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Functional nutrition coach and chef Alexandra Jamieson, author of Women, Food & Desire and The Great American Detox Diet, shares new insights into what we crave and desire, and how to achieve the well-being and happiness we want. The Crave Cast provides valuable inspiration and information to help you get the healthy body, energy, and life you crave.

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Functional nutrition coach and chef Alexandra Jamieson, author of Women, Food & Desire and The Great American Detox Diet, shares new insights into what we crave and desire, and how to achieve the well-being and happiness we want. The Crave Cast provides valuable inspiration and information to help you get the healthy body, energy, and life you crave.

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Awesome Health Info!

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Thanks for providing such awesome health info to help us to get power over our lives!

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By Pink6lotus - May 17 2017
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I love the raw truth Alex speaks. So grateful for her and her rules ❤️

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Awesome Health Info!

By BrieGF - Aug 28 2017
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Thanks for providing such awesome health info to help us to get power over our lives!

Perfect

By Pink6lotus - May 17 2017
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I love the raw truth Alex speaks. So grateful for her and her rules ❤️

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Her Rules Radio

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Functional nutrition coach and chef Alexandra Jamieson, author of Women, Food & Desire and The Great American Detox Diet, shares new insights into what we crave and desire, and how to achieve the well-being and happiness we want. The Crave Cast provides valuable inspiration and information to help you get the healthy body, energy, and life you crave.

107 Pussy with Mama Gena

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Hello my Clan of the Crave Bears! Today’s show is going to be super juicy. There are going to be some naughty words so if you have any little bunnies you might want to listen to this episode when they are not around. I am interviewing Mama Gena also known as Regena Thomashauer! Regena is the founder of The School of Womanly Arts. 

The final live Cravings Cleanse kicks off this week! There is still time to join! There are two classes a week and you can call in either one or both days on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Class number one is on Thursday September 22nd! I have a special discount just for listeners: crave50 and get $50 off the cleanse. You can still get in January but it will be a play at home version.

I wanted to have Mama Gena on the show because I know a lot of women struggle with how to trust ourselves and how to trust our bodies. How do you do this? Mama Gena has been exploring female desire, pleasure and power for over 20 years. I believe her interview and book are going to set the world on fire! She started The School of Womanly Arts in her living room in 1998 and has since then grown it into a global movement. Regena believes that women are the greatest, untapped natural resource on the planet. She teaches us (them) to turn on our innate feminine power and create the life they love. Her approach comes from decades of research in the social, cultural and economic history of women. In addition to being the leader at The School of Womanly Arts she is an author of 4 books.

You can read the full show notes and access all the resources at www.alexandrajamieson.com/107

Sep 21 2016

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92 The New Fitness with Erin Studland and Shrink Session

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Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! It’s episode 92, and it’s the second in a 2 part series for Fitness Week! I had some really good feedback on episode 91 from my Facebook group. By the way, if you aren’t in our Facebook group, you can head over to bit.ly/wfdgroup and join us! There are about 1500 of us in the group, so there’s always lots of great conversations in there.

Our relationships with our bodies and exercise kept coming up in conversations in the group. The all or nothing thinking or perfectionism, keeps many people from even attempting to exercise. You feel like if it can’t be perfect, then why even attempt it. Lack of time and motivation were also factors in exercise. Many people mentioned that they are too tired to exercise, but feel like they wouldn’t be as tired if they had the energy to exercise. It’s a vicious cycle - a catch 22! Don’t even get me started on the Biggest Loser - please stop watching it! It is toxic. Extreme exercise and extreme dieting - it’s a shame based TV show.

It’s time to stop looking to extreme dieting and extreme behavior as a way to control our weight. We need better options. Today’s guest is Erin Studland. She is a dear friend and she is a dancer, an actor, etc and she was able to use dance as an access point for spirituality. She created a powerful style of movement called Shrink Session. It’s such a fun workout. She uses the positive psychology of language and movement and it’s really fun.

Join us for an entire week of Shrink Session workouts. You can access all the details at bit.ly/shrinkalex

You can read the full show notes and access all the resources at www.alexandrajamieson.com/92

Jun 09 2016

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64 Emily Nagoski - Sexual Experiences and the Importance of Context

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"The core to expanding sexual wellbeing and overall wellbeing is learning to get really quiet and listen to your own internal experience." - Emily Nagoski

Learn more about your cravings and this episode of The Crave Cast at http://alexandrajamieson.com/64

Nov 27 2015

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61 How to End the All Or Nothing Thinking

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"Not all of life events are completely disastrous or absolutely perfect, but they contain elements of both." - Alexandra Jamieson

Learn more about your cravings and this episode of The Crave Cast at http://alexandrajamieson.com/61

Nov 06 2015

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27 Carin Rockind - Uncovering your Passions & Strengths To Discover Your Life Purpose

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"Being able to find your core wisdom in every trauma & trial is the truth of your purpose." Carin Rockind.

Learn all about your cravings and this episode at http://alexandrajamieson.com/podcasts

Feb 20 2015

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58 The Power of the List

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"Our brains like when we complete a task! It makes us feel good - we go oh, I took an action, check, yay, a little squirt of dopamine!" - Alexandra Jamieson

Learn more about your cravings and this episode of The Crave Cast at http://alexandrajamieson.com/58

Oct 09 2015

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98 What Boundaries?? with Christine Hassler

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Welcome back! We are almost at episode 100! So amazing. It has been a big week for the female body. Jennifer Aniston, the popular actress put out an incredibly popular post in Huffington Post last week and spoke out against the appearance based celebrity gossip culture. She was fed up! I agree with her 100 percent. We get to determine our happily ever after for ourselves. I don’t know why it’s still controversial that women get to choose what the deal with my body is, whether I want to get married, have children or whether or not I say I’m beautiful. Maybe put an end to the obsessed diet and shame body culture that we live in. We have to talk about this! We should talk about the celebrity obsession and the impact that social media has on our body image and our ability to connect with ourselves and other people. 

I will be interviewing my good friend Christine Hassler. She is a wonderful coach. She uses life coaching techniques and spirituality but she started out as a Hollywood agent at the age of 25. She went through her own healing journeys and ended up writing a couple of books. I have to say that we have only hung out only a few times in person but kept up with each other virtually. She is just a really supportive person. When I went through my concussion she called me and offered help and suggestions. Today she supports individuals all over the world discover life’s big questions. We are going to talk about imposter syndrome, how our bodies change, how we age, how it’s so unfair we feel like we need to look our best all the time, dealing with perfection and what are boundaries. I really want to hear from you and what you think about this body shaming culture we live in, how does it affect our relationship with food and ourselves. You can connect with me on twitter, Instagram, snapchat or with me and over 1600 other women on Facebook.

