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Strong (Sexy) Woman, Strong Assets (ep-169)

September 24th, 2020

Sex and money are two taboos we, women, rarely don’t talk about. As women, we often feel more comfortable disclosing our age or weight than to share how much money we’re making, how much money do we have in our bank account and what’s our credit score. The same goes true for sex.

Women don’t often talk about sex, women are the ones having headaches to avoid sex, women are the ones choosing Netflix over sex. I often wonder why? Why is sex such a taboo for women? So I polled my community, and the one answer that really hit home with me was that women aren’t taught that sex is for them. Sex is really for the man, so we avoid it and we don’t talk about it. We don’t explore it. We don’t ask for help with it and the same goes true about money.

So today we’re combining these two taboo topics because they are not that different and also because it’s time we talk about it vulnerable, with no masks and veils. Its time we own up our power as women in money AND sex. Because making money as a woman is sexy, it is powerful and that doesn’t mean you’re a bad woman for making money.

Today I’m chatting with Jessica Weaver who schooled me about one topic I definitely need help with, money.

About Jessica Weaver

Jessica Weaver is a wealth advisor, best selling author, and financial blogger of Not Your Father’s Advisor. Jess works with career drive, business-minded women who are busy working and saving. They don’t have time to manage their money and to ensure they are optimizing every opportunity out there. She is the founder of #pinkfix, a community of powerhouse women to help them grow their careers or businesses, build wealth, and form lasting relationships.

Highlights from today’s interview

1. Jessica’s story and what makes her different than other financial advisors?

2. What are women’s struggles with money?

3. How to unlearn cultural conditioning that money is the man’s domain?

4. What if you aren’t motivated by money?

5. How to manage a financial crisis as a woman?

6. What is the best way for women to build confidence with their money?

7. Why is Net-worth a reflection of our Self-worth and vice versa?

8. Sexual energy between men and women and how money plays a role in that?

9. What’s sexy about making money?

10. How to raise daughters who aren’t afraid of their power in money and sex?

 

Show Notes

Free e-book of best-seller Time to Refine: https://jessicaweaver.ck.page/free-ttr-ebook

www.jessicaweaver.com

Purchase Jessica’s Book: Strong Woman, Strong Assets

The movie I recommended to watch on Netflix is called Cuties (it’s a controversial movie.

@pinkfixmymoney for Facebook

@Jessweaver4 on Instagram

How writing with your non-dominant hand can help you become a better mom? (ep-1680

September 17th, 2020

Years ago, when I was working through healing some of the emotional crap I hired a coach who taught me something I actually already knew.

Wait, what?

Yes, she taught me to write in my journal as a self-regulating technique to learn to listen to myself better.

You see, I knew about it already. Problem was that I wasn’t practicing it daily.

What’s the point of knowing something without practicing it?

Transformation happens in the action, not in the ideation process.

Simply said, journaling has changed my life.

Through it, I’ve learned to soothe myself, emotionally regulate, listen to myself and connect with my inner wise-mother.

Today’s episode is a new type of journaling and I think it’s super powerful and effective.

About my guest, ST Rappaport

ST Rappaport is a Relationship Photographer, Creative Journal Expressive Arts Coach and host of the LifePix Relationships Podcast. After observing, listening, and connecting with so many couples, ST is on a mission to find out what makes relationships work and how they can become extraordinary and is here to help as many couples as possible.

Highlights from today’s episode

1. ST’s story and how she learned to use the CJA technique

2. What is the Creative Journal Expressive Arts (CJA)? How does it work?

3. How can I use it to express my emotions?

4. How can it help me understand myself better/overcome challenges?

5. How can I work through my baggage & recover my female energy?

Show Notes

Free mini Session: LifePixrelationships.as.me

Lucia Capacchione‘s website

TikTok @lifepixrelationships

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

LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/st-rappaport-869b7619b/

ST and I want to hear from you!

What are you taking away from today’s episode? Share below.

From Womanizer to Healer, an interview with Justine Francisco

September 2nd, 2020

Today on the podcast I’m chatting with Justine Francisco.

About Justine Francisco

Justine is the husband and father of a two-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl. He’s a speaker, internet marketing entrepreneur, daily meditator and certified meditation teacher. He currently helps high performing men with families save their marriage so they can still achieve massive financial success without sacrificing the ones they love.

Highlights from today’s show:

  • Justine’s story of going from being a womanizer and hustler to becoming a meditation teacher and mindfulness advocate.
  • Money and what it represents for a man.
  • Masks of masculinity and allowing feminine energy for men.
  • The importance of clarity in an intimate conversation.
  • How to enroll your loved one into your health mission?
  • Did your wife pay for coaching? What was your perspective as someone who’s paying for it?
  • Mindfulness from the male perspective

Show Notes:

Headspace App

Connect with Justine online:

IG @justine_francisco

FB: Justine Francisco

Justine’s website

My mom’s birthday gift

August 27th, 2020

In this episode, I talk about my experience with the floatation tank for sensory deprivation and stress relief. I share why I do this and how I use it to rewire my nervous system. Enjoy listening! 

Want to be a part of the ENERGIZED group program? DM me on IG www.instagram.com/doritpalvanovcoaching

165. My story and what I did to recover from burnout

August 14th, 2020

Today on the show I get real, raw and vulnerable about my story of origin. I never thought I'd tell this story because I didn't think it mattered. However, this week I was interviewed on a podcast and when the host asked me 'how did your childhood shape you?'.

