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Self Love Ignited with Katie Allen

Self Love Ignited with Katie Allen

By Katie Allen
It's time to ignite that flame of self love inside of YOU 💗

Self Love Ignited is a podcast made for womxn that is all about (you guessed it!) all things self love, self acceptance, body image + total well-being so that you can feel motivated and inspired on your own journey to loving all that you are.

We focus on telling the stories of womxn who've gone from hating on themselves + loathing their bodies to truly loving and accepting the skin they're in and everything that makes them unique!

Plus bonus tips, exercises and support for you to use right now on your self love path💕

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48. Value Your Truth and Give Love To Yourself First with Sarah Fleetwood
Toxic relationship? Check. Treating her body badly? Check. Not valuing herself? Check. This and more is what Sarah has overcome, and she graciously agreed to come on the podcast and share her story and wisdom. If you have struggled to leave a relationship that no longer serves you, if you feel like you're always looking for love outside of yourself first, if you've sacrificed your wellbeing for another, and if you feel like you lack self worth, this episode is calling your name! Sarah Fleetwood is a Master practitioner of NLP, Timeline Therapy and Hypnotherapy. She has been in the health and wellness industry for over 12 years with a passion for Pilates and women’s health. Sarah has been on a huge journey of self love and acceptance and during this time she realised her purpose in life was assisting other beautiful souls to discover their inner goddess by embracing who they are unapologetically and learning to live life in alignment with what is most important to them. She has healed her body from multiple health conditions and has taken her power back to become the fittest, happiest and healthiest she has ever been. _____ Connect with Sarah: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Join Her Facebook Group: 👉Website: _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Coaching & upcoming trainings: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
May 6, 2021
47. How Common Is Body Shame?
Have you wondered just how common body shame is? Or how many people out there are suffering from a poor body image? If you've been feeling alone, isolated, or hopeless thinking you're the only one - I've got good and bad news. 1. You're not alone (yay!) 2. Body hate is extremely common (boo....) Listen up to hear more about how common a poor body image is. This episode will help you feel less alone, understand why healing your body image is key to creating the life you desire, plus it includes one simple tip to help you begin to change this today. _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Book Your Free Call: 💗 Coaching & upcoming trainings: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook: Note: The article where I sourced the statistics mentioned in the episode can be found at:
May 3, 2021
46. Perfectionism Is The Thief Of Authenticity
At one point or another, we have all struggled with perfectionism. We are constantly pushed to have the perfect body, perfect business, perfect relationship, perfect kids, perfect skin, perfect finances... (isn't it exhausting just reading that?!?) Yet perfection doesn't exist. Being human is a messy business, and when you are constantly striving for perfectionism, you are neglecting your authenticity. You can lose who you really are. Let's take a look at why real is better, plus some simple action steps you can take to begin to reduce the pull of perfectionism in your life. _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Book Your Free Call: 💗 Offers & upcoming trainings: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
April 27, 2021
45. Honouring Your Body As A Woman Without Children with Chantal Vanderhaeghen
A woman's relationship with her body is often challenging. We are told we should be this and not that. Not too much, but not too little. But what happens when you want children, but are not able to have them and your biological role as a women is questioned? This is a big part of what makes Chantal Vanderhaeghen so unique and what makes her story incredibly powerful. Chantal shares her story of growing up in an abusive home, of having a body she was incredibly disconnected from, of drowning out her intuition, and how she learned to come home to herself and honour the body she's got.  Chantal Vanderhaeghen is a confidence and intuitive counsellor who enjoys walking alongside women willing to take the courageous steps to become confidently themselves. It gives her such joy seeing women get excited about being themselves with a sense of freedom knowing they are creating their lives in their own way. What stands out for her is being part of a woman’s transformation when they feel seen, heard, and witnessed with total acceptance. She loves connecting the threads of their life supporting them to create their own beautiful and unique tapestry from what has brought them to where they are now to where they want to be. _____ Connect with Chantal: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Join the Facebook Group: Women Without Children - transforming the story: _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Offers & upcoming trainings: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
April 22, 2021
44. Let's Get Visible
If you are an online business owner and struggling with self love and/or body acceptance, this is for you! As an entrepreneur, part of the sales process is connecting with your audience in a deep and meaningful way. But are you allowing that to happen?   Often when struggling with body image, we end up sabotaging our business growth because we miss out on this one key step. Listen in to find out what that one key step is and why it matters so much! This episode also contains a simple and juicy exercise to help you begin to transform this today.   (P.S. If you're not a business owner, this episode might not be right for you. BUT the exercise is still highly recommended! It starts around the 11:00 mark)   _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Book a Free Call: 💗 Offers & upcoming trainings: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