We are going to talk about imposter syndrome, how our bodies change, how we age, how it’s so unfair we feel like we need to look our best all the time, dealing with perfection and what are boundaries. I really want to hear from you and what you think about this body shaming culture we live in, how does it affect our relationship with food and ourselves. You can connect with me on twitter, Instagram, snapchat or with me and over 1600 other women on Facebook.

I have a free Facebook group: bit.ly/wfdgroup. Enjoy!

You can read the full show notes

Jul 20 2016

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17 Isabel Foxen Duke - How to make Peace with Your Food and Body

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"We are equally obsessed with food as we are trying to restrict it." - Isabel Foxen Duke

To get your very own cravings profile check out http://alexandrajamieson.com.

Dec 01 2014

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189 Dodging Energy Vampires with Dr. Christiane Northrup

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Do you know an “Energy Vampire?” Is there a relationship that leaves you drained and hurt, but you can’t seem to escape that person's power over you? It looks like you might be an Empath, and you are definitely in the right place to change your life. It is such an incredible privilege to get to speak with Dr. Christiane Northrup, a writer and scholar whose groundbreaking books have been changing lives for decades. Her most recent book, Dodging Energy Vampires: an Empath’s Guide for Avoiding Relationships That Drain You and Restoring Your Health and Power is, in my opinion, her best yet. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/189

Apr 18 2018

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152 Heal Your Hunger with Tricia Nelson

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Stress, anxiety, deadlines--life’s unexpected twists and turns. When the universe hits you hard, it’s easy to want to turn to the things that comfort us. What better comfort could there be than food—the thing that sustains and re-energizes us. For those of you whose comfort-eating has turned to emotional eating, you might be dealing with skin problems, weight gain, and fatigue. You’ve tried diets, exercise regimens, and every pill on the market, and still nothing works. You find that if you have a bad day, you reach for the ice cream before you know what’s happening. 

What’s the solution? Can there be an end to the emotional eating cycle? This week, Tricia Nelson, author, and reformed emotional eater talks about Healing Your Hunger. Tricia knows that there is a spiritual and mental root to our emotional eating that no diet plan could ever address. At one point in her life, Tricia was ready to give up. Nothing worked for her until she found her coach and later husband Roy who led her towards spiritual healing. Now Tricia writes and shares her many years of knowledge and experience to help you heal your emotional eating habits TODAY. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/152

Aug 02 2017

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20 How to Crave Exercise - Start Moving with Mantras and Erin Stutland

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"If you find yourself going left and everybody else is going right, just go left BIG and have fun with it." Erin Stutland.

Learn about what your cravings profile says about you at http://alexandrajamieson.com.

Dec 15 2014

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135 Stop Fighting Food with Isabel Foxen Duke

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If you would love to break the shackles of yo-yo dieting once and for all, or to finally put an end to your diet spiral, you will really gain a lot from today's show, with Alex's super smart guest, Isabel Foxen Duke, a Health Coach who graduated with Alex, from the Institute For  Integrative Nutrition. Listen in today and find out about Isabel's outlook on body positivity and how you too can develop a positive outlook towards your own body image.

Isabel was put on her first diet at around three years of age, by her pediatrician, who clearly had no idea how it would affect her later in her life. That was the beginning of what would become a life long obsession for her. When Alex met Isabel, she was just kicking off with her program, Stop Fighting Food. Now, Isabel helps women to stop feeling crazy around food, which is how she felt for most of her life, until she began to learn many things that are not taught conventionally, about emotional and binge eating and the ways that they affect women.

Isabel explains that the sad reality of many dieters lives is that with any rigid attempt to control your body, it will only be a matter of time before you violently lose control and start eating anything that you can get your hands on. She vividly describes the cycle of determination to diet, followed by 'losing it' and falling off the wagon

On today's show, she talks about how it felt for her, when she fell off the wagon and the about the physical and emotional pain one experiences as a result of yo-yo dieting. She also discusses how landing up in treatment for Binge Eating Disorder was the beginning of her journey towards learning what it means to have a  health-full and balanced relationship with food and how this learning involved un-learning much of what she had been conditioned with, through being so engaged with the diet industry for so many years.  Listen in and find out more.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/135.

Apr 05 2017

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84 Fall in love with Cooking and Eat Clean with Amie Valpone

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Today’s guest is Amie Valpone and she has a new book called Eating Clean and she is also the founder of the TheHealthyApple.com. Amie has the story that a lot of us have. She’s had a lot of messes in her life and she has finally been able to turn the corner on her medical issues and live a happy and fulfilled life. It wasn’t easy, but she had to overhaul her entire relationship with food.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/84

Apr 20 2016

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148 Free Your Mind From Hating Your Body + Dr. Srini Pillay

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Do you find yourself living in a way that someone else thinks you should? Does this fly in the face of the way you would actually live, without this kind of influence? If so, you're not alone and you will really gain a lot from today's show, which is all about how women can- and really need to- start living life by our own rules, in every aspect. It's about throwing off the 'shoulds' and learning to live your life in the way that you would choose to. Listen in today, as Alex helps you to discover your own way forward.

Today, Alex shares a very heartfelt and personal story about her experience with a client, Michelle. They were talking about Michelle's body, which in her private session with Alex, Michelle described as being built like a brick sh*t house. This prompted Alex to point out to her that the words that we use really do have power. When we use phrases and words to describe ourselves, those words and phrases actually become our reality and our world and we keep ourselves stuck there. So, it's time to flip these old worlds into something else. You need to learn, when stumbling across old, limiting beliefs, to reconstruct them with love and care, so as not to scare the life out of your brain! Alex cautions you, however, that if you try to make these changes too big, or too fast, your lizard brain could rear up and start fighting you, to keep your old thoughts in place, so you really have to start small, in order to make the changes long lasting

The new thought that Michelle agreed to try on in her daily life, was “I am strong, capable and I deserve the self-care that I desire.” Yet, for Alex, after ending the call, something still felt off... Then she realized that it was her own lizard brain, eating into her power and her ego and it had some really nasty things to say about her body, on a very regular basis. Although Alex acknowledges the privileges that she enjoys, being a white woman, relatively thin and quite tall, she still goes through her own struggles and pain with her body, as do all of us, because we've all been raised as women, to be judged by our bodies! So, she began to work on flipping her old beliefs about her body and turning them into manageable, self-loving affirmations. This felt good, but the imperfections became meaner and more difficult to acknowledge. Alex still persevered with taking her power back and she really encourages you to do the same, because it's really necessary and it's worth it! You really do need to rewrite the story around your beliefs about your body- now, and show up in the world centered, graceful, and wise!  