In the beginning, I was dumbfounded, I didn't know what to say.

I thought my story begins with motherhood.

That's when it all began...

Not true.

It all began when I was born (well, actually, much longer before, but I'll spare you the details).

In this episode, I share how growing in a dysfunctional family shaped me and catapulted me into emotional burnout.

I share this story because each one of us has one.

We all have a past and our past shapes who we are today.

The more awareness you have the less blind spots you'll encounter.

When you know WHY you're unhappy, unfulfilled, unsatisfied, sucked-dry it's easier to change your life around and take action on the life that you do want.

In fact, this is exactly why I'm sharing this with you.

You CAN change your life around.

You CAN heal your old patterns of behaviour.

You don't have to repeat what you'd witnessed growing up.

You CAN do much better for you.

This isn't intended to blame, guilt or shame our parents, only to see their humanity and stop putting them on a pedestal of perfection.

They're human.

You're human.

Let's embrace our humanity and thrive in it.

I want to hear from you!

Did you resonate with my story? What touched you? Share with me on Instagram @doritpalvanovcoaching 

164. Mind Your Subconscious an Interview with Jennifer Schlueter

August 6th, 2020

Mamas,

These past few weeks I've dealt with some pretty difficult family drama. For the privacy of my family members, I won't mention the exact details, but I will tell you that this had the potential of sucking the energy out of me.

Surprisingly, it didn't.

In the past, something as big as this had the power over me to knock me off my feet.

I have a close relationship with my parents (maybe too close) and seeing them struggle or in pain had the power to shut me down for weeks.

I remember myself needing to 'sleep it off' just to have some energy to function in my life.

I remember the headaches, migraines, inability to focus, lack of creativity, living in a fog, all because my energy was depleted.

I wasn't aware that my family was the reason for it.

I blamed myself for being... weak.

I thought I was weak because I didn't eat right, exercise enough, or had the right people in my life.

All of these things matter, of course, but more than anything I learned that it was my job to 'patch my energy leaks' BEFORE I do anything to create more energy.

My moto is - Energy preservation comes BEFORE energy cultivation.

First, we have to learn how to contain our energy, and then how to sustain it.

This is the work I've been doing with myself and my clients.

Want to learn more? Click here to connect with me.

Speaking of energy, I want to introduce you to my guest Guest Jennifer Schlueter who shares about the art of relaxing the mind and opening up the subconscious in order to remove limiting beliefs and “blocks”, most of which are connected to our past. 

About Jennifer Schlueter

Her journey in hypnosis actually started when she was living in Los Angeles, living a full life with an inspiring job, a nice apartment, and great friends...and yet somehow feeling deeply unfulfilled. After a single hypnosis session, she knew with great clarity that she was going to begin travelling and gain time freedom.

Since then, she left her job, lived off her savings while attempting to become an influencer, scrapped that to become a VA, and eventually transitioned to hypnotherapy, returning to the practice that had caused her to change her own life so drastically.

Jennifer primarily works with entrepreneurs who KNOW they want to do more in their businesses...but find that it just isn’t happening. By using hypnosis to identify internalized stories, Jennifer is able to guide clients through the process of changing those narratives and breaking free from the past.

Highlights from today's episode

1. Jennifer's story of transforming from an unconfident woman to a strong

2. The difference between stage hypnosis and hypnotherapy

3. How a hypnotherapy session is conducted.

4. What's the difference between hypnotherapy and meditation?

5. How to use past life regression to recover from chronic pain, what it is, how it's done, and when is a good idea to try it?

6. What is a near-death-experience (NDE)?

7. Why is it important to understand your subconscious mind and how to access it?

8. What would you say to a woman who's aspiring to become more confident?

5. Entrepreneurship is one way to build more confidence. But so many of my clients struggle with making their business dreams a reality. Can you share a bit about why that happens?

Show Notes

www.mindyoursubconscious.com

FB: Jennifer Schlueter

IG @mindyoursubconsious

YouTube: Mind Your Subconscious

163. 3 Ways To Serve Humanity

July 30th, 2020

Nothing is wrong with you! An interview with Dr. Valerie Rein

July 24th, 2020

Hey gorgeous!

On today’s show, I’d like to share step number one in Getting To Know Yourself, my brand new audio training. That is identifying yourself and how you manage your body’s energy.

Here we go (the link to the full training can be found over at www.doritpalvanov.com/gettoknowyourself)

Enjoy!

Transcript:

You know that the experience of a woman is different from a man’s (being different doesn’t imply inferiority). 

But the fact that women are expected to operate in life and business as a man is absurd! 

Men and women have been created differently for a reason and I want you to live your life embracing this truth and accepting it. 

We’re going to begin by introducing you to two types of women I work with and by the end of it, you’ll self identify which woman you resonate with most.

Why does this matter?

Simplicity.

Isn’t that what we all crave? 

I’ve been in this industry long enough to see how confusing ‘health’ can be.

Especially as women.

Your conditions are merely symptoms of a deeper-rooted issue.

Many of the answers to the conditions you have lay in the framework I’m going to teach you today.

Conditions like:

Hormonal imbalances – heavy, painful, irregular periods.

Emotional and mental instabilities – Brain fog, Moodiness, Overwhelm, Snappy behaviour.

Why do you tend to burn out?

Why do you feel sucked-dry of energy?

Why doesn’t life feel fun anymore?