April 19, 2021
43. Does "Self Love" Trigger You?
Do you cringe when you hear the term self love? Or do you think it's all just fluffy activities like pedicures and bubble baths? I get it. Social media has taken the idea of self love and turned it into a competition of superficial self care. It is often just a show of privilege, and yet another place you can practice self comparison. But that is NOT what self love is at all! It is your deep inner lifelong relationship with yourself that is unique to you. It is a beautiful journey. Let's break down what self love truly is, what it isn't, and give you a simple reframe so that self love gets to be fun, simple, approachable, and something that is no longer triggering.  _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Book a Free Call: 💗 Offers & upcoming trainings: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
April 12, 2021
42. Start Messy and Choose Self Compassion With Diane Hilleary
Do you struggle with perfectionism, with trying to please everyone, and a lack of self-compassion? You're not alone. On today's episode, we are chatting with Diane Hilleary who knows all about overcome these obstacles. Diane is a psychotherapist and mindfulness instructor with more than 15 years experience teaching skills and strategies to empower clients to find freedom from shame and live more compassionate lives. She is a trained teacher of the mindful self-compassion curriculum and founding director of the Atlanta Center for Self-Compassion. She lives on the Georgia coast with her husband, 2 teenagers, and 2 dogs. _____ Connect with Diane: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Website: _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Offers & upcoming trainings: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
April 8, 2021
41. Get Out Of Your Own Way, Feel Good Now And Get What You Really Want
How many times have you thought "I'll just lose some weight before getting that new wardrobe" or "I'll get support in my business once I start making money"?? I would bet that you are putting off a lot of things until you've reached a certain goal or benchmark. Like you have to earn the right to feel good or have nice things. And if you don't reach that level of success, you don't deserve to have them. But what if you creating these roadblocks is actually the thing keeping you stuck right where you are? When you do things that feel good now, the faster you'll be able to get what you really want. So let's get you feeling great NOW! _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Book a Free Call: 💗 Offers & upcoming trainings: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
April 5, 2021
40. The Power of Owning Your Story
Do you feel like there is no value in your story or how you got where you are today? Like you aren't far enough along the path yet for it to be told? Or like it makes no difference? Stories are the glue that connect us as human beings, and being willing and able to step up and tell your story is one of your superpowers. Plus, if you're a business owner, this will connect you to your audience in a whole new way! Don't believe me? Listen in! (and don't forget to like & subscribe so that you can hear other amazing women tell their stories in the interview episodes!) _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Book a Free Call: 💗 Work with me & upcoming trainings: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
March 29, 2021
39. Making Peace With Food Using Intuitive Eating With Kimberly Dempsey
Do you struggle with yo-yo dieting, food guilt, and body shame? Let's talk intuitive eating. On this episode of the podcast is Kimberly Dempsey. A former and self-proclaimed “lifelong dieter,” Kimberly is a real life example that there is hope for everyone to ditch the diets, finally be at peace in their bodies, and able to trust themselves around food. A Mother of three young kids, ages 6, 4 and 2, Kimberly completed Wellness Lately’s Intuitive Eating Group Coaching program and was so inspired that she decided to join the team. As the Director of Marketing, it is Kimberly’s mission to ensure other women like her, still silently suffering in life sentences of diet culture are able to escape the painful diet-binge cycle, achieve body liberation, and freedom around food. _____ Connect with Kimberly: 👉Join the Wellness Lately Facebook Community: 👉Sign up for the Free Masterclass on 5 Simple Shifts to End Binge Eating: 👉Website: _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Free Members Hub: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:
March 25, 2021
38. Accept The Present And Tap Into Gratitude To Supercharge Your Growth
So you want to feel great in your body? Love yourself more? Reach those business goals? Be comfortable on camera? Often the things we think we need to do to get these things feel hard... There can be an energy of pushing, of rejecting the present, and of forcing change. Part of the resistance to having them is who we think we need to be to get there. What if it could be easy? This episode is all about one of the simplest tweaks that can have a massive impact on your growth! The secret is in HOW you approach it. When you intentionally approach things with an attitude of acceptance and gratitude, the whole world opens up and your growth can happen in a way that actually feels good! Connect with Katie: 💗 Register for the March 30th Webinar: 💗 Work with me & upcoming trainings can be found: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
March 22, 2021
37. Embrace Your Body to Assist With Weight Loss
Do you want to embrace your body but think that it will be so much easier when you lose X kg/lbs? Or do you think that if you want to heal your body image, you need to give up on losing weight forever and just settle for where you are? I think both of those are B.S. Losing weight is not the be all and end all, but for many women it is still a priority. Let's do it with kindness, compassion, self-respect, and with a focus on long term success. In this solo episode, I dive into how you can have BOTH weight loss AND body acceptance, and how one can actually help you achieve the other! Plus we talk about some simple strategies and exercises you can start doing today to help you on your body acceptance journey that will support your weight loss efforts. _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Book a Free Call: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
March 15, 2021
36. The Juggle Does Not Need To Be A Struggle With Jacqueline Rose
If you are always juggling a million things and the one person who never seems to make it on the priorities list is you, listen up! On this episode I am chatting with Jacqueline Rose all about how the juggle of life does not need to be a struggle. Jacqueline is a wife and mother of five who was multi-taking and juggling life, work, family, responsibilities etc until she discovered Yoga Nashit – Yoga for Women's Health.  Through her studies and teaching, she has been able to develop a deeper understanding, awareness and connection to her body, how it works and how it naturally changes over time. Using yoga tools and techniques, Jacqueline has found practical ways to create balance and manage expectations despite her very busy life.  Her mission is to support and empower women to improve their own health and well-being. She is passionate about changing the way women understand and experience their menopause journey and supports them to navigate this time of life with ease, joy and confidence.  Jacqueline qualified as a Yoga for Pregnancy Instructor at the Wingate Institute in 2014. She qualified as a Yoga Nashit Instructor in 2017 with Mira Atzi-Padan (founder of Yoga Nashit). Most recently, in 2019, she qualified as a Therapeutic Yoga Instructor at Campus Broshim School of Integrative Medicine, Tel Aviv University. Jacqueline moved to Israel from London, England in 1998. She now lives in Modiin with her husband and five children.  _____ Connect with Jacqueline: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Join the Menopause Sisterhood Facebook group: 👉Website: _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Free Members Hub: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:
March 11, 2021
35. The One Principle You Need To Help You Achieve Self Love And So Much More
Does Self Love feel like a "nice to have" but not really a priority? Are you focused on checking a million other things off your to-do list before you begin to focus on your relationship with yourself? You are not alone. But here's the thing... there is one key principle that shows us this just isn't how achieving goals works. Tune in to find out what it is, how it shows up in your life every single day, and how you can use it to achieve self love AND so much more! _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Book a Free Call: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook: BONUS >>> Remember to tag me @katieallencoaching on either Instagram or Facebook with "I've got my 1 thing!"
