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No Holds Barred

No Holds Barred

By Iva Ursano
An inspirational, in your face, no holds barred podcast to motivate you to flick fear, embrace change and live the life you deserve, one of crazy ridiculous joy! Follow me over on Facebook Amazing Me Movement, or over on my site You can also book a private Angel Card reading while you're on my site!
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Find solutions and stop complaining
In this week's show, I share a story about how two dogs drove me out of my neighbourhood and why I had to move. When complaining doesn't get you anywhere, it's time to find solutions.  You can now support my work by clicking here Catch me on Youtube here doing weekly Angel card readings and midweek motivation Read some inspirational blogs over on my website here Check out my mini self-help eBook series here
September 7, 2020
Speak your truth, no matter how hard it is
In this week's episode, I talk about people who gossip (ick) and what you can and should do about it.  You can now support my show by clicking here Check out my YouTube channel here Follow my blogs here Check out my mini self help eBook series here
August 17, 2020
Do you even have any friends?
Do you? Do you have any friends, like real true friends who will help you no matter what? If you do, it's time to ask them for a big favour.  I hope you enjoyed tonight's show and please don't forget to hit the subscribe button on whatever platform you are listening to.  You can check out this blog here as it relates to today's show  7 Tips to Help You Find a Good Accountability Buddy You can catch my weekly Angel Card readings here on YouTube Read some of my blogs here at Amazing Me Movement You can now support my shows here 
August 10, 2020
You're not stuck, you're not a tree ffs.
In this week's episode, I talk about how you aren't stuck where you are and it's up to you to change your life.  Stop making excuses as to why you can't do something and start looking for solutions and answers. Choice is yours, babe! You can now sponsor me here (if you like my shows!) Check out my mini self help eBook series here Follow my blogs here Book a private Angel Card reading here
August 3, 2020
Hey, how'd you do that??
In this week's episode, I talk about how I got to where I am today and how change is up to you. How bad do you want it.  Find me blogging here: and here: Book a private Angel Card reading here: Mini self-help eBooks here: YouTube channel here: If you love my work you can support me here on Anchor:
July 27, 2020
Strong people have bad days too
So this week I had a day from hell. In this episode, I share what happened, how it feels to be a strong person and why you need to reach out to people.  If you loved this podcast, and I hope you did, please subscribe to my podcast on whatever platform you are listening to it on, share it if you feel called to do so and you can now support me and my work here! Yay! You can check out my mini self help eBook series here: Read some inspirational blogs here My new website here
July 20, 2020
Ya, by the way, you can!!
How often do you find yourself saying "oh I can't" when in reality you actually can?? We're gonna talk about this tonight and I even share a little mantra with you I want you to start saying.  Did you know you can now support me on Anchor? How cool is that? Here's the link to show me some love!  Support me here  In case you didn't know, I do Angel Card readings and they are now all half price. You can find out more and book your soul session here Angel Card Readings You can check out some of my inspirational blogs on my site here Amazing Me Movement
July 13, 2020
I almost got arrested in Walmart
You're not even gonna believe this ridiculous story but I almost got arrested in Walmart because some jerk judged me based on my appearance. Imagine how humiliating, horrifying, and frustrating that felt?!! Have a listen to my story and my motivational message that follows. Thanx for listening.
July 6, 2020
What's your super power?
Whoa it's been a long time baby! We're back with more in your face motivation to help you get your life back on track so you can be ridiculously happy! 
June 29, 2020
Ep 31-Stop Playing Small
Welcome to 2019 (ok so I'm a little late) and wow what a great start to the year it has been for me. I have two amazing stories to share with you and two powerful life lessons to go with them. Some crazy shit happened to me this month. Listen in to find out.  Please don't forget to check out my stuff over on my website here >> Medium here >>
January 30, 2019
Ep 30 You have to do this ONE thing to change your life
I have an awesome guest this episode! Michael Shook and I talk about that one single thing you must do if you want to change your life. After 15 minutes of tech glitches we figured it out and this episode is fun!! You can check out more of his stuff here: Medium >> Website >> And for more of my good stuff go here: Patreon >> Medium >> Website >>
December 14, 2018
Ep 29 The Gurus Don't Know S**t
In this episode we talk about how you can't believe everything you hear, not even from the so-called gurus. I share my story with you about how one social media expert told me I could never reach a global audience. I set out to prove her wrong! Please become a Patron here >> Follow me on Medium here >> My website here >> Facebook page here >>
November 29, 2018
Ep 27-Tragedy on the lake
So this episode I have to share a really sad story with you but it does end on a positive note, sort of. I was in the worst way last week after two tragedies hit home but I managed to pull myself out. Find out how. Please don't forget to check out my Patreon page here > More of my work here on Medium > And tons more good stuff on my website here >
November 20, 2018
Ep 26 You get to choose!!
