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044 The secrets to more time | Tom Evans

I noticed on days that I meditated I had a much better day and the world seemed to be kinder to me. On days I didn’t, I felt it was like pushing water uphill
— Tom Evans -

Many people talk about the value of meditation yet Tom Evans adds so much more to the conversation by focusing on the investment of even 10 minutes a day to achieve practical outcomes. Tom provides meditations for many and varied topics like weight management, relaxation, boosting creativity and avoiding jet lag. We touch on Tom’s concept of managing time mindfully to be more effective and create better outcomes for ourselves by not being enslaved by our relationship to time

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Tom Evans

We spoke about 

  • How a BBC engineer became a spiritual engineer of mind, body and spirit
  • Discovering practical mindfulness
  • Making meditation playful and accessible
  • Investing time for practical outcomes
  • Scale of effects from 10 minutes of daily meditation
  • Where to begin with meditation
  • Tom’s two main applications of meditation
  • Switching on new super sensibilities
  • Reaping the benefits of meditation
  • Tom’s course Mindfulness Based Time Management
  • Seeing life as a joy 

Value Quotes 

“I started meditating like many people to reduce stress and anxiety but I very quickly discovered this practical aspect to it”

”I noticed on days that I meditated I had a much better day and the world seemed to be kinder to me. On days I didn’t, I felt it was like pushing water uphill”

“The normal human mind can only have one thought at a time”

“As soon as you start to flip the attention away from the now you lose efficiency and so what mindfulness techniques get you to do is to be present in the now”

“You don’t have to meditate formally with your eyes closed and headphones on. You can meditate just by getting out in nature”

“Every day you’re going to treat yourself to 10 minutes of me time”

“One of the things I’ve noticed about Insight Timer app is that the most popular meditations are those that help people get to sleep”

“To me meditation has two applications. One is remedial where it fixes something… but my main area of work, research and fun is generative meditations that awaken us to new levels of consciousness”

“The main benefit [of meditation] is that you become luckier. Instead of pushing water uphill the world starts to work for you”

“With the quiet mind you get from meditation, that continues out of the meditation throughout the day so you become better at noticing things”

“If you look down it switches the internal dialogue on in the head and if you look slightly up it switches it off”

“See life not as a chore but as a joy”

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Tom Evans on Living Fabulously with Bev podcast talking about practical mindfulness
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Episode Links 

You can find Tom Evans at:

Website:  http://www.tomevans.co/  

Insight timer app: https://insighttimer.com/tomevans

043 Become your own healer | Dr Tatjana Trajkovska

Hundreds of years ago people were much more insightful, much more connected with themselves, much more in harmony and they knew how to support their body into healing
— Dr Tatjana Trajkovska -

Have you been receiving signals from your body yet due to the demands of a stressful life you aren’t aware? Imagine if you were able to stay connected to your body’s story to prevent dis-ease and live well every day with a deeper connection to yourself and others. Tatjana is a specialist in mind body medicine and works to mentor people to help them activate their inner healing potential.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Dr Tatjana Trajkovska

We spoke about 

  • Ignoring the signs the body was giving and the consequences
  • Defining mind body medicine and the interconnectedness
  • The value of connecting our mind, emotions and body to be in ease and balance
  • Using the breath to connect with the body and calm the mind
  • Signs and signals the body sends us to get our attention
  • The emergency ABC tool and how to use it effectively
  • Tatjana’s 4 month program to heal yourself
  • Loving yourself more 

Value Quotes 

“I decided to step into another journey. A journey within to connect more with myself. With my heart, with my intuition and with my body”

“In western medicine we mostly see the body separate from the emotions”

“We are not trained how deeply our emotions, our assumptions, our mindset, our beliefs affect the way we live”

“Hundreds of years ago people were much more insightful, much more connected with themselves, much more in harmony and they knew how to actually support their body into healing”

“Our body is naturally designed perfectly”

“With mind body tools we actually support people to find their own way to be more in ease, more in balance both with self and with others”

“When we become more aware of our breathing and with certain ways of breathing we can support our body to relax. And when our body is relaxed naturally, in our system different wellbeing hormones start being released” 