March 8, 2021
34. Overcoming Orthorexia to Recover Fertility with Samantha Kellgren
Healthy activities can go too far and result in unhealthy behaviours and obsessions. Samantha Kellgren joins me to talk about her unique journey of overcoming orthorexia after she discovered that some of her once healthy habits had gone too far and caused her to lose too much body fat and, as a result, her period. She tells the story of getting real with herself, the fears and blocks that came up, helping her body heal, and becoming a Mom. Samantha helps driven women slow down so they can ditch stress without guilt and live with an abundance of balance, joy, and confidence. She works with them to combat self-doubt and welcome self-compassion, identify limiting beliefs that are holding them back and hindering their well-being, gain clarity about what is important to them and what they really want, and most of all feel understood and listened to. _____ Connect with Samantha: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook Group - Aligned Action Collective: 👉Website: 👉Access her free Get Grounded Cheat Sheet: _____ Connect with Katie: 💗 Free Members Hub: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:
March 1, 2021
33. Will Self Love Make Me Fat and Lazy?
This is such a common question... What do you think? Will self love make you fat and lazy? It is a fear of many who are ready to embark upon a journey of self love or body acceptance, so let's put it to rest. In this episode, we cover what self love is, what self love isn't, and how it will show up and impact your life every day. Also for us entrepreneurs, this is an integral piece of a beautiful 3 part feedback loop that will positively impact your business and help you attract more clients (bonus!!). Listen to find out more about this and to discover if self love will make you fat and lazy... _____ Links: 💗 Book a Free Call with Katie:  💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
February 22, 2021
32. Quieting the Inner Perfectionist with Heidi Ricardo
Do you struggle with perfectionism? If you're not friends with yourself and your inner critic seems to be winning, this episode is for you. Today's episode features Heidi Ricardo. Heidi has spent 26 years dedicated to motivating and inspiring people to become self-determined and to go in pursuit of dreams and achieve personal growth in all areas of life.  Her career began in sport coaching, which then took her into the high school setting where she was a  personal development, health, and physical education teacher. Having worked in a vast array of settings from Aboriginal Communities, Juvenile Justice Schools, to Private Education, she then went on to lead groups of people in yoga, meditation, music, and language education, taking her to Colombia as an international cultural ambassador. Heidi has always had a fascination with the human body/mind connection and has been a practitioner of yoga, meditation and brain training therapy for 2 decades.  Heidi is the founder of Roar Confidence and is dedicated to helping people rebuild unshakeable confidence after experiencing a loss so they can go on and live happy, abundant and fulfilling lives. _____ Get in touch with Heidi: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Website: _____ Get in touch with Katie: 💗 Free Members Hub: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:
February 15, 2021
31. Three 1-Minute Practices To Help You Make Peace With Your Body - Session from the Body Peace Summit (Part 2)
What can you quickly and easily do to start healing your body image and actively love yourself each day?? Today's episode is a complete session from The Body Peace Summit, which took place at the beginning of January. This summit featured 12 expert speakers and we looked at body image and healing the relationships we have with our bodies from a wide variety of angles! There were interviews, workshops, exercises, and more. In this training, I run through three simple practices you can begin to incorporate in your daily life to help heal your body image. These three practices are easy, yet when done with intention and on a consistent basis, they can help to reset your relationship with your body and help you step into self love! _____ Links: 💗 More Info on The Body Peace Summit All-Access Pass 💗 Join the Free Members Hub 💗 Check out the Free Essential Oils Webinar mentioned in the session _____ Let's Get Social: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook:
February 8, 2021
30. A Short Excerpt from The Body Peace Summit (Part 1)
Welcome back to Self Love Ignited! In this episode, I wanted to do a quick review of one of the speaker sessions from The Body Peace Summit that took place at the beginning of January. This summit featured 12 expert speakers and we looked at body image and healing the relationships we have with our bodies from a wide variety of angles! There were interviews, workshops, exercises, and more. This is a small snippet of my interview with the wonderful Elijah Selby. Elijah's summit session was titled The Politics of Body Image and was centered on looking at feminism, the patriarchy, and who benefits when you hate on yourself - because it's not you! As the first episode in 2021, this felt like the perfect jumping off point to help us understand some of the history so that we can transform our future. _____ Links: 💗 More Info on The Body Peace Summit All-Access Pass: 💗 Elijah's website: _____ Get in Touch with Katie Here: 💗 Katie's Instagram: 💗 Katie's Facebook: 💗 Join the Free Members Hub:
February 2, 2021
29. Seven Hot Tips to Help you Deal with Haters and Manage Stress through the Holidays
The holidays are almost upon us, and for some this time of year can be really hard.  I feel you. Regardless of your traditions or plans, everyone faces stress this time of year and it seems to be magnified when it comes to health, wellness, self esteem, confidence and body image! The holiday period is often a time of over-indulgence, guilt, spending time with people (in person or online since it is 2020) who are all too quick to shame based on your body. This time of year can mean a loss of routine and structure, then at the end we decide to put a bow on top with a New Years Resolution that we know we won't keep more than a couple weeks into the year. Sounds... exciting?? Not so much. What if this year could be different?? Here are my top tips to create the holiday season you deserve!  These will help you deal with those negative, body shaming people and that extra stress that tends to pile up this time of year... _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Find out more about The Body Peace Summit and reserve your free spot here:
December 21, 2020
28. Using Yoga and Presence to Kindle Self Acceptance with Emma Burton
