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059 Build your positive self talk muscle | Marla Mervis-Hartmann

Not liking myself means that I get to play it small. Not liking my body means that I don’t have to show up in the world in a certain way. So some ways it’s a kind of scapegoat to play small
— Marla Mervis-Hartmann -

Do you have a healthy relationship with your body? Marla Mervis-Hartmann, a Reiki Master and Teacher, has followed her passion for women’s health down many paths of study and helps people to answer yes to the question: do you love your body?

She struggled with the obsession of not liking her body, over-exercising a lot, under-eating and then over-eating and bingeing.  Moving from the stress and negative behaviours to acceptance and self-love changed her relationship with her body and her life.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Marla Mervis-Hartmann

We spoke about 

  • Marla’s journey to acceptance
  • Why some people aren’t loving the body they’re in
  • How we create a negative body image
  • The impact of body image on our lives
  • Is food really the issue?
  • Taking control of your self talk
  • A practical way of looking at self love
  • Marla’s tips for living fabulously

Value Quotes 

“As we know anxiety just ain’t good for anything”

“We’ve got this crazy ideal of stick thin models who don’t really even look like that themselves”

“So lots of times this not enough feeling that we’re feeling; it shows up physically but it can really be a tell-tale sign of a deeper ‘I’m not enough’”

“Saying that we love ourselves or saying yeah I’m ok with what I look like is not the norm”

“Not liking myself means that I get to play it small. Not liking my body means that I don’t have to show up in the world in a certain way. So in some ways it’s a kind of scapegoat to play small”

“When I work with people it’s not about figuring out what you’re going to eat. It’s about figuring out why you’re so concerned about what you want to eat”

“Get really clear and become very aware of how you are talking to yourself”

“Give some positivity to what you know about yourself to be true”

“If I care about myself and love myself then I am going to take a more positive action”

“When we surrender to what we look like its then that we can actually find ourselves, its then when we can then have more love for ourselves”

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

You can find Marla Mervis-Hartman at:

Website: www.loveyourbodyloveyourself.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/loveyourbodyloveyourself/

Marla’s TEDx talk - The Secret Ingredient to Feeling Good in your Body: https://youtu.be/nEVjlT9B6dU

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058 How the gut affects your mood and hormones | Brittney Prendergast

I wasn’t a person who suffered with tummy related issues… for me it was the emotional and mental struggles with anxiety and depression was how my gut issues were showing themselves
— Brittney Prendergast

A difficult childhood with anxiety and panic attacks gave Brittney the drive to learn how to heal. Sadly after miscarriages, her thirst for knowledge led her to exploring more about hormones which in turn uncovered the linkage between gut health, mood and hormones. Brittney is an author, holistic wellbeing coach and now trains others to follow their passion in the wellbeing space.

We cover a lot of ground in a short time and you will come away with a clear understanding that your health begins in the gut.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Brittney Prendergast

We spoke about

  • From a childhood with anxiety and panic disorder to teaching gut health
  • What does good gut health look like
  • What is leaky gut
  • Linkage between leaky gut and chronic disease
  • 3 step process to heal the gut
  • Eliminating troublesome foods through substitution
  • Relationship between mood disorders and gut health
  • The link between poor gut health and your hormonal function
  • Appreciating and nurturing our body

Value Quotes 

“We have more bacteria in our bodies than we do human genes and good bacteria have a purpose”

“Foods that would normally have been contained in the gut are now floating free in the bloodstream which was intended to be completely sterile”

“Leaky gut is present in a majority of diseases and therefore leads to this chronic state of inflammation in the body”

“I wasn’t a person who suffered with tummy related issues… for me it was the emotional and mental struggles with anxiety and depression was how my gut issues were showing themselves”

“Foods created in a laboratory are wreaking havoc on our bodies as they do not understand what these foreign objects are”

“There is nutrition in raw honey that there isn’t in refined white sugar and second the body understands it”

“Little by little when you take on just one thing at a time, a year down the road you can have a complete transformation and transition in the way you are eating”

“Beside food culprits of leaky gut, things like pain killers and pharmaceuticals are a big big cause of gut permeability”

“Most of our serotonin, our happy juice is produced in the gut”

“The gut flora is transferred to your baby when it’s born” (by natural birth)

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Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

You can find Brittney Prendergast at:

Website:  www.holisticwellnesscoaches.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/holisticwellnesscoachingacademy/

Do you find yourself in the tug-o-war mindset of “I want something sweet”? Take this FREE quiz with steps to reclaim your shape and get back your va-va-va-voom! Head to www.livingfabulously.com/hello-vitality

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057 The truth behind your negativity | Clayton John Ainger

No matter where we are in our life whether we’re experiencing extreme challenges or extreme joy there will always be things in your life that fulfil you and make you happy
— Clayton John Ainger -

When I first met Clayton John Ainger it felt like we’d known one another for a long time and his presence is palpable. He is an award-winning author, spiritual teacher, speaker and consultant who is so generous with sharing his own lessons, practical insights and actions.

In this episode we explore negativity and how it can be your greatest teacher when you pay attention and give it a voice. Be free and let yourself go is a catch phrase Clayton used and it’s so supportive of living fabulously.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Clayton John Ainger

We spoke about

  • An unfulfilling job and life with skewed values
  • Shifting to a journey with the Ego’s Code
  • 4 early indicators to ward off the impact of stress
  • 4 steps to addressing negativity
  • Getting out of stuckness with negative thoughts
  • Acting in line with our values
  • Clayton’s book The Ego’s Code
  • Simple ways to change your energy

Value Quotes

“A path and a journey began about really wanting to explore my own negativity, my own levels of stress that I was experiencing and how my life outside of me was being reflected outward from within me”

“What I would have done differently is not ignored the messages that have come through my negativity and the messages through stress that came up through my life”

“We experience negativity for a reason and that spiritually negativity is there to serve and help us”

“Positive thinking doesn’t work it just heightens the level of stress we have. So even though we know better why don’t we do better?”

“I’ve learned to work with my body. I’ve learned to work with my environment and I’ve learned to observe what’s going on within me and around me because we’re getting feedback all the time”

“The challenge in the modern world is that we become so consumed in doing that we take our focus off of who we are”

“When we experience negativity of any kind we are being triggered back to the past and we are actually reliving the past in the here and now”

“Go and sit with yourself in your common-sense corner”

“As you change your behaviours you start to change the neurology in the body”

“No matter where we are in our life whether we’re experiencing extreme challenges or extreme joy there will always be things in your life that fulfil you and make you happy”

If you got value from this episode if you have not yet done so please Subscribe, Rate and Review on iTunes or Stitcher. You can follow the instructions here.  If you know someone else that would get value from this episode as well please share it with them.

Until next time fabulous podcast listener, I’m Bev and I invite you to live the fab life with me now!

Episode Links

You can find Clayton John Ainger at:

Website: www.claytonjohnainger.com

Scroll down on his website to find the links to purchase The Ego’s Code book and meditation online

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Is it time to break up with feeling stressed out?

Start a new relationship with calm and learn how to dump living maxed out and overwhelmed for good.

Have the ability to:

✅ Feel calm and serene

✅ Be productive and engaged

✅ Feel at ease and expansive

✅ Be free of worries

Become Calm and Collected once again when you download this FREE guided relaxation.

Plug in your earbuds and change your mood anytime of the day... not while driving of course!

Enhance your sense of well-being to feel like you’ve taken a mini-vacation in under 7 minutes a day!

Calm and Collected that’s what I want!