The Love Is Viral Show Episode 97: Breaking the Shackles of “Should” with Shelley Paxton

Shelley Paxton’s world looked so sexy from the outside, she had a dream job riding motorcycles all around the world while serving as VP, Global Marketing + Brand (CMO) of Harley-Davidson, but yet she felt like she was dying inside. While trying to understand what was happening, Shelley felt guilty, confused, and alone until her soul gave her a literal wake up call. In 2016 she walked away from the corporate world to become Chief Soul Officer of her life and, ultimately, her own company. 

In this episode, we discuss:

How solitude and meditation can help you reconnect with your soul

The importance of living in alignment with your truth 

How to navigate the space between letting go of your corporate identity and finding your true self

The toxicity of “should”, and how to break free 

And how to get comfortable with being bold & courageous in the creation of your life. 

Shelley Paxton is a Chicago-based author, international speaker, and transformational coach – aka Liberator of Souls. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as NBC, CBS, Thrive Global, Forbes, and PBS. And her first book, Soulbbatical: A Corporate Rebel’s Guide to Finding Your Best Life, was published by Simon & Schuster in January 2020. On the back of her book’s success, she’s launching the Rebel Souls podcast with an invitation to flip the middle finger to the status quo in life, business, and the world at large.

Shelley spent 26 years as a highly regarded marketing and advertising executive, stewarding some of the world’s most iconic brands, including Harley-Davidson, Visa, McDonald’s, and AOL. Shelley launched Soulbbatical with the mission to liberate the souls of leaders and organizations by inspiring them to embrace their greatest truth, purpose, and possibility. As a certified professional coach, Shelley works with executives at Fortune 100 companies and fellow rebel-soul individuals and entrepreneurs. She has also trained with some of the top teachers in the world, including researcher and five-time New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown. She’s on a mission to liberate a billion souls.

I love Shelley’s reminder that when we have faith and take the next right step, we allow for life to unfold for us in a bigger and more beautiful way than we ever could’ve imagined.  

You can find Shelley online at soulbbatical.com.  And on Instagram and Twitter @soulbbatical

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 96: Habit Better with Sean Miles & Katie Miles

Sean & Katie Miles believe that your habits are the vehicle that will get you to your goals. They stress the importance of building habits customized to your journey, along with maintenance habits, which include planning time for play and for rest. Sean and Katie are the brother and sister who co-founded Habitbetter with the goal of bringing one million people habitual happiness! Habitbetter uses guided journaling to train the brain and help people achieve goals, build healthy relationships and manage stress.

In this episode, we discuss:

The psychology of growth, and how our habits rewire our brain

What it means to be goals focused v values focused 

Why self-reflection through journaling can help us design our own journey and create our own blueprint. 

And How to consciously use habits to create habitual happiness and healthy relationships. 

Sean Miles is a MBA, certified Scrum master and Triathlete who lives, breathes and eats Healthy Habits. He is an active journaler and meditates daily. Sean has read just about every book on self-improvement, habit formation, and goal setting, but he wanted more. So- he created it. He came to his sister Katie with an idea she couldn’t turn down: An Institute that doesn’t just tell, but teaches and guides people in creating better habits and achieving their goals.

Katie Miles is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with individuals, couples and families in her private practice to manage and overcome their struggles, heal and strengthen relationships, move through pain and suffering, and find growth and fulfillment. She co-founded Habitbetter in order to expand her mission to a broader audience and make these tools for growth accessible to all who want it! She knows growth starts with small habits, and journaling is one of her favorite habits for exploration, innovation, healing, development and change.

I love Sean & Katie’s reminder that you are the tool, and by refining your tool on a constant basis through personal development, you can make sure you’re in the right place to show up and serve the people and the world around you. 