Today, Alex will be interviewing Dr. Srini Pillay, a Harvard Neuroscientist and Coach, about his brand new and really inspiring book, Tinker, Dabble, Doodle, Try, which has just been nominated one of the fifty must reads by Coastal Living, for the second time. It's a beautiful exploration of creativity and what we think about being productive and how we're overworking ourselves to get more done, but it's really not working. It's about how our creativity really comes out of a space of spaciousness and doodling, in many ways. Listen in today, to get some of Dr. Pillay's really awesome tools to help you to get unstuck, keep moving forward and live by your own rules.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/148

To find out more about Beauty Counter and their products, or to place your order, go to:www.alexandrajamieson.com/beauty

Jul 05 2017

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101: Feel Worthy with Nancy Levin

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Welcome back my clan of the crave bears! Welcome to episode 101! A couple of announcements, last week we had a great interview with Dan Harris author of 10 Percent Happier where we talked about meditation for skeptics. We announced a 14-day meditation challenge! You can join us every day. It’s 5 minutes or less a day and we are right in the middle of it but you can join now! Go to the app store and download Dan Harris’s 10 Percent Happier meditation app. It’s free and for the first 7 days, you get quick little video lessons about the basics of meditation. Join us on facebook at bit.ly/wfdgroup with daily hits from me and tips, our meditation journey. We made it a 14-day challenge because the science shows that if you meditate every day for 14 days you start seeing a benefit from meditating.  

Next big announcement, we are having our first live meetup! Come join me and other Crave Bears at our Crave Bear picnic! I'll be in my hometown, Portland, Oregon on August 14th from 5 to 7 pm. Come join me at the Arbor Lodge park in the picnic area! 

Also, this month’s swag bag is a $1700 swag bag! Our guest today is adding something juicy this month to the swag bag. Go over to iTunes and leave a review about the show and we will tell you more about what that means in today’s episode! So make sure to listen all the way to the end of the episode.

Today we are talking about self-worth. This is one the biggest causes for food cravings and emotional eating. Just not feeling worthy. Today our guest, Nancy Levin will be talking about money, finances and the stress that women experience around these topics which then leads them to use food to calm us down. We will be specifically talking about how food and craving relate to our “money story”. We will be talking about Nancy’s new book: Worthy: Boost Your Self-Worth to Grow Your Net Worth. She is also the bestselling author of Jump…And Your Life will appear and Writing for my Life…Reclaiming the Lost Pieces of Me. She is a master integrative coach and the creator of the Jump coaching and Worthy coaching programs. She works with clients privately and in groups to design lives in alignment with their truths and desires. You can visit her online at www.nancylevin.com .

Aug 10 2016

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05 JJ Virgin - Responsible and Nutritional Ways to Manage Sugar Cravings

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"Sugar is sneaking in everywhere. It's sneaking into places you'd never expect. You think you're doing everything right but you're getting dosed with sugar all day long" - JJ Virgin

Get your cravings profile at http://AlexandraJamieson.com

Oct 16 2014

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122 Five Missing Pieces in Your Weight Loss Plan

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Have you tried all sorts of weight loss plans, with little or no results? Would you love to find a permanent way to keep yourself from gaining unnecessary weight? If so, join Alexandra Jamieson, host of Her Rules Radio, as she explains how you can add the Five Missing Pieces to your diet, so that you can lose weight without stress and keep it off.

Today, Alex shares her own painful journey of transformation, which started six years ago with the shattering of her celebrity marriage. In her raw and vulnerable state, she began craving, then eating meat again, after being a 'professional vegan' for more than ten years. This forced her to dig deeply into herself and to discover that she had both grit and grace, even amidst turmoil. She found that she had a tribe and this helped her to believe in herself once more. She has subsequently been playing life by her own rules. She considers herself a Divine Work in Progress and she urges you to see yourself in the same way.

You can read the full show notes and join Alex for the Cravings Cleanse at www.alexandrajamieson.com

Jan 04 2017

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89 Should You Get Plastic Surgery with Dr. Anthony Youn

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Welcome my Clan of the Crave Bears! Today we are talking about confidence, putting our best face forward, and the pressure on women to look as young as possible. Dr. Anthony Youn is our guest today, and I’ll be honest, I have struggled with whether to bring you this show or not. Do I really want to encourage plastic surgery? Dr. Youn is a leading plastic surgeon, and I happened to read his book and I agreed with about 98% of the book. It’s called The Age Fix and it is really good. He talks about how to feed yourself so that your skin looks and feels great. He shares so many non-surgery options and I completely agree with that.

He became interested in plastic surgery because he had an overgrowth of his chin, and he actually had plastic surgery to correct it as a young man. His experience with plastic surgery has shaped his career. I think you will enjoy this episode. I will say that he did make a comment about antibiotics in the episode and I probably wouldn’t take antibiotics. But that’s the only thing I didn’t agree with him.

I also got married last weekend! We had about 120 people there in the park to bless us for our wedding. It was such a lovely time! There are so many psychological benefits of witnessing the rites of passage, and the blessing of each other. You actually release oxytocin and this is a very healthy thing for each of us. It creates a community when you bring people together around a rite of passage event! I was in awe and cried the entire time. It was beautiful. I was thrilled to be able to introduce my friends to each other! Seeing them appreciate each other was good for my soul.

Since we are talking about skin today, I wanted to remind you that I have a special deal for you with AnnMarie Gianni Skin Care - my favorite skincare products. This offer expires June 7th. The products are luxurious and safe and simply yummy! It’s endorsed by health experts and I think you will love their products. Cruelty free, organic, non-GMO - you can’t get more safe and ethical than these products.

Here’s the deal:

  • Get a sample kit depending on your skin type - $10 - shipped for free
  • You get a coupon for $10 off on a future purchase
  • You get their skin detox guide - an ebook showing you how to take care of your skin (It’s a 21 day plan with exercises and recipes)
  • If you are one of the first 100, you also get a free travel size Neroli Hydrating Mist

bit.ly/cravesafeskin

Next week, we are talking about bone health and how to strengthen your marrow! Don’t miss it!

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/89

May 25 2016

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236: Fascinating Creative Thinking for Leadership Success

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A short Power Pod for coaches, leaders, teachers, healers, doctors, and consultants on the edge you get with creative thinking techniques for professional success. Studies from Montreal and Harvard shine a light on the benefits of art and creativity.

Oct 28 2019

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206 BE In Your Body For Success In 2019

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Are you stuck? Sometimes the ways we think and behave keep us stuck, and those pitfalls can come from childhood programming, society’s brainwashing, or old habits that started out as survival tools. The sad news is that all of these things keep us from living our best life. What better time to consider making changes for your best life than at the end of one year and the dawning of a new year---a clean slate. Make the commitment to decide what’s working and what’s in alignment with your truth---and get rid of the rest.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/206.

Dec 14 2018

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241: Uncommon Skills For Creatrix Women Who Lead

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Clear. Freedom. Unapologetic Action. Uncommon Skills For Women Who Lead.

