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Just Stay Curious with Gillian St.Clair

Listen in as Gillian St.Clair talks to women from all over the world. They'll be discussing many aspects of their lives- the good, the bad, and everything in between. As these women talk about their hardships, moments of clarity, and lessons learned, they'll also be delving into a seriously important topic: self-love. Hear self-love defined from women in all walks of life, get tips to include in your own self-care routine, listen to inspirational quotes, and add a few books to your must-read list. These interviews are raw and inspirational. When women are brave enough to listen to other's stories, they start to gain the courage to share their own.
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Feb 27, 2017

Larisa lost friends and family and was all alone in the world.  She saw her sister, who had less, was happier than she was.  Larisa reached out to a support group to help her find happiness.  They recommended reading self help books.  Each day, Larisa spent 30 minutes reading.  Through this exercise, she not only discovered self love, she renewed her relationships with her family.  They are now closer than ever.  

Q & A

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

My old belief system. Believes that I grew up with.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

I would say Tony Robbins.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

 "Listen to successful people about things you want.  Don't go asking a divorced guy for marriage advice."

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

It would be gratitude exercise, or exercise in general.

Do you have a favorite quote?

For things to change, you have to change.”  Jim Rohn.

Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.

I usually use YouTube to discover things. I really like to write down things. I don't put notes in my phone, I put them on paper. It is scientifically proven that you remember things more if you write them down.

What book are you reading right now?

Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

I am most passionate about dancing and that feeling of freedom when you realize who you are, and you accept it, with everyone.  It is the most beautiful moment in the most beautiful feeling I have felt, and I really want to share that with everyone

Guest Bio

Larisa Mustar is a woman who went from losing everyone around her because of her insecurities, depression and playing a role of a victim to a woman who knows what she wants and gets it done. She went bankrupt 3 times in her life, been sexually abused at age of 12, and was evicted from her family home at age 18. Today she believes she is living a dream. She lost more than 2 stones, went from waitress to restaurant manager in 14 months, and became fully qualified as a personal coach, starting her own fitness business. She believes she is living the dream not because she has everything, but because she can see what is possible for her.

Feb 24, 2017

Jen Ryan was a young entrepreneur.    From there she moved to the corporate world for about a decade.  While comfortable, Jen didn’t love her job.  Jen had ideas about wanting to do more, but acknowledges it is scary to take a risk.  Unexpectedly, her corporate employer eliminated her position in the company, across the country.  Jen took the opportunity to follow her own true passion helping people get rid of stress and overwhelm.   Jen also talks about her epiphany recognizing the parallels between her yoga practice and her life.  

Q & A

Why do you believe that self love is important?

“I feel that as women, . . . as being care takers and care givers, we are trying to constantly do everything for everybody, and be everything for everybody.  But here’s the deal:  If you are not loving yourself and you are not filling your own cup up with positive affirmation and love and attention then, really, we don’t show up the way that we truly want to show up for others. So, it’s really hard to be there for our friends and our family and our children and our community, if we can’t be there for ourselves as well.  So we have to make sure that we show up the best versions of ourselves in order to give what it is that we truly want to give.”

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

Feeling like I wasn’t good enough.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

I would say my good friend Elizabeth, making me stop and breathe.  Also, there was a woman that was my mentor in my early twenties, who introduced me to some of the finer things in life, how to be a softer version of myself, and to believe in myself.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Just breathe.  Just be yourself, because yourself is perfectly perfect.

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

Meditation.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“If one advances competently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live a life as he imagined, he will meet a success unexpected in common hours.”  Henry David Thoreau.

Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.

Besides your yoga mat, there’s an app that I like, called “Calm.”  There’s a lot of different meditations and sounds that are calming.

What book are you reading right now?

Most of my books right now are all yoga based, learning more about being a yoga instructor.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

Besides, of course, my business, if I had to pick one thing, I am extremely passionate about helping women find a life of purpose, peace, and prosperity.

Guest Bio

Jen Ryan is a Success and Life Balance Coaching. She works with professional women who are stressed and overwhelmed to the point it is effecting their productivity in their professional and personal life. Jen Ryan helps them live a life they desire that is filled with Purpose (connect to their WHY), Peace (live in the moment without constant guilt and worry) and Prosperity (enjoy their quality of life, relationships, most important one, the one with self).

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Feb 22, 2017

Marnie Grundman started running away at the age of 5. At the tender age of 13, she ran away “for good.” Marnie lived on the streets, sometimes alone, sometimes with another runaway. At age 17, Marnie became pregnant with her first child, a daughter. Because of her enormous love for her daughter, Marnie started taking steps that brought her to finally love herself.