If you've ever felt like you just wish you could discover some secret that could help you find self-acceptance and heal your body image, this episode is for you. Emma Burton generously shares her personal journey of growing up having a very poor body image, to realizing she had body dysmorphia, and discovering yoga and presence as a healing tool as a young adult. She is beautifully honest about her struggles, about her motives for change, and how she's arrived where she is today as a confident mentor, teacher, and author. Emma is an established yoga teacher and Wellness coach, who loves to help people feel good and make positive changes in their lives. She is a country girl at heart, loving walking in the Shropshire hills spending time with her family. Some of her favorite pass-times are watching her sons play sports, snowboarding, horse riding or just looking a the beautiful view from her garden. _____ Get in touch with Emma here: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Website: 👉Don't Get Stuck On Your Asana: _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Free Members Hub:
December 15, 2020
27. Someone Benefits when You Feel Bad About Yourself and Your Body
Chances are at some point in your life, you have felt bad about yourself and your body. Bad about how you looked. Maybe about your weight, your cellulite, your dimples, or your stretch marks Bad about what you wanted or needed. Bad about your desires and dreams. Bad about putting yourself first. This is unfortunately SO common amongst women. But have you ever stopped and wondered who benefits when you feel bad? The fact is that society and the media are constantly telling us to feel bad. Specifically looking at body image, we are always told that if we're thinner, we'll be happier. That if we can achieve that "ideal" body shape and size, we'll be more successful, we'll find true love, and we'll finally be confident. The truth is that if nobody benefited from this message, we wouldn't be inundated with it every single day. This episode turned into a bit of a rant on the diet industry (#sorrynotsorry) and really looking at the endless cycle they keep women in to keep the money flowing. When you feel bad about yourself, you want to feel better. They promise that their new diet is the quick fix to this, with the full knowledge that you are almost guaranteed failure. When this happens, you try again... and likely get the same result. But you are made to feel like there's something wrong with you, so you feel even worse. Only to start again on Monday morning... See where this is going?? Your failure is their success. But there IS a better way. I have an invitation for an upcoming virtual event that might just be what you need to turn this cycle around! _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Access The Body Peace Summit 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Free Members Hub
December 8, 2020
26. Activating Your Inner Radiance with Emily Bauman
If you've ever tried to dull your own sparkle or blend in, have a listen. Emily Bauman, who also goes by the artist name Amanacer, shares with us her story of feeling like she needed to change who she was and what she looked like just to fit in. By tapping into her inner feminine and activating her radiance, she shifted her life so that it feels juicy and alive! Emily is a visual artist, author, serial entrepreneur and creative-living expert. Raised in Haiti until the age of 17 by Canadian parents, she's a lover of salt water, ceremonial grade cacao and laughing so hard it kinda hurts. When Amanacer's not painting and creating in her Tulum studio, she works to turn on other people's creativity and natural radiance at The Art Spa. Learn more and get free tools to turn yourself on (creatively) at _____ Get in touch with Emily here: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Free Resources: 👉Email: _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Free Members Hub
November 30, 2020
25. Choose to Create Your Confidence
Have you ever thought "I wish I could just be as confident as X" or "I wonder how she acts so confident"?? You're not alone. And I've got a secret for you - you can be that confident! You can choose to create it. Confidence is something that we all want to embody, yet so many people just sit around waiting for it to arrive. Confidence is something you must choose. It's something you get to create. It all starts with choosing to be courageous. In this solo episode I share a couple of poignant stories from my own life around how I transformed fear and a little bit of courage into feeling confident and sure of myself in a whole variety of situations from moving around the world, to getting healthy, to wearing a bikini in public. If you've ever wished you could be more confident or wondered where to even begin, this one's for you! Connect with Katie here: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Find out about the Bold Fearless Females:
November 23, 2020
24. The Truth about Body Dysmorphia and Choosing to be Strong and Healthy Holistically with Tigrilla Gardenia
Do you have body dysmorphia or a disordered relationship with food? You're not alone. In this episode of Self Love Ignited, Tigrilla Gardenia opens up about her early start to dieting, growing up as a teenager in a bigger body, and discovering she has body dysmorphia. She also dives into how changing her mindset and actively choosing to be healthy and strong every day has been a huge game changer! Tigrilla is such a fascinating women. She earned a degree in music and electrical engineering, entering the high-tech corporate world via RealNetworks and Microsoft in the early days of the internet. The desire to escape the confines of the corporate world proved too strong, and Tigrilla soon began following her own spiritual path. She co-owned a circus, produced intentional dance events, taught Kabbalah, and even toured with Cirque du Soleil. Today, she works as a Nature-Inspired Leadership Mentor and studies Plant Intelligence and the Effects of Plant Music on Human Health. Tigrilla has the honor of being a Damanhur citizen in Italy — one of the largest spiritual eco-communities in the world. Her roots are firmly planted in the arts, communication, and the avant-garde. Tigrilla uses her expertise to empower mission-driven leaders to achieve personal and professional success by integrating nature-inspired innovation in order to bring meaning to Life and make an impact with work. She is an influential speaker and mentor, running courses and workshops on reconnection with the plant kingdom. Always eager to learn, she studied with some of the greatest minds in bio-inspired sciences, gaining a masters degree in Futuro Vegetale (Vegetal Future): plants, social innovation, design under Stefano Mancuso, University of Florence. She has also studied Biomimicry for Social Innovation and Product Development. Tigrilla is a World Ambassador for Plant Intelligence and champions connection to nature as the basis for long-term health, happiness, and success. _____ Get in touch with Tigrilla here: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Website: 👉LinkedIn: _____ Get in touch with Katie Allen here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join the Self Love Community:
November 16, 2020
23. What Being Paralyzed Can Teach You About Self Love with Katie Vilaranda
