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Life of an Empath

Life of an Empath

By Tonesha Sylla
Follow Tonesha Sylla through her spiritual journey as an empath offering spiritual knowledge, guidance, and priceless insights.
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Lessons in Grief
Life changes, especially is loss. In loss it is typical for us to lose our way, to leave our intended path. 2020 has brought us a global pandemic and that resulted in loss of loved ones for many.  No matter the year or the circumstances losing our loved ones is never easy.  In this episode, Issa joins me to discuss our losses this year and we share what we know about grief and loss, what we learned and how we hope to move forward. [Key Topic:  Grief, Loss] LISTEN ON ITUNES OR SPOTIFY Episode Notes If you enjoyed this episode, I would love for you to leave a heart based review and share the episode with a friend or on Instagram. Check out my blog at lifeofanempath.com to set up your discovery call with me today.  Do that now! Follow me at @_lifeofanempath_ on Instagram.  Screenshot this episode for your IG stories and tell me what resonated today, be sure to tag me so that I can see it!   Or feel free to send me a message so that we talk about how to get to aligned in soul purpose, and emotional clarity,  with loving support and guidance. 
01:00:13
December 31, 2020
Radical self-care in the year of alignment
In this episode Tonesha talks about the importance of authentic self-care and dispels the cultural way we are connected to the self-care movement. This episode explore the concepts of growth and how to be present for it to achieve not only clarity but ascension.  If you are been struggling with your connection to your self-awareness, and to the concept of growth in your situation, take a listen.   [Key Topics: self-care, growth].  LISTEN ON ITUNES OR SPOTIFY Episode Notes If you enjoyed this episode, I would love for you to leave a heart based review and share the episode with a friend or on Instagram. Check out my blog at lifeofanempath.com to set up your discovery call with me today.  Do that now! Follow me at @_lifeofanempath_ on Instagram.  Screenshot this episode for your IG stories and tell me what resonated today, be sure to tag me so that I can see it!   Or feel free to send me a message so that we talk about how to get to aligned in soul purpose, and emotional clarity,  with loving support and guidance.
16:37
December 31, 2020
Navigating Evolving Relationships Pt. 2
In this episode,  Tonesha continues the conversation about difficulty in relationships from Season 2.  This lesson is centered in the energy we bring to our relationship and what it attracts.  If you are struggling in your friendships or feel lack you are lacking in your sense of community this episode is for you.  Today's episode highlights how the world social media interrupts our connection to ourselves and also our real life friends. The takeaway is what we can do to create more connection not just to ourselves but to the energies that are here to support us, and to help us learn and grow.  [Key Topic: Relationships] LISTEN ON ITUNES OR SPOTIFY Episode Notes If you enjoyed this episode, I would love for you to leave a heart based review and share the episode with a friend or on Instagram. Check out my blog at lifeofanempath.com to set up your discovery call with me today.  Do that now! Follow me at @_lifeofanempath_ on Instagram.  Screenshot this episode for your IG stories and tell me what resonated today, be sure to tag me so that I can see it!   Or feel free to send me a message so that we talk about how to get to aligned in soul purpose, and emotional clarity,  with loving support and guidance.
18:15
December 31, 2020
Fear on the Spiritual Journey
In this episode we face our fears on the spiritual journey. The funny thing about fear is it has infinite manifestations but it giving it a face we can recognize, we remove it as an obstacle and are free to evolve. If you’ve been feeling overwhelmed and defining your experience through your failures and you’re ready to start living in a way that serves your deepest truth, this is for you. [Key Topic: Emotional Clarity] LISTEN ON ITUNES OR SPOTIFY Episode Notes If you enjoyed this episode, I would love for you to leave a heart based review and share the episode with a friend or on Instagram. Check out my blog at lifeofanempath.com to set up your discovery call with me today.  Do that now! Follow me at @_lifeofanempath_ on Instagram.  Screenshot this episode for your IG stories and tell me what resonated today, be sure to tag me so that I can see it!   Or feel free to send me a message so that we talk about how to get to aligned in soul purpose, and emotional clarity,  with loving support and guidance.
