Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive
By Laurie-ann Sheldrick
This is Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive, with Life Coach Laurie-ann Sheldrick. A podcast where I share lessons, and actionable steps and tools to help you be, do and have all that you desire.
Episode 103: Ways To Cope When You Are On An Emotional Rollercoaster With Shulamit Ber Levtov
Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive • By Laurie-ann Sheldrick • Apr 30, 2020
Episode 103: Ways To Cope When You Are On An Emotional Rollercoaster With Shulamit Ber Levtov
Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive • By Laurie-ann Sheldrick • Apr 30, 2020
Episode 116: How Reflecting On a Year Gone By Can Help You Set Your Goals (Includes Journal Prompts)
In this episode, I'm sharing reflections questions that you can explore so you can gain more clarity on what you want to take into the next year ahead, and what you want to leave behind. I also share how the reflection exercise can help you not only set your goals, but achieve them with more ease. Get access to journal prompts here
January 26, 2021
Episode 115: My Personal Process For Creating Consistent Content
I am sharing something completely different this week and answering a question I get so often: "How do you create so much content consistently?" If content creation is a major part of your business, like it is for mine, I'm sharing my personal process that helps me stay connected, consistent, and committed to creating content and keeping the creative juices flowing. "Your value and your worth is not defined by how many you likes you get."
January 19, 2021
Episode 114: Women Supporting Other Women + What You Do With Your Uterus Is No one Else's Business With Emily Harrington
I am so excited that Emily Harrington and I were finally able to sit down and have this conversation. Emily and I have been wanting to record a podcast together for over a year. We have conversations often where we say, “Why weren’t we recording this?!” Emily is an entrepreneur, blogger, online educator and all around amazing woman. Her main mission is to help other women, especially moms, as she is a mom of two young girls who are only 18 months apart, launch and grow their businesses. We share our thoughts on women in business, the importance of women supporting other women, and how we are both passionate about how what we do with our uterus is no one else's business. You can follow Emily on Instagram @emilyharrington.ca or her website: www.emilyharrington.ca
January 11, 2021
Episode 113: Defining Your Terms of Success & Giving Yourself a True North Compass To Follow
In this episode I talk about how to create terms of success that are based on your needs, wants and desires, not on the external world + Knowing how to listen to your inner guide so that you don't make sacrifices that affect your mental and emotional health. If you have been working towards success and you still feel unhappy, unfulfilled and burnt out, this share is for you. Instagram: @contagiously_positive Email: email@example.com Digital Workshops: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/services
December 30, 2020
Episode 112: A Conversation About Stress With Jolene Watson
In this episode, I'm chatting with stress management expert Jolene Watson of Clarity Coaching and Development. We chat about the impact that stress has on you mentally, emotionally and physically. And we discuss how to recognize normal stress vs chronic stress. You can learn more about Jolene here: www.jolenewatson.com At the end of our conversation, I share an exercise with you that you can begin to practice to help to you to manage the emotional and mental impact of stress. The show notes below support this practice. Time Stamps My conversation with Jolene begins at: 21:08 The Emotional Scale Practice begins at: 1:22:15 Show Notes The Emotional Scale: https://contagiouslypositive.ca/the-emotional-scale/ Supporting Workshops: https://contagiouslypositive.ca/services/
December 16, 2020
Episode 111: Tools For Calming Your Mind When It Feels Scattered + Journal Prompts For More Clarity
We all get scatterbrain, especially when we are taking on too much. When that happens, we feel overwhelmed, frustrated, irritated and mentally and emotionally exhausted. In this share I am giving you one tool you can practice, just one because I don’t want to add on to your overwhelm, that will help you calm your scatterbrain and experience mental and emotional freedom, which will also impact your physical well-being as well. Journal Prompts: How do I feel when I'm not living in the moment and taking on too much? How do I feel when I am living in the moment and I'm not worried about the next thing that I have to do? How does my body react when I take on too much and/or I'm future-tripping? https://www.instagram.com/contagiously_positive/ https://www.facebook.com/contagiouslypositive
October 28, 2020
Episode 110: What You Can Do When Your Mind Gets The Best of You + Journal Prompts
In this share, I am talking about 4 things you can do to prepare yourself mentally in a difficult situation so that it doesn't have an emotional and/or physical impact. I’m using examples based on my past experience, but these tools can be used in any situation. JOURNAL PROMPTS Do you have any fear that has turned from normal cautious fear to panic? Where are you not feeling safe and why? If there is, go into a meditation for 10-20 minutes and ask yourself this question, "How can I turn off these alarm bells of panicked fear so that I feel safe?" When you get out of the meditation, grab your journal and free-write what came up for you. INSTAGRAM: @contagiously_positive UNLEASH: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/unleash
October 21, 2020
Episode 109: Embracing Change + Recognizing When You Need a Shake-Up
Since early March, we were all given a massive wake-up call. Whether we expected it, were ready for it, liked it, or not, it was forced upon us. For many of us, this forced wake-up call has made us look at many parts of our lives and examine what needs to be changed. One question I have been asking myself lately is, “do I really want every area of my life to go back to “normal” after this is over?” So here we all are, experiencing so many collective wake-up calls. As you sit there, reading this, your life might be on the edge of a precipice. You may be in need of a change, and quite possibly, your life needs a shake up. Don’t worry, that is your wake-up call. It might feel scary, but I promise you, it gets so much better. But it only gets better if you wade through the emotional discomfort. In this episode I’m sharing how to recognize the whisperings of a wake-up call and how the practice of embracing change. JOURNAL PROMPTS Let’s take the conversation to our journals: · What are the whispers you have felt that is time for a shake-up? · What has been coming up for you when you think about making a change? Is it fear, excitement, uncertainty? · What has been the obstacle preventing you from taking that first step? · What support do you need to help you fully embrace and take action towards making the changes you want and need to make? Related Workshops: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/unleash Instagram: @contagiously_positive
October 14, 2020
Episode 108: Moving Through The Stages of Grief
I wanted to share these steps with you because there is something really powerful when we can claim what we are feeling, instead of it claiming us. This is how we are able to move through the stages of grief (over any loss) with more ease. Not by bypassing our feelings, but in the awareness of what we are feeling. My hope is that knowing what each stage might feel like for you, the awareness will guide you through it.
October 11, 2020
Episode 107: The Emotional Scale + How To Use Your Emotions To Inform Your Decisions
We all have an emotional compass that guides us in our decision-making. This is really important because our decisions are made from how we feel, or how we think it will make us feel, or how we want to feel. In this share I want to guide you in creating an emotional compass to help you find your true north. SHOW NOTES Emotional Scale from Esther & Jerry Hicks: 1. Joy/Knowledge/Empowerment/Freedom/Love/Appreciation 2. Passion 3. Enthusiasm 4. Positive Expectation/Belief 5. Optimism 6. Hopefulness 7. Contentment 8. Boredom 9. Pessimism 10. Frustration/Irritation/Impatience 11. Overwhelm 12. Disappointment 13. Doubt 14. Worry 15. Blame 16. Discouragement 17. Anger 18. Revenge 19. Hatred/Rage 20. Jealousy 21. Insecurity/Guilt/Unworthiness 22. Fear/Grief/Depression/Despair/Powerlessness Journal Prompts: 1. How are you currently feeling? 2. How do you want to feel? 3. Think about every area of your life. What do you need to feel the way you want to feel it and what will take? Go through each life area: your career, relationships, personal and professional growth, your health, even your finances. How do you want to feel in each area and what will it take to achieve it? 4. Are the current actions, thoughts, reactions, response and decisions currently supporting the way you want to feel, or enhancing how you don't want to feel even further? SOCIALS + WORKSHOPS Instagram: @contagiously_positive Facebook: Contagiously Positive with Laurie-ann Sheldrick Unleash Your Limiting Beliefs: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/unleash
October 07, 2020
Episode 106: Becoming Aware of The Stage of Learning You Are In To Make Life Less Hard
Life can feel so hard sometimes; especially during a global pandemic where there is so much learning we have to go through. And it can definitely feel challenging when you are in a state of learning, growing, changing and even unlearning. My hope is that this share will help you become aware and open to the stages of learning that we all go through and that this awareness will make things feel easier, give you a sense of peace, faith and hope. Contagiously Positive
May 19, 2020
Episode 105: WalkSpiration - Giving Yourself What You Need To Feel The Way You Want To Feel
Every once in a while, I go for a walk in nature and the inspiration hits me. So I hit record on my phone and bring you a WALKSPIRATION. Last week I walked in the rain and got inspired by some ducks, had a little cry out on the trails with mother nature and felt my heart expand. In this share, I'm talking about feeling what you need to feel, including joy, stopping the negative self-talk, expanding your heart, giving yourself what you need, and allowing yourself to experience joyful moments.
