Ep 77 Pamay Bassey - Discover Your Truth

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When you are going through a difficult time, it is common to search for answers. Maybe you look to a “higher power” and try to uncover what the truth means to you. That’s what happened to this week's guest Pamay Bassey as she vowed to visit a different place of worship every week for one year.

Listen to the podcast HERE

After losing her grandmother, father, and going through a painful breakup, Pamay took an unconventional route to explore spirituality. Over the course of 52 weeks she visited a wide variety of congregations ranging from Jehovah’s Witness to Wicca and traveling to places like Chicago to South Africa.

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Her insight into spirituality and what she discovered about humanity will challenge you to take the time to discover what you believe and uncover your truth.

 

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Questions I Asked Pamay:

  • What was the most surprising thing that you discovered on your journey to healing?

  • In what ways do people believe the same?

  • Was there anytime that you felt afraid?

Topics Discussed:

  • How she found healing through exploring these different religious practices.

  • The common thing that most people are seeking.

  • Her favorite spiritual customs that she adopted after her experiences.

Quotes from the show:

  • “There is always going to be fear of the unknown.” @LindaMitchell

  • “Everyone is looking for truth in some way.” @PamayBassey

  • “Most people are just trying to figure out how to make sense of life.” @PamayBassey

  • “Just ‘being’ is something that we all crave.” @PamayBassey

  • “The pursuit of truth is a commonality among people.” @PamayBassey

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How you can stay in touch with Pamay Bassey:

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 76 Sarah Clark-Functional Medicine and Fertility

  It is something that a lot of women struggle with. Sometimes there is shame wrapped around the topic and women are left feeling alone and confused. However, it may surprise you that 1 out of every 7 couples struggle with this. What am I talking about? Infertility.       Listen to the podcast HERE     I sat down with fertility expert Sarah Clark as we discussed how functional medicine offers a variety of solutions to fertility problems. Sarah is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has a passion for helping struggling couples find solutions to infertility through natural approaches.    If you have felt overwhelm or confusion around the topic of fertility this episode will empower you with the information you need to explore natural routes that are not often talked about.     Questions I Asked Sarah:    What causes a leaky gut? How quickly can we heal that?    What are foods we should avoid when we are trying to conceive?     What are steps we can take starting off to get us on the right track?    Topics Discussed:    How food sensitivity can cause you to be infertile.    How to properly use the elimination diet.     The importance of functional testing.    Quotes from the show:    “It’s not about deprivation.” @fabfertile    “The mindset piece is key” @fabfertile    “Half doing it does not work” @fabfertile    “Look at the pillars of health” @fabfertile    “Look at things differently. Take a different approach” @fabfertile    How you can stay in touch with Sarah:     Website      Podcast      Facebook      Instagram     How you can stay in touch with Linda:     Website      Facebook      Twitter      Instagram      Pinterest      YouTube      SoundCloud     Resources Mentioned     Sarah’s Free Three Day Fertility Diet Challenge      Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health by Ben Lynch ND.     "Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"     Essential Formulas      Giovannicosmetics.com     My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!     Have you checked out  Four Sigmatic  yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine!  Check out their products here  and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

It is something that a lot of women struggle with. Sometimes there is shame wrapped around the topic and women are left feeling alone and confused. However, it may surprise you that 1 out of every 7 couples struggle with this. What am I talking about? Infertility.  

Listen to the podcast HERE

I sat down with fertility expert Sarah Clark as we discussed how functional medicine offers a variety of solutions to fertility problems. Sarah is a certified life coach with accreditation from the International Coaches Federation and a health coach with training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has a passion for helping struggling couples find solutions to infertility through natural approaches.

If you have felt overwhelm or confusion around the topic of fertility this episode will empower you with the information you need to explore natural routes that are not often talked about.

Questions I Asked Sarah:

What causes a leaky gut? How quickly can we heal that?

What are foods we should avoid when we are trying to conceive?

What are steps we can take starting off to get us on the right track?

Topics Discussed:

How food sensitivity can cause you to be infertile.

How to properly use the elimination diet.

The importance of functional testing.

Quotes from the show:

“It’s not about deprivation.” @fabfertile

“The mindset piece is key” @fabfertile

“Half doing it does not work” @fabfertile

“Look at the pillars of health” @fabfertile

“Look at things differently. Take a different approach” @fabfertile

How you can stay in touch with Sarah:

Website

Podcast

Facebook

Instagram

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Pinterest

YouTube

SoundCloud

Resources Mentioned

Sarah’s Free Three Day Fertility Diet Challenge

Dirty Genes: A Breakthrough Program to Treat the Root Cause of Illness and Optimize Your Health by Ben Lynch ND.

"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

Essential Formulas

Giovannicosmetics.com

My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 75 Sarah Montana - Why Risk Forgiveness?

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Forgiveness is hard. You have been wronged. Something may have been taken from you and you are left with hurt and possibly bitterness about the injustice. How do you overcome that? What is the process for truly forgiving someone? This is a difficult topic that we are tackling in this week’s episode with Sarah Montana.

Listen to the podcast HERE

As a young girl in her early twenties and only a few days before Christmas, Sarah Montana’s mother and brother were murdered in their home by a 17-year-old who broke into their house. Her incredible story challenges us to dig into the meaning of forgiveness and begin the process towards true healing.