Q & A

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

Feeling that I wasn’t worthy. Not just feeling it, knowing that I wasn’t worthy. I was taught that at a very young age.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

That is one of the toughest questions. I think I’m going to say my ex-husband. I really grew up with him.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“Never be afraid to walk away from anything.”

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

Resetting and giving myself a little time to do nothing at all.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“I’m the strongest person I know.”

Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.

I don’t have one. I don’t use anything on the outside like that. I would say that the best way to reset for me is yoga.

What book are you reading right now?

I’m not reading a book right now. I’ve been focusing on articles about foster care, group homes, and boarding school.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

Two things: destigmatizing the way people view runaways and homeless youth; and helping people get past and through the things that have hurt them in their lives, to get them on the other side and loving themselves.

Guest Bio

Marnie Grundman is the author of MISSING: A True Story of a Childhood Lost. A child who belonged to no one, missing at the tender age of 13, she experienced the worst of humanity firsthand. However, she didn't just make it through; she rose above the darkness, becoming a beacon of light, of empowerment, for others to do the same.

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Feb 20, 2017

Laneic had commitments to school, work, and the Army when she was happily surprised with a new baby. Unfortunately, juggling all her responsibilities became more than she could reasonably manage. Her lifelong journal habit, along with her commitment to spending time with friends, became a form of self care.

Due to a number of reasons, Laneic faced a disappointing career determination. She spent several months debating whether to fight the decision, or accept it. Upon deciding to accept it, she was also forced to move back in with her parents. During that time, she realized the importance of self care. When the obligations were forced off her plate, she learned the key to self care included limiting her obligations.

Q & A

Why do you believe that self love is important?

I really think it’s important because you’re the foundation of everything that you output. So, if you feel good about yourself and you’re loving yourself, that radiates into everything else that you’re doing. And it affects everyone else that you’re around. So you really want something like that to resonate around your environment and other people.

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

Most definitely, guilt. I was feeling guilty that I couldn’t handle everything.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

My son and my mom. My son motivates me to get things done and inspires me to practice self care.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“Let it go,” from the movie Frozen.

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

Journaling and long showers.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Just because you’ve reached the top, don’t forget the work that’s underneath all of it.”

Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.

I use Evernote to help me stay organized. I also use sleep tight.

What book are you reading right now?

Give More Love.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

Connecting with other women.

Guest Bio

Laneic Lavalle is a self-care and wellness coach for busy mothers. With a 2 year old of her own, and a busy business owner of Mynameisnotmommy, she believes maintaining a self-care routine is crucial. Laneic’s goal is to help other moms make it a part of their regular routine as well.

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Feb 17, 2017

Brit’s mom suffered a health crisis that resulted in a coma. When she awoke, she her mom explained, “everyone needed something from me.” As a business owner of a luxury vegan salon, Brit became a “hairapist,” learning how other women feel about themselves and how they see themselves. She created an online inspirational blog, sharing what she learned and exploring how to teach women how to shine from the inside.

Q & A 

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

Fear. Fear of being unlovable. Fear of being not good enough.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

Me! Me.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Be yourself.

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

Walks in nature.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“I have already settled it for myself so flattery and criticism go down the same drain and I am quite free.” Georgia O’Keefe.

Can you share with us a resource or an app that we can use to help our own self care practice grow?

The “Think Dirty” App. It’s a great way to start taking record of “what am I doing with my body and my surroundings?” The app rates your makeup, your cleaning products, etc. You scan the bar code and it tells you how toxic or chemical free any product is.

What book are you reading right now?

The Soul Searcher’s Handbook: A Modern Girl’s Guide to the New Age World, by Emma Mildon. But I highly recommend Living with Joy, by Sanaya Roman.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

Waking people the fuck up to realize they are so amazing, so magical, so powerful, so beautiful, that if they just have the courage to spread their wings and fly, that they will go beyond their wildest dreams. And that magic and synchronicity and just fucking beauty will enter into their lives so effortlessly. It’s already there. You just need the eyes to see it. And my hope is that, by me living that, by me showing up every day in joy and happy, and yeah, shit happens, but how quick can you get back to peacefulness. “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” so I show up peaceful. I show up passionate. I show up loving. I show up caring. And I feel like if I do that, then it might just inspire someone else to do it for themselves. And if we all do it, you know, world peace.

Guest Bio

Brit is a trailblazing lightworker on a mission to inspire + empower badass women to live a life they love + SHINE from the inside. Like the truth-telling bestie you’ve always wanted, Brit embodies a unique method of combining intuitive awareness + compassionate honesty with spiritual truths + techniques to help you break free of fear + discover your deepest desires.

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Feb 15, 2017

Tatiana started out as a career focused young woman climbing the corporate ladder. She gained a large amount of weight quickly. She left corporate America to lose the weight, and to find herself again. Tatiana began her journey as a health and fitness coach. After a particularly difficult struggle, Tatiana asked herself what some of her loved ones would say, if they knew the situation she was in. In her heart, she knew their answer was more loving than the answer she was giving herself.

