrences. We talk about the details of her journey, the mindset shifts she has made, and her desire to be considered a cancer thriver rather than survivor. You can find Lynnette on Instagram @craftmyoccasion and online at https://shopcraftmyoccasion.com/. You can also find information on Hippocrates Health Institute, the holistic treatment center she mentions in the episode, at https://hippocratesinst.org/.
March 15, 2019
Creating Space with Leila Dylla
On this first rebranded Minding Wellness podcast episode, I talk to Leila Dylla, a yoga instructor, Reiki practitioner, astrologer, ordained minister, and private chef! There's not much this amazing woman can't do! In this episode, we talk about the journey from being on the mainstream college degree track to finding a deeper level of awareness of purpose and passion. Leila shares how she broke down before she broke through and how she now helps others create the space they need to do the same. You can find Leila at https://www.yoginilei.com/ or on Instagram @yoginilei. 
March 8, 2019
Ahead of the Curve with Franco Stevens
This week I interviewed Franco Stevens, the founder of Curve Magazine, the nation's best-selling lesbian lifestyle magazine. She shares her story of finding her own truth, identifying a literature gap in the lesbian community, and literally going for broke as she found a way to fill that gap. To learn more about the magazine, go to http://www.curvemag.com/. To support the upcoming documentary, go to http://curvemagmovie.com/.
March 1, 2019
Sage Hansen on the Selfless Act of Self-Care
In this episode, we chat with Sage Hansen, a business owner, personal trainer, bodybuilding competitor, registered yoga teacher, and all-around amazing soul! She shares her insights on self-care and meeting people where they are. You can find her at http://fitnessbysage.com/ and on social media @fitnessbysage.
February 23, 2019
Diving Deep into Love with Claudia Cometa
In this solo episode, I unpack what love is. Is it an action? A verb? A feeling? An emotion? Do we give it? Receive it? I include teachings from thought leaders and spiritual gurus, Ram Dass and Michael Singer. Hint: you may be surprised by what you hear!
February 15, 2019
Gaining Spiritual and Relationship Clarity with Sid and Liz McNairy
On this episode of the “Free Your Mind” podcast we have Sid and Liz McNairy! Hear their powerful love story, learn how to look within and why being UNREASONABLE is always the answer. Connect with Sid and Liz at nahiwellness.com and on Instagram @SidMcnairy and @liz_mcnairy.
February 8, 2019
Taking Risks with Kristi Triplett Jones
In this episode, we interview Kristi Triplett Jones, a certified risk taking and leadership coach. She shares about a time in her life when she was forced to release control, let go and take a risk. She talks about why taking risks is important, how women need to be seen and ways to quiet your mind. You can find Kristi on Instagram @kristitripjonez or on her website at http://leadselfleadothers.com.
February 1, 2019
Listening to the Fire in Your Soul with Alison Ungaro
Hear how Alison’s soul was set on fire to help women who are voiceless. She shares all about being a stay at home mom, and being so deeply moved to start her own non profit dedicated to a cause that broke her heart. You’re not going to want to miss how Alison channeled her heartache into purpose! To learn more, go to https://www.createdgainesville.com.
January 25, 2019
Jadah Sellner on Leading with Love
In this episode, we interview Jadah Sellner, international keynote and TEDx speaker, podcast host, and entrepreneur. Jadah shares all about leading with love, goal setting for success, finding confidence, loving yourself, celebrating your wins, and much more! This episode will touch your soul and inspire you to take action. You can find Jadah at https://jadahsellner.com/ or on Instagram @jadahsellner. 
January 18, 2019
Owning Your Worth with Kathlyn Hart
In this episode, Kathlyn Hart shares about going from working at a nonprofit (living paycheck to paycheck) to coaching others how to make more money. If you are scared to ask for more money, you aren’t alone. Kat has coached individuals to get paid 35k more than they were originally offered! Learn how to ditch the fear and start making more today. Find her at www.kathlynhart.com. Her boot camp can be found at www.bebravegetpaid.com. She can also be found on Instagram and other social media channels @iamkathlynhart.
January 11, 2019
Leaning into 2019
In this episode learn how to LEAN into 2019. Learn how to connect deeper with your heart, set yourself up for a successful year, ditch the excuses and grow through set backs. Amber and Claudia are solo on this episode and share their 2019 power words. Snag your Free Your Mind Summit ticket here: http://bit.ly/freeyourmindsummit.
January 4, 2019
Brandilyn Davidson on Being Truly Seen
In this episode we interview Brandilyn Davidson, a professional brand photographer in California with a powerful story to share! She talks about confidence, body image and managing her full life as a mom, entrepreneur and wife. Enjoy! Check out her website here: https://www.bdbrandphotography.com/
December 28, 2018
Health, Grace, and Imperfection with Jillene Snell
On this episode, we interview fitness instructor and real estate powerhouse Jillene Snell. She shares her tips for getting into shape in the New Year, small daily changes to sustain health, how body image affects health and mood, and finally her own fitness journey. This episode is a good one!
