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I used to be a Therapist

I used to be a Therapist

By Wendy Bruton, PhD
I am Dr Wendy Bruton… and I used to be a Therapist.
Thank you for joining me! Each episode I will be sharing life, stories, interviews and information that I know will add value to your life and the lives you touch.
Here are some things we will be talking about:
~Change ~Transition ~Emotional Health ~Relationships ~ and lot's more...
(Maybe even a little essential oils for fun!)

If you need a therapist, or just someone who used to be a therapist, my hope is that this is a place where you feel valued, valuable, and learn to move forward from what you used to be!

I am so Glad you’re here!
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Episode 48: "Courage & Trusting Yourself" -with guest Nicole McNelis, LPC
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Courage & Trusting Yourself Guest: Nicole McNelis Nicole McNelis is a therapist from PA who works exclusively with women and women’s issues and struggles. In our conversation we talk about what courage is, and what it is not. She gives practical things we all can do to help cultivate courage in our lives, and how we can learn to trust ourselves and our gut. This conversation with Nicole is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and help you find the Essentially Better life. Therapist Mom Collective on IG Connect with Nicole McNelis: http://nicolemcnelis.com Nicole’s Book Recommendation: Wild by Cheryl Strayed To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on essential oils.
37:57
June 9, 2021
Episode 47: "Sleep & Dreams" -with guest Dr. Julie Pelletier
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Sleep & Dreams Guest: Dr. Julie Pelletier Dr. Julie Pelletier is the lead coach for a group called Embody Hope and she has over a decade of experience as a clinical psychologist and is now in the coaching world. Julie talked with me about the importance of sleep and dreams! Dr. Pelletier has a thriving coaching practice (you can go check it all out at embodyhope.com). She is going to be running some coaching groups soon related to self-care and that will include more information on Sleep! This conversation with Dr. Pelletier is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and help you find the Essentially Better life. Connect with Dr. Julie Pelletier: www.embodyhope.com Here is the DBT Nightmare Protocol link! Julie’s Book Recommendation: Super Attractor: Methods for Manifesting a Life beyond Your Wildest Dreams by Gabrielle Bernstein  To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on essential oils.
51:24
June 6, 2021
Episode 46: "Trauma & Inner Child Work" -with guest Jana Glass, LPC
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Trauma & Inner Child Work Guest: Jana Glass, LPC Jana Glass is a licensed therapist in Georgia  who specializes in Trauma. She is certified in Brain Spotting… we will talk a little more about that… and she does focused work with people who are working to sustain sobriety, as well as work around perinatal mental health and trauma. The information and insight she shares in this conversation is going to be so helpful to so many people. This conversation with Jana is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and help you find the Essentially Better life. Connect with Jana Glass: supportivesolutionsga.com Jana’s Book Recommendation: In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness By Peter Levine, PhD To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on essential oils.
41:20
May 28, 2021
BONUS: Acceptance Oil Blend … Plus some words from Dr. Wendy
Bonus Episode: Acceptance Oil Blend This episode I talk about the oil blends Acceptance Essential Oil Blend from Young Living Essential Oils. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you on your wellness journey! Check out the Episodes on Radical Acceptance: Episode 45 with AmyHendeson, LCSW and Episode 44 with Sena Moran, LMHC, BCBA, CRC, CYT To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support our podcast: at PATREON  Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
05:58
May 24, 2021
Episode 45: "Radical Acceptance" -with guest Amy Henderson, LCSW
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Surrender & Releasing Negative Emotions Guest: Amy Henderson, LCSW My guest is Amy Henderson, a therapist from Salt Lake City Utah. She is an LCSW who specializes in working with adults and she is a big DBT fan (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) and is also certified in EMDR. She has so much insight she shares as we talk about Radical acceptance. This conversation with Amy is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and help you find the Essentially Better life. Connect with Amy Henderson: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/amy-henderson-salt-lake-city-ut/413920?fbclid=IwAR3M0OuxxSMn0avkqUaZnw9eTiQ-1q6eAZ0W03Eg-lCqzRybMoylwBtQ40s Sena’s Book Recommendation: We the Animals by Justin Torres To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on essential oils.
45:42
May 11, 2021
Episode 44: "Radical Acceptance" -with guest Sena Moran, LMHC, BCBA, CRC, CYT
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Radical Acceptance Guest: Sena Moran, LMHC, BCBA, CRC, CYT Sena is a licensed therapist in Florida and has an online practice as she moves between Florida and Chile (South America). She is an ACT therapist. ACT stands for Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, a counseling approach centered in mindfulness and radical acceptance that has a strong scientific basis. Sena also loves yoga and is a certified instructor. This conversation with Sena is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and help you find the Essentially Better life. Connect with Sena Moran: www.senamoran.com Sena’s Course: https://act-yourself.teachable.com/p/actyourself Sena’s Book Recommendation: The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom by Don Miguel Ruiz A Liberated Mind by Steven C Hayes, PhD To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on essential oils.
38:01
April 30, 2021
BONUS: Surrender & Release Oil Blends … Plus some words from Dr. Wendy
Bonus Episode: Surrender & Release Oil Blends This episode I talk about the oil blends Surrender & Release Oil Blends from Young Living Essential Oils. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you on your wellness journey! Check out the Episodes on Surrender & Releasing Negative Emotions: with Julia Aziz, LCSW and Francine Hernandez, LCSW To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support our podcast: at PATREON  Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
08:08
April 27, 2021
Episode 30: "Gratitude" ~ with guest Cary Hamilton, LMHC
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Gratitude Guest: Cary Hamilton is a LMHC, RPT-S, NCC, CMHS, CDWF Cary Hamilton is a licensed counselor and certified play therapist… she has lots and lots of letters behind her name! Cary lives in Washington with her family, and runs a counseling practice. She is passionate about improving the lives of children and families in her community. Cary is director of Antioch University Center for Play Therapy where she enjoys sharing her knowledge and compassion to those joining the world of play therapy. Cary is also a Certified Daring Way Facilitator of Dr. Brenè Browns research. She has presented on the power of play, sensory neurodiviersity, and compassionate connections between humans in national and international venues. Cary educates parents, graduate students, and professionals on a playful approach to life using the principles of play and the body-brain connection. Connect with Cary Hamilton IG: www.instagram.com/playfulwisdom website: www.playfulwisdom.net Cary’s Book Recommendation: The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook -- What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing by Bruce D Perry & Maria Szalavitz   To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
34:29
April 26, 2021
Episode 43: “Surrender & Releasing Negative Emotions” – with guest Julia Aziz, LCSW, Rev.