What an inspiring story! I chatted with Katie Vilaranda who is such an incredible woman. After being paralyzed in her mid 20's and feeling betrayed by her body, she has truly fallen in love with who she is. Through re-learning the basics such as walking, talking, getting dressed, and even cutting her food, Katie has learned so much about gratitude, about appreciating what your body does for you, and knowing that you can do anything you put your mind to. Katie is a small business marketing strategist from Southwestern Ontario Canada. She is mom to Dean and fur-mom to Ace. Her new book 'Brain on Strike' explores her journey from being paralyzed to re-learning how to walk again to running a marketing consultancy.  _____ Get in touch with Katie Vilaranda here: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Website: 👉Blog: _____ Get in touch with Katie Allen here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join the Self Love Community:
November 3, 2020
22. Finding Self Love and Owning Who You Are at any Size with Chandra Gore
Believing that your body is either too big or too small, either right or wrong, from a young age is a huge hurdle to overcome. Chandra Gore joins me in a real (and surprisingly funny) conversation where we talk about self love at any size, owning who you are, body image, dealing with mental health challenges and even overcoming an abusive relationship to have an incredibly empowering photo shoot and really thriving in life. With an unconventional start in 2013 - Chandra has worked with entrepreneurs to help them create foundations for success through her boutique consulting and public relations firm, Chandra Gore Consulting. Quietly making strides with placements for small businesses, entertainment, authors, therapists and motivational speaking clients on local and national news outlets she has been leaving her mark as a publicist in the industry. She also heads a production company, SCM Productions, which produces live comedic events and an upcoming Comedy Series, "They Said What?!". Hosting her successful inaugural comedy festival - Greater Northern Virginia Comedy and Film Festival in 2019 - she has anchored herself as a woman to watch in comedy. She is an author of several books, moderator and speaker on topics such as Business Strategies, Media Relations and Entrepreneurship.  She is a writer and host for her own brand, Conversations with Chan - that includes an YouTube Channel, Podcast and Publication on The founder of The Urban Flight Foundation, a community organization that strives to share important information to the citizens of Stafford County, Virginia.  _____ Get in touch with Chandra here: 👉Instagram: 👉Twitter: 👉Listen to her Podcast: 👉Facebook: _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:
October 26, 2020
21. Eating Disorder Recovery and the Power of Self Awareness with Renata Leo
Renata and I have an honest conversation (with lots of laughter) about her eating disorder, her path to recovery, and the power of self awareness as a step toward self acceptance. Renata is a content creator who loves to make others laugh and feel less alone in this world. As someone who struggles with anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder, she hopes that hearing about her experiences can help others with their own. She uses her blog, Buffalo Sauce Everywhere, as her way to use her passion of writing to relate to others with her trademark sass and uses her podcast with her ex, Overrated/Underrated to make people laugh. Her current project is working towards her certification to become a relationship and sexuality coach to work with kinky and poly individuals. _____ Get in touch with Renata here: 👉Instagram: 👉Twitter: 👉Listen to her Podcast: Overrated/Underrated on Spotify 👉Blog: 👉Read the blog post about ways that eating disorders affect her that are not necessarily related to food 👉Read the blog post she wrote with her dietician about the science/culture of eating disorders and her lived-in experience _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:
October 19, 2020
20. Heal Your Relationship with Your Body Inside Your Body
So often we think the answers to our problems lie in logic. Like if we can just find the right steps in the right order and tick it off the to-do list, everything will be solved. Our big brains will save the day. The thing is, when you have a challenging relationship with your body, whether it's full of judgment, criticism, or just feels tumultuous, that's not a logical problem. It's emotional. One of the best, and fastest, ways to begin to heal this relationship is to turn inwards. Be in your skin. Heal from the inside out. Turn towards your body to heal that relationship. This episode covers this in detail and we go through a few examples of ways you can begin to bring this into your own experience with ease! Connect with Katie here: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Insight Timer Meditations: 💗 Book A Call:
October 12, 2020
19. Thriving with PCOS, Loving your Period & Embracing Your Body with Cinthia Pacheco
Join me as I chat with Cinthia Pacheco. She shares her story of being diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and really learning to care for herself and thrive while living with this illness. She also touched on how she's healed her body image and has even learned to love her period and embrace all the incredible things her body can do! Cinthia is owner and founder of Digital Bloom IQ and is passionate about helping Health and Wellness businesses heal more of the world through SEO (Search Engine Optimization). After four years of corporate experience working with companies like Avon, Sears, and Hyundai, she transitioned into the small business world, focusing on her SEO and Google Analytics services. She is on a mission to inspire Health and Wellness business to be more intentional about their SEO marketing and share more of the healing talents.  When she’s not working, you can find her hanging out with her cats, dogs, & boyfriend outside or journaling on her couch. _____ Get in touch with Cinthia here: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Website: 👉Listen to the Digitally Overwhelmed Podcast: _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:  💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
October 5, 2020
18. Embodying your Femininity and Living your Power with Maya Kova
Maya joins us to talk all about how she has learned to embody her femininity and live in her power - and how she helps others do the same. After a challenging childhood and disconnecting from her emotions and her body to cope, Maya had a picture perfect life on thr outside but always knew something was missing. She tells her story of reconnecting to her truth, stepping fully into self love, and becoming the embodied woman she is today. Maya Kova has been studying modalities of conscious living & loving for the past 10 years, diving into the spiritual, emotional, sexual, and mental aspects of The Self. She is certified in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching, a Certified Tantra Educator, and trained in kundalini yoga, energy work, D/S arts and shamanism. _____ Get in touch with Maya here: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Website: 👉Eventbrite Events: 👉10 Day Feminine Embodiment Journey (Starting October 4, 2020): _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:  💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
September 28, 2020
17. The Ten Principles of any Self Love Transformation