You can check out Habitbetter and all their resources and tools for creating better habits at habitbetter.com 

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 95: Unfollow, Unfriend, Unload: Navigating Digital Media with Lacey Johnson

Lacey Johnson has come to the conclusion that it’s not the Digital Age or social media that has become a problem in today’s society, but rather it’s the user error stemming from our relationship with it and the intention behind how we use it to connect. Lacey is an award-winning essayist, editor and journalist. With a deep intrigue for human beings, and a fiery passion for smacking her readers in the face with life-unlocking truths, she writes and reports boldly and introspectively about topics that challenge the status quo—in the realms of fulfilling relationships, mental health, popular culture, women’s issues and the nuances of self-optimization.

In this episode, we discuss:

How social media has contributed to higher suicide rates

The importance of seeing past the staged posts, and staying authentic on social media

Why we need to be aware of how the content we consume affects our mood and mental health

And the challenge parents are facing raising kids and how to support them while they discover who they are… not who anyone else wants them to be. 

Lacey Johnson has worked with a diverse range of authors, celebrities and spiritual thought leaders — including Deepak Chopra, Daymond John and Gabrielle Bernstein. She founded The Wonder Report in 2018, and her words can be read in a variety of top print and digital media sources including CosmopolitanMarie ClairePOPSUGAR, O The Oprah Magazine and othersmany of which have been syndicated by Apple NewsMSN and Yahoo! millions of times. Lacey is also deep in the process of authoring her first book, which vividly explores and reveals her unexpected evolution through pregnancy and new motherhood. 

I love Lacey’s reminder that we are responsible for ourselves, and the content that we consume and allow into our garden. If we don’t like the way we feel or the thoughts we’re having, then it’s time to change the content. 

You can find Lacey online at laceyjohnson.com and thewonderreport.com, or on Instagram and Facebook @thelaceyjohnson 

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 94: Helping Kids Navigate Growth Mindset with Alexandra Eidens

Alexandra Eidens believes that every child’s potential is unlimited. She is the co-founder of Big Life Journal. The Big Life team helps children develop a growth mindset and resilience so they are prepared to face life’s challenges with confidence. With their engaging and fun journals and printables kits, children develop high self-esteem and learn they can achieve anything they want out of life! 

In this episode, we discuss:

How to raise resilient, confident and happy children

How a growth mindset has to start with parents

Why modeling behavior is key to raising the person you want your child to become

And why apologizing to your children is so valuable

I love what Alexandra and her team are doing to support parents and teachers to raise resilient children with a growth mindset, and the reminder the there is unlimited potential for all of us. 

You can check out Big Life Journal and all their free resources at biglifejournal.com 

Instagram @biglifejournal

The Big Life Kids Podcast

Join the Facebook Group Raising Kids with a Growth Mindset

Watch #2020 Pep Talk video 

DOWNLOAD FREE Back-to-School Care Package

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 93: The Universe Listens To Brave with Dr. Rebecca Ray

Dr. Rebecca Ray wants to help you define your life as brave. Using information collected from thousands of hours of working one on one with clients in her private practice, talking about their innermost vulnerabilities, she realized the overwhelming need to help others in overcoming their fear. Dr Rebecca Ray is an Author, Speaker, and Clinical Psychologist. She uses a science-backed, heart and hard truth approach to helping big-picture-thinking female entrepreneurs live a life that’s fulfilling, unapologetic, and free. 

In this episode, we discuss: 

How to overcome fear

What it means to self-sabotage

The need to validate our real human experience, and the suffering and discomfort that can come along with it 

The importance of self-awareness, and knowing when we are not living a life that is consistent with who we truly want to be

And the steps needed to create a brave and courageous life that is aligned with that vision of our future self.

Rebecca has been a Clinical Psychologist for the best part of two decades and is the creator of digital courses including Overcoming Self-Sabotage: From Paralysis to Progress and Radical Courage: Transforming Fear into Freedom. She is the author of The Art of Self-Kindness, The Universe Listens to Brave and Be Happy: 35 Powerful Methods for Personal Growth and Well-Being. Rebecca can be found online daily, interacting with her community about using courage and brain potential to create an impactful business that makes a meaningful difference in the world, while going gently on ourselves.

I love Rebecca’s reminder that the more you do with fear present, the more your comfort zone grows. 