Why do you feel frustrated and uninspired?

The answers lay in the differences between the two types of women I’ve observed in my practice.

Actually, not so much the type as much as how she operates in the world.

How she uses her body energy to live her life.

Meet Kimberly.

She’s an ambitious go-getter.

She’s confident and experienced in the marketplace and knows how and where to push to see results in her job or business.

A kick-ass businesswoman.

She’s busy and has a demanding job.

She’s the breadwinner in her household.

Often the only woman in a male-dominant workplace – striving, competing – to be seen and heard against all odds.

She’s determined. Hard-working. Relentlessly paving her way to the top.

She’s a professional.

Educated.

Often has multiple degrees under her belt (maybe even a Ph.D.).

She’s incredibly smart, talented, skilled and…. tired.

Actually she’s exhausted.

She secretly wonders what’s the point of it all.

Kimberly feels good at work but unsuccessful at home.

She misses the kids.

She craves to spend more time with them.

Dreams of vacations and time off just to catch up with them.

She has a nanny and a housekeeper, but she misses home.

She wishes to have more time.

When she leaves the house she exits her body.

She isn’t satisfied with her marriage. Her sex life is so-so. It’s good but not great.

Her husband isn’t the man she hoped he’d be.

She often considers separation but knows this will shatter the kids.

Her man isn’t a great husband but is a great dad.

Women like Kimberly tend to come into my practice feeling guilty because seemingly, she has everything.

The career, a family, the house, cars, vacations, a convenient lifestyle…

Still, something isn’t enough.

Women like Kimberly often use birth control pills for most of their lives and when they get off of it, experience their emotions for the first time and don’t know what to do with them.

Kimberly often wonders why her body is so messy? She wants to get her periods under control

She feels afraid, disgusted and even mad at femininity.

She questions herself. Often grumpy.

She has vicious dreams, and spirals down on an emotional roller coaster.

Food gives her a wicked handover.

She feels unstable, unbalanced, wobbly.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

She never really got to know herself. 

Meet Melissa.

Melissa is a SAHM (or works but not her life’s work).

She’s dedicated her life to her family.

She spends loads of energy trying to please everybody and rarely takes time for herself.

She depends on her husband financially and dreams of financial independence.

Melissa has a vision of starting a blog, or a business she can run from home working part-time hours in between her household responsibilities.

She knows it’s possible, she’d seen other women doing it.

She knows she can do it too.

But for some reason, she never gets to it.

She promised herself to get up early in the morning but never does.

She knows she needs to be consistent, but never has the energy to stick with it.

Her days are hectic with her waking up with the kids and feeling moody.

Sometimes she gets stubborn and doesn’t want to be around anyone (husband and kids included).

She just wants time for herself. Alone. 

Every now and then she has breakdowns and lashes out.

Mental and emotional breakdowns cause her trouble in her marriage and with the kids.

She’s infested with fear, confusion and regret.

She’s stressed about money.

She often wonders when will she be making her own money?

She wants her husband to be proud of her, but instead, he judges her and can’t understand why she’s not coping.

When he gets upset, she gets upset and tends to lose focus.

He spends hours upon hours trying to ‘fix’ and analyze her by acting like her ‘therapist’.

She feels trapped and ‘domesticated’.

She feels like she’s lost herself in the life of motherhood and being a wife.

She doesn’t believe she has the power to break the generational pattern she has been born into.

She feels alone and craves community.

Melissa wants to belong to something bigger than herself and her family.

In terms of health conditions, women like Melissa, complain about conditions like irregular and heavy periods (thyroid and adrenal issues), adult acne, weight gain, bulky arms and back, brain fog, cognitive and mental issues, short-term-memory-loss and emotional eating.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

So today you’re going to learn three steps on how to understand yourself as a woman so you can become the confident, energized and passionate woman you were destined to be on your own terms. 

This is the foundation to creating a life that works for you instead of against you. This training will help you become a victor instead of a victim of life’s circumstances. You have the power to have anything you want. 

The question isn’t ‘Why’, but ‘Why not’? Or ‘Why me?’ but ‘Why not me?’

This training will be like a powerful coaching session with me, on-demand! 

You know that the experience of a woman is different from a man’s (being different doesn’t imply inferiority). 

But the fact that women are expected to operate in life and business as a man is absurd! 

Men and women have been created differently for a reason and I want you to live your life embracing this truth and accepting it. 

We’re going to begin by introducing you to two types of women I work with and by the end of it, you’ll self identify which woman you resonate with most.

Why does this matter?

Simplicity.

Isn’t that what we all crave? 

I’ve been in this industry long enough to see how confusing ‘health’ can be.

Especially as women.

Your conditions are merely symptoms of a deeper-rooted issue.

Many of the answers to the conditions you have lay in the framework I’m going to teach you today.

Conditions like:

Hormonal imbalances – heavy, painful, irregular periods.

Emotional and mental instabilities – Brain fog, Moodiness, Overwhelm, Snappy behaviour.

Why do you tend to burn out?

Why do you feel sucked-dry of energy?

Why doesn’t life feel fun anymore?

Why do you feel frustrated and uninspired?

The answers lay in the differences between the two types of women I’ve observed in my practice.

Actually, not so much the type as much as how she operates in the world.

How she uses her body energy to live her life.

Meet Kimberly.

She’s an ambitious go-getter.

She’s confident and experienced in the marketplace and knows how and where to push to see results in her job or business.