Q & A 

Why do you believe self love is important.

Because it is the foundation to loving others. If you don’t love yourself, you don’t have the capacity to love others.

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

Perceived perfection.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

My husband. He is absolutely amazing. He loves me. He loves our daughter.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

My grandfather would say, “Your name is all you have. So no matter what happens, your name is not worth any amount of money. Because your name is your character.”

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

Getting my hair done.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“For I know the plans that I have for you.” It’s part of a bible verse, talking about God’s perfect plan for your life.

Can you share with us a resource or an app that we can use to help our own self care practice grow?

One tool I like to use is an app like “My Fitness Pal,” to track your food.

What book are you reading right now?

Who Moved My Cheese, by Spencer Johnson.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

Being a mother.  

Guest Bio

Tatiana Mone wears many hats on a daily basis. She is a wife, mother, project manager, fitness competitor and Certified Health and Wellness Coach.

Tatiana’s journey to health and balance came out of necessity. She was unhappy, over her healthy weight, in toxic relationships, and too career focused. Today she is empowered, happy, and loving life. Her goal is to inspire others and equip them with the tools to live a happy healthy, balanced life.

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Feb 13, 2017

Marja-Liisa was talking the talk, but not walking the walk. She describes a low point in her life, where she was doing daily affirmations, but didn’t believe them to be true. She struggled with self doubt, along with a difficult relationship with the father of her child. After their breakup, Marja Liisa found a healer, who worked with her to deal with her past. Now, Marja Liisa works with others to help them heal.

Q & A

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

I did not believe I deserved love. I believed I was worthless or damaged.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

Definitely, my daughter, and the healer I met.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“All the answers that you need are inside of you,” and also, “When you need help, reach out and ask.”

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

I write love letters to myself every month. I write what I appreciate in myself, what I have done, it’s awesome.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Love rewards the brave.”

Can you share with us a resource or an app that we can use to help our own self care practice grow?

I’m not really big on apps, but I can recommend books. One that I love is The Art of Extreme Self Care.

What book are you reading right now?

The Untethered Soul, by Michael A. Singer.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

I am all about empowering people to love and trust themselves. 

Guest Bio

Marja-Liisa is a healer and wisdom keeper. She is here to empower and support others to find the true alignment and freedom for their soul. She loves nature, star gazing, good books and great conversations.

www.marjaliisa.me

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Feb 10, 2017

Jessie Sarah was living a nice life in a nice neighborhood, when one day her husband came home and surprised her by asking for a divorce. During the divorce proceedings, she discovered credit card debt and other debts she had previously been unaware of. From feeling like she had it all, to feeling like her life was in shambles, Jessie Sarah was determined to start to heal. Jessie Sarah discusses how she launched on a love journey with herself. She also discusses how her gratitude practice changed her life.

Q & A

Why do you believe that self love is important?

Self love is important to me because it affects everyone around me. When I love myself, I set the standard for how people are going to love me and treat me.

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

A lot of it is old patterns and habits. Growing up in a family where self love was not something that was promoted, those old habits were what I knew. What has helped is being surrounded with people who practice self love.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

I have a very, very dear friend who is a good example of self love. He sets boundaries really well with people. . . It made me realize I need to do the same thing in my life.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Spend time with people you want to become like.

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

Gratitude. It’s one of those things that really changes your mindset. It makes me so happy.

Do you have a favorite quote?

There are so many! I don’t think I could pick just one. But of course, it would probably be around gratitude, and how much gratitude shifts your mindset from one of lack to one of abundance.  

Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.

Voxer. It’s like a walkie talkie app. Instead of sending text messages, they are little voice messages.

What book are you reading right now?

Get Rich, Lucky Bitch, by Denise Duffield Thomas.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

“If you haven’t figured it out already, I like to talk about gratitude. I like to teach people how important it is and how it changes mindsets.”

Guest Bio

Jessie Sarah is a fitness coach and nurse turned transformational coach after discovering the powerful commitment to heal through gratitude. She works with clients to create massive healing from their past. Because Jessie has overcome massive obstacles in her own life, she is willing to have difficult conversations and get creative with others to help and empower them to overcome obstacles they face.

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Feb 8, 2017

Kellie followed her dreams, moving to California from New Jersey, studying for her master’s degree. Diagnosed at 27 with MS, and unable to continue her study, Kellie was forced to move back to the east coast, where she had family. After moving back, she spent several years resenting her situation.   Over time, Kellie moved to a state of acceptance and self love.

