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Moving Through Grief by Deeply Listening

An interview with Lisa Heacock

Every single one of us has had an experience of either losing someone or something we love or knowing someone else who has, right?

Even though this is a painful truth about the experience of living, oftentimes we do not have the tools or the support we need to navigate through grief in healing ways.

On this week’s podcast episode, Lisa Heacock, an international best-selling author, inspirational speaker, and international certified life coach, grief coach, and grief educator, offers her perspective on grief. She speaks both from her professional background as well as from her personal story, after losing twelve loved ones through death in twenty-two-months. Lisa offers wisdom and bite-size tools and steps that can easily be digested and implemented when and if needed.

Resources:

www.holisticlifecoaching.org.uk

Instagram: holistic_coach_lisa

Facebook: holisticlifecoachingwithlisamarie

https://linktr.ee/CoachLisaMarie

The Calming Ground Free Guided Meditation

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What is "High Functioning Anxiety" Anyway?

Do you or someone you know seem to be successful in a variety of ways, and yet chronically stressed?

In this episode, Elizabeth Mintun reflects on the qualities she’s noticed to be present in people with high-functioning anxiety, as well as how they often appear to outsiders. It’s amazing how people who can appear so organized, calm and collected, and high performing can internally feel so overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, and exhausted.

Resources:

The Calming Ground Free Guided Meditation

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Getting into the Creative Flow

An interview with Gregory Halpen

Are you one of the many people who struggle from a creative block at times?

In this episode, Elizabeth Mintun interviews Gregory Halpen, who has 30+ years’ experience as a creative practice coach, solo theater artist, stage & TV actor, and singer. Gregory teaches creatives how to cultivate a creative practice for staying on their creative journey. In this interview, Gregory talks about how creativity, even beyond self-expression, can lead to self-discovery and transformation.

Resources:

Instagram: @gregoryhalpen

Facebook: greghalpen

www.gregoryhalpen.com

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Honoring Ourselves

Freeing Ourselves from People-Pleasing 

Do you ever struggle with people-pleasing?

In this episode, Elizabeth Mintun explores her experience with people-pleasing and the freedom that comes when we respect our own boundaries and those of others. Elizabeth also dives into the importance of connecting with ourselves as a way to be more fully present and aware of the boundaries that we need to honor.

Resources:

The Calming Ground Free Guided Meditation

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Growing our Boundary Muscles

An Exploration of Inner & Outer Boundaries with Kelli Younglove 

What does it mean to grow our “boundary muscles”?

In this episode, Kelli Younglove, a Self-Awareness and Mindset Coach, dives into exploring boundaries on several levels, and offers actionable advice on how to notice and honor our boundaries.

Resources:

Kelly Younglove Free Mini-Guide For Anxiety Relief

Kelli Younglove Creating the Container of YOU Course

The Calming Ground Free Guided Meditation

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Setting the Limits that Align with You

An Interview with Dr. Elizabeth Ssesmanda

Have you ever felt that your life choices just don’t quite align with who you feel you are inside?

In this episode, Elizabeth Mintun speaks with Dr. Elizabeth Ssemanda, a holistic psychiatrist, medical intuitive, and life coach. In this conversation, Dr. Ssemanda talks about the importance of reconnecting with ourselves in order to live more authentically aligned lives and make choices that more deeply reflect who we are.

Resources:

www.youtube.com/channel/UCzzA2XnfAS_p7ASow6K0q5g

www.soulinyou.com

The Calming Ground Free Guided Meditation

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The Gift of Boundaries for Compassionate Presence

An Interview with Dawn Glasco

How are you living your life that brings about fulfillment for yourself and others? Dawn Glasco reflects on this important question in her interview on The Calming Ground podcast.

In this episode, Elizabeth Mintun speaks with Dawn Glasco, a community engagement strategist, speaker, author, and consultant. Dawn reflects on creating and maintaining boundaries as a way of choosing what we allow into our hearts and minds and what we judiciously select to protect ourselves from in order to preserve our own integrity and alignment with what truly matters to us.

Resources:

www.dawnglasco.com

Community Engagement Leadership: Unleashing the Power Within Paperback – June 27, 2023

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Seven Pathways of Rest to Prevent Burnout

Did you know that rest can take many forms?

Often when we think about resting we think about sleeping or being otherwise inactive. But, rest can actually come in many different forms! In this episode, Elizabeth Mintun explores seven different pathways to rest and replenishment and examples within these to help us regain our balance and feel renewed.

Resources:

The Calming Ground Free Guided Meditation

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Listening to Our Bodies

An Interview with Therapist Allison Bruce

Have you ever struggled with tuning into the wisdom of your own inner voice?In this episode, psychotherapist Allison Bruce talks about the importance of listening to the wisdom of our bodies. Allison talks about the “demand culture” that we live in that is focused more on achieving and producing rather than the quality of our “be-ing”. She talks about the importance of staying with the process of noticing how we experience tension in our bodies and gradually leaning into easing that tension.

