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061 Are you “doing” your being | Dr Kathy Gruver

Telling me to sit on a pillow and still my brain I’m thinking: Why am I in time out? What did I do wrong? Why are you making me sit here?
— Dr Kathy Gruver -

Multi-passionate is the best description for Dr Kathy Gruver, PhD who is a massage therapist, hypnotherapist, Reiki master, award winning author, educator and lecturer on the global stage. She helps people facilitate their healing and lets them know they have choice. Kathy is warm-hearted, funny and pragmatic as she shares perspectives on stress, mindfulness and meditation.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Dr Kathy Gruver

We spoke about

  • Kathy’s journey of alternatives, choices and options

  • Letting life unfold

  • Escalating stress and what we can do

  • Responding versus Reacting

  • Breaking the cycle of negative thinking

  • The value of positive reinforcement

  • Addressing the busy mind

  • Benefits of presence

  • Overcoming the perceived barriers to meditation

  • Mini-meditation that’s accessible anytime anywhere

  • Flexibility of what meditation you do and how you do it

  • Choices for life

Value Quotes

“I thought I would have a massage career in between those award-winning films I was going to be doing. The award-winning films didn’t come but the massage stuck”

“It’s been an incredible journey and it’s all unfolded in front of me and I still don’t know where it’s going to go. I have no idea what I’m going to be when I grow up”

“Stress is not our problem but managing and controlling our thoughts is ours to choose” Bev’s summation

“We want first responders, we don’t want first reactors”

“If we just take that pause there’s such power there to give ourselves the chance to really formulate what we want to do next”

“It’s estimated we have 60,000 thoughts a day and 50,000 of those are negative”

“We can put these little reminders up of be positive and breath and our subconscious starts to react to that”

“When we are positive we perceive ourselves as luckier”

“Our stress is behind us or in front of us. It tends not to be in the present moment”

“Telling me to sit on a pillow and still my brain I’m thinking: Why am I in time out? What did I do wrong? Why are you making me sit here?”

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Episode Links

You can find Dr Kathy Gruver at:

Website: www.thealternativemedicinecabinet.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DrKathyGruver4health/

Kathy’s TEDx Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abMj0hCGEic

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Dr Kathy Gruver on Living Fabulously with Bev
Dr Kathy Gruver on Living Fabulously with Bev

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.

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✅ Feel calm and serene

✅ Be productive and engaged

✅ Feel at ease and expansive

✅ Be free of worries

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056 A healthy kind of selfish | Dr Linda Joy Rose

If you don’t learn a healthy kind of selfishness you usually wind up with an unhealthy selfishness
— Dr Linda Joy Rose

Healthy living expert, therapist and author Dr Linda Joy Rose paints the picture of a driven and successful woman who initially didn’t recognise the signals her body was giving her.  Constant travelling took its toll on LJ and this resulted in an autoimmune disorder.  Recovery came in the form of nutrition and directing her passion. LJ has since been teaching, speaking and writing on the subject of natural wellness.

Inspire yourself with these essential insights from Dr Linda Joy Rose

We spoke about

  • LJ’s wellbeing challenge

  • Relationship between autoimmune disorders and stress

  • Recovering from a non-specific autoimmune disorder

  • Working consciously to break the stress habit

  • 20 breaths technique

  • Using meditation as a practice

Value Quotes 

“I’ve found that with autoimmune is something that is very common in the wounded healer”

“I do need to admit that there was a long time that I was not really taking care of myself. It’s like I had forgotten everything I knew.”

“If you don’t learn a healthy kind of selfishness you usually wind up with an unhealthy selfishness”

“My passion was back and I think that had a really big part in my healing process as well as getting a lot more nutrition in my food”

“Stress is a habit”

“It’s not always what you’re eating, it’s what’s eating 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!

Episode Links

You can find Dr Linda Joy Rose at:

Website: www.naturalwellnessacademy.org 

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

Dr Linda Joy Rose has kindly shared the following links to complement the 20 breaths technique.

Proprietary relaxation music which has alpha and theta brainwave patterns – this can be combined with the 20 breaths technique and used for meditation – it’s 15 minutes.

https://www.naturalwellnessacademy.org/free-music/

A hypnotherapeutic module called “ongoing wellness” to help condition the subconscious to be receptive to making better lifestyle choices.

https://www.naturalwellnessacademy.org/free-hypnotherapy/

 

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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!