Sandra Elia - When Food is the Drug

May 17, 2018

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza speaks with Sandra Elia, certified food addiction counselor, CTI certified wellness coach, radio show host, and vice-chair for Toronto chapter of Canadian Obesity Network.

  • Our brains are being constantly transformed and programmed and are prone to addiction.
  • Sandra used food to feel numb and escape and it made it the darkest time of her life.
  • Sandra and Giovanna talk about how to assess whether you’re a food addict or not.
  • Our food system is being engineered to be addictive.
  • Food hits all three neurotransmitters: dopamine, serotonin and endorphins, most drugs only hit endorphins.
  • The two biggest recovery tools can be exercise and meditation.
  • There’s a spectrum with food addicts, then in a different class are emotional eaters, how do you know the difference?
  • Food addiction touches four parts of our brain – learn how to know the difference between the two.
  • Sandra explains “food pushers” and how to deal with them.
  • There are no downsides to eliminating ultra-processed foods.
  • See food as food and see the rest of the junk as chemically engineered food-like substances.
  • Start an unconditional love affair with yourself.

Tweetable Quotes

  • When you try to stomp out sadness, depression, loneliness, you also stomp out joy, happiness and feeling.
  • Today the food industry is pouring billions of dollars to make sure food is highly addictive.
  • We can only control our behaviors, we can never control the number on the scale.
  • My weight is none of my business.
  • Everybody flourishes in an environment that is gentle, kind, and encouraging.

Resources Mentioned

 

00:0000:00

Suzi Kory - Becoming a Rockstar

May 1, 2018
  • It’s hard to believe that it was just over a year ago that Suzi Kory recorded her first songs with producer John Angus MacDonald of Canadian rockers The Trews. Since then, she has played the Whisky a Go-Go in Hollywood, opening for LA Guns as well as having played a festival in Brazil ! In less then a year, Suzi has made a name for herself in Los Angeles as well as back home in Toronto and has Canadian Music insiders taking notice. As a mother of two teenage boys with a full-time job as a Customer Service Manager its hard to believe she still has time to be a Rockstar, but is she is proving how it can be done! Suzi is currently working with producer Brent Woods in Los Angeles on a full length album and has her sights set on no less then a Grammy come 2020.

    On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozzaspeaks with Suzy Kory, member of the band the True’s and full-time customer service manager and mother of two.

    • Suzy talks about how she became a rock star in her 40’s.
    • When Suzy told her parents she wanted to be a performer at a young age, they were not at all open to that.
    • When she got married and had kids, everything she had planned for herself got put to the wayside.
    • You have to take the first step of making your path clear and taking small actions to achieve your goal.
    • Suzy tells the story of how she met Axl Rose from Guns N’ Roses.
    • If she can achieve something people thought was crazy, everything else is within reach.
    • Anything is possible if your faith, courage, and conviction is aligned in your soul.
    • Suzy got to meet Steven Tyler and spend time with his entourage – this was when she realized she was manifesting these amazing experiences.
    • People often tell her she’s so lucky, but she’s working constantly – people don’t see what goes on in the background.
    • Whatever you plan can come back way better than your original plan.
    • When you take a step forward in faith the universe gives you your desires and then some.
    • You don’t have to take your passion on a public level, you can do it just for yourself.

    Tweetable Quotes

    • Who we are is who we are, and our parents can’t change that about us.
    • A little bit of our soul dies when we don’t honor our calling.
    • When you make that realization that you are the one who decides where your life is going, that’s when all the doors open.
    • When you’re fulfilling yourself, the rest of your life lights up.

    Resources Mentioned

00:0000:00

Corinne Zupko - Transcend Anxiety Now

April 10, 2018

Author Corinne Zupko, a licensed counselor and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher, undertook her study of psychology out of necessity when debilitating anxiety threatened to derail her life. Seeking ways to do more than temporarily alleviate her symptoms, Corinne began to study A Course in Miracles (ACIM), mindfulness meditation, and the latest therapeutic approaches for treating anxiety.  As Corinne healed her own mental anguish, she compiled the perception-shifting process she describes in the enclosed advance reading copy of From Anxiety to Love: A Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace (New World Library, February 14, 2018).