If you have struggled to let something from your past go or release someone from built up bitterness this is a MUST listen. We talk about the healing process, the difference between anger and hatred, and how to reclaim and move on with your life after a tragedy.

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Questions I Asked Sarah:

  • How can we free ourselves from wanting revenge?

  • How did you get to the place where you were able to forgive?

  • How did you know you forgave him?

Topics Discussed:

  • The process of forgiveness.

  • The moment when she discovered that she did not know what forgiveness was.

  • How we know if we are forgiving for the wrong reasons.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “By sharing my story that meant that I was in control of my story. My story was mine.” @SarahMontana

  • “Forgiveness and justice have an important relationship.” @SarahMontana

  • You cannot forgive until you know exactly what happened to you.” @SarahMontana

  • “Forgiveness is freedom.” @SarahMontana

  • “Anger and hatred are not the same thing.” @SarahMontana

  • “Your struggle is your strength.” @LindaMitchell

  • “The more the world tries to write you off as a victim the more you want to prove that you are more than that.” @SarahMontana

  • “You can’t out run grief.” @SarahMontana

  • “Forgiveness is about choosing yourself.” @SarahMontana

How you can stay in touch with Sarah:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 74 Lyn Lindbergh - Couch To Active

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  • Have you ever felt frustrated because you wanted to work out,  but struggled finding the time to do so?

  • Are you constantly comparing yourself to others and are disappointed with where you are in your journey?

  • Maybe you are desperate to be healthy,  but feel so far off track, you do not know where to start. If any of these statements resonate with you, you will love this episode.

Listen to the podcast HERE

This week I spoke with the founder of Couch to Active, Lyn Lindbergh, who has a passion for helping those who feel overwhelmed in fitness, discover joy in being healthy, and treat themselves once and for all with compassion.

 

Lyn believes that we are all unique and it is possible to find enjoyment in exercise. She brings incredible insight in this episode on ways that we can be creative with working out and be consistent in our fitness goals.

Questions I Asked Lyn:

  • What advice would you give to someone just starting out?

  • What are your five biggest tips to be consistent in a health program?

  • Why should we not solely rely on grit?

Topics Discussed:

  • Staying motivated on fitness goals during holidays or special occasions.

  • How busy professionals can find time to work out.

  • Different options for exercise for those who do not like working out.

Quotes from the show:

  • “Exercise is not negotiable.” @LynLindbergh

  • “If you work out regularly the dread will start to disappear.” @LindaMitchell

  • “You are worthy to be fit.” @LynLindbergh

  • “You are worth investing in.” @LindaMitchell

  • “Keep taking one step at a time. Trust you will get there.”@LynLindbergh

  • “Give yourself compassion.” @LynLindbergh

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How you can stay in touch with Lyn:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

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Listen to the podcast HERE

My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 73 Paul C Brunson - How to Create More WIP Wealth, Influence, and Power

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How to Create More Wealth, Influence, and Power

Did you know that there is a real life version of the movie character Hitch? As the world’s most influential matchmaker, Paul C. Brunson has been recognized by Oprah, CNN, Good Morning America, and ABC, just to name a few. He is an expert on building influence through the power of relationships and I cannot wait for you to hear the insights that he shares in this week’s episode.

Listen to the podcast HERE

While working for a nonprofit he saw countless children without the presence of both parents in their home. He knew then that he was called to cultivate more nuclear families within households. Despite the criticism that he received he pursued his curiosity in matchmaking and is now an influential mentor, entrepreneur, and TV host.

We cover a lot in this episode including:

  • The various levels of influence

  • How to build stronger relationships

  • The importance of nonverbal communication

  • Why it matters where you sit at a table.

If you are looking to grow your influence and better connect with those around you, you do NOT want to miss this episode!

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Questions I Asked Paul:

  • What are the major commonalities among the billionaires you have studied?

  • How do we connect with influencers?

  • What would you say to someone who feels guilty investing in themselves?

Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of limiting decisions in the morning.

  • The top habits of billionaires.

  • Paul’s top book recommendations.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “Get a hold of your morning.” @LindaMitchell

  • “The moment you stop investing in yourself is the moment you’ve written off all future dividends in your life.” @PaulCBrunson

  • “You should go to give, not go to get.” @PaulCBrunson

  • “Listening is everything.”  @PaulCBrunson

  • “The more you listen the more effective you will be.”  @PaulCBrunson

  • “You are what you fill your mind with.” @LindaMitchell

  • “You have to follow through until the end.” @PaulCBrunson

  • “If you want to make an impact, you have to stay focused.” @PaulCBrunson

How you can stay in touch with Paul C. Brunson:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

Resources Mentioned

"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 72 Tim Storey - Turn Your Mess Into Your Message

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Wish you had a renowned life coach to give you advice and guidance, but maybe it’s not in your budget? Today is your lucky day because I sat down with acclaimed author, speaker, and life coach Tim Storey to tell you how to overcome challenges by listening to a higher power and share your message with the world.

Listen to the podcast HERE

Tim Storey is a well known coach among celebrities, athletes, and executives. He has traveled all over the world and spoken to millions of people encouraging them to step into their calling. He is also the pastor of a church in Yorba Linda, California where he serves people from all walks of life.

In this episode, Tim shares about his childhood and the path that led him to having such an incredible influence. He talks with us about why he believes everyone has been “spoken over” by God and why God wants to turn your “mess” into a “message”.

