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Driven women have a hard time balancing their self-care and personal life with their professional goals. Each week join Alexandra Jamieson, master coach, professional creative, mom, and author, as she interviews guests who share tools, inspiration, and creative solutions while pulling back the curtain on how they run their own lives and overcame their own obstacles. If you're a driven woman, want to share your unique voice and talents with the world, and stay sane, healthy, and grounded while doing it, this is the podcast for you.

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Driven women have a hard time balancing their self-care and personal life with their professional goals. Each week join Alexandra Jamieson, master coach, professional creative, mom, and author, as she interviews guests who share tools, inspiration, and creative solutions while pulling back the curtain on how they run their own lives and overcame their own obstacles. If you're a driven woman, want to share your unique voice and talents with the world, and stay sane, healthy, and grounded while doing it, this is the podcast for you.

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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 ❤️

iTunes Ratings

251 Ratings
Average Ratings
242
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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

Latest release on May 20, 2020

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Driven women have a hard time balancing their self-care and personal life with their professional goals. Each week join Alexandra Jamieson, master coach, professional creative, mom, and author, as she interviews guests who share tools, inspiration, and creative solutions while pulling back the curtain on how they run their own lives and overcame their own obstacles. If you're a driven woman, want to share your unique voice and talents with the world, and stay sane, healthy, and grounded while doing it, this is the podcast for you.

Rank #1: 93 Healing Depression + Anxiety with Dr. Kelly Brogan

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Today on the podcast, I interview Kelly Brogan, MD, author of A Mind of Your Own: The Truth About Depression and How Women Can Heal Their Bodies to Reclaim Their Lives. Kelly studied cognitive neuroscience at MIT before receiving her MD from Weill Cornell Medical College. Board certified in psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and integrative holistic medicine, she is one of the only doctors in the nation with these qualifications. 

This book and her recommendations (which line up perfectly with my Cravings Cleanse + Mindset Makeover program) have truly changed people’s lives: her readers are healing their depression, anxiety, and the vague family of mood symptoms that so many of us suffer from.

You can read the full show notes and access all the resources at www.alexandrajamieson.com/93

Jun 14 2016

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Rank #2: 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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Rank #3: 143 Healing the Mother Wound with Bethany Webster

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Do you know what it actually means for women to step into their power? This is really something that needs to be considered when you look at the frightening and  dangerous things that are going on for women in Texas at the moment. The Texas lawmakers are trying to make it even harder for women to have control over their bodies and their lives, by attempting to make it illegal to drive a woman to a safe abortion provider!  

According to a study done by the University of Texas recently, in the six years since Planned Parenthood and other safe abortion providers and women's health clinics there have been de-funded, the death rate in maternal health has doubled. This de-funding has also resulted in the closure of more than eighty clinics, most of which were in rural areas where no alternative care facilities have been provided. This means that in the two years since the cuts were implemented, the remaining health clinics in the state of Texas are only able to serve half the women who were being taken care of before.  

Alex points out that de-funding Planned Parenthood and making safe abortions harder to obtain does not stop abortion. It only stops safe abortion. This is why Alex refers to woman's health as a revolution. It's a battle being waged every day and women's lives are at risk! This is what prompted her to give a talk at The Women's Empowerment Expo in Washington DC on the Memorial Day weekend. Listen in today, as Alex gives you a brief overview of the talk that she gave at the Expo, called The Foundations of Women's Power.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/143

May 31 2017

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: 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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Rank #6: 193 Eat to Balance Your Hormones

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In this week’s episode of the podcast, I am bringing you a mixture of hard truth, inspirational and uplifting strategies, and more than a little fun. As your Life Coach in your ears, it is my joy to bring to your attention anything that is going to make your life healthier and happier. That is why I am so excited to have Magdalena Wszelaki with me today. Magdalena is going to teach us how to eat our way to hormonal balance. 

Hormones play a role in almost every system in our bodies. They help balance our blood sugar, our circadian rhythm and even have an effect on how our bodies feel stress. Magdalena is going to tell us all about the specific changes we can make to our diets to make our hormones happy. Her researched-based system is going to unlock a new level of healing that can change your entire life! 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/193

May 16 2018

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Rank #7: 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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Rank #8: 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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Rank #9: 119 The Divinely Inspired Life with Christiane Northrup

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Do you see your body, mind, and spirit as separate parts, rather than as an integrated whole? Do you have the courage to think for yourself and live from the truth you think in your heart? Or would you like to be able to do that? If this is you, you will love hearing Dr. Christiane Northrup, certified ObGyn, talking to Alex Jamieson on today's episode of “The Crave Cast”, about her latest book, “Making Life Easy, a simple guide to a divinely inspired life”.