A kick-ass businesswoman.

She’s busy and has a demanding job.

She’s the breadwinner in her household.

Often the only woman in a male-dominant workplace – striving, competing – to be seen and heard against all odds.

She’s determined. Hard-working. Relentlessly paving her way to the top.

She’s a professional.

Educated.

Often has multiple degrees under her belt (maybe even a Ph.D.).

She’s incredibly smart, talented, skilled and…. tired.

Actually she’s exhausted.

She secretly wonders what’s the point of it all.

Kimberly feels good at work but unsuccessful at home.

She misses the kids.

She craves to spend more time with them.

Dreams of vacations and time off just to catch up with them.

She has a nanny and a housekeeper, but she misses home.

She wishes to have more time.

When she leaves the house she exits her body.

She isn’t satisfied with her marriage. Her sex life is so-so. It’s good but not great.

Her husband isn’t the man she hoped he’d be.

She often considers separation but knows this will shatter the kids.

Her man isn’t a great husband but is a great dad.

Women like Kimberly tend to come into my practice feeling guilty because seemingly, she has everything.

The career, a family, the house, cars, vacations, a convenient lifestyle…

Still, something isn’t enough.

Women like Kimberly often use birth control pills for most of their lives and when they get off of it, experience their emotions for the first time and don’t know what to do with them.

Kimberly often wonders why her body is so messy? She wants to get her periods under control

She feels afraid, disgusted and even mad at femininity.

She questions herself. Often grumpy.

She has vicious dreams, and spirals down on an emotional roller coaster.

Food gives her a wicked handover.

She feels unstable, unbalanced, wobbly.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

She never really got to know herself. 

Meet Melissa.

Melissa is a SAHM (or works but not her life’s work).

She’s dedicated her life to her family.

She spends loads of energy trying to please everybody and rarely takes time for herself.

She depends on her husband financially and dreams of financial independence.

Melissa has a vision of starting a blog, or a business she can run from home working part-time hours in between her household responsibilities.

She knows it’s possible, she’d seen other women doing it.

She knows she can do it too.

But for some reason, she never gets to it.

She promised herself to get up early in the morning but never does.

She knows she needs to be consistent, but never has the energy to stick with it.

Her days are hectic with her waking up with the kids and feeling moody.

Sometimes she gets stubborn and doesn’t want to be around anyone (husband and kids included).

She just wants time for herself. Alone. 

Every now and then she has breakdowns and lashes out.

Mental and emotional breakdowns cause her trouble in her marriage and with the kids.

She’s infested with fear, confusion and regret.

She’s stressed about money.

She often wonders when will she be making her own money?

She wants her husband to be proud of her, but instead, he judges her and can’t understand why she’s not coping.

When he gets upset, she gets upset and tends to lose focus.

He spends hours upon hours trying to ‘fix’ and analyze her by acting like her ‘therapist’.

She feels trapped and ‘domesticated’.

She feels like she’s lost herself in the life of motherhood and being a wife.

She doesn’t believe she has the power to break the generational pattern she has been born into.

She feels alone and craves community.

Melissa wants to belong to something bigger than herself and her family.

In terms of health conditions, women like Melissa, complain about conditions like irregular and heavy periods (thyroid and adrenal issues), adult acne, weight gain, bulky arms and back, brain fog, cognitive and mental issues, short-term-memory-loss and emotional eating.

She wonders – what is wrong with me?

She, too, never really got to know herself. 

Want the rest of the audio training?

Head on over to www.doritpalvanov.com/gettoknowyourself where you can download the full audio training in full.

 

Speaking of ‘what’s wrong with me?’ today I’m chatting with Dr. Valerie Rein, author of Patriarchy Stress Disorder – The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment. 

About Dr. Valerie Rein

Dr. Valerie Rein has discovered Patriarchy Stress Disorder (PSD) and created the only science-backed system for helping women achieve their ultimate success, happiness, and fulfillment by healing the generational trauma of oppression. She holds an EdM in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University and a PhD in Psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. Her bestselling book, “Patriarchy Stress Disorder: The Invisible Inner Barrier to Women’s Happiness and Fulfillment” and her cutting-edge programs have helped thousands of women shift from survival to thriving and master the game of “How good can it get?” in their work and personal lives. Dr. Valerie is a sought-after speaker and trainer at conferences and companies committed to setting new standards of excellence in their industry in diversity, equity, and inclusion, employee satisfaction, their physical and mental health, and creativity and innovation.

Highlights from today’s episode:

1. Dr. Valerie’s story of burnout and healing from it

2. Valerie’s definition and examples of patriarchy (is it man-hating?) and trauma.

3. The five steps to healing Patriarchy Stress Disorder using my burnout story as a case study.

4. Dr. Valerie answers my rapid-fire questions, her definition of feminine power, what makes her feel confident, energized and sexy.

 

After today’s interview, hopefully, you will understand that nothing stands in your way other than yourself and the trauma and oppression you’ve been carrying since you were born a female.

Show Notes

Join The Thriving Experience here

CONNECT WITH DR VALERIE ON SOCIAL MEDIA:

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

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

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

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEYKwkWCYCSkvpPA8W1ZegQJOIN

VALERIE’S FREE FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1076117229121447

How to Mom 18 kids without burning out? (ep-161)

July 16th, 2020

Today on the podcast I’m chatting with Jenn Taylor from www.momof18.com.

