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When the grey cloud of depression sneaks in it has a way of easily stealing the show in our minds. Though my own struggles with depression I began to reach for tools that helped me learn to navigate the feelings and reach for hope & healing. Tune in to listen to my 3 favorite tools for taking care of myself when the wave of MEH comes to town. Click here!

Feeling Down? Here are 3 Tips for Coping with Depression

This week on The Wellness Crossing I’m sharing my journey with depression. You know, because it’s just too fun NOT to share. 😉

But really, I am sharing because I know I’m not alone. And though I’ve been seeing strong strides of healing this year, I recently have had this dark cloud of “meh” come on the scene once again.

In the beginning, when depression would come I’d feel shame. Embarassment. My frustration would jump on the karaoke mike in my mind to sing five choruses of WHY CAN’T I JUST FEEL NORMAL?

And all of those feels? They left me in a spiral of fear and doubt that things could ever be better.

Flash forward to this year and I’m grateful for the tools I’ve learned that help me cope with the waves of depression when they come. And honestly, many times reaching for these things change the trajectory of my feelings.

They help me take back the reigns of my day when so often before I’d end up derailed.

So today I’m unpacking three of the tools I reach for in the hopes that they might help someone else out there, too. Or perhaps inspire your own version of self-care practices to help you take better care of yourself, too.

Because you deserve it. And you’re not alone.

Listen to today’s episode:

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Mentioned in today’s show:

Affirmation Pod

Dynamic Neural Retraining System (affiliate link)

Life Coach School Podcast

Episode with Emelda De Coteau on Wellness for Creativity

 

What are some of the tools you reach for that help you cope with depression or feeling down? Leave me a note in the comments!

 

Feeling down? Listen in to this episode of The Wellness Crossing to hear my 3 favorite tools for taking care of myself when depression enters the scene. Click here to listen in! | Visit livinggraceblog.com/podcast to listen & subscribe!

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Have you been considering IV antibiotics for Lyme treatment? Listen in as Genevieve Goetz shares her story of how they're helping her get her life back! | The Wellness Crossing: www.livinggraceblog.com/podcast

How Genevieve is Finally Healing from Lyme

When I first was diagnosed with Lyme disease, I was overwhelmed with two strong realities.

The first? The vast range of treatment options. Seriously. So many.

And the second: relief that at least I had a new direction for healing.

The tension so many of us feel upon diagnosis is real and can at times weigh heavy. Because, let’s be honest okay? There are, what feels like, a gazillion different directions we can go with treatment.

And, for a lot of us, the thought of hearing one more opinion from someone on which step we should take next can push us over the edge of sanity. (No? Just me?)

We navigate thoughts of “am I making the right decision on treatment for myself?” and “How long until I’m officially feeling better?” To top it all off, we inevitably become human guinea pigs in the quest of “what’s the right treatment path FOR ME?”

It’s different for all of us, right? Whether you’re treating Lyme or treating another illness, often times what worked marvelously for someone else may not do a single thing for me. Or even more frustrating, it might be the thing that pushes our body too far.

That unknown takes a lot of bravery to travel across. But something that helps? Hearing the stories of others who have gone before us.

Rising above fear.

Today my friend Genevieve is sharing her story for this very reason. To help others who are endeavoring to heal from Lyme and have been considering IV therapies.

Genevieve’s bravery in rising above her fears struck me as we chatted in this episode of The Wellness Crossing. As I heard her share her journey through treatments and what led her to giving IV meds a chance, I heard the heartbeat of so many others who are reaching for wellness.

It’s that common thread of strength pulsing through our veins, to not give up. To challenge our fears. And to reach for healing of body, mind and spirit.

It’s the belief that we are more than illness. That we are defined not by our struggles, but by the way we live and love in spite of them.

Listen in…

We’d absolutely LOVE to have you join us for this chat and hear from you in the comments! Click below to listen to the episode now or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play!