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Surrender & Releasing Negative Emotions Guest: Julia Aziz, LCSW, Rev. Juilia Aziz is a LCSW from Austin Texas and she is amazing. She is the author of  When You’re Having a Hard Time: The Little Book That Listens and Lessons of Labor: One Woman’s Self-Discovery Through Birth and Motherhood Julia is also an ordained interfaith minister and her private practice integrates psychotherapy, writing, meditation, movement, natural elements, and traditional healing practices. She is brilliant and wise and I so enjoyed getting to spend time with her. She has such practical insights and things you can do right now in your life to help with surrendering and releasing negative emotions that might be holding you back This conversation with Julia is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and help you find the Essentially Better life. Connect with Julia Aziz: https://juliaaziz.com/ Julia’s Book Recommendation: “How Can I Help? : Stories and Reflections on Service” by Ram Dass To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on essential oils.
36:35
April 18, 2021
Episode 42: “Surrender & Releasing Negative Emotions” – with guest Francine Hernandez, LCSW
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Surrender & Releasing Negative Emotions Guest: Francine Hernandez, LCSW Francine lives with her husband in New Mexico, she is an LCSW who has a private practice and is actually running a her own new group practice… Francine loves working with adolescents, and had such a great presence… her clients are so fortunate! Francine has wisdom to share with us about surrender and release… she was fun to chat with and she shares some practical things that can really help us in many aspects of our lives! This conversation with Francine is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and help you find the Essentially Better life. Connect with Francine Hernandez: Website: https://ensohealingtherapy.com/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/enso_healing_therapy/ Francine’s Book Recommendation: Tuesday’s with Morrie by Mitch Albom To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on essential oils.
31:15
April 8, 2021
BONUS: Common Sense & Clarity Oil Blends … Plus some words from Dr. Wendy
Bonus Episode: Common Sense & Clarity Oil Blends This episode I talk about the oil blends Common Sense & Clarity from Young Living Essential Oils. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you on your wellness journey! To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
08:43
April 8, 2021
Episode 41: “Common Sense” – with guest Carin Palmer, MA, LPC
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Common Sense Guest: Carin Palmer, MA, LPC Carin Palmer lives in Corsicana Texas with her husband. She gave up her job as a therapist in Colorado, and moved to Texas to open a Shave Ice business. Carin and I have a conversation about common sense and how trauma and other life experiences can impact our ability to think clearly. This conversation with Kim is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and help you find the Essentially Better life. Connect with Carin Palmer: Email: rockymtsnow@gmail.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rockymtsnow IG: @rockymtsnow Carin’s Book Recommendation: “The Same Kind of Different as Me” by Thomas Nelson  To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on essential oils.
46:49
March 30, 2021
BONUS: Magnify Your Purpose Oil Blend.. Plus some words from Dr. Wendy
Bonus Episode: Magnify Your Purpose This episode I talk about the oil blend Magnify Your Purpose from Young Living Essential Oils. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you clarify your purpose!  To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
06:42
March 24, 2021
Episode 40: “Finding Your Purpose” – with guest Kim McGuiness, M.Ed., LPC, NCC
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Finding Purpose Guest: Kim McGuiness M.Ed., LPC, NCC Kim is a Therapist and Coach based in Missouri. She lives with her Husband and two young adult sons. Kim and her husband own a holistic counseling and wellness center called “Get Centered Counseling”. In this interview she talks about a process that she takes her clients through to help them find purpose and vision. After this interview she made it into a “Find Your Purpose” Worksheet and has made it available to all my listeners This conversation with Kim is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and help you find the Essentially Better life. Connect with Kim McGuiness: Website:  www.getcenteredcounselingstl.com Click here for the Find your purpose worksheet Kim’s Book Recommendation: Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl  "The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for living" by Dalai Lama  To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on essential oils.
