The transition to menopause can be a time of reflection and inspiration. Although transitions of any kind can be inherently difficult, many women experience a newfound sense of freedom and anticipate personal growth. Join menopause transition specialist Clarissa Kristjansson , as she interviews guests to hear their stories of struggle and success through midlife and findings ways to live well. If you want to feel inspired, supported and empowered this is the podcast for you.
Are you used to planning how things will be?
This week's guest thought she could plan her menopause her way - but her body decided differently. Maria Franzoni shares her story how she wanted to manage it, what and actually happened - which is not what was planned.
Insomnia is one of the biggest issues for women going through menopause and for Maria the impact of feeling exhausted made her irritable with colleagues and family. HRT was her saviour at this time.
The menopause clashes with what is often referred to as as Generation Sandwich; the phase of life where we are also taking care of ageing parents, running business or being at the peak of our careers and if we kids we are supporting through puberty, school exams and leaving home.
This can leave us struggling to balance taking care of ourselves.
In this episode Clarissa chats will Gill McKay as she share her story of caring for two sets of ageing parents, grief and how in the midst of menopause alcohol became her crutch. This honest conversation will resonate with many of us and we take inspiration from Gill's journey and how she has quit the ' wine time'.
Are you trying to manage your time, being a martyr to your kids and wishing you could be a mermaid?.
If so episode that will totally inspire you. Dawn Bates, international best selling author, speaker, coach and sailor joins Clarissa from the southern most tip of Chile to talk about how you can master your time, harness your power and break all the rules, choosing you and choosing to live life your way,
How does the body-mind connection affect women during menopause?
In this Clarissa talks to Tracie Kelly a professional counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist about negative thinking styles and how approaches like mindfulness. CBT and hypnosis can help women to navigate the challenges of menopause-
We also talk about the ancient Hawaiian practice of forgiveness - Ho'oponopono can help restore feelings harmony for menopausal women
Tired of dieting and feeling miserable? Caught in traps of diet and comfort eating?
In this week's guest is Fiona Whitfield Health and wellness professional for 20+ years. Specialising in health and empowerment coaching for women 40+ supporting them to become healthy by honouring what their body is crying out for.
Most women associate menopause with women in their late 40's and 50's but for a number of women menopause occurs before the age of 40 This is premature, or early, menopause.
In this episode Clarissa talks with Carolyn Hobdey who went through the menopause at 24 years old, but didn't discover she had until 32 when trying for a baby. Carolyn shares openly how she coped with the impacts of her medical status, her osteoporosis diagnosis in her late 30s, the psychological fallout from early menopause and the treatment or lack of she received from the medical profession, and coming to terms with childlessness...
It's a story of courage and hope against adversity. And also highlights the healthcare discrimination that too many women experience under our current system
If early menopause is affecting you, there is a specialist website: http://www.daisynetwork.org.uk you may find useful.
In this first episode of the new season Clarissa talks with Tania Elfersy award-winning author, educator, transformative coach and founder of The Wiser Woman project – https://www.thewiserwoman.com.
She has spent years researching what causes the emotional and physical symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause.
Tania shares how she became free of her own range of perimenopause symptoms, simply and naturally. And how through coaching women and sharing her knowledge, Tania is helping others transform their experience of midlife change and return to their innate wellbeing.
Are you a business leader that feels like you are sleepwalking through life right now? Then this podcast episode is for you
In this episode Clarissa talks with Lisa Duerre the CEO and co-founder of RLD Group. As a featured speaker, business coach, #1 International bestselling author, and many times a work-from-home parent, over the last 25 years Lisa has helped more than 25,000 employees build a more meaningful connection between work and home.
Lisa shares how she guides business leaders in bridging the gap between the life they desire and the one they’re living through right now. She shares steps on how to get what they need in order to be successful.
And we talk about how to open great conversations rather than the usual ' how are you? I'm soooo busy ...' Instead how to get your work noticed without bragging and open the way to curiosity and conversation. It is easy and fun!!
Are you a salmon fighting to get upstream? Would you like a different way to live? To live effortlessly in the flow of life?
In this episode Clarissa has the pleasure to interview spiritual mentor Irina Baker. With Irina’s 3 Master’s Degrees, extensive studies in spirituality and hypnosis, five books,including a best-seller, two entrepreneurial awards, more than 20 years of professional experience and a profound personal spiritual journey, Irina knows what she is talking about
Irina shares her personal journey from Soviet to building a new life in the US. She shares insights into her Radiant Mastery System™, that has taken her more than 20 years to develop and perfect. Sharing how when you apply spiritual solutions to physical problems you can live effortless in flow. Irina gives great real-life examples of how she has helped her clients transform their lives in all areas of life including money, career, health, relationships and even happiness.
