Get Comfortable with Conflict Without Compromising Yourself with Jennifer McCabe

How comfortable are you with conflict? If you’re like most people, you avoid it as much as possible and when you can’t avoid it any longer, you have coping mechanisms that might not serve you well. Regular conflict at home or in the workplace takes a toll on our overall wellbeing. The good news is that no matter how you feel about conflict now, you can learn to navigate it with confidence.

My guest today is an expert on human behavior and leadership. Jennifer McCabe is the founder and CEO of Pluck With Purpose, which teaches relationship and leadership skills to professionals and nonprofits both online and in person. The core of Jennifer’s work is based on the Four Skills for Relationship Competency. Join us for this conversation about resolving conflict, that’s full of practical tips and examples.

 

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • The importance of learning to deal with conflict
  • Jen’s HUGE vision
  • Being at peace with what is coming at you
  • Overview of the Four Skills for Relationship competency:
    • Empathic Listening
    • Empathy
    • Congruence
    • Unconditional Positive Regard
  • Being equipped to relate and take care of yourself
  • How to use empathic listening
  • Do you want to be right OR do you want to understand the other person?
  • When to choose empathy
  • Knowing when to use each skill—and how to integrate them into your relationships
  • Suspending judgment/maintaining integrity
  • Unconditional Positive Regard brings a soft energy to the conflict
  • Life-changing skills

Resources:

http://www.pluckwithpurpose.com

http://www.unshakeablesoul.com  (Our Expert Series featuring 18 women: Oct. 10-19)

 

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Health, Vitality and Limitless Freedom with Jane Del Piero

Some people seem to be born knowing what direction to go in life, while others wander a more roundabout path. Both are fine of course (though I think those of us on the “scenic route” often wish for more clarity along the way). The challenges for both types come when we attempt to make changes and when our lives feel stressful. At these times it’s a gift to find someone – a healer, a coach, a loved one, a trusted friend – who can support our wellness and our dreams. Today’s guest is one of those people. 

Jane Del Piero experienced stunning dreams as a child that catapulted her into her work with ancient healing traditions, and she’s been on a path of purpose ever since. She is an herbalist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, sound healer, medicine woman, and modern-day shaman. Jane uses her training and experience from around the world as she helps her clients tap into health, vitality, and limitless freedom in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives. Join us for this conversation full of big ideas and practical tips to support your health & wellbeing.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Jane’s amazing story about her childhood dreams
  • How to let intuition be your guide
  • Jane’s sound healing work with musicians
  • Acupuncture: What it is and how it is helpful
  • Optimizing the energy of the body and finding balance
  • A combination of acupuncture and sound healing—-Acutonics
  • How Jane uses tuning forks, singing bowls, and gongs
  • Using calming music to combat disease
  • A simple technique to combat stress!
  • Shamanism: What it is and how it’s taught
  • Malevolent and benevolent forces
  • Plant spirit medicine explained
  • How to recognize authenticity: “Is this somebody that’s GOOD for me?”
  • Listening to the wisdom of your body
  • The cacao ceremony as a spiritual tool
  • Benefits of raw cacao
  • How Jane structures her work with clients
  • A simple, helpful tool to grow your self-confidence

Resources:

http://www.luvlight.net

http://www.shamanism.com (The Dance of the Deer Foundation)

 

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Health, Vitality and Limitless Freedom with Jane Del Piero

Some people seem to be born knowing what direction to go in life, while others wander a more roundabout path. Both are fine of course (though I think those of us on the “scenic route” often wish for more clarity along the way). The challenges for both types come when we attempt to make changes and when our lives feel stressful. At these times it’s a gift to find someone – a healer, a coach, a loved one, a trusted friend – who can support our wellness and our dreams. Today’s guest is one of those people. 

Jane Del Piero experienced stunning dreams as a child that catapulted her into her work with ancient healing traditions, and she’s been on a path of purpose ever since. She is an herbalist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, sound healer, medicine woman, and modern-day shaman. Jane uses her training and experience from around the world as she helps her clients tap into health, vitality, and limitless freedom in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives. Join us for this conversation full of big ideas and practical tips to support your health & wellbeing.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Jane’s amazing story about her childhood dreams
  • How to let intuition be your guide
  • Jane’s sound healing work with musicians
  • Acupuncture: What it is and how it is helpful
  • Optimizing the energy of the body and finding balance
  • A combination of acupuncture and sound healing—-Acutonics
  • How Jane uses tuning forks, singing bowls, and gongs
  • Using calming music to combat disease
  • A simple technique to combat stress!
  • Shamanism: What it is and how it’s taught
  • Malevolent and benevolent forces
  • Plant spirit medicine explained
  • How to recognize authenticity: “Is this somebody that’s GOOD for me?”
  • Listening to the wisdom of your body
  • The cacao ceremony as a spiritual tool
  • Benefits of raw cacao
  • How Jane structures her work with clients
  • A simple, helpful tool to grow your self-confidence

Resources:

http://www.luvlight.net

http://www.shamanism.com (The Dance of the Deer Foundation)

 

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Grace is Available to Everyone; Roy Nelson on Addiction, Hope and Freedom

I’ve been thinking a lot about connection lately. Connection and community and how we need them like we need oxygen. We need someone to bear witness to our lives. We need to be there for each other. My hope is that we can continue to open our hearts, reach across a sea of difference and create a world community based on respect and love instead of fear.