49:06
March 14, 2021
BONUS: Envision Oil Blend … Plus some words from Dr. Wendy
Bonus Episode: Envision Oil Blend This episode I talk about the oil blend Envision from Young Living Essential Oils. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you cultivate positive relationships. To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
07:24
March 5, 2021
Episode 39: “Creating Vision & Goals” – with guest Liz Siegel Gray, LCSW, RPT
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: VISION & GOALS Guest: Liz Siegel Gray, LCSW, RPT Liz is a Chicago-based Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and Registered Play Therapist (RPT).  She provides therapy to highly sensitive adults and teens experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship concerns, and trauma. Liz is also the proud founder of “Organize and Thrive” where she supports therapists, helpers, and healers around the world who are overwhelmed by internal and external stressors. She loves guiding clients  and helping them through the process of organizing their physical, mental, and electronic spaces. Liz lives with her husband, Dave, and their adorable mini golden-doodle, Bailey, in Chicago, IL.  She loves to craft, bake, and color code her spreadsheets! This conversation with Liz is filled with great insights, and practical things you can do to help move yourself toward the very best you can be, and not settle for just good enough. Connect with Liz Siegel Gray 1) Blog post with goal-setting tool: http://organize-and-thrive.com/2020/07/03/setting-goals/ 2) My website: http://organize-and-thrive.com/ 3) Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/organizeandthrive1 4) Goal-Setting Archetype Quiz: https://quiz.tryinteract.com/#/5f8a5730f2bb010014d29ace Liz’s Book Recommendation: “PostSecrets: Extraordinary Confessions from Ordinary Lives”  By  Frank Warren  To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
44:40
March 5, 2021
BONUS: Harmony & Humility Oil Blends … Plus some words from Dr. Wendy
Bonus Episode: Harmony & Humility This episode I talk about the oil blends Harmony & Humility from Young Living Essential Oils. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you cultivate positive relationships. To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
08:51
March 3, 2021
Episode 38: “Creating Vision & Goals” – with guest Susan Davis, MA. LPC intern
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: VISION & GOALS Guest: Susan Davis, MA, LPCintern Susan Davis is a therapist from Dallas, Oregon. She has done individual therapy, which includes working for agencies, maintaining a private practice, and having her own horses to do equine therapy. Now Susan is moving into the Life and Personal Coaching world, helping others cast vision and create goals. I love all she is doing. She is creative, fun, and has wisdom to share that I know will add value to your day. Connect with Susan Davis Email: mapletreestables@gmail.com FaceBook: Susan Davis https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=583439326 Susan’s Book Recommendation: “High Performance Habits” by Brendon Burchard To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
38:15
February 13, 2021
Episode 37: “Relationships: Harmony & Humility” – with guest Laura Silverstein, LCSW
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: RELATIONSHIPS: HARMONY & HUMILITY Guest: Laura Silverstein, LCSW Laura Silverstein, is a licensed clinical social worker who has built a practice helping people find more happiness and clarity in their lives. She has devoted her entire career to teaching people how to communicate in a more honest and productive way to help them strengthen their relationships… even while repairing old wounds. As clinical director of a small private practice she oversees 1,000 hours of couples therapy a year, so she truly knows what works and what doesn't. Laura is certified in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy and works with Drs. John and Julie Gottman on their research team…. For those of you who don’t know who John and Julie Gottman are, this is a very big deal!! She is passionate about sharing what she knows about relationship health and happiness. And in our conversation she shares such great insights on relationships, humility, and harmony. I know this is going to add value to your day… let’s listen in. Connect with Laura Silverstein Website: www.mainlinecounselingpartners.com Link to Communication Skills Training Course: https://laura-s-school-082b.thinkific.com/courses/communication-skills-training-let-s-talk Link to Online Skill Building Workshop for Couples: https://laura-s-school-082b.thinkific.com/courses/the-happy-couple-an-online-retreat Laura’s Book Recommendation: “Peace is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
45:55
January 28, 2021
BONUS: Oils For Joy (Joy Essential Oil Blend)... Plus some words from Dr. Wendy
Bonus Episode: Oils for Joy This episode I talk about the oil blend Joy from Young Living Essential Oils. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you cultivate hope. To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
13:42
January 25, 2021
Episode 36: “Joy” – with guest Dr. Cristie Ritz King, LPC, RYT
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: JOY Guest: Dr. Cristie Ritz Kin, LPC, RYT Dr. Cristie Ritz King is a trauma therapist and parenting coach as well as a mindfulness teacher and retreat coordinator.  In every role, Cristie believes every person who comes into her office has the power and intuition to heal themselves and move into their own light. Her job is merely to patiently help guide people toward the greatness they already possess. You can visit www.drcrk.com for more information about her coaching practice, follow her on Instagram at @critzking or find her podcast, "Conversations with Cristie," wherever you listen to podcasts. In this conversation Cristie shares wisdom and practical insights that I know will add value to your day. Connect with Dr. Cristie Ritz King For information about therapy click here  For information about parent coaching click here Find “Conversations with Cristie” Podcast.  anywhere you listen to your podcasts!! Cristie’s Book Recommendation: "My Grandmother's Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies"  by Resmaa Menakem To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
36:55
January 24, 2021
Episode 35: “Joy” – with guest Tom Glaser, MS, LP
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: JOY Guest: Tom Glaser, MS, LP Tom Glaser is from Minneapolis Minnesota and has been a psychologist and life coach for over 30 years. He is the author of the Amazon.com bestseller “Full Heart Living: Conversations with the Happiest People I Know”. He is now working on a second book and video project on Resilience following Trauma. Tom has a passion for helping people live their best lives. I am excited to share our conversation with you. Tom Glaser shares wisdom and practical insights that I know will add value to your day. Connect with Tom Glaser, MS, LP For information about coaching or therapy click here  Tom’s Book Recommendation: “The Magic Power of Self Image Psychology” by Maxwell Maltz MD  To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching
49:51
January 14, 2021
BONUS: Oils For Peace (Peace & Calming Essential Oil Blend)... Plus some words from Dr. Wendy
Bonus Episode: Oils for Peace This episode I talk about the oil blend Peace & Calming from Young Living Essential Oils. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you cultivate hope. To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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January 7, 2021