“In these pages, I describe the process I used to work myself out of terror and into an anxiety-free life,” writes Corinne. “And by working that process, I’m now doing things I never thought I would be capable of: taking plane trips fearlessly, and without medications, by myself; speaking confidently in front of large audiences; traveling into New York City by myself without feeling completely overwhelmed; sleeping like a baby instead of having horrible insomnia; and awakening without early-morning anxiety. If I can experience such radical changes in my life, so can you.” From Anxiety to Love helps readers learn to undo anxiety-based thinking by internalizing the teachings of ACIM, fostering mindful shifts in their thoughts and actions, and connecting to their Inner Therapist, the deeply gratifying, enormously comforting inner voice that affirms our safe oneness with the universe rather than our ego’s perception of danger and separation. Whether struggling with everyday stress or near-crippling discomfort, readers will find that Corinne’s approach offers a new way of healing from — rather than just coping with — fear and anxiety.

“Inner peace is not an event: it’s a process. It’s not something we attain once and keep forever, but rather an experience that continues to deepen to the degree to which you’re willing to get out of the way and allow peace to move through you,” writes Corinne. “I promise that you are worth the effort. I’m imagining that we’re holding hands in our shared commitment to undoing anxiety. Let’s do this.”

Corinne Zupko, EdS, LPC, is the author of From Anxiety to Love. As a licensed counselor and keynote speaker, she has helped thousands of individuals through her one-on-one counseling, weekly meditation classes for corporations, and the largest virtual conference of ACIM in the world, through the organization Miracle Share International, which she cofounded. She lives in New Jersey. Visit her online at http://www.FromAnxietytoLove.com.

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza speaks with Corinne Zupko, author of From Anxiety to Love, a Radical New Approach for Letting Go of Fear and Finding Lasting Peace.

  • Corinne was stuck in anxiety for most of her life and was diagnosed with separation anxiety at a young age.
  • After crippling anxiety attacks in college, she found A Course in Miracles and she began to peel herself out of anxiety.
  • Most people have at least low-level anxiety even if they’re not always aware of it.
  • We have to be honest with ourselves, and then we have to find our willingness to bring out miracles.
  • Giovanna and Corinne discuss New Age Guilt and how the Course’s teachings are actually leading us out of guilt.
  • In our experience of love and peace, that’s where trust builds, and anxiety has to fall away.
  • Spiritually bypassing our feeling doesn’t work, we have to fully acknowledge and fully feel our feelings.
  • Your anxiety and fear are a projection of the part of your mind that is in wrongmindedness and is syncing with the ego.
  • Corinne talks about calling forth witnesses for fear and love and provides an example.
  • We have the choice to repurpose every experience we have in our lives to be used by the ego thought system or the inner therapist.
  • Even good experiences can keep us identified by the small self, not just bad experiences.
  • Being willing to let go, see differently, and see peace that is independent of our circumstances is possible.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • The root cause of our fear is that we’re separate from divine love.
  • Many people walk around in a state of unease.

Resources Mentioned:

00:0000:00

Silvia Christmann - The Entrepreneurial Journey

April 6, 2018

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza speaks with Silvia Christmann about living her dream while being conscious of her wellbeing.