This week's episode seems very pertinent as my FB feed is filled with friends dealing with death and dying. And sadly it is a feature later in our lives as we get deeper into mid-life.
In this episode Clarissa talks with Jane Duncan Rogers, an award-winning author, Life and Death coach and speaker who is passionate about creating a world where dying, death and grief are considered a natural, normal and nourishing part of conversation, with end of life plans becoming as commonplace as birth plans.
We talk about what a good death means; how to prepare well for the best end of life possible (even when we don't know how or when that will happen), and bringing death to life.
And the link to mindfulness? Living mindfully is about awareness, acceptance and choice and one which we think fits well with creating a death plan.
RELATED LINKS: Author's Website: http://beforeigosolutions.com
Online program: https://beforeigosolutions.com/the-big-method/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/beforeigosolutions/
Today more women than ever are starting their online businesses because they want to be independent, do work that they LOVE and have more time for their families. In this episode Clarissa talks to visionary digital entrepreneur Lauren Kinghorn. A heart centred influencer, writer and founder of a number of niche websites.
We talk entrepreneurship, balancing family and work passion, the importance of mentors and how A Course in Miracles helps to support to support Lauren as she continues to build her business as a digital entrepreneur bringing women together from around the world.
If you are a female entrepreneur looking to connect and grow check out Lauren on LinkedIn and get involved https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenkinghorn/
Is there a correlation between coaching and sailing? My guest Taryn Laakso, a life coach, would a resounding yes to that!!
In this episode Taryn shares her love of the human dynamics that are called forth when encountering difficult choices in the space of divorce and parenting, She shares the wisdom she has gained from her own real-life experiences as a single mom holding a full-time job and raising two amazing daughters.
And how her passion for sailing , the need to Set your course (Goals, Seek out a crew (Community) and Grab a life preserver (Self Care) is central to how she is helping her clients discover personal strengths so they can live full and authentic lives by helping unlock the amazing potential inside them.
One big challenge that a lot of people face is the number of distractions that keep us from doing our most important work. While work boundaries can be difficult to establish. So much so that we end up thinking about work all the time, even when we're resting or on vacation
In this episode Clarissa talks with Travis Baird is a mindful business coach, speaker, and founder of Mindful Productive where he helps ambitious professionals to get the clarity, confidence, and control they need to do their best work without burnout or overwhelm. Travis shares his journey from classical musician, burnout and finding a new away to live and work.
If you're looking for insights into managing those distractions or how do you approach getting focused in the morning and maintaining that focus during the day. Tune in!! In addition here is 5-minute mindful morning routine (made just for you )it: https://mindfulproductive.com/little-breathing-space
Can we re-birth our identity and if so how often should we do this?
In this episode Clarissa interviews Melissa Howard. Melissa left her full-time job to re-invent her life on her own terms. She believed there were more fulfilling and creative ways of living — and she found it. Today, as a professional confidence strategist, coach, speaker and empowerment photographer, Melissa ignites the lives of others to create lasting change and reach their highest potential by developing a peak performance mindset in a way that is fun, honest & filter-free!
Bridging the gap has never been so god damn fun and filter-free.
If you have enjoyed this episode and feel it's time for you to re-birth then connect with Melissa on https://www.e-volveglobal.com/
In this episode Clarissa interviews her colleague and fellow coach Sarah Bellorini about her remarkable transition from career crisis in middle management marketing to a connected leader creating sustainable change for others.
Sarah shares her journey from a burnout that precipitated an early menopause. And how she made the internal transformation from confusion and low confidence to clarity about who she is today
In the interview we touch on energy leadership, creativity and mandalas and Sarah's unique offering to others wanting to ditch their confusion and become connected, confident and creative leaders.
How do you use FUN and PLAY to stay in the present moment? That's what I asked this weeks guest Lora Cheadle - Life Choreographer™ Author, National Radio Host, Inspirational Speaker, Blogger, Dancer,
We discuss how our bodies are the external expression of ourselves, our minds are the internal expression of our being. Because our minds create our reality, we can change our reality by changing the way we think.
Changing the messages we give ourselves starts by recognizing and transforming self-defeating thoughts or beliefs. Through hypnosis, visualization or imagery, our minds become actively engaged in filtering out negative, non-beneficial messages and our body and spirit respond to our mental state and become attuned to the positive that is around us.