Jenn is mom to 18 kids. Yes, you’ve read that right, eighteen.

Some of those kids are biological and some are adopted and others are from foster care. I loved how Jenn said, ‘all of them are mine and don’t ever ask me that again’.

18 children have blessed her life. She went through infertility, seven pregnancies and has 12 years of foster parenting under her belt, plus a few more working at a non-profit with foster kids.

She’s been a stay-at-home Mom, homeschooling and making baby food from scratch, a Mom working in the corporate world and an Entrepreneurial Mom. She’s been divorced, and a single mom and She’s also experienced life with a blended family.

In the end, she was blessed to end up with kids from everywhere. More than “Yours, Mine and Ours” – an amalgam of foster children who aged out, adopted children, stepchildren, biological children and even a foreign exchange student.

Man, if that’s not inspiring I don’t know what is!

This was a conversation where I was listening more than talking because quite frankly, I find it fascinating and even impossible that someone can raise 18 children and come out on the other side not burnt out.

So, yet again, I was wrong.

As usual, I was projecting my own crap and fears.

If you find raising children wearying and if you believe that you’re burnt out because you have multiple children, wait until you hear Jenn’s story and more importantly her outlook and mindset.

By the end of this conversation, I observed myself feeling more empowered and trusting my abilities to raise ‘only’ tree kids.

You’ll hear Jenn respond to this comment with a beautiful analogy that changed everything for me. No matter how many kids we have, we are all parents. Being a parent is hard. It’s exhausting and challenging on so many levels but it’s also the thing that builds us up.

Motherhood and parenting allows us to be in the valley between mountains of opposing energies at all times.

You’re tired and energized at the same time.

You’re angry and in-love at the same time!

You’re inspired and depleted at the same time!

You’re happy, ecstatic and annoyed at the same time.

That’s the gift of motherhood for me.

Learning how to be OK ‘in the valley of motherhood’.

Because motherhood is simply one aspect of who you are, but you are so much more than that, Jenn is a great example of that.

She’s a mom of 18 kids, and also a minimalist, athlete, wife, bursting with sarcasm and humour. I just loved this conversation and can’t wait to share it with you!!

Buckle up mama, this interview will blow your mind!

Enjoy listening!

Highlights from today’s interview

  • Jenn’s journey of raising 18 kids
  • How Jenn is healing familial dysfunction
  • Jenn’s attitude towards logistics and managing the household with 18 kids
  • Jenn’s take on resourcefulness and creatively solving problems as a mom
  • How she managed to stay confident, energized and sexy as a mom of 18 kids?
  • Compounding joy theory
  • What makes her feel confident, energized and sexy as a woman

Jenn and I want to hear from you

How many kids do you have? What’s one mindset shift you’re leaving with after hearing this interview?

 

Show Notes

My brand new audio training – Get To Know Yourself

Jenn’s book: Hello my name is warrior princess

Jenn’s podcast: The Naked Podcaster

Jenn’s website

Jenn’s Instagram

How To Be An Empowered Woman? Interview with Marta Spirk (ep-160)

July 9th, 2020

Today on the podcast I'm chatting with Marta Spirk, from www.martaspirk.com.

Marta Spirk is a writer, podcaster and woman empowerment coach. Her focus is on helping selfless, overwhelmed women learn to put themselves first, stop people-pleasing and become their own support system. Through her podcast The Empowered Woman, her virtual self-improvement membership and workshops, she hopes to encourage and uplift women to step into their own power and realize they can HAVE IT ALL!

This episode was so fun and very quickly pivoted into a deep and important conversation for women.

We talked about feminism and some triggering pain points for women.

Highlights from today's interview

  • Marta's becoming an empowered woman story
  • The definition of empowerment and why it's not hating-men
  • The process of self-definition and taking responsibility for your own life
  • The 5 steps of self-empowerment for women
  • The importance of a community of women and having a support group for the integration of empowerment.

Show notes

www.doritpalvanov.com/podcast/160

 

Don’t Have The Self-Discipline and Energy To Create The Life You Want? (ep-159)

June 24th, 2020

You’ve listened to all the podcasts, read all the books, saw all the FB lives and you know deep in your bones that your life matters and it’s time to take action on your dreams.

What do you want?

To start a blog?

A career change?

Write a book?

You also know that you’re life is full already.

How on earth are you going to create space for something new?

So you tell yourself ‘I’m going to wake up earlier!’

You set your alarm for 6 am the next day, eat food you know isn’t good for you followed by your routine social media scroll.

Then you go to bed.

Comes morning, your alarm goes off at 6am but you can’t get up.

You snooze your phone and go to bed until the kids wake you up.

That day looks like mayhem. You know exactly why.

So you promise yourself ‘starting from tomorrow I will wake up at 6am!’

But then the same story happens.

Before you know it you find yourself in a loop of guilt, shame and regret.

‘Why can’t I find the energy to master myself?’

‘Why do I suck with self-discipline?’

In today’s episode, I explain why this happens and what’s the first step you need to take in order to break this cycle.

This is 100% possible and you owe this to yourself!

Enjoy listening!

Xo,

D

I want to hear from you!

Once you’ve listened to the episode, what is one thing in your life you know isn’t sustainable? Tell me in the comments.

Diversity and Inclusivity Begin At Home (ep-158)

June 17th, 2020

Today on the podcast we’re continuing the conversation about diversity, inclusivity, privilege, social injustice, profiling, discrimination and fairness among all human beings.