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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 Tatjana Trajkovska at:

Website:  http://en.tatjanatrajkovska.eu/

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

Dr Tatjana Trajkovska on LIving Fabulously with Bev podcast
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042 Say YES to the right things | Patti Villalobos

Learn to be honest with yourself as much as you possibly can and don’t run away from yourself because your shadow will just catch up with you
— Patti Villalobos -

Wise words from coach, course creator and teacher, Patti Villalobos who is passionate about enabling people to live better lives and reflects that this is ‘a journey worth taking’. We all wish for relationships that flourish however we can be at the people-pleasing or overtly controlling end of a spectrum and it’s tough to break entrenched patterns. This interview is a must-listen if you are ready to make a change for the better with boundaries both for your self and with others. Patti shares great analogies, stories and examples to bring clarity to the art of setting boundaries.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Patti Villalobos

We spoke about 

  • Starting over with a passion for helping people move forward
  • Recreating overwork and why being driven didn’t work
  • From an out of control and reactive life to better balance and self-care
  • Why we get caught up in the trap of saying yes when we mean no
  • Reframing healthy conflict by balancing the “see-saw”
  • Breaking the cycle of entrenched behaviour and patterns
  • The opportunity of creating new patterns in long term relationships
  • Building more honest relationships
  • Patti’s course ‘Set Boundaries like a Boss’
  • Embracing your shadow self to come to wholeness 

Value Quotes 

“I’d love to say that it was a straight line.  That as I grew I became wiser and took better care of myself and that was just not the way it happened”

“I had not been feeling great but I got into the worst insomnia.  I mean at one point I was sleeping just one hour a night on Ambien. It was awful”

“Talk about a wake up call.  This was a wake up call from my soul to say ok what are you doing?”

“With the insomnia it brought a lot of anxiety and depression because of course when you are not sleeping everything is jacked up right”

“I realised fairly quickly it wasn’t a quick fix cause it wasn’t something I had got into overnight and so therefore it was all about balance and I wasn’t going to get into balance overnight”

“As long as I’m being pro-active in my self-care I feel the healthiest emotionally, mentally and spiritually than I’ve ever been”

“This has been really a thing about being clear about what my boundaries have to be. That’s been a core level learning for me. Boundaries with myself and boundaries of course with others.”

“Setting boundaries is part of being assertive and you don’t have to be mean or aggressive when you do it”

“Conflict is inevitable. You are going to have people who don’t agree with you just because they see the world different from you”

“Recognise you’re learning a skill and so don’t beat yourself up. Have grace when you don’t get it ‘right’ and practice is what makes it perfect, if there is such a thing”

“What you need to recognise is that you can’t change another’s behaviour.  What you can do, is you can change your approach and when you change your approach the interaction between the two of you is going to change”

“If you have a relationship with someone who is important to you and you start changing, that kind of freaks them out a little bit. They get afraid they’re going to lose you. They get afraid that it is reflecting back on them and that they need to change… so unconsciously they start ‘pulling at your ankles’”

“Your boundaries help you to keep moving towards your values and towards who you are wanting to be but hopefully you can do it without doing the ‘cut and run’”

“I like to look at boundaries as more than just saying no to things. Boundaries are also about saying yes to the right things”

“Learn to be honest with yourself as much as you possibly can and don’t run away from yourself because your shadow will just catch up with you”

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!

Patti Villalobos on Living Fabulously with Bev podcast
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Episode Links 

You can find Patti Villalobos at:

Website:  http://www.pattivillalobos.com/

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

Brené Brown author of Rising Strong:  http://brenebrown.com/books/

041 Chew on this | Meliors Simms

I’m really trying to set people up to keep their teeth for life
— Meliors Simms -

When someone calls themselves a Holistic Tooth Fairy there’s a curiosity that sparks in me because we don’t often talk about our teeth in relationship to our health.  As a consumer educator Meliors Simms is bringing this conversation mainstream.  Meliors talks with such passion about healing her own teeth using a systemic approach and what is really interesting to me is that a number of other ailments cleared up too.  As she says the “mouth is the gateway to the body” and I concur that this is also to your wellbeing.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Meliors Simms