Christiane is a former assistant clinical professor of ObGyn at the Maine Medical Centre. She is a multiple best-selling author on the New York Times bestseller list. She is the foremost authority on 'everything that can go right' with a woman's body'. She also has an internet radio show called “Flourish”.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/119

Dec 14 2016

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Rank #10: 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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Rank #11: 184 Get Your Glow On with Naomi Whittel

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How can we have the energy we want, and be rooted in our bodies? It starts with how we feed and nourish ourselves. The natural world is filled to bursting with the remedies to our energy problem, but with so much conflicting advice out there, it is difficult to know who to trust. That is why it is so important to me to bring you my guest, whose wisdom is vetted by top research as well as personal experience. Today, I am talking with Naomi Whittel, the nation’s leading female innovator in the natural product industry. Like me, she believes in the healing power of nature and plants, and using Nobel award-winning science, she has written up a book that is going to unlock nature’s provision for our energy crisis. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/184

Mar 14 2018

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Rank #12: 252: Stay Healthy in Stressful Times with Michelle Aspinwall

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All across our nation, we are consumed with staying healthy in a crisis, and we’re just in the beginning days of the coronavirus crisis. Even in the time of this pandemic, there are many things we can do to support our mental and physical health. We need to focus on the basics and return to the fundamentals. Think about what habits can keep you healthy and grounded. Remember that you are the author of your life, so pick up the pen and choose your path forward to tell your story. 

Michelle Aspinwall is the creator and founder of A Skin. She’s a coach, speaker, author, and skincare creator, and like me, she has Hashimoto’s. She shares how she experienced a health crisis and became her own advocate. Michelle shares how to take care of your autoimmune issues in times of overwhelm, along with the mental and spiritual work in recovering from health issues. This is an inspiring interview about helping ourselves through transitions when the world feels upside down. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/252

Mar 18 2020

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Rank #13: 154 How to Fall in Love with Anyone: an Interview with Mandy Len Catron

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How does love actually work? Is it really possible to fall in love with anyone? Today we're going into a powerful interview about love! 

In today's interview with Mandy Len Catron, we are going to explore love on a really profound level. Mandy's written a book, which is a beautiful tale as well as a process that she managed to unearth, where you really can fall in love with anyone. Mandy has thirty-six questions in her process, that can be used to foster compassion, understanding, and connection with literally anyone. All of us can really use this powerful tool, in this day and age, to help us to connect with those we feel hatred or anger either from or towards. Alex really encourages you to listen in very carefully and with an open heart, as  Mandy talks about the book she wrote in 2015, which became a New York Times Modern Love Piece.  It's called How To Fall In Love With Anyone and it went insanely viral, being one of the most shared articles in The Times, that year.  In our current times, we really need to learn how to connect with the people who are different from us or the ones that we don't know much about. That is, ultimately, what will save us. Listen in now!

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/154

Aug 16 2017

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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 174 Raise Your Vibrations with Penney Peirce

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2018 has already proved to be a year of challenge and transformation. I am going to start the year off from an admittedly vulnerable position, but isn’t that what this Podcast is all about? This season has proven to be exceptionally difficult for my family, but I know that the Her Rules Radio community will rally around me. I hope that by sharing my own struggles, I will inspire you to embrace yourself through difficulties. Yes, I have been harboring a lot of bad feelings. I’ve been judging another woman and withholding forgiveness. Listen as I share exactly why I decided forgiveness was within my power, and how it has freed me from so much I cannot control. 

Continuing on the theme of vulnerability and transformation, I have invited Penney Peirce onto the show today. Where can I begin with someone like Penney? She is the author of so many incredible books that have personally changed my life, but the most recent is Transparency. Penney encourages and teaches women from all walks of life about the energies and frequencies that we can tap into if we only know where to look. The world is changing, and we are entering the Age of Intuition and Insight. Penney will break that down for you in an incredibly accessible way. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/174

Jan 10 2018

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Rank #16: 151 You're Worth It with Amanda Steinberg

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How well do you work with money? Do you struggle to keep within the limits of your budget? Or are you perhaps looking for a new and better way to earn a living? Today's guest, Amanda Steinberg, is the founder of Daily Worth.com. and she also has a brand new book out, called Worth It, which is all about money- her relationship with money, how to deal with money, her own personal journeys with money, all really fascinating and inspiring stuff. So, if wealth, financial planning, budgeting, or even the thought of making more money is something that's on your mind, you definitely want to listen to this!  

As you know, Alex loves to talk about current events and how politics impacts on our feminine  lives.  Well, there really seems to be too much going on right now, to keep on top of it all. The closing of so many Planned Parenthood clinics is  like a plague sweeping across America at the moment. Did you know that the only abortion clinic in Kentucky is in danger of closing? That's something that's affecting the lives of millions of women and their ability to be healthy and to choose the direction of their own lives. As there is so much going on, Alex is encouraging you to go and listen to one of her favorite podcasts, called Hellbent. Hellbent is a twice a week, feminist politics podcast,  which goes into all the details of the stuff that Alex gives you the broader strokes on. So, go and check it out- it's really awesome! 

With all of this going on, Alex has decided to talk about something good, today. It's so easy to focus on what's scary, or annoying, or exhausting, or even infuriating, but right now, we'll talk about gratitude, which is a really powerful, positive psychology tool. Alex wants our tribe to share some good things, so she starts off by reading some of them to you now, written by some of the members of Her Rules Radio Facebook Group, where there are currently over seventeen hundred women sharing about their lives! Listen in and become inspired by the really heartfelt gratitude messages that they have shared. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/151

Jul 26 2017

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Rank #17: 221 It's Not Too Late To Try

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Our youth-obsessed culture has brainwashed us to believe that we are somehow past our prime. (Actually, it’s a flavor of the toxic patriarchy that we live in: us womxn are always told we’re too old… or too young!)

We see stories that exalt The 30 Under 30, the stories of precocious founders or influencer who “hit it big” before most of us finished grad school.

What they don’t tell you, and what doesn’t get enough attention, is that hitting it big at a young age is the exception, not the rule.