 

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Antibiotics can be a hot button when talking about treating Lyme disease. But today Genevieve is sharing her story of how they've been a game changer in her own story of healing. Click here for more of her story! www.livinggraceblog.com/podcast

Genevieve lives in upstate NY with her fiancé and two cats. She has been chronically ill for years and recently had successful treatments for Lyme Disease and other co-infections. After a long time, neurological, muscular, and mental symptoms are much better and real healing has begun. The CDC disputes that Chronic Lyme exists, and that IV treatments are dangerous and unhelpful. Every Lyme patient is different but this has saved her life. When Genevieve isn’t fighting Lyme 24/7, she loves to write, she has been published by numerous blogs and sites like The Mighty. When she can, she likes to practice yin/restorative yoga, garden, and read.

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What treatment has been the most beneficial in your own healing from Lyme? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Antibiotics can be a hot button when talking about treating Lyme disease. But today Genevieve is sharing her story of how they've been a game changer in her own story of healing. Click here for more of her story! www.livinggraceblog.com/podcast

Healing from Lyme is a complex journey for many who are diagnosed. It can be incredibly confusing trying to navigate the unending list of treatment options and find what's best for YOU. But sometimes how we get there is through listening to others' stories and learning to trust our instincts. Today Genevieve Goetz is unpacking what it's looked like for her to face her fears and give IV antibiotics a chance. And you don't want to miss how her story is changing! Click to tune in. :) www.livinggraceblog.com/podcast

When you're treating a chronic illness it can feel overwhelming narrowing down treatment options. What worked for one person may not have worked for you, or vice versa...so where do you begin? Today Genevieve is sharing her story of moving past fear to explore a new treatment option for herself. And how it's helping her start to get her life back. Click to listen in to this episode of The Wellness Crossing: www.livinggraceblog.com/podcast

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What helps keep your inspiration tank filled as a creative? Join us on the Wellness Crossing Podcast as Emelda and I talk about what it looks like to foster wellness of the creative soul. Click to listen!

Fostering Wellness for the Creative Soul

Have you ever sat down to work on something creative and found yourself lacking a single ounce of inspiration?

*raising my hand*

Just me? I doubt it. 😉

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat down at the computer, ready to write for an hour, only to stare at a blank screen with that dang blinking cursor. “Why don’t I feel creative?”

Sometimes the reason is that I feel stressed. And then other times I feel depleted. Like I just can’t find the right words to breathe onto the screen.

So how then do we refill our creativity tank? And how can we create from a space of calm rather than a place of “I just need to get this done?”

Enter: wellness for creative people.

Well today, Emelda De Coteau, is talking allllll about the importance of wellness for creative people on The Wellness Crossing. She’s a beautiful and passionate creative woman who’s navigated more than her fair share of pain and heartache. Yet, through it all, this beauty continues to infuse light and encouragement in her communities.

Today she’s bringing her best tips and encouragement for all of us creatives. And I couldn’t be more thrilled to share this episode with you all! One of my favorite parts of our chat is what E has to say about finding ways to fill our soul so we can create from a place of purpose.

In the beautiful community she’s founded, Women Creatives Chat, women of all creative endeavors are encouraged to gather and connect. And I have loved meeting other women who are fulfilling their own calling creatively! I’ve learned SO much from those who show up for each chat.

So be sure to get plugged into this amazing group on Insta! I think you’ll find it to be an amazing creative outlet for being refreshed and finding like-hearted women.

Listen to today’s episode…

Want to hear my chat with Emelda? Simply click (or tap) PLAY below and just like magic the show will begin. Okay, okay…not quite like magic, but it’s easy peasy so you get the picture!

Also, if you want to listen to the show on your favorite podcast app, just find me on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play!

 

Connect with E…

Emelda is a loving wife, mama, creative, and believer seeking God anew in each moment.  She serves as the founder of Women Creatives Chat, a community dedicated to empowering all creative women through events (launching in the fall of 2017), workshops and daily inspiration on Instagram and Facebook.