Meliors Simms the Holistic Tooth Fairy on Living Fabulously with Bev

We spoke about 

  • The final straw of a 7th root canal
  • Impact of diet on teeth
  • Nutritional approach to teeth healing
  • The real reason sugar is not good for your teeth
  • Improvements beyond strong teeth
  • Difference between holistic vs regular dental advice
  • The benefits of healthy teeth and gums
  • The link between our teeth and other organs
  • 4 recommendations to improve the quality of your teeth
  • Prioritising the health of your teeth and gums 

Value Quotes 

“Shifting my priority for my health from losing weight to healing my teeth”

“It’s been such a profound thing in my life that not just my physical wellbeing has changed but my emotional wellbeing, my ability to relate to people and to be visible in the world, that has all changed”

“What happens when we heal the gums and the teeth is that we also simultaneously increase the bodies resistance to bacteria and we are minimising the flow of bacteria from our mouth”

“I wish that when I first started having things go wrong with my mouth that I had someone who could point me in the right direction and set me off on a different path”

“I’m really trying to set people up to keep their teeth for life”

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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 Meliors Simms at:

Website:  http://www.holistictoothfairy.com  

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

TMJ Playlist by Meliors Simms: http://bit.ly/2jNSj2N

Cure tooth decay by Ramiel Nagel: http://www.curetoothdecay.com/  

Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon: http://nourishingtraditions.com/  

040 Get out of the pit of despair | Becky Howell

Mindset and happiness, understanding yourself and baby steps is the difference between being in the pit of despair and living a fabulous life
— Becky Howell -

What a delight to hear how Becky has transformed her own life along her health journey and is speaking out on the significance of happiness and healing in our lives.  What would you do if no one around you believed you were unwell?  Becky chose not to stay in a pit of despair and took one small step at a time to reclaim her health.  In this interview Becky shares some great tools and techniques on how she rose above her circumstances.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Becky Howell

Becky Howell on Living Fabulously with Bev

We spoke about 

  • A challenging health journey rendered more difficult by disbelief
  • What stimuli carry you through to start to get better and find your health
  • The decision to focus on one step at a time
  • How honesty, patience and a sense of humour can support you
  • Using the analogy of 5 spoons to build awareness about capacity
  • A worst day illustration from Becky’s journey
  • The evolutionary evidence of your life purpose
  • Being more vocal to help spread the message
  • Becky’s latest book “My happiness book”
  • Taking small pleasures and elevating them
  • Tips for living fabulously through more happiness, objectivity and mindset 

Value Quotes 

”There was just my husband and I. There was no one that we could find that would help. There was no one that would believe me. There was just nothing”

“I started learning natural and alternative methods to find my way back to health”

“Attitude and mindset is totally key”

“Mindset and happiness are the key to leveraging the energy you have to get better”

“Fibromyalgia is the cocktail if you want to experience a bunch of things at once”

“Mindset and happiness, understanding yourself and baby steps is the difference between being in the pit of despair and living a fabulous life”

“Most people don’t know what happiness is made up of or they don’t know how to access it and bring more of it into their lives”

“Enjoy your pleasure so much that it’s indecent – Coco Chanel”

“There are so many pockets of time that we do have and we need to reclaim those”

“Don’t let what a doctor may think about you get in the way of finding help”

“No one will have all the insight or info you do about your body.  If you can reach a point that helps you to leverage your info and match that with a medical plan, you will find your healing much faster” 

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 Becky Howell at:

Website:  http://www.beckyhowell.com

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

039 Put all your strengths to work | Kathy Wheeler

I had to adjust so many things in my life in terms of what I thought were my strengths and how I went about dealing with situations and processing information
— Kathy Wheeler -

What do engineering, marketing and book writing have in common? Join me as we explore Kathy Wheeler’s journey to conquer a brain injury and pursue her passion to help others get their stories out in the world and in many cases using their words to heal themselves. It’s amazing how Kathy relied on other strengths and chose not to admit defeat.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Kathy Wheeler