From clutter to clarity.

From overwhelm to spaciousness. 

From other people’s priorities running your life to life running by your rules, gracefully.

The most powerful skill driven women master is the power to clear space.

When we claim dominion over our time, we truly, truly, truly get the life we dream about.

The impact. The health. The body. The love. The abundance.

We hide the truth behind our distractions...

It’s behind our addiction to the Container Store…

Maybe if I get these matching cartons and redesign my office, I’ll be more productive.

It’s behind our over-committing to newsletters and podcasts…

If I have more information I’ll finally systematize my life and work to boss-babe level.

It’s the cause of our late-night eating and chugging a bottle of Merlot by ourselves…

The crush of work and family was massive today (and tomorrow!!) - I deserve this. 

A client story, meant to inspire: 

Andrea and I worked together for several months when the crush of mothering, running her online coaching business, and over-commitment to various events lead to a perfect storm of overwhelm:

“I’m tapped out. I am barking at my kids. My husband and I barely speak. I don’t know what next step to take in my business. I’m too distracted and frantic.”

I led her through a clarity exercise which revealed powerful truths, and swept away the stuff that was in the way of her true desires:

Andrea was hiding behind her busy life. 

She filled every moment so as to avoid seeing her truths.

Her truth was that her kids were fine, and didn’t need her constant attention. 

In fact, she saw, they began to thrive when she gave them more space.

Her truth was that her marriage needed more attention, but her overwhelm unconsciously drained her of the energy necessary to get her into couples therapy.

Her truth was that her soul wants her business to evolve into a new style of coaching, and she was afraid to start sharing her new work with clients and friends.

The truth, found in the clear spaces, is that your life is calling you to action.

Unapologetic action.

Saying “no” to the old, overwhelmed schedule requires fierce love and dedication.

Saying “this time is reserved for my soul-level work” requires trust and faith in your worth.

Saying “I’m worth this” means shedding old habits and ways of thinking.

Here’s the truth:

You can be a good person with a kind heart and still say no.

You can be seen as a helpful person who achieves great things and fiercely protects your soul’s need for space.

You can be a good, considerate woman who puts her priorities above all else.

You can be a reasonable, smart woman who invests in her growth and spiritual needs.

You will get more, better work accomplished when you have more space and peace.

All this requires mastering the uncommon, Creatrix skill of clearing space. 

Clear space in your daily schedule for your needs.

Clear space for your body and soul to speak to you through dance or meditation.

Clear space on your agenda for envisioning, high-level coaching that takes you to the next level of your development.

Clear space in your life for your voice and desires to air out and take action.

By getting clear, Andrea saw her life for what it was: her own.

And in that freedom from distraction, she began to take action. 

Unapologetic action.

And her life began to reflect her truest desires. 

Now that’s power.

Do this today:

Look at your schedule for today. 

Look at the obligations you feel responsible for. 

Choose 2 things to say NO to.

Plan 30 minutes in your calendar for a spacious walk, meditation, nap, or journal session.

Fight the urge to justify your change in plans. 

There is no one to justify this to, except your soul, your truth.

Look at the remaining days of December.

Choose a day to reclaim for yourself.

Envision the perfect babysitter for the kids, or that your husband willingly takes them for 6 full hours of fun.

Turn off your social media.

Put away your phone. 

What will you do with this space?

What will you gain from this blank time?

What fears or worries start to appear when you have clear time for truth to arise?

My own work as a mentor, coach, and writer have evolved by leaps and bounds in the last year, but it required a fierce dedication to creating space.

Space for truth to arise.

Clearing away lies that repeat, like “you’re not good enough.”

I invite you to clear your space today, NAME.

Write me back - just hit reply:

How will you claim your space now?

What do you suspect you will find in the space?

And finally, how will your life be better in 1 year when you dedicate yourself to protecting your space?

(I, and only I, read your replies. And yes, I read every single one :)

Xo,

Alex

P.S. Applications for the Creatrix 2020 Mentorship open soon - get on the early bird list here to be in the first group to apply: https://forms.gle/SbDsYkEXG3QFQqnCA

Dec 09 2019

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240: Inner Authority, Confidence, And Your Shadow

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Inner Authority and CONFIDENCE Through Creative Self-Expression

Welcome back to Her Rules Radio! I'm Alexandra Jamieson, your coach and host.

Kate had a hidden, secret, second-self. Her Shadow.

Despite her success, Kate couldn’t shake the idea that women in her sales group were better than her: more sophisticated, better educated, more confident than she. 

They were members of an “in-group” that she never felt invited to.

She worked super hard to get her children accepted to groups and clubs and schools where they would “belong.”

She always felt like an outsider at work events, school gatherings, and caught other moms giving her strange looks, and obsessed that they were judging her.

“Every time I hang out with other women at company events or conferences, I freeze up. I drink too much because I’m obsessed with how I look, always comparing myself to them. 

And even though I’ve reached the Gold Circle and the top 10 people in sales at our company, I never feel like I’m good enough. I drink too much, eat too much, and can’t relax to make friends with people in a way that feels authentic. I just feel uncomfortable in myself.

It’s so weird, because I’m doing so well with my sales! People always comment on how authentic and easy-going I am in our business conversations, but when the attention turns to me in real opportunity for connection I get weird and start to feel anxious.”

Freezing up is caused by an inner insecurity where we aren’t able to express ourselves fully and honestly. 

Imagine you’re in front of a person or group of people whose opinion you care about. 

They’re all looking at you. 

Focus on how your body feels: do you feel physical signals like tightness, heart racing, sweating, or other feelings like you’re a deer in headlights?

In this moment, do you feel like you can express yourself, while feeling these feelings?

The insecurity, awkwardness, and anxiety kills our ability to connect with others, and our creative thinking shuts down. It makes us so obsessed with how others might judge us, that we can’t be authentically generous and become overly self-focused. Which makes us feel more alienated.

Through our coaching conversations, K realized she was keeping herself from these relationships. We practiced and K was able to approach a couple of the women in her company that she wanted to connect with. 

She asked if they’d be interested in forming a women’s group within the company, so they could support each other. K told them about her inner anxiety and what she was working on with her coach, and they immediately opened up: 

They had also been feeling disconnected and wanted to create stronger relationships at work, with her! In fact, they both looked up to her and hoped they could learn more from her about how she had become so successful!

K has misjudged them: she had become so self-obsessed and withholding that there wasn’t an opening for the other women to approach her. Both sides were wrong about each other. And by bravely, vulnerably opening up to them, they were able to begin a new way of being together.

Insecurity seems to have a life of its own.

Inside each of us is a hidden, secret, second-self. The Shadow.

All those feelings of inadequacy, fear, and self-doubt, are our inner shadow.

It’s the part of us we try to hide.

The part we fear we’ll be judged for, if anyone knew the truth.

