TGGC #93: Accepting that change is hard and hiking the Pacific Crest Trail with Nicole Antoinette

Nicole Antoinette is the host of the Real Talk Radio podcast, where people come together to talk about the wonderful mess of being human.

A recovering self-help addict and former goal-setting coach, Nicole’s mission is to help people get to the heart of what’s true without judgement, and to explore how we can use grit and grace to close the gap between what we say we want and what we actually do.

I loved talking with her about her decision to hike more than 400 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail last year, how she successfully started a meditation practice after years of wanting to, the value of doing hard things, and what it really takes to create lasting change.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Recovering from “self-help addiction”
  • How Nicole has successfully started a meditation practice after years of wanting to
  • What really helps us to make a change
  • Nicole’s decision to hike more than 400 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail last year
  • What she hoped to get out of the experience versus what she got out of it
  • The value of doing hard things
  • How Nicole’s mindset and approach to self-care changed as a result of her hike
  • Dealing with the identity component of making a change

 

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TGGC #92: Going on an emotional tour with Bernadette Pleasant

Bernadette Pleasant is the creator of Femme, a fusion of sensual movement, dance, meditation, creative visualization and celebration of the feminine form.

Femme! as designed, creates sacred, safe spaces for women to explore their femininity; to move in sensual ways, to explore and release emotions, to alter or release beliefs about themselves and to unapologetically love their bodies!

Bernadette was such a fun person to talk with. We dove into why people live “half-assed emotional lives” (and how to stop), the power of drumming and how it helps us to reach other levels of our psyche, and the wisdom we can access through our bodies.

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Bernadette’s own journey that led to the evolution of the Femme movement practice
  • What to expect when you attend a Femme class
  • Why we begin living “half-assed emotional lives” and how to stop
  • The power of drumming and how it helps us to reach other levels of our psyche
  • The wisdom we can access through our bodies

 

Links mentioned:

  • Emotional tour playlists

 

Where to find Bernadette:

TGGC #91: Separating your sense of self-worth from your work with Lulu Brud

Lady Lu of the Wolves, aka Lulu Brud Zsebe, is an actress on Pretty Little Liars and the wild woman behind the brand OF THE WOLVES.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and pup.

In her free time she's probably playing with plants, re-designing homes or running around in the desert.

I loved talking to Lulu about her connection to wolves, how she balances the competing demands of Hollywood acting and her more spiritual work, separating your sense of self-worth from your work, and making conscious decisions as a consumer.

 

 

In this episode we talk about:

  • Lulu’s connection to wolves
  • The storytelling philosophy behind her business, Of the Wolves
  • The lessons she learned from interviewing many makers for her website
  • How she balances the competing demands of Hollywood acting and her more spiritual work
  • Separating your sense of self-worth from your work
  • Balancing and protecting your energy in a busy city
  • Standing up for your political beliefs within this really difficult climate
  • Conscious consumerism and making informed decisions about what you buy 

 

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