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The uncomfortable truth about postpartum depression with Tiffany Stuart

We just need to start to prioritize ourselves, even in that space [motherhood]. I know now that if I don't do well by me, I can't do well for anyone else in this house.

Tiffany Stuart

In today’s episode I sat down with Tiffany Stuart, you may know her as “it’s me Lady G”, from itsmeladyg.com: a lifestyle, beauty, wellness and mommy blog dedicated, to making healthy, natural, fearless living, less intimidating and sustainable in real life.

Tiffany is a veggie loving mom of 2, internationally published blogger, recipe developer, brand consultant, contributor to the Huffington Post, the Non-GMO project and other health & wellness brands. She’s also a certified integrative nutrition holistic health coach.

Tiffany’s mission is to help other women embrace themselves, their power, & ultimately become their own educated health & wellness advocate.

During our conversation, we discussed her experience with postpartum depression through both of her pregnancies. She shared what it was like to put herself first while raising her children without rushing their growth.

We even got into how the pressure to breastfeed can at times contribute to postpartum depression and what were the signs she identified before and after pregnancy.

Here’s what we’re going to cover in this episode:

  • Dealing with postpartum depression during the first pregnancy.
  • Dealing with postpartum depression during the second pregnancy.
  • How Tiffany acknowledged the signs.
  • Using books and tools as a new mom without obsessing.
  • How moms rush the growth of their babies.
  • The negative impact of the breastfeeding movement.
  • Finding what works for you and your child.
  • What some men expect from women after giving birth when it comes to intimacy.
  • Not giving in to the snapback demands of society.
  • How to show up for yourself and do what’s best for your mental health.
  • Her advice to anyone struggling with postpartum depression or to their partner.

Connect with Tiffany

Websites

itsmeladyg.com

Instagram

@itsmeladyg

Do you ever feel like you’re not good enough?

What are the things I am currently doing right now that are keeping me from who I am meant to be because I am so focused on who I think I need to be so that people will love me?

Nory Pouncil

This solo episode belongs to the Tea Time with Nory, podcast edition.

Tea Time with Nory is an intimate look at Nory’s life, & updates from iAmHealthyFit. Released once a month, these shorter episodes allow listeners to connect with Nory and learn about how she keeps herself unstuck.

In today’s episode, Nory shares what her healing journey has been like as a business owner, her experience at the BYOB Retreat! One of our awesome listeners gets a shoutout! Nory does a deep dive into what she learned from spending a day crying in her office dealing with feelings of not being good enough!  

Here’s what we’re going to cover in this episode:

  • Why healing doesn’t come easy.
  • The power of running towards the pain.
  • What I learned from spending a day crying in my office.
  • How you miss out on growth.
  • Fan-love segment.
  • The root of not feeling like you’re good enough.
  • It’s time you disappoint people.
  • The cost of hiding your true self.

Tools

BYOB Retreat

The evolution of a man with Ilbert Sanchez

I am learning not to apologize for how I feel.

Ilbert Sanchez

In today’s episode, I sat down with the one and only Ilbert Sanchez. Born and raised in Honduras until the age of six, Ilbert J  Sanchez moved to New York City not knowing how vastly his life would change.  He quickly learned to navigate his way through new customs and setting his eyes on the American Dream.

Ilbert overcame cultural differences and challenges as he excelled in art and design.  After receiving his Bachelor’s of Arts in Graphic Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, Ilbert realized that in order to achieve his dreams, it would take great risks.

His personal mission of helping young men learn and grow is evident in his various speaking engagements and initiatives with schools all over New York City, New Jersey, and Philadelphia. 

During this episode, we discuss Ilbert’s evolution as a man. From why he struggled to be vulnerable, to how his relationship with his mother impacted his availability to other women and the prep work he did while being single for two years.

We even got into the culture shock of moving the United States to pursue the American dream, and how getting fired helped him find his purpose.

Here’s what we’re going to cover in this episode:

  • The culture shock of being an immigrant black man in America.
  • How Ilbert’s mom has impacted his journey.
  • How Ilbert learned he wasn’t fulfilled.
  • The set back that helped him find his purpose.
  • What it was like to be vulnerable at the lowest point in his career.
  • How he knew he needed to go to therapy.
  • The prep work he did while being single for 2 years.
  • The importance of communication & transparency in his new relationship.
  • His feelings as a black man in America.
  • How he overcame his fear of failure.
  • His advice to the younger version of himself.

