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Self Care Is My Job

Self Care Is My Job

By Samantha Long
Hi I’m Sam!

About five years, my whole world was turned upside down when simultaneously I became a mother and abruptly left the corporate world. In what was supposed to be the happiest time in my life, I felt totally lost. But slowly through learning to prioritize real self care, not just bubble baths and pedicures, I was able to realign with my true self.

Today, I’m a yoga instructor and a Self Care Mentor for Moms. Check out my new YouTube show / audio series: Self Care Is My Job, where we’ll be talking with friends in healthcare, wellness and holistic healing about prioritizing our physical and mental health and best practices for navigating all that stuff that gets in our way of doing so.

The goal: to remember who you really are and live fearlessly and fulfilled.

Say it with me... "SELF CARE IS MY JOB!"
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Episode 201: Release What Does Not Serve You | Letting Go With Sam

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Choosing YOU | The Work of Self Love with Jen Haddix
In this episode of Self Care Is My Job, we welcome Jen Haddix The Self Love Yogi and go deep into the work of rekindling self love and self worth. For those of us that have become aware that a lack of confidence (self trust and self worth) are what holds us back from living our full expression, we've also established that it's not as easy as flipping a switch on or off. To rekindle our sense of self love takes work. But it's a beautiful unfolding that we encourage you to explore.  Thank you Jen Haddix for this amazing conversation! Jen is The Self Love Yogi and her work is in helping you to use yoga, meditation and self love to break the matrix and change your life.  "Can you imagine if all of us were born and allowed to be the fullest expression of ourselves? The world would be a very different place." ~ Jen Haddix  You can find Jen online here:  https://www.instagram.com/theselflove.yogi/  https://tglyoga.com/  Check out The Self Love Yogi podcast: https://tglyoga.com/podcast-2/ Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam through private yoga and mediation sessions, to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.    Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net  https://www.instagram.com/the_aligned_heartlinktr.ee/samanthalong    AMARE MENTAL WELLNESS COMPANY (Fundamentals Pack): https://amare.com/g10/63334    *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*    #selfcare #yoga #selflove #innerchild #reparenting
55:23
October 24, 2021
Let Go Episode #5: Self Care Over Self Medicating with Sam
Let's slow down and become aware of the ways in which we distract ourselves from discomfort at every turn.  Whether it's with alcohol or other substances or with an activity like scrolling social media, so often we have a tendency to numb, and self medicate our negative emotions and sensations. Don't worry! It's normal because it's what we were taught. But you can rip that program out and reinstall a new one. Release what does not serve you. Let go. #fall2021  If this video triggers you: ask yourself why and I love you. xo YOU'RE INVITED TO THE SOBER OCTOBER CHALLENGE: An Alcohol free challenge for Self Care Over Self Medicating!  We will collectively abstain from alcohol from Oct 1-15 (option to do the whole month!) I will provide daily a mix of education, motivation, and self soothing practices to help you along! Together we got this! Join here on Facebook: https://fb.me/e/2z4kUlJGV    Or email selfcarewithsam@gmail.com for more info! #selfcare #selfmedicating #alcoholfree #soberoctober #selfsoothing 
34:50
October 15, 2021
Breaking the Cycle with Chelsey Wildfire
When I found Chelsey online, I realized immediately we are both on a similar mission. To help people who are stuck get unstuck by burning down the old programming and making way for the TRUTH and wisdom that already exists inside all of us. In this episode, Chelsey shares her personal story, going from abuse and neglect as a teen to now an empowered leader. There is inevitably always major trauma that occurs early on in the lives of the leaders that I am fortunate enough to co-create with on this show. They choose to follow their intuition, burn down their trauma, and rise from the ashes. And I am ever grateful for their willingness to share their stories. We talked about the most prominent negative cycles people struggle with including generational trauma, guilt, shame and lack of self worth.  Chesley Wildfire is a Feminine Embodiment Coach whose goal is to help women burn through their fears & limitations to find inner safety, connection and pleasure. We do this by being aware of our patterns, and enacting practices to break away from the cycles passed down to us that keep us stuck. You can find Chelsey online here: chelseywildfire.com https://www.instagram.com/chelseywildfire/ Schedule a free 30 minute discovery call with Chelsey here: https://calendly.com/chelseywildfire/discover Join her women's Facebook group, women igniting their Wildfire https://www.facebook.com/groups/835348766932491/ Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam through private yoga and mediation sessions, to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.     Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net   https://www.instagram.com/the_aligned_heart linktr.ee/samanthalong   AMARE MENTAL WELLNESS COMPANY (Fundamentals Pack): https://amare.com/g10/63334   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*    #selfcare #yoga #feminineembodiment #mindbodyspirit #breakingcycles #generationaltrauma
01:02:13
October 10, 2021
ALL ABOUT YOGA with Andrea Powers of Powers Yoga
ALL ABOUT YOGA with Andrea Powers  of Powers Yoga As part of a new series of Self Care Is My Job, the All About series, let's discuss all things Yoga with Andrea Powers of Powers Yoga.  I met Andrea a few years back. She was looking for yoga instructor and I taught briefly in her adorable studio in Bergenfield NJ. Covid abruptly forced her to close down the studio, but luckily since then we have continued to work together. I have trained with Andrea in both Aerial Yoga and SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) Yoga. And this October, I will be joining her to co-teach an amazing Yoga Alliance Approved Yoga Teacher Training. Andrea's story is inspiring and interesting in that she was led to yoga through her spirituality, whereas many others are led to yoga for the physical practice and then later introduced to the spirituality. I believe Andrea's beliefs and gifts contribute to her skill as a both an amazing teacher and a successful entrepreneur. She is a joy to work with on all levels, so if you're interested in deepening your understanding of all aspects of yoga, start here! And then if you want more, we have something else in store! If you're interested in becoming a yoga instructor or just deepening your understanding of all aspects of yoga, consider joining the Powers Yoga 200 Hour Online Training ! Reserve your spot with a deposit or save 20% if you pay in full before Oct 15th! Learn more here: www.powersyoga.com/learn   Contact me at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com with questions. Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam through private yoga and mediation sessions, to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.    Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net  https://www.instagram.com/the_aligned_heart linktr.ee/samanthalong  AMARE MENTAL WELLNESS COMPANY (Fundamentals Pack): https://amare.com/g10/63334  *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare #yoga #yogateacher #mindbodyspirit #meditation #breathwork #allaboutyoga #powersyoga
01:12:02
October 3, 2021
Mom Bomb Monday #10: From Numb to Powerful | Sober Curious with Amanda May