May 08, 2020
Episode 104: GirlTalk with Jolene Watson
Every month Jolene and I chat about our life and give you questionably helpful tools :-) If you have ever been in a coffee shop and eaves dropped on the table beside you, that is what our conversations feel like. This month we are talking about our visions and goals, why it is important to stay optimistic even during this COVID-19 challenge, redefining success and how we are both coping.
May 06, 2020
Episode 103: Ways To Cope When You Are On An Emotional Rollercoaster With Shulamit Ber Levtov
In this share, I sat down for a chat with Shulamit Ber Levtov, MA, RSW, CCTP. This was an amazing conversation and Shula is an incredible human being. We talked about ways you can cope when you are on an emotional rollercoaster, what you can do if you are experiencing trauma, what happens to our body and mind when our nervous systems response to threat is turned on, and normalizing our primal instincts to an abnormal situation. We talked about how all this relates to the COVID-19 situation we are in now and what might be happening in your body and mind. We even talked about why you might be eating more and moralizing language around food. Connect With Shula: https://www.compassionatesupport.ca/about-shula/ https://www.shula.ca
April 30, 2020
Episode 102: Four Questions To Ask Yourself To Ride The Rollercoaster of COVID-19
I don't know about you, but I feel like the universe has put floaties on me and I'm learning how to swim again. I believe that right now it isn't just important to do a weekly check-in, but a daily check-in. These questions are a beautiful way to connect to your inner guidance system and help you to navigate your way through this unchartered water.⠀ In this podcast I share how these four questions are helping me to take inspired action on what I need each day to wade through the daily emotional rollercoaster that myself, and many of us are experiencing right now. What do I need mentally today? ⠀ What do I need emotionally today? ⠀ What do I need physically today? ⠀ What do I need spiritually today? Free coaching is available to anyone who needs it right now. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
April 08, 2020
Episode 101: Positive & Honest Communication With Your Team & At Home (During and After The Covid-19 Crisis)
Jolene Watson and I are back having what has become a weekly podcast chat. Being able to support and communicate with all of you with my best friend has made a massive impact on my mental and emotional health during this crisis. In this conversation, we are talking about: Introvert vs. extrovert communication (including engaging your team on conference calls). The importance of expressing your needs based on your unique personality, or the needs of your current situation. How now is the best time to learn about each others personalities and stress triggers. Giving grace to your team, your leader, yourself and those at home while we all navigate these unchartered waters. We also talk about getting out of busy work and how it seems to just be our default. And Jolene shares her THINK acronym that we can follow before we speak. And so much more because we are just two friends chatting, wanting to give you tools and a distraction :-) I'll be offering free coaching until this crisis ends. If you need support, you can reach out to me anytime. My email is email@example.com
April 02, 2020
Episode 100: Learning How To Teach Your Children at Home During COVID-19 with Lorraine Driscoll
In this episode, I sat down with Lorraine Driscoll of Building Better Brains to talk about how to continue educating your children at home during COVID-19 and school closures. Lorraine has over 13+ years as an elementary teacher, and has studied and works in Neuroplastic Learning Therapies. She is also a Registered Nutritionist. Triple powerhouse! We talked about ways you can continue to educate your children at home, how you don’t have to replicate the educational system, the importance of teaching your children emotional intelligence and resilience so this doesn’t become a trauma, and she offers advice on how to speak to your children about COVID-19. We also talk about tools to help your children (and yourself) process all the emotions we are feeling right now. Contagiously Positive Website
March 23, 2020
Episode 99: Adjusting To Working From Home
Jolene Watson and I are back and answering questions about how to adjust to working from home. When we first recorded episode 98, it was pre COVID-19, so we thought we better come back and do a part 2 addressing what is happening today and how to cope to a new work from home routine. We discuss how to stay disciplined, planning and organizing your day, creating habits and rituals that strengthen your mind, the importance of doing the inner work and not letting fear run the show. We also talk about how it is no longer business and life as usual, so what does a new normal look like and how to stay connected to your team. Show Link Mentions: ASANA ZOOM Conferencing Positive News Connect With Me
March 20, 2020
Episode 98: The Benefits of Working From Home For Corporations & Entrepreneurs
When Jolene Watson and I first recorded this podcast, over a month ago, we had no idea what was to come with COVID-19, which is why we don’t discuss it. It hadn’t reached us yet. We decided to still release this podcast anyway, and will create a part 2 shortly with what we are experiencing today. With that being said, this podcast is a discussion about the benefits of working from home, from a corporation and entrepreneurial perspective. I believe that once this crisis ends, and it will, we will be implementing better strategies, policies and procedures that not only protect the physical health of employees, but also the emotional and mental health. Contact me anytime if you require any support.
March 18, 2020
Episode 97: Asking For & Receiving Help - Why Is It So Damn Hard?
In this episode, I'm talking about how to ask for and receive help when you need it, without feeling guilty of being a "burden" It is okay to say you can’t do it alone. It is okay to ask for help. It is okay to not have the answers. It is okay if the problem feels bigger than you can handle. When my husband needs help with something, he simply just asks, “hey, can you help me with this?” He doesn’t stress over it for hours, or break his back trying to do it by himself. He simply just asks and accepts. I have always admired this about him. My pattern is quite different. When I need help with something, my default tends to go to, “how can I figure out how to do this all by myself so that I don’t bother anyone or become a burden?” I proceed to try a bunch of different things, huff, puff, stress myself out, break my back, and finally I give in and I reluctantly ask for help. Or, I’ll get asked if I need help and I’ll proceed to say, “no, don’t worry, I got it.” Even though I know full well that I don’t got it! Sound familiar? If yes, this share is for you. I also share some journal prompts so that you can do some self-coaching. Website
March 13, 2020
Episode 96: Sisterhood (why we crave it, why we need it) + Why There Is No Shame In Not Always Being Okay
We cannot be powerful women if we do not support those who are being or feeling disempowered. The purpose of sisterhood is to feel supported and be supportive, without judgment, creating a deep connection with other women who will say, “me too! Let’s learn, grow and be, do and have all that we desire together!” So much of the “work” I’m doing now is unlearning all the things the world has told me I big fat SHOULD be, do, feel, want and desire - you’re a woman, here are your rules. The moment we stop being so hard on ourselves about how we feel, is when we actually start to feel better. The moment we start to question the rules and create sisterhood, we UNLEASH! Website
March 11, 2020
Episode 95: The Judgments We Receive & The Judgments We Give + Creating a Non-Judgment Zone
This is probably the most important, must hear podcast I’ve ever recorded and shared. To someone, you will always be too something. There will be times when you are loudly judged, quietly judged, or perhaps you are thinking that you are being judged. I talk about ways to create a circle of protection and staying in our own lane. This is our divide…judgment. She’s too assertive She’s too passive She’s so self-judging She’s so conceded She talks too much She never opens up She spends too much time obsessing over her body She should really watch her weight To someone, you will always be too something. Someone will think you are too aggressive, and someone else will think you are too passive. Which one is true. The one you make true. The one you believe is true. That is why we have to learn how to question our internal and external judgments. It can only ever be true if we believe it to be so, and than act upon, or not act upon that belief. Contagiously Positive
March 06, 2020
Episode 94: Creating a Cohesive Team & Removing Toxicity In the Workplace
You spend, on average, 8 hours a day at work. That is 40 hours per week, 160 hours per month, and 1,920 hours per year. If you are working in a toxic environment, or are the leader of a toxic environment/team, that is way too many hours being stressed out and miserable. Pre-Contagiously Positive days, I spent 10 years working in a corporation and have spent the last 7 facilitating corporate workshops. I’ve seen a lot about what makes a team work together cohesively, and also what creates a toxic environment. In this podcast, I’m going to share two perspectives to create a positive work environment and put the HUMAN back into human resources. 1. What the leaders (those who make the decisions and policies) can do. 2. What you (and your team) can do. I talk about toxic barriers, like gossip, and turf protecting and what you and the company can do, and what it means to fully take on the responsibility of leader. Contagiously Positive Website Instagram Facebook
March 04, 2020
Episode 93: Being Intentional About Your Time, Energy & Focus + Clarity On What Feels Fulfilling
In this carspiration quickie, I’m talking about taking pause and asking yourself, “what can I do today that is fulfilling?” I share why being intentional about where we spend our time, energy and focus can have a massive positive impact on how we feel and on our energy levels – making us contagiously positive. I also share an exercise for you at the end that you can practice. Contagiously Positive Website
February 28, 2020
Episode 92: Creating Healthy Boundaries + Fulfillment & Protecting Our Time With Jolene Watson
She's back! Jolene Watson is back for another meaningful conversation; woman to woman, friend to friend and entrepreneur to entrepreneur. This conversation is jam packed with so many goodies! You will want to listen right to the end where Jolene explains the platinum rule that could transform all of your relationships. We are talking about: Making sure we are spending 80-90% of our time on fulfillment. Being intentional with our time, energy and focus. Creating healthy boundaries with others and ourselves. Positive assertiveness vs aggressive assertiveness. How to have boundary conversations with friends, family and coworkers. The importance of taking pause before saying yes. And so much more! Resources & Mentions: Jolene Watson, Clarity Coaching & Development Creating Heart-Centered Goals & Putting Yourself In The Drivers Seat of Your Life Book Recommendations: The Gifts of Differing, Isabel Briggs Myers The Five Love Languages, Gary Chapman Chat with Us On Social Media: @jolene.watson on Instagram and Clarity Coaching & Development on Facebook @contagiously_positive on Instagram & Contagiously Positive on Facebook
February 26, 2020
Episode 91: Is Your Default To Get Defensive When Someone Says Something To You or About You?