Connect with Ilbert

Websites

Garcon Couture

Instagram

@ijaysanchez

Resources

Momentum Education

Why you don’t believe in yourself & how to fix it

Why you don’t believe in yourself & how to fix it

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Summary

Hola Mis Amores,

How’s your spirit today?

I am doing fantastic. My spirit feels lifted, confident, clear and at peace.

This is miles from where I was last week when I spent a whole day crying in my office.

The crazy thing about that experience is that I am so grateful for all that pain I went through,

Because it allowed me to share this incredible experience with you today.

For years I’ve been talking about how to do the work, sharing tips and resources to help you become healthier & happier.

But I realized that I haven’t shown you what it looks like to go through the work of getting to know yourself, how it feels to see the parts about you that you don’t like, and what it is like to be comfortable in discomfort for your own healing.

So today I am opening up to you about all of it.

Here’s what we cover in today’s conversation with JP (my hubby):

  • Why I didn’t believe in myself
  • How I built my confidence
  • Why I felt obligated to be the person who is always available to others
  • What the growth has looked like to me in this season
  • How I foresee what my future will look like
  • How I finally got the courage to become less available
  • How do I juggle having a business and being married?

Hasta Luego!

PS: Need help getting unstuck? Check out The Get Unstuck Coaching Program!

 

The Get Unstuck Coaching Program

The Get Unstuck Coaching Program is for millennial women feeling stuck, you’ll learn to love yourself no matter what, you’ll know exactly who you are, you’ll have full clarity on what you want and will Fearlessly step into your purpose.

Interested in joining? Apply for a free strategy session to get started.

Awaken Your Self-Awareness & Thrive

Manifest your dream life, get to know yourself, join a community of supportive professional women and start thriving.

Preparing for Motherhood after 30 with Tonya Rapley

I remember wondering, am I ever going to go to a happy hour again? Am I ever going to go to brunch? I didn't know if I was built for this.

Tonya Rapley

In today’s episode, I sat down with the one and only Tonya Rapley. Tonya Rapley is an internationally recognized millennial money expert, mompreneur, and founder of the award-winning site, My Fab Finance.

She is the author of the Amazon best-seller, The Money Manual: A Practical Guide To Help You Succeed on Your Financial Journey and co-host of the Color Full Lives podcast with Angela Yee (The Breakfast Club)  and Aminatou Sou (Call Your Girlfriends).

In 2014, she graced the cover of Black Enterprise magazine and was deemed the “New Face of Wealth Building”. Her mission is to help millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can live lives they love

During this episode, we discuss all things motherhood. From, why she didn’t want children earlier in her life, to what is like to be a new mom in her 30s, and the importance of being at peace with yourself before you have a baby.

Tonya also opened up about her fourth trimester and everything she did to prepare for this new chapter.

Here’s what we’re going to cover in this episode:

  • Why Tonya went from not watching any children to being madly in love with her son.
  • Raising a baby as an entrepreneur.
  • What is like to be a new mom after 30.
  • The importance of being at peace with yourself before having a baby.
  • Getting through healing after pregnancy.
  • Why she wondered if she was built for this.
  • The process of getting a nanny for a 6-week old baby.
  • The importance of building your tribe.
  • The questions you need to ask yourself when building your tribe and assessing your relationships.
  • How she prepared for motherhood.
  • Why she didn’t see her pregnancy as a disability.
  • Her experience with a midwife.
  • Her advice to anyone who is considering having a baby after 30.

 

Connect with Tonya

Websites

My Fab Finance

Tonya Rapley

Instagram

@tonya.rapley

Book

The Money Manual: A Practical Guide To Help You Succeed on Your Financial Journey  

5 Mistakes people make when overcoming self-doubt

5 Mistakes people make when overcoming self-doubt

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Summary

Hola Mis Amores,

How’s your spirit today?

Over the past few weeks I’ve been thinking a lot about self-doubt and how it keeps us from become the woman we want to be, by convincing us that we’re not worthy of making our dreams a reality.

Google defines self-doubt, as a lack of confidence in one’s self and one’s ability.

