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Grounding In Identity And Reclaiming Wellness Spaces with Tejal Patel aka @TejalYoga, Host of "Yoga Is Dead" Podcast: Lesson 54

Bringing the lens of social justice to the wellness space and creating a more resilient and inclusive space in the yoga world.  Tejal shared with us that she tries to  teach yoga in a way that is not of the mainstream. There are so many people that are craving spaces that do more than just teach movement, and there’s people trying to understand yoga more in terms of getting to know it’s philosophy and learning about the eight limbs of yoga.  When it comes to social justice, Tejal bridges the gap between social justice and yoga by talking about the four relationships that we cultivate within yoga both on the mat, and out of the mat:  What are the four...

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Stepping Into Your Truth And Tuning Into Your Inner Guidance with Cassandra Lam, Co-Founder of Cosmos: Lesson 53

Connecting with identity and spirituality  [2:55 ] Cassandra recently made the conscious choice to begin to identify as a spiritual teacher. As someone who has struggled to own my identity as a South Asian woman in the wellness and yoga space although Yoga is a part of my ancestral lineage because I don’t feel ‘seen’ in the space much of the time, I am curious about what this experience is like for other BIWOC.  I ask Cassandra what it has been like for her to own her Vietnamese identity in fullness, along with her spirituality, and what her journey has been like owning her identity in fullness and seeing herself in this light  Cassandra shared with us how most of...

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Leaning Into Possibility with Eddie Ndopu: Lesson 52

Click the buttons below to listen wherever you like!  Living life as the embodiment of possibility [3:15] At the age of 2, Eddie was diagnosed with a degenerative condition that only affects one out of a thousand babies, and Eddie’s single mother was told that he would not make it past the age of five. At the time, this was happening against the backdrop of political turmoil in Namibia and South Africa, and Eddie and his mother had to fashion a life for themselves in the midst of neglect and isolation.  Eddie shares with me how the cards were stacked against him from the very beginning in his life, and he believes that the fact he is here speaking to...

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How Having Financial Literacy Can Change Your Life with Tori Dunlap @HerFirst100k: Lesson 51

In this episode, I interview money expert and founder of @HerFirst100K community Tori Dunlap. We talk about building confidence with money, getting out of a ‘scarcity’ mindset, getting past shame and judgment when it comes to finances, and how building financial literacy can change your life.  Listen on apple podcasts.  Listen on Spotify.    Tori talks to us about her own relationship with money and how she built the confidence that she has now with how she operates with it.  Growing up with parents who were really committed to financial education, Tori learned not to overspend on credit cards. She learned to negotiate her salary and she learned how to invest. She grew up just thinking that was the norm...

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Learning To Advocate For Ourselves with Sarah Nicole Landry @thebirdspapaya: Lesson 50

    Preparing for this winter stretch + the birth of her new baby [8:30] Sarah shares that she has been hard at work preparing for the winter in order to be mindful of seasonal affective disorder, and that she has also been preparing for the birth of her new baby since she works for herself and wants to be able to take some time off for maternity leave when the baby comes.  As this isn’t her first pregnancy, Sarah tells me that she has been reflecting a lot in the past few months about the state of her mind and body this time around, and she has learned to advocate for herself and communicate her needs and boundaries as...

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