She’s also a founding member of Black Womyn Rising, a radical intergenerational organizing collective for Black womyn and girls rooted in global sistahood. She blogs at Live In Color,  about faith, activism and inspiration, is a columnist for Beautifully Said magazine, and contributing writer for the Pretty Entrepreneur blog (a community which empowers women of color in business).

Emelda De Coteau of Women Creatives Chat is one of the most inspiring women I know. Her passion for creating and inspiring others to tap into their own creative talent is absolutely beautiful. Tune in to hear how Emelda prioritizes self care to keep her creative tank full. Just click here to listen! http://www.livinggraceblog.com/podcast

Photo by Keston De Coteau
(Her shirt shown is designed by the brand / community for women of color who are in biz, Pretty Entrepreneur)

What helps you keep your inspiration/creative tank filled? Let us know in the comments!

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Have you walked through miscarriage? This episode is dedicated to you. As I share my story I hope to encourage and empower you, whether it's giving yourself permission to grieve or supporting someone who is. Click to listen to this episode of The Wellness Crossing!

What I Want You to Know About Miscarriage

Today’s episode of The Wellness Crossing is dedicated to Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness month.

Two years ago my husband and I found ourselves with a surprise on our hands: we were pregnant.

It wasn’t planned and it wasn’t the best timing, but we were thrilled.

And for those few weeks that we knew we were pregnant we felt so much happiness and joy and excitement. Because in a season where my health felt anything but good, this news of a baby was a gift of light.

But as the title of this post prepared you, we didn’t have a happy ending to our pregnancy. Around 9-10 weeks our baby stopped developing and I miscarried during week 12.

It was an experience I’d seen others walk through. One I ached to not be a part of my own story. Yet there I was, losing my baby.

Miscarriage, like any loss, is a pain you only know if you’ve been there. And there are a lot of misconceptions about what it’s like and how to be there for someone who’s navigating this experience.

So today I decided I’d open up about my story. It’s raw, honest, and deeply personal. Yet I felt it was important to talk about this topic that so many would rather skim over.

Because it’s often in the telling of our stories that change happens. Perhaps more people become softer when comforting someone who’s lost their baby. Or another mother feels less alone in their grief.

None of us are exempt from feeling pain. So today as you listen to my story, may you be reminded that, yes: our experiences are altogether unique. But they are also what can bring us together and remind us we are never alone.

Listen…

To listen in on my story of healing after miscarriage, just hit PLAY below. Or visit The Wellness Crossing on iTunes, Stitcher, & Google Play!

Have you experienced miscarriage?

I welcome you to leave a comment below with the name or due date of your sweet one so we can all remember the little ones that made us mamas.  <3

October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness month & today I want to talk about some of the things I learned about miscarriage from my own experience. And I'm sharing some things you need to know if you're trying to support someone who's experienced this loss. Because you CAN help someone, but you need to know a few things first. Click to listen in!

These are 5 things you should know about miscarriage: what it's like to lose an unborn child and some of the ways you can support someone you love as they grieve. Click to listen to this epsioe!

Have you walked through miscarriage? This episode is dedicated to you. As I share my story I hope to encourage and empower you, whether it's giving yourself permission to grieve or supporting someone who is. Click to listen to this episode of The Wellness Crossing!

Walking through the grief that comes with miscarriage can often feel like a lonely road. Today I'm sharing some of the things I've learned through my own loss and some of the ways to support someone who's gone through miscarriage. Click here to listen in!

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Think you don't have time for self-care? Listen in as Jen Wille shares why she thinks we ALL have the time and how to create your own self-care practice that works for YOU. Click to tune in!

How to Cultivate Self-Love & Prioritize Self-Care

When you think of self-care, what things come to mind?

Is it taking a bubble bath? Getting a massage? Or having that elusive spa day?

Or perhaps it’s a yearly trip you look forward to. Maybe you find that the same bit of beach you visit each year gives your inner battery a recharge.

And what about self-love? How do you feel about you?