But those are the stories we hear about most often. And it’s disheartening.

So I’m here to share a few inspiring tales of famous folk you admire, and a few of my proud clients, who weren’t young, overnight sensations:

Get private coaching from me:https://alexandrajamieson.com/private-coaching/

May 13 2019

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Rank #18: 56 Breaking Up Is Hard On Your Body - Conscious Uncoupling with Katherine Woodward Thomas

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"Reclaiming your power is to see your own part of things in a way that allows you to make a promise to show up differently." - Katherine Woodward Thomas

Learn more about your cravings and this episode of The Crave Cast at http://alexandrajamieson.com/56

Sep 25 2015

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Rank #19: 159: Validate Your Own Damn Self

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Today’s show is about one of the most important rules I have learned in my life. Deliciously happy women have some uncommon skills, and today we are talking about validating yourself. I had to learn to validate my own damn self and it wasn’t an easy process. Why do we need validation from others? Why can’t we be content with our own validation? I had to learn to trust myself. I needed someone else to tell me that my thoughts and feelings were valid. I was trained to look outside myself for guidance. I was taught not to trust myself and to question my knowing. It’s a trap to always think we need someone else to tell us what is right and what we need to do.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/159

Sep 21 2017

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Rank #20: 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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259: How To Design A Better Future with Angie Lee

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Today’s show will be the last one for a couple of months. I’m taking a summer break before the August 2020 release of my new book, Radical Alignment, co-authored with my husband, Bob Gower. Today’s show has everything to do with design--and we are going far beyond kitchen remodels. 

Angie Lee is someone I met in the last few months, and we bonded immediately. She’s an architect, partner, and Design Director of Interiors at FXCollaborative in NYC. Angie knows the importance of design and how it is a part of everything in our lives. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/251

May 20 2020

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258: Dr. Anna Cabeca Going Keto Green for Womxn

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Today’s guest is my gold star doctor guest and one of my favorite people. Her work is immensely helpful, and her products are beneficial in many ways. Her philosophy is that being healthy and vital involves the whole human being, and it’s not all about weight loss. If you want to learn how to take ownership of your body and your wellness, then join us today.

Dr. Anna Cabeca is “The Girlfriend Doctor.” She works with thousands of women to help them understand and improve their health and manage their hormones. Along with her life-changing products and programs, she’s written two books, The Hormone Fix and Keto-Green 16. She’s done exhaustive research to find solutions to help women reclaim their vibrancy, sexuality, health, and happiness. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/250

May 06 2020

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257: The Kids' Book We All Need Right Now: Rebekah Borucki and Zara’s Big Messy Bedtime!

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How are you coping lately? Have you been managing your stress levels? Today, we’re very happy to have Rebekah (Bex) Borucki joining us on the show. Bex’s mission in life is to make mental-health support and stress-management tools accessible to everyone. For the last ten years or so, she has been doing this in several powerfully creative (and sometimes exhausting) ways. In recent years, however, she has felt moved to pivot most of her work and become a writer of children’s books. Bex has a powerful message to share. Her inspiring story is sure to uplift and encourage you!

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/249.

Apr 22 2020

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256: Creating and Community with Artist Lindsay Katt

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As an artist, there are many constructs you have to overcome in order to create authenticity. Whether those are mental, societal, or physical, there’s an element of discovery that cannot be revealed without releasing our pre-existing perception of the world. 

Lindsay Katt is a brilliant example of what it means to be unapologetically yourself, as well as a colorful illustration of an artist. As a musician, filmmaker, painter, and master of doing things, Lindsay shares what it means to use your voice unapologetically in a way that resonates with others. She discusses how to use art to improve the lives of those around you, strategies to deal with creative blocks, and how to know when we should violate social rules. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/247

Apr 15 2020

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254: Be A Good Parent, Even Now with Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones

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This bonus episode is for those of us who are parenting in these times of crisis. If dealing with the increased pressures of parenting is leaving you feeling stressed, then I have an expert coach and therapist to help.

Dr. Jennifer Johnston-Jones is a dear friend who is here to help us focus on what is most helpful for parents during this time. She is a licensed clinical psychologist and the founder and executive director of Roots & Wings Institute of Social and Emotional Learning for the Prevention of Childhood Trauma. Jennifer has over twenty years of experience profoundly changing families, individuals, and companies, and she’s the author of Transformational Parenting, listed as a top parenting book by USA Today. Jennifer works with teachers and parents to help change the parenting and education paradigms around childhood trauma, and she’s a sought-after keynote speaker who lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband and two children. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/247

Apr 08 2020

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246: Parenting During Covid with Cristie Ritz-King

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How does a mom of 3 teens, trauma coach, and therapist handle parenting during the Covid-19 crisis? 

On today's bonus interview with Cristie Ritz-King, we talk about:

  • How to create self-care boundaries with your kids when you're all home 24-7
  • How to honor your own inner turmoil while showing up as caregiver for little ones
  • What IS trauma?
  • How do we manage traumatic triggers on our physical and emotional health?
  • What to do when you blow up at your kids (because it will happen)
  • How to help our kids when we notice them acting out or withdrawing... and more.

Get more from Cristie here:

https://cristieritzking.com/

Apr 03 2020

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253: Your Values Will Guide You: Pink Mentorship with Stacy Cassio

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If you’re experiencing surprising feelings of grief lately, you’re not alone. It’s normal during the upside-down times to examine our lives, question our decisions, or feel like we’ve lost our dreams for the future. Remembering our values, our morals, and our spiritual compass will help us to stay moving forward.

