Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 35: Leaving Good with Ashley Callen

Ashley Callen believes you have to leave good to get to great, but it wasn’t an easy road. In 2014 she tested positive for the BRCA 1 gene mutation, most commonly known as the breast cancer gene. Directly after choosing to have a preventative double mastectomy, something she calls both the hardest and easiest decision she’s ever made, her husband Dave was severely injured in a helicopter crash which left him with a broken back and a collapsed lung. While the parents of toddlers healed – Ashley preparing for reconstructive surgery and Dave in physical therapy – they also realized they were just surviving, in all ways, and life is too short to settle for “good.”

Ashley and I talk about the emotional fallout of removing her breasts and what she saw as the sign of her femininity, the power of the family she has found within Police Wives of America, and the tough work Dave and Ashley had to face in order to strengthen their marriage after difficulty. 

We get deep in relationships and talk about communication, compassion and hard conversations. Ashley also shares the rough spaces she and Dave navigated that then put them in the spotlight as national speakers for Bless the Badge Law Enforcement conferences and became the foundation of the book they are co-writing that drops later this year.

Let’s dig in.

Thank you for joining us today. I love how deep Ashley went with me in talking about the importance of communication and how conflict is many times the door you need to enter to take your relationship from good to great. 

Connect with Ashley:

Instagram: @ashley_callen

As always, please subscribe to this podcast, leave a review and don’t forget to share with your friends. I’m always interested in content that uplifts, so if you have things you’d like to hear about, please share them with me in the comments. You can also find me on Instagram @ms.jeanetteschneider or Twitter @msjwrites.

If you want some help moving toward that intentional life, join me every week on my intention journey. I’m inviting you. Totally free. From my heart to your inbox. Sign up for my #girltribe at jeanetteschneider.com and before you even wake up on Monday mornings there will be a huge dose of motivation waiting for you. Yes, I will wake you up on Monday morning with intention setting prompts and give you some tips as to what is setting my soul on fire. On Fridays I’m going to remind you to let go, recharge, and love yourself up with some self care prompts to get present in your down time. Intentional living is where it’s at, y’all!

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

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 34: Intuitive Eating with Sydney Spoon

Sydney Spoon, MS, RDN, CSSD, LD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Sports Dietitian. She has her Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition Sciences and her Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. After spending time working in a clinical setting she has started her own private practice and teaches at UNLV.

Today Sydney and I get real about diet culture, the clean plate club and the belief that restriction is a good thing. We debunk intermittent fasting, emotional eating, celery juice and the world of detox. 

Sydney talks about the benefits of intuitive eating and how we’ve learned to ignore our body’s own brilliance. 

Grab your green juice and let’s dig in. 

Thank you so much for joining today! I love Sydney’s overarching message that moderation is our friend, and that all the vegetables are good for you. She also speaks from the heart when she talks about her value being far more than the body she inhabits and a beautiful message for women and girls.

Connect with Sydney: 

Instagram: @sydspoon | @thespoonfulofhealth

Email: thespoonfulofhealth@gmail.com

As always, please subscribe to this podcast, leave a review and don’t forget to share with your friends. I’m always interested in content that uplifts, so if you have things you’d like to hear about, please share them with me in the comments. You can also find me on Instagram @ms.jeanetteschneider or Twitter @msjwrites.

If you want some help moving toward that intentional life, join me every week on my intention journey. I’m inviting you. Totally free. From my heart to your inbox. Sign up for my #girltribe at jeanetteschneider.com and before you even wake up on Monday mornings there will be a huge dose of motivation waiting for you. Yes, I will wake you up on Monday morning with intention setting prompts and give you some tips as to what is setting my soul on fire. On Fridays I’m going to remind you to let go, recharge, and love yourself up with some self care prompts to get present in your down time. Intentional living is where it’s at, y’all!

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

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 33: Addicted to Perfect with Vitale Buford

Vitale Buford is a self-professed expert in numbing behavior. From a complicated relationship with achievement and perfectionism, to a long-term relationship with Adderall, Vitale looked to things to heal the wounds she hadn’t yet met head on. At the height of her addiction she began to doctor shop, and once she kicked Adderall and alcohol, she then found herself dealing with an eating disorder. 

Vitale had a moment of clarity, and began a deep process of understanding her triggers, healing her past trauma and learned to overcome the compensating tools she utilized to deal with life. 