When you embark on any journey or new path, it can be SO helpful to have some guidelines or principles to follow. They keep you on track, and help you stay focused when you veer off course. Here are the top ten principles I believe in and embody in my own life, plus I encourage my clients to do the same. You may agree with them, or you may not! This is the perfect chance for you to get curious, dive on in, and create some principles that you want to embody for your own journey into self love. The Ten Principles that we cover in detail are: Use Curiosity over Judgment Beauty, Health & Confidence are possible at any size We are all inherently worthy of achieving our wildest dreams Transformation is a continual process of letting go It all starts with a single step There is never a downside for taking responsibility for your own experience If you want things to be different, you have to do different things How people love, value, and respect you is a direct reflection of how you love, value and respect yourself When in doubt, choose love and kindness Have fun and enjoy the process If you don't agree or you have questions, reach out on either Facebook or Instagram and let me know! I am always up for having a conversation about this... And don't forget to hit subscribe for more episodes, inspiration, and tips to help you ignite your flame of self love 💗 Connect with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join the free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
September 21, 2020
16. Using Self Care to Stop the Spiral of Anxiety, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and a Negative Body Image with Rebecca Hall
Rebecca joins us to talk about her journey with anxiety, S.A.D., self-loathing, and overcoming it all with self care and mindset. As a wellness coach and former personal trainer, she has a beautiful holistic view on wellness & body image and is big on laughter and positive vibes! Rebecca Hall is a health and wellness coach who transitioned from being a personal trainer to a coach because she wanted to work with people and help them with every aspect of their health and well-being. Food, sleep and mindset are some of the things that Rebecca is big on and she found herself talking to her clients about this and so decided to set up The Wellness Hall and qualify as a wellness coach to compliment her nutrition qualification and her personal training background. The Wellness Hall was founded back in 2018 and Rebecca hasn't looked back since. She now helps clients with physical pain, relationships to food and exercise and with some people it's both. She works mainly with women, inspiring them to look at their daily habits and weed out the ones that are not serving them and to create more positive ones to help them become less overwhelmed with everything that life throws at them. Her mantra is; Inspire, Educate, Empower. Coaching is more of a relationship and journey that Rebecca comes on with you rather than a teacher and student scenario. Get in touch with Rebecca here: 👉Instagram: 👉Join Rebecca's Facebook Group, Wake Up Your Well-Being here: 👉Website: _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:  💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
September 14, 2020
15. Healing the Mother Wound and Loving Your Divine Self with Annick Bleyen
Annick joins us to share her experiences of early trauma with her mother where she was almost aborted, growing up in a world where she had to be both perfect and invisible, and learning to see her own worth. We talk about how she healed that would with her mother, her spiritual journey, plus of course her journey to truly loving all that she is. Her story is remarkable, inspirational, and is a must-listen! Annick Bleyen was born in Belgium, the fruit of a mixed couple. She was raised by her grandmother who gave her unconditional love and set the fundamentals of who she is today. She is a proud mother of 3 young adults (1 girl & 2 boys) and raised her children solo for 20 years as a single, happy divorced mom. She has had a brilliant business for the past 12 years in HR & Transformation in the corporate world, working in different industries, different countries and has learned so much about people & processes. Today her focus is helping individuals to connect with their true and free being. Diving deep into the Mind – Heart – Body – Spirit, and to unleash their true & free potential. Annick's traumas have made her stronger and prouder of who she's become. In her words "I love to inspire Women & Men to let go of all that does not serve you…When I see that “click” in your eyes, I know you made your inner shift." Get in touch with Annick here: 👉Instagram: 👉Website: _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:  💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
September 7, 2020
14. Coming Home to Your Soul's Truth with Shay Bloxham
In July 2018, Shay's world came crashing down. Her relationship of three years with a soulmate abruptly ended, and all of a sudden life made no sense anymore. The ending of this relationship triggered a dark night of the soul, spiritual awakening and the rebirth of a new Shay Bloxham. Since then Shay has dedicated herself to picking up the pieces, healing her wounds, integrating and loving all parts of self, stepping into her light and power, discovering her true soul gifts as an energy healer, stepping into her mission work and aligning with the path that is for her highest and greatest good, and for the highest and greatest good for all. Shay is a practitioner trained in Reiki Energy Healing, Soul Guidance & Sacred Mentoring, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Timeline Therapy, and Hypnotherapy. "My mission is to shine my light so that other's may benefit. I have walked this path for the past two years, and I know it can be a very dark, lonely road. I am here to hold a safe space, to help others to heal, and to liberate them from living in fear to living in love, faith and trust, and co-creating the abundant life they were born to live with the divine." Get in touch with Shay here: 👉Instagram: 👉Join Shay's Twin Flame + Love Focused Facebook Group (OneTribe): 👉Join Shay's Reiki Facebook Group: _____ Get in touch with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook:  💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community: _____ *Note: There are some minor audio glitches in this episode. They've been cleaned up, but there was no way to make the audio more clear than it is. The interview was so fabulous though I felt it was worth publishing as is!*
August 31, 2020
13. How to Make your Circumstances Mean Things that Support Your Growth
Your brain LOVES to make every little thing mean something - it's how we're hardwired. But are those meanings actually supporting you? For example: If you've gained weight, does it mean that you're lazy? Or that you're eating your feelings? Or that you've been working hard to bulk up at the gym? Is it good or bad? Inherently it doesn't mean anything. But you make it mean something! Same goes for changes in your health, in your work, in relationships - pretty much everywhere. We go through this in more detail as well as outline a simple process you can start using to make sure that these meanings are helping you and elevating you instead of dragging you down. By becoming aware of the meanings you are associating with different things and circumstances, you can elevate your self talk, transform your inner critic, and become empowered to really step into your best and brightest self. Connect with Katie here: 💗 Book your Free call: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join the free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
