35 Overcoming Family Trauma with Mariel Hemingway

Mariel Hemingway on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Do you know a young person who has experienced trauma in their life?

Do they need support?

Mariel Hemingway was born just months after her celebrated novelist grandfather Ernest Hemingway, tragically took his own life.

He left Mariel with not only a famous name, but also a family culture of addiction and mental illness. This podcast is about how Mariel overcame that legacy.

Mariel is an actress, model, documentary film maker and public speaker. She is now the author of Out Came The Sun and Invisible Girl.

I’m also excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

I hope you enjoy this episode of The Crave Cast as much as I did. Now please welcome my next guest, Mariel Hemingway.

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“Nature is always there. It’s so embracive and I feel that.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The benefits of nature as a healing tool
  • How to deal with overwhelm
  • Ways to help build strong, connected relationships
  • Are you the peacemaker?
  • How to be caretaker for family members with cancer
  • How to overcome trauma

“We make choices based on our lack of knowledge of other choices & things in ourselves that are unresolved.” (Click to Tweet)

  • Why we must be honest with our children about addiction
  • How to deal with control (OCD)
  • The benefits of setting boundaries
  • What is brain wave optimization?
  • How to have a balanced life
  • Why young people need to understand their not alone

“Life is all about re-inventing and re-understanding.” (Click to Tweet)

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“We misinterpret the world that we live in because we don’t have any life experience.” (Click to Tweet)

34 Body Scan Meditation for Stress – What our Bodies are Really Saying

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Are you struggling with digestion or stress?

Well you’re not alone.

Today I’m going to walk you through a technique which I usually teach in my Cravings Cleanse. I’ve created this so you can tune in to your body, feel relaxed and make the best decisions around food.

I’m also excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

If you’re finding it hard to make the best decisions for your body then you’re going to love this episode.

So let’s snap out of this stressful relationship we have with our bodies, and start listening to what it’s really asking us for.

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“You can either be stressed or you can digest.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • What is the purpose of a body scan?
  • Health tips on how we can produce our best creative work
  • The benefits of knowing what works for your body
  • Meditation can be done before each meal or bed

“If you hear what your bodies telling you, you have to follow through on it.” (Click to Tweet)

1 Minute Body Scan Meditation For Stress:

    1. Get comfortable, grounded and tune into your body
    2. Soften the parts of your body in contact with your surroundings
    3. Set an intention
    4. Agree to meet whatever you find with friendliness
    5. Imagine your taking a tour of your body
    6. Move down your body and notice awareness
    7. Breath, relax and release whenever you find tension
    8. After you scan your entire body find one more part to relax
    9. Connect the entire body together
    10. Feel your skin around your whole body
    11. Become aware of your wholeness in your body
    12. Breath in, then slowly gently sigh and release
    13. Ask your body what choice does it want you to make now

“It’s a very radical concept, to meet your body with radical self acceptance.” (Click to Tweet)

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“This body is the only one we get.” (Click to Tweet)

33 Energy Check – Debunking Myths about Energy Supplements

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The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra JamiesonAre you buying fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements?

Today we uncover the truth around this hot topic.

This episode of The Crave Cast was inspired by the overwhelming response and questions I received around energy, insomnia and how to boost productivity.

Speaking of which, I’m excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

Now let’s explore how we can best naturally get our bodies and our brains, back on track.

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“One bad night of sleep can put you into insulin resistance.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Are you buying fraudulent and potentially dangerous herbal supplements? Check yourself before you head to a big retailer near you!
  • How New York is making some big strides to get rid of the nasty guys
  • Caffeine, Cordosol and the dangers of high blood sugar
  • Insomnia = Insulin resistance
  • Yerba Mate vs Coffee
  • The side effects of Melatonin… and yes, it’s a hormone therapy
  • Look at your gut if you have a mood or sleep disorder

“Caffeine messes with our hormones and our sleep.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Healthy gut + Healthy mind = Real health
  • The benefits of taking rhodiola
  • What are adaptogens?
  • Why we need balanced neurotransmitters
  • The importance of supplement quality
  • How we should only purchase rhodiola which is guaranteed Siberian grown
  • What interesting studies have to say about rhodiola

“Most hormones in the body are governed by negative feedback which works like your household thermostat.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

Connect with me. Tweet me. Hit me up!

Share with me your desires. Share with me your cravings.

I want to hear more from you and what else you’d like to know about cravings?

“Your gut is the foundation of your health. If it’s going well then everything else is going to be better too.” (Click to Tweet)

32 Five Ways to Win At Eating and Dating

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

5 Ways To

Our conversation today is all about food and sex.

