The Love Is Viral Show Episode 99: The Great Disempowering Belief with Michelle St.Angelo

2020 has been a year of transition and surrender for Michelle St.Angelo. While learning to pivot with grace in the midst of a global pandemic, Michelle was faced with the ultimate lesson in surrender after losing all of her possessions in a house fire.

Michelle St.Angelo is a former marketing executive, leadership coach, philanthropist, yoga instructor and the founder of VENT Dance + Creative Sessions. 

In this episode, we discuss:

The natural human tendency to commiserate in the misery in order to connect

The integrity of our words, and the importance of appreciation, gratitude, faith and surrender

The freedom that can come after shifting perspective and reconnecting to self, and accepting what is true for you

Our programmed definition of success and our own great disempowering beliefs

And how we need this time of pause to hibernate, observe and reflect as opposed to accelerating and pushing things forward. 

Michelle St.Angelo is a native New Yorker and natural-born seeker, she now lives in sunny Las Vegas where she journeyed more than 15 years ago in search of new career and life opportunities. She is a trained Leadership and Life Coach through the esteemed Accomplishment Coaching program, Chairwoman of United Way of Southern Nevada’s Women United donor group, and a certified Yoga (RYT-200) instructor through YogaWorks. Her favorite title, however, is as Creator. After a lifetime of dance and movement as her personal outlet, St.Angelo developed VENT Dance and VENT Creative Sessions in 2019, and is now on a mission to bring its expressive benefits to the world.

I love Michelle’s resilience and optimism in the face of what could have been perceived a tragedy. I want to thank her for reminding us that there are so many things to be grateful for, knowing that everything we truly need is inside ourselves. Despite what society tries to convince us of, we are already enough where we are and just as we are. 

You can find Michelle online at ventdance.com and on Instagram @vent.dance

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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 98: Take Charge Of Your Life with Dr. Bita Yadidi

Dr. Bita Yadidi, believes there are 3 foundational “Secrets” to health and wellness. Using these secrets, she helps busy, overwhelmed, and stressed women find their unique path to holistic lifestyle transformation – so they finally feel physically energized, mentally clear, emotionally grounded, spiritually attuned, and relationally connected. Not only does she treat clients at Wellness to Be (her wellness center in Beverly Hills) as a California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, but she also empowers women nationwide through her “Take Charge of Your Life” 12-week health and wellness program.

In this episode, we discuss:

How to take charge of your life 

The importance of being flexible while still getting things done

The need for being v doing

How the small steps over time will create the big shifts in your life

And why we don’t need as much coffee as we think we do, and what we can do for energy instead.

Dr. Bita S. Yadidi, MATCM, DAOM., LAc.  is a California Board Certified Licensed Acupuncturist, a Doctor of Eastern Medicine specializing in Preventative Medicine, a certified Chi Gong, Tai Chi, and meditation instructor. She is the founder of Wellness To Be, an East-West Integrative Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, California, where Bita and her team specialize in preventative and restorative health using acupuncture, cupping, moxabustion, infrared sauna, lab tests, herbal therapy, nutritional guidance, lifestyle coaching/counseling, and mind body exercises. She is an inspirational speaker sharing her knowledge and wisdom about conscious living and is a faculty member at Yo San University in Los Angeles, California.

 Dr. Yadidi received her Doctorate of Acupuncture and Eastern Medicine specializing in Healthy Aging and Longevity in 2016 and a Masters degree in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine from Yo San University in 2013. Previously, she received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in Sociology and Education. She lives with her husband and two daughters in southern California.

I love Dr. Yadidi’s reminder to give yourself permission to listen to your body, and give it what it needs in the moment.  

You can find Dr. Yadidi online at drbitayadidi.com and wellnesstobe.com  And on Instagram and Facebook @drbitayadidi  

Dr. Yadidi’s free mediation for our listeners…. www.drbitayadidi.com/freemeditation 

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 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