This podcast will encourage you to listen to what God is speaking to you, trust in the process, and unapologetically step into your calling,

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Questions I Asked Tim:

  • How can we avoid getting stuck in an “almost” life?

  • How do we know if we are off track in our goals?

  • What would you say to someone listening who was not religious and did not know if there was a God?

Topics Discussed:

  • Why we should not be “discount versions” of ourselves.

  • How to overcome setbacks.

  • The three levels of living.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “In order to be successful on the battleground you have to be strong on the holy ground.” @TimStorey

  • “Don’t be a discount version of yourself.” @TimStorey

  • “Your principles will help you get through your problems.” @TimStorey

  • “You can go through recovery and discovery at the same time.” @TimStorey

  • “An ‘utmost’ God did not create ‘almost’ children. You need to cooperate with your utmost calling.” @TimStorey

  • “Some things in life you decide. Some things in life you discover.” @TimStorey

  • “His super with my natural makes me unstoppable.” @TimStorey

  • “God will enable your unable and make you able.” @TimStorey

  • “God uses shakey people to do sturdy projects.” @TimStorey

How you can stay in touch with Tim:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 71 Tricia Brouk The Big Talk - Learn the Art Of Speaking To Your Audience

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I am excited to introduce to you our guest this week award winning director, writer, choreographer, and the executive producer of TEDx Lincoln Square, Tricia Brouk.

Listen to the podcast HERE

Tricia is a “performance expert” where she helps others tell their stories whether that is from a stage or the big screen. She believes that speaking is something that we all can learn. She has a passion for fusing together principles from the entertainment industry and tactics from public speaking to help speakers become more engaging and confident.

In this episode, we discuss how she got started in speaking and her journey in becoming a TEDx organizer. We explore several powerful topics including how to overcome failure, how to effectively look to others for inspiration, and her five tips on how to get started in speaking.

Tricia’s mission is to “nurture the the potential speaker” in you. She believes that we all have a message to give. This episode will empower you to use your authentic voice and confidently share your message.

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Questions I Asked Tricia:

  • How do you know what is too much to share or not enough?
  • How do you overcome the fear of speaking?
  • How do you “get a feel” for the audience so that you know who you are speaking to?

Topics Discussed:

  • How you can overcome your nervousness
  • How to make a scripted speech sound conversational
  • How to handle critics

Quotes from the show:

  • “When you have an important message to share with the world, you must find a way to share it” @TriciaBrouk
  • “One person in the world can be potentially be changed if you share your story” @TriciaBrouk
  • “I see them walk onto the stage as one person, and walk off as another” @TriciaBrouk
  • “It’s not about you. It’s about the message.” @TriciaBrouk
  • “Don’t stand back in fear but step out into your greatness” @LindaMitchell
  • “It’s not just about what you are going to get it’s about what you want to give” @LindaMitchell
  • “Be who you are not who you think everyone else wants you to be.” @TriciaBrouk

How you can stay in touch with Tricia:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 70 Dr. Lori Shemek - Intermittent Fasting and Ketogenic Dieting

I am excited to introduce to you our guest this week, best-selling author, radio host, and weight loss expert, Dr. Lori Shemek.

Listen to the podcast HERE

In this episode, Dr. Shemek talks to us about the role of inflammation in illness and weight gain. She discusses with us the dangers of the “calorie myth” and the “low fat myth” and why it is important for us to be consuming sources of healthy fats.

We also discuss the importance of omega 3, the best sources of protein, and how we can appropriately gain muscle while losing body fat.

This is an educational episode for those who want to better understand weight loss and regain control over their diet.

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Questions I Asked Dr. Shemek:

  • What is the underlying cause of weight gain?
  • What are some indicators of silent inflammation?
  • What are foods that we think are healthy, but are not?

Topics Discussed:

  • Foods that shrink fat cells
  • Ways to decrease inflammation
  • Sources of omega 6 that need to be eliminated from our diet
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How you can stay in touch with Dr. Shemek:

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

"Proud Sponsors of the Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T"

My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 69 Stacy Berman - How To Erase A Negative Self Body Image

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This week I sat down with Stacy Berman to talk about how our body image affects every aspect of our lives. Stacy is the founder of Systems by Stacy, a luxury line of organic whey powders. She holds her doctorate in natural medicine and has over twenty years of experience in the health and fitness industry.

Listen to the podcast HERE 

Stacy has spent years researching the science behind how our thoughts affect the way we feel. She says that we have been “indoctrinated” to believe that our worth is based on our looks. She teaches us how we can overcome harmful self-perceptions and replace negative thoughts with self-love.

We dive in deep, discussing how our thoughts affect us on a biochemical level, the role of epigenetics, and the power of our subconscious mind. This is a fascinating episode that will empower you to take control of your thoughts and create for yourself once and for all a healthy body image.

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Questions I Asked Stacy:

  • How can women shift their self-image after their physical bodies have changed?
  • What are ways we can create more self-love?
  • Will you talk to us about the connection between mind, body, and spirit?