You know those moments when life throws everything at you and you think you will never be happy again?
My guest in this episode is Joy Fairhall, positive psychologist and mindfulness teacher with a special focus on grief. In her own “I began my journey to learn more about the mind and body and joy over 21 years ago when my husband passed away quite suddenly when I was 37 and my children were 12 and 14,” Joy explains. “That moment changed our lives forever.
Joy works with people to create a better awareness about their unique mind-body link in the knowledge an individual’s strengths, even during the most challenging times of life, will support them to live the life they desire and deserve.
As a horse lover I know that horses can be our best friends and they understand use, they can see into our hearts and truths.
In this week's episode I interview Andrea Halt a Certified Equine Gestalt Coach who with her 7 horses run Withers Whisper in Eaton, Colorado. She helps professionals needing to find balance in their life or looking to discover what makes their heart sing again. She also works with couples who are wanting to take their relationship to another level. If divorce is the answer she and the horses help them heal the unfinished business.
For more information you can connect with Andrea at https://witherswhisper.com
Do you feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of “to do”…pulled in different directions juggling and playing catch-up but wish you could take time off to feed your soul and recharge your batteries?
In this week's episode transformation coach and healer Devora Gil Berkowitz shares her own personal story of trauma, recover from PTSD, and struggle with chronic illness. And how self-compassion helped her transform and the ways in which she supports people pulled in different directions -- to tap into their Divine Connection for better work-life balance.
We talk about how we can feel more present and calm ,healthier and happier. The importance of giving yourself a pat on the back, appreciating yourself and allowing a little breathing space into your life.
Would you like to eat what you want, stop when you want, lose weight and do this all without having to diet or exercise? Sounds like my kind of thing. In this episode hear host Clarissa talk with Sora Vernikoff the author and founder of the Eat What You Want! Stop When You Want! A No-Diet, Weight-Loss Program about why diets don't work and how using two simple eat and stop yourself techniques so that now you can be a healthy weight without having to diet.
Do you always feel ‘overwhelmed’ with ALL your goals? As uncomfortable as it is feels achieving your goals is all about focus.
Hear host Clarissa interview David Essel who has been highly endorsed by individuals like the late Wayne Dyer, and celebrity Jenny McCarthy says “David Essel is the new leader of the positive thinking movement.“
We discuss his 10th book, a number one bestseller, called “focus! Slay your goals. And why FOCUS! Is what it takes, to create the life you want right now. Why multi-tasking, work-balance, and the law of attraction are holding you back!
How does a person “open more to love? Could bringing love and awareness to the dating process change many of our experiences in a digital world where swiping has become the norm?
Hear host Clarissa interview Catherine Auman LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) is a spiritual psychotherapist and the Director of The Transpersonal Counseling Center in Los Angeles, CA on how to bring a mindful approach to today's dating scene. We talk about how is Tantric Dating different from conventional dating, how we see dating as part of our spiritual journey.
Your unconscious blueprint™ dictates your level of confidence, self-esteem, results, and capacity to change, in all areas of your life. So says my guest on this episode Sue Lester.
Specializing in clearing ‘head trash’, Sue Lester is Australia’s leading expert in optimizing unconscious blueprints™. Sue shares her insights on creating lasting behavioral change through mindset shifts, ‘head trash clearing’ and unconscious blueprint optimization. She helps successful people shed the imposter syndrome and put the ‘I’ back into their L_VES so they feel successful inside too, reigniting their sense of purpose and zest for life’s challenges. Sue Lester is the author of "The Face Within: How To Change Your Unconscious Blueprint"
How can we be happy, even in uncertain times? In this episode, Clarissa talks to Lisa Zawistowski on how to find your happy Get Clear + Get Real + Get Going = Get What You Want and create a life you ridiculously LOVE .
Lisa is owner and heart-centered CEO at www.smallsteps2bigchange.com, a happiness and success coach, writer, blogger, and author of the upcoming book “Get What You Want-The Mindset: How to Get Clear, Get Real and Get Going to Create a Life You Ridiculously Love”
Are you getting in your own way of living a happy, healthy fulfilled life? This is self-sabotage!
In this episode Clarissa talks with Chris Stefanick life coach and host of the podcast Choice Conversations about self-sabotage, why it happens and how to overcome this common habit.
As a life coach, Chris works one on one with those who want to take their life to the next level. Specializing in holistic health, habit formation, and overcoming self-sabotage. Hear his tips on how to make the positive changes he discusses on Choice Conversations.
