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Healing is An Ongoing Journey

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

Release Date: 05/23/2022

You're A Good Enough Mother with Susan Landers show art You're A Good Enough Mother with Susan Landers

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

Today we are speaking with Author, Speaker and Neonatologist, Dr. Susan Landers. Susan Landers is a retired neonatologist with thirty-four years of experience practicing in the NICU full-time. She also raised three children to young adulthood. Dr. Landers is an expert in NICU medicine, breastfeeding medicine, and donor human milk banking. She served as a national speaker for the American Academy of Pediatrics. After retirement, she published a book about her medical career and motherhood experiences. She actively supports mothers on her social media accounts.In this episode we discuss: 1) The...

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How to Own it When You’re in a Funk show art How to Own it When You’re in a Funk

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I want to share some thoughts in response to what do I do when I am in a funk?  There’s this weird message (unspoken) in social media, building an online business, of what do I do when I am in a funk? Or even more ridiculously, assuming people in the online space don’t have off days or that they’re in a funk.  That is when we’re not even being fair, reasonable with ourselves.  That is where comparison can be a really slippery slope. In this episode, we discuss: 1)  How to identify when you are in a funk, what does that look like for you, and how...

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Choosing Who You Want to Be Changes Your Story with Kelly-Anne Appleton show art Choosing Who You Want to Be Changes Your Story with Kelly-Anne Appleton

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

Today we are speaking with Mindset & Success Coach, Kelly-Anne Appleton. As a self-proclaimed “seeker” Kelly-Anne has spent the last 20 years of her life on a quest to learn to love and understand herself. After years of personal growth and healing, she finally happened on material that reinforced and solidified her belief that everything she was searching for was inside her. In 2020 she became certified in that work through the Proctor-Gallagher Institute. As an empathetic and intuitive Mindset & Success Coach, she is passionate about helping others to transform their lives through this...

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Ask Ask "What is This Teaching Me"

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I am sharing the go-to question, that I refer back to on a regular basis.  If we are always willing to learn and grow, and if we are asking for growth, then life will be forever teaching us lessons.  What we choose to make that mean is all on us. I have lived and embodied this question and lesson especially over the last month. In this episode, we discuss: 1)  We decide at any time what something is teaching us.  We are a victim of our circumstances or a the victor of our story.  We always get to decide. 2) How we all sign up for our soul contract and...

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Is Perfectionism Stopping You? show art Is Perfectionism Stopping You?

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode I am talking about perfectionism and how it is a 20-ton block that we hold onto to keep ourselves “safe, protected and we believe unaffected by the potential opinions and judgements of others.”  As Brene Brown says, “If I look perfect, live perfect, work perfect, I can avoid or minimize criticism or blame.” Perfectionism is a learned behaviour that typically comes from childhood and a lot of times it is a block that we use to keep ourselves from being hurt, yet all it is doing is keeping us from being seen.  In this episode we discuss: 1) I am a recovering...

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The Impact of Calming Your Nervous System with Dr. Amy Novotny show art The Impact of Calming Your Nervous System with Dr. Amy Novotny

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode I am speaking with the Founder, Doctor of physical therapy, nervous system and breath coach, author, and speaker, Dr. Amy Novotny.  Dr. Amy Novotny founded the PABR® Institute with the mission to provide pain, stress and anxiety relief to those who seek a naturalistic form of treatment when other treatment methods have fallen short.  Her methods have helped countless people reduce and eliminate pain, stress, anxiety, orthopedic surgeries, sleep issues and the need for medications while improving focus, attention, energy, strength and performance. She co-authored two...

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The Power of Your Voice show art The Power of Your Voice

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The Power of Your VoiceIn this episode, I am sharing some thoughts and misconceptions when it comes to “finding your voice”.  You actually don’t need to find your voice.  You haven’t lost it or never had it, you haven’t used it because you are waiting to feel confident, to trust it or to find a way to avoid criticism or judgments from others who might disagree with your message. In this episode, we discuss: 1)  Action breeds confidence.  The only way to start to build confidence is to get into action.  Let it be messy, not perfect, this is how you let others...

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Finding and Creating Inner Safety with Donovan Taylor Hall show art Finding and Creating Inner Safety with Donovan Taylor Hall

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

Today we are speaking with Youth Advocate, Donovan Taylor Hall. Donovan Taylor Hall is a youth advocate and educator that teaches kids how to build positive self-identity. He has been featured on the Today Show, NowThis and several podcasts to talk about the importance of positive youth development. Donovan teaches his self-skills curriculum through youth coaching, speeches, and online content. He is currently working on creating an educational entertainment show to help reach an even bigger audience of kids.   In this episode we discuss: 1) The power of the process of learning to trust...

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What Are You Choosing to Allow? show art What Are You Choosing to Allow?

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I am sharing the some thoughts on boundaries, what we allow, how to recognize when we are carrying things that don’t serve us, and some practical tips for how to work though the process of letting go when we realize that we are carrying things that are not ours to carry.  This is a concept that affects and impacts so many of us, especially when it comes to building a business in the online space, as well as so many of us being disconnected or hiding behind our phones or devices. In this episode, we discuss: 1)  Boundaries are our highest form of self-respect, we...

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Who Do You Need Boundaries From? show art Who Do You Need Boundaries From?

Own Your Choices Own Your Life

In this episode, I want to share a concept on boundaries that hit home recently. Boundaries start with clarity about where you are feeling some anxiety in your life.  Ask yourself what is missing, where you are feeling anxiety and what you know is missing.  You know the answers.  In this episode, we discuss: 1)  Boundaries start with our values, and clarity on our values makes it easier for all the yes’ and no’s you will follow through with in your life and business. 2) Boundaries are a moving line, like a bubble.  Not a hard line in the sand with no negotiating...

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In this episode, I dive into some thoughts on healing and how we can support ourselves more in the healing journey.  I also share some ideas on how healing has to come first before we think about sharing our stories.  Learning to share your story from a healed space is when we shift from anger, resentment, and blaming others to taking ownership, living at the cause, embodying the lessons and turning pain into purpose.  This is the beginning of creating an impact, a ripple effect, and rewriting your story.


In this episode, we discuss:
1)  How to recognize when our nervous system is off, recognize when we are not listening to what our bodies need, make healing a priority, and recognize that healing isn't a task, it's a practice, and it is not a linear line.

2) Healing is a lifelong process. Healing meets you where you're at to help empower you throughout your life story.


3) When we undergo healing, we are more equipped to help others heal since we are going through the process. We can speak from places of love and light more thoroughly instead of just areas of trauma and despair. The stages of healing move from grief and denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.

4) In general, recovery is the ability to live in the present without being overwhelmed by the thoughts and feelings of the past. When we learn to respond differently and not react to everything around us, we are active in our healing process.

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Marsha Vanwynsberghe — Author, Speaker and Life Coach
Marsha is the 6-time Bestselling Author of “When She Stopped Asking Why.”  She shares her lessons as a parent who dealt with teen substance abuse far past the level of normal experimentation.

Through her programs, coaching and live events for women, Marsha is on a mission to teach you how to “Own Your Choices” in your own life.  She teaches women how to own their stories, lead themselves and pay it forward to others by creating businesses that serve, support and impact others.