August 24, 2020
12. The Power of Body Neutrality and Creating Your Confidence with Chelsea Michelle
Chelsea Michelle is a body image and confidence coach for plus-size women at Unchained Magic. She teaches women the power of body neutrality in order to build a relationship with themselves based on body acceptance, respect, and love. Chelsea breaks down the barriers of limiting beliefs built from diet culture and beauty standards that hold us back and break down our confidence.  She uses 6 different modalities (neuro-linguistic programming/NLP, tapping, life coaching, TIME techniques, hypnotherapy, and thought work) to give plus-size women the tools to understand their worthiness and capabilities are more than the fat that exists on their bodies.  Chelsea understands what it's like avoiding mirrors and hiding her body to make others comfortable. Now she's leading a movement so that other women can learn that they are more than the expectations and assumptions of others to become their own Unchained Magic.  In this episode, Chelsea shares her own experiences of learning her body was wrong as a child, dealing with diet culture, and discovering the power of body neutrality and claiming her beauty & confidence as an empowered plus size woman. Get in touch with Chelsea here: 👉Website: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Join Chelsea's Facebook group (Confidence Coven for Plus-Size Witches): _____ Learn more about Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
August 17, 2020
11. Discovering your Life Purpose and Immersing yourself in the Universal Energy of Self Love with Tamara Norwood
Tamara kindly joined us to share her story. She talks about her escape from escapism, becoming a single mother, discovering her life purpose, plus she gives some great advice and a beautiful simple exercise that anyone on this journey of self love can start implementing to see some big shifts. We also talk intuition, business, relationships, and Universal frequency and vibration! Tamara is naturally intuitive and in tune with what makes a business flow at its full potential. She has spent over 15 years working inside many entrepreneurial operations and has studied many a good business strategy. Whether you’re a start up solopreneur, run a small operation or a large firm, having the Tamara tune in on your business will be transformative. Her unique skill of seeing deep into the energy of a business and discovering the core blockages to ultimate growth are priceless. She looks where most cannot see and therefore can create results in record time. Get in touch with Tamara here: 👉Website: 👉Facebook: 👉Instagram: _____ Learn more about Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join the free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
August 10, 2020
10. Can you be Body Positive and still want to Change your Body?
Can you be Body Positive and still want to Change your Body? This is a BIG question... Many people in the self love/body positive community are shouting from the rooftops that you should NOT want to ever change your body or lose weight if you consider yourself to be body positive. I respectfully disagree. The way I see it, your body is always evolving, so if you'd prefer to lose weight (and/or work on your fitness, get a tattoo, etc.) for personal or health reasons, then you can choose to do that. By the same token, if you DON"T want to change your body, then don't. This is 100% a personal choice. If you are truly happy as you are, then just be! I am NOT in any way advocating that you should change your body. Simply that you are an autonomous person who has the choice and you shouldn't be ashamed whatever choice you make. But before you take this yes and run with it right back to the diet bandwagon or to a crazy workout regime, pause for a moment. Take some time to check in with these four pillars to ensure that you are being loving, kind, compassionate, and treating your body with the respect it deserves throughout the process. Connect with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join the free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
August 7, 2020
9. Losing the Baby Weight using Self Compassion, and Reclaiming your Health with Arlene Santiago
Arlene Santiago is a Health Transformation Coach and mom of three. She helps busy moms lose 10-20 lbs, increase their energy and confidence and keep the weight off. Arlene also helps those older than age 50 who want to prevent injury and improve balance and mobility. As a Motor Control Restoration Specialist, she seeks to improve communication between brain and body by identifying underlying causes for improper movement by focusing on the nervous system to identifying any blocked sensorimotor signals. Seeing loved ones suffer through disease is heartbreaking.  Hospital visits, falling, medications, weakness, fainting.  Although we all have predispositions to disease, it's very possible certain diseases could have been prevented. Arlene made a conscious choice to change her life.  She doesn't want a life of hospitals and medications.  She wants to be active to keep up with her kids and possible grandchildren in the future. Arlene shares her story of having kids and feeling disconnected from her body. Through learning to care for her health first, she lost the baby weight and created a loving and caring relationship with herself going forward so that she can be happy and healthy long into the future. Get in touch with Arlene here: 👉Website: 👉Facebook: 👉Facebook Group: 👉Get Arlene's book: _____ Learn more about Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
August 3, 2020
8. Taking Radical Responsibility, Embodying Self Love, plus tackling Alopecia with Ly Aunapu
Ly shares with us how taking radical responsibility has been truly transformational for her, how she embodies self love, and her journey of learning to embrace herself bald. She is a certified transformation coach, mentor, accredited Journey Practitioner, creative writer, podcast host and workshop facilitator. She is helping women disconnected from their bodies and desires to become embodied, #electric women feeling bold and courageous. Despite being a published journalist since age 16 and obtaining a masters in journalism, Ly found later in life passion for helping women. Recently she has also shared her own journey with losing her hair to alopecia and embracing being bald and bold. She works spreading her message globally through workshops, coaching women one-on-one, facilitating Women's Circles and by supporting her community on social media. She has given workshops and talks at various organisations such as Westpac, Commonwealth Bank, CrossFit Active, and Oski Yoga. Her work has been published in the Elephant Journal, Insight Timer and Thrive Global amongst other publications. She has lived in 6 different countries and is currently residing in Sydney. Get in touch with Ly here: 👉Website: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook: 👉Join Ly's Facebook group: _____ Learn more about Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