It’s everything about ourselves we don’t want to be, but fear we truly are.

It’s called The Shadow, because it follows us everywhere. It’s your dark side, your ego, Bitch Brain, low-vibration self, and id. It’s the grotesque Mr. Hyde to our respectable Dr. Jekyll. 

Your shadow impacts how you see yourself. It doesn’t matter if others see you as successful, beautiful, brilliant, and wonderful: if your shadow says you’re a reject, a loser, too fat, too old, or too lame, that’s what you’re likely to believe about yourself.

The Shadow is our insecurity. 

And it’s why insecurity is impossible to get rid of.

The only way to manage The Shadow is to integrate it. 

AND, turn it into a source of strength.

This truth speaks to our most basic, shared human struggle:

We all want to feel worthy, loveable, and capable. 

But we are the only ones who see our shadow, and we feel ashamed.

We feel so disgusted by our inner truth, we turn away from The Shadow and look outside ourselves for something that makes us feel worthy, loveable, capable, and valuable.

So we look to others to validate us, approve of our work, our ideas, our selves. 

It’s why we get obsessed with celebrities and influencers, or the woman in our field who has a social media following twice the size of our own:

We think that because others focus on this person, that she has been validated and approved of. And we focus on the “vanity metrics” of follower size, 

Our need for acceptance causes us to buy things we don’t really want, follow career paths we don’t truly care about, create things that aren’t our true calling because they’ve been validated by likes. 

The shadow is an innate part of the human being, but most of us are willfully blind to its existence. We hide our negative qualities, from ourselves and everyone else. 

To hide we might criticize others in an effort to take the attention off of ourselves. We go through life with a false sense of superiority and a belief that while others act badly or destructively, we ourselves are wholly virtuous and always in the right. But we know it’s not true, because a part of us is always aware of The Shadow.

No amount of approval from others can make you feel whole or worthy. 

Because no amount of outside validation can eliminate your inner Shadow.

We can’t escape it, because it’s always there, lurking beneath the surface, hiding behind our outer appearance, making us feel a failure, embarrassed, and weak. 

When you need validation from people and metrics outside yourself, you give them your power. They become your ruler.

No matter what you do, you are always seeking this validation, which causes you to edit your ideas, your truth, your uniqueness. It makes us twist ourselves and silence our voices in order to hide The Shadow from everyone around us.

So every time you get into a group of people, or start to reveal yourself, you freeze in an effort to hide The Shadow within. You get unfocused, confused, or stop your forward momentum with expressing yourself.

What healers and psychologists since Carl Jung have known is that the way to heal our relationship to The Shadow is to embrace it, integrate it, and learn from it. 

Embrace The Shadow, and Unleash Your Creative Self-Expression (USCSE)

Think back to when you were a kid, and felt free to express yourself. Maybe it was creativity, play, movement, or imaginative self-expression. When we are small, until we experience the first traumas of life, we have a feeling of freedom in our bodies and have no Shadow to hide.

We are connected to the Universal Spirit of Creative Self-Expression. 

We are filled with it when we’re young. 

You see it in kids you know.

This Universal Spirit of Creative Self-Expression drives us to share who we are, what we think, and how we feel without filter, and uncaring of how others react, or what they might think about us. It causes us to share ourselves in a genuine, truthful way. 

When you embody this Spirit, you speak and share yourself with clarity, depth, excitement, energy, and authenticity. 

You become a channel, a conduit, for something greater, and Universally True. 

We all feel it in different ways: 

Writing, speaking, singing, dancing, painting. 

Athletes get “in the zone.”

Flow.

Intuition.

Creating.

You’re speaking or acting from your deepest, truest self, because you are connected to this spirit, this energy, that we all have the ability to connect with.

As children we all naturally express ourselves from this Universal Spirit. As we grow into adults, we get injured, judged, and punished for our unique expression, and learn to hide it.

By the time we become teenagers we are obsessed with outside approval from our peers. 

Then we have to hide anything about ourselves that might be judged as bad or weird. 

And we use our hidden place to store all the things about ourselves that might, in any way, be unlikeable, unworthy, or unlovable.

So our inner, hidden self becomes a dumping ground, and we keep using our energy to hide within ourselves. Our least-favorite qualities become inextricably tied with who we truly are, down underneath all the outside show we put on for others.

And our Inner Truth turns into something we hate, The Shadow. 

This means, dear one, that our Shadow holds the key to our true self, our inner authority and confidence, and our creative self-expression.

It takes powerful tools to unlock this gorgeous confidence.

The best tool I can share that I’ve used myself and with countless clients, is Creative Self-Expression.

Some examples:

#1 When I finally came clean and shared that I was eating meat again after being vegan for 10+ years, I had to face The Shadow that I was a fraud and a failure. The truth was, through sharing my evolution and new reality, that I was honoring my body, which I had been trying to control through food. In the social media firestorm that came next, I discovered a much bigger audience of people who wanted help in creating a healthy relationship with food and their bodies.

I felt honest and self-expressed. And my business grew.

#2 My client K applied for and won a coveted promotion that moved her family to Amsterdam. 

#3 Other clients have worked with their shadow to realize that they were still trying to appease their parents through their current career track or presentation, and decided to stop hiding their message and passion. Building platforms, writing books, speaking out more often.

When we stop caring what people think of us, or how they’ll judge us, and begin to self-express more clearly and creatively, people are drawn to us. We become a magnet for clients and important relationships. 

You are just one of the few who has bravely stepped up to integrate The Shadow.

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.” (Carl Jung)

Once we become more aware of The Shadow in ourselves, we must honor it and find a way to integrate it into our life. It’s the Uncommon Path of Creative Leaders who Thrive. If we fail to do it, or continue to hide it (and hide from it), we become weak and scattered because we’re trying to serve our authentic self and hide our shadow, which dissipates our powers and energy. The shadow must become a part of one’s conscious personality.

Tap into your Inner Authority, through Creative Self-Expression.

Embrace your hidden self, knowing every single human being, even the greats you admire, has their own shadow they’re wrestling with.

Embrace it, and speak with it, knowing you are the only Inner Authority who matters.

TEXT: CREATRIX to 33444

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Dec 04 2019

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239: The Myth of Inspiration for Creatives and Entrepreneurs

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“I just don’t feel inspired today, Mom.”

My kid was standing, shoulders slumped, pencil and sketch pad on the table.

“Don’t worry,” I said. “You don’t have to feel inspired right now. All an artist needs to do is sit down and start moving the pencil so inspiration has somewhere to show up.”

My 12-year old son was facing what all of us creative and driven types face at some point: the myth of inspiration. 

I see it in my clients all the time: coaches, podcasters, consultants, writers, and healers. 

I see it in myself, which is how I can spot it so quickly in other people!