Topics Discussed:

  • How we sabotage ourselves to stay in our comfort zone
  • How to find the origins of your fear
  • How negative thoughts can affect your metabolism

Quotes from the show:

  • “Put yourself in an uncomfortable situation. The fear will melt away.” @Linda Mitchell
  • “You should always love yourself. But that doesn’t mean you should be complacent.” @TheSystemByStacy
  • “Love yourself and use that as a platform to jump off of.” @TheSystemByStacy
  • “Define your own self.” @TheSystemByStacy

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Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 68 J J Virgin Warrior Mom Miracle Mindset

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Warrior Mom with JJ Virgin

 

I am so excited to introduce to you our guest this week, New York Times bestselling author, celebrity nutrition expert, and Fitness Hall of Famer, JJ Virgin. Her latest book, Miracle Mindset, shows warrior moms how to be strong, positive leaders for their families. She also shares inspirational lessons that she learned as she fought for her own son’s life.

Listen to the podcast HERE

During JJ’s first book launch her 16 year-old son was hit by a car and left for dead. She shares how she used the “Miracle Mindset” to fight for her son’s life and “overrule” what doctors were telling her. She believes that our best time of growth is during challenges and that her family is now “better for what happened.”

We also walk through her famous Virgin diet and she explains why “eating less and exercising more” does not always work.  We also talk about weight loss resistance, the link between self worth and health, and why you should always put your health first.

Her story is incredibly inspiring and will empower you to “go for the impossible”.

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Questions I Asked JJ:

  • How can we build a support team?
  • What would you say to someone who feels like they could never do what you did?
  • How does mindset tie into us being physically healthy?

Topics Discussed:

  • A way you can control your mindset throughout the day.
  • The best way to teach your children how to be healthy.
  • Her biggest failure when she first started in fitness coaching.

Quotes from the show

  • “We become better through trials, challenges, and difficulties.” @JJVirgin
  • “You are not going to raise healthy kids if they see you treating yourself like a second class citizen.”@JJVirgin
  • “Having a better mindset helps you in every area of your life, every single day.” @JJVirgin

 

How you can stay in touch with JJ:

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 67 Tara Bradford The Potentialista® - Imposter Syndrome

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I am excited to introduce to you our guest this week, Tara Rae Bradford. Tara is the Founder of The Potentialista®, a boutique public relations agency that works with authors, entrepreneurs, and thought leaders to help them share their innovative ideas with a larger audience while also building a respected reputation as an expert.

Listen to the podcast HERE 

Tara shares her personal story about when she was at the top of her career and yet felt incomplete. As a lead nurse in a critical care unit, she heard countless people share their regret for not spending more time with the people that they loved and living a more fulfilled life. Within a few short years, she left that career and pursued her dream of helping others thrive and live to their fullest potential.

In this episode, we talk about having the courage to follow your passion and overcoming self-doubt. We explore the topic of imposter syndrome and identify its symptoms. I also share a personal vision that helped me overcome my own fear of the unknown.

This is a powerful episode for those who struggle feeling worthy of their calling and need to shift their mindsets to pursue greatness. We hope after listening you will be empowered to embark on your own adventure and pursue the things within you.

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Questions I Asked Tara:

  • What are the symptoms of imposter syndrome?
  • How did you learn self-love?
  • What is the science behind Imposter Syndrome?

Topics Discussed:

  • The importance of “I am” statements.
  • How to ask for and accept help.
  • Stretching outside of your comfort zone.

 

Quotes from the show

  • “If you are going to go anywhere worth going you cannot go by yourself. You have to have the help of others” @LindaMitchell
  • “It’s all about mindset” @TaraRaeBradford
  • “A lot of times we believe that we don’t deserve what we want” @LindaMitchell
  • “When you are letting go of the past, it is normal to feel sad” @TaraRaeBradford

 

How you can stay in touch with Tara:

 

How you can stay in touch with Linda:

 

Resources Mentioned

 

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 66 Justin Krane - Money Mindset for Prosperity

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This week I sat down with Justin Krane, author, money strategist, and frequent guest on MSNBC to discuss how we empower ourselves financially.

Check out the podcast HERE

I love Justin’s message because he encourages his clients to ENJOY life. Instead of feeling guilty about buying a five dollar coffee drink, he says that we should at times indulge in small pleasures. Although he agrees that we need to live and spend responsibility,  he has a refreshing way of teaching how to go about that.

We discussed many things in this episode including the power of delegating and creating a solid team around you, the importance of human capital, and how to develop a prosperity mindset.

This is an incredible episode for those who may feel at a loss with their finances or struggle with knowing how to balance a budget and still enjoy life.

Questions I Asked Justin:

  • How can we create better systems in our business?
  • Should we save for retirement?
  • How do we clear our mental blocks about money?

Topics Discussed:

  • Why men should not dye their own hair
  • The importance of getting on the “money scale”.
  • The importance of delegating.

Quotes from the show

  • “Systems are sexy.” @LindaMitchell
  • “Be a prosperity thinker. Believe that you can create the life that you want by taking action.” @JustinKrane
  • “I believe you have to fail all the time” @JustinKrane
  • “You have to invest in things that will make your strengths better”. @JustinKrane
  • “There is nothing wrong with working on yourself” @JustinKrane
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 70 Dr. Lori Shemek - Intermittent Fasting and Ketogenic Dieting

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I am excited to introduce to you our guest this week, best-selling author, radio host, and weight loss expert, Dr. Lori Shemek.