Finding a mentor can also help us to move forward by providing clarity and connections, which are especially important right now in this time of unrest. Learn how to find a mentor and get the most out of that valuable relationship in today’s episode.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/246

Apr 01 2020

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252: Stay Healthy in Stressful Times with Michelle Aspinwall

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All across our nation, we are consumed with staying healthy in a crisis, and we’re just in the beginning days of the coronavirus crisis. Even in the time of this pandemic, there are many things we can do to support our mental and physical health. We need to focus on the basics and return to the fundamentals. Think about what habits can keep you healthy and grounded. Remember that you are the author of your life, so pick up the pen and choose your path forward to tell your story. 

Michelle Aspinwall is the creator and founder of A Skin. She’s a coach, speaker, author, and skincare creator, and like me, she has Hashimoto’s. She shares how she experienced a health crisis and became her own advocate. Michelle shares how to take care of your autoimmune issues in times of overwhelm, along with the mental and spiritual work in recovering from health issues. This is an inspiring interview about helping ourselves through transitions when the world feels upside down. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/252

Mar 18 2020

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BONUS: Creative Resilience in Stressful Times

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How can we best manage our outlook and prepare for a positive future during times of global change and pandemic? 

Tap into your innate creative resilience.

What is resilience:

the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

Post Traumatic Growth:

When you bounce back even stronger after trauma, physical illness, etc.

 

The post-traumatic growth inventory

To evaluate whether and to what extent someone has achieved growth after a trauma, psychologists look for positive responses in five areas.

1: Appreciation of life

2: Relationships with others

3: New possibilities in life

4: Personal strength

5: Spiritual change

Creativity: 

Creative Resilient people face stressful times with staunchness, making meaning of hardship and looking for lessons and improvise solutions from thin air. 

Creative resilience is your most important resource during times of crisis, change & transition. Transition, which is what we’re all going through right now, is the psychological process people must go through to come to terms with new situations.

We live in a world of constant change. Nature is an example of constant birth, growth, death, and renewal. Understanding the cycles of creation will help us thrive in change, rather than fear it. While transitions can be painful, they are a source of creativity, growth and transformation.

I don’t believe we can experience a transformation without undergoing a psychological transition, and if we can cultivate resilience, we can proceed  with a sense of adventure on what Joseph Campbell described as a Hero’s Journey (illustrated at the top of the page).

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself,” according to Campbell’s definition. “A hero ventures forth from the world of common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons on his fellow man.”

We are all on a hero’s journey through life, and if we want to find the boon, or the gift that lies buried in the abyss, we must be willing to embrace great difficulties that are a prerequisite to transformation.

CREATIVITY: the use of the imagination or original ideas, the ability to come up with solutions, the use of tools to create something new, or fix something old, even making it better.

In Victor Frankel’s book Man’s Search for Meaning, his memoir about surviving the holocaust;

Frankl said we can discover meaning in life in three different ways: (1) by creating a work or doing a deed to help others;(2) by experiencing something or encountering someone; and (3) by the attitude we take toward unavoidable suffering.

How creativity helps us in times of stress:

Express yourself creatively (for many of us, creative expression is like oxygen for our souls)

When my coaching clients tell me about times of transition, I ask what they could do to nurture themselves to reduce stress. Creativity is always at the top of the list, along with getting enough sleep, exercise, proper nutrition and being with friends or family.

Creative expression has the power to heal emotions, and nurture the soul. When we enter the flow states of complete absorption in a creative process, we open our awareness to new perceptions, and new perspectives. Creativity is something you can control. When you take time out of time to create, you shift your field of attention into something generative and life affirming.

FINALLY, IMPROVISING: 

Improve, in any form, is creativity where we are fully present and stay flexible.

Resilient people are masters of innovation and resourcefulness. They have the capacity to improvise and to create bricolage: creative problem-solving using a variety of materials that happen to be available.

The Apollo 13 mission (launched April 13, 1970) is a dramatic example of improvisation: When the spacecraft was well on its way to the Moon, an oxygen tank exploded, scrubbing the lunar landing and putting the crew in jeopardy.

Working with Mission Control in Houston, the crew used their lunar module as a “lifeboat.” Using spare parts and spacecraft canisters, the astronauts improvised a method to reduce the carbon dioxide concentration in the spacecraft.

How might you improvise at home or at work? What resources do you have available to you, to utilize in new ways?

DISCOVER YOUR VALUES HOMEWORK:

http://alexandrajamieson.com/values

EXPRESSIVE WRITING PRACTICE: 

Imagine it’s 5 years from now and you feel really good in your life. Your work, your relationships, your health are all in a solid, satisfying place. You look back on this workshop, this moment, as a turning point in your attitude, creativity, and self-compassion. What happened for this current time of crisis to be a catalyst in you creating a beautiful life? What story do you tell people 5 years from now about what you did and who you became during this time of turmoil? Tell the story now - write for 5-10 minutes.

Mar 16 2020

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251: Sage & Elm Apothecary: A Plant-Based Approach to Self-Care with Krystle Robinson-Hershey

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How important is your self-care? Do you make it a priority? In today’s show, you’ll meet a creative woman who wants you to care about your self-care! She lovingly creates plant-based products that make people heal and love themselves. You’ll be intrigued by her inspiring story and her connection to healing herbs, all of which began with a single bar of soap.