In this episode quickie, I’m talking about what we can do to bring down our defence systems if someone says something to us, or about us that makes us angry and we just can’t let it go. I also give you questions you can ask yourself to see why you are reacting and responding the way you are, and if there is underlying trigger.
February 21, 2020
Episode 90: Overcoming a Scarcity Money Mindset
In this episode, I'm talking about limiting beliefs and scarcity money mindset. It’s not only okay to talk about money, but it is essential if you want to become financially abundant. I take you through a few exercises to get clear about your beliefs around money and then we go a little deeper and I share a few reprogramming tips to make you shift your mindset and overcome a scarcity mindset. I also share abundance exercises so that you can program your mind to work for you, instead of against you. Course Resources: 1. Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive (Mindset) 2. Creating Heart-Centered Goals (Strategy) Book Resources: 1. Smart Cookies Guide To Making More Dough (Strategy) 2. Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill (Mindset & Strategy) 3. Conversations with God, by Neale Diamond Walsh (Law of Attraction & Mindset) 4. Money & The Law of Attraction, by Esther Hicks (Law of Attraction & Mindset) 5. It's Not About Money, by Tosha Silver (Law of Attraction & Mindset) 6. For The Love of Money, by Kate Northrup (Strategy & Mindset)
February 19, 2020
Episode 89: You Are So F**king Contagiously Positive
Pre-contagiously positive days, I worked in the construction industry in project coordination/management. One day on site, during the time I was right in the middle of practicing shifting my mindset, we had another five-alarm problem happen. The subcontractor who came to inform me was livid. As I sat there listening to him rip into me, I thought, I cannot control the way he is feeling, but I'm not going to go down this rabbit hole with him. Instead, I'm going to shift into a solution-based mindset.. After a few minutes he looked at me and said, “Laurie-ann, you are so f**king contagiously positive. I don't know if I hate you or like you." I don't think he meant it as a compliment, but I chose to take it as one. In this episode, I’m talking about 5 things I was doing that made him say that to me, and that I continue to do today to keep my (and my clients) emotional, mental, emotional and spiritual muscles strong. I’m sharing: 1. How To Program Your Mind To Work For You, Not Against You 2. How Not To Let Unrealistic Fear Be Your Decision Maker 3. How To Recognize When You Getting a Wake-Up Call 4. How To Use Your Past As Guidance, Not a Prison 5. How Happiness Requires Action 9-Week Self-Guided Course: Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive
February 12, 2020
Episode 88: All Things Entrepreneurial & Stress With Jolene Watson
In this episode, I'm having an incredible conversation with my dear friend, Jolene Watson of Clarity Coaching & Development. We talk about entrepreneurial stress, and how to avoid all the pitfalls that we have learned along our own entrepreneurial journey. You don't want to miss out on this conversation.
February 05, 2020
Episode 87: Unleashing Your Inner Leader
If you are leader, and want to stretch time, this one is for you. I talk about ways to unleash your inner leader by breaking habits, changing patterns and having the necessary (sometimes difficult) conversations. Creating Heart Centered Goals
January 29, 2020
Episode 86: The Power of Awareness with Cindy Lutes
This is a really exciting podcast. I'm interviewing my dear friend Cindy Lutes and we are having an amazing conversation, woman to woman, on the many ways we can be & feel abundant even through the difficult times in our lives. We talk about: The power of our mind. Ways to reframe our negative thoughts. Why our words matter. Making love louder. And Cindy shares one thing we can start doing today to strengthen our mental and emotional muscles.
January 22, 2020
Episode 85: What Do YOU Really Want?
We see something on social media, or someone markets a new course, or service or product, that says: “this is what you need to do and if you don’t you will get left behind.” We think we need to have it, without really questioning it because it spoke to our fears, worries and doubts and all of a sudden for the next 3-6-12 months we are putting all our energy into working towards what we don’t actually want because we believe it will get us so much closer (and faster) to what we don’t want. But did we even think about what it was that we wanted? And are we getting closer to what we want? No, because we are following a road without a map. Stuck in a traffic circle unable to make our exit because we never entered where we were going into our inner guidance system. How can we get closer if we don’t even really know what we want (where we are going)? In this episode I'm taking you through an exercise on creating the ideal vision of the life that you want. What do you want for your health? What do you want to accomplish this year? What do you want for your career? What do you want for your relationships? What do you want for your finances? What hobbies do you want to take up? What do you want to learn? What does your personal, professional and spiritual growth look like this year? Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? What do you want to have? Where do you want to go? How do you want to feel? www.contagiouslypositive.ca
January 14, 2020
Episode 84: Becoming a Master Problem Solver
I became dubbed the contagiously positive girl after practicing being a problem solver instead of always being a part of the problem. Over the years I have become a really good problem solver. In this podcast, I'm sharing two exercises to help you strengthen your problem solving muscles. Being a problem solver means accepting the situation or problem for what it is - name the problem. Don’t sugar coat it, toss it in glitter or roll it in fluff – name it, own it, accept it. And then, start throwing solutions at it. UNLEASH FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM
December 09, 2019
Episode 83: Being Mindful of Your Shadow Self
We all have a shadow self. It’s the ying to our yang. The sadness to our joy. The impatience to our patience. It is the negative thoughts/beliefs to our positive thoughts, and supporting beliefs. It is the darkness to our light. In this episode, I'm talking about how we go through life with these contrasts and that we are designed as humans to experience the entire human scale of emotions. You will learn how we resist this, and the problem with resisting it is that the more we fight to resist what are just natural emotions, the more it persists, and it persists by holding us so deeply in the dark corners of our mind that we are not experiencing the other side - the joy, the excitement, the magical light. Your physical shadow doesn’t appear without there being a bright sun. Your spiritual shadow is the same. You would not know darkness had you never known the light and vice versa. UNLEASH FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM
November 25, 2019
Episode 82: From Breakdowns to Breakthroughs
In this podcast, I'm talking about rock bottoms, and how to climb back up. I'm talking about breakdowns to blessings, and how to see the lessons within the struggle. I'm also talking about how your breakdowns don't need to be feared, or run from because they become, if you choose, your breakthroughs and blessings. UNLEASH INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK
November 10, 2019
Episode 81: Staying Committed When You Want To Give Up
"I know what I need to do, why is it so hard to do it?" The applying is really where the challenge lies. We know we need to work out. We know that we should be eating healthy. We understand that we need to take time to fill our own cup. So why is it so difficult to take consistent action and truly commit? In this podcast I talk a lot about fear and making new choices and that is really where it all begins; it starts with the choice and claiming what you want. INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK UNLEASH
October 27, 2019
Episode 80: The Stories You Tell: Are They Supporting You, Or Holding You Back?
