37. Recreate Your Life with Ellen Atkins

 
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My guest on this weeks HER Conversations is Ellen Atkins, Founder of The Suburban Monk

After thirty fulfilling years as a CPA in the corporate world, Ellen knew it was time for a change. She was a happy suburban mom of three kids, a great husband and adorable dog. On the outside, what more could she want? Yet in 2007, Ellen turned her life upside down, quit her great job in search of what made her happy.

She became hyper-focused on whatever brought her joy: words, quotes, a picture, or even a colour. During her transition, Ellen ordered a few Monk statues, the jolly kind with the big bellies. Surprised with the joy they gave her, she began to dress them up, duck tape quotes to them, take pictures and send them to her friends. From there, Syd was born.

 Each week I ask my guest to share the best piece of advice a woman has ever given to them

Each week I ask my guest to share the best piece of advice a woman has ever given to them

Since that life-changing decision, Syd has swept the world. Syd has spread his love to six of our seven continents (Antarctica coming soon) and hangs out with Carlos Santana, Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Mackenzie Phillips, The Dali Lama and even the Pope!

By listening to Ellen’s story you will witness an example of the magic that can happen when you choose to follow that persistent silent whisper, start before you feel you are ready and leap into the unknown void of possibility.

Find out more about Ellen here www.thesuburbanmonk.com

36. Awakening Through Art with Pashet

 
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 Each week I ask my guest to share the best piece of advice a woman has ever given to them

Each week I ask my guest to share the best piece of advice a woman has ever given to them

My guest this week is the artist, Pashet.
Even though society is recognising and appreciating the value of authentic expression. and phrases such as ‘do you’ or ‘be yourself’ become commonplace in our language most people will have no idea what that means in their own lives. This is why I as a creator love to speak to other creators because they truly understand what it is to live in their personal truth and have discovered a way of presenting their perspective to the world. It is imperative that these unique perspectives are explored. Not only to see another’s work but to prompt us to do the same.

During our conversation, Pashet shares how her art is a connection with spirit, the way that her work is mentoring her and the way that world events are bringing forward a new form of expression.

Find out more about Pashet www.pashet.com

35. Words From HER Women

 
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This weeks episode of HER Conversations is a compilation from the last 3 months of interviewees.

The more I to speak to women from all over the world about the work they do the more focused I become about what my contribution should be.

Often I forget this community is still in the minority and that in wider society, the idea of living a life that is a manifestation of your dreams and a courageous answer to your hearts calling is a pipe dream.

There is still a prevalence of pettiness, competition, insecurity and a lack of connection to the powerful beings we are.

I believe that part of my contribution to change is to find these women and give them a platform to share their stories so that we can see what is possible.

The book ‘Shaman Women in Contemporary Society’ by Michele Jamal was recommended to me recently and as I read it I saw that it was HER Conversations in book form. It was published in 1987 so the technology was not available for it to become a podcast. Two of my favourite quotes from the book are;

‘The shaman of today innovates change by making her life work an example of a creative and healing paradigm. She supports herself in a profession and lifestyle that is consistent with her vision.’

‘The women share the vision of healing our planet. They are working toward that vision by utilising their creative gifts, their ability to heal, their personal magnetism, and their leadership.’

Maybe you are still searching out your purpose or taking your first steps into a new life. Maybe you are thinking it has to be a grand gesture.

Maybe it will be.

Whatever it is, I have learned that it is just about following the call of your heart.
Listen to these amazing women all so different and yet there is similarity when they answer my question, HER is an acronym for Higher Energetic Resonance, when do you feel at your most HER and share the best piece of advice they were ever given.

34. Living Your Happy with Veronica Parker

 
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 Each week I ask my guest to share the best piece of advice a woman has ever given to them

Each week I ask my guest to share the best piece of advice a woman has ever given to them

This week on HER Conversations I am speaking to Veronica Parker. She is a Master Healer, Kundalini Yoga Teacher, Meditation Coach and author.

As well as teaching yoga in the traditional setting, Veronica shares her gifts through her specially created online programs and guided meditation audios.

During this episode, we talk about how and why she chose spirituality over religion, developing a connection with angels and also the reason she wanted to begin her own podcast series.

Find out more about Veronica and her work here www.veronicaparker44.com

33. Trauma To Triumph with Melissa 'Missy' Hall

 
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My guest on this weeks HER Conversations is Melissa 'Missy' Hall. 

Missy's early life experience included emotional and domestic abuse, depression, suicidal thoughts and physical illness. After bravely and candidly sharing first through her private Facebook group, Moments With Missy, it became clear that giving her pain a voice was not only healing to herself but to others. 

 Each week I ask my guest to share the best piece of advice a woman has ever given to them

Each week I ask my guest to share the best piece of advice a woman has ever given to them

She is now the author of a book, Ms Missy Speaks, a speaker and a leader guiding and coaching women through their pain. 

As we talk Missy shares why she believes people reach the point where suicide seems like their best solution, why it is hard to leave the one who abuses you and how she finally started to heal. 

Plus many more powerful insights. 

For more about Missy www.momentswithmissy.com