You can find Rebecca online at https://rebeccaray.com.au and on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest @drrebeccaray and her Podcast: Hello Rebecca Ray

Free Resources:

Stop Self-Sabotage and Start Living Your Bravest Life

Imposter Syndrome: Releasing the Feeling of ‘Not Good Enough’

The Procrastination Habit: Taking Your Power Back for Productivity

Done is Better Than Perfect: 5-Day Challenge

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 92: The Magic Of Movement with Adriana Lee

Adriana Lee is all about self discovery and empowerment through yoga. She teaches her students how to breathe, how to feel, and how to get reacquainted with their bodies. She found yoga at a young age, but it didn’t make an imprint until later when she utilized it to navigate a challenging relationship followed by a challenging divorce. 

In this episode we discuss:

The value of movement in processing our emotions and feeling more deeply into our bodies

Why spiritual bypassing and toxic positivity are so last year

The importance of feeling your way through your triggers

and why we must listen to our bodies.

Adriana’s intention is to share what she has learned about the magic of movement & the bliss of being. She is a yoga teacher trainer leads 200 hour certification classes.

I love Adriana’s reminder that we shouldn’t waste a good trigger. You can find her online at yogawithadriana.com, Instagram, Facebook and TikTok at @yogawithadriana and on YouTube @yogawithadrianalee.

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 91: The Era of Connectedness with Mory Fontanez

Mory Fontanez forecasts a new era of business that will emphasis the importance of emotional intelligence and create seismic shifts in the behaviors leaders will have to embody in order to be successful. Mory is a Purpose Coach and the Founder and CEO of 822 Group. 

After a successful career in corporate America, a critical truth became clear to Mory – many companies operate without a true sense of purpose because their leaders do not understand their own higher purpose. Many hardened business executives still operate from a place of scarcity and fear rather than alignment with their higher calling. They have lost their connection with their own GPS. This non-alignment shows up in many ways in the day-to-day operations of companies and, they need a new system.

In this episode we discuss:

The shift from an old framework of power dynamics to one of connection, empathy, social good, and success.

Why leaders need to find their purpose again and allow mission-driven values to embed themselves into the company DNA

The value of investing in leadership

and why performance reviews should be reviewed and possibly even.. blown up.

The daughter of Iranian immigrants, Mory spent her childhood in New Mexico and Colorado before relocating to Maryland. She climbed the corporate ladder to become a Managing Director of Strategy at a global PR firm. As a woman of color in a white and male dominated corporate world, she leaned in to her differences, seeing them as her superpower rather than an obstacle. This instilled a strong sense of loyalty and respect from her co-workers and employees which greatly influences Mory’s coaching methodology to this day.

I absolutely agreed with Mory’s premise that employees and clients want more.. and that is what they deserve. I share in her excitement for what is to come. 

You can find Mory online at 822group.com, on LinkedIn Learning, or IG @moryfontanez

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 90: The Sisterhood is Real with Kimberly Trueba

Kimberly Trueba was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada in April 2018 after a nationwide executive search. An experienced executive with twenty-five years of design and business strategy, organizational development, and operations expertise, Trueba oversees a robust Girl Scouts council of girls and volunteers in six counties.

Prior to joining Girl Scouts, Trueba served in an executive leadership role with Forté Specialty Contractors, a construction firm specializing in building experiential environments in the hospitality, restaurant, and entertainment industries. A second-generation design professional, Trueba began her career as a Design and Development Manager with Walt Disney Imagineering for projects such as World of Disney, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, among many others. 

In this episode, we discuss: 

The importance of an all-girl environment of sisterhood and support

The incredible stats – All female US Secretaries of State, 71% of female U.S. Senators, 59% of women currently serving in the 116th Congress and 53% of female entrepreneurs and business owners are Girl Scout alums

Why we need men to support girls

And the importance of connection for the mental health of children during this uncertain time.

Under her leadership as CEO, Girl Scouts was the recipient of the largest single private gift in Girl Scouts of the USA history with the donation of 70 acres of property and land from the Charles and Phyllis M. Frias Charitable Trust valued at nearly $9 million. 

I love Kimberly’s perspective on women’s empowerment being motivated by respect and love. We need more of that!

