Author Tristan Jackson On Rising Up and Dreaming the Impossible

This week is all about dusting yourself off and getting right back up again, stronger than ever before, despite your circumstances.

My guest is inspirational author Tristan Jackson, who reached out to me with the objective of coming on the show to share her messages of hope, rising up and dreaming the impossible. Speaking of which, her debut work is entitled “Dream the Impossible”, and it chronicles her life experiences and the key life-changing moments that helped her personally rise up. In the episode, we discuss the importance of having the chance and the choice to break the poverty and abuse cycle, and once you hear what Tristan was exposed to as a very young girl, you will be in awe of her choice to break free and to prove that anyone can thrive.

She is currently touring with the book and using it as a platform to help shape the lives of youth and young adults everywhere. She makes me smile!

For more information about Tristan and to view her other works, visit: tjinspires.com

Also, connect with her under TJInspires on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, where she also features some of her fabulous cooking!

Dr. Tara Nayak On The Blood Type Diet and Generative Medicine

Today it’s all about health, and the focus turns to the Blood Type Diet, the fascinating field of Epigenetics, generative medicine and more. I personally benefitted from trying the Blood Type Diet, which went from a 30-day experiment of changing my food choices to my now ongoing lifestyle.  I absolutely love it.  What’s even more exciting is that I had no idea you could go much, much deeper with it, and literally shift your own DNA in order to avert disease that could be lurking in your genes.  My guest, Dr. Tara Nayak, a naturopathic practitioner in Philadelphia, PA and I discuss.

Dr. Tara Nayak grew up knowing she wanted to be a doctor but not agreeing with our healthcare system, including overprescribing and lack of connection in patient care. She went on to Temple University to get my bachelor’s degree in Biology but chose to concentrate heavily on genetics. At this time she took some of the FIRST courses ever offered at her university in the fields of epigenetic, genomics, and proteomics. (That tells you how new the fields of epigenetic, nutrigenomics, etc. really are!)

She graduated in 2009, taught high school science for 2 years, then went back to medical school at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine. It was here that she met Dr. Peter D’Adamo and forced herself under his wing. She took his classes, did clinical rotations with him, externships at his clinic, and was eventually selected as his resident physician at the Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine. This is a clinic where all patients are treated based upon blood type with the addition of further parameters to establish personalization including body measurements, lab tests, and history taking of their health and current symptoms. 

Dr. Tara has continued to work with Dr. D’Adamo to learn and contribute to his latest developed tools in personalized medicine:

1. “Opus 23” which allows doctors to evaluate specific genes to assess patient risk and determine the best plan of action in terms of diet, nutrients, herbs, etc. and,

2. “Utopia” a micro biome analysis program that analyzes gut bacteria trends and guides dietary/supplementation decision to promote healthy gut flora. Dr. Tara contributes to editing and mining data for the program as well as participate in teaching other health care practitioners how to use this software in their practice.

The two doctors have also collaborated on teaching doctoral level courses including “Nutritional Genomics and Epigenetics” and “Generative Medicine”

Dr. Tara has a private practice in Philadelphia, PA and teaches at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine as well as Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition Program. 

To find out more, visit: www.TaraNayakND.com

Tara Nayak, ND
215-485-3427
drtaranayak@gmail.com
440 E Girard Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Dr. Tara’s videos on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGF88PyfoopqVFnENZs4RoQ

Dr. D’Adamo’s sites:

http://www.4yourtype.com/

http://www.dadamo.com/

 

Transitional Life Coach Randi Levin On Pivoting In Your Life and Creating Your Legacy

Transitional Life Coach and Reinvention Expert Randi Levin joins NOTHING OFF LIMITS this week to talk about pivoting in your life and creating your legacy.

Our discussion includes:

– ways to transform and redefine your life at any moment
– effectively dealing with change
– dealing with fears of failure or success
– practicing self-love and self-acceptance
– giving yourself credit for lessons learned or past mistakes
– letting go of what “should’ve” happened
– determining what’s next and making choices, and
– how to create (and recreate) your legacy

For more information about Randi and her services, please visit www.randilevincoaching.com

Also, be sure to check out her Reinvention Summit – 5 hours of valuable, inspiring content for just 79 bucks!

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Belle Star On How To Discover and Use Your Gifts

Belle Star, Master Life Coach, Aura Reader and Psychic, joins NOL this week to explain how she helps people find and use their unique gifts and to make a difference in the world by embracing their soul passions.

I met Belle at a conference several months ago, and I experienced having my aura read first hand.  It was a very eye-opening reading, and it gave me some useful tools to take away and apply in my life.  Belle explains further how knowing and understanding your aura can help you dance with life circumstances more effectively.

Some items we discuss:

Belle’s journey to becoming a life coach

How aura readings work and why they are an effective tool for her coaching

How to discern a “swan” from a “duck” and how this ties in with discovering your gifts

How to reconnect with your soul and your true passions through coaching with her

…and more.