Do you look in the mirror and critique every line, freckle, and curve? Are you happy with the person you are today? Do you feel you’re worth the effort of learning to love yourself better?

Today on the podcast I’m chatting with Jen Wille, a Life Coach dedicated to helping women deepen their self-love and develop their self-care practice. She’s unpacking her story of growing up in foster care, recovering from an eating disorder, and how she found herself leaving one career to pursue her passion for helping others in a more intimate way.

You won’t want to miss her practical tips for developing your own self-care practice, even if you don’t think you have the time! Jen believes we ALL can find a self-care routine that works for us and refills our tank daily.

So sit back and tune in to this heart-to-heart with Jen. And I’ll warn you: her down-to-earth, inviting presence will probably make you feel like you wish you were having coffee with her. So you might as well go ahead and pour yourself a cup before getting comfy and joining us below. 😉

Listen to today’s episode:

You can hit the ‘play’ button below or tune in to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, & Google Play!

Connect with Jen…

Jen Wille is a Certified Professional Life Coach, educator, and speaker based in Chicago. She helps women take care of themselves so they can take care of business while helping them create intentional, peaceful daily rhythms for their lives. She has been featured in publications like Blog Society, Create & Cultivate, and Inspired Coach Magazine. To connect with Jen, learn more about her, or grab her FREE Daily Routine Workbook, you can check her out at jenwille.com/home.

Find Jen on Instagram and grab your own copy of Jen’s Daily Routine Workbook!

 

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After years of living a limited life with chronic illness, Kacie began to see a new chapter unfold. Tune in to hear how her story turned to hope and healing!

Healing Fibromyalgia & Lyme with Kacie Fleming

Chronic illness has this way of sneaking up on you, doesn’t it? Most of us could admit that the signs were there. Maybe they’ve even been there awhile.

But we keep covering the flashing lights or silencing the alarms.

We push through. We get things done in spite of the pain. Or we tell ourselves “this will pass.”

Until we can’t.

Until the symptoms become just enough to start calling some of the shots. Instead of pushing through, we find ourselves weighing out the costs of simple actions. Things we used to do without giving them a second thought.

Kacie’s story is all to relatable. And it begins with an all-too-familiar thought of “something’s just not right.”

From one diagnosis to another, as her list grew and pills were prescribed, she found herself in another world.

The land of chronic illness. A place where resting after a shower, canceling plans, and eating a limited diet was the new norm.

But her story didn’t end there. She pursued other opinions, holistic treatment, and opened her mind to a completely different approach to healing.

Her story is now one that is full of healing and hope for both herself and others – and she’s sharing her journey of how it’s all been unfolding today on the podcast!

She and I have both embarked on the DNRS program, which we’ll also be talking about during our chat. You won’t want to miss it if you’ve been considering learning more about neuroplasticity!

Listen in….

To listen to today’s episode, simply hit play below or subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher, & Google Play!

 

Connect with Kacie!

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Connect on social media: Facebook | Instagram

Is it possible to heal chronic illness naturally? After receiving multiple diagnoses that could have meant living a life defined by illness, Kacie is sharing her story of how hope and healing have been unfolding in her life through treatments often overlooked (or unheard of). Click to listen!Healing chronic illness naturally with Kacie Fleming @kacie_kvFrom diagnoses to hope: Kacie's story of finding healing through methods most doctors might ignore may bring renewed hope to your own story. Click to listen in!

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Have skincare issues been a part of your life? Tune in to hear Barbara Jackson's story and how she's helping women take back the reigns to their skin! Click to listen.

Clearing Acne & Learning to Love YOU

My first acne breakout didn’t come until I was 27. It only lasted a few weeks and hit me near the beginning of my health crash. In the end it seemed to be a reaction to something. And with all that was going on in my sick body, the sky’s the limit as to what.

Anyway, I remember what it felt like. I remember feeling SO UNCOMFORTABLE in my own skin.

“Is that other lady in the doctor’s office staring at me because of my skin?”