Episode 34: "Peace" ~ with guest Karen Carloni, LCPC
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: PEACE Guest: Karen Carloni, LCPC Karen Carloni serves as the Executive Director of Southern Maryland Community Network, a behavioral health non-profit. She also has a therapy practice with www.Synergyetherapy.comwhere she works with folks struggling with anxiety, mood and relational issues. Karen really believes in a holistic and person centered therapeutic process… she loves to emphasize people’s strengths. Recently, Karen wrote an article on Burnout for www.choosingtherapy.com. Karen shares so much wisdom and practical insights … I know this is going to add value to your day. Connect with Karen Carloni, LCPC For information about therapy click here  Karen’s Book Recommendation: “The Road Less Traveled” by Dr. M. Scott Peck To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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December 29, 2020
Episode 33: "Peace" ~ with guest Stacey Shapiro, MSW
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: PEACE Guest: Stacey Shapiro, MSW Stacey Shapiro is a therapist from Doylestown, Pennsylvania. For over 20 years, Stacey has been on a mission to assist families in finding peace. Trained as a Clinical Social Worker, Registered Play Therapist and Wellness Coach, she has a unique perspective providing families with what they need to make meaningful changes. She specializes in helping kiddos, teens and adults overcome the impact of anxiety and trauma. Stacey’s down to earth style and collaborative & intuitive nature makes it easy for her clients to find success. She comes to you with a wealth of information and some fun new things you will be interested in hearing about. Connect with Stacey Shapiro Coaching:  www.awarenesscoaching llc.com Counseling: www.staceybshapiro.com Stacey’s Book Recommendation: “The Heart of Leadership for Women: Cultivating a Sacred Space” by Lisa M Miller To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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December 17, 2020
BONUS: Oils For Hope (Hope Essential Oil Blend)... Plus some words from Dr. Wendy
Bonus Episode: Oils for Hope This episode I talk about the oil blend Hope from Young Living Essential Oils.  We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you cultivate hope. To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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December 14, 2020
Episode 32: "Hope" ~ with guest Melissa Russiano, LCSW
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: HOPE Guest: Melissa Russiano, LCSW Melissa is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, currently living in Erie Pennsylvania. She runs a private practice with a specialty working with helping professionals. Melissa practices solely in a virtual setting in the states of California, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.  In addition, Melissa is an active Certified Daring Way Facilitator based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. On top of all of that, Melissa is also a professor and gets to teach future social workers in a graduate program through Simmons University online. Check out her website at www.melissarussiano.com to subscribe to her weekly blog, learn all about the launch of her “Therapy for Therapists” program, discover where she is doing a Daring Way seminar next (virtual options available), and what she describes as her ‘special sauce’ for therapy with helping professionals is all about. Connect with Melissa Russiano website: www.melissarussiano.com Melissa’s Book Recommendation: Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia by Elizabeth Gillbert To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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December 14, 2020
Episode 31: "Hope" ~ with guest Kimberly Preske, MSW, LSW
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Hope Guest: Kimberly Preske, MSW, LSW Kimberly Preske is a licensed social worker from Hanover, Pennsylvania. She has a part time counseling practice, and also teaches and speaks about school shooting recovery by combining her personal experience as an adult school shooting survivor and her professional training. Following the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident, Kimberly was appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Senate Joint Commission Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Violence. Kimberly has a great story and shares with us some practical insights on cultivating and maintaining hope even when life seems to be getting in the way. Connect with Kimberly Preske LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kimberly-preske-lsw-67203342 Kimberly's Book Recommendation: Girl Wash Your Face By Rachel Hollis Man's Search for Meaning By Victor Frankl To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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December 11, 2020
BONUS: Oils For Gratitude (Gratitude Essential Oil Blends)
Bonus Episode: Oils for Gratitude This episode I talk about the oil blend Gratitude. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you cultivate gratitude. To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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December 4, 2020
Episode 29: "Gratitude" ~ with guest Dr. Menije Boduryan-Turner
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Gratitude Guest: Dr. Menije Boduryan-Turner. Dr. Menije lives with her family in California is a licensed psychologist. Dr. Menije uses a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model that looks at how our thoughts affect our emotions, which in turn affect our behaviors. This is one of the reasons she is such a great person to talk about gratitude. When we start changing our thoughts from negative thinking, to thankfulness and gratitude, it can change our lives. You will love the practical and insightful information shared in this conversation. Connect with Dr. Menije IG: www.instagram.com/dr.menije website: www.embracingyoutherapy.com Dr. Menije Book Recommendation: “The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are” by Brene Brown To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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November 25, 2020
BONUS: Oils For Forgiveness (Forgiveness Essential Oil Blends)
Bonus Episode: Oils for Forgiveness This episode I talk about the oil blend Forgiveness. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you move toward forgiveness. To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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November 22, 2020
Episode 28: "Forgiveness" ~ with guest Babita Spinelli, LP
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Forgiveness Guest: Babita Spinelli is the CEO of The Babita Spinelli Group and “Opening the Doors Psychotherapy”. She provides an empowering space for clients to explore what holds them back while challenging them to make positive and healthy changes to transform their lives. She has spent her life helping others, first as a lawyer, and now as a Certified Coach, Psychotherapist and Mental Health Consultant. She knows first-hand what it’s like to struggle and to thrive. Babita was the 2019 recipient of New York Psychotherapist Award and was named New Jersey’s top ten leading women entrepreneurs in 2020. Her therapy and coaching services are virtual and provided globally. Babita gives practical tips to help you move toward practicing forgiveness. Connect with Babita: https://openingthedoorspsychotherapy.com/ IG @babitaspinellitherapy Babita Book Recommendation: “Power of Now” by Eckhart Tolle To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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November 17, 2020