The stories that we tell are either supporting us, or holding us back. What is the narrative that you are living your life from? Some of us are so caught up in our old stories that we don’t even realize that our life is on one big repeated loop. If you want to take your past into to the present, you are going to have to let go of living in the stories of should’ve, would’ve, could’ve. You have the choice to be the heroine or hero of your story. You can do this by embracing all the parts of who you were, who you are, who you will be, and who you want to be. In this episode I am sharing one of my own personal negative stories that I perfecting + how to change the narrative and giving you a spiritual assignment to take action. UNLEASH INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK
October 13, 2019
Episode 79: Embracing Change Through Life Shakeups
Change is inevitable. We can fight against it. We can resist it. We can ignore it. But it’s still there and it’s still going to happen. Resist it, and constantly fight against the current, or we can embrace it knowing that it’s the most natural thing that happens as we age, grow, learn and evolve, as the seasons of our lives change, and as our wants, desires and needs change. Listen in to dive deeper as I give you some baby steps to embrace change and stop any mad hatter madness you might be feeling in any area of your life during a shakeup. UNLEASH INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK
September 29, 2019
Episode 78: Pivoting Your Thoughts From Darkness To Light
The longer you think about a thought, the stronger that thought becomes because it is given the time and space to gain momentum. Saying to yourself, "I'm not going to think about this thought that I have been thinking about all day anymore" doesn't usually work. Why? Because saying you are not going to think about it, actually makes you think about it. Instead, it is more effective to think about something else. Meaning, activate new thoughts to deactivate the one you really want to stop stewing over. In this podcast, I'm sharing tools on how to deactivate a negative thought by activating another thought. Stopping the momentum and not taking up permanent residence in negative-ville. UNLEASH INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK
September 15, 2019
Episode 77: Honouring Your Self-Worth
We work the work to strengthen our spiritual, mental, emotional, attitudinal, and physical muscles (even when we don't want to) because we are worthy of all that we want to be, do and have in this beautiful life. In this episode I'm talking about reframing how we perceive our self-worth and be confident in who you are. YOU are more than enough. YOU have always been enough. YOU will always be enough. UNLEASH INSTAGRAM FACEBOOK
September 01, 2019
Episode 76: You Gotta Feel It To Heal It + Personal Anxiety Story + Grounding Exercise
Stuffing down our feelings never works - what we resist persists. So how can we work through the emotions without them taking us down? I share what I did recently when I was feeling anxiety rise up + a grounding exercise to help you bring yourself back to a more present and peaceful state. Show Link Mentions: Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive
June 26, 2019
Episode 75: A Little Something To Boost Your Confidence
In this episode, I'm talking about speaking to yourself with self-love, compassion and kindness as a way to gain confidence. Confidence comes from taking action and a knowingness that success and failure go together.
June 19, 2019
Episode 74: Asking For And Accepting Help When You Need It
Being able to do everything yourself does not mean you have to. Thinking you should be able to manage everything, doesn’t mean you should. Asking for help isn't weak, dirty, inconvenient to the other person, or wrong. It is the strongest, most courageous, most freeing thing we can do. In this episode I'm sharing a personal story about how I developed a limiting belief around asking for help. I'm also sharing how I now believe that being okay with asking for and accepting help, for external and internal things when we need it, helps us to unleash our inner contagiously positive. If you want to take this deeper, check out my course, Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive
June 12, 2019
Episode 73: Creating Heart Centred Goals, Aligned Action Plans & Making It All Habitual
In this episode, I'm sharing a module from one of my digital workshops. I'm talking about my step-by-step goal setting process, how I take aligned action, and ways in which I make it all habitual without having to overcomplicate it. If you want to learn more, head over to Contagiously Positive
June 05, 2019
Episode 72: The Magic That Happens When We Support Each Other
In this Carspiration episode, I'm talking about why it is so important that we support each other, and all the magical things that happens, how someone else's success does not diminish yours, and so much more. You are going to have to listen to find out. Want to connect? www.contagiouslypositive.ca
May 29, 2019
Episode 71: The Art of Savouring an Experience To Up Your Happiness
How often do we rush around so quickly, from one thing to the next, and not take a few minutes to truly enjoy something we love? Probably more often then we actually want. Today, I'm sharing with you a new tool I just learned that will take your gratitude and appreciation for things that you love to a whole new level, while also increasing your happiness set point, and giving you a positive outlook on life, and enhancing positive emotions. Show Link Mentions: Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive Recommended Listening: Episode 69 Episode 59 Episode 54
May 15, 2019
Episode 70: Ending The Battle Between Your Conscious & Subconscious Mind
In today's episode, I'm talking about the battle between our two minds. What we want to do is ensure that what’s in our subconscious mind serves us. That means digging up the deeply rooted limiting beliefs, trainings our brains to think in solution-mode, and to also be able to take action even when fear is present. So I wanted to talk about what we can do to reprogram our brain and make sure that the thoughts and beliefs match up and serve each other, not work against each other. Show Link Mentions: Make happiness your permanent default settings. Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive Digital Coaching Course is 9 weeks of creating new programming that works for you, not against you.
May 01, 2019
Episode 69: Carspiration! 3 Ways To Up Your Gratitude Game
In today's Carspiration episode, I'm talking about 3 ways to up your gratitude game so you can up your happiness game and make happiness your permanent default setting.
April 26, 2019
Episode 68: Downstream vs. Upstream - Where Is Your Energy Going?
In today's episode, I'm talking about the ways we make our lives harder than it needs to be and how to start going with the current instead of against it. Last summer, I was hit with a big life metaphor that came out of a kayaking trip that left me caught on a tree branch and dramatically thinking I was going to drown, and annoyed with my husband. Such is life sometimes while living the adventures of being Contagiously Positive. These moments offer me so many of my greatest metaphors on life and I'm sharing one of them with you today. My new digital coaching course, Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive is out in the world, and if you want to take these lessons deeper, this course goes deep into our inner world.
April 24, 2019
Episode 67: Carspiration! Talking About Simplifying Our Lives
I always seem to get downloads of inspiration while I'm driving. I'm going to start calling it CARSPIRATION. So this time, I turned on my recorder and turned it into a bonus podcast for you all. I talk about simplifying our lives when we feel scatters. How I got fear around money when I become an entrepreneur. Getting clear and focused on what's most important in our lives. And Listening to (and trusting) my gut feelings. Show Link Mentions Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive
April 18, 2019
Episode 66: What To Do When You Feel Like You Are Failing At Life
We all have moments where we feel like we are epically failing at life. If you are feeling like this, listen to today's podcast. And remember, you are never failing at life! Show Link Mentions: Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive
April 17, 2019
Episode 65: Be Contagiously Positive With Sophisticated Simplicity
Why do we overcomplicate so much? Keep things simple. Sounds like that should be an easy task, right? But so many of us struggle with simplicity because we are not designed for it, or rather, we are, but it is ingrained in us to overcomplicate almost everything. Because if it seems too simple, we must not be working hard enough. And if we are not working hard enough, how can we measure success. And if we can’t measure our success, that must mean we are failing. And if we are failing, we must not be good enough. By the way, none of this is true. In my opinion, it is a big reason why most days we feel like mad hatter madness going on in our mind, body and soul. It has been beaten into our minds that we must hustle, work hard, and burn ourselves out if we want to achieve our goals. If this is resonating with you, I have been there too. But it doesn't have to be this way. Listen and begin to make simplicity your new norm. Show Link Mentions: Read more on this topic over at the CP Blog: https://contagiouslypositive.ca/the-subtle-art-of-simplicity/
April 10, 2019
Episode 64: Q&A How I Handle Worry, Fear and Doubt
In today's episode I'm answering a couple of questions from listeners. I am talking about worry, fear and doubt, and how to deal with these totally normal emotions Contagiously Positive girl style.