Krystle Robinson-Hershey is the creator of Sage & Elm Apothecary, a company dedicated to providing customers with plant-based beauty products. Krystle is dedicated to her holistic approach to creating unique products to enhance self-care. A trailblazing entrepreneur, Krystle is also a wife and mom to five children.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/244

Mar 11 2020

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250: Coworking with Danielle Stroble

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Where do you prefer to work? Part of being in alignment with your core values is how you work, where you work, and with whom you work. I like to work at home sometimes, but I still use a  fantastic coworking space, and I occasionally resort to the tried-and-true coffee shop, where the low caffeinated hum of others around me brings peace and comfort. Most important to me is that I can work in a place that feels welcoming, cozy, and comfortable--and my coworking space gives me that. I’ve found that a coworking space provides fewer distractions than working at home, and I love the benefits and amenities. If you’ve never tried a coworking space, then today’s show will open your eyes!

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/243

Mar 04 2020

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249: Turning Problems Into Purpose with Kristen Harness

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Today we are discussing a hard topic. It’s a subject that many people try to ignore, but the truth is that we can all do something to help in the fight against sex trafficking. Get in a safe space and join us if you’re ready to listen to a woman who turned the problem into her mission.

Kristen Harness has turned her early mess into her message. From a childhood of abuse and homelessness, Kristen has made rescuing the victims, girls and young women who get caught up and forced into prostitution and sex and human trafficking, her mission through her organization, Extended Hands of Hope.

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/242 

Feb 27 2020

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248: When Too Much Love is Not Enough with Dr. Rosenna Bakari

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Today’s show focuses on a topic that doesn’t get enough attention, which is the relationship between early childhood abuse and our ability to be happy, healthy, and successful adults. Let’s take a deeper look with my guest.

Dr. Rosenna Bakari is an author, advocate, and scholar. She’s been busy writing about breaking the silence of sexual violence and helping adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Rosenna is not just a survivor but a thriver. She’s also a psychologist who knows how to help people process their early trauma and find the strength to thrive. I’ve found that the healthiest response to childhood emotional wounds is also the rarest response, which is to feel in order to let things go. Acknowledging the feelings is the way to try out a new set of patterns and ways of being. Rosenna is a role model and voice for those who need support through the different flavors of trauma. Her book is Too Much Love is Not Enough: A Memoir of Childhood Sexual Abuse. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/241

Feb 19 2020

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247: Infertile Boss Babe with Andrea Syrtash of Pregnantish

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Fertility is a topic that comes up frequently for anyone who works with women. Infertility is a problem that many people face, and it affects men as well as women. Many people you see every day are going through struggles to build their family, although they wear a mask that makes everything seem OK. Today’s guest calls infertility “the silent epidemic,” and the numbers of people affected are simply astounding.

Andrea Syrtash is a relationship expert, journalist, and the founder of Pregnantish, the first media site devoted exclusively to helping singles, couples, and LGBTQ humans navigate fertility treatments and infertility. She’s been featured on Oprah’s OWN Network, FOX, and other TV outlets, and she’s written books titled He’s Just Not Your Type (And That’s a Good Thing), It’s OK to Sleep with Him on the First Date, and Cheat on Your Husband . . . with Your Husband. Because of Andrea’s long, tough journey, she is committed to breaking the taboo of infertility and elevating the conversation about what it takes to start a family for millions of people today. Her work is both interesting and controversial. She’s here to share her story of 18 fertility treatments for eight years, and how she finally met her baby through a surrogate. There are a lot of misconceptions and stigma around types of fertility treatments and infertility. Because this affects so many women, I wanted us to have a deep and meaningful conversation about infertility, the options, and how we can better support friends and family members. We’ll discuss how Andrea kept up her creative, on-air personality while undergoing an intense physical and emotional process behind the scenes. We’ll also discuss the judgments and unwelcome advice that people encounter as they go through infertility, along with the legal ramifications that make things even more difficult. 

You can read the full show notes at www.alexandrajamieson.com/240

Feb 10 2020

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246: Mid Life Success Stories

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Mid Life Success Stories

Life doesn’t end at 30, no matter what your younger self believed.

It’s so harmful to believe the story that we have to be a big success by the time we’re 40 or we’re failures. 

We live in this cult of youth that discounts the wisdom, beauty, and experience that age brings. 

WORSE: it makes us middle-aged mamas (and papas) lose faith in ourselves, stop following our dreams, and quiet our own fierce voices.

As an antidote to the false story that once you cross a certain arbitrary age you’re “past your prime,” here are some amazing stories inspired by this viral tweet that went out a couple of weeks ago: 

Here’s just a couple of stories I loved from the thousands of comments people shared on Twitter:

AND, here are stories shared from a few womxn in my Her Rules Radio Crew Facebook group from ya’ll!

AND, here are a couple of success stories from my own beloved Creatrix Clients that are sure to inspire you!

Heather Hudak just published her first book, Nourish, Heal, Thrive at aged 50!

Michele, who came to NYC for a retreat with me, fell in love with the Embody Dance class we had and reconnected with her love of ballet. She found a private teacher, and performed a solo recital for her 60th birthday - dancing en pointe! (which is a huge accomplishment at any age!)

