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{ripen 014} The Pressure to Pick the "Best" with Rachel Sizemore
 
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There's a lot of underlying pressure in our world to figure out "the best" of all of our options, the best foods to eat, the best restaurant to go to, the best partner to marry, the best school for your kids. We are both blessed and cursed to have so many options, and one way we cope is to focus on the elusive "best."

But searching for the best can be exhausting and overwhelming. And frankly, it can be limiting, too.

In this episode, I share a simple alternative framework for how to easily navigate decision making when you're flooded with options and feel pressure to figure out the best one.

 
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RESOURCES

+  Awaken Your Desire, live workshop with Rachel in Culver City on June 29, 2017

+  Episode 13 of Ripen with Connie Chapman for more on deepening your connection with yourself

+  Episode 9 of Ripen with Katarina Arneric for more on using the wisdom of your body to make decisions


CONNECT

+  Website: rachelsizemore.com

+  Facebook: /rksize

+  Instagram: @rksize


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{ripen 013} What to Do When You're Stuck in a Rut with Connie Chapman
 
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Tuning into your unique intuition and desires - sounds lovely in theory but can be a bit tricky in practice - particularly if we are in the habit of racing through life and filling any downtime scrolling on the phone.

But if we don't slow down to do the inner work of connecting with ourselves and clearing out old pain and resistance, we often find ourselves stuck in a rut, recreating the same crappy situations over and over again.

In this episode of Ripen, I chat with Connie Chapman about what it really looks like, step by step to go within, even when it feels incredibly uncomfortable.

Listen in as Connie and I discuss…

+  A step by step process to finally clear old recurring patterns and habits

+  The magic that comes from connecting with yourself and aligning to your truth

+  Anxiety and how Connie has been able to make peace with her life long struggle with it

+  Connie's daily practice that keeps her living in her truth while still achieving her goals

 
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RESOURCES

+  Awaken Radio, Connie's amazing podcast *My faves include episodes #70, #68, #60

+  Gabby Bernstein

+  Free Yourself from the Pain of Negative Emotions, Episode 11 of Ripen      

 

ABOUT CONNIE CHAPMAN

Connie Chapman is a Life Coach, Speaker and Writer empowering big dreamers and soul seekers to create lives they love (from the inside out). Through her international 1:1 coaching practice she has personally guided hundreds of women and men to break free of their limitations and unlock their true potential.

Connie is the creator of The 90 Day Transformation Project, and host of the top ranking podcast Awaken Radio, which shares heart-felt conversations and inspiring interviews with experts and thought leaders from all over the world.

Known for her authentic, honest and soulful approach, Connie's transformative work is all about re-connecting with your heart and inner wisdom, embodying more love, peace and freedom, creating a mindset that empowers you, and learning to truly accept and value yourself. 

Connect with Connie:

+  Website: conniechapman.com

+  Facebook: /conniechapmanpage

+  Instagram: /connie_chapman *Connie's insta-stories are the best!

+  Twitter: /_conniechapman_

+  Pinterest: /conniechapman13


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{ripen 012} Loving What You Have to Get What You Want with Brittany Hopkins
 
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Paradoxically, one of the simplest ways to get what you want is to start by accepting and even appreciating where you are now. But sometimes the dance of desire and acceptance feels counterintuitive, tricky, impossible even. How can you stay grateful and present for what is while working to create more? How can you accept what is when things are painful and hard?

After spending quite a few hours thinking myself in circles around this idea, I asked my teacher and dear friend Brittany Hopkins what she thought. And Brittany, being a master manifestor, creator, and an all round rad human being has some pretty powerful insights for us on today's episode of Ripen.

Listen in as she and I discuss…

+  A simple practice to reduce your stress and change how you show up for your life

+  How to use a spirit of play and daydreaming to help you create what you want 

+  The power of doing the work and a perspective shift that makes concentrated effort feel easier

+  Why gratitude isn't just a trend and how it can help you transform your life starting now - regardless of how down you feel

+  How to make the most of where you are in your life now, even if its miles from where you want to be 

 
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RESOURCES

+  Practice yoga with Brittany Hopkins from anywhere in the world

+  Bedtime Meditation, Abraham Hicks

+  How to Get What You Want & Want What You Have,  John Gray

+  Knowing What You Want with Rachel Sizemore, Episode 3 of Ripen

+  Life's a Dance, song by John Michael Montgomery (Prepare yourself for a hilarious throwback country music video)

 

ABOUT BRITTANY HOPKINS

Brittany Hopkins is owner of and teacher at Container Collective Yoga. As an YACET E-RYT 500 certified Baptiste Yoga Instructor that has been teaching movement since 1998, she creates space for students to feel comfortable and confident to stretch and move beyond their imagination, on and off their yoga mats. With a background as a professional dancer and dance instructor in Chicago, IL; Central Utah; Denver, CO; and internationally in Beijing, China, her yoga classes are fun, fluid, and challenging, and inspire students to embody a sense of ease and unconditional love that impact their lives outside of the studio. She trained with the Baptiste Institute. She is also trained in Yoga Nidra "Yogic Sleep" and Silver Sneakers Chair Yoga.

