Season 3, Episode 326: Maura Barclay – Author and Founder of Unbreakable Woman

Today’s show kicks off Women’s Empowerment Month here on Consciously Speaking, and we’re super excited to present Maura Barclay.

Maura Barclay

Maura is a former fire fighter, two-time title-winning body builder and martial artist. She founded Unbreakable Woman® in 2004 and her book Compassionate Self-Defense & Empowerment was published in 2013. She brings over two decades of mind-body teaching expertise to her programs and has presented her signature seminars across the nation at Fortune 500 companies, conferences and federal agencies such as the IMF.  She also consults as a violence prevention Subject Matter Expert for the US Military.

Maura recently completed a four-day intensive Threat Assessment Academy with Gavin de Becker and Associates, focusing on violence prevention in the workplace, schools and providing protection to individuals. Her programs include Intuitive Empowerment, Sexual Harassment & Assault Prevention and Stress Resilience and Mindfulness Training.

You can learn more about her at www.unbreakablewoman.com.

Resources discussed in episode:
Book: Gavin de Becker ~ Gift of Fear
Book: Maura Barclay ~ Unbreakable Woman: Compassionate Self Defense & Empowerment

Tune in all of the month of November for stories by women, for women, and in support of women everywhere!

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Season 3, Episode 323: JJ Flizanes – Author, Empowerment Strategist & Podcast Host

Today’s guest is author and Empowerment Strategist, JJ Flizanes. JJ is also the host of several podcast shows including Fit 2 Love and Spirit, Purpose & Energy.

JJ Flizanes

She is the Director of Invisible Fitness, an Amazon best-selling author of Fit 2 Love: How to Get Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually Fit to Attract the Love of Your Life, and author of Knack Absolute Abs: Routines for a Fit and Firm Core. She was named Best Personal Trainer in Los Angeles for 2007 by Elite Traveler Magazine.

JJ has been featured in many national magazines, including Shape, Fitness, Muscle and Fitness HERS, Elegant Bride, and Women’s Health as well as appeared on NBC, CBS, Fox 11 and KTLA. Her newest book, The Invisible Fitness Formula: 5 Secrets to Release Weight and End Body Shame debuted at #2 on the Amazon Best Seller List for Women’s Health and #2 as a Hot New Release on May 18th 2017.

JJ’s live event is coming up in January and you can reserve your spot HERE!

You can find learn more about JJ at www.JJFlizanes.com, or sign up for her 30-Day Challenge and take her QUIZ now.

This episode is being sponsored by Meghan Neeley’s upcoming event – Badass Boss Live! Join Meghan on October 20-22, 2017, in Monterey, California, along with an intimate group of other courageous and inspired women for Badass Boss Live. They’re flying in from all over the world for one reason: To discover how they can create impact and income being their own boss.

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Season 2, Episode 254: Jennie Runde – Clinical Services Director for Youth at Risk, MBA Project

Today’s guest is Jennie Runde. Jennie is a licensed marriage and family therapist, and has been working with youth at risk and their families for over 15 years. Throughout her career, she has worked with several organizations devoted to empowering youth in the juvenile justice system, including as an AmeriCorps mentor for teens on probation in San Luis Obispo.

While working as a teen mentor, Jennie found that she felt most passionate about helping people discover their inherent creativity, encouraging deep reflection and greater self-awareness.

In 2002, She joined Seneca Family of Agencies where she remained for 11 years, working with the Bay Area’s most vulnerable youth and their families in different roles, ultimately as Clinical Director for a school-based mental health program. Her passion for expressive arts and commitment to mindful practice has sustained and strongly influenced her work.

Jennie is grateful for the opportunity to bridge her professional and personal values, now as the Clinical Services Director for MBA Project.

You can find out more about the work Jennie is up to at www.MBAPorject.org.

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Season 2, Episode 243: Body Consciousness & Self-Acceptance

Today, Michael is joined by Michelle Hubbard, who you may remember from Season 1, Episode 27. Michelle is a Hendricks Institute certified coach as well as a graduate of their Leadership and Transformation program, and she is the author of the new book, Sour Notes, which you’ll hear a bit about in today’s show.

For our deep-dive discussion today, Michael and Michelle are going to dig into the issue of body image and self-acceptance. They will look at…

  • The influence of media on what is beautiful
  • How peer pressure impacts our personal image
  • The way what is considered beautiful has changed over centuries
  • Ways to practice greater self-acceptance and self-love
  • and more…

Please join the conversation by adding your comments below or on our Facebook page.

This episode is being sponsored by THE TOTAL WELLNESS CHALLENGE. In the Total Wellness Challenge, for 30 days, Ginny Wright will provide instruction and guidance to support us as we earn and post daily points in 3 categories: nutrition, fitness and lifestyle. Check it out today and join Michael & other Conscious Explorers in the Challenge in February 2016.

Wanna be a patron of Consciously Speaking? To contribute, you can click on the Podbean link in the upper right corner of this page or simply on the word Podbean here. There are rewards available for all levels of patron sponsorships including t-shirts, coffee mugs, tickets to my Consciousness Summit event and more. Thanks in advance for your support.

If you’re into podcasts and you want to explore some more, check out Thanks, Podcasting. Michael is the featured podcaster in Episode 025, which you can find right here: I Just Gotta Say “Thanks, Podcasting”.

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Interim 2015, Episode 216: Guided Meditation #31 with Michael Neeley

A meditation exploring our connection to the universal consciousness

This episode of Consciously Speaking’s guided meditation series will be led by your host, Michael Neeley, as he takes you on a journey to expand your awareness, your space, and your consciousness.

 

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole nature in its beauty.” ~ Albert Einstein

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Season 1, Episode 192: Triggers Get Pulled – Buttons Get Pushed

Turn robotic reaction into mindful action when life doesn't go as planned

In this topical content episode, your host, Michael Neeley, is joined by Roger Miller (Season 1, Episode 26), as they do a deep dive into getting our triggers pulled or our buttons pushed.

They’ll talk about how to notice that you’ve gotten triggered in the first place, how to respond mindfully when you are triggered, and even some preventive measures to help you avoid having your buttons pushed.

Roger is the Executive Director of the Mind Body Awareness Project (aka MBA Project) whose mission is to help youth transform harmful behavior and live meaningful lives through mindfulness meditation and emotional awareness. Founded in 2000, MBA designs, delivers, and researches mindfulness and emotional literacy programs for youth-at-risk. They also train educators and youth service providers nationally and internationally.

You can check out the The Mind Body Awareness Project and learn more about what they are up to at www.MBAProject.org.

This episode is brought to you by author and mentor, Dean Roberts. Get your free electronic copy of his book, I’ll Fix My Head Before I’m Dead, by calling him at 607-434-3429 or drop him an email at IllFixMyHead@gmail.com.

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