Social Media Links:

Facebook: @GirlScoutsNV

Twitter: @GirlScoutsNV

Instagram: @GirlScoutsNV

LinkedIn: @GirlScoutsNV

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 89: Our Wiser Sons with Rocky Garza

Rocky Garza knows first hand how difficult it can be to identify what makes us unique having moved 10 times during childhood. Caught in insecurities and fears,  looking outward he was never able to see his real value or worth. That is until he took a step back and had a long hard look at WHO he was, not just WHAT he did.

Over the past 15 years, Rocky has walked alongside thousands of individuals at Sky Ranch Summer Camp as Director and counseled and supported hundreds while on the pastoral staff at Chase Oaks Church. Now, as a top keynote speaker and culture consultant, he has taken thousands through the Identity Mapping™ process. As a result, they have all been led to understand the most vivid picture of who they are and how they operate best as individuals.

In this episode, we discuss:  

The purpose of identity

The beauty of different perspectives

The pressure that society’s definition of “success” has placed on men, causing them to abandon themselves

The importance of men creating space for one another to share their internal dialogue

And what we can do to support and empower our boys and men.

Rocky leads a group called Wiser Sons for men to show up and be seen.

I love Rocky’s advice to be willing to put in the work to know and love yourself, and when you look in the mirror, believe what you see is good. 

You can find Rocky online at rockygarza.com and on Facebook and Instagram @rockygarza

Here is the link to the WISER SONS website: https://www.wisersons.com/, the Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/wisersons/, and the Zoom Link for the WHY & RYE calls: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91571868292?pwd=RGh2UFVYK3N1YXlsSXo5eDNwRGkwQT09. The calls take place every 2 weeks on Wednesday nights at 8:30pm CST. Any men who want to get more information or to connect with Rocky can text ‘WISER SONS’ to 469-649-8441.

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

The Love Is Viral Show Episode 88: Behaving & Doing v Thinking & Feeling with Dr. Sarah McKay

Dr. Sarah McKay believes it’s important for therapists and coaches to know how to use neuroscience wisely in their practice, based on up-to-date, contemporary ideas, allowing for us all to move forward by releasing old-fashioned and outdated ways that aren’t helping people to thrive. Sarah is a neuroscientist and science communicator who specializes in translating brain science research into simple, actionable strategies for peak performance, creativity, health and wellbeing.

In this episode, we discuss:  

The importance of taking a step back, and become the observer when it comes to our emotions

The Reptilian Brain- Fact or Fiction?

What Fight or Flight really means

Behaving & Doing v Thinking & Feeling 

And how we can use the right tools and strategies to bring a pragmatic approach to the world of mindfulness. 

Sarah grew up in New Zealand where she completed BSc(Hons) at Otago University, then headed to Oxford University for her PhD. She sums up her thesis with the words, ‘Nature, Nurture or Neuroplasticity’. After five years of postdoctoral research, Sarah hung up her lab coat to pursue a career in science communications. 

Sarah is the author of The Women’s Brain Book—The neuroscience of health, hormones and happiness, and the director of The Neuroscience Academy, which offers professional development program in applied neuroscience and brain health. In 2019, Sarah hosted an episode of ABC Catalyst exploring brain health, bio-hacking and longevity. 

Sarah lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches with her Irish husband and together they are raising two surfer dudes.

I love Sarah’s reminder that love is what drives us, not fear, and that we all want and need human connection and love from the moment we’re born. 

You can find Sarah online at drsarahmckay.com on Instagram @drsarahmckay and on Facebook @YourBrainHealth

Today The Love Is Viral Show is brought to you by LIV Media and I couldn’t be more thrilled. 

Through mindfulness and accountability offerings – including meditation, breath work, intentional living routines, challenges, and lifestyle coaching – the new LIV app will provide you with the tools, community and support you need to live your very best life, leveling up in every aspect.

LIV meets you where you are and grows with you.

For a limited time LIV is available for free for Apple iOS users. Download LIV today!

Until next time – in the words of my grandma, “Love each other every day.”

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J