Visit her website to get your coaching session today at bellestar.net

Lindsay Istace With the Latest On Rage Yoga!

Lindsay Istace, founder of Rage Yoga, returns to NOL one year later to share updates about her unique practice and how it’s expanding like wildfire!

Sign up for her email newsletter and get discounts, special deals and more at www.rageyoga.com

In this episode, hear about:

– A review of why she started Rage Yoga (in case you missed her first appearance in the early launch days of NOL)

– How her unique practice works to face and release uncomfortable emotions

– How Rage Yoga can be a great way for misfits to experience yoga without intimidation or traditional dogma

– How Lindsay feels about Rage Yoga knockoffs/copycats

– Rage Yoga jewelry and how proceeds go to charity

– Upcoming beginner course

– September retreat in Scotland

– October teacher trainings in Canada

– how her tour last year panned out

– possible future plans for Rage Yoga to expand

Allan Wich On How Multiple Brushes With Death Have Changed His Life

Allan Wich, a retired hotel and hospital designer and entrepreneur for over 20 years, joins NOL this week to talk about how his longtime heart problems – and brushes with death – ultimately caused him to shift his perspective on life and why he now focuses on giving back, living with joy and serving others.

Even if you haven’t died and come back to life the way Allan has, you will learn how you can use Allan’s story and experiences to let go of your past, stop making excuses, embrace your own gifts and genius, and make positive choices and impactful changes going forward in your life.

In the episode, we discuss both health and wellness as well as how he applies his experience to business and inspiring others.

Allan has been featured all over the media, on a variety of tv stations, at universities and much more. He and his Co-Founder Christopher Cumby, developed Think BOLD Be BOLD Ventures and Think BOLD Be BOLD Media – business incubators to aid in the development of emerging and tenured entrepreneurs. Together they host the Think BOLD Be BOLD Podcast, and I’m so proud to have been one of their guests a few months ago.  These guys are so passionate about what they do, and I’m glad to know them.  Check it our chat here:  Michelle Ann Owens of Nothing Off Limits on Think Bold Be Bold Podcast

Allan’s awesomeness doesn’t stop there, though.  He is also an author of 3 books:  “Leaving An Impression” a retrospective and recognition publication celebrating the terrain of a public school teacher, “10 Pillars of Recruiting Mastery” a blueprint on how to capture the rising billions, and co-author of “The Change 6 – Insights Into self-Empowerment”.

For more info about Allan and his work helping others access their personal genius zone, you can visit Allan’s website at allanwich.com.

Claudia Hehr – Part 2 of 2 – How To Keep Your Animal Companions Healthy and Happy

In Part 2 of this 2-part series with Claudia Hehr, internationally-known animal communication expert, we discuss tips on improving the physical and emotional health of our animal companions and how to manage the loss of an animal family member.

Specifics covered in this show:

1. Considering not only the physical health but also their emotional health

2. Indicators of strong health

3. Indicators of physical or emotional issues

4. Making good food choices for your animals, including snacks

5. The benefits of an organic diet

6. Taking into consideration the type of water you give your pet, as well as the type of bowls

7. Bedding choices and laundering pet beds

8. Choosing toys – and why tennis balls are not a good choice

9. Exercise considerations based on size, breed and age

10. Whisperers vs. pet psychics

11. Helping your animals stay happy by giving them tasks they enjoy, e.g. dogs who naturally love to search and rescue

12. At what point to contact an animal communicator when adopting a new companion

13. Tips on coping with losing a pet, or as Claudia terms it, a pet who has “moved on”

Don’t forget to visit Claudia’s website to pick up copies of her books and/or to request a private call for her to talk with your animal companion! www.claudiahehr.com

And as always, please visit my Resources page for a discount on your first order with Barkbox – get a box full of toys and treats for just 5 bucks!!  www.ladyfoxentertainment.com/resourcesparters

Deb Crowe On Achieving Work/Life “Fit”

Deb Crowe, a former medical case manager turned life coach, motivational speaker, disability specialist and work life balance expert, joins NOL to share tips on how best to achieve work/life “fit”. Her energy is inspirational, and I think you’ll enjoy listening to the tips she shares for achieving a life of less stress, more resilience, healthier boundaries, and more quality time for family and friends. Perfect at the top of this new year!

Deb is a featured author in Book 5 of the Change book series, a #1 book series in the world, and she will be a speaker at the Soul Women On the Go Conference next year.