Kathy Wheeler on LIving Fabulously with Bev podcast

We spoke about 

  • A challenging brain injury
  • Changes to Kathy’s life as she knew it
  • Adapting ways of working and being
  • Combatting poor memory recall
  • The providence and patience to be able to work things out
  • The role of positivity and mindset in Kathy’s life
  • Timeout for catching up and regrounding
  • Concentrating on what brings us joy
  • Sharing our message with the world
  • Value of lifelong learning and other tips for living fabulously  

Value Quotes 

”Many of my life circumstances also changed at that time and so I was able to rely on my other strengths thankfully”

“I had to adjust so many things in my life in terms of what I thought were my strengths and how I went about dealing with situations and processing information”

“I’m also more accepting of others and I can relate to people who have had strokes”

“A bad attitude won’t get me anywhere”

“I’ve realised that a positive attitude is the key to happiness and success”

“With the right attitude, the willingness to learn and the willingness to take action anyone can achieve anything they set their mind to”

“Quiet time really helps me process information when my brain feels like it’s on overload”

“If you have your feelings built up inside and need to release them, write it down.  Journaling is perfect. You don’t have to keep what you write you can tear it up immediately after”

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 Kathy Wheeler at:

Website:  http://www.the90daybook.com

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

038 Question everything | Laura Childs

‘What if…’ changes our path. Opens a world of possibilities. And in that world we might find something fantastic, or fierce, about ourselves and our bodies and our personal power
— Laura Childs -

When I first heard Laura’s story I was thrilled to know that she is both a healthy weight advocate and passionate about real food.  No shakes and pills!  How wonderful that her willingness to help others achieve what she and her daughter Veronica did, led to the creation of a business. It's a unique business in that it centres around the most amazing community support for people desiring to be a healthy weight.  Laura truly walks her talk and embodies the belief that when it comes to our health, we can always improve it if we learn to question everything.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Laura Childs

Laura Childs talking healthy weight on Living Fabulously with Bev

We spoke about 

  • How the outcome of routine check-up created a catalyst for change
  • The value of research in understanding how to navigate nutrition
  • How leading by example attracted people who needed help
  • Recognising that a passion to serve was in fact a business
  • The need for awareness, compassion and amusement
  • How learning to question everything will shift beliefs and more
  • Putting ourselves first as a role model for others in our lives
  • The unique approach of the Utmost Diet membership site
  • Lessons from a 3 year old child  

Value Quotes 

”I’m always amazed at what the human body is capable of – even when our health is degrading when we haven’t taken care of ourselves as well as we could have”

“And right up until my family doctor’s wake up call in 2013 I had no idea that my health and longevity was even in my control. I was certain that my fate would be determined more by genetics than by my actions”

“With a sombre expression my doctor informs me that I’ve gained enough weight to be classified as obese and that I’m showing signs of insulin resistance. And soon - she promises – she will be serving up a diagnosis and a life long prescriptions for type 2 Diabetes”

“And I’ll tell you – when we compared that ideal to the Government Guidelines – we had practically flipped it upside down”

“We realized that this is how we used to eat when we lived on the farm, how we all ate before the Industrial Era, before the availability of refined oils and processed flours and all these darn chemicals in our foods”

“We actually didn’t create a business – the business created us. And in a sense, it continues to create itself”

“The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.” Paulo Coelho

“We got so busy, researching for people and learning more about how healthy fats heal our cells, how sugar damages our cells, and how all the toxins in our foods are causing so many illnesses”

“We realized we had to step up and do whatever we could to help others reach their healthy body weight”

“I’d never thought about it until I embarked on my own journey – but I’ve seen it in others since. How we all go through a long series of mindset shifts – and attitudes – as we walk that path back to wellness”

“The greatest lesson I’ve learned is that when it comes to your health, it can always be improved”

“I can’t even begin to tell you how much your signature sleep course has helped me – the tools, knowledge, awareness – within. And feeling that underlying self-compassion built into everything you do. A dose of acceptance and forgiveness plus the inspiration to keep moving forward on the quest.”