Ready to get inspired and shake off the “too old,” or “it’s too late” vibes?

I’m getting ready to organize 3 new retreats, and you’re invited! These retreats will be inspiring, clarifying, healing, and motivating. They’ll be filled with other womxn who believe that no matter your age (25? Great! 65? Awesome!), your time is now.

Interested in an upcoming retreat with Alex? I’m planning virtual and in-person retreats for small groups of womxn this spring!

Just share a few details with me here so I can get you the details as we make plans:

http://bit.ly/springevents2020 

Feb 03 2020

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245 Tell Your Story and Take Care Of YOU with Geneva Peschka

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I made an Instagram post over last weekend applauding the landmark decision of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to pull back from royal life and do what’s right for them. I’ve taken the liberty to make Meghan’s name a past tense verb that means to value yourself enough to leave a situation in which your authentic self is not welcomed or wanted. Don’t we all need to be more like Meghan in making the power move to set rules and boundaries that work for us?

Geneva Peschka is a director, creative producer, and incredible documentary filmmaker. Geneva knows the value and the healing power in telling our own stories. She co-directed Unspoken and is the director/producer of a short documentary series titled Women. We’ll talk about the importance of creating space and allowing people to tell their stories. It’s what life is all about. 

Show Highlights:

  • Geneva’s work as Community Manager of The Wing and her ten years in NYC
  • How Geneva realized she wanted community to pursue her creative endeavors
  • How working at The Wing helped fuel Geneva’s creative work within a framework of collaboration
  • Examples of how Geneva nourished and replenished herself when she found herself out of balance
  • Why you need to have an honest conversation with yourself about what brings you joy
  • How Geneva dove deeper into healing by becoming a Reiki practitioner, learning to set boundaries, and being dedicated to replenishing herself
  • How Geneva has learned to handle the pressure by recognizing what serves her well and what doesn’t
  • How Geneva is learning to be more gentle and more patient with herself
  • How the documentary series, Womxn, highlights a diverse group of women who share thoughts and experiences
  • Geneva’s inspiration for Womxn and her purpose of awakening people and sharing authentic experiences in celebration
  • The process, form, and structure of the interviews in the Womxn series, along with the collaborative community that made it possible
  • Womxn---the unique spelling that symbolizes inclusion
  • Unspoken, the short documentary featuring Emma, a teen with autism
  • How Geneva observed how Emma and others with disabilities were treated in public
  • How the passion for storytelling was awakened in Geneva by seeing her mother be strong in speaking up and speaking out
  • The therapeutic effect on Geneva in using her voice and talents to help others be seen and heard
  • The rewarding impact in sharing and celebrating other people’s stories
  • Geneva’s words of wisdom about sharing your story: “Just start. Have a vision. Ask people for their ideas and their help. Be gentle with yourself. Take your time, don’t burn yourself out, and dream big.”
  • Upcoming projects for Geneva: expanding the Womxn series, a feature documentary, and an animated series

Resources:

https://www.genevapeschka.com/

Geneva’s Womxn series on Vimeo:

Unspoken short documentary: 

Jan 29 2020

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244 Recommit To Your Self Care Goals and Robin Bronk of Creative Coalition

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I’ve seen a common theme emerge repeatedly with my coaching clients of recommitting to our bodies and falling back in love with self-care. Energy, strength, and physical vitality are necessary for us to create the life we want, so what are the things that bring joy to you in your body? No matter where you are on your self-care journey, every moment is a blank-slate opportunity. You can recommit to wellness and your body right now. You deserve it!

Robin Bronk is CEO of the Creative Coalition, where artists are inspired to use their voices to make the nation better. We all owe the Creative Coalition a debt of thanks. Back in 1989, actor Ron Silver brought together a group of writers, actors, producers, directors, and designers from the entertainment world and founded the Creative Coalition. They are people who want to use their skills and savvy to stand up for the arts. Federal funding for the arts, free speech, and arts education are causes that the Creative Coalition supports.

Show Highlights:

  • How and why Robin became involved in the Creative Coalition
  • What the Creative Coalition does to help the arts thrive and flourish in our country
  • The fascinating phenomenon of an actor’s scope of influence
  • Our responsibilities within our community
  • How arts funding and education are beneficial to our kids
  • How the Creative Coalition presents the facts and figures in advocating for the arts before Congress
  • Why the arts should be important to all of us
  • How the arts open up a world of possibilities to all types of students while connecting them to other subject areas
  • What we can do to become better advocates for the arts
  • STEM vs. STEAM

Resources:

www.thecreativecoalition.org

Jan 24 2020

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243: Ending Shame For Creative Leaders

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Thank you for being here! I feel truly thankful that I get to share this work with you all. Thank you for your time and attention. I see your commitment to your work and your creative expression, your health, relationships, and putting in the time and resources to be fully expressed in this short time we have here in this lifetime. Your work matters. Your work is important...I believe that.

What’s a Creatrix? What’s Creative Leadership?

Creatrix is an old word that means "she who creates; authoress; feminine founder."

Creative Leadership means…leading in a way that embraces life-long learning; this leader is someone who handles change with creative thinking skills and a “I can figure this out” attitude; this leader is as committed to their own autonomy, free from past limiting beliefs, as well as committing to connecting to others; this leader commits to bringing their unique voice and vision to the world in the service of their own abundance and the uplifting of others.

