A Beautiful Mess - What is Beauty? How to Practice Self Love & Self Compassion

I am so excited to share this episode with you all, it's truly one of my all time favourite conversations. My friend Sian and I sat down and just dissected what our definitions of beauty mean to us, how we practice self love and mindfulness, and what it means to be patient and compassionate with ourselves and others in our life.

I dont want to say too much, because i'm just going to let this conversation speak for itself. I really hope you guys enjoy and get something out of it, and if you have any feedback or want to get in touch with me, message me on instagram @happyandhealthy96! Thank you all so much for listening, and for all the love and support, and as always, I'll talk to you guys next week.

Much Love,
Steph.

PS: Sian's instagram is @thebusinessofyou, she's an amazing women, definitely give her a follow!
 

A Beautiful Mess-Janine: On Body Image/Beauty, Happiness & Service

Janine is one special woman. Besides being one of my closest dearest friends. She's one of the people in my life who have the most light, love, beauty and joy radiating from their hearts. Her life is dedicated to service and giving back, and her influence on my life has just been radical. 

Our conversation today covers so many topics. We get to hear a bit of her childhood and story growing up in Argentina, her personal spirituality, how she finds happiness, and her words of wisdom on beauty standards and body image. 

Thank you all so much for listening, and as always, let me know your feedback by sending me a message on instagram @happyandhealthy96, or leaving a review on Itunes.

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A Beautiful Mess-Catlin: On God, Love, Grace & why we should embrace community

This was truly such an illuminating conversation for me, on Christianity, spirituality, and a personal relationship with the divine.

I just ask that you keep an open mind throughout the whole conversation, and trust that whether you believe the same beliefs Catlin has or not, take it from me, he is one of the most giving, kind people I know so lets tune in and listen to what he has to say.

 

I think the takeaway from this episode is, there are many roads that we can take on our spiritual journey, and most of them lead to the same place of unity, love, service and humility. And it's not about saying that one is right or the other is wrong, more about finding which one resonates with you, or maybe even forging your own unique path. 

 

Thank you all so much for listening, and as always, let me know your feedback by sending me a message on instagram @happyandhealthy96, or leaving a review on Itunes.

A Beautiful Mess- Be Careful What You Wish For, Love Languages & The Power of Words

Today I wanted to chat with you guys about the importance of being wary of the vocabulary we use. I've been working on specifically eliminating the word "should" and also apologizing incessantly when I've done nothing at fault. These seemingly frivolous words can actually trickle down and inform the way we subconsciously value ourselves.

I'd love to know what you guys think about this topic!

Thank you all so much for listening, and as always, let me know your feedback by sending me a message on instagram @happyandhealthy96, or leaving a review on Itunes.

A Beautiful Mess - Patience, the missing piece to self love?

Episode #8

Today we explore the interplay between how patience informs self love and self love allows patience. I also touch on my personal experiences of losing the plot and losing myself in social media, and how to maybe avoid doing what I did ahha. But mostly I'm still hanging out in this theme of practicing this way of being where we are more loving, kind and compassionate with ourselves. 

Thank you all so much for listening, and as always, let me know your feedback by sending me a message on instagram @happyandhealthy96, or leaving a review on Itunes.

A Beautiful Mess - Self Love with Akeem

Truly no words for this episode, just blessed.
Firstly, meet my incredible friend Akeem aka @akeemo.therapy on Instagram. I have nothing but pure gratitude to have this human in my life, he is full of genuine joy and gratitude like I've never seen in anyone else, he's also humble, giving, inspiring and so creative. But the first word that comes to mind when I think of Akeem is, playful. He's like an enlightened child in the best way possible.

In this episode we went to all the places and got to all the feels ahah. The theme of this episode was definitely self love, and his perspective on self love was so unique and beautiful, I loved it! But I also just got to hear about Akeem' story, how he got to this place of spirituality, from his depression to this now high vibrational living and how intuition has been has guiding compass all along. It's such a wonderful conversation, and I would even go as far as to say it's my favorite episode yet. Just so full of energy, love, inspiration, and story telling. PLUS Akeem Freestyle raps for us, so..... DEFFS listen till the end! haha.


Thank you all so much for listening, and as always, let me know your feedback by sending me a message on instagram @happyandhealthy96, or leaving a review on Itunes.

A Beautiful Mess - Four Things I Wish I'd Known

Episode #6

Four Things I Wish I'd Known:

1. Patience

2. I am Enough

3. Being Lost Isn't a Bad Thing

4. Vulnerability is The Only Authentic State

Quotes:

“Trying to understand is like straining through muddy water. Have the patience to wait! Be still and allow the mud to settle.” 
― Lao TzuTao Te Ching

“Man suffers only because he takes seriously what the gods made for fun.” 
― Alan W. Watts

“Vulnerability is the only authentic state. Being vulnerable means being open, for wounding, but also for pleasure. Being open to the wounds of life means also being open to the bounty and beauty. Don’t mask or deny your vulnerability: it is your greatest asset. Be vulnerable: quake and shake in your boots with it. the new goodness that is coming to you, in the form of people, situations, and things can only come to you when you are vulnerable, i.e. open.” 
― Stephen Russell

A Beautiful Mess - Thinking to Feeling with Brian

You know those people in life that you feel like truly see YOU, the you behind all the masks and layers that we pile on top of ourselves? Brian is one of those people to me. 

But first before anything, check out some of his yoga movement flow videos... he's AMAZING:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTr7Mzyl-lV/?taken-by=carew_movement

Today I got to sit down with Brian from @carew_movement, to chat about well... life. He shared his story of moving from thinking to feeling, we talked about our own insecurities, our own struggles, and what we've learnt about detachment, trusting, love, and beauty.

 

I enjoyed this conversation so much, Brian is just such a genuine wonderful human, and being able to share our conversation with you all brings me so much joy. It's a long one but listen till the end, there's some awesome nuggets of truth that I would love you all to hear.

 

Thank you all so much for listening, and as always, let me know your feedback by sending me a message on instagram @happyandhealthy96, or leaving a review on Itunes.

 

SHOW NOTES

follow Brian on isntagram @carew_movement.

Here's a video of Brian playing drums (his first love before movement), so talented eh??

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=132&v=xhMjLi7yFA8