“I learned to “question everything” – my doctor’s diagnosis, my beliefs, and my perceived potential”

“We don’t set great examples for our children or anyone else if we’re so busy looking after every one that we’re exhausted, run down, and potentially growing bitter”

“That’s another area where you’ve really helped me in awareness – your sleep journal – five minutes per day shows me how I’m treating myself, what I might like to improve on tomorrow, and the gifts of each day that I might have forgotten if I had simply crawled into bed, exhausted”

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 Laura Childs at:

Website:  http://utmostdiet.com

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

My online course Sleeping Fabulously is a four week course where I take troubled sleepers through the process of understanding their sleep habits, to creating new habits that let them sleep soundly through the night.

You know how passionate I am about this subject and you know that it’s time for me to take my sleep message to more people.

Can I ask you to do something?

Would you be willing to be my Champion and champion the cause of better health and sleep with me?

What if, together, we could change ONE person’s life for the better? What if we could start more conversations about the topic of well-rested living? What if we could be...well, be rebels together?

Are you in?

I hope so!

Contact me if you need ideas or head to http://bit.ly/sleepfabulously to check out all the details and share the link thoughtfully with your friends and on social media

Thanks in advance for being a fabulous change maker

037 Bio-hacking your way to health | Dr Jamie Koonce

Whatever you might be going through with your health right now you probably have more control over it than you think
— Dr Jamie Koonce -

Good for us that Dr Jamie Koonce is a self-professed nerd from playground days.  Who would have thought that a childhood intuition to change her diet to prevent migraines would put her on a path to learning and discovering the role of epigenetics and the influence on our health and appearance.  Her passion for learning has not stopped and she now teaches people like you and I how to bio-hack our way to health.  You will be pleased to know that Jamie dispels the belief that there is ONE diet or nutrition protocol for everyone!

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Dr Jamie Koonce

Dr Jamie Koonce Living Fabulously with Bev

We spoke about 

  • Jamie’s curiosity with the way the body worked from a young age
  • Having more control over our health than we think
  • The influence of epigenetics on our health and appearance
  • The role of genetic inheritance, lifestyle and environmental inputs
  • Understanding the effect of your genetics in relationship to your own diet and nutrition
  • Never too late to make changes that will improve your health and wellbeing
  • Determining and interpreting your genetic profile
  • Bio-hacking School
  • Why assessing how you’re doing with your health regularly is so important

Value Quotes 

”I was fascinated by the body, how you could change the way that you feel, the way that you look, everything about the body just by different environmental inputs”

“It seems a lot of people don’t make that connection even after they get very sick. They feel like they have no control and it’s just something that happened to them. They really do have control and I think that’s empowering to know.”

“Whatever you might be going through with your health right now you probably have more control over it than you think”

“You can turn off or turn on a gene for better or for worse depending on the environmental inputs”

“I’ve been studying this for several years and have found some very interesting things about how you can change your diet and your lifestyle to basically cause these epigenetic changes that are very desirable and to prevent the changes that are not”

“Understanding your own genetics helps you understand why none of these diet books work for everyone”

“Never settle for ‘this is just the way things are’ because it doesn’t have to be that way”

“Why would you settle for a mediocre life or mediocre health when you can have vitality and really feel amazing and do amazing things because you feel amazing”

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 Dr Jamie Koonce at:

Website:  www.drjamiekoonce.com

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

My online course Sleeping Fabulously is a four week course where I take troubled sleepers through the process of understanding their sleep habits, to creating new habits that let them sleep soundly through the night.

You know how passionate I am about this subject and you know that it’s time for me to take my sleep message to more people.

Can I ask you to do something?

Would you be willing to be my Champion and champion the cause of better health and sleep with me?

What if, together, we could change ONE person’s life for the better? What if we could start more conversations about the topic of well-rested living? What if we could be...well, be rebels… together?

Are you in?
I hope so!