Many of us start out drinking for fun. In fact our culture totally glamourizes alcohol and we're conditioned to take our first sip when we turn 21! It's a right of passage. Then as life gets more difficult, we eventually use alcohol to de-stress (or self medicate). In fact, that's encouraged by media and culture too! (Google mommy wine culture) But here's the thing: In your attempt to numb just one or two things, you are actually numbing everything. You're 'blacking out' the worst parts at the risk of missing the best parts. If this resonates, can we collectively ask ourselves together - is this the path we want to take? Meet Amanda, a 33 year old sober wife and mother living in wine country. Amanda May quit drinking 10 months ago and her goal is to show other women that if she can do it, then they can too. 💖 Mothering is tough! And sometimes we want so badly to numb out at the end of a loud chaotic day wrangling tiny humans. BUT alcohol is tricky AF and it can all get out of control easily. At one point, we have to ask is this helping or hurting in the long term?? Not to mention that in many ways, alcohol, specifically wine, is marketed to moms as #selfcare, which is complete bullshit. If you've considered lowering your intake or giving up alcohol altogether but not sure if it's even possible, let's do this together. We got you sis! I will be running an alcohol-free challenge in my Facebook group in the month of October! This should give you plenty of time to mentally prepare... In the meantime, join the group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcarewithsam Thank you so much Amanda for your candid and vulnerable sharing of your story! We need to hear of experiences like yours, as we can only clearly see ourselves in each other if we share and connect. Follow Amanda on Instagram @sober_musings_with_mandy for more sober life content and encouragement! Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam through private yoga and mediation sessions, to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net https://www.instagram.com/the_aligned... linktr.ee/samanthalong AMARE MENTAL WELLNESS COMPANY (Fundamentals Pack): https://amare.com/g10/63334 *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions* #motherhood #selfcareformoms #selfcareismyjob #womenswellness #selflove #selfpreservation #sobermom #sobriety #alcoholfree #soberlife #momlife #momming #momsofinstagram
01:16:23
September 6, 2021
Summer of Love Episode #4: Shedding Layers | Releasing Tension & Trauma with Krista Buccari
So thankful to Krista Buccari for joining me on the show! I started following Krista on Instagram and loved her gua sha (facial massage) videos, but her content also includes self care practices such as non-linear movement, face yoga, and self love! In retrospect, I am not surprised our conversation spanned from anti-aging tools to releasing trauma held in the body! Krista Buccari is a Licensed Massage Therapist who specializes in natural facial rejuvenation and supporting one's radiant aging journey. In her treatments she leverages various modalities with skillful intentional touch to increase flow within the tissues, ease and balance the nervous system, and ignite the body's healing potential. This allows for profound changes to occur within the skin, bones, and musculature of the face. She focuses on releasing tension, trauma and holding patterns, and re-educating the facial tissues into an ideal posture. The results are a lifted renewed facial contour, brightened complexion, softened and eliminated wrinkles - and a wholly rejuvenated spirit. In this episode, Krista shares her very personal story about body image, surgeries, scarring and the emotional journey that followed. She found herself working with a myofascial specialist, which led her to eventually becoming a bodyworker herself. Our fascia is the connective tissue that covers every organ in the body. It's part of our nervous system , highly intelligent, and is the basis of the mind-body connection. It's also where unprocessed trauma is stored, and therefore where healing through the body can happen. "Fascia remembers everything that ever happened to you. Your body is your subconscious mind. Movement is the language of the body, which addresses the light fluid body, as opposed to a deep tissue massage. " ~ Krista Buccari You can connect with Krista via Instagram for self-care & beauty tips @truenature.beautytherapy or visit her website True Nature Body & Beauty Therapy (truenaturebodytherapy.com). Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam through private yoga and mediation sessions, to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net https://www.instagram.com/the_aligned... linktr.ee/samanthalong AMARE MENTAL WELLNESS COMPANY (Fundamentals Pack): https://amare.com/g10/63334 *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions* #selfcare #selflove #fascia #guasha #trauma #healing
01:21:30
August 25, 2021
Summer of Love Episode #3: Overcoming Adversity & Embracing Authenticity with Nicole Smith Levay
I have been following Nicole Smith Levay for some time and I am so excited for this conversation with her about Self Love and Living Authentically!   Major life transitions always send us in a new direction.  When Nicole suffered from chronic pain, she discovered her scoliosis would put an end to her dancing career.  But her love for yoga and meditation paired with her body awareness from dancing led her to eventually acquire a Masters in Somatic Psychology.   What is Somatics or Somatic Exeriencing? Much like yoga, mediation, dance or any movement practice, somatics makes up aware of our mind body spirit access points. While some people have more access at certain points, the important thing is to reestablish the connection between the three.   "Somatic therapy incorporates body-oriented modalities such as dance, breathwork, and meditation to support patients through their healing journeys. In addition, somatic experiencing therapy sessions include talk therapy and mind-body exercises. This therapy aims to help release how a physical body holds on to stress, tension, and trauma, rather than only resolving problems verbally." - Verywellmind.com   In this episode we explore the meaning and benefits of somatics, and discuss the importance of vulnerability and authenticity in order to as Nicole puts it: "Re-Member and integrate that truth back into your existing life."  Nicole recently shared about an experiment in authenticity on social media, creating a separate account to practice sharing more openly without fear of judgement.  "I went into those outcasted parts for me and went for it, and it was so much fun. I had been shutting down parts of myself because I thought - this isn't professional - and now it's all coming back."  The first thing Nicole posted on the separate account was a picture of her body, something that so many of are fearful of. "There's this mind body split in our society. Body is only seen as objectified and for the soul purpose of procreation or sexual stimulation. What can we explore in this gray area?" Nicole Smith Levay   What would be the first thing you would share if no one was judging?   Nicole is a former professional dancer turned Energy Coach who integrates somatic therapy, meditation, and breathwork into healing sessions and classes for women who struggle with anxiety and depression.  Her work through Power Within Healing creates a safe integrative space for those overcoming adversity, and embraces the philosophy that pain is a teacher, and awareness through somatics is the medicine. To see all her offerings head to her main site:  www.thepowerwithinhealing.com   Find Nicole online here: https://www.instagram.com/nicolesmithlevay/ https://www.facebook.com/nicolesmithlevay   Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam through private yoga and mediation sessions, to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.    Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net  https://www.instagram.com/the_aligned_heart  linktr.ee/samanthalong  AMARE MENTAL WELLNESS COMPANY (Fundamentals Pack): https://amare.com/g10/63334   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare #selflove #authenticity #yoga #somatictherapy #somaticexperiencing
56:22
August 15, 2021
Summer of Love Episode #2: The Big Shift with Bridgit Norris
Coach and Freedom Facilitator Bridgit Norris joins me for a conversation about self love, self trust and remembering that you're free to live your life and run your business any way you like! Sometimes we feel the need to reevaluate everything in life or business, and in this conversation we make of point of normalizing that! Often it's labeled as "flaky" or "irresponsible" but that's coming from a place of negativity and judgement.  "There is a thing, there is YOUR thing! You can pass it because you're rushing and pushing. You walk right over the obvious. They say slow down to speed up, but actually it's more slow down to reconnect." - Bridgit Norris  We are all conditioned to fit in and fall in line, so we tend to do whatever society or the guru says is right, or whatever our peers are doing. We also tend to over-consume content and rely too heavily on training and tools. When you can reconnect to your Truth, you are able to genuinely Know what is sitting well with you and what isn't, what is aligned and what isn't.  Thank you Bridgit for this enlightening conversation and for all you continue to share! You can find Bridgit Norris and her offerings online here: https://linktr.ee/bridgitnorris https://www.instagram.com/bridgitnorris/   Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam through private yoga and mediation sessions, to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.    Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net   https://www.instagram.com/the_aligned_heart/ *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare #selflove #authenticity #freedom #findyourtruth
01:13:57
July 29, 2021
Summer of Love Episode #1 - My Self Love Journey