Episode 27: "Mindfulness & Grounding"~ with guest Dr. Ellis Edmunds
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Mindfulness & Grounding Guest: Dr. Ellis Edmunds is from Oakland, CA. He has made a career out of teaching both kiddos and adults about the importance of mindfulness. He is the creator of The Mindful Bus and Drop the Rope, which are two amazing mindfulness-based games, and he also facilitates groups and workshops teaching mindfulness to adults in his community. Since starting his private practice in 2015 he has had the honor of supporting hundreds of people in the Bay Area live with more peace, purpose, and presence. We have a great conversation about mindfulness and grounding and Dr. Edmunds gives some very helpful tips on how to grow your mindfulness practice. Connect with Dr. Edmunds: Website:  https://drellisedmunds.com/ 6 week online mindfulness group:  https://drellisedmunds.com/mindfulness-stress-anxiety-group/ - self-guided email course: https://drellisedmunds.com/everyday-mindfulness-for-stress-and-anxiety-6-week-online-course/ Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/drellisedmunds https://twitter.com/drellisedmunds https://www.instagram.com/dr.ellisedmunds/ Clouds meditation: https://soundcloud.com/ellis-edmunds-697984570/clouds-meditation Free Email Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/cBErcP Ellis’ Book Recommendation: The Power of Now by: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment By Eckhart Tolle To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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November 13, 2020
BONUS: Oils For Mindfulness & Grounding (Present Time & Grounding Essential Oil Blends)
Bonus Episode: Oils for Mindfulness & Grounding. I talk about two different oil blends… Present Time and Grounding. We discuss what oils are in these blends and how they can be used to help you create and grow a mindfulness practice. To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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November 11, 2020
Episode 26: "Mindfulness & Grounding" ~with guest Lauren Simicich, LCSW
Part of  “The Essentially Better Life” Series: Topic: Mindfulness & Grounding Guest: Lauren Simicich is a Licensed Clinical Social worker who lives with her family in NJ, and she is the founder of Therapy Influencer. She has created a growing Instagram platform that was specifically designed to "influence" emotional + spiritual Wellness. Lauren currently sees private practice clients in NJ. Lauren offers spirituality and self-discovery coaching to anyone in the world. We have a fun conversation about mindfulness and grounding and she gives practical tips on how to grow your mindfulness practice. Connect with Lauren: IG @thetherapyinfluencer Lauren’s Book Recommendation: “Peace is Every Step” by Thich Nhat Hanh To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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November 11, 2020
INTRODUCTION TO SEASON 3: Connecting it all! Essential Oils & Emotional Wellness
This is the Introduction Episode to “The Essentially Better Life” series. I talk about integrating my passion for teaching about emotional wellness with my love for essential oils. I also give a quick overview on how essential oils work in our bodies and brains, and how to use them. For more information about how essential oils work check out Dr. Doug Corrigan’s book “How do Essential Oils Work?: Keeping it Simple”. To get started with essential oils and join my Essentially Better Oil Tribe  click here or go to my website. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings”
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November 11, 2020
Episode 25: MY STORY OF TRANSFORMATION! Dr. Wendy Bruton & Dr. Nick Sotelo (Part of the Transformation Project Series)
This is the final episode in “The Transformation Project” series. I am joined by Dr. Nick Sotelo from The Upgraded Life Podcast who helps me share my own journey of transformation. I talk in-depth about the event that led to my leaving the counseling profession, and how working with women who have experienced Professional Trauma has now become a calling. Dr. Sotelo walks me through my story and adds a fun, engaging, and calming presence. ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
01:11:26
November 1, 2020
Episode 24: Interview with Shannon & David Carroll (Part of the Transformation Project Series)
This Conversation with Shannon and David Carroll is part of “The Transformation Project Series. They share a fascinating story about their experience with Amnesia. Shannon and David live in Indiana with their Three boys, David is a pastor at a local church, Shannon runs a very successful wellness business, and they are the co-authors of the book “One Thing Remains” Contact  David and Shannon: Instagram: @davidandshannoncarroll YouTube: youtube.com/c/davidandshannoncarroll Their Book: “One Thing Remains”  Book Suggestions: "Switch On Your Brain"~ Carolyn Leaf "Streams in the Desert" ~~~~~ Support this podcast:  JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
01:05:59
October 21, 2020
Episode 23: Interview with Lisa Latimer (Part of the Transformation Project Series)
This conversation with Lisa Latimer is part of “The Transformation Project Series. Lisa is a Self-Awareness coach. She is passionate about working with women who refuse to settle for life the way it is. She helps her clients overcome distractions, define what fulfillment looks like, and helps them fearlessly create a new life! Lisa is the author of the book  “Who the F are you?” It is a powerful book that is practical and a great read for everyone. Lisa has a story of transformation that you will not want to miss. Contact Lisa: lisalatimer.com Lisa’s Book Suggestion: “Who the Fu*k Are You?” ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
01:07:26
October 13, 2020
BONUS Episode: Body Scan
In this bonus episode I lead you through a mindful body scan. It was taken from this website and heavily modified. I hope this adds value to your day. Be Well, Wendy ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. MUSIC CREDITS: Fesliyan Studios music 
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September 28, 2020
Episode 22: Interview with Becca Rich (Part of the Transformation Project Series)
This Conversation with Becca Rich is the 11th episode in “The Transformation Project Series.” Becca is a Wholistic Time Management Coach, Reiki healer, and yoga instructor!  and she is married to her sweet husband Brandon. She is also a trained Petroleum Engineer! In the interview Becca talks about living in New Orleans and working as a Petroleum Engineer for the Department of interior. Since the time of the interview, however, the both she and her husband have quit their 9-5 jobs and moved “off the grid” to a little place  in Idaho. She is building her business now and loves working with her one on one clients!! I talked to her this week and she is loving it! Another thing that has taken her time lately is studying and researching ways to be more involved with social justice. She wants to know where her time and money would be best used to serve the disenfranchised folks all around us and all over the world. I know you will love hearing her story. She has so much wisdom to share… don’t miss it. Contact Becca: Facebook: Becca Rich Wellness  Website: http://beccarichwellness.com/ Becca’s Book Suggestion: “Untamed” ~ by Glennon Doyle ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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September 13, 2020