April 03, 2019
Episode 63: Becoming Hyper Focused On What You Desire
In today's podcast I'm talking about how becoming hyper focused on your goals and desires helps you remove any negative labels that other people give you. Meaning, when someone labels you as something, instead of letting it become a limiting belief, flip it around and reframe it. For example, "Too Happy = In Your Purpose" and "Only Talks About = Focused" . These are two labels that I get that needed a reframe and I talk about it in this podcast. Listen in to learn a few steps you can take today to become hyper focused on who you want to be, and what you want to do and have. UNAPOLOGETICALLY! www.contagiouslypositive.ca/unleashyourinnercontagiouslypositive
March 27, 2019
Episode 62: So You Want To Choose Happiness?
In today's episode I'm talking about putting yourself into a better position to handle challenging times. We may not have control over our external world, but we absolutely have control over our inner world. Listen to today's episode to put yourself back into the drivers seat of your emotions. Show Link Mentions: Making happiness your permanent default setting: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/unleashyourinnercontagiouslypositive
March 20, 2019
Episode 61: Getting Ready To Be Ready
In this episode, I'm helping you decide if you are in resistance about doing something because you are procrastinating, too afraid, or are just still in the process of getting ready to be ready. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/unleashyourinnercontagiouslypositive
March 13, 2019
Episode 60: Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive By Releasing Shame
“Guilt is to the spirit what pain is to the body.” -Eldar David A. Bednar- In today's episode I am talking about releasing guilt and shame. Shame is like emotional termite for our soul. If we let it in it will eat away and take down the structure of our home - our mind, body and soul. The person we guilt and shame the most is ourselves. I see many people holding themselves hostage to a mistake they made. To fully unleash our inner contagiously positive, we have to accept ourselves. And that means examining things about ourselves, like the judgements we have of ourselves, like shame. Shame is one of those things that holds us hostage to our past. If we are shackled to our mistakes and the should’a, could’a, would’a of our lives, how can we expect to feel free? Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/unleashyourinnercontagiouslypositive
March 06, 2019
Episode 59: How To Stop Future-Tripping
In today's episode, I'm sharing one tool that I use daily to remind myself to be present and not freak out about the future and all the things I want, but are not here yet. When we become overwhelmed by all our goals, and start to stress out when things are not going according to our plan, we tend to hold on so tightly that we become paralyzed by fear. But when we practice letting go of our timing, we are able to allow more positive energy to flow towards us, which then allows us to achieve what we want with less effort.
February 25, 2019
Episode 58: Having Conversations Where You Feel Heard
What do you do when you don’t get what you need? In today's podcast episode, I'm talking about how I reacted when I needed something and I didn’t receive it. Because I didn’t receive it, and I didn’t understand why, I sort of – kind of – definitely reacted in a way I wished I hadn’t. In this episode I am breaking down what I believe I could have done differently to process my emotions in a less pressure cooker is about to blow way, and actually have both of us leave the conversation getting what we need. I talk about... Recognizing your triggers. Being okay with not being okay. Ask for what you want without fear of being judged. Choosing your tribe. And so much more!
February 11, 2019
Episode 57: Getting To The Root of The Problem
Emotionally, this weekend was a rollercoaster. Nausea and all. This podcast is a little different. I had to have a difficult conversation with someone this weekend and it was heavy on my heart. With emotions still at the surface, I take you through some steps I learned that really helped me through the conversation and helped me get clear about the root of the problem so we could come to a resolution. If you need to have a difficult conversation with someone, or you are trying to process some emotions, have a listen.
February 04, 2019
Episode 56: How Being Happy Helps You Achieve All Your Goals
I think this is my favourite episode that I've ever recorded and shared. In this podcast I'm talking about what I did for 365 days that made me wake up and say, "I'm so freaking happy!" If you want to achieve all your goals, these steps will help you get there. I will write no more, you will just have to listen to get all the happy details. Show Link Mention: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
January 28, 2019
Episode 55: The Contagiously Positive To-Do List
In this episode, I'm talking about how manage my to-do list, instead of having it manage me. It keeps me happy, intentional and super productive. You will learn: The three critical lists I create. How I manage my day. And how I am intentional about what goes on my calendar each day.
January 21, 2019
Episode 54: Starting Your Day Off For Happiness
In today's episode, I'm talking about how I start my day off so that the rest of my day is successful, and most of all, so that I feel happy. The way you start your day can have a massive impact on the rest of your day. So why not do things that work for you, not against you. Have a listen to learn how you can master your mindset to gain positive momentum from the moment you wake up, and tools to up your happiness game. If you are truly working at mastering your mindset game, check out my two favourite courses here: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/services Follow me on Instagram @contagiously_positive
January 14, 2019
Episode 53: My 2 Biggest Lessons From 2018 That I'm Taking Into 2019
Happy New Year! To start off season two of my podcast and the new year, I'm sharing with you two of my biggest lessons from 2018. These two lessons were so impactful to my life that I'm taking them into 2019 with me. I talk about how feeling good is our #1 work and how setting healthy boundaries created emotional freedom in my life. I hope you enjoy today's episode.
January 07, 2019
Episode 52: Make Choices That Support You (My Final Lesson of Season 1 & 2018)
I can't believe this is the last episode of 2018 and season 1. In today's episode, I'm talking about a couple of my top lessons this year that truly helped me unleash my inner contagiously positive. So get cozy and listen to my final words to wrap up season 1 and up your happiness game. Thank you for being a part of the Contagiously Positive tribe!
December 19, 2018
Episode 51: We Can Up Our Happiness Game When We Don't Put Conditions On Love
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness episode, I am talking about upping your happiness game by not putting conditions on love. Surrounding yourself with people who support you, love you, and want to be around you just because you are YOU. And, you doing the exact same for them. Love without conditions is such an important part of nourishing our inner world, because it helps strengthen us to deal with negative things that happen in the outer world.
December 17, 2018
Episode 50: Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive With Meaningful Conversations
In today's episode, I'm chatting with you about having meaningful conversations. Talking about things that matter. Talking about things we need to be talking about to feel supported, connected and less alone. Talking about things that you may have grown up thinking are taboo, but maybe that belief just doesn't for you anymore. This is a conversation worth listening to and worth having. Enjoy! Show Link Mentions: 1st 90-Days To A Healthier & Happier You Starts January 7th: Get the details here: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving
December 12, 2018
Episode 48: Making The Holidays Magical, Not Stressful
With the holidays fast approaching, you might be finding yourself under stress and feeling overwhelmed. In today's episode, I'm breaking down some of the things that cause us stress, like money, time, and emotions like guilt, and how to make this time of year more magical. Consider this a mini Contagiously Positive woman's guide to dealing with holiday stress :-) Free Printable: December Planning Calendar as explained at the 21:00 minute mark. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OG8juADfTkyNBNKsqwnTO--3_NN3vSxi/view?usp=sharing Show Links: If the thing causing you stress is worry over creating diet homicide, here are some tips for you: https://contagiouslypositive.ca/prevent-holiday-overeating/
December 05, 2018
Episode 47: Embracing 'Your Attitude, Your Choice' To Unleash your Inner Contagiously Positive
In today's episode, I'm talking about embracing the belief that your attitude is your choice and how I use it to avoid unnecessary and unwanted arguments, plus keep me from taking up permanent residence in Negative-Ville. This belief is what lead me to being dubbed the contagiously positive girl so I take it very seriously. Why does that matter? Because it is one of your power sources. What you wear, what you eat, when you sleep, your thoughts, your attitude, who you spend time with, the cleanliness of your home, your beliefs, your values, your feelings, who you love – all of these are your choices. Some choices are harder than others and change isn’t always easy, but it is always your choice and the path to happiness is always worth the effort. Pre-Contagiously Positive days, I learned how much power I actually had when I not only took control of how I wanted to feel, but chose to work on controlling my attitude towards external circumstances. Letting go of the belief that I had control over anything but my choices, my reactions and my feelings was a big hurdle and a great lesson. When I finally understood that I could not control what happens around me, but I could control my reaction and my attitude to those external circumstances, I became happier, more relaxed and realized I actually was powerful. The power was inside of me. By focusing on controlling my own inner reactions and attitudes, it had a major affect on those around me as well. I am not the only one with this power. Each and every one of you has it inside of you. The only thing you need to do to ignite it, is to make a choice to take 100% responsibility for your life. Soul Assignment You can start taking steps to unleashing your inner Contagiously Positive and igniting your inner compass by going within. How are you letting external circumstances affect your inner wellbeing? Are you getting pissed off on your drive to work because of all the traffic, still angry when you arrive? Are you upset at the way your coworkers act, wondering how you can change them (which you can’t)? Are you participating in gossiping, and constant complaining? Is someone else’s bad attitude (energy vampires) draining you of all your energy? What can you do today to respond to something or someone in a more positive way? If you want to learn the story of the birth of contagiously positive, head over to this blog where write about it: https://contagiouslypositive.ca/choices/
December 03, 2018
Episode 46: A Tool For Gaining Clarity & Getting Unstuck
“Journal writing is a voyage to the interior.” Christina Baldwin In today's episode, I'm talking about one of the tools I use when I am feeling stuck and need a little clarity. The tool is writing. What I love, is that it comes in the form of a little notebook that costs only a few dollars. When I’m upset, confused, sad, anxious, I open my book before talking to anyone else. Sometimes all that is needed is the release. The journal is usually where I get the answers that I’m looking for. “What should I do?” The simple act of writing that question allows the fog to lift and clarity to appear. It even gives me clarity as to who I may need to reach out to for more support. Maybe not right in the moment, but at some point in the day, the answer will appear. Have a listen to find out why this simple act of writing in a journal can help you get clear and get unstuck.
