Embrace Your Destiny
Episode 033: Shalini Dharna & choosing to work for the family business

Episode 033: Shalini Dharna & choosing to work for the family business

January 19, 2020

About Shalini:

Shalini Dharna is an accountant and financial health advocate. As a CPA she educates and empowers business owners to love their numbers and use them to make informed business decisions. Numbers aren't scary, but making the changes necessary to improve your finances can be overwhelming. That's where DharnaCPA comes in. With guidance and expert advice, your financial goals can become reality. Outside of tax planning and financial strategy, Shalini does public speaking engagements on various financial literacy topics. Her goal is to help you get financially healthy both in your business and personal finances.

www.dharnacpa.ca

www.facebook.com/dharnacpa

www.instagram.com/dharnacpa

 

Book a complimentary 15 minute discovery call – www.calendly.com/dharnacpa

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:06 - What the Embrace Your Destiny Podcast is all about

00:25 - Introduction to Shalini Dharna

01:11 - Shalini shares her story

02:40 - Shalini chooses to leave her job and join the family business

05:05 - Working with her dad and his years of expertise means not having to figure everything out on her own

06:42 - Shalini is grateful for the support of her parents and in-laws with her two kids

07:50 - Shalini's biggest lesson

09:28 - The challenge of networking as an entrepreneur, coming from a corporate environment

12:13 - Getting outside your comfort zone is a necessary requirement

13:36 - Dealing with mom guilt

15:09 - Shalini's much closer with her parents now that she works with them

18:28 - Shalini offers advice

19:32 - Ask for help!

20:50 - The importance of having a positive support system

22:42 - Shalini's final thoughts

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her husband Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 032: Tiffany Areco & breaking free from a toxic relationship

Episode 032: Tiffany Areco & breaking free from a toxic relationship

December 9, 2019

About Tiffany:

Tiffany Areco is a Life Coach who specializes in Radical Forgiveness and helps her clients focus on self-dependence. She also guides restless, and unsettled individuals step by step away from boredom and comfort towards an unapologetic life

After overcoming abusive and manipulative relationships, Tiffany uses her story and personal experience to support her clients as they find their inner strength, redefine their purpose, and love their daily lives. You can follow her at tiffanyareco.com and @tiffanyareco

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:05 - What the Embrace Your Destiny podcast is all about

00:25 - Introduction to Tiffany Areco

01:07 - Tiffany shares her story

03:07 - Amazing first year of relationship

03:57 - Tiffany's partner starts to face pressure

06:30 - Tiffany gets blamed for the situation

07:50 - Signs things weren't the way Tiffany thought

09:20 - Tiffany cautioned by friends and family

10:00 - Tiffany decides she wants a different life

11:30 - Tiffany falls back into the trap

13:38 - Radio show makes Tiffany think

14:45 - Tiffany finds more evidence that things are not what they seem

15:50 - Tiffany commits to doing things differently

17:52 - Tiffany's biggest lesson

22:24 - Grateful for growth

23:56 - Tiffany takes responsibility for her part

24:54 - Tiffany offers advice to anyone in a similar situation

31:11 - Don't allow anyone to tell you what you can and cannot do

32:20 - People treat us the way we allow them to

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her fiance Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 031: Yasmine Khater & discovering what having “done it all” means to her

Episode 031: Yasmine Khater & discovering what having “done it all” means to her

November 24, 2019

About Yasmine:

Yasmine Khater is the sales strategist and serial entrepreneur that helps tiny business owners master sales psychology in order to sell out their service and create more impact.

She started and grew an award winning storytelling agency VSStory before she transitioned to run Sales Story Method where she has consults and trains hundreds of small business owners and big companies on how to close more sales.

On the side of Yasmine is also preparing for an expedition to the Arctic to produce her first documentary series and raise awareness on climate change issues.