Episode 21: Interview with Ann Seagraves (Part of The Transformation Project Series)
This Conversation with Ann Seagraves is the 10th episode in “The Transformation Project Series. Ann Seagraves is a Mind-body Mentor and Coach. Ann has first-hand experience with over 30 years of her own chronic pain, both physical and emotional… she has an amazing story of transformation. Her background is in healthcare and education. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Over the last few years, she has invested heavily in her own training and self-development Her mission is to support women who are suffering and help them move past suffering to reach their full potential. If you have ever experienced chronic pain, or know someone who has, this is something you will want to listen to over and over again. There are some powerful truths in this episode. Contact Ann: Website: surrenderedspirit.com Suzanne’s Book Suggestion: The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection By Michael Singer ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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August 19, 2020
Episode 20: Interview with Suzanne Carpenter (Part of "The Transformation Project" series)
This Conversation with Suzanne Carpenter is the 9th episode in “The Transformation Project Series”.  Suzanne is a health and nutrition coach and she has an amazing story. Suz lives with her husband Dave in Michigan. They have 4 kids, all teens and grownups!  She is the owner of “Carpenter One 80” , a health and nutrition coaching business. Suzanne has an amazing story to tell about how she found herself needing to recover from her own eating disorder. You will want to hear this story along with all of the other episodes in The Transformation Project Series. Glad you are here. Contact Suzanne: Website: https://carpenterone80.com/ Suzanne’s Book Suggestions: Failing Forward By John Maxwell Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill High Performance Habits By Brendon Burchard ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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August 4, 2020
Episode 19: Interview with Lynette Sorrentino (Part of “The Transformation Project Series”)
This episode with Lynette Sorrentino is part of “The Transformation Project Series”. Lynette is a business coach, mom, and grandma from Nebraska.  Her story of leaving her kids and moving away from her ex-husband is touching, and heart wrenching. But the transformation and healing that has happened because of her ability to make a hard decision is extraordinary. You will want to hear this story along with all of the other episodes in The Transformation Project Series. Glad you are here. Contact Lynette: Email: lynette@advanceyou.us Facebook: Advance You https://www.facebook.com/Advance-You-112713827085814/ Lynette’s Book Suggestion: “Dealing with the Dad of your Past” by Maureen Rank “How to stop worrying and start living” by Dale Carnegie ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
01:07:38
July 22, 2020
Episode 18 with Rev. Andy Johnson: Goal Setting~ A New Way of Thinking (BONUS)
Guest Rev. Andy Johnson: Goal Setting~ A New Way of Thinking Pastor Andy Johnson lives with his wife and two teenage kiddos in Independence Oregon. He is a bi-vocational pastor. He is a teacher at a small, rural charter school, as well as pastors a growing church plant in a small town. Andy is a person you will want to hear more from! Pastor Andy’s talks with me about SETTING GOALS… AND It’s a different way to think about it all together! If you are a person of faith or not, this is AMAZING information that could really change the way you move forward in your life! You will not want to miss all he has to say! Andy’s Book Suggestion: Chazown ~ By Craig Croeschel Connect with The Grove Community Church. thegrovecommunity.church Andy’s email: thegroveim@gmail.com ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
01:01:49
July 6, 2020
Episode 17: Interview with Aimee Dickenson (Part of “The Transformation Project Series”)
This episode with Aimee Dickens is part of “The Transformation Project Series”. Aimee is a blogger, and a course creator. She and her three children live in in the Apalachan Mountains in Virginia with lots of animals including their horses. She is the author of the blog “No Part Missing” and has recently launched a really ingenious course called “Forged in Fire” She has quite a story of love, betrayal, and moving forward through the hurt to lots of happiness. You will want to hear this story along with all of the other episodes in The Transformation Project Series. Glad you are here. Aimee’s Book Suggestion:  It's Not Supposed to Be This Way: Finding Unexpected Strength When Disappointments Leave You Shattered The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom Aimee’s Blog: https://nopartmissing.com/ ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
47:53
June 30, 2020
Episode 16: Interview with Laura Copley (Part of “The Transformation Project Series”)
This episode with Dr. Laura Copley is part of “The Transformation Project Series”. Laura lives with her partner and daughter in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is a Licensed Counselor and a certified Trauma Specialist. Dr. Copley has a PhD in Counseling Education and Supervision and runs private practice along with her new online business called The Life Pathway! Laura and I talked about experiences in her life that shattered her world, and how going through these traumatic events allowed her to grow into the person she was created to be. This is a story you won’t want to miss. Laura’s Book Suggestion: The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Laura’s website: https://www.lauracopley.com/ ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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June 23, 2020
Episode 15: Interview with Melissa Corkum (Part of “The Transformation Project Series”)
This episode with Melissa Corkum is part of “The Transformation Project Series”. Melissa is a certified life coach, and parenting coach… and she has so much experience under her belt. Melissa and her husband live in Maryland, and their story is a story that needs to be told. Melissa is a Transracial adoptee and an adoptive parent to 4 children from different cultures. In our conversation, Melissa talks vulnerably about some of the challenging experiences she has had as a transracial and intercultural adoptive parent. She shares wisdom for all of us… whether we are parenting right now or not. She shares truths and insights that will add value to your life. This is a story you won’t want to miss. Melissa’s Book Suggestion: “The Road Back To You” by Ian Morgan Cron Melissa’s Podcast: The Adoption Connection Melissa’s website: www.thecorkboardonline.comand  her free gift to us… www.thecorkboardonline.com/essentiallybetterlife ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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June 11, 2020
Episode 14: Interview with Mala Kennedy (Part of “The Transformation Project Series”)