Listen to the podcast HERE

In this episode, Dr. Shemek talks to us about the role of inflammation in illness and weight gain. She discusses with us the dangers of the “calorie myth” and the “low fat myth” and why it is important for us to be consuming sources of healthy fats.

We also discuss the importance of omega 3, the best sources of protein, and how we can appropriately gain muscle while losing body fat.

This is an educational episode for those who want to better understand weight loss and regain control over their diet.

Questions I Asked Dr. Shemek:

  • What is the underlying cause of weight gain?
  • What are some indicators of silent inflammation?
  • What are foods that we think are healthy, but are not?

Topics Discussed:

  • Foods that shrink fat cells
  • Ways to decrease inflammation
  • Sources of omega 6 that need to be eliminated from our diet

Quotes from the show:

  • “Eliminating sugar from your diet is the best thing you can do” @LoriShemeK
  • “You can live a healthy, optimized life as an older person” @LoriShemeK
  • “Always listen to your body” @LoriShemeK
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How you can stay in touch with Linda:

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My daily energy stems from mushrooms... mushroom coffee that is!

  • Have you checked out Four Sigmatic yet? If you want a coffee that contains superfoods and adaptogens like rhodiola, eleuthero, and schisandra to help you live a healthier, more enhanced life, then you need Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee in your daily routine! Check out their products here and be sure to let me know what you think of it!
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 65 Todd Durkin - Creating A Life of WOW!

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Today’s show is for those who need an extra dose of motivation! I am incredibly excited to introduce to you Todd Durkin. Todd is an internationally recognized coach, personal trainer, body worker, motivational speaker, and author who motivates people worldwide.

At the age of 25, Todd hurt his back in a serious football injury. His dreams no longer looked like a reality. However, as he says in today’s episode, he believes that people go through difficult times BEFORE they can soar.

Now as a successful coach and personal trainer Todd has used his story, fun personality, and inspiring message to not only help top athletes become physically strong, but mentally strong.

The best part of his story is that he is “just getting started in life” and “has more to give”.

This episode will inspire you to push through and embrace struggle, be more authentic in your work, and know that “Your best days are yet to come”.

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A Few Questions I Asked Todd

  • What did you do to set yourself apart as a coach?
  • Can you tell us about your morning routine and rituals?
  • What gives you energy?

A Few Topics Discussed:

  • How to develop the champion’s mindset
  • The importance of mentorship
  • How to stop being our own worst enemy

Quotes from the show

  • “When we have the hope that tomorrow is going to be better today, that keeps us purpose driven.” @todddurkin
  • “Becoming a champion is many things over a small amount of time.” @todddurkin
  • “There is nothing greater in life than when you get clarity.” @todddurkin
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Contest Information:

Share with us what “wow” moment you will create in the next 30 days for your chance to win either a gray hoodie or Todd’s new book. Post to social using the hashtag #contagiasm and let us know what you will do to create a “wow” moment and which prize you would like to win.  

Todd Durkin

Website: http://todddurkin.com/

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 64 Alex Jamieson Super Size Me - This Is Your One life

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Best-selling author of Women, Food & Desire, co-creator and co-star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super-Size Me, and highly-sought-after wellness expert for thousands, Alexandra Jamieson has made it her mission to empower women to create epic lives–by honoring their cravings and kicking body shame to the curb.

You guys are going to LOVE this episode with our guest Alexandra Jamieson. You might know her from her appearance on Oprah talking about her TV series, “30 Days”. Jamieson has a power message about our relationship with food and how she is helping women everywhere discover the deeper truths and meaning behind their cravings. She dives in deep to her personal story where she faced tremendous backlash over publically making an announcement that shocked her community. We discuss everything from shaming and sexuality to the importance of living authentically.

She also reveals the four causes of cravings and the importance of listening to what your body is saying to you. She presents the idea that our body is speaking to us but too often we are not listening.

If you struggle with cravings feeling out of control or if you have questions about your emotions and wonder how your diet is affecting them, you will love today's episode.

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Here’s just a few of the many pointers Alex shared:

How to stop shrinking and start stepping fully into our personal power

  • It's not something we can do alone.
  • The importance of investing in the right relationships
  • Pay attention to authenticity
  • It’s never easy to let go of people or a certain way of living, but the more you do it the easier it gets. You develop grit and resilience. It’s a muscle that you can strengthen.

The 4 root causes of cravings:

  1. Bacterial
    • On a biochemical level, we are as much bacterial as we are human.  
  2. Nutritional
    • . Your body craves what it needs. Look at your cravings in more of a curious way.
  3. Emotional
    • . This gets shut out of dietary theory which is a shame. We are emotional creatures.
  4. Physical
    • . Sex and food. Vitamin P is the thing that we are all lacking. Play and pleasure.

How women can build a support system?

  • In-person events.
  • Ask, “Who lights you up? Who are you attracted to?”
  • Ask yourself, “How did you make friends when you were a kid?”
  • Be intentional about putting yourself around the right people.
  • Take a leap if you feel drawn to something. Other people like you will be there too.
  • Resource: Two summer camps for adults: Good Life Camp and Soul Camp.

For more valuable pointers from Alex and to hear the whole podcast, listen now HERE.

Don’t delay and listen now to start putting you and your body as a priority.

Social Quote:

“It’s not just about what we eat it’s about how we feel about ourselves, how we treat ourselves.”- Alexandra Jamieson

Alex is the creator of Her Rules Radio, a #1 rated podcast on iTunes where listeners from around the world are educated and captivated by thought-provoking interviews on wellness, cravings, sexuality, and more.

