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Are you forcing your children to hug, kiss, and otherwise be touched by adults without their consent?

I’ve observed in a few black moms’ groups an increase in conversations around cultivating body agency in children under 5. Moms have been sharing their discomfort and anger with relatives labeling their kids as “bad” and “disrespectful” when they don’t speak when greeted, or don’t want to be picked up, held, hugged, snuggled, kissed, etc. These moms would very much …


Doubling Down May Be Why We’re All Burnt Out

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Double Down is the book I wish someone would have gifted me when I graduated from high school. It would have given me much more focus and perspective on how to maximize my time in college, my internship and early employment experiences, and building professional …

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#OahuMothercircle: You Got Baby Money?

Money concerns can be stressful on parents and relationships. Come learn about the financial steps you can take at every level to prepare a solid and stable financial base for yourself and your family. This is a sales free talk. Featured Speaker: Tania Horowitz Fukuda, Mother and Financial Services Provider We may bring in additional financial professionals to share their …

All the Things with Melissa Danielle, diary of a too much woman

Are We Putting Our Daughters' Emotional and Physical Health in Danger By Not Teaching Them About Sex?

We know how irrational it is to pretend that by not talking about something awkward or uncomfortable, it will go away and we won’t have to deal with it, so why do we do this when it comes to talking to our kids about sex?

What might sex, sexuality, gender expression, pregnancy, abortion, sexual abuse/assault and rape look like if we had more open and honest conversations about these topics with each other and with our children as soon as they learn to talk?

What might our world look like if women had the body awareness and agency to defend themselves against unwanted sexual advances?

In this conversation with Robin LaCross, I intersect the nuances of culture and communication when talking about sex and its outcomes.

Robin LaCross is a holistic health practitioner who specializes in women’s reproductive health. She has been teaching natural birth control methods for over 25 years because she is passionate about making sure every young woman grows up knowing and understanding her body and cycle. Robin is on a mission to reduce unintended pregnancies and the spread of STDs in the world by changing the way mothers talk to their children about growing up, sex and staying safe.

Robin is the founder of The HPV Education Project to raise awareness about the virus, new advances in HPV testing and holistic methods of promoting cervical health. Armed with a holistic approach coupled with the latest advances in technology, she is empowering individuals to protect themselves against HPV.

Robin currently lives in Tucson, Arizona and works with women all over the world helping them to acquire the knowledge, tools and skills needed to create greater reproductive health and well‐being.

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Can a Career Coach Help You Grow Your Health Coaching Practice?

This episode is supported by sales of Danielle LaPorte’s Fire Starter Sessions. The Fire Starter Sessions is the permission slip you’ve been waiting for — to fully want what you want and go for it, to expand your consciousness and your cash flow, to up the ante on your dreams, to be incredibly generous with your love.

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When I launched Grow Yourself, Grow Your Health Coaching Practice, I wanted to create a space for conversations I felt were missing from the larger conversations graduates were having about their coaching experience. So much of the conversation centered around getting clients and making money, which is fine, because that’s what you went to school for.

But there weren’t enough conversations around personal or career development, the other pieces of doing this work that doesn’t have anything to do with getting clients and making money but is about setting yourself up for success.

So when I went through Aileen Axtmayer of‘s website and talked with her on yesterday’s episode of Green Smoothies, Chocolate, and Bacon, I realized her work was the missing link. In addition to working as a career coach for over a decade, Aileen is also a graduate of Institute for Integrative Nutrition. This combination, along with her Yoga certification, uniquely positions her as the holistic go-to not just for career growth, but for your whole life.

I’m not a business coach and don’t want to be mistaken for one, but I do want health coaches to be successful in their businesses on their own terms. And I believe that one way to get there is through continuous personal development and growth.

If you’re feeling like you don’t know which way to go or grow as a health coach, I invite you to check out Aileen’s website to see which of her offers is right for you.

Please also let us know your takeaways in the comments below.

Grow Yourself, Grow Your Health Coaching Practice is taking a break for the winter season and will return in May 2018. But it isn’t over! I invite you to catch up on episodes you may have missed, and to stay connected with me on Twitter and Instagram, and over on my Linkedin group. I welcome your feedback and ideas on future topics and how to improve the show, so please feel free to send them my way.