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The Self Study Project

The Self Study Project

By The Self Study Project
Deepen your practice through reflection with co-hosts Jena Baird and Stephanie Gibson. Subjects cover holistic health, nutrition, yoga, philosophy, spirituality, astrology, parenting, relationships, conscious living, sustainable practices, and so much more. At no time does this podcast offer medical advice and is for educational purposes only. It remains your decision to pursue any information and in continuing, do not hold your hosts or their guests liable. More information available at
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Numerology for Life Reflection and Purpose PLUS 2-2-2022 and 2-22-2022 Meaning
Do you know how powerful you are? Are you using this power to create Purpose and Passion in all you do? Numerology can help you understand the deeper workings of your innate tools. It reveals your most aligned purpose with health, wellness, fitness, career, relationships, and more. In this episode, we discuss the energy of "2" repeating itself this month and year, plus the life path numbers for co-hosts Jena and Stephanie with special guest Tricia Gunberg.
February 16, 2022
Our Annual Women's Wellness Retreat
Our annual Women's Wellness Retreat in Yosemite hosts the sweetest sisterhood of women, year after year. This episode, we talk self-care, the importance of retreat and release each Fall, and recap this past retreat, what we think was the best one yet. Plus, a sneak peek at next year's new details.
December 09, 2021
SelfCare Everyday in Every Way
Self-care looks different for everyone but it's equally important for everyone. If we only made consistent, baby steps of self-care everyday, we'd create a very different environment - within and out. From a ceremony around your daily cup of tea to a weekend retreat away, join us as we discuss the many faces of SelfCare and its importance.
April 30, 2021
In Times of Polarity, Unite
Step out of polarity and away from divisive manipulation. Like puppeteers wrangling the marionette, people are being put against people using long-practiced motives by agencies as high up as it goes. Let's reset our humanity and walk out on the most toxic paradigm of our time. It is time to seek your inner compass to guide us as individuals out of this old world system and into the unknown - where things we haven't yet known can be created - where unity will be waiting.
January 12, 2021
The Mirror of Life has Something to Show You
Life is a mirror and it is always showing us what we need to see - about us and others. A very important question to ask at this time is, Are we deflecting Or reflecting? Perhaps we feel stuck. not progressing. not healing.  In this episode, we share how reflection and seeing life as a mirror is not only powerful for greater growth but essential for transformation. The pieces of the puzzle are many to creating wholeness. To see life as a mirror allows a direct route to personal growth and wellbeing .
September 26, 2020
Conversations with Kids About Sex, Body Image, Shame & Guilt
We're talking healthy body image and sex education for children and parents with special guest Maylia who is 14 years old. Our youth are being used for the sexual dysfunction of adults. Through the toys that they play with, the media distortion of body image, the readily available pornography, and the online access to people beyond your control, our kids are seeing things and doing things that rob them of their youth and will have negative effect on their future relationships. Where does this start? How are we teaching self-respect and sacred intimacy if we are in a society that creates body image shame and guilt? We discuss this and more.
September 02, 2020
Change Starts from Within: 2020 - RISE up
This TIME we are in needs "us" to rise up more than ever before. With chaos and corruption from politics - covid - racism - media - division - medicine - injustice ... We can see major healing needs to happen. What is our part in all of this? What are the solutions? Let’s have conversations, and let's move past social engineering on every topic that herds us into more division. Let’s be about the solutions. We have a powerful opportunity to be on the planet right now. How can we individually make the greatest impact which permeates into the collective field? 2020 what are you here to teach me? 2020 how might I show up and be of service? 2020 let me rise in my purpose - it matters more now than ever! 2020 we love you even though you are teaching us tough lessons, We love you because you want more for us. 2020 we are listening. With our minds, with our hearts and with our souls.
July 03, 2020
No Greater Time for Self Reflection than a Pandemic
The Self Study Project podcast has a big message to consider in this Crucial time. There is a necessary uprooting, looking at hard truths, and getting uncomfortable. Discomfort and uncertainty is the catalyst for change. The revolution is compassion and it will lead us beyond the limitations we now know; From fear to love is the elevator of progression. We discuss the importance of fear's underlying message, which calls us into safety. We invite you to reflect and together we may rise. Please email us questions at
May 27, 2020
Overcoming Fear During Uncertain Times
How might we show up in times of fear and uncertainty? You are more capable and equipped with far more resources and wisdom than you might have thought. In a world where we are bombarded with fear and no solutions, where do we go for answers? Let's all have a discussion and unravel the programming, upgrade internally, and be curious what is beneath fear. Underneath fear is some of our greatest insight on how to show up bigger and brighter than ever before.
March 31, 2020
True Wellness: Dynamic Integration of Body, Mind, Spirit with special guest Paula Vetter
What is Truly Integrative Healing? Can you heal your life addressing only the body? Only the mind? Only the spirit? We ask retired Family Nurse Practitioner, Paula Vetter, who has more than 40 years combined experience in Traditional Western Medicine and Holistic Medicine these questions. From her unique perspective we discuss what a truly INTEGRATIVE approach to wellness looks like. Listen to this extra special episode on what integrity and harmony of body, mind, and spirit means to somebody who knows both sides of what sometimes feels like opposing opinions.