“That kid is pointing. Great. I bet I know what he’s pointing at.”

Thoughts are delightful, aren’t they?

And while I most definitely wanted it gone, I hadn’t the faintest idea of how to get rid of it.

I tried over-the-counter creams. Medicated products. Read articles. I hadn’t yet stepped into the world of natural medicine or I would have searched their resources and tips, too!

It was a short-lived experience, but we were scheduled to travel to Colorado for a family trip and we’d be snapping a family photo. And I felt zero enthusiasm. (My story for the last few years, but that’s for another time).

I was caking the makeup on everyday, just trying to feel like at least one part of me could feel “normal”. But I knew up close it was noticeable. It had spread to my chest and the top of my back and I felt gross. Embarrassed. And I wanted to hide.

I didn’t. Hide, that is. I snapped the pic and you really can’t tell with the amount of makeup I’m wearing. But I walked away from the several week experience with so much compassion for those who’ve dealt with long-term issues with acne.

Today I’m chatting with one of the sweetest souls about her own journey with acne. Barbara Jackson is an Esthetician and Acne Specialist whose passion for skincare was born out of her own story.

From battling with self-esteem to learning tools and lifestyle changes that impacted her skin in a positive way, Barbara is a wealth of information. And her down-to-earth approach will win you over in a heartbeat!

Tune in to hear her heart for other women as well as pick up some skincare tips to get you started on your own skin-clearing journey!

To listen, you can hit PLAY below or find the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, & Google Play!

 

 

Have you dealt with skincare issues? What are some of the tools or products that have been game changers for you?? I’d love to hear!

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Tune in to learn a few tips you can incorporate that will help you as you craft the perfect skincare routine for YOU.

Barbara Jackson understands how acne can affect a woman's self-esteem. With how busy our lives get it can be easy to put our skincare last, but Barbara's on a mission to help empower you with skincare tools you can incorporate into your everyday! Click to listen to this episode of The Wellness Crossing.

Today I'm hanging out with Barbara Jackson, an Esthetician and Acne Specialist who is such a sweet soul. She's talking all about her journey with skincare, from the effects it had to her self-esteem as a teenager to discovering how empowering lifestyle changes could be on her skin. And she wants to help you, too! Click to listen in.

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I don't think I used to ever give a second thought to how I responded to fear. Sometimes I was strong and pushed through despite the thick cloud fear brought. But others, I would curl up, completely crippled by the weight of the fear. Today I'm talking about 3 ways I've been changing my relationship with fear. Because I believe you can, too! Click to listen in...

3 Ways I’m Changing My Relationship with Fear

When I was about four years old I was playing in my Grandma’s closet one day when my younger brother shut the door on me. I remember how quickly my young little mind translated the door being shut as I’M LIVING HERE FOREVER.

I didn’t, of course, live in that closet longer than a mere 10 minutes. But in the moment I was gripped with fear that what was really just a funny little adventure for my brother meant something far more drastic.

For years after, the idea of being enclosed in a small space terrified me. And I wouldn’t dream of stepping inside a closet because my little mind believed the door would always close. All because it had happened…you know, that one time.

And while I’d love to laugh this off with an “I’ve grown past this”, which holds truth, there’s more to the story. Because can still find my relationship with fear to be as consuming as it was that day in my childhood closet.

So today I’m coming out of the closet (see what I did there?) and sharing some of the ways I’ve been intentionally changing my relationship with fear. Because at the end of the day, why would we ever want to live a life ruled by fear?

And yet it happens. To most of us. Just tell me if any of this sounds familiar to you, too…

We hesitate to move, we resist change, decide against that bold step out into the unknown all because the F-word grips us with it’s manipulative whispers.

“You aren’t strong enough.”

“You aren’t talented enough.”

“You’ll do it WRONG.”

“People won’t want to hear what you have to say.”

Sometimes the whispers are born out of an experience we’ve had that leads us to believe THAT EVERY SIMILAR CIRCUMSTANCE WILL BE THE SAME. If I got hurt once trying this, why the hell would I do it again? If I couldn’t do it three years ago, why would I trust I could do it today?