If you love everything about yourself, and you never beat yourself up about anything, this episode is not for you. Truth is most of us do battle feelings of never feeling like we are enough as we are. We beat ourselves up for not living up to expectations we didn't create or agree to and it's time to put the bat down. We all have a story of not being seen or heard, feeling judged, hiding. Noticing this pattern and becoming dedicated to a healing journey, possibly enlist support to do so, is the highest form of self love.   In this episode, I am vulnerably sharing parts of my healing journey back to self love to encourage others to start vocalizing their truth and in the hopes that I can be a mirror for someone to see ways in which they can work to heal themselves.  If you are in need of a private safe space to discuss anything that you're inspired to share from this episode, meet me in the Self Care With Sam Facebook community!   https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcarewithsam/  Or DM Me on Instagram www.instagram.com/the_aligned_heart   Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selflove #healingjourney #selfcare #summeroflove
52:51
July 13, 2021
Episode 306: Stress Free Parenting with Tia Slightham
Parenting can be SO TOUGH! As parents, we can beat ourselves up for not knowing the solutions, losing our shit, worrying about doing damage to our kids etc.  Since I like to get the root of things here on Self Care Is My Job, let's address how in reality, we are not given all the tools we need for parenting and how self care can help us regulate so we can respond instead of react.  Parenting Coach Tia Slightham joins us on the show with LOTS of parenting solutions and advice!  She reminds us that we are in control over our relationship and connection with our children. Just like everything else in life, if it's broke let's fix it. It takes work and dedication but it's worth all the effort for your mental health of you and your kids.  "Don't stay stuck. We get the choice to have our life be how we want it to be. It's important to say I want to make a change." ~ Tia Slightham   Find Tia online here: https://tiaslightham.com/  https://www.facebook.com/groups/simpleparentingsolutions Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net   Visit linktr.ee/samanthalong for access to Sam's most recent offerings and click through to Amare The Mental Wellness Company. Email selfcarewithsam@gmail.com for a $10 coupon code. Take care of yourself! *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcareformoms #selfcare #parenting #momlife
01:10:09
July 2, 2021
Mom Bomb #9 : Self Love & Boundaries With Melissa Salmeron
Life Coach and mother of three Melissa Salmeron joins me for this amazing conversation about motherhood, relationships, self awareness, and effectively setting boundaries with your loved ones. Once again, we discuss the concept that as women, we are programmed to go after this "white picket fence" lifestyle and then when we finally achieve that, we feel unfulfilled because we aren't connected with our truth and purpose. Luckily, we have resources and support available to us to help us realign. Much like on my own journey, through therapy and coaching, Melissa was able to remember her gifts and get out of her own way to make major transformations in her mom life and career.  Melissa has had much success when working with coaches specific. "Someone can see clearly a belief that you hold and help you  work through it and shift it." Thank you Melissa for sharing your story with us!   Find Melissa Salmeron online here: https://www.melissasalmeron.com/ www.facebook.com/groups/overwhelmedtotheconnectedmom   Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #momlife #mombombmonday #selfcareformoms #selfcare #selflove
01:17:08
July 2, 2021
Episode 304: Beyond The White Picket Fence | Healing the Mother Wound with Krista Kathleen
Heal the Mother, Heal the World.   The Mother Wound refers to the generational trauma passed down from mother to daughter due to the expectations placed on women in a patriarchal society.   The purpose of this isn't to shame mothers of grown children or induce anxiety upon mothers who are actively parenting little ones. It's an important conversation that needs to happen for self awareness, the first step to healing.  "What we don't own we project, what we don't heal we pass on." - Bethany Webster (author of “Discovering the Inner Mother: A Guide to Healing the Mother Wound and Claiming your Power") https://www.instagram.com/themotherwound/  Patriarchy can be triggering word for some people so let's define it. (n) A society where the father or eldest male is head of the family, men hold the power and women are excluded from the power.  Women's rights and equality have a come a long way, but the Patriarchy is still so strong and embedded that women self police themselves to fill the unrealistic expectations society has set for us.   Women are conditioned to believe that their place is to be small, quiet, submissive, subservient and for mothers specifically - self sacrificing. That conditioning is like a wound, a traumatic mindset that is passed from generation to generation. So even as the world evolves, the wound is there.  "Women will continue to feel stuck as long as we believe our safety is contingent on compliance with patriarchal standards and expectations."  - Bethany Webster (author of “Discovering the Inner Mother: A Guide to Healing the Mother Wound and Claiming your Power")   Women can work to heal the mother wound by living life on their own terms and we can do this by way of important forms of self care like speaking and living your truth, resting, asking for help, setting boundaries, and releasing the attachment to fulfilling society's expectations. Ask mother wound expert Bethany Webster says: "Feel the guilt and do it anyway."   I want to thank my friend and fellow Life Coach Krista Kathleen for joining me on this episode and bringing this important concept into the spotlight! Her book "Beyond The White Picket Fence", which is available NOW on Amazon, is a perfect example a women healing this mother wound. It's all about how Krista, after many years of building what some would consider the "perfect life", pivoted and transformed her life to live on her own terms.  Find Krista online here: https://www.instagram.com/kristakcoach/ Order the book here: https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B08YNLVTX4&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_46EY3X2K3ADMQD6NFXH9  Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   Visit Sam online here: www.alignedheart.net   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #motherwound #selfcareformoms #selfcare #healthemother #womenswellness #healtheinnermother #beyondthewhitepicketfencebook
59:54
June 9, 2021
Episode 305: Self Care For Moms with Samantha Long
As a mother of two and Self Care Mentor for moms, it's only right that I pop on SOLO and share not only on my own motherhood journey but some key takeaways from the Self Care for Moms workshop that concluded just last week!  Because MOMMIN' AIN'T EASY! Did you miss the Self Care for Moms workshop ? We concluded last week and it was an amazing experience. I've put together the replay package and it's available for $55 USD right now on my site. https://www.alignedheart.net/programs We got clear on what we really need through mindfulness, speaking truth and a little mediation. We discussed in depth the obstacles holding us back including communication, relationships, and the expectations of motherhood. We really went deep into the relationship piece because our partner if we have one, would be our main support system for making space for self care. This bundle includes the first two session videos of the workshop for purchase and for viewing as many times as you want, as well as the workbook, a mindfulness meditation PLUS a 30 min 1:1 coaching session with me. Do you think this is something you will be benefit from? Please feel free to send me any questions at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com! I also invite you to join my free Facebook community for moms where we can continue this conversation: www.facebook.com/groups/selfcareformomscircle Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.     *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare #selfcareformoms #womenswellness #monthofmom #selfcareismyjob
01:09:29
June 9, 2021
Episode 303: Heal, Transform, and Parent: Embodied Parenting with Jannae Rice