If you are curious about the tools she uses to sell out here service, make sure to download the toolkit here

Find her at SalesStoryMethod.com or on Instagram : www.instagram.com/salesstorymethod and facebook.com/salesstorymethod

Find Yasmine's bucketlist here: http://yasminekhater.com/bucketlist/

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:07 - Embrace Your Destiny Podcast introduction

00:26 - Yasmine Khater's bio

01:29 - Yasmine share's her story

04:11 - Yasmine loses her father to cancer at the age of 21

06:45 - Yasmine's questions what having "done it all" means for her

09:40 - Yasmine's biggest lesson

12:32 - Sometimes your dreams don't have to be that big

13:30 - We have more time than we think!

15:00 - Take time out for yourself

17:00 - Yasmine shares story about how she got comfortable saying no

19:08 - Biggest entrepreneurial challenge

20:20 - The importance of connecting with an entrepreneurial community

23:13 - Yasmine offers advice to anyone considering entrepreneurship

28:31 - Yasmine's final thoughts

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her fiance Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

 

Episode 030: Lucy Smith & standing up to her anxiety

Episode 030: Lucy Smith & standing up to her anxiety

November 13, 2019

About Lucy:

Lucy Smith is an Anxiety Management Mentor after her own struggles with anxiety, fears and confidence. Lucy found her way out of this and continues to manage it using personal development, self-care, a morning and evening routine. After this life changing transformation it became her mission in life to support as many people as possible with their own struggles through personal development. Lucy has a membership site on Succeed Now and has created a resource library for children on Cheerful Children.

Where to find Lucy: 

https://succeednow.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/succeednow26

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/succeednow

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/succeednow26

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZkgux_CtecxwaiSRyankXg

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:07 - Introduction to the Embrace Your Destiny Podcast

00:24 - Lucy Smith's bio

00:49 - Lucy shares her story

01:24 - Anxiety begins to take over

01:59 - Supermarket meltdown

02:33 - Lucy seeks professional help

03:40 - Doctor's (not so nice) diagnosis

05:30 - Helpful resources: The Anxiety Solution, Confidence

07:51 - Lucy's biggest lesson

11:39 - Lucy's advice for others going through a similar experience

13:18 - What's next for Lucy?

17:01 - Lucy's daily practice

19:18 - Chat about the movie E-Motion and an unpaid plug for Gaia.com ;)

22:04 - Lucy's final thoughts

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her fiance Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 029: Jessica Danford & finding her voice through advocacy

Episode 029: Jessica Danford & finding her voice through advocacy

October 12, 2019

About Jessica:

Jessica Danford, 34, Toronto Ontario, was propelled into a healthy lifestyle in 2015 after she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Enjoying life as a virtual wellness coach helping you life your best gf life! She shares her positive approach to gluten-free life on her website GfreeWifey.com 

A passionate advocate for the celiac community with a personal mission to advocate access to safe food for all she created #GFreeWifeyFoodBank. Partnering with local food banks, rescues and various food initiatives in Ontario, to start the conversation on access to safe food. Providing education and training workshops, fund-raising and GF/allergen friendly food-drives in collaboration with local communities and organizations. Nominated Daily Bread food bank Community Champion In 2018 for her contributions to local food programs. To date GFreeWifey-foodbank has donated nearly $4000 and 2040 pounds of gluten-free food to community partners. 

 

Where to find Jessica: 

Visit www.gfreewifey.com

Instagram @gfreewifey

Facebook @gfreewifey

Purchase - GFreeWifey Community Cookbook - Bringing community together - helping you transition to a gluten-free life.

Donate to GFreeWifey Food Bank

Subscribe to GFW E-newlestter

Youtube @gfreewifey

LinkedIn Jessica Danford 

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:01 - Introduction to the podcast

00:23 - Jessica Danford's bio

01:30 - Jessica shares her story

02:25 - Jessica and her friends are involved in a gang sexual assault

03:29 - Jessica finds herself connecting with other "troubled" people

04:34 - After being told she was crazy for asking about Celiac disease, Jessica's sister is diagnosed and her diagnosis follows

05:30 - Jessica becomes an advocate for Celiac sufferers

06:10 - Glutenfreewifey.com is born!