  • Her core values revolve around two defining factors – her need for adventure and personal freedom.
  • Silvia began creating her own reality from a very young age – a self-described opportunist.
  • She was picked up by a serial entrepreneur and discovered that building businesses was her sweet spot.
  • Silvia talks about the chaos she’d invited in leading to her grounded spiritual journey.
  • She was a sickly child and has always had a fragile immune system, making her an outsider.
  • Silvia talks about making the choice between her ambition and her wellbeing in New York.
  • Women are living in a world where they’re asked to submit to a patriarchal system that tries to stop them from following their ambition.
  • You have to step back, slow down and make sure what you’re doing is aligned with your sense of joy and wellbeing.
  • Silvia talks about things that get in her way other than ambition and making her “hell yes” a more thought through reaction.
  • She works with both high-achieving people and people dealing with scarcity mindset and fear.
  • Silvia discusses how women need to believe that their time and contributions are valuable.
  • A lot of the problems around unconscious bias is just that, it’s unconscious.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • People tell you that you can’t travel around the world by yourself as a woman, I’ve never found that to be true.
  • If you listen to your body whisper, you’re never going to have to listen to it scream.
  • I find great joy in living dangerously.
  • Dream big, but run the numbers.

Resources Mentioned:

 

00:0000:00

The Science of Fulfillment

March 20, 2018

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza discusses the science of fulfillment.

  • Part of Giovanna’s personality from childhood is a constant underlying dissatisfaction.
  • In the past, being an ambitious woman was not an acceptable thing.
  • Ambition and dissatisfaction made Giovanna a seeker.
  • Fulfillment can have two different drivers/sources: emptiness,
  • A “runaway from” goal is when you’re trying to run away from a feeling, a cup with a hole at the bottom.
  • A “run toward” goal comes from a cup that is fillable and can overflow.
  • The plaster that plugs up the hole in your cup, is your relationship to yourself and the universe.
  • If you don’t have your own sacred sovereignty, you’ll constantly be trying to fill a cup with a hole at the bottom.
  • Start creating a practice of awareness and start noticing if you’re trying to fill a cup with a hole.
  • Find out what the child inside is trying to get filled and validated.
  • Start looking at how the science of fulfillment is manifesting in your life.
  • Studies show that the effects of stress on the body creates inflammation.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Your ambition to succeed is not bad.”
  • “We lead a life where we’re constantly seeking if we don’t repair the relationship with ourselves.”
  • “Curiosity leaves an open door, judgement shuts the door down.”

Resources Mentioned:

 

00:0000:00

Christina Miglino - Navigating your Emotions

March 6, 2018

Christina Miglino is an empowerment coach, spiritual counselor and artist who has traveled all over the country and Canada as a Public Speaker. She has hosted and taught many workshops on empowerment on the west coast. As an intuitive hand-poke tattoo artist too, Christina loves to incorporate the tattooing process into these teachings of initiation for women. Here work has been featured in online publications, blogs, and on multiple podcasts because of her unique story and empowerment work!

Christina is passionate about supporting women in gaining emotional awareness, stepping into their power and listening more to their intuition so that they can have the life and business that they have always imagined.

She currently has open enrollment for her 6-month, Emotion into Motion, 1 on 1 coaching program!

Current project:

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza interviews Christina Miglino:

  • Christina discusses her health journey as a child and surviving a deadly brain tumor.
  • As a child doctors tried to modify her behavior to treat her extreme pain instead of treating it.
  • She describes the moment where she shut down and felt that she had no voice.
  • A vision of angels came to her and delivered a message of perseverance.
  • An herbalist woman was able to identify problems and save her life.
  • How it’s taken years for her to get her voice back and how she took steps to do it.
  • Over and over again she does the really hard thing and she perseveres.
  • She’s not finally able to launch her own program and be a spiritual counselor.
  • Her mission is to help female visionaries who are letting empathy hold them back.
  • Her emotion in to motion program helps women move away from defining themselves with emotion.
  • Giovanna and Christina discuss how to unblock emotion and let it flow.
  • Recognize that your emotion is going to change, have no fear and meditate.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “Mental illness is a spectrum.”
  • “What if we lived in faith that things would be okay?”
  • “Women are powerful, and their stories are powerful.”

