Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! Today’s guest, Jonathan Fields is a wonderful man! I met him through my husband several years ago. When I first met him I didn’t know what a big deal he was. He has written several books, bought and sold several businesses and now he has written a new book called “How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom”. You might be thinking “seriously another book about how to live a good life?” but so many people are living this life so disconnected, disengaged, dissatisfied and stuck. Whatever is out there isn’t getting through.
Jonathan’s book “How to Live a Good Life” is your antidote! You can test it out with your own personal experiences. It’s drawn from the intersection of science and spirituality and Jonathan’s own years-long quest. This book offers a simple and powerful model, good life buckets. You spend thirty days filling your buckets and reclaiming your life. “How to Live a Good Life” is not just a book to be read. It’s a path to possibilities to be walked and lived!
- What is the story behind the story?
- What is Jonathan’s mission statement?
- Why did he use “How to Live a Good Life” for his title?
- How did he make living in New York “livable”?
- How did he come up with the cover of his book?
- What are the three buckets?
- What is embodied knowledge?
- Why does it feel so hard to create a good life?
- What are some places that people feel plugged in?
- Is there an increase in narcissism?
- Why don’t people go through with their ideas?
How to Live a Good Life: Soulful Stories, Surprising Science and Practical Wisdom
Hidden Brain Podcast – www.hiddenbrain.org
The Road to Character by David Brooks
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Today we are going to be talking about women’s worth, women’s health and women’s financial being. It’s important to have a handle on all of these things. But first I want to talk about Donald Trump, pussy gate and what happened when that tape was released when Billy Bush and Donald Trump were talking about women’s bodies. I think pussy gate is a good thing. Why? Because it’s getting this conversation out of the shadows and into the open. We need to talk about how we talk about women’s bodies. I don’t have a problem with the word pussy. In fact, you can go back two episodes and listen to my interview with Regena Thomashauer and hear about her book “Pussy: A Reclamation.”
We need to reclaim our bodies! Your body is your own and you don’t have to put up with someone bigger or stronger than you doing things you don’t like. The word pussy was not what is so offensive. It’s women being abused, touched etc. and that this is looked upon as a joke. This leads to body shaming, women feeling like something is wrong with them if something is being said about them. This abusive rape culture that we live in has a real effect on women’s lives! When we don’t feel worthy in our bodies we don’t feel worthy to ask for that raise or promotion. When someone else more powerful takes advantage of us physically, we feel inferior and therefore we may not feel capable of understanding finance. So what happened last week with Trump and Billy Bush was disgusting. We need to take advantage of it and talk about this.
The interview we have today takes this one step further. We are going to talk about how this body shaming, sexual culture and how is it having a real dollars and cents effect on women’s income. I am going to be interviewing my dear friend Belinda Rosenbaum. We have known each other for years. Belinda is the CEO of a company called “OwnYourMoney.com.” There are a lot of money experts out there but Belinda is different. She doesn’t just give you money tactics she helps you with the inner game.
- What are the four c’s?
- What brought Belinda to the field she is in?
- What “meaning” are we putting around money?
- What top mistake causes people to struggle with money?
- How can we learn to deal with money?
- How do we change our way with money?
- How does Belinda help people “chill”?
- What are the fears people have about money?
- What are the top money skills needed?
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Just to give you an update on last week, we had Holy Grigg-Spall on hormonal birth control. This week she has an article on thegaurdian.com all about how the pill is linked to depression and how doctors can no longer ignore it. Be sure to go back and listen to episode 108 and share it with anyone you know who are on the pill or considering going on the pill.
Now for a little update in my personal life. I spent an amazing and powerful weekend in Los Angeles. A couple of my friends were going through some tough times and I felt so privileged and blessed to be able to go out there and support them. Not only was it great for me to go out and offer my support but they really impressed me how they asked for help. So often we try to do things on our own, we need other people to help us grow. We are accepting applications for Women on the Verge coaching program. This is one on one coaching to help you grow and heal and make your mark while having fun. This program is for you if you have ever wanted a trusted guide to keep you accountable for your life’s desires. You can go to alexandrajamieson.com/verge and check out testimonials from some amazing women who I have coached in the past.