I believe that we are all children of God and deserve basic human rights, feeling like we belong in society and the world, feeling safe and acknowledged for who we are without discrimination, or the need to protect ourselves and our children constantly from bias, prejudice, injustice.

As a woman, wife and mother I wouldn’t want to live in a world where my life force energy is spent in the wrong places – like fearing my children aren’t safe on the streets, or not trusting authorities to protect us or treat us differently just because of the colour of my skin.

In this episode, you’ll hear my conversation with Megan Stewart Hodge, the founder of Cultiver. She is an executive, public speaker and advocate for diversity and cultures of inclusion in the workplace.

Megan strives for whole-person success in her interwoven career and personal journey, prioritizing authenticity in life and as a leader in the insurance industry. Megan has cultivated her expertise as a leader throughout her career with a strong focus on operational strategy, innovation, fostering talent and inclusive culture development and consummate client advisory.

Megan is the author of Voix, commencing in January 2020 in the glu, a monthly storytelling series highlighting the imperative of using our individual and collective voices to advance and empower women in all facets of our lives.

Megan believes it is critical to use our voices and our positions of leadership to drive meaningful change for a more inclusive industry and society.

Megan, like myself, is a wife and mother who believes in equal rights and strives to educate herself on big, scary and loaded topics and introducing them to our families in a palatable, digestible way.

Highlights from this episode:

  • Megan’s story and how she came to do this work
  • Definitions – diversity, inclusion, privilege, social injustice, profiling, discrimination, fairness. What does this mean and why does it matter?
  • The importance of having freedom for expressing yourself fully, authentically and feeling safe in the world
  • Why does this conversation matter for mothers?
  • Why does this have to start at home?
  • Tips and tools for having age-appropriate conversations about race at home with children (videos, books, documentaries, etc).
  • What are some examples of exhibiting inclusive and diverse behaviour at home and in the outside world?

This is an important conversation I recommend for women, especially if you’re raising children and your vision for them is living in a world that is fair for all human beings.

If you are, like me, a newbie to this topic, this conversation will help you to get started. Remember, social justice is a marathon, not a sprint, and both Megan and I believe this has got to start at home. Even if you feel like there’s nothing you can do to contribute to change, there’s a lot you can do at home. Listen to how Megan and I are doing it and join in with us.

Megan and I want to hear from you!

How are you educating yourself and your children about social injustice and what are some examples of the things you do at home? Comment below.

 

Show Notes

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/158/

When The World Is Falling Apart (ep-157)

June 6th, 2020

Show notes: www.doritpalvanov.com/podcats/157

Understanding Men with Alison Armstrong

May 14th, 2020

Today's episode is extremely important and an absolute must for every woman who's struggling feeling unsupported, alone, forgotten and unappreciated always and during the Covid-19 pandemic. We're home with our partners and kids more than we've ever been, and especially now it is CRUCIAL to understand how men are built psychologically and how they think so we can get the help we need while supporting each other's needs.

I have used this language to communicate with my husband my need for alone time, my need for a clean kitchen at the end of the day, I got him to load the dishwasher and remember to turn it on. These are little things that seem insignificant in a man's head but to us, women, they are insurmountable in their effect and magnitude.

So Today's episode will help you to begin this conversation with your partner and hopefully alleviate some of the current stress, arguments, nagging, begging and constant bickering which causes so much destruction and disconnection instead of connecting during such challenging time. Right now we need each other more than ever, so let's make this productive and effective.

 

Show Notes

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/156/

How Your Menstrual Cycle Responds To Stress (ep-155)

May 6th, 2020

In today’s episode, you’ll hear me chat with Deborah Maragopoulos, a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in neuro-immune-endocrinology. Also known as the Hormone Queen, Deborah became an expert in gender identity, hormones and DNA after the birth of her intersex child.

I’ve reached out to Deborah after my own menstrual cycle went haywire.

Highlights from today’s episode:

  • Deborah’s story of birthing an intersex child and her desire to understand hormones to support her child.
  • The hypothalamus gland and its role in hormonal health
  • What’s going on with our female bodies right now? Why are our cycles going haywire (my experience as a case study)
  • What’s the connection between adrenals and ovaries?
  • Is there such a thing as bad exercise? Is exercise stimulating our adrenals in a negative way?
  • What can we do nutritionally to stimulate Progesterone?
  • How about male hormones? How do their bodies respond to current stress and what we can do to support their wellbeing?
  • In the end, Deborah shared her definition of feminine power as well as what makes her feel confident, energized and sexy as a woman.

This is an important interview that will help you understand your body better so you don’t panic, stress too much or feel like you’re losing control over your body. We’re in this together! I am going through this alongside you and right now what works really well for me is educating and empowering myself with knowledge, ideas and practical action steps I can do.

Deborah is a powerhouse of information, knowledge and expertise and I hope you’ll enjoy listening to her as much as I did!

Enjoy listening!

Xo,

Dorit

 

Show Notes

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/155/

Transforming The Core of Motherhood with Jennifer Oliver (ep-154)

April 29th, 2020

Today on the podcast I’m chatting with Jennifer Oliver, from fitmama.com

Highlights from this episode

1. Jennifer’s story of how she injured her back while being a mama of two young kids and how she’d emerged from that.

2. Why do women lose their confidence after becoming a mom?

3. What is true? Our physiology is a reflection of our psychology or the other way around?

4. The connection between core strength and having foreign inserts in the body (i.e. IUD) and the body’s response to it.

5. Are crunches good for us?

6. The difference between yoga and pilates and engagement of core?

7. How soon can you begin pilates postpartum?

8. What is a reformer?

9. Jen walked up through some breath work to strengthen the core

10. Jen answers my questions about her as a woman, wife and mother (this is where we get real!)

This episode is a must-listen for all mamas who are struggling with getting back in shape postpartum as well as women who are way past labour but wish to strengthen their body while mothering their kids.

