57 Sara Avent Stover – Embracing Your Feminine Spiritual Awakening

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Alright, crave bears I’ll admit: I am a bonified hippie born to hippie parents. And yet there are some aspects of the new age hippie culture that always felt a little icky to me, like female empowerment, divine feminine, and sister circles.

But over the years, I’ve come to term with these nouveau new age beliefs, and I was lucky enough to start following Sara Avent Stover. She made me feel like I had a community in my spirituality with nature, and gave me a language for those beliefs. She seeks to present this new model of beliefs that reflects the power and the wisdom that’s really unique to our feminine path.

Sara’s first book, The Way of the Happy Woman, came out in 2011, but today I’m excited to talk about her new book, The Book of SHE. This book celebrates all that it means to be a woman, and talks about embracing our full feminine spiritual awakening.

Trust me, Sara is an empowering woman, and I think you’ll like what she has to say.

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“Cycles of feminine empowerment, they move through these rhythms of darkness of light.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The events that led her to write her new book
  • What happened when she received a visit from Mary Magdalene
  • Why she sees divine communication as something to relate to and not as an enemy
  • Why it’s important to understand the difference between the feminine and the masculine
  • Why we need to reclaim the diving feminine and masculine
  • What is the archetype of the father’s daughter
  • Why the little girl within us struggles with growing up
  • Why you have to be in dialogue with various parts of yourself

“We all have little girls within us who are longing to be loved and to be approved of and to get it right.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How the feminine shero’s journey is different from the hero’s journey
  • Why the differences between men and women are valuable
  • How women are impacted differently by events in our lives
  • What happens when the stereotypical masculine pathway doesn’t bring us what we want
  • Why we have to be able to look inwards
  • What feminine empowerment means to her
  • Why you have to leave your normal life

“Feminine power is love. Love is the strongest force in the universe.”  (Click to Tweet)

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“At some point or other every woman is called on her heroine’s journey.”  (Click to Tweet)


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56 Breaking Up Is Hard On Your Body – Conscious Uncoupling with Katherine Woodward Thomas

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Breaking up is hard to do, isn’t it crave bears? Our relationships with other people matter. The people in your life influence how you speak, how you eat, how you act, and how you treat yourself! And ending a relationship can be really hard. I know my divorce was really hard on my psyche.

Today I’m talking with Katherine Woodward Thomas, author of one of my favorite books, Calling in “The One”. Her new book, Conscious Uncoupling, is all about how to live happily even after. I wish I had had this book during my divorce – it would have made my own untangling so much easier!

Our relationship status and the joy or sadness in our relationship can have a huge impact on our health and well being, our stress levels, and our emotional eating. This episode is perfect to listen to if you are going through a breakup or have ever been through a breakup (which is most of us!).

I also want you to know about the upcoming Cravings Cleanse! This will be the last time I am coaching this program live (but don’t worry, it will still be available). Join me as we heal your body with food while healing your relationship with food in this 8-week program!

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“I am pro-marriage, not pro-misery.” – Katherine Woodward Thomas  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How conscious uncoupling came into her life
  • Why you should rethink the goals of your relationship
  • What is the “happily ever after” myth
  • Why we have to uplevel our goals of love
  • What is affect labeling
  • How humans soothe each other
  • How identifying your emotions can help deal with them
  • What rage is really saying
  • How to start taking a stand

“The feelings that come up during a break up are so big, they can really overwhelm us.” – Katherine Woodward Thomas (Click to Tweet)

  • Why you have to let go of being a victim
  • What is a source fracture story
  • Why we have a learning curve in love
  • What is a love alchemist
  • The importance of self forgiveness
  • What is forgiveness
  • How your friends can support you
  • Why you have to adjust your expectations

“Hatred is not the opposite of love, it’s just the negative flip side of the same coin.” – Katherine Woodward Thomas (Click to Tweet)

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“I have the power to generate cohesion and greater levels of care and decency.” – Katherine Woodward Thomas (Click to Tweet)


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We think about food all the time, but don’t really take the time to eat

Last week I was talking with a client I’ll call Jen.

Jen wants to get rid of her bloating, which bothers her daily, and has a bigger life’s craving to feel confident and comfortable in her body.

I asked her to describe how she eats, and when she eats.
Here’s what her meal plan looks like, which is just like so many women I work with:

Wake up as late as possible, then eat in 5 minutes or on the way to work.
Eat lunch at her desk, then snack throughout the afternoon.
Get home starving, then quickly eat in order to get on with other things…

“So,” I asked, “would I be right in saying that you only spend about 30 minutes actually eating every day?”

“Yes,” that sounds about right,” said Jen.

See, we spend so much time worrying and obsessing about food, and our bodies, but we don’t really take time to enjoy eating.

When we eat too quickly, on the run, at our desks, in the car, or secretly, with the lights off, we are in a state of panic, stress, and unease.

Here’s what I know to be true: you can either be stressed, or you can digest.

When you eat slowly, with ease, enjoying your food, taking breaths, chewing completely, savoring, your body can digest. Your body has time to tell you when it’s full. Your stomach can handle the food coming its way.