This episode is part of “The Transformation Project Series”. This is an important conversation I got to have with Mala Kennedy. Mala lives in Western Australia with her partner and their two sweet kiddos. Mala is a podcast host and a ontological coach and has an amazing story to tell.  Our conversation focused around her experience with an autoimmune condition called Vitiligo (a condition in which her skin is depigmented in certain parts). We talk in the interview about her experience with abandonment and not feeling like she would ever be enough. We explore her stories and experience of racism, prejudice and marginalization… and her journey to healing herself. Mala’s Book Suggestion: Spirit Junkie by Gabby Bernstein Mala’s Podcast: Elevate Your Life Mala’s Website: malakennedy.com IG: @malaloves ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
57:31
June 5, 2020
Episode 13: Interview with Sarah Rose (Part of "The Transformation Project Series")
This episode is part of “The Transformation Project Series”. In this episode you get to hear a conversation I had with a new friend of mine,  Sarah Rose. Sarah lives in South Carolina with her husband Neil, their 8 year old daughter and fur baby Gatsby. Sarah is The Launch Your Online Business Specialist, and empowers women to overcome fear and gain confidence to turn their passions into profit by creating their dream online business. Sarah and my conversation focused around how two major crisis events impacted the trajectory of her life and moved her to a place of healing and growth. Sarah’s Book Recommendation: Everything is Figureoutable by Marie Forleo Sarah’s  Website:   https://sarahroseglobal.com ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
46:41
May 30, 2020
Episode 12: Interview with Tiffany Johnson (Part of "The Transformation Project Series")
This episode is part of “The Transformation Project Series”. I talk with Tiffany Johnson, the author of the book called “Brave Enough Now”… This is a MUST READ!! She is a speaker, podcast host, and an amazing woman. Tiffany lives in Australia with her husband, two kiddos, and two dogs. Tiffany is a survivor of a canyoning disaster that happened in Switzerland. This is the part of the story we get to hear in this interview. She talks about her life that led up to that experience, and what happened during and after that completely transformed her journey. Tiffany’s Book Recommendation: “Wild: From lost to found on the Pacific Crest Trail” by Cheryl Strayed  Tiffany’s Book “Brave Enough Now”  Tiffany’s  Website: http://tiffanyjohnson.com.au/biography/ ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.comfor all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
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May 22, 2020
Episode 11: Interview with Rhonda Sher. (Part of "The Transformation Project Series")
This is the first episode in “The Transformation Project” Series. This is an interview I did with Ronda Sher. Rhonda is an author, public speaker, coach, and she is known as the LinkedIn Diva! She is a mom to two grown daughters, and married to the same man two times… this is the story we talk about in this episode.  Rhonda shares about her experience of getting divorced and then remarried to her ex-husband after 6 years. Her journey taught her so many valuable lessons that has made her even more effective in her personal and professional life. I feel so blessed that I had a chance to hear Rhonda’s story and I know you will want to hear all she has to say. Rhonda’s  Book Recommendation:  "The Go Giver" by Bob Burg. ... and Organize Tomorrow Today: 8 Ways to Retrain Your Mind to Optimize Performance at Work and in Life by Dr. Jason Selk Rhonda’s  Website: https://www.rhondasher.com/ Rhonda’s Blog: http://linkedindiva.blogspot.com/ ~~~~~ Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils.
44:59
May 19, 2020
Episode 10: A Conversation with Lisa Hall, LPC: "Quarantining"
This is a conversation I wanted to share with one of my best friends in the world, Lisa Hall.  Lisa is a Licensed Counselor here in Oregon. She has an active private practice and works with a variety of clients dealing with trauma.  In our time together, Lisa and I talk about the impact the Quarantine is having  on our mental health, relationships, and culture.  We talk about the impact of worldwide trauma, And we share some practical tips  that I hope will be valuable to you.  I know you will love Lisa's insights and wisdom.  ~~~~~ Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or  JOIN MY PATREON MEMBERSHIP:  Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends *Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://audionautix.com/index.html.
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April 18, 2020
Episode 9: Interview with Dr. Nick Sotelo: The Upgraded Life: Counseling vs. Coaching, and identifying barriers keeping you from reaching your goals
I got the chance to interview Dr. Nick Sotelo.  Dr. Sotelo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He has worked for the Oregon Youth Authority for over 20 years, and has maintained a private practice as a therapist and clinical supervisor for much of that time as well. About a year and a half ago Nick changed his direction and has developed a practice as a life coach. He is the creator of “The Upgraded Life”… a coaching business that also has a podcast that I know you will all want to check out.  In our interview we talk about Nick’s move from counseling to coaching. But this episode is defiantly not just for counselors… it is for Everyone who wants to know how to take skills they have and change directions to create a new life… an Upgraded life. We talk about identifying barriers in life that are keeping you from reaching your goals, about mind set, and we talk about the difference between counseling and coaching. I am thankful that nick and I had a chance to chat, you will want to hear all he has to say.  Dr. Sotelo's  Book Recommendation:  Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great by Joshua Medcalf Dr. Sotelo's  Website: www.nicksotelo.com  Dr. Sotelo's Podcast: The Upgraded Life ~~~~~ Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or going to our website… www.essentiallybetterlife.com. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends *Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://audionautix.com/index.html.
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April 9, 2020
Episode 8: Interview with Dr. Colleen Mullen: Coaching Through Chaos: Doing the Next Right Thing.
On this episode we get to hear an interview I did with Dr. Colleen Mullen, a  licensed marriage and family therapist who lives in San Diego, CA. . She runs a private practice, and is the host of a great podcast called "Coaching Through Chaos".  Dr. Mullen is also the author of a book on leadership for women called, “Stop Bitching, Just Lead… The 60 Day Plan for Embracing Your Inner Leader” Colleen has had a lifetime filled with unexpected changes and transitions and has come through them with insight and strength. We talk in this interview about the significant life change that happened when her mother died suddenly and she took her sister in to live with her. I am excited for you to get to hear the story. Dr. Mullen's  Book Recommendation:  Chaos: Making a New Science by James Gleick Dr. Mullen's Website: https://coachingthroughchaos.com/ Dr. Mullen's Book: "Stop Bitching, Just Lead!: The 60-Day Plan for Embracing Your Inner Leader" ~~~~~ Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or going to our website… www.essentiallybetterlife.com. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends *Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://audionautix.com/index.html.