November 28, 2018
Episode 45: Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive By Being Happy, Not Perfect
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge, I am talking about why it is more important to work towards being happy, not perfect. I share two challenges to unleash your inner contagiously positive, and how I learned that happiness is better than perfection by failing at a pole dancing class. You definitely want to hear that story. Challenges are: Stopping the criticism and doing something you really want to do, but are afraid you won't do it perfectly. Have a listen and enjoy this weeks challenges.
November 26, 2018
Episode 44: Building Up Your Trust Muscles
“None of us knows what might happen even the next minute, yet still we go forward. Because we trust. Because we have Faith.” Paulo Coelho Today's episode is all about trust. A five letter little word that can trip us up and prevent us from moving towards the things that we want. Along with sharing my own personal insights and experience, I'm sharing a few things you can begin doing today to build up your trust muscles, and start to allow life to work for you, not against you. Life happens for you, not to you. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
November 21, 2018
Episode 43: Why Your Feelings Matter Not Only To Your Happiness Levels, But Also Your Health
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge, I am sharing an audio excerpt from my signature program, The Contagiously Positive Woman's Guide To Healthy Living. I am talking about upping your happiness game by getting clear on how you want to feel, not just to up your happiness game, but to up your health game. Having strong emotional and spiritual muscles is just as important to your health as food and exercise is. Have a listen and enjoy this weeks challenge of working the work of feeling the way you want to feel. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving
November 19, 2018
Episode 42: How To Get Out of The Negative Vortex
In today's episode, I'm talking about how to get yourself out of the negative vortex without feeling overwhelmed or thinking that you have to go instantly from sadness to happiness, or unhealthy to an immediate health overhaul. Have a listen to see how you can get yourself out of taking up permanent resident in negative-ville. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving
November 14, 2018
Episode 41: Strengthening The Contagiously Positive Mind
In todays beat the Monday blues podcast I'm talking about something I use called reframing to take you into solution mode instead of getting stuck in problems-ville, and how to take gratitude to another level by thinking of some problems as 'Good Problems To Have.' It is a two part challenge and by the end of the week, you will notice how strong your mental, emotional and spiritual muscles grow by doing this podcast challenge.
November 12, 2018
Episode 40: Getting To Know Your Two Inner Voices
In this episode, I'm talking about some keys you hold to upping your happiness game. One being, getting clear about the expectations you have for yourself and that you believe others have of you. Plus, taking action from your loving voice, not your saboteur voice. This one is so good! Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
November 07, 2018
Episode 39: Up Your Happiness Game By Moving Yourself One Step Forward
In today's beat the Monday blues challenges, I'm talking about taking one step forward to feel the way you want to feel, to achieve a goal, or to get you one step closer to something that you want. If you are not doing anything to move yourself forward, I want you to know that big or small, every action you take builds up momentum. When you gain momentum, your confidence increases, your energy increases, and most importantly, your motivation begins to rocket you forward.
November 05, 2018
Episode 38: My Lessons From My 40th Birthday In Spain
To ease back into work-mode, I decided that today's podcast would be about a few lessons I learned while I was away in Spain for 2 weeks. I'm only 2 days home, so while it is fresh is best. I'm talking about how it was okay to shut work off for 2 weeks, how I learned that I was diminishing the work I do at Contagiously Positive based on my ego, and about fully stepping into our authentic selves.
October 31, 2018
Episode 37: Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive By Letting Your Vision Move You
In today's episode I'm talking about trusting in your vision and letting it move you instead of stressing, forcing, manipulating your way towards achieving it. If you are feeling like there is a massive barrier getting in the way of you achieving the vision you have for your life, this episode is for you. Show Link Mention: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
October 24, 2018
Episode 36: Up Your Happiness Game By Knowing What You Desire, Want & Need
On a scale of 0-10 how satisfied are you with your life? Are you right where you want to be? When was the last time you created a vision, dream, desire, core-desired feelings, and/or goals for your life? In today's beat the Monday blues happiness challenge, I'm having you take a peak at where you are and where you want to be. How can you get to where you want to go if you don't know where you are going? Listen in to begin enhancing the areas of your life that you want to take from good to AMAZING. Show Link Mention: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
October 22, 2018
Episode 35: Are You Unable To Accept Good Things Because You Are Waiting For The Other Shoe To Drop?
In today's episode, I'm talking about things not being too good to be true. If you are finding it difficult to accept good things in your life because you are always waiting for the other shoe to drop, this episode is for you. If good things happen and you think it must be too good to be true, this episode is for you. Have a listen so you can learn how you can begin to accept that good things can happen, do happen and will happen and that there isn't a shoe waiting to drop a bomb on your good fortune. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
October 17, 2018
Episode 34: Up Your Happiness Game By Not Giving In To A Complaining Rampage
Ooh, this is a good challenge for today's beat the Monday blues challenge. Short and sweet, today we are upping our happiness game by stopping ourselves from going on a complaining rampage. We are being intentional with where are thoughts, words and reactions are going so that we can see all the good things around us instead of finding more things to complain about. Take a listen and try it out for 24-hours. You won't be sorry.
October 15, 2018
Episode 33: Unleash Your Inner Contagiously Positive By Overcoming Food Guilt
In this episode, I'm sharing some of my own tips on how I overcame food guilt. If you are like I was and berate yourself for every bite of "bad" food you take, this episode will resonate with you. Even after overcoming my eating disorder, I still had disordered eating. But not anymore! Today, I no longer feel guilty about anything I eat because I have a healthy lifestyle that I can always reset back to. Giving ourselves an indulgent treat doesn't mean we created diet homicide, so listen in to learn ways on overcoming food guilt. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving
October 10, 2018
Episode 32: Up Your Happiness Game by Leading From Your Core Values
In this episode I'm talking about being a leader in a way that honours your core values. If you want to up your happiness game, it is important to know who you are and to lead in a way that you feel good about at your core. It also means not letting other people tell you who you need to be and fully stepping into your true authentic self. www.contagiouslypositive.ca
October 08, 2018
Episode 31: Creating & Mastering Healthy Habits
Creating a healthy lifestyle, achieving our goals, exercising, eating healthy, positive thinking, overcoming limiting beliefs, it really comes down to what we make habitual. Teaching our brain what we want it to focus on. In today's episode, I'm talking about how good or bad, we are habitual by nature and how to make our daily habits support us, serve us and enhance our lives. Show Links: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove Book Mention: Better Than Before By Gretchen Rubin
October 03, 2018
Episode 29: Creating Your Own Horoscope
In this episode I'm talking about being intentional about your life so that you can create your own life horoscope. I was inspired after reading my daily horoscope and thought, "nope, that sucks, I'm not going to listen to that." Basically, I took responsibility for my day and remembered that life happens for me, not to me and I can always create and live the life that I want to live. What kind of day would you like to have today? Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
September 26, 2018
Episode 30: Up Your Happiness Game by Not Sweating The Small Stuff
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge, I am talking about upping your happiness game by working on not sweating the small stuff. This isn't always easy to do, so I give you a couple of mindset tools that I use to help me gain perspective and be proactive instead of reactive. When we change our inner world, everything in the outer world doesn't seem as bad. So don't wait for life to happen to you, make it happen for you by doing something every single to up your happiness game and unleash your inner contagiously positive.