Today’s show is about addiction, a struggle that so often stems from a lack of connection, from needs unfulfilled. Addiction can offer the illusion of connection but the destruction is deep, the hole tragically hard to climb out of. Some make it out, through moments of grace and a lot of hard work, but many do not. 

Roy Nelson has walked the path of childhood wounding, addiction, grace, and recovery. He is a transformational speaker, spiritual healer, and the creator of the Nelson Method of Addiction Treatment.  He specializes in working with addicts for whom every other method of recovery has failed. Roy is the author of Love Notes from Hell: Stories of Hopeless Addiction, Obsession and Freedom. Join us for this discussion of addiction, freedom, and what connection really means.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at http://www.alanasheeren.com

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Grace is Available to Everyone; Roy Nelson on Addiction, Hope and Freedom

I’ve been thinking a lot about connection lately. Connection and community and how we need them like we need oxygen. We need someone to bear witness to our lives. We need to be there for each other. My hope is that we can continue to open our hearts, reach across a sea of difference and create a world community based on respect and love instead of fear.

Today’s show is about addiction, a struggle that so often stems from a lack of connection, from needs unfulfilled. Addiction can offer the illusion of connection but the destruction is deep, the hole tragically hard to climb out of. Some make it out, through moments of grace and a lot of hard work, but many do not.

Roy Nelson has walked the path of childhood wounding, addiction, grace, and recovery. He is a transformational speaker, spiritual healer, and the creator of the Nelson Method of Addiction Treatment.  He specializes in working with addicts for whom every other method of recovery has failed. Roy is the author of Love Notes from Hell: Stories of Hopeless Addiction, Obsession and Freedom. Join us for this discussion of addiction, freedom, and what connection really means.

What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Roy’s childhood: poverty, violence, religion and alcohol
  • Overly sensitive, abnormally fearful, and desperately looking for relief
  • A school dropout, veteran, husband, and father of four by age 23
  • The first addictions: fantasy, food, cigarettes, and alcohol
  • Faulty data and faulty core beliefs
  • The three components of addiction: pain killer, escape, and punishment
  • Unlearning: defragging the Master Computer
  • Roy’s rock-bottom and moment of grace
  • Gathering help from various sources
  • Addiction: the symptom of the REAL problem
  • Why people become addicts
  • The clear problem: the perception of being separate from God and other people
  • Helping those who slip through the cracks
  • Higher self/Lower self
  • The sweet spirit that brings healing
  • Attitude and action
  • Steps to take RIGHT NOW
  • True freedom and healing
  • Surrender to win
  • Grace is equally available to ALL
  • 4 big questions to ask yourself

Resources:

www.roynelsonhealing.com  (Take Roy’s quiz to learn about your addictions!)

Love Notes From Hell: Stories of Hopeless Addiction, Obsession, and Freedom by Roy Nelson

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Speak for Impact: Stand Up and Stand Out with Dr. Michelle Mazur

Do you feel you’re allowed to be who you are, to feel what you feel, to want what you want? If someone waved a magic wand and gave you full permission to be yourself, would anything in your life change? 

Unfortunately, some people don’t feel safe enough to be themselves (and some people truly aren’t safe – something I hope we’re collectively working to change). You may feel like you’ve been hiding and “playing small,” afraid to show your true colors. Today’s show can help you find the courage and the skills to share your real voice with the world. 

My guest is Dr. Michelle Mazur, a speech coach and the CEO of Communication Rebel. She specializes in taking those with something they want to say, helping them find their voice, and turning them into sought-after speakers. Michelle knows how to influence others through eloquent, persuasive speech. She has personally logged over 10,000 hours speaking to groups of all sizes, and teaching coaches, entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, and thought leaders how to ramp up their presentations. Her newest book is an Amazon bestseller titled Speak for Impact, and she’s also written Speak Up For Your Business. Do you want to make an impact and use your influence and persuasion for good? Join us now to learn more.

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at http://www.alanasheeren.com

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Speak for Impact: Stand Up and Stand Out with Dr. Michelle Mazur

Do you feel you’re allowed to be who you are, to feel what you feel, to want what you want? If someone waved a magic wand and gave you full permission to be yourself, would anything in your life change?

Unfortunately, some people don’t feel safe enough to be themselves (and some people truly aren’t safe – something I hope we’re collectively working to change). You may feel like you’ve been hiding and “playing small,” afraid to show your true colors. Today’s show can help you find the courage and the skills to share your real voice with the world.

My guest is Dr. Michelle Mazur, a speech coach and the CEO of Communication Rebel. She specializes in taking those with something they want to say, helping them find their voice, and turning them into sought-after speakers. Michelle knows how to influence others through eloquent, persuasive speech. She has personally logged over 10,000 hours speaking to groups of all sizes, and teaching coaches, entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, and thought leaders how to ramp up their presentations. Her newest book is an Amazon bestseller titled Speak for Impact, and she’s also written Speak Up For Your Business. Do you want to make an impact and use your influence and persuasion for good? Join us now to learn more.