4 things we'll cover in this episode:

  1. What Creatrix Leadership IS, why it's important in this fast-changing economy, and how to grow yours in 2020
  2. The remedies for Imposter Syndrome, "being seen," overwhelm, confusion, and fear of judgment (it’s all about shame)
  3. Connect with your Inner Authority for self-trust and get better at making good decisions, fast.

For more, sign up for the Creatrix 2020 Training, January 8th, here: http://bit.ly/creatrixleader2020

http://bit.ly/creatrixleader2020

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242 The Secret Weapon of Creatrix Leaders: Community

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The Secret Weapon of #Creatrix Leaders: Community by Alexandra Jamieson

Martin Seligman, one of the founders of positive psychology, developed a five core element of psychological well-being and happiness. Seligman believes that these five elements can help people work towards a life of fulfillment, happiness, and meaning.

P – Positive Emotion

This element is, perhaps, the most obvious connection to happiness. Focusing on positive emotions is more than smiling: it is the ability to remain optimistic and view one’s past, present, and future from a constructive perspective.

E – Engagement

Activities that meet our need for engagement flood the body with positive neurotransmitters and hormones that elevate one’s sense of well-being. This engagement helps us remain present, as well as synthesize the activities where we find calm, focus, and joy.

M – Meaning

Having an answer as to “why are we on this earth?” is a key ingredient that can drive us towards fulfillment.

Religion and spirituality provide many people with meaning, as can working for a good company, raising children, volunteering for a greater cause, and expressing ourselves creatively.

Unfortunately, the media worships glamour and the pursuit of material wealth, impacting many people to feel like money is the gateway to happiness. While we do need money to pay for basic needs, once those basic needs are met and financial stress is not an issue, money is not what provides people with happiness.

A – Accomplishments

Having goals and ambition in life can help us to achieve things that can give us a sense of accomplishment. You should make realistic goals that can be met and just putting in the effort to achieving those goals can already give you a sense of satisfaction when you finally achieve those goals a sense of pride and fulfillment will be reached.

Having accomplishments in life is important to push ourselves to thrive and flourish.

R – Relationships

Relationships and social connections are crucial to meaningful lives.

Too often, the pursuit of happiness has this Western bias of “individuality” where each person steers their personal happiness ship to shore. This is not realistic. We are social animals who are hard-wired to bond and depend on other humans. Hence, the basic need for healthy relationships.

We thrive on connections that promote love, intimacy, and a strong emotional and physical interaction with other humans. Positive relationships with one’s parents, siblings, peers, coworkers, and friends is a key ingredient to overall joy. Strong relationships also provide support in difficult times that require resilience.

Basically, our pain centers become activated when we are at risk of isolation. From an evolutionary perspective, isolation is the worse thing we could do for survival.

These activation centers are like fire alarms in the body, discouraging people to continue feeling this pain, and ideally, reconnect socially with someone or a group. We need, neurologically, to know that we belong to a group; it helps us feel safe and valued, and has for millions of years.

This led me to think a lot about the kinds of communities we need to achieve our own goals and growth, including professionally and personally…

I read a lot and have seen hits on this Creative Community idea from many different successful artists, creatives, and entrepreneurs.

In her hilarious and illuminating book on thriving as a working actor, Jenna Fischer preaches “be a joiner!” 

I couldn’t agree more...

In her first years struggling to get acting gigs in Hollywood, before she became famous as Pam on The Office, Jenna worked day jobs and tried to get auditions while her roommate took a different route:

He joined a theater company and volunteered for behind-the-scenes work in “the biz.”

While Jenna watched a lot of movies alone at home, her roommate was always busy, building community, learning how the business worked, making connections, and creating side projects with other actors.

After getting lonely and feeling isolated, Jenna realized she needed to join in, volunteered at a theater, and began making community and connections.

She credits her new friends and community with supporting her and keeping her going on the long, tough road to success.

In my own career, it is the friends and connections I’ve made through coaching programs, conferences, retreats, and classes that have given me the strength and inspiration to keep going during hard times when I didn’t believe in myself or when I was trying something new and risky.

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“You think you’re alone and thought this up yourself, you know, and you’re not; you’re part of an interactive web of twentieth-century thought. 

That is, to me, incredibly lovely because...it’s just less lonely.” 

~ Laurie Anderson

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On Trying To Be The Solo SuperWoman

Being a creative entrepreneur (AKA Creatrix Leader) can be a meaningful, healing, spiritual, and deeply satisfying way to make a living and a life. At its best, we do it in the company of others, with a balance of alone time. 

There are a few instances of Creatrix leaders who do it all in solitude, create great work, and have the inner fortitude to manage the mental and emotional challenges…

...though, I don’t know any personally.

Out of all of the long-time, successful creative entrepreneurs I know, I see a common trait amongst us:

We continue to seek out community, get support, and ask for help. We set aside time to go away together and brainstorm strategies. We make space for creating our ideas into reality. We put money, time, and resources towards this work. We commit our full selves to the process, again, and again, and again.

Creative Leaders (AKA Creatrix Leaders, AKA Creative Entrepreneurs) DO require community:

  • We need the stimulating conversations about topics most of our family and friends just don’t “get.” The questions, experiences, and heartfelt support of peer Creatrixes are like nourishment and fuel.
  • Professional writers work with editors, co-writers, or join critique or coaching groups where they come together to share and read their work. They also get accountability and meet with like-minded (and similar-souled) people who understand what they’re trying to do.
  • Our coaching or critique groups help us improve our work, and help us see things that could be made better or richer. 
  • They also help us practice our boundaries and independence as we notice aspects of our work that we prefer to preserve. 