06:23 - In Canada, close to 1 million people use food banks

07:40 - In most cases when someone is diagnosed as having Celiac disease and they start eating gluten free, they gain weight

08:20 - Jessica shares her biggest lesson

09:50 - Shame is the biggest setback for people

13:20 - Jessica offers her advice to anyone struggling with something similar

14:40 - September is National Recovery Month

15:33 - Jessica's final thoughts

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her fiance Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 028: Kole Whitty & seeking alignment in mind, body and soul

Episode 028: Kole Whitty & seeking alignment in mind, body and soul

September 29, 2019

About Kole:

Kole Whitty is a Bio-Integration Specialist and somatic stress/tension/trauma release expert. Every “Body” has a unique language that, when integrated, becomes an instinctual super power.

Kole works closely with her husband Tah and together they have helped hundreds of people to integrate their wellness practice and understand how their subconscious thoughts and patterns become physical manifestations.

They know that by FEELing your way into a flow using the nervous system to discharge constricting emotions and tap into the power of their body intelligence brings physical and emotional freedom.

Her experience spans 17 years of professional speaking after a coma from a drug over dose, all over major television networks, the Untitled Nations and universities, 5 years as a personal trainer/fitness instructor and wellness coach , even winning instructor of the year with the largest fitness company in the US, Beachbody and 10 years in shamanic plant medicines and Andean traditions.

https://www.tahkole.com

https://www.facebook.com/TahKole/

https://www.instagram.com/getphysikole

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:04 - Podcast introduction

00:30 - Introduction to Kole Whitty

01:48 - Kole shares her story

03:19 - Kole's turning point

04:00 - Kole starts competing in pageants

05:48 - Kole gets signed to a management company

07:09 - Returning to Utah and getting married

07:34 - At 26, Kole is suffering from multiple illnesses

08:13 - The realization that unresolved emotional pain was manifesting itself physically

08:45 - Journey triggered the work she does with clients now

09:48 - Kole's biggest lesson

10:48 - The Three Ps (Pause, Physical scan, Proceed)

13:52 - Empowerment = when you're in control of your emotions

15:31 - "Does this align with what I want?"

20:20 - Releasing the need to carry "weapons"

23:41 - Kole's advice

29:16 - The Body Keeps Score - Bessel van der Kolk

              Walking the Tiger - Peter Levine

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her fiance Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 027: Lynne Hurdle & answering the call to find the opportunities in conflict

Episode 027: Lynne Hurdle & answering the call to find the opportunities in conflict

August 25, 2019

About Lynne:

Lynne Maureen Hurdle is a communication expert and conflict resolution strategist, facilitator, speaker, and leadership coach with over 35 years of experience in blending the connection between communication, conflict and culture into her unique style of engagement for leaders.

She is the author of the best seller, Closing Conflict for Leaders: How to Be a Bold Leader and Develop a Kick-Ass, High-Functioning, Happy AF Team.  Prevention, Intervention and Transformational Conflict Resolution are all at the heart of her work. Lynne's expertise is in engaging her clients with creative processes designed to create dialogue and teach skills that can be used in the most difficult leadership situations. The belief that helping people transform their lives begins with transforming your own, led to her well received TEDxWomen talk entitled, The Weight of Hate.

Lynne created The Soul of Conflict Summit, a groundbreaking online forum designed to create deep dialogue around conflict, old wounds and healing. She passionately writes about Breaking Culture: Conflict and Cultural Breakthroughs for Psychology Today. She has had the privilege to deliver her unique trainings, workshops and deep coaching to leaders from Harlem to Hong Kong and from the South Bronx to South Africa. Lynne brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and her special Lynnergy to every client.

Twitter @conflictcloser

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynnemaureenhurdle/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/theconflictcloser/

Website:  lynnemaureenhurdle.com

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:05 - Introduction to podcast

00:24 - Lynne Hurdle's biography

02:07 - Lynne shares her journey

06:50 - Lynne loses her mother before she becomes a mom herself

08:08 - The struggle to understand why clients aren't implementing the tools and techniques they are taught

08:56 - Lynne looks for the opportunity presented after losing her mother

13:51 - It's necessary to find out where we learned how to deal with conflict

16:07 - Lynne shares her biggest lesson

20:11 - Relationships are everything!