Resources:

www.allisonebruce.com

www.gestaltcleveland.org

www.emdrtherapy.com

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Finding Your Voice

An Interview with Communication Specialist & Women's Empowerment Coach Joan Stenzler

Have you ever wanted to speak up, but never ended up finding the right words or the confidence to do it? Joan Stenzler is a motivational speaker, communication specialist, holistic psychotherapist, and women’s empowerment coach. In this episode, Joan shares her own background and insight into when to use our voices to speak our truths, and the power of the words we choose.

Resources:

youramazingjourney.lpages.co

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Change your sleep and change your life

Here's how!

Have you ever felt the brain fog and emotional rollercoaster of sleep deprivation? Then eavesdrop on this episode where Elizabeth explores the fascinating subject of sleep with Dr. Catherine Darley an internationally recognized expert in the use of natural behavior and lifestyle medicine for the treatment of sleep disorders.

Resources:

Instagram:@skilledsleeper

www.skilledsleeper.com

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How to lift yourself up

An interview with Leslie Wood

 

A teacher for four years and a counselor for 15, Leslie shares her experience with how talking to yourself impacts how you see the world.

Which areas of your life would affirmations would have the most impact.  Leslie gives you some great tips to tap into the most powerful thing you have: how you talk to yourself.

Resources:

www.masteryourmoment.net

 

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The secret to why guys don't talk to each other

Imagine being able to go beneath the armor men tend to show the world. That's what stay-at-home dad and men's life and success coach Harvey Laguerre and I explore.

Toxic masculinity? What does it really mean? Why is it not okay for men to cry?

Join us as we talk about how our culture shapes men and how that shaping impacts us.

Resources:

https://inspiretheprize.com

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Would you let someone talk to you this way?

Imagine you're with someone you consider a friend, when out of the blue, they say something to you that's out of bounds, wrong, inappropriate, you name it. They disrespect you.

Consider this? Would you accept that kind of talk from yourself?

This week, our podcast explores why we tolerate self-criticism and what we can do to catch and re-direct it in 5 easy steps.

 

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Her response to an "empty nest"

Shari Liilico's children have flown and she's facing the classic empty nest. What now?

Discover how she went from this to best-selling author, speaker and coach. And Shari gives you the three statements of gratitude that became the powerful, life-changing impact when she turned to self-love.

Resources:

https://www.sharilillico.com/

or

View her books.

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"Why do I feel guilty?"

Have you ever asked yourself that?

Have you ever wanted to calm yourself down when you feel guilt wash over you, yet you can't? If that sounds familiar, this podcast is for you.

In this episode, get two ways to ease the sense of guilt when it arises.

Elizabeth also explores the reason guilt appears in the first place.

Learn how guilt can become your ally and how you can find out what's underneath it!

 

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"Why don't I fit in?"

An interview with Dr. Fred Moss

 

If you've ever asked yourself "Why do I feel like a misfit?" listen to this podcast and learn why this might be and what you can do about it.

Dr. Fred talks about the danger of shutting people out and, the importance of human connection and the power of authentic listening.

 Resources:

Visit Fred's website:

https://welcometohumanity.net/

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Is that wrong?

Jennifer Parker tells us how to spot red flags in a relationship.

 

Have you ever been in a relationship where you felt there was abuse or coercive control at play?

Do you care about and have concerns that someone you know might be in a controlling or coercive relationship? Then don't miss episode!

 Resources:

Visit Jennifer's website:

https://madisonmentalhealthcounselor.com/

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Meeting Guilt with Grace

Talking with Courtney Edwards

 

A counselor who trains counselors, Courtney Edwards joined me to talk about how to find more internal balance and freedom.

Using her own struggles as examples, Courtney talks about guilt and shame. Do you know the difference? It's subtle Find that out in the first few minutes of our talk.

 Resources:

Visit Courtney on Instagram

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Celebrating Your Health:

Talking with Ivory Howard

 

"Am I the biggest person in this class?"

If you've ever wondered that or felt out of place, this podcast is for you! Join me as I talk with Ivory Howard about the nuances of yoga and pilates culture and how you can feel included instead of excluded for not looking like the pages of a magazine!  

 Resources:

http://www.ivoryhoward.com/

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Out of the Shackles of Perfectionism

Have you ever wondered if you're a perfectionist? What is it about the holidays that can make us want to be even more perfect? Find out!

Join me as I lead us on a journey exploring how perfectionism exists on a spectrum and explore the antidote - self-compassion.

As a psychotherapist and mindfulness coach, I help you learn how meeting perfectionism with vulnerability can enhance our ability to connect with others.

 

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Unraveling the Tension of Perfectionism:

Interview with Donna O'Shea

 

Want to get past those pesky
"Shoulds"?

Join me for this one where Donna talks being raised to be a "Good Girl," about self-criticism, self-sabotage and how to unhook from your "Shoulds."

 Resources:

Visit Donna on her Instagram.

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Out of Hiding: An Interview with Anne Vainio

If you've ever wanted to hide your imperfections, this podcast is for you!

Join me as I talk to Anne Vainio, Alopecia Empowerment and Life Purpose Coach, about letting go of shame and burnout as she moved away from her Alopecia diagnosis to courageously share it with the world.