Welcome to my adults only episode of The Crave Cast. 

Why is it that we can talk about food all the time (we love to taste, lick, suck and bite) but we don’t talk about how incredibly sexual it is.

What would you say, that eating is the most intimate thing we do with other people?

Well it is!

Do you experience shame, guilt and fear when it comes to your food cravings or your sexual desires?

Well the good news is, you’re only human!

I’m also excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps, Natural Calm Magnesium and Rhodiola all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

Now let’s explore how to reconnect with our bodies, food and our sexual desires.

“Be present and taste everything, it’s all delicious.” (Click to Tweet)

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“We walk along the dual razors edges of dieting and dating.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • My disconnected libido and relationship
  • Being in a war with my body and suddenly craving 2 taboo things
  • Do you suffer from orthorexia?
  • Preparing to continue to fail
  • Eat and date – the sexual power behind food
  • No judgement = an enjoyable experience
  • How my body came back from the brink of hormonal failure

“Something changed and I suddenly wanted both – Men and Meatballs.” (Click to Tweet)

5 lessons I learnt about Respectful Eating and Dating:

    1. Experiment to find what feels good to you
    2. Always stand up for what’s right for your own body
    3. Ask for help – if friends don’t support you then it’s time to cleanse your friends!
    4. Remember that procrastination stems from our desire for perfection – Just do whatever it is you actually want
    5. In being confident you will find the perfect diet and person

“I had to start listening to my body and give her what she was asking for.” (Click to Tweet)

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“You have to collect the dots so you can begin to connect the dots.” (Click to Tweet)

31 Robin Rinaldi – The Sex Conversation Women Aren’t Having

Robin Rinaldi on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexander Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

My next guest was living the outwardly perfect life. She had a monogamous husband, a great job and lived in the coolest part of San Francisco.

But those pesky cravings were creeping in…

So she asked herself a question so many of us fear to ask: What if I just let my desires call the shots?

In this interview we dive into what happened. Robin Rinaldi is a successful journalist, executive editor at 7×7 and author of the new book, The Wild Oats Project. The book is a “tell all” account of her experiments with sexual experiences and embracing cravings. You’re going to love this one.

Also, I’m excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps and Natural Calm Magnesium all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

Now let’s confront our desires…

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“I could feel like I was breaking a taboo.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The effect of a dynamic upbringing
  • Simultaneous life developments from her late 30s
  • Exploring the vulnerability wrapped within The Wild Oats Project
  • On marriage, open arrangements and children
  • The modern paradigm shift wrapped within the idea of “sowing your wild oats”
  • How to transition to a “don’t ask don’t tell” policy in your relationship
  • Patriarchal religion and why it’s scary to us women
  • Deep feminine energy and the meaning behind it
  • The shocking responses to The Wild Oats Project
  • How to have fun within your body through movement and meditation

“In the normal world women are objects 24/7.” (Click to Tweet)

  • The best thing that ever happened to Robin at One Taste
  • Porn Sex vs. Slow Sex
  • How women desire pleasure and don’t need permission to get it
  • Why being wild and being committed are nebulous states of being
  • Robin’s regret from before and after her open marriage
  • Why we should push ourselves to find moral wisdom
  • Meditating between security and passion
  • Life’s short so listen to what your soul says

“We all know that patriarchal religion’s main tenant is to control people, especially women.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

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“I’m happier in monogamy now because I lived the open marriage out.” (Click to Tweet)

30 – Fifty Questions to Ask Those Cravings

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Today’s episode is fueled by you.

Since we published Women, Food and Desire, I’ve been flooded with even more questions about how to understand cravings.

I’m here today to provide answers to your questions so you can start working with your cravings right NOW!

Also, I’m excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps and Natural Calm Magnesium all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

After listening to this Crave Cast, you will be surprised how you will come to understand what your cravings are really asking of you.

Now let’s dive into my 50 juicy questions to help your cravings start showing you the way.

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“All cravings are just a request from your body for balance.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • How emotional and physical cravings work
  • Why talking about your cravings with your friends helps so much
  • Share your answers with your family and friends
  • 50 questions to ask YOUR Cravings!
  • You deserve to figure out what your cravings mean
  • Declare them, embrace them and love your body

“Discover, Declare and Do.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

“Your cravings are your souls to-do list.” (Click to Tweet)

Did you like the Fifty Questions to Ask Those Cravings?

If so, please click the tweet below and follow up the conversation with more questions. I’d love to clarify anything that would help you learn to love your cravings. Go ahead, do it now.