This false myth needs to be scrubbed from our belief systems. 

It’s a myth that we need to wait for a great idea to land, fully formed, in our brains, and only then can we sit down and create something “good.”

And I’m about to show you how to scrub that myth from our minds, why it’s important to do so, and how it will benefit your satisfaction and success.

I hear this myth expressed from my clients who are: 

  • Coaches
  • Branding or marketing experts
  • Doctors
  • Healers
  • Psychologists
  • Bloggers
  • People who are growing an Instagram or Facebook following, or 
  • People who are starting a book or podcast

The myth keeps us from sitting down and fumbling through our thoughts. 

The myth stops us from getting our butts in the chair to write.

The myth is what keeps us from getting better through practice.

The truth is, great writers and creators, successful coaches, and outstanding entrepreneurs don’t wait for inspiration to strike: they get down to the work, knowing that inspiration comes when we have our tools, get into our space, welcome the Muse, and embody the Creatrix.

It’s like putting on your hiking boots: you’re not out hiking yet, but you’re ready to start.

If I waited to feel inspired I might never:

  • Go to my 7am pilates class
  • Cook a fresh mid-week dinner
  • Speak in front of a room of potential clients (I still get hella nervous public speaking)
  • Record a podcast
  • Finish writing a book...

What’s important, and what every creator you admire knows, is that it’s the tiny personal habits that lead to professional success...and life satisfaction. 

Growing these habits of creativity can greatly improve anyone’s life. (Especially your business and career!) And the practice of ramping up your creativity isn’t just for artists.

Creativity is for everyone. 

But waiting for inspiration? 

That’s a rookie belief.

Studies on creativity, inventors, and entrepreneurs show that those who produce the “master works” also tend to produce the most work, including a lot of failures. Some quotes from people who know:

  • Thomas Edison said about his long road to inventing the light bulb: "I haven't failed -- I've just found 10,000 that won't work."
  • “Nothing will work unless you do.” – Maya Angelou
  • “Discipline is not a dirty word. There is far more freedom and opportunity for creativity and success in enjoying discipline. Years ago someone I very much respect told me the reason they were successful is that they embraced doing what other people resent or are reluctant to do.” – Janice Bryant Howroyd

Now, don’t get me wrong:

This truth about inspiration is not the same as not listening to your intuition!

You might be thinking, “but Alex, how is this different from trusting my intuition when it tells me to wait?”

Very good question!

Here’s another question for you to ask yourself, so tune in, get quiet, and ask yourself:

Is my intuition telling me to stop and rest and wait?

Or am I resisting showing up to the daily work of experimentation and practice?

Only you can answer this question. Doing the work, consistently, even when it isn’t “good,” is what helps us trust and hone our intuition.

As you show up to the page, or desk, or microphone, keep listening to your intuition and let it guide you. It will lead you to inspiration and great ideas.

So showing up to your work, consistently, is really about trusting yourself, the value of your ideas, and believing in your divine connection to your Inner Creatrix.

Here are some ways you can realign with your internal motivation and show up for your passions:

MAKE TIME, TAKE 

SPACE: be present, look at the world around you, read books, look at art, listen to music, walk in nature, make art. Get out of your device. Our job as creatives is to observe, play with reality, take in the world, and imagine a new one. We are the creators of the new world and new solutions. By being present your ideas and inspirations will come.

These all work for me, and I hope they help you, too.

The priceless value of committing to your creativity, and not waiting for inspiration to strike, is that you’ll create new, exciting combinations:

  • Your work and skills get better. 
  • You’ll surprise yourself and rekindle your passion for the work. 
  • Your resilience will grow, and you’ll get into a productive flow more often. 

Some questions for reflection:

Do you tend to work in the same way all the time?

Can you shake it up?

Do you make space and take time to consistently show up for your passions?

In late December I’ll be opening applications for the Creatrix 2020 mentorship program. Want to be in the first group to apply? Go here to get on the early bird list: 

Xo,

Alex

Nov 18 2019

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238 Confession: I was a Copy Cat Coach

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Confession: I Was A Copy Cat Coach

I didn’t think I had anything interesting or new to say. Scratch that: I DID believe I had something to say, I just wasn’t saying it. Instead I was copying others and passing it off as my own. Because I was scared...

When I started out as a health coach, 19 years ago, I followed the exact formula set out by the school I attended. That strategy helped me engage and support clients, so I stuck with the formula for years. But then it stopped working. And I thought I just needed a new formula to grow my business again.

So I signed up with a coach who trained me in a new formula and system, and I began to see a new burst of growth and clients. I used that formula for a while, and it started to get harder and harder to find and support new clients.

Was it me? I tend to get bored with systems and formulas, so I have to wonder if my diminishing lack of enthusiasm caused the decrease in clients. Or was it the system?

I then pinballed from coach to coach, system to system, learning new formulas.

That’s when I realized I was copying other coaches. Not just the coaches I was working with, but other coaches who put out newsletters I read, writers who wrote books I loved, and more. 

It didn’t feel good. 

It wasn’t very successful either.

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery, but when I imitated or copied other coaches, I heard a nagging voice in the back of my mind. The voice said:

“You’re copying someone else. You don’t really have anything original to say. And if it’s not yours, then what good is it? You’re just a poor imitation of someone else. Might as well give up. You’re going to get caught and called out. Better not get too big, or people will notice you’re a fraud…”

UGH. It felt gross. 

I hated hearing that voice and the way it made me feel. 

The impact of this voice, my Bitch Brain, (AKA Imposter Syndrome, Inner Critic, Resistance), was that I didn’t grow as big as I said I wanted to. My passion for my work was dampened by the fear of being “found out.” My impact on the world, helping women grow into their best versions and create abundant, satisfying lives, was smaller than I dreamed it could be.

And I got called out for my imitation a couple of times.

When I got called out, I made immediate steps to rectify the problem:

  • took down a sales page and rewrote it
  • redesigned a graphic with new colors and words
  • Apologized…

But the real work was in seeing that I wasn’t facing my fear:

The fear of putting out my real work, my real ideas, in my true voice, and possibly having it ignored, criticized, or not making an impact with it at all.

In the hard work of becoming yourself, and clearly presenting your vision, teaching, work, or art, you will have to face the voice that says your work isn’t good enough.

It may keep you quiet and not working at your fullest capacity...

It may cause you to copy-paste someone else’s work and not give them credit...

I may even cause you to close up shop and stop pursuing your dream...

...if you let it. 

It’s a dance to create who you are, using the inspiration and education you’ve acquired, and not simply copy someone else who inspires you.

The truth is, even the greatest masters learn from someone, and often copy the work of other creators to learn technique. 

When we learn how to cook, we use other people’s recipes.

When we start a business, we follow tested models that have worked for others.