Brittany's warm-hearted spirit brings light and joy wherever she travels. Whether she is dancing, rock climbing, practicing/teaching yoga, or cruising around town on her bamboo bicycle, Brittany is hoping to inspire others to use their bodies to create a sense of peace for themselves. Practice yoga with Brittany from anywhere in the world.

Connect with Brittany:

+  Website: www.cc360denver.com and www.brittanyhopkins.com

+  Facebook: /containercollectiveyoga

+  Instagram: /thecontainercollective

+  Youtube: Container Collective Yoga and Bikes

+  Pinterest: /cc360denver


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{ripen 011} Free Yourself from the Pain of Negative Emotions
 
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The "negative" emotions - sadness, anxiety, anger, despair - can make us so uncomfortable that we push them down and turn to our devices, Netflix or a glass of wine to check out. We simply haven't been taught how to deal with them.

And not only do we stuff down or numb these emotions, we often tell ourselves negative stories about what it means that we have these emotions. These stories hold the emotions, and us, hostage, causing us to feel stuck and even hopeless.

The good news is it's actually relatively simple to change your perspective on your emotions and handle them with a lot more ease.

In this episode, I help you out with just that! I share...

+  How the stories our brains tell about our emotions powerfully influence our lives and how we show up

+  The enlightening framework of primary vs secondary emotions

+  How I used this framework to heal my depression

+  3 steps to deal with secondary emotions and release the pain of "negative" emotions

+  How we can use our emotions to get clearer about what we want and what's true for us

+  A simple mindset shift that can free up so much energy for motivation and taking action

 
 

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RESOURCES

+  In Episode 10 of Ripen, Lisa Foster shares a simple tool for changing the story you're telling yourself

+  Guest post I wrote on the Container Collective Yoga blog about shifting my perspective on my depression

+  1-1 Transformational Private Coaching with Rachel

 

CONNECT

+  Website: rachelsizemore.com

+  Facebook: /rksize

+  Instagram: @rksize


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{ripen 010} The Journey from Surviving to Thriving with Lisa Foster
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This is without a doubt one of the most empowering episodes of Ripen yet!

I interview the incredible Lisa Foster whose big beautiful mission on this earth is to empower victims of sexual violation to continue past the survivor stage and heroically reclaim the treasure of their true selves.

In the episode, she shares with us a powerful framework for creating transformation with velocity which can help you shift things in your life whether you have experienced sexual violation or not.

Lisa and I cover SO many impactful and inspiring topics…

+  How to create transformation quickly by using the framework of Joseph Campbell's Hero's Journey

+  A simple + powerful exercise for when you find yourself in a funk and you want to shift back into action

+  The myriad of ways we can experience sexual violation, including and going beyond what we typically think of

+  The moment when you recognize you are not getting the level of emotional and physical intimacy that you desire and the courage it takes to acknowledge that and ask for it

+  Reawakening to your beauty and desire after sexual violation, divorce, or disconnection from yourself

+  How to create sexual wholeness working with a partner and/or on your own

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RESOURCES

+  Sexual Violation and The Invisible Hero, Lisa Foster's TEDx Talk

+  The Transformation Tribe, Lisa's referral network and resources for people in Stage 2, Recovery

+  How to Support Survivors of Sexual Violation, from Lisa's blog

+  The Hero with a Thousand Faces, by Joseph Campbell if you want to dive in deeper with the hero's journey

ABOUT LISA FOSTER

Lisa Foster has been active in transformational ventures, both here and abroad, as an entrepreneur, non-profit founder, public speaker, facilitator, and program developer.  Her proudest accomplishment is her transformation from survivor to thriver after long-term childhood sexual abuse.  She is committed to shifting the national conversation about sexual violation from one of shame and silence to one of heroism and fierce hope.  As founder of parillumeTM, Lisa empowers victims of sexual violation to continue past the survivor stage and heroically reclaim the treasure of their trues selves shining in the world without shame.  For more information, visit parillume.com or email lisa@parillume.com.

Connect with Lisa:

+  Website: parillume.com

+  TEDx talk: www.youtube.com/watch?v=04f2Ueq6yIY

+  Facebook: www.facebook.com/parillume

+  Twitter: twitter.com/parillume


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