“Your desires and cravings matter.” (Click to Tweet)

29 The Secret Connection of Health, Art and Expressing Creativity with Cynthia Morris

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

When struggling to find a passionate creative drive, we all come up short some days… but how often do we consider the effect this has on our health?

Today I’m doing something a little different. I thought it’d be really fun to have Cynthia Morris on the show.

Cynthia is a rare breed of author, illustrator and performer. She is the brilliant mind behind Chasing Sylvia Beach, a fast-paced, intriguing romantic fantasy.

In this episode Cynthia teaches us how to accept and express the artist we were born to be. We dissect what keeps us from our best writing and our electric creativity.

Also, I’m excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps and Natural Calm Magnesium all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

Now let’s connect our body and physical desires.

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or TuneIn

“Our creativity is the source of our vitality.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The important creative risks which propelled Cynthia’s journey
  • Exploring living your creative edge
  • The importance of being engaged with what you do
  • How Cynthia failed art, yet began writing… at 14 years old
  • Who Cynthia serves and how
  • Revealing the connection between Cynthia’s health and creativity
  • Making wise choices = Energy and feeling alive
  • About the importance of mastering the writing process
  • The secret behind finding your sweet spot
  • Self doubt.. why we suffer from it
  • Self-confidence, self-trust and achieving our life desires
  • Why we love being in an intuitive state

“We crave the real and we crave the authentic.” (Click to Tweet)

  • Exploring ebb and flow
  • Play, exploration and health – Let’s get that creative juice flowing!
  • The difference between being creative and being an artist
  • Why we should just do it! Hint: The rush to market stifles us!
  • The intimate link between sexual and creative impulse
  • On surrendering to artistry and a higher source
  • Inspirational quotes by influential creatives
  • Why we should continue learning (try the ukulele with me!)
  • The impact of addictive behaviors on our creativity
  • What are Writual Blessing Cards?
  • How writing is a gate way drug: It’s a tool to know yourself better, gain confidence and trust yourself

“Consumerism is the weakest form of creativity.” (Click to Tweet)

Books Mentioned:

“Are you consuming or are you creating. Check your ratio.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

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“You have to give yourself to the materials, whatever your art form is & they give you something back.” (Click to Tweet)

28 Fifty Shades of Body Shame

The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

Are you comfortable with a little kink in your sexual life?

If not, why not?

Our society is thriving with controversy around body image and sexuality. That’s why I decided to call this episode Fifty Shades of Body Shame.

It’s time to stop listening to what society, self proclaimed experts and even to what our families are telling us and it’s time to start listening to our bodies. This is our real path to well being, lasting health and vitality.

I want you to feel lit up from knowing your desires and owning them. They are worthy and you are worthy for everything you crave in life.

This episode is all about discovering what feels good to you.

Also, I’m excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps and Natural Calm Magnesium all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or TuneIn

“When we feel sex is dangerous, food becomes our safe sex.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • The difference between shame and guilt
  • My personal journey with public shaming
  • Why millions of women have tied up relationships with food, dieting, sexual shaming & pleasure
  • The power of releasing toxic shame
  • Are you a part of internet bullying or shaming?
  • Why you should explore Inside her Sex
  • Who are Candida Royalle and Lady Cheeky
  • How food and sex are intertwined
  • The connection between blooming hormones and cultural “should-ing”
  • Were you ever taught about masturbation?

“When you repress your sexual desires it gives even more power to them.”  (Click to Tweet)

  • Why we need to have conversations around SEX and our Sexual Desires!
  • The root cause of our diverse association with food, dieting and sex
  • The confusion around being scared and sexy
  • My own personal sexual desires after a sexless marriage
  • Yes. It’s time to shut out the voices and follow your CRAVINGS
  • Why we shouldn’t do this alone… Get a book and/or a book club!
  • How you are worthy of your desires
  • If your body needs healing it is essential to nurture it with certain foods
  • The importance of exploring your sexual desires and life passions
  • How your cravings are your souls to-do list

“Anything that you resist persists… and ends up on your dinner plate.”  (Click to Tweet)

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“How to win at dieting and dating is trying everyone and everything.”  (Click to Tweet)

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

Carin Rockind on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

When is it right to openly talk about sex and aging?

As you probably already know, these are two of my favorite discussion points.

My guest today is Carin Rockind. She is a positive psychology expert, motivational speaker and coach. Also known as The Purpose Girl, she has inspired thousands to transform their lives. On today’s episode we explore her simple, yet powerful philosophy. We delve into the juicy details on how she uses this philosophy to help people identify their unique purpose.