Parenting can both beautiful and complicated, rewarding and depleting. It's quite the emotional rollercoaster, and being in constant reaction to our kids can put our nervous system through the ringer.   In this episode, we're talking with Integrative Mental Health Specialist and Founder of Embodied Parenting Jannae Rice all about using our triggered moments as growth opportunities to parent from a place of deep connection.  Jannae offers this explanation for when we are triggered by our child's behavior: "Because of past triggers and traumas, it's hard to differentiate is this the past or the present? Our system gets glinchy, and then we are reactive versus responsive and there's a BIG difference."  She also offers this advice for moving into embodiment (being in our body and present): "When we are HERE, we have access to so much more. We can access to choice in our sovereignty to participate in our life unfolding in the way that we want."   Find Jannae Rice here online:   https://www.facebook.com/embodiedparentingsupport  https://www.instagram.com/embodied.parenting   Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.     *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare #embodiment #parenting #monthofmom #selfcareismyjob
01:05:30
May 26, 2021
Episode 302: Safe In Your Body | Pelvic Floor Health with Jennifer Collard Forns
It's another Month of Mom episode and we're chatting with Jennifer Collard Forns, PT, RYT 200 about Pelvic Floor Health.  Disclaimer: if you're not comfortable with the terms vagina penis vulva or labia...you can skip this one!  Mamas, there is so much they don't tell us before becoming a mom, am I right?! All we hear about is how beautiful and rewarding an experience it will be. But we aren't fully prepped for what it will mean for our body. Many mothers experience urinary incontinence, painful intercourse and other issues post partum, and in many cases they are in need of physical therapy for their pelvic floor muscles.   Jenn Forns wants you to know: "NO amount of leakage is acceptable!" Meaning your wellness and quality of life is IMPORTANT, especially for mothers. You are worthy of prioritizing your wellness and correcting these fixable issues. Just like therapy you would receive following an orthopedic procedure, therapy after childbirth is just as important!  ** BONUS ** Join my Facebook Community Self Care With Sam for special bonus material provided by Jenn! Educational videos and a list of her top recommended LUBES!   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare #pelvicfloorhealth #medicalselfcare #physicaltherapy #selfcareformoms
01:10:33
May 18, 2021
Mom Bomb #8: Moon, Sun & Stars | Self Care & Astrology with Sarah McCormick
Hey, what's your sign? Virgo here!  In this Mom Bomb Monday episode, we're talking about self care for your astrological sign and the moon phases with Self Care Astrologer, Soul Care Guide, and Writer Sarah McCormick! Sarah is also a mother, and we chat about ways to incorporate self care while you're caring for tiny humans. Listen to Sarah school us about the moon phases and using them as frame work to guide on what types of self care may support  us the most through that phase.  Looking for some inspiration to build a personalized self care practice?! Jump in here!   Find Sarah McCormick online here:  https://www.instagram.com/belladelunaastrology/  https://www.belladeluna.com  I'm Sam, the host of Self Care Is My Job. I'm a yoga instructor and a Self Care Mentor for moms. I'm offering a 3-part workshop Self Care For Moms | From Overwhelmed to Fulfilled starting May 20th. This workshop will include guided meditation, what is self care and why is it important, discussion of struggles to prioritizing yourself as a mom, solutions to navigating the obstacles blocking you from your own wellness and fulfillment, building a self care toolbox and more. All within two 1-hr plus virtual live learning sessions and one group coaching session (which will be recorded if you can't make it), plus office hours over the 3 days to ask me anything, a workbook, Journal prompts, and a facebook group for continued support.  Listeners of Self Care Is My Job are extended a special price. Get $20 off using code MOMS. Huge value for $68 with the deal! Please feel free to reach out with any questions at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com. I can't wait to support you in this transformation! Register here: Www.Alignedheart.net/events-1    Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.     *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare #moonmagic #astrology #selfcareformoms
01:08:20
May 13, 2021
Episode 301: Ask Dr. Drew! | Integration over Balance in Motherhood with Psychotherapist Lisa Drew
It's May and it's the Month of Mom on Self Care Is My Job!  In this episode, Psychotherapist & Leadership and Empowerment Coach Lisa Drew and I discuss how balance in motherhood is a farce!   Let's face it - it's very rare that we actually acquire balance for more than a moment before it's gone again. Especially in motherhood, when every part of our lives as mothers is effected by the needs of our kids, balance is fleeting. But that's OK! Lisa suggests that we throw out the term Balance, and replace it with Integration. Balance suggests everything is perfectly 50/50 but to integrate is to combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole. We can accept that everything together as whole is exactly as it should be.   Find Lisa Drew here online:  https://www.instagram.com/findingmidlifemagic/  I'm Sam, the host of Self Care Is My Job. I'm a yoga instructor and a Self Care Mentor for moms. I'm offering a 3-part workshop Self Care For Moms | From Overwhelmed to Fulfilled starting May 20th. This workshop will include guided meditation, what is self care and why is it important, discussion of struggles to prioritizing yourself as a mom, solutions to navigating the obstacles blocking you from your own wellness and fulfillment, building a self care toolbox and more. All within two 1-hr plus virtual live learning sessions and one group coaching session (which will be recorded if you can't make it), plus office hours over the 3 days to ask me anything, a workbook, Journal prompts, and a facebook group for continued support.  Listeners of Self Care Is My Job are extended a special price. Get $20 off using code MOMS. Huge value for $68 with the deal! Please feel free to reach out with any questions at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com. I can't wait to support you in this transformation! Register here: Www.Alignedheart.net/events-1    Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.     *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions* #selfcare #motherhood #monthofmom #selfcareformoms 
01:07:31
May 11, 2021
Let Go Episode #4: Letting Go Of Society's Expectations | Messy Fun & Imperfect with Jennifer Dragonette
So happy to invite Jennifer Dragonette-Jacobsen, host of the Feed Your Body With Love podcast, and founder of the Perfectly Imperfect Entrepreneur onto Self Care Is My Job!💞  Join us for a meaningful conversation about letting go of society's expectations and embracing your perfectly imperfect self!  Jennifer empowers female entrepreneurs to create more fun & freedom in their lives & businesses.   Find Jennifer Dragonette here online:   https://jdragonette.com/  https://www.instagram.com/j.dragonette/  Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.     *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*     #selfcare #lettinggo #perfectlyimperfect #livingauthentically
01:07:56
April 27, 2021
Mom Bomb #7: Letting Go of Emotional Blocks | Releasing Limiting Beliefs With Whitney Warmka
In this episode of Mom Bomb Monday, I am welcoming Whitney Warmka, a single mother and caregiver from Wells, Minnesota. Whitney is also an Energy Healer, Reiki Master, and Emotional Freedom Techniques Practitioner. She is the owner of Love, Whit where she blends Reiki, Emotional Freedom Techniques, activation & guidance to help you get unstuck and bring you back to the truth of who you are. We had a powerful conversation about Letting Go of emotional blocks that hold us back from living our most fulfilled and authentic life. Often we cling to old stories told to us by voices of authority or learned from isolated incidents in our youth. These stories become belief systems that we tend wear as part of our personality, even though these beliefs do not serve us in anyway. Through coaching and self care, like emotional freedom technique (tapping), and other healing modalities, we can learn to release these emotional blocks, cultivate self love and self trust, and step into our full power. Find Whitney here online:  https://www.lovewhit.com​ Instagram.com/lovewhit533 Join Whitney Warmka for her next workshop Soul Shivers: https://www.lovewhit.com/course/ss-april2021 Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions* #selfcare #efttapping #emotionalfreedom #goodvibrations #lettinggo
01:00:35
April 20, 2021
Episode 203: Letting Go of the Go-Go-Go | Balancing Masculine and Feminine Energy with Ankhara Rose