Contact me if you need ideas or head to http://bit.ly/sleepfabulously to check out all the details and share the link thoughtfully with your friends and on social media

Thanks in advance for being a fabulous change maker

036 Modern day miracle | Cornelia Constantinescu

I told my husband that we have to forgive the person that hit us, who caused the car accident, because if we don’t forgive that person we can’t heal ourselves
— Cornelia Constantinescu -

What would you do if your young child was so badly injured in a car accident that the doctor’s treatment plan seemed as traumatic as living with a disfigurement? In such a difficult situation Cornelia Constantinescu turned to what she intuitively knew about forgiveness, the belief her child could recover and took action within her control. This truly is a modern day miracle of recovery and creates the context to explore how we can release trauma and bring about healing in our lives.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Cornelia Constantinescu

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We spoke about 

  • Cornelia’s journey to find a better life
  • The need for forgiveness
  • A modern day miracle of recovery
  • Releasing past trauma and moving forward freely in our lives
  • The power of Emotional Freedom Technique (or Tapping) as a mind body tool
  • Addressing the experience underpinning your emotions
  • Finding a way to be with ease and joy even when challenging 

Value Quotes 

“I wanted to do whatever I knew and I could do or possibly do because I’m a human being”

“I told my husband that we have to forgive the person that hit us, who produced the car accident because if we don’t forgive that person we can’t heal ourselves”

“In 2 days, the same doctors told my husband it’s a miracle that they didn’t see anything like this They asked us what we did that the girl recovered so well”

“I help so many people heal from their illness, with their money and their relationship that for me it was a must to do everything that I knew and could to help my daughter to heal”

“It is very important to get to the root of the trauma or emotion”

“Release the old habit and we put on a new habit”

“We have to address the emotion.  We have to give the emotion a voice because this way we find our balance”

“We are coming from our childhood with the life that we have until we release these traumas and these past experiences. The life that we have is something we learned in our childhood”

“We are so attached to our emotions and our past experiences that we are not even aware that we are doing the same things that our parents did”

“Just be present that the goal is to live fabulously and things will align. A mentor will come. A coach will come. A friend will come. A book will come”

“We are here to help one another and to do great things in the world and we deserve it”

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 Cornelia Constantinescu at:

Website:  http://www.corneliaconstantinescu.com

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

The next live round of Sleeping Fabulously starts on Monday, 3 April 2017. It’s a 4 week course to transform your sleep. You’ve probably tried a few things to get better sleep but you just can’t turn this around. If you want more good days and you could do with less nights of struggle then this is the course for you. All the details can be found at http://bit.ly/sleepfabulously

035 Why is change so hard | Dr Bridget Cooper

I love Living Fabulously. Just saying the name of your work is just exactly what we should all be doing more of. Life’s too short to be doing anything else
— Dr Bridget Cooper -

When your guest describes herself as a cage rattler, change agent, thought shifter, sculptor of human potential you know that the conversation is going to be epic. As an author of 5 books on change, Dr Bridget Cooper is refreshingly candid yet empathetic and pragmatic about our transitions with change. As a change strategist she has had her own transformation and is the subject of her latest book ‘Little Landslides’.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Dr Bridget Cooper

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We spoke about 

  • Exploring and accepting your story to embrace personal change
  • Pro-active steps to change vs change because of a crisis
  • Being attentive to our 4 core needs each day
  • Alignment of our work as change agents to expand the positive aspects of living
  • Breaking the cycle of negative self-talk
  • Create a new track by choice
  • Bridget’s new book ‘Little Landslides’ about rising up from personal pain
  • Three beautiful tips for living fabulously  

Value Quotes 

“Change puts you in a new position to rethink things you’ve always thought even though they weren’t working, you’ve always thought them and there is some comfort in that”

“Looking at the story and recognising and accepting that it got you where you are but it might not or won’t likely get you to where you need to be” [sic]

“Resistance comes from not feeling mastery over where you’re headed”

“Going to sleep may not meet the need for validation or connection so they’re going to go find it before they go to bed which is going to have them lingering on social media for a long time”

“You can change how you feel if you change how you think”

“Shifting the narrative on how we are coming to the conclusions that bring us to be really berating ourselves”

“What we focus our attention on we get more of”

“Receive things in a way that makes us grateful… and those things then help us to focus in those positive, grateful, abundant kind of mindset vs getting stuck in that old tape of ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I’m not smart enough’, ‘I’m not hard working enough’” 

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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 Dr Bridget Cooper at:

Website:  http://drbridgetcooper.com/

Face book: https://www.facebook.com/DrBridgetCooper/

The next live round of Sleeping Fabulously, a 4 week course to transform your sleep starts on Monday, 20 February 2017.

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