How can the practice of yoga help us to cultivate our inner shine? In today's episode host Clarissa Hughes talks with Sindy Warren yoga teacher and author of Radi8 -- Using the Practice of Yoga to Cultivate Your Inner Shine. We talk about a modern yogi's take on the continued relevance of the Yoga Sutras, the classic text of yoga philosophy. And how your yoga practice is another way to practice mindfulness.
Today the episode is in Swedish!! Här pratar jag med Mattias Andersson som har stammat så länge han kan minnas. och genom muskelär och mental avslappning med olika övningar stammar han mjukare och inte lika ofta som innan.
Vi diskuterar hur han började med mentalträning, hur mentalträning har hjälpt med med Mattias stammning. Vad det är för likheter och skillnader mellan mindfullnes och mentalträning. Och Hur kan vi använda mentalträning i vardagen.l
In today's episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with Colette Ellis who helps busy women who are under pressure to hold it all together to reduce their stress and improve their well-being. We talk about mindfulness, meditation, and Emotional Freedom Technique to help clear limiting beliefs and rejuvenate your mindset. How women can reconnect to their inner wisdom and lead their lives with authenticity and confidence.
How can puzzles help us to stay focused and mentally sharp? My guest in this episode is Cristina Smith the founder and CEO of the Subtle Energy Center and award-winning author of the Yoga for the Brain series. Her research, discoveries and teachings have helped thousands of people bring more health and happiness into their lives.
"The menopause is a journey, not a disease" so says this week's guest Irene Hogan.
Menopause is a fact in every woman’s life. Unfortunately, most women choose to ignore it until it hits them. Information is plenty, but what can be believed.
Women are confused about changing hormones, suffering from lack of sleep, hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, mood swings, irritability and loss of sex drive.
In today's episode hear Clarissa talk with Irene Hogan author, pharmacist and menopause expert working with women's health and wellness whose integrated approach helps women survive and thrive through menopause and beyond.
If you want to go into the menopause empowered and with the right attitude then there is no one better to listen to than Irene with her blend of knowledge, common sense and practical advice.
The Dalai Lama says “Sleep is the best meditation”. Yet 1 in every 3 adults has problems with sleep. Sleep is the first health pattern to examine when someone is challenged by health, productivity, mood, and focus issues. In this episode, I talk with Brook Packard a sleep expert and founder of Sleepytime Club. We discuss why a consistent, mindful bedtime routine will get everyone more sleep and how to go about crafting one that works for you.
What is laughter yoga? How can incorporating more laughter into my life/business be beneficial? What are some laughter yoga exercises that I can start doing right now?
These are just some of the questions I posed to this week's guest Rebecca Brown a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher. Rebecca coaches businesses, teams and individuals to bring more joy into their everyday lives and into the workplace.
In today's fast-paced world, people are always stressed and so busy that they sometimes put their health last. We always see and read news everyday on how physical and mental health has taken a toll in people's lives.
Hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with health coach and author Cynthia Brace about putting the brakes on stress and anxiety and her 8 steps to feeling (and looking) awesome!
Cynthia Brace is also a holistic nutritionist, reiki practitioner, and reflexologist. She is the author of the book, Redesign Your Interior: 8 Steps to Reclaiming Your Health and Creating a Balanced Life- a book driven by her desire to help people take back their personal power.
Becoming a mum is the most wonderful things in the world but we also to ensure we have support to navigate the uncertainty of birth, breastfeeding, and the postpartum period. In this episode hear Clarissa speak with Maranda Bower a Postpartum Wellness Practitioner, and the creator of SerenityGrows.com, a place dedicated to the art of postpartum wellness.
In this episode hear Clarissa in conversation with Dr Dawson Church award-winning researcher and best selling author of The Genie in Your Genes t and Mind to Matter. We talk emotional freedom techniques and how the future of medicine will be energy- and consciousness-based. And Dawson Church’s gigantic whole-body laugh is now one of my favorite de-stressors!
We're seeing an explosion in conditions like fatigue and other chronic health problems, why is this happening and what can we do about it? In this episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with Kyle Davies, author of The Intelligent Body: Reversing Chronic Fatigue & Pain from the Inside Out, a chartered psychologist, therapist, coach, trainer on why these all too common health challenges occur and his pioneering work centered around emotion to helping individuals recover from chronic health problems and transform their lives.
In this episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk with Robert 'Doc' Barham is a transformational expert. Listen as we discuss that in order to know ourselves more deeply and fully, we need to explore our beliefs and values through meditation, deep breathing, visualization, mindfulness, and contemplation. This is existential development.