As I was sitting and reflecting on my life tonight I realized that I am where I am because of the choices I made and the fire that burned inside of me. This is your life and no one can dictate to you how to live it. You get to choose. What are you choosing?? Happiness or misery? Support me here on Patreon >> Read my stuff here on Medium >> More of my stuff here on my site >>
November 16, 2018
Ep 25 First World Culture Shock
In this episode I talk about my vacation to the first world and the culture shock I experienced after being in Guatemala for 3 years. It really opened my eyes to the things so many of us take for granted. Enjoy this one. It's all about gratitude and things that matter. Please don't forget to Like, subscribe and leave a review! :) Read my stories here > Become a Patron here > More good stuff here >
November 14, 2018
Ep 24 Overcoming adversities with guest Steven Webb
My guest is Steven Webb and this is an amazing show on how he overcame the challenges of being paralyzed. He offers some awesome tips on how to go through life when it throws us lemons. You can find him here >> He's also on Insight Timer. Please don't forget to like, love, share and leave a review! :) You can find me here > Medium >
October 31, 2018
Ep 23- Speak your truth
In this episode we talk a bit about finding your voice and speaking your truth. I share a story about what recently happened to me and how I stood my ground. Too often we let people disrespect us and I want to encourage you to stop letting that happen to you!! You don't deserve that. Check out my Patreon page here >> Medium stories here >> And my website here >>
October 29, 2018
Ep 22 If you think your life sucks, it does
In this episode I talk about how your thoughts and words create your life. It's important to watch what you say not only when you're around people but also when you're alone. If you want to be happy, start thinking and speaking about happy things! Thank you for tuning in. Please don't forget to subscribe, love and share. You can find me on Patreon here >> Medium here >> My website here >> Facebook page here >>
October 16, 2018
Ep 21 Watch Your Tongue
This episode stems from the last UFC fight and the ridiculous shenanigans that ensued after the main title fight. There's a life lesson, and a very powerful one at that, for everyone here. Listen close!! Please don't forget to subscribe to my podcasts and leave a review! xo Please support me now over on Patreon here >> You can read more of my stuff here >> Book a private Angel card reading here >>
October 10, 2018
Ep 20-Where I'm From-the good, the bad and the ugly
In this episode I read a story for you that I wrote this morning on Medium after accepting a challenge. There's a crazy powerful message at the end that will surely inspire you. Please don't forget to check out my Patreon page here >> You can read more of my work on Medium here >> Check out some of my blogs and the cool shit I offer on my website >>
September 17, 2018
Ep 19-Stop Talking **** About People
In this episode I talk about how 3 simple words can totally change someone's day. It's important to spread love and kindness and stop the hate talk and gossiping. Don't forget to check out my new Patreon page here >> You can find me writing cool stuff here on Medium >> And my website has great stuff too!! >>
September 14, 2018
Ep 18-Let Go of Fear.....NOW!!
In this episode I take you back 4 years ago to my first live video for my Facebook page and how I was so afraid to do it. Facing fears is super hard to do but you have to remember it's your fear that's keeping you from living the life you deserve. Stop making up excuses as to why you can't do something, and go do it. Don't forget to check out my Patreon page please >> You can follow me here on Medium as well >> and of course my website >>
September 11, 2018
Ep 17-Control the conversation or walk away
In this episode I talk about how gossiping is poison and you should really just step away from it all. You have the power to control a conversation or leave it. You can either engage in shit talk or turn away from it. It's up to you. I say choose the latter, always. Check out my new Patreon page here >> My website here >> Medium here >>
September 7, 2018
Ep 16-Celebrate life every damn day!
It's Iva's birthday month which means I try to do something special for myself every day this month but why are we only celebrating life when it's our birthday or other special days? Why don't we celebrate life every damn day?? Life is short and we never know when our number is up. Stop taking life for granted. Please hop on over to my Patreon page to check out the awesomeness over there... You can find out more about me over me on my website and while you're there you can check out the Angel Card readings AND Feng Shui Masterclass Part 2 is coming up soon too!! Grab your spot for that! You can also check out some of my work over on Medium here
September 4, 2018
Ep 15 How bad do you want it?
In this show I talk about being stuck where you are verses actually doing something about it. We like to complain too much about all the poopy things happening in our life but no one wants to do anything about it. If you want a new life, it's up to you to change it. Please take a second to check out my new Patreon page. You can also check out some of my work over here on my website Would you like an intuitive and powerful Angel card reading? Part 2 of the Feng Shui Masterclass Series is now open for registration
August 30, 2018
Ep 14 Full Moon Angel Card Reading
An Angel Card reading for you for the full moon. It's powerful and beautiful. I also give you tips on how to take advantage of the powerful energies of the full moon each and every month (and I totally forgot to upload this last night under the light of the full moon...oops!!!) Never underestimate the energies of the moon, full and new. Please check out these links for more info on how to harness this power and energy! and this one and one more!! Please also take a minute to check out my new Patreon page and become a patron!! Super awesome tiers, pick one that is right for you!!