21:29 - We have to have a better relationship with conflict

22:38 - Avoiding conflict leads to it growing larger than it needs to be

26:30 - The importance of having patience with one another

27:40 - We have to talk to one another to gain understanding

30:27 - Lynne offers advice to anyone struggling with conflict in their own life

31:50 - Remember to listen to understand, not to interrupt!

33:54 - Conflict doesn't have to be a negative thing

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her fiance Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 026: Lisa Marie Pepe & receiving tough love from a stranger

Episode 026: Lisa Marie Pepe & receiving tough love from a stranger

August 11, 2019

About Lisa Marie:

Lisa Marie Pepe is The Confidence Coach and Online Visibility Expert for passionate, heart-centered women entrepreneurs, a #1 International best-selling author of The Art of Unlearning: Top Experts Share Conscious Choices for Empowered Living, and a motivational speaker. Trained at the graduate level in both Education and Clinical Psychology and with over three years of experience as a successful virtual assistant and social media manager, Lisa Marie empowers her clients to fully embrace their unique gifts and talents by providing them with the skills they need to develop rock-solid confidence and become vibrantly visible online.

She has been featured in The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, YFS, and several other noteworthy publications.  Lisa Marie has also appeared as a special guest expert on over 40 international telesummits and has been interviewed on dozens of highly regarded podcasts such as The Stellar Life, The Big Movement, and Women in Leadership.

Website: http://positivetransformation.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theconfidencehub
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PTPWC/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PTPWC

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:08 - Podcast introduction

00:27 - Lisa Marie Pepe bio

01:50 - Lisa Marie shares her story

03:04 - Burnout kicks in

04:21 - Car accident sets Lisa Marie back

05:59 - Lisa Marie gets a wake-up call from a stranger

10:05 - The challenge to figure it all out

11:20 - Lisa Marie asks God for help

12:20 - Lisa Marie makes a 180 degree turn in her life

13:27 - Lisa Marie gets a job

14:07 - Bad news post-surgery takes Lisa Marie out of her new job

15:09 - Lisa Marie starts her wellness coaching business

18:10 - Lisa Marie becomes inspired to help female entrepreneurs with their confidence and visibility

20:25 - Lisa Marie shares her biggest lesson

26:32 - Lisa Marie offers advice

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her fiance Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 025: Laura Valenti & healing through movement and sound

Episode 025: Laura Valenti & healing through movement and sound

July 21, 2019

About Laura: 

Laura Valenti started dancing with Susannah and Ya’Acov Darling Khan - the creators of School of Movement Medicine - in 2009. As soon as she found this form of mindfulness in motion, she fell in love with it and she continued to dance as much as she could even when she had cancer.

She is a qualified teacher and facilitator and completed 2 Advanced trainings of the SoMM: 1: Working With The Heart and SEER (Systemic Essential Energy Retrieval), 2: Ritual & Ceremony.  Additionally she is a facilitator for the Pachamama Alliance, in support of the culture and wisdom of the people of the Ecuadorian Amazon Forest.

Her work is informed by her training in sound and voice therapy, clowning, physical theatre, other healing modalities and her background in law, sociology of migration and human rights. She has lived, traveled and worked in UK, California, Peru, Ecuador, Guatemala and Italy. Working both with groups and on one to one basis she shared Movement Medicine with indigenous communities, people in drug and alcohol rehabilitation, refugees and vulnerable adults.

A multi-passionate person, her passions are nature, community, healthy living, co-creation, drumming and eco-psychology. She is currently training also as a coach and offers a 1:1 mentorship program to supporting people in their journey into wholeness, creativity and self love.

Laura was born in Italy, where she learnt about good food and hospitality, colourful swearing and native ancient forms of ecstatic dance. Recently she moved to Spain with her partner. Her dream is to find a land to steward and restore, to create her garden and invite people to dance and reconnect to the Elements inside and around them.