57:49
April 2, 2020
Episode 7: Interview with Dr. Benjamin Perkus: The Aroma Freedom Technique: Letting go of what is holding you back.
Season 1: Episode 7: I am joined by Dr. Benjamin Perkus, the creator of a therapeutic process called “The Aroma Freedom Technique”. Dr. Benjamin Perkus is a licensed psychologist who had a private practice for 20 year. Several years ago he decided to combined his love of essential oils with the principles of energy psychology, and he created a new process called The Aroma Freedom Technique. This process was shown to be so effective that he left his practice and created an online certification program that has trained over 800 practitioners in 49 states and 23 countries.  He has been an advocate for using Essential Oils, specifically Young Living Essential Oils, for emotional regulation since 2001. Whether you are a big fan or essential oils, or you have never used them before at all... you will want to hear this interview!  Dr. Perkus' Book Recommendation:  The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself  by Michael Singer Dr. Perkus' Website: https://www.aromafreedom.com Dr. Perkus' Book: The Aroma Freedom Technique: Using Essential Oils to Transform Your Emotions and Realize Your Heart's Desire Click here If you are interested in the  ~ Aroma Freedom Certification & Coach Training  ~ Six Weeks to Self Love ~ Aroma Freedom Starter Bundle ~~~~~ Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or going to our website… www.essentiallybetterlife.com. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends Solo Acoustic Guitar by Jason Shaw is licensed under a Attribution 3.0 United States License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at http://audionautix.com/index.html. 
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March 26, 2020
Episode 6: Interview with Amy Nielsen (Author & Host of "Big Abilities" Podcast): It takes a Village... and it starts with you!
Season 1: Episode 6: Amy Nielsen joins me for a great conversation.  Amy is the author of "It takes a Village: Get Your Hands Dirty and Build Yours from the Ground Up!". She is also the owner of the “Big Abilities” blog and podcast. In addition to writing her own blog, she writes for Playground Magazine, The Mighty, and National Autism Resources. She and her family are located in Orlando Florida. In this conversation we chat about the changes in her life that happened when she and her husband had a son in their mid 40's. Early on he was diagnosed with Autism and ADHD. She has learned to be vulnerable, and go through a healing journey by helping others see the "Big Abilities" in kiddos just like her sweet boy, Barclay. We talk about the importance of self care, redeeming your story, and building a village to walk with through life.  Amy's Website and Blog: https://bigabilities.com/ Amy's Podcast: Big Abilities Podcast Amy's Book Recommendation: Move Your Assets: From the Chair, Not the Bank! Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social:  Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or going to our website… www.essentiallybetterlife.com. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends
55:13
March 19, 2020
Episode 5: Interview with Shannon Cowling: Personal Development is a thing!
In this episode I to talk with Shannon Cowling, of U&I By Design about the decision to go for her dreams after a decade of dreaming. Shannon is starting a new career direction after years in Higher Ed, she is becoming a Transformation Coach and Consultant. Shannon shares about her journey  through trauma and how a personal development plan was vital to her change. Shannon's Book Recommendation: Simple Abundance Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or going to our website… www.essentiallybetterlife.com. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends,Guest Shannon Cowling
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March 12, 2020
Episode 4: Interview with Keith & Michele Ritter: Life is a Surprise, Don't Let Fear Get in Your Way
In this episode I to talk with Keith & Michele Ritter about their transition from Pastor of a growing church to military life. We get to talk about the surprises in life, how we have opportunity to choose faith over fear, and how live is so much bigger than we ever could imagine.  So much wisdom in this episode, from some of my favorite people in the world.  Keith's Book Recommendation: "Quo Vadis: A Narrative of the Time of Nero" and "No Compromise: The Life Story of Keith Green" Michele's Book Recommendation: The Bible: The books of Exodus & John  Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or going to our website… www.essentiallybetterlife.com. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends,
56:27
March 5, 2020
Episode 3: Interview with Jill Price: Adoption & Change
Jill Price lives in Cedar Park, TX with her husband and 8 year old son Sam. In our interview Jill talks about their unexpected decision to adopt a baby when her other four children were almost all out of the house. We talk about joy and sadness. Jill tells a story of how their families decision to do foster care and adopt has changed the lives of another family forever.  Jill's book Recommendation: "The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands" By Dr. Laura Schlessinger  Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or going to our website… www.essentiallybetterlife.com. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends,
37:48
February 29, 2020
Episode 2: Interview with Robyn Travis: Moving Forward
Robyn Travis is a therapist and business owner. She is in the middle of a big transition in her professional life. In our interview she talks about the decision she made to close her clinic and move to a small private practice. We also talk about some challenges we face, therapist or not, in finding people and places we feel secure enough to be vulnerable and authentic.  Robyn's Book Recommendation: "Done With The Crying: Help and Healing for Mothers of Estranged Adult Children" Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or going to our website… www.essentiallybetterlife.com. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends,
36:52
February 29, 2020
Episode 1: Introduction: a story of transition
In the first episode of "I used to be a Therapist" Dr. Wendy Bruton tells a little bit of her story of transition. She discusses the importance of risk, the need to understand the role of failure, and the change that can happen when we intentionally evaluate experiences.  Thanks for joining this episode. Here are some links to check out: Follow me on social: Instagram:  @essentiallybetterlife Facebook: www.facebook.com/theessentiallybetterlife Check out my website www.essentiallybetterlife.com for all kinds of information on: * Business and Personal Coaching * My Book: “Essentially Better: essential oils for people with feelings” * And even some great stuff on Essential Oils. Support this podcast: by the support button right here, or going to our website… www.essentiallybetterlife.com. Thanks for listening. Blessings, be well my friends,
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February 29, 2020