Resources Mentioned:

00:0000:00

Kelly Lynn Adams-Juggling It All

February 28, 2018

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza interviews Kelly Lynn Adams, former corporate fashion industry powerhouse turned certified business, leadership and life coach.

  • Adams discusses how burnout in her corporate job lead to the universe helping her discover how to teach people to juggle it all.
  • Your body will let you know when you’re pushing too hard or doing too much.
  • It doesn’t matter where you are, high-achieving women have a high stress level because we put pressure on ourselves.
  • There’s always going to be where you want to be and where you are and the gap in-between.
  • We’re so focused on the vision that we don’t stop to celebrate.
  • You can still want more for yourself, but not at the expense of your mind and self-esteem.
  • The more you slow down and are present, things start to flow, and people can feel your energy.
  • Focuses on three pillars with the women she works with: mindset, time, monetizing in the business.
  • You can only achieve your business goals if you’re your best asset.
  • The only secret to success is consistency and small, daily, right action.
  • If you take 30 minutes a day and devote it to your business for 90 days, you will see results.
  • If you think there’s something more but you don’t know what it is, do something you love to do as a child and do something outside your comfort zone.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “We need to slow down to speed up.”
  • “You can still love what you do and get to a place where you crash.”
  • “Your destination is a moving target, be at peace and grateful.”
  • “When your mind is at peace, you get divine downloads.”

Resources Mentioned:

00:0000:00

Terra Winston-Balancing Ambition with Life

February 20, 2018

Terra Winston, Ringleader of in Terractions and Principal of in Terract Consulting, has dedicated her life to helping her clients unleash the potential of each employee. She a leadership consultant and executive coach with 20 years of internal and external business consulting experience. Terra has a flexible style that has driven results in boardrooms and on plant floors, for Fortune 100 companies and small start-ups, alike.

Terra's successful approach comes from her unique blend of "hard'. and %oft. business skills. She holds a BS in Systems Engineering from the University of Virginia, an MBA from Stanford University, and coaching certification from The Coaches Training Institute and the International Coach Federation. Prior to founding in Terract, Terra worked at Deloitte Consulting as a consultant on process, strategy, and organizational engagements and as a Director at PepsiCo doing traditional HR and organizational development.

With an expertise in leadership development and facilitation, Terra implements a broad variety of solutions
for her clients. As a coach she helps leaders make meaningful impact on the. organizations. A .ught after
speaker, Terra delivers workshops and keynotes that do more than entertain - they give attendees the tools to
change behavior. Her approach has proven to be successful across multiple levels and with clients as diver. as
Google, PepsiCo, Fannie Mae, Abbott, Deloitte, MillerCoors, BP, and The Dallas Cowboys.

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza interviews Terra Winston, ringleader of interactions and Principal of interact Consulting.

  • The first time you rise you don’t have any proof that it’s not going to be the end of you, and it can be scary.
  • After a sign, Terra quit her job and rented a studio apartment in Argentina living off the grid for two months.
  • We don’t let ourselves speak out our desires with no consequences like we should.
  • Every time your intellectual choice aligns with the voice inside, you’re likely to be happy with your choice.
  • When you make a plan, you don’t have to renegotiate every day with fear.
  • You have to get over shame, ego and former identities to go for your dream.
  • Your creativity and enjoyment of life can’t come out if you’re living in fear.
  • Whatever you choose is fine, just don’t choose it out of fear.
  • We tend to make things either/or instead of both/and, let’s talk about the next step.
  • Our desires get masked by our dissatisfaction in other areas.
  • Why work-life balance doesn’t work and how work should be in service to the life you’re building.
  • Start with confidence and before you’re ready and the world will open up for you.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “I own all of my decisions, and there’s power in that.”
  • “Some of the wisest people don’t have degrees on their wall.”
  • “Only you can end your story.”

Resources Mentioned:

00:0000:00

Do You Have an Inner Witch?