Q & A

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

My belief, even as a child, that I was inherently unworthy.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

One of my spiritual teachers, Matt Kahn.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Go for it!

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

I started juicing about a year ago.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” Joseph Campbell.

Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.

The resources that I use the most are YouTube videos. There is such a wealth of information on YouTube. There is a spiritual teacher online who teaches, “We are all so worthy.” It’s called Trinfinityacademy.com.

What book are you reading right now?

The Universe Has Your Back, by Gabby Bernstein.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

Helping spiritual women who have had some kind of challenge in their life – their dreams have been derailed, they’ve been disappointed, I’m passionate about helping them find the joy.

Guest Bio

Kellie is a Transformation and Mindset Coach for Spiritual Women. She has a Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and helps women connect the power of Self-Love that transforms suffering into possibility and joy. Kellie has lived with MS for 15 years and has personally experienced the power of self-love to radically heal and transform.

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Feb 6, 2017

In practicing self love, Vu describes her process: first, forgiving herself for her negative thinking, next challenging her thoughts – “Is that really true?” She speaks to her belly, thanking her skin for stretching to accommodate her two healthy, complete pregnancies, and telling the excess skin it is no longer needed. She recognizes her body is a miracle.

Q & A

What was the one thing holding you back from accepting self love?

Thinking that who I am is not okay, that I am different than everyone else.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

Hard to pinpoint one. Jen Sincero, having a similar story to mine, and her success, I think I can say she’s up there as one of the influential people in my life

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“If you think it, so is someone else.”

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

I love chanting. I chant in my car.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“When nothing goes right, go left.”

Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.

Audible. Also, I think that we take YouTube for granted.

What book are you reading right now?

I’m listening to The Universe Has Your Back, by Gabby Bernstein.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

I believe that self love will save the world.

Guest Bio

Vu Willey is a wellness and life coach to entrepreneurs, healers, and leaders. Having been through a tough self-love journey, she is able to provide spiritual, compassionate help that is good for the body as well as the soul. She found her passion in by helping dozens people with their weight loss transformations.

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Feb 3, 2017

Freedom experienced a profound depression, but notes this sparked “great and amazing stories” in her life. Freedom developed and executed her own mental health boot camp to spur herself out of her depression. She became an advocate for mental health. Eventually, she spent some time in a monastery, where she really learned the definition of self compassion. From mindful breathing, to mindful eating, to dharma sharing, Freedom was able to give power to the voice of her inner child.

Q & A

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

A lack of information on how to accept self love and why it is necessary. Nobody taught me how to love myself.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

I have been so blessed, I’m going to give you 3. Sr. Alice, my Women’s Studies professor, and the monastic at the Blue Cliff Monastery in upstate New York.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“Anything is possible in life,” by my mother, when I was 5.

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

I meditate as a tool to keep me grounded, focused, and at peace.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“When you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” Paul Coelho

Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.

Live Happy. It’s an app that helps you improve your mindset.

What book are you reading right now?

Celestine Vision, by James Redfield.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

Helping people create a harmonious life with purpose, peace, and kindness.

Guest Bio

Freedom Rivera is a spiritual success coach who helps people ready to live with purpose and harmony but struggle with their insecurities and emotions. She teaches them tap into their inner peace and highest self by giving them confidence to live a purposeful life.

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Feb 1, 2017

Marie-Claire struggled with depression for 30 years. She ended up in a place where she found she could no longer feel her feelings. She launched on a journey to discover where her happiness was hiding, which led her to become a happiness ninja.

Q & A

Why do you believe that self love is important?

Self love is important to me because it’s about taking that time for yourself, and knowing and accepting you as you are with your flaws and imperfections.

What was the number one thing that was holding you back from accepting self love?

The one core reason was complete lack of worth. I’d closed up to myself completely and worried about everybody else.

Who is one person who has changed your life for the better?

Matt, my other half. He refused to take this closed up person and chipped away, brick by brick, to get to the shiny person on the inside.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

“Stop pretending to be somebody you’re not. . . Drop the f’ing mask.”

What is a self care habit that you practice regularly?

Start your day with a “yeah.” It’s making sure you do something positive in the morning for you, before doing anything for anyone else.

Do you have a favorite quote?

“You cannot protect yourself from sadness, without protecting yourself from happiness.”

Can you share a resource, an app or a tool that we can use to build our selfcare practice.

I use something called the Lotus Bud. It’s chimes at times during the day, and you can use it to pull yourself back in the present moment.

What book are you reading right now?

The Universe Has Your Back, by Gabrielle Bernstein.

What is the one thing that you are most passionate about?

Living true to yourself. Not living a life of “shoulds” and “have too’s.”

Guest Bio

Marie-Claire is a Happiness Ninja. She helps people find their happy, have more fun in life and have the confidence to be themselves.

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