14:52
December 31, 2020
Navigating Evolving Relationships pt. 1
Navigating relationships are hard. How can you tell when individual relationships have run their course if it's time for you to move on and what emotions come up when trying to release connections? Join us in this episode of Life of an Empath as we explore how difficult it can be to recognize the relationship cycle we are in and the spiritual practices that can lead us to freedom.
21:16
September 23, 2020
Guest Spot on In Loving Color: Woo Woo Dating
This episode is a re-share of my time over at In Loving Color with my gal pal Grace! We talk about how the Zodiac can serve as a guide to understanding yourself and your partners in this game of love. Come join us for an entire galaxy of fun!
25:47
July 04, 2020
Spirituality Uncovered: The Business of Intuition
In this episode, Issa joins Tonesha in discussing the complex nature of spirituality. The conversation begins with a discussion on the differences between African spirituality in contrast to American Spirituality. They also talk about how understanding true spirituality paves the way for transformative business approaches and implementation.  Grab a pen and a piece of paper -- this is an episode where you should definitely take notes.
46:18
July 04, 2020
Soul Notes: A Black Father on Pregnancy
In the Season 2 finale, Tonesha and Issa discuss the role of the black father in pregnancy.  Issa shares intimate details and memories of his experience becoming a father and what family means to him.  Tonesha and Issa reflect on the journey becoming parents and give you a inside look at how important designating a birth advocate is in pregnancy.   The couple shares their high points, disappointments, and advice for parents to be.  Find out more about their journey as a couple, and peak inside Issa's native take on the role of a birth partner. 
46:34
July 04, 2020
Bad for business: How Business Partnerships Go Bad
In this episode there is no time to mince words, this all real talk and real experiences.  Tonesha is joined by Shedisha Abby who spent most of her career in Management Consulting  and HR and somehow managed to travel to 30 countries.  And, recurring show guest Grace Andrews.  The conversation dives deep into the troubles with business partnerships,  and co-founders as they discuss the root causes, how to know when to leave, and explore why we stay in bad partnerships so long.   Plus, what's going on with OkayAfrica and Essence these days?  This is the roundtable discussing everyone needs to hear. 
47:11
July 04, 2020
‘Rona Realness': Update on these Uncertain Times
It's time for an update on these uncertain times!  Mandy Bynum joins Tonesha on this episode to talk about "uncertain times" in the context of the organizational response.  Pull up and find out more about how businesses are operating now and how the current climate is shaping business currently and what this will mean in the days ahead.  What business practices are going to have to shift in order for employees to trust their employers again?  Also, don't miss Mandy's tools that we need to put in place to make the BLM movement relevant going forward. 
22:29
July 04, 2020
‘Rona Realness': Organizational Response to The Culture 
Have you heard the term DE&I but are not really clear on what it is and how it was intended to work?  Tune in and meet Mandy Bynum of Mandy Bynum Consulting and discover more about what DE&I is, the history, the current state of it, and its flaws.   Find out how emotional clarity and organizational level intuitive coaching could be a game changer. Don't miss Mandy's tips on how organizations can reshape the narrative in DE&I and start taking real action now. 
27:41
July 04, 2020
Joyful, Joyful: Creating a Happy Birthing Process 
Join reoccurring guest LouAnn Wattley Belk as she joins us on this continuing conversation on The Black Woman's Roadmap to holistic birthing. In this episode, we'll learn about the concrete ways we can create a happy birthing process, make space for ourselves, and also create joy in the post-partum journey. Whether you're a future mom, hopeful mom, or supporting a mom, you'll definitely want to tune in. 