In other moments we find ourselves justifying our way out of something because we believe the fear is there as some sort of indication that danger lies ahead. Our primal instinct, instead of questioned, is responded to with fight or flight. But fear told us to. So it’s okay, right?

But the beautiful truth I’m hoping to share with you and me is this: we can CHANGE our RELATIONSHIP with FEAR.

We can take the reigns back, release the haze of the fear clouds, and embrace truth. And today I’m gonna tell you about 3 REAL ways I’m shifting my conversation with fear. Because I believe it can help you, too!

Listen in…

 

So tune in below or find The Wellness Crossing over on iTunes, Stitcher, & Google Play!

 

 

Do you feel like fear is something you need to change the conversation with in your own life? Let me know below! I’d love to cheer you on, friend.

Fear can be crippling or it can be the launching pad into where we're supposed to be. Into healing, releasing negativity, slaying that next project, raising a voice that needs to be heard. Listen in on this episode of The Wellness Crossing as I dive into 3 ways I'm learning to change my relationship with FEAR. Click to listen!

Fear can be crippling or it can propel us to where we're supposed to be. @kamilingren

Fear would like us to believe it's arrived because it's not safe to step outside of our comfort zone. It whispers "You aren't strong enough." It hold us back. I know I've felt the weight of fear more often than I'd care to admit, but I've been learning how to change my relationship with fear. And I want to help you do the same! Click to listen in to this episode of The Wellness Crossing.

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What's it like being diagnosed with Painful Bladder Syndrome (Or IC) when you're much younger than the average patient? What alternative treatments are out there? Join me on the Wellness Crossing to hear Stephanie Mora's story of inspiration and bravery. Click here to listen!

Living with IC & Thinking Outside of the Box for Treatment

You never know what random connections or interactions will ignite an unexpected friendship do ya? I am living proof of that.

Some of the friends in my life have come from meeting in college, my small hometown connections, or church gatherings. But there’s been this growing group of friends that I’ve connected with in the land of the internet. Where many of the bonds have been formed from behind screens, but with much heart.

And today’s podcast guest is one of those beautiful souls.

A couple of years ago I’d entered a beauty giveaway Stephanie Mora was holding on her blog, Stephie Estie. And somehow the stars aligned and I WON! (I’m pretty sure it was the first time I’d won a blog giveaway. And this girl was wide eyed and giddy.)

But anywho, since that giveaway Stephanie and I have become dear friends. Over the last two years we’ve bonded over blogging and navigating our lives with chronic illness. And I’ve love how we encourage each other on our paths to living our best life in spite of symptoms.

Today I’m just so incredibly happy and honored to have her sharing her story on the podcast! She’s talking all about what it’s been like to be one of the young ones living with Interstitial Cystitis, her journey to diagnosis, and the unexpected form of treatment she began earlier this year.

This is the kind of chat I believe reminds us of our own humanity. How unnerving it can be to search for a diagnosis when you’re certain something isn’t quite right in your body. The lengthy process that is learning more about your specific condition. And finding treatment, hope and community to help you along the way.

Grab your favorite drink my friends and join Steph and I on the Wellness Crossing couch! To listen, simply hit PLAY below or find the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play!

 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

The Interstitial Cystitis Solution: A Holistic Plan for Healing Painful Symptoms, Resolving Bladder and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, and Taking Back Your Life (<—-affiliate link)

More about Stephanie…

Stephanie Mora is a southern California girl who fancies herself a Nancy Drew of skincare with a generous dose of compassion sprinkled in.  She was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis at the age of 20, which altered and helped shape her path later in life.  After graduating with a degree in English Literature, she decided to pursue her passion in skincare and became a licensed esthetician.  Fusing her love for both writing and beauty, she created her blog, Stephie Estie, where she writes about makeup, skincare, health and cosmetic chemistry.  