“Laura in her leading role has a very wide range of gifts which are all sourced by her loving and strong heart. The gifts of clarity, strength, spontaneity, exquisite humour are combined with her gentle and beautiful wild femininity and are rooted in her experience of transforming pain into wisdom”. (Katerina Stejskalova, homeopath and Journey practitioner).

Website: https://www.elementalsoulmedicine.com

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/Elementalsoulmedicine/

The website of the Movement Medicine Association http://www.movementmedicineassociation.org

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:08 - What the Embrace Your Destiny podcast is all about

00:37 - Introduction to Laura Valenti

02:32 - Laura shares her journey

03:40 - Family struggles with grief after the death of Laura's mother

05:27 - Laura realizes she was using dance as therapy as a child

07:09 - Low self-esteem and self-confidence lead Laura to drugs and alcohol

10:11 - Drug use amplified feelings of discomfort in Laura's body so she turns to yoga and dance

12:29 - Laura decides to study physical theatre

14:40 - Laura receives a cancer diagnosis at age 33

16:02 - Laura sees diagnosis as an opportunity to make choices and have a chance to do more

19:25 - Laura get's the all clear after chemotherapy and gets serious about dance

23:05 - Laura shares her biggest lesson

30:27 - Laura offers advice to anyone going through something similar in their own lives

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her partner Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny

Episode 024: Sandy Rocourt & finding joy and purpose after significant loss

Episode 024: Sandy Rocourt & finding joy and purpose after significant loss

July 7, 2019

About Sandy:

Sandy Rocourt is a creative writer, speaker, and strategic transformational educator, who helps clients turn the tragedy of loss & heartbreak into the strength needed to rebuild their lives. Sandy is currently completing her memoir by winter of 2019.

After going through multiple traumatic losses in a short 3-year span, Sandy found triumph when she discovered a library of personal development books that her now deceased sister had collected. Her journey of self-discovery led Sandy to become a graduate of the acclaimed Robbins-Madanes life coach training program and dedicate her life to empowering others to develop their own toolbox to overcome life’s storms.

Today, Sandy works with clients through group coaching and speaking engagements to teach you how to move beyond the pain of grief and loss in order to create happiness, build stronger relationships, and live with intention and fulfillment.

Where to find Sandy:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sandyrocourt/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sandyrocourt/

Website: https://sandyrocourt.com/

 

SHOW NOTES:

00:07 - Introduction to Embrace Your Destiny Podcast

00:48 - Sandy Rocourt's biography

01:55 - Sandy shares her story

05:10 - Enduring a year and a half of struggle

07:05 - Money Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom - Tony Robbins

09:10 -  Books really can save you!

11:21 - Sometimes requests for help are left unanswered

12:52 - Sandy struggles to find her purpose

15:00 - Sandy does the fire walk at Tony Robbins Unleash the Power Withing event!

16:08 - Sandy's biggest lesson

20:33 - Writing as a therapeutic tool

21:42 - Sandy offers advice to anyone going through a similar experience

30:45 - Sandy shares her final thoughts

 

About your host:

Sandra Dawes is a recovering control freak and excuse maker who works with clients struggling with similar issues. She holds an Honors BA, an MBA and a certificate in Dispute Resolution. After the passing of her father and circumstances that followed, she suffered from bouts of depression and sought the help of psychotherapists. Unwilling to seek pharmaceutical assistance to deal with her chronic unhappiness, she was lead on a journey of self-awareness and forgiveness that changed her life in deep and meaningful ways.

Sandra enjoys spending time with friends and family and her partner Satnam. She published her first book Embrace Your Destiny: 12 Steps to Living the Life You Deserve in 2013.

Sandra was added to the Wall of Role Models by the Diversity Advancement Network in July 2016.

You can find more articles and learn more about Sandra and the programs and products she offers at www.embraceyourdestiny.ca.

You can also find Sandra in the following places:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EmbraceYourDestiny

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/embraceurdestiny

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mbraceurdestiny