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What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • Why influence and persuasion are SO important
  • The FINE LINE between manipulation and influence
  • How persuasive triggers manipulate us
  • Risk, urgency, and critical thinking in making decisions
  • Understanding persuasive speech: We ALL do it!
  • Speak for Impact—strategies to make you stand out as a speaker
  • Two routes to take in making money for speaking
  • Nurturing and building relationships
  • The Mini-Cooper story
  • How to make the audience the STAR of your presentation
  • Giving small wins and delivering bite-sized expertise
  • Mindset shifts, new opportunities, and new behaviors
  • The UNFAIR speaking advantage: YOUR three things
  • How to write a speech for your ideal audience
  • Figuring out if your speech works: how to get feedback
  • The analysis of political debates: what to watch for

Resources:

www.drmichellemazur.com

Speak Up for Your Business by Michelle Mazur

Speak for Impact by Michelle Mazur

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Applying Ancient Yoga Principles to a Busy, Modern Life with Pleasance Silicki

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the demands and pressures of your life? Do you struggle to find a healthy way through the daily ups and downs? Do you wish for a fairy godmother to wave her magic wand and take care of everything on your to-do list so you can catch your breath? (I’m raising my hand over here on that last one!)

Most of us want lives filled with joy and ease but our choices often set us up for something very different. Even if we’re making the best choices we can, the pressures of modern life are hard to juggle. 

It’s helpful to have a path to follow, a structure or practice that helps guide us toward a more ease-filled life. Today we’re talking about applying the ancient wisdom of yoga principles to busy lives in practical ways. Yoga is MUCH, MUCH more than just a body-stretching path to fitness!

My guest this week is Pleasance Silicki, a teacher, coach, magic-maker and community builder. She’s the author of the e-book Delight: Eight Principles for Living with Joy and Ease, and co-founder of the National Kids Yoga Conference. She also founded Lil Omm Yoga, a former yoga studio in Washington, DC, now an online community. Today we are talking about slowing down, simplifying, and giving ourselves permission to be ENOUGH. 

You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at http://www.alanasheeren.com

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Applying Ancient Yoga Principles to a Busy, Modern Life with Pleasance Silicki

Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the demands and pressures of your life? Do you struggle to find a healthy way through the daily ups and downs? Do you wish for a fairy godmother to wave her magic wand and take care of everything on your to-do list so you can catch your breath? (I’m raising my hand over here on that last one!)

Most of us want lives filled with joy and ease but our choices often set us up for something very different. Even if we’re making the best choices we can, the pressures of modern life are hard to juggle.

It’s helpful to have a path to follow, a structure or practice that helps guide us toward a more ease-filled life. Today we’re talking about applying the ancient wisdom of yoga principles to busy lives in practical ways. Yoga is MUCH, MUCH more than just a body-stretching path to fitness!

My guest this week is Pleasance Silicki, a teacher, coach, magic-maker and community builder. She’s the author of the e-book Delight: Eight Principles for Living with Joy and Ease, and co-founder of the National Kids Yoga Conference. She also founded Lil Omm Yoga, a former yoga studio in Washington, DC, now an online community. Today we are talking about slowing down, simplifying, and giving ourselves permission to be ENOUGH.

“We aren’t taught to pay attention to the subtle inner parts of our bodies.”

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What you’ll hear in this episode:

  • How yoga added value and changed the course of Pleasance’s life
  • Dealing with the pressure from outside expectations
  • How yoga gives meaning, clarity, purpose, and intention
  • The emotional release of yoga
  • The energy body and inner work
  • How yoga affects pregnant women and new moms
  • The huge growth in popularity of the National Kids Yoga Conference
  • The Eight Limbs of Yoga: a path to the art of living
  • The history of yoga and the teacher/student relationship
  • True yoga vs. “yoga-inspired” fitness
  • Commitment of concentration
  • Being an example of kindness and generosity
  • Truth-telling
  • Paying attention to harmful thoughts
  • Awareness and acknowledgement
  • Alignment vs. Balance
  • Saying NO so top priorities can be YES
  • How to pause and weigh choices
  • How to break the “feast or famine” cycle that leads to burnout
  • Contentment in the yoga tradition

Resources:

www.lilomm.com

www.lilomm.com/giveaway  (Get Pleasance’s ebook for FREE!)

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Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Racism in Today’s Culture with Desiree Adawa

Welcome to Season 2 of Create Your Magical Life! We’ll be talking to people who make life magical for others around them. It’s time to step up to a new reality of connectedness and love, and it must begin with our own awareness and understanding.

White privilege—what does that REALLY mean? Do you have diversity in your life and business? Do your social attitudes include the subtle tones of racism? We’ll dig deep into these difficult topics today.

My guest is Desiree Adaway, who is a master at leading conversations on race, class, and gender. As a consultant, coach, and strategic business professional, Desiree specializes in the challenges of organizational transitions and projects related to racial equality and social justice. As a person of color in America, she speaks truth with power about racism, oppression, privilege, and diversity.

 

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