It's an honor to welcome back Ankhara Rose to the show! Ankhara is a Sacred Songstress & Breathwork Facilitator. She helps women activate and awaken the power of their voices, heal their relationships with themselves & use song to enhance their offerings. In this special episode, we discussed embracing our feminine energy - the natural tendency to slow down, process, flow, SING- and releasing some over- expressed masculine energy, which promotes the need to go go go, and always be doing! This understanding paired with meditation and breath for a presence practice has been so instrumental for me in letting go of a ton of pressure I put on myself to always being offering more and producing results and fast! I think many of us suffer from the feeling of "not enough". We discuss all of this so join in the conversation! If we could just SLOW DOWN, we would remember how to listen to our bodies and our hearts. This natural feminine gift is often programmed out of us in the patriarchal society that values only the doing, the going, the results. We are human BEINGS. Not human DOINGS.  Find Ankhara Rose here online:  https://ankhararose.com/ ​Instagram.com/ankhararose Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, or for speaking engagements, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare​​ #lettinggo​​ #divinefeminine​​ #yinyang #slowdown
01:01:11
April 20, 2021
Episode 202: Letting Go of the Past | Releasing Old Patterns and Trauma with Heather Natoli
The fascial system is a layer of intelligent connective tissue that coats nearly everything inside our bodies. It's proven that not only do we hold trauma from adverse experiences in our bodies in this complex system, but we also inherit the effects of trauma from generations before us. We carry it into our adult lives by way of language, not just with words but also in body language. We take on physical and emotional patterns that stay with us. Until we are ready to let it go.   Heather Natoli is a massage therapist, homeopath, and owner of The Fascia Clinic. She works with the fascial system to help her clients release lifetimes and potentially generations of held pain. In this episode, we define and explain the importance of the fascial system, discuss epigenetics as well as how we can become aware of the ways to break the cycle of held trauma for future generations. Her offices are in Manasquan NJ and Lincroft NJ.   Find Heather here online: https://thefasciaclinic.org/ Instagram.com/thefasciaclinic     Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare​ #lettinggo​ #fasica​ #massagetherapy #reiki​ #coaching
01:03:00
April 17, 2021
Episode 201: Release What Does Not Serve You | Letting Go With Sam
Spring is here and there is a rebirth in program. But in order to reemerge and bloom, we have to let go of what's holding us down or back in life.  This month on Self Care Is My Job we are talking about the concept of Letting Go. Detoxing your life of people, emotions, things, or thoughts that do not in some way enhance your life.  What could you release in your life that would have a positive impact? What's holding you back? What weight are you carrying? What is something you can let go of that is not serving you in life?  For me it means: Letting go of resentment and bitterness to improve my relationships. Letting go of the idea that I have to do more, offer more, be more than I already am. Let go of the masculine energy of hyper productivity and Go-go-go to embrace the feminine, slow down, and flow.  I even polled Facebook to see what letting go meant to other people. Let's dig in!   Samantha Long is a yoga instructor, self care mentor, motivational speaker, and the host of the Self Care Is My Job podcast. You can find her online here: www.alignedheart.net If you would like more information about working with Sam to prioritize your self care and enact changes in your life, please reach out at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com.   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*   #selfcare #lettinggo #innerchild #thework #talktherapy #coaching
41:14
April 8, 2021
Episode #19: Moment of Truth | Releasing Your Programming with Denise Mortimer
"Your first response is your conditioned response. Your ancestral response, generational response, the "supposed to" response. But your next response is going to determine your moment of Truth. Choose differently." - Denise Mortimer As we dive deeper into the Spirituality series and the connection to Self, it's important to address how we can become self aware of our programming - the ideas and beliefs that are embedded from childhood and tend to govern our actions and decisions, but aren't necessarily aligned with our Truth. If we want to live a more fulfilled and authentic life, we have to start choose differently. Denise Mortimer is a Trauma Release and Business Coach. She helps people to move past energetic and emotional blockages so they can step into their full potential and start thriving businesses. She uses Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Rapid Transformation Therapy, and Hypnosis among other modalities to help her clients achieve their goals. Her favorite self care practices are meditation, affirmations and hypnosis. Find Denise Mortimer online here: www.denisemortimer.com https://www.linkedin.com/in/denisemortimer/ *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions* If you'd like more information about working with the host of the show, learning more about private yoga and meditation sessions or self care mentorship, please visit: www.alignedheart.net or email selfcarewithsam@gmail.com. #selfcare #mindbodyspirit #trueself #authenticliving #businesscoach #traumarelease
59:50
March 29, 2021
Mom Bomb #6: Food As Medicine | Health & Nutrition with Dianne Krajacic
One major form of self care is being mindful about your "diet". Not to "be on a diet" but to be aware and connected to what you're ingesting and how it's affecting your overall wellness. Thank you Dianne Krajacic for joining me in conversation about prioritizing our nutritional and digestive health so that we can feel our best, because we deserve it! As Dianne explains: "It starts with what you're eating. But it's also about what you're digesting. What nutrients are you extracting from your food." Dianne Krajacic is Holistic Health Coach, a Yoga Teacher and Owner of Spinelli's Belly. You can find her online here: http://spinellisbelly.com/ https://www.instagram.com/spinellisbelly/ https://www.facebook.com/SpinellisBelly *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*
01:00:28
March 15, 2021
Episode #18: Sacred Visions | Mindset & Manifestation with Danielle Marggraf
Danielle Marggraf, Mindset and Manifestation Coach, joins me on this episode to discuss how we can align with our true nature to attract what we want into our lives. Like many healers and coaches, Danielle explains how she "woke up" after a pivotal, life transformation years ago and began to live authentically incorporating more spiritualism into her life. Now she helps people to manifest their sacred life vision and wealth consciousness.   As she puts it: "Our self image is a predictor of our results. And so it's time to take off your social mask, and put on your sacred mask." Once we can start living in our Truth, only then can we ask the Universe for what we truly want for us and only us. Thank you Danielle for joining me in conversation about prioritizing forms of self care to create space for self awareness. It's important to have time and space to ask ourselves what we really need and want and commit to taking inspired action toward that vision. The Universe, Source, God (whatever you   believe in) will respond by sending you more of what you are intentionally working toward. You can find Danielle Marggraf online here:  https://sacredsoulutionsnj.com https://www.instagram.com/daniellemarggraf/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/sacredfemininevisionaries *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions*
59:00
March 14, 2021
MOM BOMB #5: Freedom From the “Should” | Self Awareness & Radical Accountability with Turbo Rainbow
Let. Love. Reveal. Itself. Turbo Rainbow and I found each other in the social media world, and I am so happy we did! It’s so accident our conversation would release on International Women’s Day, since she is a friend and fellow mother who truly inspires me with her continued dedication to purpose work. Turbo Rainbow (born Kaurina Crisanti) is a busy single mother. She is also a Personal Freedom Coach and a Sovereign Mentor.  Her mission is to help women to activate their self love and support their inner growth and activation. According to Turbo, YOU are the love of your life. Join us as we discuss what success really means, how to stop “shoulding” ourselves and giving value to what we are “supposed to do/be”, and her go-to ways to regulate emotions. You can find Turbo online here: https://www.instagram.com/turbos_rainbow/ https://www.letlove-revealitself.com/sovereign *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.* #spiritualselfcare #selfcareismyjob #freedom #trueself #sovereign #mindbodyspirit If you'd like more information about working with the Host, Samantha Long, on private yoga instruction or self care mentorship, please contact me at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com or visit alignedheart.net.