Part of what keeps us from asking for help is fear. Today’s interview is with Gabby Bernstein and we will be talking about her new book “The Universe Has Your Back: Transforming Fear into Faith.”
- What inspired her to write this book?
- What did this book do for Gabby?
- Is this book good for anyone going through a breakdown?
- How does her book address how fear holds us back?
- What makes this book different from her other books?
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The Universe Has Your Back: Transforming Fear into Faith – Grab a copy of Gabby’s book
Hello, my Clan of the Crave Bears! On today’s show we will be talking about the pill, actually, a book called “Sweetening the Pill” by Holly Grigg-Spall. In the interview, Holly and I talk about my experience with birth control and how scary it was. The reason I want to talk about this today is because millions of healthy women take a powerful drug every day, from mid-teens to menopause. Few know the effects or potential side effects.
Contrary to cultural myth, birth control pills impact every organ and function of the body and yet most women don’t even think of it as a drug. Depression, anxiety, rage, panic attacks, are just a few of the effects of being on the pill. When the pill was first released, it was thought that women would not submit to taking a medication when they weren’t sick. Now the pill is making women sick! Holly Grigg-Spall’s book that we are going to talk about has inspired a documentary! Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein, the producers of “The Business of Being Born” are producing a new documentary, and Holly is the consulting producer and writer. This is a great book and great interview. If you are on birth control pills or any other hormonal birth control you will definitely want to listen to this episode!
- When did Holly start taking the pill?
- How long did she stay on the pill?
- Why aren’t we worried about the impact of birth control?
- How is her relationship with being a woman now that she is off the pill?
- How does the pill affect attraction?
- What is post pill syndrome?
- What is the pro period movement?
- What are some healthy alternatives?
Moody Bitches by Julie Holland
Mighty Maca Greens
Annmarie Gianni Essential Oils
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.
- How did The School of Womanly Arts come to be?
- Why is the term sister goddess required?
- How powerful are our pussies?
- Why was Pussy chosen for the title of her new book?
- How can pussy open doors?
- What is clitoracy?
- What is pussy rehab sequence?
- What is her dream?
Mama Gena’s School of Womanly Arts: Using the Power of Pleasure to have your Way with the World
Mama Gena’s Owner’s and Operator’s Guide to Men
Mama Gena’s Marriage Manual
Pussy: A Reclamation
#pussyareclamationdancebreak – Rock out daily to your favorite jam and post the video with this hashtag!
Woman Don’t Ask- Linda Babcock
Welcome back to the Crave Cast! Today I will be talking about the 3 mindset tricks for any cleanse or detox, diet, exercise etc. Mindset is everything! That’s why I fell in love with positive psychology. A funny example of this comes from my kid from this past weekend. My husband and I decided that we love musicals so much that we wanted to show my kid. We started with “Chorus Line”. My kid fell in love with this, especially the number where there is acrobatics. My son decided he
A funny example of this comes from my kid from this past weekend. My husband and I decided that we love musicals so much that we wanted to show my kid. We started with “Chorus Line”. My kid fell in love with this, especially the number where there is acrobatics. My son decided he needed to start working out to be like the actor/dancer he saw in that number. He did a lot of push-ups, sit-ups and other exercises on Saturday. On Sunday, he came to me and told me that when he exercises that it makes his stomach hurt. I explained to him that this is normal and that sometimes you will be sore to get what you really want in life. This was a great mindset moment for us!
Also, I have a special announcement so make sure you take note!
- Who are the happiest people?
- What is something people everywhere value?
- What is one of the best ways to boost your happiness?
- How do you do gratitude correctly?