August 27, 2018
Ep 13 Stop Talking and Start Doing!!
Stop making up excuses as to why you can't do something and start friggin doing it! In this episode I share my story about how I became a freelancer and ended up in Guatemala. It's about finally believing that your dreams matter and your 'why' is important!! Make sure you're here on the evening of the 26th (August) as I do a full moon Angel Card Reading. You're gonna love it, I promise!! I've created a Patreon page and I would love if you headed on over there and checked it out. 3 great tiers with awesome goodies!! Thanx for listening and as always, please like, subscribe, share and don't forget to leave a review!! xoxo
August 26, 2018
Ep 12-For God Sake Just Let it Go!!!
In this episode I talk about how hanging on to the hurt from the past is doing you no good and it's time to let it go. When we hang on to all the pain and hurt all it does is poison our hearts and soul! You have to take the lessons from the past, apply them to your life today and move on. You'll never have happiness and peace until you let go of the pain. This episode was inspired by an Angel Card Reading I did recently. If you would like a private reading ( I like to call them soul sessions) you can book yours here If you love this show please show me the love by visiting my Patreon page :)
August 23, 2018
Ep 11-Leaving an abusive relationship isn't easy
Though this message might not resonate with you it MAY resonate with someone close to you: a friend, family member, co-worker or neighbour. Listen to it and share it with someone who needs to hear it. Abusive relationships are extremely difficult to leave, but it can and should be done. Hear about mine and why I finally left.
August 20, 2018
Ep 10-Dealing with the devil at the grocery store
In this episode I recount a horrifying incident that happened to me two years ago when I met Satan in the grocery store. The kicker is at the very end of my story so you gotta listen to the whole thing ;). We just never know what people are going through. Don't be an asshole. Ever.
August 17, 2018
Ep 9-There's no such thing as failure.
Let's talk about a word that shouldn't even exist. Why it's in the dictionary still baffles me to this day. Failure? Ugh! The #1 dream killer next to the other F word I hate, Fear. I'm gonna share my story of a business closing and why I never once thought of myself as a failure. I hope after this episode you will never use the word Failure ever again!
August 15, 2018
Ep 8-Tell Me How You Really Feel!
In this episode I talk about the power of words and how they can affect people. There is so much brokenness in this world and we don't need to add to it. The world is changed by our example, not our opinion. I share my story of what happened to me tonight :) Please don't forget to hit that subscribe button!
August 12, 2018
Ep 7-Don't you dare give up!!
Do you ever feel like throwing in the towel some days because it seems nothing is working and you're exhausted and fed up from trying? I totally get you! I've been feeling like that lately, until today. In this episode I share my feeling of hopelessness with you and the mind blowing events of today that turned my pity party into a celebration! If you enjoyed this show please don't forget to leave a review ( I like 5 stars!! ) Thanx bunches!
August 10, 2018
Ep 6-Forgiveness is hard. Do it anyway.
In this episode we discuss forgiving all the people who have hurt you. Forgiveness is extremely hard to do but it is so necessary for your personal growth. My mission is to help you live a life of crazy joy and that starts with releasing the past. I share with you one awesome tip to make forgiveness easier. If you liked the show, please don't forget to leave a review! 5 stars would be awesome!! :)
August 7, 2018
Ep 5-From Hell to Happiness, My Story
I realized I was already recording Episode 4 and you still had no clue who I was or why you should even be listening to me. Ooops! Here's my story, from hell to happiness, in a nutshell.
August 4, 2018
Ep 4-Toxic people suck
In this episode I talk about how toxic people can suck the life out of you if you let them. It's your choice to engage or walk away. Always choose the latter
August 3, 2018
Ep 3-Your comfort zone is ridiculous
In this episode we talk about resistance, fear and stepping out of your comfort zone so you can go live the life you deserve.
August 1, 2018
Welcome to Ballsy and Beautiful
In this introduction episode I tell you a wee bit about myself so you know who I am and my story and what to expect from this motivational and inspirational podcast. You'll find out why and how I ended up in Guatemala from Northern Ontario Canada and how I traded my 25+ yr hairstyling career in for a life of a freelance writer. Sit back with your favourite beverage and come hang out with me. It'll be just like chatting with your best friend!
July 30, 2018
Welcome to the Badass and Ballsy Show.
A brief intro as to what to expect from this show and a little bit about myself. This is a no holds barred podcast so if strong language offends you, this isn't a show for you! I forgot to mention in this intro that I also am an Angel Card Reader so every now and then, I may surprise you and do one here!
July 29, 2018