September 24, 2018
Episode 28: Up Your Happiness Game By Laughing
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge, I am talking about upping your happiness game by laughing. Simply just finding something to laugh about every single day can have a massive impact on your health and your happiness. And I also share a funny story about my husband and I. When we change our inner world, everything in the outer world doesn't seem as bad. So don't wait for life to happen to you, make it happen for you by doing something every single to up your happiness game and unleash your inner contagiously positive.
September 24, 2018
Episode 27: Nourish & Curate Your Life, Business & Health
In this very special episode, I am chatting it up and going deep with Stephanie McWilliams who is the owner and founder of Nourish Curated Wellness and Stephanie McWilliams Coaching. She works with health coaches helping them go from burnout to success with a simple 4 step process she used to quit her day job. She shares with us how we can curate and nourish our life, business & health. Not only will this interview provide you with so much inspiration, Stephanie gives us tools we can immediately put into action today to start living a great life. Steph shared so many resources, so check out the link below to learn more about Stephanie, her businesses, and tools for living a happy and healthy life. Show Links: Instagram: @stephanie__mcwilliams and @stephaniemcwilliamscoaching Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/worksmarternow/ Website: www.nourishcuratedwellness.com Self-Love Affirmation: http://eepurl.com/dD6fJz Business Affirmations: www.77affirmations.com
September 19, 2018
Episode 26: Be Contagiously Positive by Practicing Receiving
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge, I am talking about upping your happiness game by practicing receiving. By this I mean practice receiving the compliment, the gift, the help, or a treat from someone. We tend to often rather be on the giving end because it feels vulnerable or uncomfortable to be on the receiving end. If this resonates with you, this podcast is for you.
September 17, 2018
Episode 25: Creating Jump Out of Bed, Let's Do This Goals
In today's episode, I'm talking about creating heart-centered goals. Goals you would do pretty much anything to achieve it, live and feel it. Does this sound like you when you set a goal? You have set a goal and after a couple of months, it falls by the wayside, never to be seen or thought of again. Did you not achieve it because you were too lazy, procrastinated or unclear about how to achieve it? In my opinion, no, I don't believe this is why. I used to set goals just to set them. Meaning, January 1st would approach and I would sit down and list all of the things that I thought I should do throughout the year. Like eat healthy, save money, or exercise more. My steps todays, and what I'm sharing in this podcast, are those that I teach in all my programs. They are heart-centered and comes with the motivation already included. If this podcast resonated with you, and you want to take it even deeper, and connect with me, check out www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
September 13, 2018
Episode 24: Up Your Happiness Game By Changing What You Say
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge I am talking about upping your happiness game by changing the way you speak to yourself. Today's challenge is for every woman or man who constantly says self-shaming things to themselves. I'm giving you a new way to speak to yourself - like with compassion, kindness, love. You know, the way you would speak to someone else. When we change our inner world, everything in the outer world doesn't seem as bad. So don't wait for life to happen to you, make it happen for you by doing something every single to up your happiness game and unleash your inner contagiously positive. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
September 10, 2018
Episode 23: Being Okay With Not Always Being Okay
This was definitely a challenge for me. If you have, "I need to be perfect all the time" syndrome, than you will resonate with this. We can't be ON all the time. We can have off days and negative emotions while still having a great life. Those off days, those negative emotions are often a great guide to show us what is not working in our lives and where we need to shift. If this resonates with you, I would love to connect with you. Head on over to www.contagiouslypositive.ca to connect. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
September 06, 2018
Episode 22: Up Your Happiness By Meeting Fear With Faith
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge I am talking about upping your happiness game by meeting your fears with faith. Today's challenge was inspired by a jump I made into a pool this weekend and I thought, that was only scary for 30 seconds. It made me think of how often we let fear hold us back and it truly is only scary the first time we do something. Once we take away the unknown and the what-if, all that is left is excitement. When we change our inner world, everything in the outer world doesn't seem as bad. So don't wait for life to happen to you, make it happen for you by doing something every single to up your happiness game and unleash your inner contagiously positive. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
September 03, 2018
Episode 21: Eat The Damn Cookie!
Reaching any health goal is often largely a mindset game. In today's episode, I'm breaking down 6 mindset shifts that I we change about the way we think about dieting, our bodies, and the confusing contradictions that the health industry throws at us. Resources: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving
August 29, 2018
Episode 20: Up Your Happiness Game By Embracing Change
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge I am talking about upping your happiness game by embracing change. Today's challenge was inspired by my grandparents who in their 80's are starting an exciting new adventure. When we change our inner world, everything in the outer world doesn't seem as bad. So don't wait for life to happen to you, make it happen for you by doing something every single to up your happiness game and unleash your inner contagiously positive. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
August 27, 2018
Episode 19: Don't Let Anyone Steal Your Joy
In this episode, I'm talking about two questions I get asked often. 1: Do you ever get upset? 2: What can I do to not let anyone steal my joy? I'm answering both of these questions for you today and hopefully giving you some tools to help you unleash your inner contagiously positive and up your happiness game. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove www.contagiouslypositive.ca/contact
August 22, 2018
Episode 18: Up Your Happiness Game By Asking For Help
"The greatest mistake is thinking you have to do it alone. You are not alone. When you need help, let people help you." In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge I am talking about upping your happiness game by letting go of the superhuman complex and asking for help when you need the help. You don't have to do everything alone. There is massive strength in asking for help and accepting help in the way people want to give it. When we change our inner world, everything in the outer world doesn't seem as bad. So don't wait for life to happen to you, make it happen for you by doing something every single to up your happiness game and unleash your inner contagiously positive.
August 19, 2018
Episode 17: Taking Charge of Your Beliefs
In this episode, I'm talking about transforming your limiting beliefs and how your beliefs are everything. If you want to create and live a life that you love and truly embrace unleashing your inner contagiously positive, taking charge of your negative thoughts and your limiting beliefs is so important. The actions we take in life are based on what we believe, so we want to have strong, loving, supportive beliefs in order to take aligned action towards achieving our desires. Show Link Mentions: https://contagiouslypositive.ca/freebies/ https://contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove/
August 15, 2018
Episode 16: Up Your Happiness By Spreading The Happiness
"You are the angel for whom someone is waiting today." Neale Donald Walsch, The New Revelations In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge I am talking about upping your happiness game by spreading the happiness around. What is more contagious than using your own special gifts to make someone else happy? We all have the ability to do this in the simplest of ways - by being kind, compassionate, grateful and loving. When we change our inner world, everything in the outer world doesn't seem as bad. So don't wait for life to happen to you, make it happen for you by doing something every single to up your happiness game and unleash your inner contagiously positive.
August 13, 2018
Episode 15: Feel The Guilt & Do It Anyway
"Women & guilt go together like peanut butter and jam, but without the good taste." In this episode, I'm talking about transforming guilt. If I could get rid of one emotion, it would be feeling unnecessarily guilty about things I shouldn't feel guilty about. Like self-care, self-love, doing things that make me happy, taking time for my health and overall well-being. All things we should never feel guilty about. Let's transform guilt together by saying no when we need to say no and yes when we absolutely, jump out of bed, want to to say YES! Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
August 08, 2018
Episode 14: Make Love Contagious
In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge I am talking about making love contagious. When we change our inner world, everything in the outer world doesn't seem as bad. So don't wait for life to happen to you, make it happen for you by doing something every single to up your happiness game and unleash your inner contagiously positive.