But at some point, we reach a place in our work where we itch to create our own unique way of doing it. And some point, it becomes necessary for growth and our own satisfaction.

  • My most successful cleanse programs, which made tens of thousands of dollars, came after I fused traditional detox practices with positive psychology mindset work.
  • My private coaching has become highly sought after since I integrated dance, art, and creative writing techniques to the personal work of professional success. 

To become a unique and authentic teacher, artist, or coach, we have to learn how to filter all of our influences through our unique lens of personal experience and vision. 

To create something unique and magnetic, healing and useful, we must bravely do the work. And risk getting is wrong.

My own work and drive to create is fueled in part by a desire to be original and fuse all the truths together.

Your work, or art, or services are a tapestry of all of your experiences and education, sewn and woven together in real time, always evolving.

You are a coat of many colors, not a copy-paste meme.

In a few weeks I’ll open applications for the Creatrix 2020 Mentorship. If you would like to have first access to the application process, just let me know here:

Nov 11 2019

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237: Dark Night Of The Soul with Liyana Silver

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Today’s show is about owning all the parts of yourself, including the one we call the “dark night of the soul.” If you’re not familiar with the phrase, you’re probably well-acquainted with the feelings that characterize this state. Let’s jump in together and learn more!

Liyana Silver is a good friend, coach, and author. We’ve known each other for years. Liyana’s teaching is called “Mining for Gold in a Dark Night of the Soul.” She’s an amazing coach who helps women move through their dark night and into their bodies and souls. Her first book is called Feminine Genius: The Provocative Path to Waking Up and Turning On the Wisdom of Being a Woman.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/237

Nov 06 2019

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236: Fascinating Creative Thinking for Leadership Success

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A short Power Pod for coaches, leaders, teachers, healers, doctors, and consultants on the edge you get with creative thinking techniques for professional success. Studies from Montreal and Harvard shine a light on the benefits of art and creativity.

Oct 28 2019

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235 Women in Film: Beth Aala and Made In Boise

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Today’s show highlights a fascinating PBS documentary, which premieres just a few days from now. It’s made by a dear friend of mine and covers an intriguing phenomenon taking place in Boise, Idaho.

Beth Aala is a three-time Emmy Award-winning producer and Peabody Award winner for her documentary work at HBO. Her most recent documentary is Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman, which she co-directed and produced. It premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2017. Beth is here to discuss her new documentary that will air on PBS on October 28, so check your local listings for more information. The film is called Made In Boise, and it highlights the incredible, booming surrogacy industry that has emerged in Boise, Idaho. Beth shares her approach to the film, the relationships she witnesses, the politics of surrogacy, and the number of strong feelings and opinions brought on by this topic. I believe it’s important for women to see and hear stories about women that are made by women. Beth has built her successful career around the creation of these stories.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/235

Oct 23 2019

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234 Powerful Questions to Coach Yourself

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Authentic leaders know who they are, and let people in on their truth.  

Coaching to uncover your authentic truth is not just about solving problems. Coaching helps you avoid problems by providing accountability and space to think and be more clear and intentional about your goals and actions. And coaching is really helpful for getting clear about where you want to go, and how you want to feel.

Coaches don’t provide a lot of answers, but they do ask a lot of great questions to help you find your own answers.

Here's a list of my top favorite questions that I use with private coaching clients that create: • Space for self-reflection • New perspective • A loving kick in the butt when your thinking is stuck • Support for difficulties and new ideas • Accountability for your goals and plans

Go to https://alexandrajamieson.com/fuck-it-list/ for the free How To Write Your F*ck It Guide workbook!

Oct 14 2019

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233: Sexual CPR with Dr. Anna Cabeca

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You’re in for a treat on today’s show as we welcome back one of my favorite guests to talk about some of my favorite topics! We are talking about hormones and sexuality with one of the leading holistic doctors. Middle age brings with it many changes in our physical and sexual health. We’ll cover energy, focus, hormones, and sexuality as they relate to the way our bodies age.

Dr. Anna Cabeca has much to teach us about feeling safe in our bodies and sexual relationships. We’ve been friends for years, and I trust her and her products, and I use them faithfully. She understands the dropoff in energy and focus that comes with middle age, and she knows that balancing our hormones and drives in our bodies support our long-term relationships and our self-worth. If you’re struggling with any of these hormone-related issues, then this is the show for you. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/233

Oct 09 2019

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232: Community Power Her Rules Radio 5th Birthday!

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Our little show turns 5 years old this month! We've built an incredible community here, and you're to thank. A recap, what's next, and a sneak peek into the behind the scenes of my latest Rich Creatrix Mentorship Retreat in NYC!

Life mapping for creative leadership success, banishing imposter syndrome, and more!

Thanks for being a part of our community here. 

Oct 01 2019

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231: Mary Magdalene Revealed with Meggan Watterson

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We are diving into deep juiciness today as we explore the topics covered in a new book. This book will challenge your thinking about traditional Christianity and religion, especially regarding the role of women in ancient times as spiritual authorities. Come explore this topic with today’s amazing guest!

Meggan Watterson is a feminist theologian with a Master of Theological Studies degree from Harvard Divinity School and a Master of Divinity from Columbia University. She’s a teacher and writer who leads retreats and workshops on the Divine Feminine and The Soul-Voice Meditation. She is powerful and passionate about her love for Christianity, which wasn’t revealed to her until later in life. Meggan’s latest book is Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & the Christianity We Haven’t Tried Yet. The book explores the deep, rich history of women in early Christianity in a fascinating way.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/231

Sep 25 2019

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25 Books I Read This Summer 2019

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25 non-fiction, self-help, and "fluffy fiction" books I read this summer:

How do I source all these books?

Libby and Overdrive Apps - both require a library card, you can download ebooks and audio books for free, or place a hold and they’ll be delivered to your device when it’s your turn.

ThriftBooks app - used books for sale (usually for very cheap) by the owner

Powells.com - used and new books, and you can enter the ISBN from your books and they’ll buy them back from you. You just ship them to Powells with their pre-paid shipping label and I always get credit on their website.

Also, KindleUnlimited - it costs a bit, but for my fluffy fiction I go through them pretty fast. I also know that those authors do get paid by the page count I read, so that feels good.

I’d be lying if I said I never get tempted by a good old fashioned book store - this summer I was in my home town of Portland, OR and simply HAD to get a new book off the shelves.

How I keep track of what I've read for future reference:

For the non-fiction books, I like to take notes. I use Evernote and quote passages or write inspirations I get from the reading. Then I can tag them for future reference. So I have tags like coaching, growth mindset, courage, confidence, creativity, and marketing. I know some people use a google doc for this as well, which I use google for everything else, but Evernote’s tagging system is easier for me. Also, Evernote’s app is easier for me to use and I listen on the go a lot.