Why is it so hard to overcome this lack of self-trust?

This is the same question I asked myself over and over again for many years. It wasn’t until I began getting to know myself, and later working with my clients, I began to understand why overcoming self-doubt is so hard.

More importantly, I identified, 5 mistakes most people make when overcoming self-doubt. In today’s video, I am breaking down each mistake and sharing practical steps to begin living a self-doubt free life starting today.

Here’s what we cover:

  • Mistake #1: You allow self-doubt to paralyze you and keep you from taking action.
  • Mistake #2: You take action but you’re constantly doubting yourself through the whole process.
  • Mistake #3: You don’t acknowledge that self-doubt is a learned behavior.
  • Mistake #4: You haven’t been available to do the work it requires to build your self-confidence & self-trust.
  • Mistake #5: You don’t monitor your patterns 
  • Put it to practice: A step-by-step method with 4 questions to help you monitor your patterns starting right now.

Hasta Luego!

PS: Need help getting unstuck? Check out The Get Unstuck Coaching Program!

The Get Unstuck Coaching Program

The Get Unstuck Coaching Program is for millennial women feeling stuck, that want to get out of their heads, and overcome their paralysis by getting to know themselves. You’ll learn to love yourself no matter what, you’ll know exactly who you are, you’ll have full clarity on what you want and will Fearlessly step into your purpose.

Interested in joining? Apply for a free strategy session to get started

Awaken Your Self-Awareness & Thrive

Manifest your dream life, get to know yourself, join a community of supportive professional women and start thriving.

How to break free from your anxiety & take control

I was feeling frustrated. I barely made it to the gym, and when I did, I was thinking about the 20,000 things I could have been doing while I was supposed to get myself in shape.

Sharon Guity

In today’s episode, I sat down with a friend, turned client, Sharon Guity. Sharon is an amazing spirit. She’s a loving wife, mother of two, passionate about understanding her self, and committed to love herself no matter what, living in NYC.

During this episode we discussed in detail how Sharon got unstuck in her life which resulted in arguing less with her husband, spending more time with her son and spending 2 hours every day with herself planning and reflecting on her day.

Here’s what we’re going to cover in this episode:

  • How being stuck manifested in Sharon’s life.
  • Sharon’s experience with therapy.
  • Her unhealthy relationship with expectations.
  • Why she struggled to find healing on her own.
  • Why the laundry was stressing her out.
  • How she stopped worrying about the things that didn’t happen.
  • Her biggest challenge in getting unstuck.
  • How her life changed after working with Nory.
  • Sharon’s advice to the version of herself that was hurting.

12For12: Manifesting Growth in Your Life

When I accepted responsibility for myself, I became available to myself. I embraced being uncomfortably honest with myself. I began to love myself & show up for myself not only when it felt good, but when it was inconvenient and painful.

Nory Pouncil

This solo episode belongs to the Tea Time with Nory, podcast edition.

Tea Time with Nory is an intimate look at Nory’s life, & updates from iAmHealthyFit. Released once a month, these shorter episodes allow listeners to connect with Nory and learn about how she keeps herself unstuck.

April 25th, 2019, marked the one year anniversary since husband and I left DC, quit our 9-5s and moved to Florida. I didn’t know it then, but April 25th, 2018, kick-started one of the most transformational, growth-filled, uncomfortable and happiest years of my life.

So in today’s episode, I’m sharing an intimate look at 12 of the many lessons I’ve learned in the past 12 months. Lessons that have not only helped me overcome my depression, they also helped me launch a successful business and become a more peaceful human.

Here’s are the lessons we’re going to cover in this episode:

  • You’re responsible for yourself, how you feel about situations and how long you feel that way.
  • Discipline is a form of self-love, not punishment.
  • Death creates space for life, new ideas, new beliefs, and new values.
  • Being available is not easy, but it is worth it.
  • Honesty with yourself is harder than you think.
  • Everyone needs a life principle, something that holds them together.
  • You have all the answers about what’s best for you because no one knows you better than you know yourself.
  • Everyone yearns for compassion, kindness, love, and understanding.
  • I have the ability to become my own safe space. I Am Home.
  • Growth is not always painless and comfortable.
  • Your intuition is always eager to guide you. All you have to do is pay attention.
  • Love yourself no matter what.