Also, I’m so excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps and Natural Calm Magnesium all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or TuneIn

“Resiliency is bouncing back from trauma and the ability to persevere.”  (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • Carin’s personal story and how she found purpose and happiness
  • How trauma shapes purpose
  • Why Carin developed shingles in her early 30’s
  • Books young girls shouldn’t be reading
  • Exploring shame around love, abuse and bi-sexuality
  • Mutual wishes for a safe, shame-free environment for children
  • How schools set us up to be in a war with ourselves
  • Resiliency and post traumatic growth
  • Carin’s belief in SISU (FYI: it’s from Finland)
  • How we can all learn resiliency and PTG
  • How intestinal fortitude and your gut work together
  • Carin Rockind’s “Aha!” moment happening right on this VERY EPISODE!
  • Resiliency skills and why we need them
  • The importance of getting in touch with YOUR little girl

“If you sweep something under the rug eventually the shit is going to start stinking.” (Click to Tweet)

  • How a inner healing became a resiliency skill
  • We learn a great exercise to get over trials and traumas
  • The power of PTG
  • Exploring your heroine/hero story
  • The beauty of being 40… (yup, I get to join next month!)
  • The special gift my mom taught me about aging
  • Why we should celebrate aging
  • The negative images that lead us to ‘the midlife crisis’
  • The difference between men and women turning 40
  • Why women ask themselves, “have I mattered enough”
  • Shocking stats on women in their 40’s & 50’s suffering from depression and suicide
  • Join Carin’s program #ThisIs40
  • It’s time to say this is not my mothers 40, this is not the over the hill 40
  • Sending love to Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton
  • The question we need to ask to find our purpose
  • Neutrality, plastic surgery and self love
  • How our feelings about ourselves create healthy positive aging
  • The benefits of being raw and authentic
  • The importance of building a supportive community

“Being able to find your core wisdom in every trauma & trial is the truth of your purpose.” (Click to Tweet)

Links Mentioned:

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“Were each here to shine our light on others, so that others shine.” (Click to Tweet)

26 Summer Bock – The Untold Story of Gut Health and Self Worth

Summer Bock on The Cravings Whisperer with Alexandra Jamieson

The Cravings Whisperer Podcast with Alexandra Jamieson

How would if feel to be free from your health woes and liberate yourself from mood-swings due to digestive issues?

That’s what we’re talking about on today’s episode of The Crave Cast. We’re going to dive deep into my favorite topic: The Four Root Causes of Cravings.

On this week’s episode we have Summer Bock on the show. Summer holds degrees & certifications from Columbia University, The Evergreen State College, The Institute for Integrative Nutrition and The New Mexico College of Natural Healing. She is a sought after fermentationist, a skilled herbalist and is the creator of the highly successful Gut Rebuilding Program.

In this episode we learn how to achieve a deeper level of healing. How to focus on the revolutionizing our individual health.

Also, I’m so excited to share with you my sponsor, Perfect Supplements. I use their Cordyceps and Natural Calm Magnesium all the time – and am thrilled to partner with them to bring you the show.

As a special offer to my “clan of the crave bears” and listeners, Perfect Supplements is offering 10% off your order when you use the discount code CRAVE10 at check out! Click here to get your goodies!

You can Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher or TuneIn

“The main thing to notice is that you have 3-5 pounds of bacteria living in & on you.” (Click to Tweet)

Show Notes:

  • About the strong effect of bacteria in our daily lives
  • The strange connection between rhino, bird and human bacteria
  • What it means that every human has 10 bacterial cells to each human cell
  • How to listen to our guts to eat the best food possible
  • The unbalanced bacteria
  • What role the liver and the lymph system play in thriving health
  • How to acknowledge and manage anxiety
  • The benefits of what Summer does.. Yes! No More Meds!
  • What is bitters?
  • Summer’s personal goal for the future
  • Join the front against the dietary industrial complex

“The truth is you really need to be listening to your gut & body.” (Click to Tweet)

  • Foods that create bacterial balance
  • About the effect of stress on important body bacteria
  • Common symptoms of a gut imbalance
  • What is… The Golden Doodle?!
  • About the connection between skin and liver
  • Summer’s favorite probiotic
  • Tips on making a wild ferment
  • Summer helps me with a personal question.. and it involves poop!
  • The effects of physical movement on bowl movements
  • The importance of meditation and conscious relaxation without the woo woo!
  • How emotional thoughts stem from self worth
  • Tips for managing habit creation
  • Why we need to be calm, happy and joyful for our bacteria to live with us in harmony

“Every meal changes the ratios of these different communities of bacteria.” (Click to Tweet)

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“Our goal is to get the right bacteria in.” (Click to Tweet)

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