Her work has been praised and adored by Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Goop, Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, CNN, Fox News, Elle, Marie Claire, USA Today, People, and the American Heart Association amongst many others.

As a lifelong learner, her wellness expertise has grown out of a decade of experience, as well as her education at the Natural Gourmet Institute, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a certification in Applied Positive Psychology.

Here’s how to stay in touch with Alex:

Alexandreajamieson.com

Book on Amazon:

Facebook: @AlexandraJamiesonFanPage

Twitter: @deliciousalex

Instagram: @deliciousalex

Pinterest: @deliciousalex

 

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 63 Svletlana Kim - Dare To Dream

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Dare to dream
Svetlana Kim is a speaker, award-winning author of White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, co-author of The Last of the Four Musketeers: Allen Joe’s Life and Friendship with Bruce Lee, Speaker, director/producer of the documentary film The Last of the Four Musketeers, and consultant. She is also a host of the Radio Show called "To The Stars Through Adversity." http://www.blogtalkradio.com/svetlanakim .
In her book, White Pearl and I: A Memoir of a Political Refugee, she chronicles her journey from Russia to the United States, where she arrived with only one dollar in her pocket and not a single word of English at her disposal; today, she is a leader among her peers in the business world, and has been honored with numerous awards citing her commitment, skill, and integrity.
She has received countless awards including, the 2012 Asian American Women of High Achievements Award by the National Association of Professional Asian American Women (NAPAW). She was also a recipient of the NAAAP 100 Award and was honored in 2010 with the Orphan International Worldwide Global Citizenship Award for her contribution to saving the lives of children in Haiti.
She was recognized with the Daily Point of Light Award (Award Number: 3983) by Points of Light Institute created by the administration of President George H.B. Bush to honor individuals creating meaningful change in communities across America.
In 2009, the International Leadership Foundation paid tribute to Kim with its Leadership Award, selecting her from among a group of potential honorees including congress members, presidential cabinet secretaries, and other high-ranking officials.
Kim has been featured and profiled in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, MSN Money, MSNBC, Women's Life magazine in Seoul, Korea; the Asian Fortune; Networking Times; NASDAQ's Closing Bell; and The Gazette, a publication of the Library of Congress.
Kim is an active volunteer and has served on numerous boards of directors. Svetlana is married and resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband.
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Intro to show:
I am so excited to introduce to you a powerhouse of a woman, Svetlana Kim. She talks with us about her journey over 27 years ago to come to America. When she first arrived in New York at the age of 23 she spoke no English and had only one dollar to her name.
In this episode she shares intimate parts of her story and how she was able to overcome tremendous adversity. Svetlana shares stories about being robbed of a precious possession, a moment in Russia where she “first cried out to God”, and the day she received her visa leading her to believe that “Miracles really happen”.
We talk about everything from spirituality, to grit, to living a life of service. She has an incredible story that will inspire you to listen to your heart and never give up.

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Questions I asked Lana:
● What made you want to come to America?
● As a Korean, Russian immigrant, you came to America with one dollar in your pocket,
but a big dream within your heart . How do you think that dream in your heart, though
you had no money and couldn't speak the language, was the difference maker?
● You had a special pair of earrings and a bracelet that your grandmother gave to you.
Can you tell us the significance of that?
● There was a moment where you had to make a choice. That is when they stole your earrings, they stole your bracelet. Your grandmother had given it to you saying, “Sell this if you need to”. Of course you didn’t want to sell it. Here you are getting ripped off by a bunch of hoodlums. Your moment was whether you fold up and go back to Russia, or push forward. So tell us about that moment and how that brought you clarity.
● How did you meet the guy who knew Bruce Lee so well?
● What is the universal language that we all have to communicate with?
● How can people rewire their mindset? And how important do you think that is to their
success?

Topics discussed:
The importance of consistency and small steps:
● Doing one push up is better than nothing.
● Focus on what you can do not what you can't do. It's a lot more than what you think.
● “A lot of us are waiting for a big success, a break through. In reality, it's what you do
everyday.”
● The power of the compound effect. If you write one page a day for a year, you will
have over 300 pages written of your book.
The importance of mantra chanting:
● Certain notes activate energy in your body.
● Opening your heart is very important.
● It helps you feel loved.
● The more you practice everyday, you will be in a constant state of peace and bliss.
● “The more you love your life, the more life is going to give you back.”
● Resource: Thomas Ashley-Farrand “best book on mantras”.
What to do when fear comes:
● Read self development books.
● Go to a workout class.
● “Keep on keeping on.”
● “Fear is a mental statement.”
Ways to enjoy the simple pleasures of life:
● Buy flowers.
● Buy a candle.
● Buy a tiny piece of chocolate.
● Go to national parks.
● It’s about mindset.
What to do when you feel stuck in your job:
● If you want to start something new, make a small step.
● When you start, you will create the map.
● GPS - be Grateful, be Purposeful, and Start.
● Start building your business with simple things.