01:15:24
March 8, 2021
Episode #17: Coming Out | Mind Body Spirit Integration with Zephyr Williams
Join us for another amazing episode as part of our conversation on Spiritual Self Care in the Mind Body Spirit! This week I was lucky enough to go deep with yoga instructor, creator of Haus of Zeph, host of the @misfitmondays podcast, and Beautiful Human Zephyr Williams !! Zeph and I are addressing why so many people are disconnected from a self care practice, the importance of "coming home to yourself" and aligning with your true essence. We are also making the connection that identifying as LGBTQIA or disconnecting from the concept of gender entirely is part of a spiritual journey - a "coming out".  Spiritual self care is about connection to Self (capital S), connection to each other and potentially connection to something bigger. As Zeph puts it:  " When I belong to me, I belong to we" If you like what you hear, please subscribe to the YouTube show, follow on your podcast platform and share, pretty please!   You can find Zephyr Williams here online:  https://www.instagram.com/mxzephy/ https://www.instagram.com/misfitmondays/ https://hausofzeph.campsite.bio/ #selfcare #comingout #spiritualselfcare #soulwork #trueself #mindbodyspirit If you'd like more information about working with the Host, Samantha Long, on private yoga instruction or self care mentorship, please contact me at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com or visit alignedheart.net.
59:01
March 7, 2021
Episode #16: Spirituality & Connection | F*ck Woo Let Your Curiosity Flourish
As we enter March 2021, we're focusing on SPIRIT OR SOUL in our Mind Body and Spirit series on Self Care Is My Job - YouTube Show & Podcast 💕😁🙏🏻✨ Let's have this conversation. So many of us hesitate to voice publicly our thoughts around our connection to Self and to the greater consciousness - God, the Universe, SOURCE.  Let's normalize these types of BIG PICTURE discussions. Whatever you believe in. That is your path to a spiritual self care practice. It's important to believe in something. Let's discuss the benefits of a spiritual practice. On this episode, I share all about my own spiritual journey.   Connect with me online here:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/selfcarewithsam  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_aligned_heart  https://www.alignedheart.net   *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*   #selfcare #spiritualselfcare #mindbodyspirit #spirituality
01:04:54
March 4, 2021
Mom Bomb #4: The Discomforts of a Spiritual Journey and Motherhood with Katrina Johnson
Katrina Johnson and I met through a meditation group on Facebook. Recently, she expressed interest on her social page in sharing the truth about just how hard motherhood really is. I connected with this idea right away, since I majorly value speaking the truth about all the things that this world likes to simplify and categorize. The world paints a picture of how motherhood "should" feel or look. But the world needs to heard that it's way more nuanced than that. Katrina is a Reiki Master and Akashic Records Practitioner. Her goal is to help women release limiting beliefs to improve relationships. You can find Katrina Johnson online here:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/mysticrelations/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/katjohns15/  *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*   #selfcare #mombomb #selfcareformoms #spiritualjourney #mommingainteasy #motherhoodcansuck #mindbodyspirit
01:10:39
March 2, 2021
Episode #15: Permission to Live a Life That's Authentic AF | Human Design & Embodiment With Heather Nieves
Talking Self Care with ❤️BEAUTIFUL SOUL❤️ Heather Nieves !   What if we could we could release conditioning and old stories in order to grant ourselves permission to live a life that's authentic AF? Are you ready?   As a Human Design teacher and Women's empowerment coach, Heather helps us to unfold; to reconnect to our soul and remember. We're getting into WTF is human design, embodiment of your true essence and calling, and types of spiritual self care.  Follow and share pretty please!   You can find Heather here online:  https://heathernieves.com www.facebook.com/groups/meditationformamasandmore  Instagram.com/iamheathernieves   #selfcare​ #humandesign #embodiment #trueself​ #mindbodyspirit​ ​   If you'd like more information about working with the Host, Samantha Long, on private yoga instruction or self care mentorship, please contact me at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com or visit alignedheart.net.
49:58
February 21, 2021
Mom Bomb #3! Biohacking Your Hormone Cycle with Anna Herendeen
We're about to drop another #mombomb!   Menstruating humans! You need to hear this!  What if you could biohack your hormone cycle to optimize your mood, energy, and productivity? What if we could stop beating ourselves up for feeling depleted and embrace our natural feminine flow?    Last week I completed a 4 Day Hormone Detox, which was co led by Anna Herendeen. Anna is a wealth of knowledge on an optimal diet to support both healthy liver function (detoxing) and for woman's cycles (hormones).  The 4 Day Detox was eye 👀 opening to say the least and today I finally get to chat with Anna about all the questions and discoveries that came up in the process. As always, understanding WHY promotes self awareness so that we can make more informed decisions when the situation presents itself.   You can find Anna here online:  https://annaherendeen.podia.com/ www.facebook.com/groups/thewonderwoomanclub   #selfcare #hormones #mindbodyspirit #seedcycling   If you'd like more information about private yoga instruction or self care mentorship, please contact me at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com or visit alignedheart.net.