You can visit her website for more information at www.debcrowe.com

Specifics that we discuss in this show:

1. Deb’s burnout with the medical industry, and how Erin Brockovich literally played a role in her decision to change her life

2. The cliche of “balance” and letting go of perfection

3. Deb’s definition of work/life “Fit”

4. How different generations view it – and how companies need to start paying attention to it more, in order to attract great employees

5. How Deb works with her clients to help them see where they’re *not* spending the right amount of time

6. Why having an accountability coach can help you achieve what you want

7. A success story of one of her clients

8. How to build stress resilience

9. How to have healthy boundaries and not try to be the superhero for everyone

10. How work/life fit isn’t gender-specific

11. Tips for “turning off” technology

12. The importance of self-care in achieving work/life fit

13. How meditation and journaling can improve your life

14. Why a five-minute journal is impactful

15. How physical fitness can also help improve your mental health

16. Why she started the Soul Women On the Go Conference

17. The importance of a routine

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Thanks for listening!

Ava Diamond LCSW – Using Mental Fitness To Get In Shape This Year!

Happy New Year! It’s a time of resolutions, typically related to our health & wellness.  We start working out more, dieting, and preparing to get our bodies back for swimsuit season.  Well, in this NOL 2017 kickoff episode, we’re not going to simply talk about eating right and getting back in shape  You’re also going to learn how to gain control over not your business and your relationships.

Ava Diamond earned her Masters in Clinical Social Work from Columbia University over twenty years ago and expanded her training intensively across many different areas including emotional intelligence, trauma and addiction recovery, family systems, motivation and mentalization.  She has taught at Yale University School of Medicine, and she writes articles for addiction treatment mags/websites as well as fitness/women’s magazines, speaks in community forums, and co-hosts radio shows.

She took what started as a bodybuilding hobby and transformed it into the competition arena and earned her Pro card at age 47.  This, combined with her schooling and clinical training, resulted in her developing a Mental Fitness Coaching program that helps those striving for true mind:body optimization.

We’re going to learn more about Mental Fitness Coaching today, but let me tell ya, it has gained worldwide respect.  Her clients are found on every Continent!  In fact, the US Military is bringing her program to our troops in Germany this coming April.

She also coaches online groups and corporations, and conducts trainings every week at the “best kept secret” addiction treatment facility, Synergy, in West Palm, Florida.

Ava has two books out on Amazon and Kindle, “Mental Fitness: Build Core Power for Life-lifting.  5 Steps to Success with the Mindset that Matters”  and “Mental Fitness: Build Core Power for Business-Building. 8 Steps & 8 Stories of the Mindset that Matters for creating a most rewarding career path”.

And the third book will be out next month (this February), entitled, “Mental Fitness: Build Core Power for Love-lifting.  7 Steps using the Mindset That Matters for Relationships that Rock”.

www.avadiamondlcsw.com        email: mentalfitnesscoaching@gmail.com

What we discuss in this episode:

1.  Her latest achievements, which keep on coming, including bodybuilding competitions at age 52, a new fitness bar, and more
2. What drew her to bodybuilding
3. The process from being a hobbyist to getting serious and going pro
4. How her son inspired her to get on the bodybuilding stage
4. How she developed Mental Fitness Coaching as a result
5. How Mental Fitness works across multiple areas of your life
6. How to become Mentally Fit
7. The two C’s of Success
8. The mindset that matters and how it’s connected to your personal “why”
9. The most common groups of people who tend to go to Ava for help
10.How she works with her clients with their nutrition, sleep hygiene, and fitness options
11. Application of mental fitness coaching to physical fitness
12. Application of mental fitness coaching to your career
13. Application of mental fitness coaching to your intimate relationships
14  Why a mission statement is important

Use the promo code AVA18 for a discount on her fitness bar here:

Kathy Brooks Talks Transcendental Meditation and the Science Behind It

Earlier this year, I became very interested in learning more about Transcendental Meditation. After some quick outreach, I was referred to this week’s NOL guest, the delightful Kathy Brooks, who is one of the co-directors of the Washington, DC TM Center. 

Kathy has an MA in SCI (Science of Creative Intelligence), and she has been a full-time certified teacher of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) program for 40 years this year. She has taught hundreds of people the TM technique in various places, both in the US and in India.
 
Before serving as co-director of the Washington, DC TM Center, Kathy also served on the faculty and a variety of administrative positions at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa for 30 years. MUM is a unique Consciousness-Based educational institution accredited through Ph.D. that offers standard academic disciplines along with a focus on the development of consciousness. The students, faculty and staff practice the TM technique.  

For more information, please visit tm.org.

Some things Kathy and I discuss:

– What drew her to meditation and the TM technique
– How TM works and why it’s practiced twice per day
– TM isn’t just for celebrities
– The use of mantras to assist meditation
– The benefits of TM on our personality and health
– The scientific research behind TM, including positive changes in the body & brain
– Reaching a hypo metabolic physiological state and releasing accumulated stress
– Attaining slow alpha brain waves
– Effects of meditation on aging, blood pressure, stroke & heart attack risk
– How long do you have to do it to see results?
– How is TM superior to other forms of meditation?

 

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