Hosted by Stephanie Stanfield and Nicole Catenazzi, the Life in Balance podcast is about holding space for each other in a crazy world where we share our ideas on how to find balance in one’s life through yoga and all that comes with it.
In this episode, Stef puts Nicole in the hot seat to discuss how to overcome fear and align with your fearless heart. Nicole is the Creator of the Fearless Heart Method which incorporates meditation, freewriting and coaching as a way to free yourself from fear. The Fearless Heart Method is about stepping out of your thinking mind and into your heart space as a way of tuning into your intuition, moving past fears or beliefs that hold you back from doing the things we really want to do, and creating a life that you love.
In this episode, Stef and Nicole tackle some of the common misconceptions and pain-points about meditation. Comments like "I'm not good at it," "I don't know what I'm doing," "I don't have the time," "I can't quiet my mind," and "I can't sit comfortably," can be major barriers to developing a regular meditation practice. Tune in to find out why it's worth breaking down those barriers and how they've dealt with those challenges head-on.
If anything is for certain, it's that uncertainty is a natural part of life! Yet so often, we feel like we need to know the right answer or the outcome before we get to enjoy life. We're all living through a particularly significant phase of uncertainty right now, so how can we navigate it?
In this episode, we use an excerpt from a 19th-century book called Letters to a Young Poet as a starting place for our discussion: “Be patient towards all that is unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms, like books written in a foreign tongue. Do not strive to uncover answers; they cannot be given to you because you have not been able to live them. And what matters is to live everything. Live the questions for now. Perhaps then you will gradually, without noticing it, live your way into the answer, one day in the distant future. Perhaps you do carry within yourself the possibility of forming and creating, as a particularly happy and pure way of living.” Rainer Maria Rilke in Letters to A Young Poet.
In this episode of the Life in Balance podcast, Nicole and Stef talk about the sacredness of simplicity. As the world "opens up" again following a global pandemic, what do we want to bring with us, and what do we want to leave behind? Stef and Nicole discuss simplicity from a physical and a spiritual perspective and discuss what simplicity means in terms of living a balanced life.
Self-care is a big buzzword right now and it seems like everyone is talking about it. Why is self-care important? Is there such a thing as too much self-care? Stef and Nicole reflect on the pressure of the wellness industry to get self-care "right," share their views on what self-care is really about, and the practices and habits that work for them.
Intention-setting can be a helpful way to create small but mighty reminders about what's important to you on a moment-to-moment basis. In this episode, Stef and Nicole discuss what an intention is, bust some of the myths about what it is not, and share how they integrate intentions into their yoga practice and their lives. Listen to learn about their process for setting an intention, and how you can create your own.
Stef Stanfield puts on the guest hat for today's episode! Listen in to learn how this lovely human went from growing up in the East Coast of Canada to building a life in one of the world's most famous wine villages. Stef shares about her faith in humanity, her self-care practices and how she navigates through challenging life circumstances.
Nicole takes the hot seat today as Stef asks her all about spirituality, what brought her to yoga, how her work has evolved and what tools and practices have helped her most along the way. Nicole shares her tips for how to access your intuition, how to connect with your fearless heart, and how to trust the path as it unfolds with all the unexpected curve balls life throws at you.
In this inaugural episode, Stephanie Stanfield and Nicole Catenazzi introduce the concept of "life in balance." How does one experience balance in day-to-day life? Is balance a state of being, or a point of achieving? What does balance mean In a practical sense, and why is it important to have these conversations?