01:02:43
February 15, 2021
Episode #14: It's My Pleasure | Using Your Brain For Better Sex with Sex Coach Danielle Savory
When I said we were getting into the body this month, I was not joking! Coaching women to have amazing SEX. Empowering women thru PLEASURE. IT'S VALENTINE'S DAY! And I have a JUICY gift for you. Introducing Danielle Savory, the Sex Coach for Women. Danielle coaches women to have amazing sex and empowers them through owning and claiming their rightful PLEASURE!  We're getting into it! Have you considered that sex is a form of self care? Yup! I don't care whether it's with a partner or self pleasure. It's a major form of release we should focus on. In addition, it's so important to deliberately incorporate pleasure into our lives. So how can we have more sex? What can we do to improve our current sex life? The answers are simpler than you might think. (hint: it involves something I preach about all 👏🏻 the 👏🏻 time 👏🏻 ) Please 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 like share and follow.  🙂 Danielle Savory is a Master certified Life Coach, Meditation/Mindfulness Teacher, Body Intelligence Coach, Knowledge Bomb Dropper, Neuroscience Nerd, and Pleasure Enthusiast. You can find her online at: daniellesavory.com IG: @thesexcoachforwomen THE HOST: HEY! I'm Sam and I'm a yoga instructor and a Self Care / Alignment coach. I'm a true believer that self care is the path to true self alignment, and that it's necessary for our peace and fulfillment in life. I like to talk about self care so much I started a youtube show and podcast about it!  Through mindset coaching and the yogic principles, I help women to drop the guilt and prioritize themselves in ways they have never felt worthy of before. If you're interested in more information about self care mentorship please visit my site www.alignedheart.net/coaching or email me at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com. #selfcare #bettersex #mindbodyspirit #selfcareismyjob
44:26
February 14, 2021
Mom Bomb #2: Anxiety Alchemy with Psychotherapist Suzanne Orlando
"There's always a solution, no matter how big your problem is. There is always a solution, you just have to be open to the concept of it" - Suzanne Orlando My friend Suzanne transformed her life a few years ago when she realized working as a private practice therapist was not conducive to the life she wanted. Check out our awesome conversation in this episode where we drop nuggets about self care, purpose, transforming your life, and battling anxiety.  Suzanne Orlando is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Psychotherapist, and Anxiety Alchemist. She's also a mom, wife, friend, and hardcore human empath. She helps people see the solutions even when they are in a state of feeling unglued and disconnection. She takes her clients from a place of constrained and disconnected to a space of presence and productivity.  You can find her online here:  JOIN HER FACEBOOK GROUP - https://www.facebook.com/groups/RedefineYourpurposes/  www.suzanneorlando.com  Instagram & Clubhouse @anxietyalchemist  #selfcare #anxiety #mindbodyspirit #findyourpurpose  If you'd like to connect with the Host, Sam, for more information about private yoga instruction or self care mentorship, please contact me at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com or visit alignedheart.net.
49:44
February 9, 2021
Episode #13: Healthy Lifestyles & Intuitive Eating with Jessica Kishpaugh
This month as we focus on the body (of Mind Body & Spirit) we're getting into physical health, YES. BUT, keeping in mind how physical wellness will impact our overall wellness. The health of mind body and soul. ❣️   So many of us struggle with diets that don't work and finding our happy weight. What if the answer was mindfulness?   Don't miss this episode with Jessica Kishpaugh Holistic Nutritionist, Mindfulness Life Coach and Mom of 3 little kids. She's the owner of Loyo Wellness and her specialty is helping women break up with uncontrollable cravings, overcome emotional eating, feel more in control of their mindset and incorporate self-care into their lives as a non-negotiable.   You can find her online here:   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/loyowellness Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessicakishpaugh https://www.loyowellness.com​  *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*   #selfcare​ #intuitiveeating​ #mindbodyspirit
59:21
February 8, 2021
Episode #12: Mind Body Connection | Gut Health for Mental Wellness with Lynn Veenstra
Get out of your head ...and into our BODY. What if you didn't have to just accept your mental fog and exhaustion? What if you could have complete control of your mental clarity by incorporating a simple self care routine? Today we're chatting with Lynn Veenstra all about the mind body connection, gut health for mental wellness and more! Lynn is a Business strategist & Lifestyle Coach with a mission to educate people about gut health and its on the nervous system, and to empower women to take control of their mental wellness so that they can step into their most optimal life! You can find her online here:  Instragram.com/lynnveenstra https://www.createsuccesswithlynn.com/ *This Content is for personal development purposes and not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.*
56:11
February 6, 2021
Episode #11: Facing the Shadows | Journaling, Meditation & More with Yoga Teacher & Reiki Master Charmaine Houck
As a continuation of our conversation on the Mind, we're diving into two major forms of self care for mental wellness today - Meditation and Journaling! Today I am lucky enough to chat with Charmaine Houck, a wild soul warrior, trauma-informed ModiYoga teacher, and Reiki Master Teacher. Think Glinda the Good Witch of holistic energy healing! She is a body positivity and sexuality advocate, and the author of Boost Your ‘You’ Power; Journaling to Manifest Your Dreams. Please do share the love... Like, follow, share and subscribe  Find Charmaine online here: Facebook @charmaine.n.houck Instagram @charmaine.n.houck
01:07:01
January 25, 2021
Mom Bomb Monday #1: Starting A Meditation Practice As A Busy Working Mom
YAY for our first of many #mombombmonday episodes!  I am so excited to bring the moms into our conversation, a group of women who struggle to prioritize themselves because of so many societal expectations. I am here to bring to light these concepts and help moms to prioritize their self care. Are you thinking about starting a meditation practice?    Lisa Castellano is a busy working mother of two. She has recently started a daily meditation routine and it's going great! Specifically, she says she's more mindful of her words and actions at work and can make decisions with more clarity as long as you meditates in the morning.   Through several conversations with Lisa about her experience, we realized there are some clear concepts that beginner meditators should definitely know about. For example, meditation is not about "turning your brain off". The act of noticing and becoming a witness to your thoughts, instead of an active participant is itself the practice.   #selfcare​ #meditation​ #mentalhealth​ #mindbodyspirit
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January 19, 2021
Episode #10: Confronting the Mind Stuff | Talk Therapy & Coaching with Life Coach Krista Kathleen
Slowly but surely, we are normalizing talk therapy for managing anxiety, stress and improving our mental health overall, but how often do you hear someone talk openly about their experience in therapy?    Sharing your past traumas, self discoveries, and lessons can be a very vulnerable. But Krista Kathleen, has done just that on this episode of Self Care Is My Job.   Krista Kathleen is a Life Coach from St. Louis, MO. She has chronicled her journey from labor and delivery nurse to life coach, and her growth process to begin prioritizing her own needs and desires in her book Beyond the White Picket Fence, to be released. Through coaching, she now helps women start online life coaching businesses.    I want to thank her for brave and forthcoming shares on social media about her experience with therapy, as this only helps to destigmatize therapy as a form self care for mental health. You can find more information about Krista and all of her offerings at kristakathleen.com.   #selfcare #mentalhealth #talktherapy #mindbodyspirit