July 27, 2020
7. Is Self-Acceptance just an Excuse?
There is this idea that when you accept yourself, when you embrace your body, and when you love who you are, that you are settling. That you somehow stop growing. Or that it's an excuse to stop living your best life or become a narcissist. NOTHING could be further from the truth. In this solo episode, I break down what self-acceptance IS, and what it isn't. What that energy looks like, and get this question answered so that you can confidently move in the direction of self-acceptance and love without worrying if it's an excuse or a cop out. Connect with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join the free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
July 23, 2020
6. Living with Physical Disability, Loving Your Body, and Creating an Inspiring Life with Angela Sessions
In episode 6 we talk with Angela Sessions about living with physical disability (or livability as she likes to call it), loving and accepting your body, and creating an inspiring life! Angela has over 20 years experience in the healing arts covering creative therapy, energy healing and shamanism. Her mission is to help others experience beauty and love in this life. She opens up and shares her ups, downs, and the many life lessons she's learned so far. Using drama, humour, and leading by example, Angela shines bright and shows us that you don't have to look a certain way or have a perfect looking or perfectly able body to have a profound impact on this world. Get in touch with Angela here:  👉Website:  👉Facebook:  👉Instagram:  _____ Learn more about Katie here:  💗 Website:  💗 Instagram:  💗 Facebook:  💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
July 20, 2020
5. The Three Little Words that will have a BIG Impact on Your Self Love Journey
In this short solo episode, we are talking about the three little words that will have a big impact on your self love journey! (And no, they're not I Love You 😉). This mindset and way of approaching a tough situation is integral in harnessing your inner critic and transforming judgment into a new way of being. With a little bit of mindfulness and a willingness to try something you may not have tried before, this small step into an attitude of curiosity can have a momentous impact on your inner ecosystem! Connect with Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
July 16, 2020
4. Loss, Self Loathing, and Using Curiosity to Step into Self Love with Tara Stricker
In episode 4 we talk with Tara Stricker about her personal journey from self loathing to self loving. Tara is an international whole person life coach. She is on a mission to help everyone create a life they love! Having spent many years working with people, she is inspired by the strength of the human spirit. She loves helping clients move past their limiting thinking so that they can embrace and love all of who they are. She has been walking this journey to authenticity for a few years now and wants to support others to live a life of freedom and endless possibilities.  She tells the story of losing her husband, managing a new relationship and uncovering her lifelong body image struggles. Tara has overcome so much and is still (and always) on this journey of loving and caring for herself the best way she can. Handling triggering situations, learning that she is lovable, and using curiosity instead of judgment have been some key markers along the way. Get in touch with Tara here: 👉Website: 👉Facebook: 👉Instagram: 👉Youtube: _____ Learn more about Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
July 13, 2020
3. The Power of Choice and Presence with Yolanda Riley
In today's episode, we are talking about overcoming obstacles and discovering the power of choice and presence with Yolanda Riley. Yolanda is an Empowerment, Mindset, and Transformation Coach. Her focus is helping people break free from limiting stories and reconnect with their authentic selves and life purpose. She has over 10 years experience working with populations such as the homeless & mentally ill, those with intellectual disabilities, Alzheimer's, dementia, and hospice. She currently facilitates a workshop on The Mighty called, 'It's OK Not to be OK.' Get in touch with Yolanda here:  👉Website: 👉Facebook: 👉Instagram: 👉Join Yolanda's free Facebook Group: _____ Learn more about Katie here: 💗 Website: 💗 Instagram: 💗 Facebook: 💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
July 6, 2020
2. Finding your Courage and Embracing Your Shadows with Andrea Powles-Gullick
On today's episode we are talking Finding your Courage and Embracing Your Shadows with Andrea Powles-Gullick! The founder of Soulful Living with Andrea, she works as a Transformational Courage Coach who inspires women in the midst of an Identity Crisis to seek their own inner truth and guidance so they can transform their life. After subsequent traumas and finding herself completely lost, Andrea began a journey of self-discovery and recognized the necessity to love our WHOLE self.  She shares with clients and audiences alike, the importance of awareness, acceptance and action in being able to courageously seek your own path. Get in touch with Andrea here: 👉 Website: 👉 Facebook: 👉 LinkedIn: 👉 Instagram: _____ 💗 Join Katie's free Self Love Simplified Facebook Community:
July 1, 2020
1. My story and how Self Love Ignited came to be
Welcome to Self Love Ignited, the podcast where we are talking all things self love, body image, health & total well-being. In our kick off episode, I open up and talk all about my story of learning to love and accept myself, embracing my body, and what my hopes and dreams are for YOU moving forward. Get in touch with me: 👉Website: 👉Instagram: 👉Facebook:
June 30, 2020