Now sober for five years, Vitale is an executive coach, speaker, host of the Fresh Eyes podcast, and author of the upcoming book Addicted to Perfect. Aside from a professional coaching certification through iPEC and 10+ years of corporate experience and coaching, Vitale has a superpower for helping stuck individuals and companies take action through learning one necessary, fundamental truth – They’re worth it. She has infused her professional education with her personal experience of overcoming a 10-year addiction to create a unique coaching system. She has a very specific process she takes clients through that involves Awareness, Perspective, and Action. 

I am so appreciative of Vitale’s vulnerability, will never forget her reminder that your life unfolds in proportion to the amount of scary shit you are willing to do. I love her desire to use her pain for purpose.

As the Adult Child of an Alcoholic, I hope to reach the hearts of those who deal with addiction or love addicts. We need to talk about these things and if you are finding yourself within Vitale’s words, or hiding within your pain, reach out to someone. Tell them about this episode and how it made you feel.

Connect with Vitale: www.vitalebuford.com or Instagram @vitalebuford

As always, please subscribe to this podcast, leave a review and don’t forget to share with your friends. I’m always interested in content that uplifts, so if you have things you’d like to hear about, please share them with me in the comments. You can also find me on Instagram @ms.jeanetteschneider or Twitter @msjwrites.

If you want some help moving toward that intentional life, join me every week on my intention journey. I’m inviting you. Totally free. From my heart to your inbox. Sign up for my #girltribe at jeanetteschneider.com and before you even wake up on Monday mornings there will be a huge dose of motivation waiting for you. Yes, I will wake you up on Monday morning with intention setting prompts and give you some tips as to what is setting my soul on fire. On Fridays I’m going to remind you to let go, recharge, and love yourself up with some self care prompts to get present in your down time. Intentional living is where it’s at, y’all!

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

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J

Gold with Jeanette Schneider Episode 32: The Busy Brain Cure with Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Dr. Romie Mushtaq, MD has nearly 20 years of authority in neurology, integrative medicine, and mindfulness, and is a leading physician on a mission to transform the brain health of companies, leaders, and organizations.

After undergoing life-saving surgery herself, Dr. Romie traveled around the world learning mindfulness-based techniques. She now speaks and consults with Fortune 500 companies, professional athletes, and global associations. Her unique expertise is routinely featured in national media such as Forbes, NBC, Fox Business, NPR, TED talks, and dozens of other national media outlets. She is one of the first physicians appointed Chief Wellness Officers for a corporation- Evolution Hospitality, steering the mindfulness and wellness initiatives of over 6000 employees & hosts their podcast Wellness Evolved.

If your personality doesn’t arrive until you’ve had coffee, and you find your mind racing when it is time to sleep, you want to listen to this interview! In our time together Dr. Romie explains the neuroscience behind toxic environments, the stress/success cycle and the creation of a busy brain. She shared her Brain SHIFT protocol to get to the root of your anxiety, sleeplessness and food issues and explains that if you do it right – you will see an increase in intimacy and sex with your partner. 

She is currently working on her first book, “The Busy Brain Cure.” When Dr. Romie hits the pause button in her life, she meditates, spends time traveling, & believes dark chocolate is her medicine. I love Dr. Romie’s admonishment that our minds are strong medicine. Take her advice and get started with that digital detox, brain dump writing and 5 minutes of meditation. More sex. Less anxiety. Talk about gold.

Connect with Dr. Romie Mushtaq

Instagram:  @drromie
Facebook: Dr. Romie
Twitter: @drromie
YouTube: Dr. Romie Mushtaq

As always, please subscribe to this podcast, leave a review and don’t forget to share with your friends. I’m always interested in content that uplifts, so if you have things you’d like to hear about, please share them with me in the comments. You can also find me on Instagram @ms.jeanetteschneider or Twitter @msjwrites.

If you want some help moving toward that intentional life, join me every week on my intention journey. I’m inviting you. Totally free. From my heart to your inbox. Sign up for my #girltribe at jeanetteschneider.com and before you even wake up on Monday mornings there will be a huge dose of motivation waiting for you. Yes, I will wake you up on Monday morning with intention setting prompts and give you some tips as to what is setting my soul on fire. On Fridays I’m going to remind you to let go, recharge, and love yourself up with some self care prompts to get present in your down time. Intentional living is where it’s at, y’all!

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

In your ears, filling your heart.

Xo,

J