Sep 18 2019

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230: Surviving Suicide of a Beloved with Sarah Neustadter, PhD

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As we return to the show after a refreshing summer break, I have a special guest and a new book to share with you about a tough topic that’s close to my heart. September is Suicide Prevention Month, and this week is Suicide Prevention Week. It’s super appropriate that we discuss what life is like for the survivors left behind after the suicide of a loved one. This is something that’s been prevalent in my family, and some of my earliest memories are of the aftermath of a loved one’s suicide. Let’s dive into this topic together!

Sarah Neustadter, Ph.D., is the author of Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved. The book is heart-wrenching and useful, written from the perspective of a suicide survivor and psychologist. The healing process is an unfolding of growing and learning, but the important thing to know is that there IS help. Sarah wrote this book because all the books she found didn’t touch the raw emotions she felt at the death of her beloved several years ago. She was confronted with hard questions, so the book is designed as a map for navigating complicated grief and understanding grief as a way toward deeper transformation from despair to beauty.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/219

Sep 11 2019

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229: Trust Your Gut, NOT The Crabs

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Ever feel like the people in your life just don’t get you? 

Or like they’re trying, unconsciously or obviously, to keep you small?

Ever hear about the “bucket of crabs mentality?”

We humans get spooked when people in our life change - it upsets the energy dynamic, and makes us question their own choices… if we’re unaware and unwilling to talk about these things.

See, when you rise up and make creative moves or take bold action, people in your life might get scared that things will change for them… (or they get a big jealous that they’re not taking action on their own dreams.)

Most people don’t have the personal awareness to see their Crab Mentality.

So people all around you might be unconsciously lashing out, reacting and trying to keep you small so their world doesn’t change One. Little. Bit.

That’s why you’ve gotta trust your gut, name.

You’ve gotta fiercely tune into your own knowing, your personal truth, and your own sense of self.

AND, you’ve gotta surround yourself with people who are working on their own grand dreams who are going to cheer you on, not drag you down.

When you’re an artist, healer-teacher, coach, doctor, or creative entrepreneur, you’re always striving to do something different.

When you’re a high-achiever, you’re usually aiming to break barriers and create a new level of performance.

Are you surrounded by people who will hold your hand while cheering you on? People who will tell you it’s ok to screw up - and to keep going?

Every book, movie, painting, or important product you’ve ever loved or admired was created by someone with an idea that came out of the ether: 

YOUR creative ideas, business, or unique innovations may seem too risky to someone else, but YOUR gut knows. 

There’s something magic there.

And it’s worthwhile to pursue it.

Even if it doesn’t turn out exactly as we originally thought, we learn ourselves through the doing.

And we might just make something better than we ever dreamed.

This Friday, I’m leading a special training for your Creatrix soul, called:Grow Your Biz in 2019, Creatrix!

Sign up here to get your seat and I’ll see you August 2nd:

https://alexandrajamieson.lpages.co/grow-your-creative-biz-creatrix/

Jul 29 2019

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228: 14 Questions to Unblock Your Creatrix & Get More Artistry Into Your Life & Work

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We all have habits that get us stuck, and many of them originate from fear. Beginning from an unconscious drive for survival through fight, flight, or freeze reactions, our old habits can block our creative voice from shining.

They’re normal human responses, but to your Creatrix, your unique, productive soul, they are a waste of time, life force, and self-empowerment. When we get stuck by these blocks, we stunt our wisdom, productivity, and creativity.

Here are 14 questions to use as soon as possible to unblock your powerful Creatrix.

Jul 22 2019

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227: My Disaster Diary (Mistakes of a Pro-Creative)

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To have an impact, do work that is uniquely you, and make a good living while doing it...it’s a dream for many of us.

Over the last 19 years as an independent, creative entrepreneur, I’ve been able to do work that I love, while helping people grow and heal, all while earning enough to support myself and my family. It is a huge blessing.

And it hasn’t always been easy!

As I prepare to lead another group of amazing womxn through the Rich Creatrix Mentorship, beginning August 15th, I want to share with you six of the important lessons in creative entrepreneurship I’ve experienced and growth through.

Here were some of my greatest challenges, blocks, and lessons, in becoming a Rich Creatrix:

Jul 15 2019

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226 The Coitus Chronicles with Olive Persimmon

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It’s no secret that most women harbor fear, shame, guilt, and some degree of curiosity around their sexuality. Today’s show addresses these issues and takes an honest, deep dive into all things sexual. Join us!

Olive Persimmon has written The Coitus Chronicles, which is described as a diary of your hilarious friend’s quest to heal her relationship with her body, sexuality, love, and her exploration of orgasm. The book is insightful, educational, and funny; I loved it from start to finish! In today’s conversation, we journey far and wide in our discussion of sexuality, STI’s, orgasm, BDSM, pick-up artists, foot fetish, and everything in between.

You can find the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/226.

Jul 10 2019

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225 9 Lessons I Learned From THE JERK

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Memoirs by musicians and comedians are some of my favorite books. Today I share the top lessons I gleaned from Steve Martin's Born Standing Up. 

From burning down your work to start fresh, and going against the grain to stand out, to the truth about how professionals pivot, these 9 lessons are valuable for any entrepreneur, coach, or healer.

Jul 03 2019

14mins

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224 Yes, She Can! with Andrea Flores

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I’m always looking for topics I find inspiring and thought-provoking in this time when we as women feel uncertain, unheard, and like we are losing hope. Today’s show is all about hope and change--and how young, intelligent women are making a difference!

Andrea Flores is the co-writer of a new book, Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House. Andrea is a lawyer in Washington, DC, and served as the regional director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. She spent 3 years in several key positions in the Obama White House and worked on the immigration bill that failed to get passed. Before that, she worked in New Mexico on the local government level. She was the first Latinx student body president in the history of Harvard University and graduated from Columbia Law School. (Latinx is a gender-neutral term used to refer to those of Latin origin.)

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/224.

Jun 19 2019

30mins

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223 Write a World-Changing Book with Cynthia Morris

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Have you ever been told that you have a book inside of you just waiting to get out? Today’s show addresses why that might be true! We’re talking to a dear friend who is making it her mission to bring out the writer in everyone!

Cynthia Morris is a coach to writers, artists, and entrepreneurs to help them bring their ideas into form. For over 20 years, she’s helped thousands get beyond their excuses to create works that matter. She’s written 8 books herself, including a Paris historical novel about Sylvia Beach. You can find her books at www.originalimpulse.com. On today’s show, we’re talking about her latest book, The Busy Woman’s Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book. This is an inspirational book by a woman about our creative process. Cynthia talks about the mindset piece of writing, along with the nuts and bolts of structure, tools, and prompts. She explains how the Renaissance woman of today needs both structure and flexibility and how to write a book on schedule, no matter how busy you are.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/223

Jun 12 2019

45mins

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