For over 15 years, Doc has proven an outstanding reputation as an executive success coach and change agent for high achievers. Clients include Fortune 500 CEO’s, entertainment celebrities, professional athletes, and more. He is a recognized expert and authority on the psychology and methodologies of peak performance, including personal, professional, and organizational transformation.
Who do you know that doesn’t want less clutter and more peace in their life? In this episode I talk with Darla DeMorrow a Certified Professional Organizer. Through her company, HeartWork Organizing helps people find peace through organizing and design. Her latest book, Organizing Your Home with SORT and SUCCEED, quickly became a best seller. It’s a five-step system to stop clutter before it starts, save money and simplify your life. I loved the 'start at the door' and 'prepare to entertain angels' mindset.
In this episode, I speak to Rebecca Lowrie an internationally acclaimed expert on self-awareness and personal development talk about why having a good relationship to our sexual self is the foundation for everything else in our life. How we feel about ourselves as sexual beings informs our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. And
letting go of fear, shame and conditioning around sexuality frees up tons of energy and creates a space for your full magnificent self to emerge.
This gives you access to greater clarity, vision and purpose as well as reconnecting you to pleasure, joy, intimacy and connection that deeply nourishes your soul.
In a world where we are searching for ways to reduce stress and improve our health mindful breathing is probably the most effective tool for increasing self-awareness, optimal health, and human performance. In this episode hear host Clarissa Hughes talk to Ed Harrold a true master in the science of conscious breathing and mindfulness-based strategies on discovering the mind-body relationship through breath. And how this serves as a basis for reducing stress and improving well-being. Learn more about recent book Life with Breath and his 30 day-plan to reuniting oneself with oneself.
In this episode host Clarissa Hughes interviews Michael Mukunda Chandra Kohan, life and health coach and yoga teacher, on how he inspires people to achieve their goals and live their dreams to their highest potential. We are all spiritual beings on a powerful journey of self-discovery and growth – and the true key to our material health and wealth comes from within. Spirituality and personal growth doesn’t need to be complicated, and mindfulness doesn’t need to be a chore.
This exceptional person Rupy Kaur joined me on A Little Breathing Space to talk about influencer marketing, her work as a coach in this space, her passion for health psychology and how it's led to her founding a fantastic new venture 'You Own' It a wellness network (check it out on Facebook)
Rupy has been my coach, and there are NO words for how much I have learned from her and how much she has helped me to build my confidence. And in her work for disability rights in the UK, she is untiring. Rupy - you rock! Hear the full interview here
Is losing the weight by itself enough to give people the transformation they are looking for?
Hear host Clarissa Hughes interview Alyx Coble-Frakes the founder of Fully Aligned Coaching, a former Peace Corps Volunteer who found peace in her own body after releasing excess unwanted pounds. She is now a national speaker who helps people fully integrate their mind, body, and spirit so they can release extra weight so they have more energy doing the things they love!
Inspiring, educational , thought provokingand sometimes controversial. In this episode, I interview Nathan Segal, author of "Silencing the Noisy Mind" and host of The Thought Hackers podcast. Listen as he shares his journey from the pain of PTSD caused by abuse that went back to his childhood. Through years of spiritual practices to a chance encounter with Hamish Bayston a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Trainer & Master Practitioner that has helped to dissolve his PTSD. Now through his writing and the podcast that he co-hosts with Hamish, they bring powerful resources to help others suffering from PTSD, depression, and anxiety.
Hear Clarissa of The Little Breathing Space interview Dorothy Kuhn about how the World is Changing for Women, Yes it's the #MeToo movement -- and more. Competition is driving companies to be more connected to their customers. With evidence in, building a workforce that reflects companies' consumer-base — that pays all around, and it’s Big!
Dorothy Kuhn enjoyed a successful career in military systems, communications, banking, distribution and distribution. She’s here to share how YOU can have the career you want, with the advancement you want, while still having a home life.”
In episode 6 our Flourish series hear host Clarissa Hughes interview Andy Roberts founder of Breathe Australia and Breathe London share his story from corporate finance to yoga teacher and mindfulness coach. Listen as he shares his philosophy on how as we develop love we create optimal wellness. And importance of connection for global wellbeing
Self-compassion is the key to building authentic relationships. Hear host Ckarissa Hughes share her personal journey from fear and transactional connections to deeper connections. And how mindfulness practices supported her self awareness, deepening her ability to listen and truly connect with empathy.