Quotes
“Sometimes we may live in a free country, but we are not living like we are free.” @LindaMitchell
“If you are listening your heart is speaking.” @LindaMitchell
“The more you serve, the more prosperous you are going to be.” @SvetlanaKim
“It is from the unknown that you step into greatness known without limitation.” @SvetlanaKim
“We build the walls of what can happen. But when you have no walls and you flow, that's where the magic happens.” @SvetlanaKim
“If you don’t have time, make time.” @SvetlanaKim
“What are we communicating? We are communicating without speaking.” @LindaMitchell
Svetlana Kim’s handles:
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 62 Annette Fredskov 366 Marathons in 365 Days - You Can Do IT!

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Annette Fredskov is a 45 year-old mother of two, Emilie (16) and Viktor (14). She lives with the love of her life Kim.

She says, “Every morning I make the decision to have the best day possible. I choose to do all I can to be the best version of myself. I choose to focus on all the positive; positive thoughts and positive feelings and what I want. I look in my eyes in the mirror and say, I love you. I smile to myself and feel love”.

Annette's motto, “I can do it” is something she's said to herself thousands of times. She says, “I have programmed my mind and all the cells in my body, to believe that everything is possible. If I really want it, if I believe it, and am willing to work hard for it. Forget all about limitations and go for it. I can do it, and so can you.  Do whatever you want and put your mind to it”.

From October 2010, Annette has ran 660 marathons and 24 ultras. In 2012/2013 she ran 366 marathons in 365 days. In 2015, she ran from Denmark to Paris, France, 1130 kilometers in 19 days.

She says, “I am curious what I can do when my mind, spirit and body work together and I focus on my possibilities. Then anything is possible”.

In 2009, she was diagnosed with MS (multiple sclerosis). Today she has no symptoms of MS and medical examinations show no MS activity. She believes that her lifestyle with positive thinking and exercise has greatly contributed to her health. She says, “I have taken responsibility for my own life and it has given me freedom and high quality of life”.

Professionally Annette is a speaker, writer, and mentor. She is passionate about inspiring people to make the best of their lives, find peace, joy and balance and reach their goals.

She believes that, “We all deserve love, joy, laughter and passion - and even more love”.

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Intro to show:

It was wonderful to sit down and talk with Annette Fredskov from Denmark. She was incredible energetic and had a powerful message to share with us.

Annette says that she is a “normal” person who made the decision to be extraordinary. She started running only ten years ago and since then has ran 660 Marathons. In one year she ran 366 marathons in 365 days, running two marathons on her last day.

Another amazing part of her story is that she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2009. Since then however, she has kept running and believes that by “taking responsibility” of her life she has been able to not only rewire her brain but also bring health to her body. Since her diagnoses they have not found traces of MS in her body.

She credits her ability to run, to her passion and curiosity. In this episode she says that every morning she makes “the decision to have the best day possible” and that she is “willing to work hard and forget all limitations.”

Questions I asked Annette:

  • What would you say to someone who says they don't run? Who say “I can’t”?
  • How much did you rely on your mindset when you were running mile after mile and probably sometimes wanted to quit?
  • Why did you set the goal of running a marathon everyday?
  • Did you want to prove something? If so what did you want to prove?
  • How many running shoes did you run through the year of running?
  • How much water per day was it necessary to drink to run these marathons?
  • What was it like to run a marathon everyday and still take care of your house, your kids, the laundry, cook and clean and all of that?
  • Do you think if you stopped running your MS would return? (Question from online)
  • What did you eat while running and what did you do to recover?
  • What other types of things did you say to yourself to keep going when it got hard?
  • What is the greatest lesson you have learned running 366 marathons in 365 days?
  • How did you recover when you had an evening and morning marathon back to back?
  • Did you eat before and after your run?
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Topics discussed:

How can someone overcome the mindset of thinking that they “can’t” do something?

  • It comes down to what you want. If you really want to do something you have to make it important.
  • You have to be willing to take small steps. If you want to run, walk first. Then build up.
  • Know it's never too late to start something.

Power of mindset:

  • You have to be intentional with what you tell yourself repeatedly and what you fill your mind with.
  • Focus on what you want and not what you don't want.
  • Faith is a muscle. If you do not have it now you can develop it.

Dealing with criticism:

  • Any big idea people will think your crazy.
  • People may think it's crazy. But it's not their dream.
  • The bigger the dream, the more you need to go after it
  • When you go for your dream, you may get resistance. But if you believe in your dream, people will come along.
  • Realize that it has nothing to do with you. It’s about them.
  • Understanding age is a mindset.

Podcast Quotes 

“I am curious what I can do when my mind, my spirit, and my body, work together.” @AnnetteFredskov

“Whatever lights you up in life is what you should be doing”@AnnetteFredskov

“You have to have the courage to be a little crazy sometimes”@AnnetteFredskov

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Facebook: @AnnetteFredskov

Website: http://www.annettefredskov.dk/

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 61 Melissa Smith Healthy Joyful Living - Shedding Shame Secrets

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Melissa Smith

Founder & CEO Healthy Joyful Living

Melissa Smith is a Holistic Health Coach specializing in digestive distress and anxiety. A former corporate plane chaser, Melissa focuses on working with individuals who face IBS and anxiety, providing support across the daily challenges of balancing life, career, and health.  Melissa believes that self-love, forgiveness and freedom are the keys to finding your true joy. She is a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Health Education and Exercise Science and a Master’s degree in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation.

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We get real and raw in this interview. This was very hard for me and took me awhile to release but it has been healing in so many ways.