January 27, 2020
Detox Your Thoughts - New Year Resolutions
Do you know what is more important than your resolution to "_______" insert anything here? . Change the way you think about "it" first! Detox your thoughts! . January's frequency is all about change, and the best way to hold onto these resolutions you seek is to change your mind about it completely. . "I want to stop feeling fat and unhealthy." This is what I hear from clients often. What they don't expect to hear is that the resolution can be immediate even though they often think it will take much time and a lot of work to resolve their state of "fat and unhealthy." . The more consistently they change their mindset, the more their behaviors align with their desired outcome. . You see, you can't exercise till you drop, eat #veganuary, journal because you're told to, restrict your favorite things, or change anything from anything less than "love" as your driving force. . From ***already*** loving yourself so much, you eat healthy and delicious foods. . From so much gratitude for it, as it is today, you move your vessel (your body) in healthy ways consistently. . From the emotions you'll feel once you reach "this goal," you visualize already having completed it. . Rather than focusing on all that you "don't want any longer" or "don't have but really want" - feel, think, speak, and act from the place of already being there.
January 07, 2020
A Lesson on Forgiveness
Whether this story describes an actual event or not is unknown. However the lesson it teaches is tremendously beautiful and important. In essence, the story reminds us that nobody is perfect, and everyone is continuously changing and progressing in their journey of spiritual growth. Therefore we should not be quick to judge others and take things personally, but realize where they are coming from and handle them with a compassionate attitude no matter if they have treated us badly in the past.
December 21, 2019
Recap of the Yosemite Retreat 2019
Every year, we offer a Women's Wellness Retreat in Yosemite, and this year, our 4th annual offering was transformative for us as practitioners and our guests. We explored the depths of energetic healing and really sat with the question, what do we need to release? Also, where are we stuck? This podcast offers opportunities to learn more about self-study and our Retreats are the physical implementation of the tools that we continue to learn and implement to do just that. Join us for this episode to hear about the retreat that sold out in less than 48 hours for 2020 and about future Retreats such as Kauai.
December 16, 2019
Mental Health Awareness
Do you know the state of your mental health? Do you take the time for self evaluation as to be aware of your current state of mind? We are often so busy in our lives that we don't take inventory but instead react and emote. Depression, anxiety, stress, and otherwise unprocessed emotions are experienced by all. We must normalize this conversation! In this episode, we discuss holistic ways to self evaluate and evolve your mental health.
October 17, 2019
The Social Impact of Change During the Holidays
Holistic Health Practitioner, Stephanie talks about how to survive the holiday season once you have decided to make dietary and lifestyle changes that your friends and family may not agree with. Whether that be vegetarian, gluten-free, low glycemic... How to continue your social life without jeopardizing your newfound balance.
October 09, 2019
Energetic Healing - understanding the mind-body connection
In this episode, we uncover how your emotions, thought patterns, and personal history impact your physical body through symptoms and 'dis'ease. We discuss the mind-body healing components necessary to releasing symptoms such as where grief lives in the body and what symptoms that might be causing. If you do not address the emotional underlying causes, then no matter how much you supplement, change your diet, or work on the physical issue, it may potentially come back or not fully heal. Conquer the mind, it's where Healing begins and ends.
August 19, 2019
Conscious Living with Kids - Maylia
Hear what 13-year-old Maylia has to say about creating consciousness as a teenager. Gain insight from a parent of 3 girls about how to create consciousness in our children. The very nature of the world around us creates anxiety that we must fend off on a daily basis or else it will build up and lead to illness and 'dis'ease. Kids are often left to be entertained by social media and technology, which further detaches them from conscious living and the tools needed to process everyday stress. . Follow us at @theselfstudyproject on #instagram
July 11, 2019
Basics of Astrology for Self-reflection
How many times have you wished your child came with an instruction book? Or your relationship came with a guide book? Or yourself, came with a book of reason? Thankfully, it does and it is in the sky. Astrology is your blueprint from which you can better understand yourself, your children, your relationships, and everyone around you. It is an excellent tool for @theselfstudyproject as it will enable you to create understanding and go with the flow, rather than continue to swim upstream. This podcast covers the basics but each month we will move along the chart and delve deeper.
June 17, 2019
Getting to Know Your Hosts
Our lives provide us with tools that we can either use for self-reflection or dismiss as inconvenient consequence. This episode introduces your hosts and explores how their personal backgrounds help them to provide you with this podcast and tools for self-reflection.
May 16, 2019
Everyday Detox
Everyday Detox tools you can implement day by day. Every night when you go to sleep, your body is trying to release yesterday. . Yesterday's thoughts. Yesterday's food. Yesterday's stress. Yesterday's toxins. . But most of us have insufficient elimination and need to incorporate daily tools to support the natural detoxification and elimination pathways.
April 25, 2019
Energetic Anatomy
Energetic Anatomy - we mostly think we consist of skin, bones, and muscles when the majority of who we are is energy. When was the last time you showered? TODAY. When was the last time you cleansed your energy? Huh? Your hosts discuss things like chakras and meridians as well as tools to keep them flowing and clear.
March 05, 2019
Part 2 of 2: Narcissism and ego in social media
How to achieve balance between awareness and the ego, altruism instead of narcissism and the thin line of social MEdia. are we feeding our ego? are we feeding and magnifying the ego and others? We will talk about how to identify the lower basement aspect of self in order to evolve and grow. We instead of me. 2 part series.
January 30, 2019
Part 1 of 2: Narcissism and ego in social media
How to achieve balance between awareness and the ego, altruism instead of narcissism and the thin line of social MEdia. are we feeding our ego? are we feeding and magnifying the ego and others? We will talk about how to identify the lower basement aspect of self in order to evolve and grow. We instead of me. 2 part series.
January 30, 2019
2019 Yoga Everyday Challenge
Yoga can be done every day whether it be on or off the mat. Co-hosts Jena Baird and Stephanie Gibson discuss the ways to incorporate yoga everyday.
December 26, 2018
Holiday Gratitude Dec2018
Co-hosts Stephanie Gibson and Jena Baird discuss the attitude of gratitude during the holidays. What can parents teach children about gift giving? What can we focus on when grief during the holidays is taking over? Reflecting on gratitude during the holidays.
December 17, 2018