Why Loving Your Work Matters Why Loving Your Work Matters


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For most of us, our jobs are important to our personal survival and economic well-being.  While some people have found personal fulfillment through the work they do, others are doing what they have to do to collect a check. No matter where you are in your career or employment journey, what you do for money and how you do it matters.

I really enjoyed this conversation with Aileen Axtmayer of AspireWithAileen.com, a career coach with a broad range of experience and expertise in career counseling and personal development.  What makes Aileen different from other career coaches? Her training as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Yoga Instructor offers an holistic approach to the way we (view) work, especially as our work impacts our relationship with food, our relationships and our overall well-being.

Check out these resources Aileen has for creating a meaningful career and healthy lifestyle: 

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Green Smoothies, Chocolate, and Bacon invites you to challenge the belief that dieting, deprivation, willpower, and regimented exercise is the only way to have a healthy and happy life.

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While we can prevent or reduce our health risks, there’s no-one-size-fits-all solution. As an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, I invite my clients to take their wellness journey “off the plate”.

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Why Did You Buy That?

Nothing like the holiday season to get you all in your feelings about money and materialism.  My desire to be location independent and my disdain for Suzie Homemaking introduced me to minimalism which eventually helped me to not get caught up in the madness that is Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

I may not buy anything, but I still like to look and dream.

Resources for the topics I mentioned in this episode:

 

Minimalism

Black Minimalists

Zen Habits

Becoming Minimalist

Women Can Be Minimalists, Too

Essentialism: The Disclipined Pursuit of Less

My Health Coach Training

Institute for Integrative Nutrition

My Yoga Teacher Training

Kundalini Yoga as Taught by Yogi Bhajan

Blendtec

Amazon Special

Location Independence

The Suitcase Entrepreneur

Location Independent

WeWorkRemotely 

Emergency Food / Food Storage


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#BreatheOnPurpose like Darth Vader (Ujjayi Pranayam)

The information presented here is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed healthcare professional, nor is it intended to prevent, diagnose, or cure illness or disease. Please consult your primary healthcare professional before making any changes or additions to your current routine.

Ujjayi (oo-jai) breath is also known as oceanic breathing and the victorious breath. Because of the sound you make, I like to call it the Darth Vader breath.

Ujjayi is often used during Hatha practice to help maintain focus through the asana flow, during other forms of physical activity, and to also relieve tension and nervous energy.

With this breath, you’re only breathing through your nose, while slightly constricting the throat along with a root and chest lock. These locks are called bandhas, For more about bandhas, check out Yoga International’s A Beginner’s Guide to Bandhas

You may become lightheaded during this breathwork, so it’s highly suggested that you spend a few minutes in long deep breathing before you begin the Ujjayi.

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What If You Just Punched Him In The Face?

This episode contains explicit language. 

I’m tired of talking and reading about sexual harassment and assault and why it’s so hard for men to understand that it’s unacceptable. So I decided from here on out to explain it to them the best way they understand: Punch him in the face. 

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting the same result, then it’s time women reclaim their mental health and the (em)power(ment) that comes with pushing back and stomping down anyone and anything that would dare to treat us less than what we deserve and expect.

What my words and facial expression don’t get across my fist will make clear.

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#BreatheOnPurpose: Diaphragmatic Breathing with 90-90 Hip Lift

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Today’s breathwork exercise is modified from the Postural Restoration Institute’s 90-90 Hip Lift with Balloon.

Instructional Videos

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