December 21, 2018
Choosing to Own Your Story with Lori Harder
Hear from self love junkie, lifestyle entrepreneur, fitness cover model, author and beautiful human being, Lori Harder. Lori dishes all about owning your story, dropping expectations in relationships and following your curiosity. Her podcast is called: “Earn Your Happy”, and it’s one of Amber and Claudia’s favorite podcasts! https://www.loriharder.com/
December 14, 2018
Growing vs Dying
“If you’re not growing, you’re dying.” As humans we crave growth. Hear about Claudia’s experience dying and numbing out, then how changing her tribe ignited growth. Amber shares her experience chasing goals in the name of growth, and why this was not true growth. Learn how you can add more growth to your life in this episode! If you crave more topics like this and want an even deeper dive, check out our Free Your Mind Summit at http://bit.ly/freeyourmindsummit. Enjoy!
December 7, 2018
Christina Huntington on Tuning In, Not Out
What are your thoughts on meditation? I used to think: "Meditation is not for me." "I can't sit still long enough to meditate." "All I do is worry, how am I supposed to meditate?" Does this sound like you? It most definitely used to be us before finding our own meditation practice. Christina Huntington is featured on this week's podcast and she believes EVERYONE can meditate. "It's just a matter of getting out of your own way--learning to understand the surface noise of your thoughts and feelings so you can reach the greater stillness waiting to be discovered deep within. There is no magic fairy wand to instantly get to Inner Peace. But there are some quick access points. You just have to know how to get there...and be willing to have some fun along the way." Check out Christina on this week's episode!
November 30, 2018
Meet Your Body Flow Master Brinn Strange
This episode is dedicated to our Body Flow master Brinn Strange, who will be at the “Free Your Mind Summit” in January! Hear about her journey as she transitioned from an English professor to a fitness studio owner. Brinn shares about creating a positive culture in her studio that celebrates women of all body types, and dishes about self care. You’re not going to want to miss her at the summit in January! Learn more here: bit.ly/freeyourmindsummit
November 23, 2018
Silencing Your Inner Critic
In this episode, we interview Alyssa Donato, a holistic health coach who incorporates reiki healing into her practice. We talk about being a nomad, finding your truth, and growing up in small town PA. Alyssa shares insight on how she fell into alignment and set her soul free. For more information on our Free Your Mind Summit in Micanopy, FL on January 12, 2019, go to http://bit.ly/freeyourmindsummit.
November 16, 2018
Stepping Forward Fearlessly
In this episode, I interview Amber about her recent experience on the Oprah Magazine Adventure of Your Life Cruise. Amber stepped forward fearlessly to meet her role model and top mentor, Lori Harder, along with some other amazing thought leaders chosen by Oprah and her team. If you are interested in our Free Your Mind Summit, you can find more information here: http://bit.ly/freeyourmindsummit.
November 9, 2018
Pushing Past Comparison
In this episode, Amber and I sit down to chat about how comparison has shown up in our lives and how it has impacted our growth. We also share tangible action steps to help you avoid paralysis by comparison. Thank you for joining us!
November 2, 2018
Living Life by Design or Default
Join us as Amber and I have a coffee chat around the concept that life is happening FOR us rather than TO us. We talk about how and when we realized this and how it changed our mindset and viewpoint. For more info about our Free Your Mind Summit in January, go to bit.ly/freeyourmindsummit. If you'd like to schedule a 15 min mini session with Claudia, go to calendly.com/peaceadvocacygroup.
October 26, 2018
Channeling Your Grief into Purpose
In this episode, Amber interviews Claudia about the grief she experienced after the loss of her father and how she channeled that into starting a patient advocacy company to help others along their healthcare journey. We also interview Nicole Bodlak with the Phoebe Louise Dooley Foundation, an amazing cause for which we are fundraising through our Free Your Mind Summit. For more info on the foundation, go to https://phoebelouisedooley.org/.
October 19, 2018
Meet Your Call to Action
In this episode, we interview Cheryl Tardosky-Anderson, a Gainesville resident who helps individuals, couples, teams, and organizations discover who they really are in a fun, energizing and powerful way. She discusses her personal journey through reinventing herself and what she learned along the way. Cheryl will be a speaker at our Free Your Mind Summit on January 12, 2019. You're not going to want to miss this! For more info on the summit, go to bit.ly/freeyourmindsummit.
October 12, 2018
Getting Unstuck
Welcome as we bring our coffee chats to you! For more info on our Summit, go to bit.ly/freeyourmindsummit
October 5, 2018
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