57:44
July 04, 2020
Intuitive Guidance: The Live Testimonial
Are you considering getting intuitive guidance but are afraid to take the leap?  Maybe you want to but you still can't conceptualize what it truly is and the the direct benefits you will reap?  In today's episode you will find out more about how Tonesha and Grace met.  Also, Grace details how intuitive guidance has helped her in all areas of her life.  This is the ultimate client testimonial. 
16:15
July 04, 2020
Put Me In Coach: How Career Coaching Transforms Work
On today's episode Tonesha introduces Coach Q, a Life Coach, Founder of Happy Work Week, and an Air Force Veteran.  This episode digs in to the importance of work ethic, career coaching, and how career coaching should be normalized within the organizational.  Find out how intuitive coaching and career coaching can work together and discover more about Tonesha's Intuitive Roadmap. 
27:29
July 04, 2020
A Black Woman’s Roadmap: An intuitive guide to a holistic birthing
Black maternal health care is in a state of crisis.  Join Tonesha as she explores the foundation and defines the holistic birth for black mothers with birth educator LouAnn Wattley-Belk, Founder of Well Worth Watering.   Lou goes in depth on how to get your mind, body, and spirit right for birthing or even becoming pregnant.  And, Tonesha helps to shape what intuitive coaching can bring to the table during pregnancy and why black mothers need empathy as apart of the process more than ever. 
01:04:18
July 04, 2020
What is an Empath? Pt. 4
If you were wondering what happened after Tonesha did her first reading for Beth, this is the episode for you.   Tonesha continues sharing her journey of spiritual development and a necessary component of the spiritual journey that almost everyone resists.  Follow Tonesha through her journey as an empath and through the circumstances that helped her to finally come of out of the closet as a empathic intuitive. 
12:37
July 04, 2020
Soul Purpose: How Spiritual Alignment Brings Success
Does soul purpose make you fearful?  If it does this is the episode for you.   Soul purpose is a condition of our being but we often find ourselves off track in pursuit of our passions, or simply unable to access soul purpose due to energetic roadblocks.  In the episode Tonesha breaks down possibilities to consider, questions to contemplate, and offers solutions for walking more confidently in your unique soul purpose. 
11:26
July 04, 2020
Trials & Tribulations: 4 things I wish I considered before business partnership
Tonesha is raw in this very personal story about a business partnership gone wrong. Tune in for this cautionary tale of why emotional clarity is needed professionally and how ego can prevent success. Do you know who you are partnered with? Have you ignored the signs? Maybe your side hustle should stay on the side? This episode gives you the business advice you may not get but you definitely need!
23:16
July 04, 2020
What are the Akashic Records?
In the Season 2 Opener, Tonesha finally gives you all the details you need to start considering the Akashic Records as an infinite resource.  This is an incredible spiritual modality that allows to you to experience an aspect of your life experience at time.   In becoming an active observer while in the dimension of consciousness, you become more grounded,  forgive more easily, and allow the light of the Akasha to free you from negative thought patterns. 
13:35
July 04, 2020
Juneteenth: Africa, where are you?
In the final bonus episode before the Season 2 Opener, Tonesha is joined by her husband Issa to include Africa in the conversation about the revolution.  What is Africa's role in the revolution? We talking ancestors, colonizers, and spirituality.  Don't miss this special episode on the day that we remember our ancestors. 
48:29
June 19, 2020
Bonus Episode: Beyond Amy Cooper and George Floyd
As a follow up to the Black Lives Matter episode and response the global racial climate, Tonesha delves into her personal experiences with racism and bias.  She offers us insight into what we will need to do in energy and action in this moment to be aligned, what is lacking in diversity, equity and inclusion and how to remedy it.   Sit back and ready yourself for a deep dive in preparation for supported and aligned action. 
20:49
June 12, 2020
‘Rona Realness: Black Lives Matter
In today's episode, Tonesha and Grace tackle the timely and pressing subject of black lives, and how and why understanding the root of systematic racism is vital in dismantling oppression. We will give an overview of the current climate of the US, and tie the occurrence of Amy Cooper with the murder of George Floyd.  Join us in breaking down this complex subject in an empathic and action first way!