 Resources:

https://www.avain.io/

Visit Anne on her Instagram.

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The Healing Power of Authentic Listening

"Why do I feel like I don't fit in?"

If you've ever asked that, listen to this podcast with Dr. Fred Moss.

Dr. Moss also talks about the harm that comes from shutting people off because of differences in opinion.

If you think there's something wrong with you, find out why this is and what you can do about it.

Resources:

https://welcometohumanity.net/

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Forest Bathing for Replenished Energy

This episode focuses on the many benefits of forest bathing for your physical and mental health. In addition to being a unique way to slow down and find solace and forest bathing decreases cortisol levels and increases concentration.

Interviewing several people who've benefit from forest bathing reveals why this might be the option for you. Discover the difference between "just talking a walk" and forest bathing.

 

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Interview with Health & Life Coach Jessica Seddon

Are you someone who worries about burnout and can't quite get the hang of work life balance? 

Help has arrived! Health and life coach Jessica Seddon shares the secret of how to regain your energy and feel more alive. If you want more energy, join us for this podcast!

Resources:

Jessica Seddon https://www.jessicahseddon.com/

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Harmony Within: Nurturing Vitality through Qigong 

Have you ever wondered what the ancient Chinese practice of Qigong  about? 

In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Mintun, a psychotherapist and mindfulness coach, reflects on her journey from a life of stress to one of peace and vitality through her encounter with Qigong.

Resources: 

Holden Qigong: https://www.holdenqigong.com/

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Interview with Tessa: Acupuncture for Vitality

Have you ever tried acupuncture or wondered how it works? Acupuncturist Tessa Olson explains how acupuncture enhances vitality. 

Tessa talks about her childhood filled with illness and the encounter with acupuncture, that changed her life and brought her back to health and wellness.

Resources: 

Renewal Acupuncture: https://www.renewalacupuncture.com/

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Interview with Jean Sutton: Use Rituals to Enhance Vitality

Have you ever wondered how to bring greater vitality into your life? What if rituals offer a sacred space to pause and invite greater energy into your daily life? 

A retired counselor and minister, Jean uses the power of ritual to offer greater dimension for her clients’ healing.

Resources: 

Gestalt Institute of Cleveland: https://www.gestaltcleveland.org

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Navigating What Isn’t in Our Control

In this podcast episode, Elizabeth Mintun, a psychotherapist and mindfulness coach, discusses the natural human need to feel “in control”. Elizabeth shares her personal struggle with her relationship with control and the anxiety that created for her.

She addresses the natural human instinct to look for ways to find security, stability, and to manage fear; the illusion of control offers the idea that somehow if we do things a certain way we will be more secure.

 

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Types of Overwhelm

We have all heard of overwhelm, but what is it really and what can we do about it?

In this podcast, I explain overwhelm. Did you know there are categories of overwhelm?

Discover the continuum of overwhelm: from circumstantial and occasional to chronic and debilitating. She shares a personal story about a day of the week that she particularly finds overwhelming (Tuesdays!) and the secret reframe you can use to reduce overwhelm.

 

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Interview with Cary Beyerstedt:

Coming Back to The Moment

How do we find joy in the midst of life's chaos?

Cary Beyerstedt helps you take the first step to answering these questions. After 17-year career as a registered nurse in obstetrics and gynocology, she transitioned into holistic intergrative healing practices.

Resources:

Donna Eden's Energy System:  https://edenenergymedicine.com/

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Beyond the Buzz

Have you ever wondered what self-care truly means beyond the buzzwords?

Join me to explore the notion that self-care extends far beyond spa treatments and vacations.

Get daily, sustainable practices that are doable for you and that will help you wrangle those 70,000 thoughts your brain is processing.

Also get tips on you can use the power of neuroplasticity to shift negative self talk into self-kindness.

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Meet the Minds

Hi! I’m Elizabeth, a life and centering coach.

After years of my own struggle with taking space in my own life and prioritizing my self nourishment, I decided to take control and reclaim my power. I went on a long and winding journey to find my balance and healing from the inside out. Now I use the same powerful techniques to help others find inner peace.

In addition, I am trained as a Healing Qigong teacher and a Forest Therapy Guide. I infuse these practices into my grounding and centering work here at The Calming Ground. And, though The Calming Ground is a non-clinical practice, I also bring my years of experience and training as a psychotherapist in my private practice to nuance and inform my work as a centering life coach.

Hi! I’m Elizabeth, a life and centering coach.

After years of my own struggle with taking space in my own life and prioritizing my self nourishment, I decided to take control and reclaim my power. I went on a long and winding journey to find my balance and healing from the inside out. Now I use the same powerful techniques to help others find inner peace.

In addition, I am trained as a Healing Qigong teacher and a Forest Therapy Guide. I infuse these practices into my grounding and centering work here at The Calming Ground. And, though The Calming Ground is a non-clinical practice, I also bring my years of experience and training as a psychotherapist in my private practice to nuance and inform my work as a centering life coach.