My own community of support is made up of writers, coaches, artists, entrepreneurs, actors, filmmakers, and more.

I’ve just joined a small group of women who are my own mastermind group for 2020.

I cannot imagine where I’d be without the stimulating conversations, questions, challenges, and heartfelt support of these fellow creators and risk-takers. 

Brilliant event facilitator Priya Parker, author of The Art of Gathering, credits her creative community with keeping her inspired, focused, and finding her authentic voice:

“We figure out not only who we are, but who we could be, through our gatherings...birds of a feather flock together, but we have a choice of who we want our birds to be.”

You don’t need to be a painter, novelist, or poet to have a creative community. 

Women in my past mentorship groups have included:

  • A trauma-informed PhD candidate launching a new website and retreat series
  • A copywriter working on a novel, card deck, and creating independent coaching programs
  • A surgeon working on her website and planning a book launch while she built an authentic social media following
  • An established coach creating a new kind of coaching and retreats
  • A business consultant ready to launch her online presence while nurturing her local contact and network
  • A financial coach with a 7-figure resale business who finally got back into painting and launched her speaking series
  • A top sales woman in a tech company who aimed for and achieved a massive promotion, and is now planning to hike the Himalayas with friends...

… the list goes on and on.

These womxn realized that working with a coach and a small community would help them leap over their previous limiting beliefs.

Because when you get to know people, and let them know you, you can’t hide behind your excuses anymore.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

~ Helen Keller

Even when you have the skills, plan, and commit to showing up to the creative work every day, it can take time. Success doesn’t happen overnight.

The community you find in mentorship groups are there to lend support and feedback, listen to you, hold you when you’re feeling down, and cheer you on as you bust through limiting beliefs.

The womxn you meet will be so inspirational, they’ll help you get through the struggle and doubt. And, by the way, you’ll inspire them to get their their hard times, too!

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And Yet, It Can Feel Scary To Join IN

There are perceived challenges to joining a group. We face additional fears: 

  1. It’s scary to be seen. When we allow people to truly know us, as we share our goals, vision, and challenges, we fear that they won’t like us. We experience:
    1. Perfectionism, and try to present a false image of what’s really happening under the hood
    2. Mean Girl Triggers, worrying we’ll be gossiped about and cast out like we were in our younger years that’s why in the Creatrix 2020 we aim to support each other, not compete with each other
    3. Social Anxiety, a whole host of physical sensations and worries that make it hard to relax and be present with others

  • Worry about picking the wrong group. That’s why it’s important to meet with or talk with the organizer of the group, to ask some questions, and get a real sense of what their style is. Consider it a two-way interview where you’re both getting a sense of each other. An experienced mentor will curate the group a balance of personalities, and ensure the group’s mission is a fit for the individuals.

  • Concern about the time commitment. We’re all busy. The secret of these groups is that the few hours you’ll give to the group will help you get so clear and focused you’ll spend less time on stuff that doesn’t matter, and have more time to use for what does. In my experience, mentorship groups will expand your capacity for your work, as you’ll feel more energized, inspired, and you’ll waste less energy to loneliness and worry.

The truth is “Human happiness lies in doing well what we are uniquely suited for,” The more you get to use your strengths to further causes you believe in, the better you will feel.

The best way I’ve found to handle these fears is to talk with people in a group, or apply to work with coaches who are creating a community like the Creatrix 2020 Mentorship, ask questions, feel into the possibilities, and leap toward the desires I’ve had for growth and connection.

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On Balancing Our Introvert With Our Desire To Connect

In Priscilla Long’s Handbook for creators, Minding The Muse, she describes the stages of a creative’s work, which I think parallels a successful Creatrix’s path:

  1. Making Stage: Experimenting, putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), building, etc. Usually solitary, though I do in-person co-creation in retreats with individual and groups. 
  2. Refining Stage: when you bring in an editor, share your work or ideas with a group, add, subtract, prune; when you invite your peers to take a look in put in their two-cents.
  3. Purveying Stage: enter a competition, launch your program, publish your website or podcast, send your book proposal to agents or publishers, etc. This is when having your peer-group behind you is especially helpful. With trusted friends at your back, you’re finally brave enough to take this step, which you may have been putting off for years.

“Writing is a lonely job. 

Having someone who believes in you makes a lot of difference.” 

~ Stephen King

I’ve always found this path to be a dance between alone time, group-connection-time, and “going public” time. The first few times you do this dance, it feels weird and uncoordinated. That’s ok - you’ll get better!

In the end, creating your work, with your unique voice and vision, isn’t just about making money, (though my passion is that we Creatrix Womxn get paid well), in the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will be touched and served by your work, and enriching your own life as well.

Some questions to consider as you get ready to find your community:

  1. Do you have adequate community? Are your people stimulating your work, your courage, your vision?
  2. Do you put yourself out there? Have you joined and paid attention to others’ work?
  3. Do you contribute? Have you engaged with other driven creatives and showed up for them in real time, which generates energy for you and the collective?

Applications are now open for the Creatrix 2020 Mentorship group, which begins January 24th, 2020. Get the details and apply here: https://alexandrajamieson.com/creatrix/

Dec 17 2019

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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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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 ❤️