She is also now a proud owner of her own skincare practice in Hermosa Beach.  As someone who deals with chronic illness, Stephanie knows the importance of taking time to decompress from life’s daily demands and strives to bring a calming essence to her clients.  When she’s not working, you’ll find her reading, kickboxing, taking as many dance classes as she can and adding to her ever expanding lipstick collection.
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Stephanie Mora: Thinking Outside the Box with Interstitial Cystitis Treatment

Living with interstitial cystitis at the young age of 30 undoubtedly has its challenges, but if you listen in to hear Stephanie's heart you are sure to leave inspired to rise above whatever circumstances you're facing. Join me to hear her story on the Wellness Crossing! Just click to listen.

Learn how an unexpected treatment is giving my friend Stephanie hope in her healing journey with interstitial cystitis (also known as Painful Bladder Syndrome). She's not about to let a diagnosis keep her from living her best life possible and her strength is something to aspire for! Click to tune in to this episode of the Wellness Crossing.

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Have you ever tried Reiki before? I recently had my first session and I'm talking with my Reiki healer today on the podcast! Tune in to hear Melani Schweder's healing story and how Reiki plays a role in her overall wellness.

Reiki: Pursuing Wellness of Body, Mind & Spirit

When you think of “wellness”, what first comes to mind?

Is it the food you eat? A practice of self care? Taking vitamins?

I know there was a time when wellness to me simply meant feeling healthy. I didn’t think much about what I ate, how I intentionally cared for my body, or the type of exercise I did. And I certainly didn’t think much about the role my emotional or spiritual health played into my overall wellness.

Well, let’s get one thing right: much has changed for me in this department.

I fully believe that the well being of my emotions, spirit, mind and body ALL play their part in my wellness. In helping me be the best version of me there is.

And on my personal exploration and discovery of what wellness truly means to me, I’ve opened my eyes and heart to a variety or healing modalities. From drastic diet changes that honor my specific needs to making intentional time for rest. I’ve experimented with exercise appropriate for my body and neuroplasticity practices for supporting brain health.

But more recently, I had my very first experience with Reiki energy healing. Reiki is something I had heard about and considered exploring for some time but kept putting it off. It’s a Japanese healing technique that was developed in in the 1920s. It’s a natural approach to healing on a spiritual, emotional and physical level and the more I read about it the more fascinated I became.

So I scheduled my first appointment for a distance Reiki session with Melani Schweder and had such a great first experience I scheduled a second. Today she’s joining me on the podcast to talk about her own healing journey, how Reiki has played a role in her wellness and how we can pursue wellness of body, mind & spirit.

To tune in, click below or visit the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play!

 

About Melani:

Melani Schweder is a Certified Health Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher, and writer based in Denver, Colorado. She calls herself a chronic wellness advocate because she believes that even those with complex illnesses can live a life of joy and purpose. Her own healing adventures in Lyme Disease and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome helped her realize the importance of nutrition, mindfulness, and self-care, and she uses her own experiences to help others unlock their own innate healing potential. When she’s not working with clients, she’s usually playing with her dog River, whipping up something in the kitchen, or spending too much time on Instagram. You can see what she’s been up to at: www.abrighterwild.com

Connect with Melani on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

 

Have you ever tried (or want to try) Reiki? Let me know in the comments!

eiki Healing- Pursuing wellness of body mind & spirit.Melani Schweder: Pusuing Wellness of the body, mind & spirit through Reiki energy healing. Click to tune in to The Wellness Crossing podcast and hear this episode!

Have you ever tried Reiki? In this podcast episode I'm chatting with Melani Schweder, a Reiki Master/Teacher who has seen the tangible benefits of Reiki in her own healing journey from Lyme disease. Click to listen in!

Melani is Reiki Master/Teacher and Primal Health coach specializing in helping people with complex illnesses. With her own personal experience of healing from Lyme disease, Melani talks about the unique approach she offers through her own experience and sensitivity to the complex nature of healing from chronic illness. Click to listen in on this podcast episode!

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