- Growth mindset vs fixed mindset
Welcome back to The Crave Cast my Clan of the Crave Bears and welcome any new listeners from iHeart Radio! So honored to be added to iHeart Radio. I want to make sure everyone knows two of the greatest things that are going on in my world. I created this three-part series all about cravings: bacterial, nutritional, emotional and physical with some positive psychology sprinkled into the mix. That is up this week until September 9th! Go watch those at bit.ly/3cravevideos and you can also find them at cravecastpod.com. On the 10th, the Cravings Cleanse is opening its doors! This is an 8-week program and I give you live coaching sessions for 8 weeks to help you with your healing and it’s just a delicious cleanse. We are going to be drinking green smoothies and eating real food and I will be there for you twice a week! You can go to cravingscleanse.com on September 10th!
We have our winner for the August swag bag, Stephanie Cahill! I’m so excited to send this enormous box of goodies to you! On top of all the wonderful gifts, you get the special bonus gift from guest author Nancy Lavigne, her book Worthy! You get to join her Worthy program which is worth over 700 dollars!
Up next we have our two listener questions about adulting (not adultery) and cravings. Make sure you stay tuned all the way until the end because these questions are great!
- Is there such a thing as willpower to ignore cravings?
- How can you get naps in your day?
- How can you use prepped foods to help with cravings?
- What is adulting?
- What does learning entail?
- Take the risk!
- Can you ask too many questions?
- How can you talk about challenging things together?
Welcome back my Clan of the Crave Bears! I am back from my summer vacation! We went to Oregon to visit with my family and then went to Pennsylvania to visit with my husband’s family. We have so much fun but it wasn’t a relaxing trip. We are all exhausted! Maybe you have had a similar experience visiting family.
Make sure you tune into next week’s show. I will be announcing September 2016 Craving Cleanse. I’m going to offer a great deal just for crave cast listeners. This will be the last live craving cleanse! Things are changing here at craving cleanse headquarters.
Today we are going to be talking about dairy cravings and fall energy. First, we are going to have a Q&A on dairy with Sarah Peck and then we are going to dive into a spiritual reading with Monica Kenton to see what’s in store for September!
- When were Sarah’s cravings the strongest?
- What was it like growing up with her mother?
- Did her cravings change when her mother came to visit after giving birth?
- Is your body asking for certain things with your cravings?
- When did Monica’s spirituality pop up in her life?
- How did she move from Catholic faith to Native American spirituality?
- How does she help people find their balance?
- What can we expect in September?
Today on the Crave Cast I am interviewing Jennifer Grayson. She is an author of a new book called: Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of Controversy. Breastfeeding is certainly a controversy here in the United States. We have an incredibly large international diverse population but her book and the topic it covers is so interesting. Her book really dives into the history of breastfeeding and the trouble that women in America of having with it and the different topics around it.
Jennifer is an environmental journalist, Huffington Post columnist and her work has appeared in several publications. After having her own children, her lifetime commitment to restore the vanishing connection to the natural world led her to her research for Unlatched. Be sure to stay tuned until the end and share this podcast with anyone you know who is pregnant, wants to become pregnant or is having problems with breastfeeding.
- How much controversy is there around breastfeeding?
- Why are we afraid of boobs?
- Modern society vs not
- What are the rates of breastfeeding in America now?
- What has she learned through the process of writing this book?
- What can be done to support pro-breastfeeding?
- Are all hospitals baby friendly?
Unlatched: The Evolution of Breastfeeding and the Making of Controversy
Welcome back Crave Bears! In today’s interview, I will interview food educator, eco-hero, and journalist, Simran Sethi on her book Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods we Love. She reveals what we are losing and how we are losing it and how to rescue the foods that we crave. It’s an amazing book and a great introduction to all of the forces that come together to bring us this incredible cornucopia earth has to offer. Stay tuned until the end to dive into this book with me and Simran!
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!
- How was Simran inspired to write her book?
- Why is it a problem that our food is 30 percent the same stuff?
- Why are we headed towards the sixth mass extinction?
- How is the suicide rate within the farmer population?
- Why is it important to let people know about the food crisis?
Seeds of Change
Bread, Wine, Chocolate