We talked about in this episode:

  • Anxiety and addiction.
  • How keeping secrets and hiding, keeps you stuck.
  • Physical and Sexual Abuse; shame, blame and healing.
  • How to stop having victim mentality.
  • Building self-worth and self-esteem.
  • Taking your power back.
  • Setting Intentions.
  • Empowerment

 

 

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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 60 Christine st Vil Mom's In Charge- Are You Stuck in Overwhelm and Feel Like Your Life Spiraling Out Of Control? Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

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Christine St.Vil is a wife, mother of three, speaker, writer, author and trainer. She is relentless about helping women, particularly moms, take charge of their lives by learning how to feel good without feeling guilty.  Through her work with Moms ‘N Charge™, Purpose Driven Media™, LLC (PDM) was created to teach women entrepreneurs how to successfully leverage social media and blogging to start and/or grow their business and brand, without compromising the relationships that matter most to them.


Through her transformational book (Whose Shoes Are You Wearing? 12 Steps to Uncovering the Woman You Really Want to Be) live courses, workshops and consulting, PDM walks you through discovering and defining your life purpose, as well as making sure your business message aligns with your purpose. Christine is an instructor in the Steve Harvey Success Institute, & her work has been featured in numerous local and national TV and online media outlets (including VOA, Fox 5 DC, WJLA, News Channel 8, WBAL, WHUR, Madame Noire, Huffington Post, Huff Post Live, Black Enterprise, Sirrius XM, amongst others). She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Marymount University.

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What we talked about in this episode:

  • When, why, and how Christine got the idea to start Mom’s In Charge.
  • Christine’s best tips to help us all flip that switch so we can feel like life isn’t just happening to us.
  • How to run your life so your life isn't running you.
  • Why you shouldn't do everything and how to take some things off of your plate.
  • When you are going to take something new on what are you willing to let go of to make room.
  • Why being the lone ranger is no good.
  • 5 tips and strategies to help moms conquer entrepreneurship.
  • Why no is a completes sentence.
  • How to make space for some me time in your life.
  • Communicating what you need to your family and figuring out what you need for yourself to be happy.
  • Why its important your activities are in alignment with your goals/priorities. 
  • The best strategies on ditching victim mentality so we can be in control of our own destiny.
  • Sometimes as moms we lose our identities because we are so wrapped up in our families lives. How we can still give to our families but know who we are keeping a slice back for ourselves so to speak?
  • Why you don't have to discount your dreams or choose between your purpose and your children.
  • What it was like to have postpartum depression and how Christine reclaimed her happiness
  • Ways to involve your children and family in your work.
  • How and why its important to begin setting expectations within your family and life.
  • Developing trust and belief in yourself.
  •  Some of the things that keep us stuck in the middle of our misery. How we can get unstuck.How we can up level, gain clarity, fulfillment, and begin ditching being overwhelmed!
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.

Ep 59 Carol Elizabeth Transformation Expert - Have You Lost Yourself ? Find Your True Potential and Harness your Inner Sparkle

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Carol Elizabeth is an inspiration as so many women can see themselves in her.  The life she is living now is what many want.  Her life was not always that way.  

In 2007 she was unhappy, un-healthy, in a failing marriage and uncertain of her place in life.  Her journey of self discovery through fitness and health has brought her to accomplish all that she has so far. Carol Elizabeth has since become a leader in the field of wellness, transformational work, self-love, and motivation.

As a successful wellness entrepreneur, network marketing professional, mother of 3 teenagers, and 2 time Figure world champion..  She offers a number of personal support programs of practical tools to promote sustainable health, wellness, and others that support financial freedom.

Through her coaching methods, and programs, she has helped countless people connect with their ME, transform their bodies, empower their minds, gain financial independence, and fall in love with themselves and their lives.

Throughout her career, Carol has been published in Oxygen Magazine, Inside Fitness Magazine, Prosper as well is the publication Pie Magazine.

She is also a motivational speaker who is sharing her story to inspire others. Carol has been immersed in personal development for the last 4 years and most recently has been trained privately by Rod Hariston, one of Tony Robbins head trainers. Her passion to help other extends much further than the physical side.

Her desire is to allow women to see their true potential in life and harness that SPARKLE that will help them achieve anything. She is a certified personal trainer and nutrition consultant.

http://www.carolelizabeth.com/

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What we talked about in this episode:

  • Why it's crucial to take inventory of the people you surround yourself with.
  • Why others tend to embrace your lack of thriving.
  • The importance of making sure you are part of a community that are going after the same goals as you
  • Tips for moving through social pressure when making major life changes.
  • How do you want to look at yourself years down the road?
  • How to start taking responsibility so you can live the life of your dreams.
  • Why putting yourself first isn't selfish.
  • Why it's important to show your children that you value yourself.
  • People who constantly put you down are not living in optimal happiness.
  • Don't take advice from someone you wouldn't trade places with.
  • People living a happy fulfilled life will never belittle anyone else's goals.
  • How to write a vision cast for the future.
  • Victim mentality is to blame, complain, and justify
  • How to feel like you are worthy and enough just as you are.
  • Why seeking outside validation out side of yourself may leave you feeling empty.
  • Goals give you something to look forward to.
  • Anything worthwhile requires consistent effort that includes your relationship, business, body and life.
  • Empowerment starts with taking responsibility.
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Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.