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January 17, 2021
Episode #9: Self Care for the Mind with Mindset Flipper, Stacey Uhrig
In the first episode of the Mind Body Spirit series on Self Care Is My Job , we'll have a conversation with Mindset Flipper and Coach Stacey Uhrig, to discuss ways to reframe your thoughts and remain resilient in the face of life's obstacles. You can find Stacey at flipyourmindset.com. Look out for her newest offering a Resilience Workshop coming Jan 24, 2021. #selfcare #mindset #mindbodyspirit
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January 10, 2021
Episode #8: Mind Body Spirit 101 & Self Care to Support the Whole Self
January 2021 is here and we are all working to set and keep our new years resolutions! #AmIRight Here's just a suggestion. Instead of making a bucket list of to-do's for 2021, consider setting an intention to support your Mind, Body & Spirit this year. Contentment and fulfillment comes from the the balancing of an uniting of the three. Think less about what you should do and more about who you want to be, or how you'd like to show up in the world. Ask: how can I bring balance and health in to my life so I can show up authentically as my Whole Self? January through March, I will focusing on the Mind Body & Spirit in that order on the show. I already have some amazing conversations scheduled with experts in wellness. Today I offer sharing an intro episode -  Mind Body & Spirit 101. Please do feel free to email me with feedback or requested topics at selfcarewithsam@gmail.com. For info on yoga and self care coaching go to alignedheart.net or follow me on IG @the_aligned_heart. #selfcare #mindbodyspirit #yoga
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January 3, 2021
Episode #7: Yoga & Wine with Vino Vinyasa Founder Morgan Perry
Yoga & Wine! Self care in the form of both "spirited" celebration and movement linked to breath. What could better?   This week as we head into the holidays, I am "cheersing" with Morgan Perry - certified wine expert, yoga instructor, and founder of Vino Vinyasa Yoga for a chat about her journey as an entrepreneur and our shared love of yoga and wine - yoga and wine!   We discuss how yoga can be transformational and making a career out of something you love. Morgan also shares some amazing self care suggestions, specifically ones we can all do while we are stuck at home. #yoga #wine #selfcare
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December 20, 2020
Episode #5: Happy Weight | Wellness & Health with Allison Jackson
What's your happy weight? In this episode, I had the opportunity to talk with Allison Jackson (owner of Allison Jackson Fitness) about finding physical health according to your own  comfort level and wellness needs. What if we could redefine what it means to be physically healthy? It doesn't have to refer only to the number on the scale. As Allison expertly puts it "Wellness and health is a 3-legged stool: mind, body, spirit. You could be eating healthy food, you could be working out, but if you're feeding your mind garbage, if you're not in a good place mentally, if you're mindset isn't there, that's not 'healthy'." Allison Jackson is the founder of Allison Jackson Fitness. She is passionate about all things health and fitness, but she really loves sharing her knowledge and expertise to help busy women get lean eating foods they love so they can be at their best. She knows exactly how hard it is to work full-time, take care of the kids and household...plus try to fit in working out, eating right and taking care of herself, too! Allison has spent the last eight years training and competing in figure competitions -- even winning three pro cards in one year -- so she has a crystal clear picture of what it takes to get to your "happy" weight and stay there. Now she’s ready to share what she’s learned and experienced. Learn more at www.allisonjacksonfitness.com. #selfcare #selfcareismyjob #fitness #happyweight #healthandwellness #healthytips #physicalhealth 
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November 29, 2020
Episode #4: Bringing Pleasure Back | Breath, Presence, and Body Love with Ankhara Rose
Self Care doesn't have to look a certain way. "It doesn't actually matter what it is,  all that matters is what it does for you." - Ankhara Rose  Breathwork and meditation are great forms of self care to develop mindfulness, or what our guest this week refers to (I think more accurately) as a "presence practice". In this episode of Self Care Is My Job, we discuss breath and presence as a mode to cultivate self-awareness. Self-awareness is a way to come home to our body (to "get out of our head").  That connection allows us to experience real pleasure again, which is something we have lost touch with in a world that devalues stillness and the savoring of a moment and only rewards constantly striving and achievements.  Meet Ankhara Rose! She is a modern day mystic with over 20 years of teaching breathwork, mindfulness, meditation, and sound healing. Her calling is to help people release hidden traumas through breath and sound healing so they can move past blockages and come back to pleasure.  You can view all her offerings at ankhararose.com and look out for a Pleasure Portal Breathwork Group Coaching Session coming December 2020. #selfcare #selflove  #selfcareismyjob #pleasure #bringingpleasureback #alignedheart #yogilife #yogateacher #yogacoach #joy #makespace #mindbodysoul #getorganized #realign #selfcarecoach #selfcareformoms
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November 22, 2020
Episode #2: When the Sh*t Hits The Fan | Lisa Drew, Psychotherapist & Personal Development Coach on Major Life Transitions
Whether it’s a bad breakup, being laid off, or um... a global pandemic, it’s inevitable that traumatic events are going to happen in life. And these occurrences often come with major voluntary or involuntary life transitions. In a moment, we can shift from coupled to single, career-focused to unemployed, secure to unsafe. Often these life transitions can even have an affect on how we view ourselves. Our identity comes into question and we can spiral into a world of judgement, fear, and anxiety.  Let’s have a conversation with Psychotherapist and Personal Development Coach, Lisa Drew, about how to navigate these life events and how SELF CARE plays a role in preparing us for the best possible outcome.  You can find Lisa on Instagram @findingmidlifemagic and she also has amazing Facebook group: Facebook.com/groups/wellnessandauthenticliving . #selfcare #selflove #joy #alignedheart #yogilife #yogimama #yogilife #yogateacher #yogacoach #northjerseyyoga #selfcareismyjob #lifehappens #yoganewjersey #njyogis #iloveyoga #yogamommy  #makespace #bergencountyyoga #mindbodysoul #getorganized #realign #selfcarecoach #selfcareformoms
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November 1, 2020
Episode #1: Self Care Schmelf Care #amiright
The phrase self care seems to be everywhere, right? Like it’s the new buzz word. Everywhere you look, you’re being sold a product or service categorized as self care, but is it really what your mind, body and soul need?  For most of us, there are more basic forms of self care we can incorporate in order to ensure our long term physical and mental health so we can feel happy and fulfilled. Yoga, meditation, journaling, exercise, healthy diet and lifestyle choices. The frivolous self care such as pedicures, skincare, bubble baths, are often just a band aid. Sam tells the story behind the major life transition that ultimately led to her understanding of the importance of self care and true Self alignment.      #alignedheart #yogilife #yogimama #yogilife #yogateacher #selfcarecoach #northjerseyyoga #yoganewjersey #njyogis #selfcareismyjob #iloveyoga #selfcare #selflove #joy #makespace #bergencountyyoga #mindbodysoul #getorganized #realign
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October 22, 2020
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October 14, 2020