In my own personal experience, the core is the area of the body where I feel connected to my essence as a human being. It isn’t news that after labour and delivery many of us feel like we’ve ‘lost ourselves’ after motherhood and in my opinion reconnecting and strengthening that area of the body is a great place to start!

 

Show Notes: 

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/154/

Help! I’m quarantined with a selfish husband! (ep-153)

April 23rd, 2020

Show Notes: 

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/153/

151. Mom, you CAN do hard things [an interview with Chantel Anderson]

April 3rd, 2020

It seems like the world has flipped upside down. We’ve been quarantined for three weeks and I see how having everyone at home all the time in each other’s faces can bring up a lot of challenges to a family. This is not how I want to go through this. I know my kids and us will remember this time for the rest of our lives, so let’s do this the way God wants us to.

Today on the show you’ll hear me chat with Chantel Anderson.

Chantel Anderson is a Love Expert, Spiritual Health & Love Coach and Speaker, Wife of 10 years and mother of five. Her superpower is effective communication -She can take the complication out of any learning process, make it simple to understand so that you get clarity and direction you need the first time around!

Chantel Anderson’s coaching programs are loved-based teachings, love being the irreplaceable food for the spirit. With these teachings, Chantel Anderson has helped mompreneurs heal, clear away the fluff that gets in the way, find balance, unbreakable confidence and discover who they really and what they offer to the world.

The journey of a mompreneur is a spiritual journey. Give yourself a head start by learning how to heal, nourish and strengthen your spirit so it can get you to desire goals of money, success and happiness more abundantly.

Whether your thinking about a new adventure already on one, Chantel Anderson helps you to manage and stay in control of all the emotional, mental and spiritual bumps along the way!

Highlights from today’s episode

1. Chantel’s story

2. What is a broken spirit? How does it show up in our lives?

3. Why moms are more prone to having a broken spirit?

4. How to heal a broken spirit?

5. How love is the antidote for a broken spirit and how to tap into love more than judgment or self-loathing.

6. Chantel’s definition of love

7. The difference between spirituality and religious beliefs and why it’s important for women to embrace spirituality in all they do?

I’ve decided to share this episode today as I think now more than ever is the right time to connect with our spirits so we can strong during these uncertain times for ourselves and our families.

We can do this!

Action task: which concept from today’s episode really resonated with you? Share it with us over at Instagram @doritpalvanovcoaching 

Love,

Dorit

Show Notes

https://doritpalvanov.com/podcast/151/

Using The Four Phases of Your Menstrual Cycle as a Healing & Self-Care Framework (with Dr. Alex Golden) [ep-150]

March 26th, 2020

I am so excited to introduce you to Dr. Alex Golden, the co-founder of Zesty Ginger. Together with her partner, Megan Blacksmith, they teach women how to live in alignment with the four phases of their menstrual cycle.

Dr. Alex Golden is known for her integrative MD approach to health through both functional and conventional medicine and for teaching women the tools they need to be their own health advocates. 

You are going to LOVE this interview, we’ve cover so much important points you need to know about as a woman!

This episode is an absolute MUST listen!

I have learned so much from Dr. Golden, she’s incredibly wise and intelligent and her life’s journey is inspiring on so many levels. She and I both have a Russian background and we talk about that too, navigating the Russian mentality and culture, healing from the Soviet upbringing is not an easy task. The Soviet-style of parenting is ridden with shame, critic, structure and a distance between parent and child. This is not an easy beast to dismantle and heal from and we both are still working on that.

Highlights from today’s episode:

  • Alex’s story and journey from healing chronic pain all the way through her current work with women
  • The heartbreak of not having children, navigating a conversation with her husband, parents, in-laws and the pressure of that.
  • The curse of the good girl and grieving her so we can step into our best selves as women.
  • How Alex and Megan have discovered working with the four phases.
  • What makes the four phases work and the practice of trusting yourself as a woman.
  • The differentiation between owning your power as a woman and what you think you should be able to do compared to men.
  • Hormone balancing and working with the 4 phases of the menstrual cycle can be grouped into 2 overarching goals:
    1. Optimizing inflammatory cascades in the body (phases 1&2)
    2. Optimizing natural detoxification functions for a healthy metabolism and to properly process and remove hormones and hormone-mimicking substances (phases 3&4).
  • What to do if you don’t have a menstrual cycle?
  • What is behind the name zesty ginger?

Show Notes

The Curse of The Good Girl Book

Four Phase Cycle podcast with zesty ginger

@zesy_ginger on IG

Healthy Hormones Group Program

Zesty Ginger Support FB Group

www.zestyginger.com

Self Quarantined and feeling lost? Listen to this immediately!

March 19th, 2020

Manifesting Your Dream Body (ep-149)

March 19th, 2020

Today’s episode is my interview with Emily Whiteside.

Emily is a spiritually-aligned alignment coach guiding women to elevate into their next level income, impact, and confidence. Emily’s work helps create transformational shifts in mind, body, and soul through mindset and using the power of manifestation.