August 06, 2018
Episode 13: Get Into Soul Alignment With Jessica Dolphin
I am so excited to share this episode with you! Jessica Dolphin is my personal coach and coaches people all around the world. She shares her personal journey of going from the lowest of lows to climbing to the highest levels. Giving up a successful career in Human Resources to follow her true passions. She is gives us golden nuggets on how to embrace your authentic self, empowering yourself, living your dreams, having courage to be the best version of yourself, running a business on your terms, saying YES! when you want to say yes and no when you need to say no and so much more. Get comfy, get a pen and paper, because you are going to want to take notes, and let Jessica take you into full soul alignment. Show Links: Website: http://www.psychicmediumjessica.com Jessica's Soul Alignment Podcast: https://anchor.fm/jessica-dolphin Facebook: Power of 3 Body, Mind & Spirit Connections Instagram: @jessica.dolphin.3
August 03, 2018
Episode 12: 4 Contagiously Positive Goal Setting Steps
In this episode, I'm discussing 4 things you can do to begin to unleash your inner contagiously positive goals and not let your desires, goals, and dreams become unlived distant memories. You don’t have to wait for life to happen to you, you can embrace it so that it happens for you. Show Links: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/contact www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
August 01, 2018
Episode 11: Up Your Happiness Game With The Energy You Put Out
“Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics." Albert Einstein Monday’s are a perfect time to push the reset button and focus on our happiness game. Especially if you are one who suffers from the Monday blues. Every Monday I will be giving you a new challenge to help you make upping your happiness game a daily ritual and truly embrace unleashing your inner contagiously positive. Creating & living a life you love doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by making the health and happiness of your mind, body, heart and soul a priority. And that means taking aligned action. So here is your Beat The Monday Blues challenge for today and for the entire week. In today's Beat The Monday Blues Happiness Challenge I am talking about challenging ourselves not to complain, and if we do, do it with the purpose to feel better, not worse.
July 30, 2018
Episode 10: Jolene Watson On Knowing Your Unique Type
In today's episode, I'm chatting with Jolene Watson. She is the owner and founder of Clarity Coaching & Development. Her superpower is knowing people's personality just by watching them, so it only makes sense that she became a Certified Myer's Briggs Practitioner. We are talking about so much today. She is going to share her own story, how she has manifested a fabulous career, relationship and life, why knowing your unique personality type is so important, not just for your business, but for your entire life, vision boarding, goal setting, taking aligned action and so much more! Most important, she is going to teach us ways to live a contagiously positive life and create and live a life that we love. Show Links: www.jolenewatson.com www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
July 25, 2018
Episode 9: Up Your Happiness Game With A Smile
Monday’s are a perfect time to push the reset button and focus on our happiness game. Especially if you are one who suffers from the Monday blues. Every Monday I will be giving you a new challenge to help you make upping your happiness game a daily ritual and truly embrace unleashing your inner contagiously positive. Creating & living a life you love doesn’t happen by accident. It happens by making the health and happiness of your mind, body, heart and soul a priority. And that means taking aligned action. So here is your Beat The Monday Blues challenge for today and for the entire week. Show Links: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/podcast www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
July 23, 2018
Episode 8: Happy & Healthy By Getting Your Body Moving
Today's episode is an upping your health & happiness game challenge. On average, we sit for 8 hours a day and that doesn’t include sleeping. That is a lot of sitting, a lot of inactivity and stiffness. It has been proven that exercise not only improves your mood, but also boosts your self-esteem. If you want to feel healthy, happy, sexy, energized, confident, or desirable, moving your body is an amazing way to enhance those feelings. Even if you are not at your ideal weight, you will immediately feel the benefits. No matter what you do, if you move more than you sit, you will make healthier food choices, you will sleep better, you will decrease your stress, boost your immunity, and you will literally be happier because exercise releases happy endorphins into your brain. Talk about self-love! Show Links: Get more tips & benefits over in the show notes: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/podcast www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving www.contaigouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
July 18, 2018
Episode 7: Keeping Your Motivation Alive
Today I am taking about something that happens to many of us, myself included, when we do something great and we begin take action on it, or showcase it to the world - we lose our motivation and the honeymoon phase starts to dwindle. Not only does time do this, but also blocker or obstacles that put our motivational fire out. Some of those blockers are: • Fear • Impatience & anxiety • Discomfort, especially with change • And limiting beliefs In this episode, I'm going to share with you a few ways you can reignite your motivational fire and bust through these obstacles. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove
July 12, 2018
Episode 6: The Importance of Celebrating Our Wins
In this episode, I'm talking about the importance of celebrating your wins and how I'm learning to embrace this principle. I am discussing how we rob ourselves of feeling successful, abundant, confidant and self-assured when we don't reinforce our successes, wins or achievements - small, medium, or big. Show Link Mentions: https://contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove/ https://contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving/
July 10, 2018
Episode 5: Find Your Tribe & Love Them Hard
In today's episode, I'm talking about how having a community, having a tribe can help you unleash your inner contagiously positive. Community and connection is a very important part of creating and living a life that we love. Who our tribe is, who is there to support us, lift us, bring us joy, help us through difficult times, or there to celebrate good times, can be something that lifts us up like nothing else can. That is why I want to help you create your ideal vision for the relationships in your life.
July 04, 2018
Episode 4: Having a Solution Based Mindset
"For every failure, there's an alternative solution action. You just have to find it. When you come to a roadblock, take a detour." -Mary Kay Ash- In today's episode, I'm talking about being in a solution based mindset. It takes the same amount of energy to focus on the problem than it does to focus on the solution. One just feels so much better. I'm also sharing a story on how I was dubbed Contagiously Positive. And giving you a new tool that will help you shift your attention away from the problem mode and step fully into solution-ville. Show Link Mentions: www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving www.contagiouslypositive.ca/books
June 27, 2018
Episode 3: Redefining Success On Your Own Terms
"Success and happiness is not finite, it is INFINITE!" What Does Success Mean To You? In today’s episode, I’m giving you an inside look at how I have redefined success on my terms to create and live a life that I love. By the end of this episode my wish is that you will be able to get clear on what success means for you in a way that it serves you fully and completely. Show Links: I talked about money a lot, so to enhance this further, you can check out my 3 part money series. 1. Positive Money Mindset: How To Be Positive Paying The Bills http://contagiouslypositive.ca/positivebillpaying/ 2. Positive Money Mindset: Creating Your Financial Vision http://contagiouslypositive.ca/financial-abundance-vision/ 3. Positive Money Mindset: Knowing Your Numbers and Setting Your Financial Goals http://contagiouslypositive.ca/setting-your-money-goals/ Creating & Living a Life You Love http://contagiouslypositive.ca/creatingalifeyoulove/ www.contagiouslypositive.ca/podcast for more.
June 20, 2018
Episode 2: Foods For Your Mood
In this episode I'm talking about anti-negativity foods that affect your mood. What you eat affects how you feel, think and act and what you feel, affects how you eat, think and act. Eating a whole-food diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and healthy fats won't just make you healthier, it will also make you happier. Show Links (Recipes Mentioned): 1. After a stressful, busy day, this recipe will help calm you with every tasty bite: http://contagiouslypositive.ca/hungry-girl-health-bowl-bbq-cauliflower-sesame-hemp-seed-dressing/ 2. When you need some anti-negativity comfort food with a healthy twist, this meal won't disappoint: http://contagiouslypositive.ca/butternutsquashpenne/ 3. When you need to feel more grounded and connected, choose earthy vegetables like the beets find in this delicious recipe: http://contagiouslypositive.ca/roastedbeetandchickpeasalad/ Learn more about the mind-body connection at www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving
June 18, 2018
Episode 1: Eating Your Way Towards Contagiously Positive Living
In this episode, I'm sharing with you some of the lessons I have learned and teach about nutrition and food. I'll be talking about essential nutrition that we all need no matter what diet we are on and how to add healthy protein, carbohydrates, fats and whole-food nutrition into your every day meal plans. Nourishing our bodies should be so simple, but in today’s world, it can be incredibly challenging when everything and everyone is trying to prove their way and disprove another, instead doing the responsible thing and teaching people how to cook, what their bodies need nutritionally (no matter what diet they want to follow) and how to listen to their bodies. My wish is that this podcast will be the first step towards un-complicating healthy eating. You can learn more about The Contagiously Positive Woman's Guide To Healthy Living at www.contagiouslypositive.ca/healthyliving xx Laurie-ann
June 08, 2018