February 13, 2018

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza talks about the concept of witch as healer.

  • What are the connotations that you have with the word “witch,” is it negative?
  • We use these magical personifications to reflect power that we think is outside ourselves.
  • For centuries witches were healers and went to the natural world for answers.
  • Patriarchal societies demonized witches because they were taught to fear powerful, sovereign women.
  • We tend to compartmentalize the spiritual or witchy side of ourselves.
  • Where have we lost connection with our magical being and how are we numbing her out?
  • The feminine aspect of god that wants to express through you is the “She” in She Rises.
  • Start asking yourself where you’ve neglected your inner healer, witch, priestess, medicine woman, etc.
  • Created a program called Business Magic for the entrepreneurial woman who is ready to own her inner witch.
  • Ask yourself, where is that witch archetype in my life? Is she showing up as the shadow-side and you can’t get where her light is?
  • Start to make peace with your inner witch if you’ve had negative connotations.
  • Write down questions you’d like answered about yourself and ask during meditation, allowing your inner witch to answer.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “As women, we’ve had to live and survive in a very patriarchal world.”
  • “When you tap into her beauty and magic, there’s a deep sense of sovereignty that helps you approach things without being easily ruffled.”

Resources Mentioned:

00:0000:00

Lillie Mae- Making it Happen

February 5, 2018

As President of Lillie Mae PR and Creator of the Glambitious Empowerment Network - Lillie Mae has dedicated her efforts to empowering, recognizing and supporting entrepreneurs of all facets around the world.  From London to Egypt, she has connected with women through podcasts, books, masterclasses, innovative events and empowerment tours, to provide them with unique resources that would elevate them professionally and personally.  Having emerged from very humble beginnings in Winston Salem, North Carolina to becoming a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill; Lillie Mae also travels the country as a motivational speaker empowering people of all facets to overcome obstacles, face their fears and live the life of their dreams.

In 2016 she hosted her signature All White Brunch Tour in Miami, Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington DC. She also presented the first annual Glambitious Business Grant to a deserving female entrepreneur.  Her Public Relations efforts have extended nationally for client placements including USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter, Madame Noire & Yahoo News.  Lillie Mae herself has also been featured on TMZ, Huffington Post, The Examiner and more.

On this episode of She Rises, Host Giovanna Capozza talks to Lillie Mae, PR Powerhouse. She’s the President of Lillie Mae PR and creator of the Glambitious Empowerment Network.

  • Lillie Mae went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, got an internship at Motown Records – this was the beginning of her career.
  • Her Motown internship helped her develop her thirst and propel her ambition for a thrilling career with a lot of excitement.
  • One of her earliest challenges was to not overthink ideas, causing them to not take risks.
  • Women need to be their biggest fans and their own biggest promoters; consider working with a publicist if you have a budget.
  • To cultivate a successful brand, you have to let people know about your wins.
  • #1 DIY PR tip: If possible, get to know some of the media in your area that speaks to your target demographic.
  • Don’t discount some of the smaller media platforms and don’t be afraid to pitch yourself to bloggers in your area of expertise.
  • The biggest mistake people make in promotions: Promoting themselves to the same group of people, not outside their network.
  • As a business owner, hone in on your skillset, but also think outside of the box. Have a menu of offerings.
  • Lillie Mae has materialized a desire to cultivate success in other women and provide them resources.
  • Her new book, Glambitious Guide to Greatness is written by over 30 co-authors and inspires women in different areas of life, business and personal.
  • Lillie Mae came from humble beginnings, but she knew it wouldn’t be like that forever – she lived by that mindset.

Tweetable Quotes:

  • “As women, we sometimes get caught up in self-doubt.”
  • “You have to grow comfortable with the possibility of something not working out.”
  • “The only failure lies in taking the risk, but not getting the lesson.”
  • “This moment is not my forever.”

Resources Mentioned:

 

00:0000:00