She combines energy, mindset, strategy, and total body health to manifest the life, business, impact, and income of your dreams!

Highlights from today’s episode:

  • Emily’s story of healing from eating disorders and how she’d manifested her dream body
  • Emily’s definition of manifesting
  • What does Emily wish women knew about manifesting?
  • What is ‘alignment’? How do you know you’re aligned?
  • The steps Emily went through to manifest the body of her dreams
  • When we’re deeply engaged in the act of manifesting something we desire, where does self-trust fit in?
  • As well as what makes her feel confident, energized and sexy as a woman

If you’re working on manifesting the body of your dreams you’re absolutely going to dig this interview! Emily is fun and relatable and is doing some great work in the world with women.

Show Notes

IG @emilywhiteside

Facebook: Emily Whiteside

www.emilywhiteside.com

Podcast: Infinitely Aligned

How a Working Mama is RVing Around The US with Four Kids? An Interview with Meg Brunson (ep-148)

March 12th, 2020

Yes, you’ve read it right.

Today on the show we’re going to slightly steer from the typical conversations we’re having on this podcast and get a sneak peek into the life of a breadwinner/working mom and how she’s travelling around the US with her family for over six months.

Meg Brunson is a mommy blogger turned Facebook employee who left the 9-5 for a life of freedom and flexibility. She’s currently RVing across the US with her family, while empowering other families to live their dreams, by pursuing their passions together. Her clients are building influence online – leveraging the power of Facebook and Instagram marketing to enjoy predictable leads, traffic, and positive ROI – all while spending more time making happy memories together, as FamilyPreneurs.

Meg is a professional speaker, children’s book author, host of the FamilyPreneur podcast and CEO of EIEIO Marketing.

Highlights from today’s episode

  • Meg’s story and her belief in family and entrepreneurship
  • In six months they visited 30 states, driven 20K miles, and had so many amazing experiences.
  • Want to travel more? You might have to redefine travel and what it means to you
  • Homeschooling while RVing
  • Reintegrating kids back into the schooling system after homeschooling
  • How they handle weather fluctuations while RVing?
  • Cleaning poop, showering, tire popping in the RV. It’s not always rainbows and kitty cats.
  • Working and staying productive while RVing.
  • How to afford all of this travel?
  • Food options and eating healthy while travelling
  • A juicy question – how do they have sex in the RV?
  • As well as what makes Meg feel confident, energized and sexy.

This is a fun but also informative episode especially if you have a desire to travel more but hold yourself back due to fear of the unknown (money, kids, work, etc). I make sure all of my interviews are fun and engaging, but this one will definitely sound like eavesdropping on a conversation between two mamas.

Show Notes

www.megbrunson.com

@familyroadventures on IG

Meg’s podcast: FamilyPreneur

FB group: FamilyPreneurs

Invest in Yourself! (ep-147)

March 5th, 2020

Invest in yourself! No one can do this for you! 

The Four Pillars of Raising Resilient Children with Jess Sherman

February 27th, 2020

Show Notes: 

Link to From Picky Eater to Healthy Eater Sessions

Find Jess on Social Media:

facebook.com/jessshermanRHN/
instagram.com/jess.sherman_raisingresilience/
linkedin.com/in/jess-sherman

FB group: Raising Resilience Community

Jess’s Book: Raising Resilience: take the stress out of feeding your family & love
your life.

The 4 food swaps to start with is here: https://www.jesssherman.com/FoodSwaps

Picky eaters blog post: https://www.jesssherman.com/blog/what-causes-picky-eating

Picky eaters FB live: https://www.facebook.com/jessshermanRHN/videos/2213962568929935/

Attachment parenting (books): 

Simplicity Parenting – Kim John Payne

Hold On To Your Kids – Gordon Neufeld

A Secret Talk I’ve Had With My ‘Picky Eater’ (ep-145)

February 20th, 2020

Picky eating was a HUGE problem in our household and sucked a lot of energy from me in particular, since I’m the one responsible for food.

About a month after I finished my interview series for the From Picky Eater to Healthy Eater Program I’ve sat down with my ‘picky eater’ and asked her a few questions in hopes it would get her thinking about her health and actions around food as well as to strengthen our relationship.

I’ve learned so much from this conversation! There were so many things I’ve assumed about my daughter in my own little head which created disconnection instead of connection.

I’m sharing this interview with you because I want to inspire you to have conversations like these with your child as well!

Food is a big pain point for so many parents and a big part of that is parents’ own struggle with food. Taking care of someone else is extremely difficult when you’re barely able to take care of yourself so please stop beating yourself up.

You’re not a bad parent, you’re not a bad mom for not feeding your children ‘healthy’ all the time, you’re not failing your child, you’re not crazy. Your child isn’t broken and whatever is going on with them isn’t your fault!

This interview is the last in the interview series I’ve produced called From Picky Eater to Healthy Eater which is now available for you!

Overall there are eleven conversations I’ve had with feeding experts to help myself and you transform your child from being a picky eater to a healthy eater and help you, the parent, to feed your child with love and good sense.

Show Notes

From Picky Eater To Healthy Eater Online Interview Series

Rules from the cook by Ellyn Satter

10 Questions to Ask Kids About Their Day at School

50 Questions To Ask Your Kids Instead Of Asking “How Was Your Day”

63 Fun Questions to Get Your Kid Talking

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