We are in such a state or rush and panic, with almost every single meal,
that we neither notice how our body feels, nor do we have a chance to digest.

This leads to stomach pain, bloating, poor digestion, leaky gut, and overeating.

I gave Jen an assignment: spend 15-20 minutes eating each meal, and don’t do it alone.

Food should be one of the best things about being alive, and enjoyed with other people. Set the table. Light a candle. Invite a friend to lunch, go to a park or cafe for breakfast, eat outside as often as possible. Take a real lunch break. (It is the law, after all!)

Taking the time to really eat: Cravings Cleanse + Mindset Makeover

This is the first step in changing your digestion and the impact your digestive health has on your cravings, even before you change what you eat.

She’s on it, and looking forward to feeling different with food, and enjoying it with others.

Eating real meals, like a person who cares enough about her body and her life to take the time, is the first step in transforming your relationship with food, your energy, and digestion.

I told Jen about the positive psychology technique, savoring. It’s the first lesson I teach in the Cravings Cleanse + Mindset Makeover. Savoring is a way of fully feeling, noticing, and loving, food, your body, each moment, and your live.

It’s a powerful tool, that allows you to actually be in the moment, appreciate your body, slow down, and enjoy your life…and only one of the mindset tools I’ll share with you in the Cravings Cleanse, which starts 10/7.

Click here to join us: http://alexandrajamieson.com/cravings-cleanse/

Jen is on her way to a new way of eating, and I want that for you.
See, it doesn’t matter what you eat, if you’re always eating in a state of stress, your body and relationship with her, and food, won’t change.

Registration is now open for the next Cravings Cleanse + Mindset Makeover. We start 10/7, but you’ll get access to the bonus videos, recordings, meditations, and more this week.


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55 Heart Habits

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

I’ve been getting some questions from you crave bears about habits. Questions like how to make them, how to break them, and how to keep the good ones around.

Well I’ve got some news for you. It’s not about breaking bad habits. It’s about transforming them. Habits are all about the trigger, the action, and the reward. So let’s change the action, shall we?

Today I’m talking about little steps to begin to create new, healthy habits that can start small, but ripple out to have a big effect on your life.

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We like to think about how things can bring us more joy, how can they help me feel more love and feel more loved.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How habits are a system
  • What is a heart habit
  • Why transformation does not happen overnight
  • Why you can’t do too much too fast or too soon
  • Why humans are habitual creatures
  • The three-step process of habits
  • Why your brain likes habits
  • How to transform your action

Developing healthy habits is a process, it’s a daily practice.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • How to create a reminder for your new habit
  • Why you should make your habits easy to start
  • The importance of rewarding yourself for good habits
  • How I created lots of healthy habits by transforming one bad habit
  • What is mindful eating vs. soulful eating
  • What if we chose meals based on how we want to feel in the future
  • How is your soul asking you to eat
  • The impact heart habits can have on your life

We’re not breaking a habit, we’re transforming it – we’re going to change your action.”  (Click to Tweet)

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Every time you assign positivity to an action, that’s what really helps transform habits.”  (Click to Tweet)



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Better than popcorn: simple roasted Brussels Sprouts [cravings cleanse approved!]


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At night I often crave crunchy and fatty foods…

What gives?!

I already ate dinner, and I’m not starving…unless I’m really up way too late, and should have been in bed by now.

There are 3 possible reasons we crave salty, crunchy fatty foods, and I can help you figure it out, and eat to avoid them with this simple roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe.


  1. You might not be eating enough mineral-rich foods. Salty cravings often indicate a lack of trace elements and minerals in your diet, which the body tries to get through eating more salt.
  2. You might not be eating enough healthy fats, which your body actually needs to feed your brain, and build enough hormones for mood balancing
  3. We often crave crunchy foods as a way to release pent up aggression, anger, and frustration. When we are suffering from “good girl syndrome,” or trying to be nice and pleasant all the time, we don’t have a way to let our true emotions out. Crunching and destroying something like potato chips and roasted nuts is an easy, tasty way to get that static out of your system…


But all those salty, crunchy, fatty foods aren’t necessarily your friend at 11 o’clock at night. They cause nighttime digestive upset, and stop us from feeling our best.

Try this for 1 week:

Include healthy, crunchy, fatty, lightly salted foods with your dinner every night.

This roasted Brussels Sprouts recipe is easy, tasty, and gives you the satisfaction you’re looking for:


2-3 cups baby sprouts, or large sprouts trimmed of tough outer leaves

2-3 tablespoons coconut oil or olive oil

1 teaspoon sea salt

Preheat oven to 400F.

Toss the sprouts, oil, and salt, and spread evenly on a lined cookie sheet.

Roast in oven for 10 minutes, turn the cookie sheet so the sprouts cook evenly, and cook for another 2-5 minutes until sprouts begin to brown slightly.


This natural crunch, with mineral rich sea salt and sprouts, will give your body and taste the sensation you desire.

Get lots more recipes, support, and coaching to transform your cravings in my 8-week Cravings Cleanse + Mindset Makeover. We start 10/7/15!

xo, Alex

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