52:51
June 02, 2020
What is an Empath? Pt. 3
In the Season 1 Finale, Tonesha takes you down below the surface a her journey ever more. In this episode discover more about when she first connected with the term empath. And, all that it took to get her to accept her natural spiritual gifts.
14:37
May 15, 2020
Surrendering to the Intuitive Possibilities
In this episode Tonesha breaks down the 8 hurts, habits, and hang ups that keep us from going deeper into accepting intuitive guidance. Spirituality is within all of us, but it also has us own requirements. Can you surrender to aid in your own transformation? Tune in to learn more.
09:57
May 15, 2020
What is an Empath? Mother's Day Special
Join Tonesha as she shares about her journey as an intuitive empath. Since it's Mother's Day, she'll be talking about how motherhood, specifically the birthing process served as a reminder that agency is paramount in your pregnancy and how losing that can impact how you feel about the monumental act of bringing forth life.
18:09
May 10, 2020
Declutter Deconstructed: Surrender
In this episode, Tonesha & Grace discuss how we find ourselves stuck in the same old cycles when all we really need to do is surrender. They'll talk about why surrender is a fundamental part of the spiritual journey and how you can let go of resistance today. 
09:19
May 10, 2020
Lessons Learned: Working with Creatives
Join us in this episode of Life of an Empath when we explore the spiritual nature of working with Creatives. We will discuss the six things I've learned by working with entrepreneurs and creative people during my career, the roadblocks they face, and how they show up. I hope you tune in. Today's word will be an earful for those who identify as creatives, organizations who want to be more creative, and the folks that manage and support them!
20:43
May 02, 2020
Ancestry: The Ins & Outs of Perceived Identity
What is ancestry? Ever wonder about your roots, or craved a sense of completeness? Have you channeled this energy into digging around archives, family attics in search of a clue to who you are? Well, then listen in! Today we discuss some of the misconceptions of identity as it pertains to ancestry? We will uncover how your ancestry shows up and what's keeping you from your origin story? Get ready to go back to your beginnings. 
13:16
April 23, 2020
What is an Empath? Pt. 2
Are you ready for more of my story? In this episode we dig into my origin story so that you understand how it all began as I lay the foundation for my spiritual skill set. If you want to know more about what it’s like to be an empath and how the gift of empathy shows up in my work tune in.
13:19
April 21, 2020
Uncertain Times: The Reality of All of Our Constant Lives
When were times certain? In this episode, Grace Andrews and Tonesha Sylla continue the conversation of the global impact of the Coronavirus. We explore the uncertain nature of life and how the current state of our world has never been as sure as we believed.  Join us as we help you navigate the underlying themes that this global pandemic has stirred up.  This does of 'Rona Realness will help you understand where you are, and prepare you for where you need to be. 
25:15
April 17, 2020
‘Rona Realness': Exploring the Organizational Response to COVID-19
In this episode we are chatting it up about the organizational response to the global pandemic. Our special guest today is Grace Andrews, a Portland technologist and hyper empath. We are serving piping hot tea about how we have observed companies show up in this crisis, discuss the potential takeaways and level set about how we can move from short term crisis mode to longterm transformation.
38:09
April 14, 2020
What is an Empath?
"What is an Empath?"  explores the spiritual gift of empathy and covers what it is and what's not firsthand from an actual empath.  Is empathy HSP? Is everyone an empath?  What do empaths do?   Find out the answers to these questions and so much more!  Tonesha Sylla is just a normal chic with a few paranormal gifts! A natural born empath, innately spiritual, an author of “Why Am I the Only Black Girl in the Shaman Room? And, a complete and utter extroverted introvert. What is discovered will affect change in your life will be up to you and your level of openness. You can rely on her vulnerability, commitment, and investment both physically and energetically.
08:54
April 11, 2020