020 - Disrupt the 40 hour work week

"When we're talking about reduced hours and a limited workweek, what were really saying is we need more flexibility. We need you to be more understanding that we are whole people outside of this job and that YOU need to be accommodating to US instead of WE need to be accommodating to YOU. Companies thrive when they are able to breed a culture of fear, but that's a toxic work environment. You're not gonna get the best out of people who are constantly worried." ~ Ingrid Munroe

Duration: 1:19

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Anyone else feel like they are trying their hardest to fit their life around their job, instead fitting your job around your life? Why is this so backwards?! We only have one life and it should not be defined by how productive we are or how many hours or years we work.
I used to think that my worth was based on how much money I made, how many hours I worked or how productive I...
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019 - Human Design - The many attributes that make you "YOU"

"Human-Design is not about changing who you are, and it's not going to tell you anything you don't already know about yourself...It's a tool for shifting our awareness to understanding and deep acceptance for who we are and how we as INDIVIDUALS engage with the world. It's all about playing, not taking it so seriously, it's about figuring out where your soul wants to play" - Dawn Sinclair

Duration: 1:14

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As a Psych major, I have always loved diving into what makes others and myself 'tick". Understanding the "why" behind our thoughts, beliefs and behaviours deeply fascinates me. Yup...I am always the annoying one that asks "WHY?!", even to myself. Constantly.
I am a pretty self aware person who is constantly self analyzing and sometimes I found myself judging my emotions, feelings and behaviours. I thought I needed to be a "better person" or...
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018 - Disrupting Mom Guilt

"If your mom guilt doesn't allow you to write a love letter to yourself, then write it to your child, and in writing it to your child you'll be able to see these words and phrases that really pop-out where you know that that's what's really vital to you to teach to your kids or just generally have in your life" - Nikki

Duration: 1:11

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Have you ever felt that you weren't doing enough as a parent?
Or you always seem to have a nagging small voice in the back of your head telling you that you "should" be doing MORE of something or doing less of something else?
It may persists in everything you do and no matter how much you do or not do, it never seems to go away...
Well, today I am talking about mom guilt. I know so many of us parents or guardians can claim to have felt it at some point or perhaps, it has become our new normal.
Today, I am...
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017 - Ditch the Scale & Gain Sustainable Instead

"What worked for you ten years ago may not work today - and it's okay. DO move your body and DO show up for it, but listen to your body and do so in a way that feels good. You shouldn't dread exercise." - Maria

Duration: 43:55

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Have you ever gone to the punished your body through work outs in order to "pay" for something you ate?

Does the number on a scale determines your happiness or mood?

Have you ever thought of moving your body from a place of love, respect or just for the joy of it?

Want to know how to move your body in a way that is kind to it?

Ditch the guilt trips to the gym and listen to today's episode!

In today's episode:

  • On today's episode, Amanda and her friend Maria Trecartin, a personal wellness coach. They dive deeper into disrupting the 'shoulds' in your life in order to break down fear-driven goals and convert them into desire driven goals for feelings of...
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016 - Disrupting Fatphobia

"You can love your own body and start to choose to love it more, but it doesn't mean you still don't have fatphobia or that you're not just judging other people who have fat..." - Amanda

Duration: 103:44

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When I say the word "fat" or if you hear someone call someone fat, how does that make you feel? Does it make you feel uncomfortable? Are you offended?  
If so, then is it because your definition of fat is bad?
When did you decide fat was an insult? Fat does not have to mean "bad". Fat is just a descriptor word like tall, short, thin, curvy, angular... words can have power, but only in the meaning you give them.

In today's episode:

  • Amanda brings on Tammy Cook, a mom of 3 to discuss how, as a fat woman, she is choosing to take up space and to live her life to the fullest, with as much joy and pleasure as possible.
  • Tammy...
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015 - Uncovering Some Truths About Our Ladybits

"We need to have a strong pelvic floor to orgasm. We use and contract our pelvic floor to help with our sensation during sex and to help us orgasm, so having that pelvic floor strength is really important." - Stephanie Brown

Duration: 50:53

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Do you know what a pelvic floor is? Did you know you have one? I didn't up until a few years ago! Which literally blows my mind. Why wasn't this covered in biology or sex ed?? Did my mother know she had one??
After I had my son at 21, I jumped on the trampoline for the first time...it did not go well. Anyone know what happened? Well...take a listen to today's episode!

In today's episode:

  • Amanda brings on her  friend and physiotherapist, Stephanie Brown! Stephanie is not just any physiotherapist, she is a pelvic floor physiotherapist.
  • How many people heard that and had no idea what that means? The pelvic floor is a...
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014 - Disrupting the "Shoulds"

"Somebodies 'right' doesn't negate yours... It doesn't make yours 'wrong'" - Amanda Hanson

Duration: 1:04:05

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Do you find yourself saying things like... "I should be more... I should do this more... I should do this less"? Let's stop "shoulding" on ourselves!

In today's episode:

  • Amanda brings on her friend Lisa Walsh-Cooper to talk about the importance of disrupting the "shoulds" in our life.
  • They talk about the struggles of trying not to lose yourself in doubt and in comparison to others in the pursuit of your own goals. How saying things like "I should do or be this" is one of the most damaging practices that has been normalized for people to do.
  • They also, talk about getting in touch with your body and YOUR instincts can train your brain to trust yourself before trusting others' opinions over yours.
  • The two also discuss how media and...
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The Conditioning of Womxn to be Appearance Focused

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**I want to start this topic off by saying that there is NO judgement towards anyone who takes time to work on their appearance. I get that having rituals that help you focus on yourself and having pretty nails or a clean face can be beneficial. Hey! I focus on clothes and how they can help us connect with ourselves and how we feel.**
So NO judgement from me.
However, it hit me that a lot of womxn's self-care practices revolve around "improving" their appearance. I am sure that there is some biological evolution thingy going on...but I also question whether we have been conditioned to believe that our appearance, as womxn, is something that is always having to be improved or worked on in comparison to men.
I believe 100% yes. It is hard to deny that here has been an exorbitant amount of pressure and conditioning placed on womxn's value around their appearance and their objectification.
I know a lot of women spend a lot of time and...
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013 - Empower Your Inner Voice!

"It is so important, I think, to name the inner voice.  Mine is named Lennie, he's kind of a jerk, but also, Lennie needs support" - Elise B 

Duration: 1:04:35

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Amanda brings on her friend and Vocal Warrior, Elise Besler. Elise is a Voice Teacher and Voice Empowerment Coach based in Halifax NS Canada. She has an extensive performing career as a singer songwriter, and is the creator and founder of her Voice and Voice Empowerment training facility, Nusong Studio. Elise believes in the power of the human voice to heal and create change. She works with Singers and Public Speakers to help them gain skill and confidence and overturn limiting beliefs to own their voices and rock the mic!

In today's episode, they discuss:

  • How to identify, name and manage that every present "inner critic". They discuss what is the purpose of the inner voice and how to handle it when it invades...
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012 - Why Your Pleasure Matters

“Just through taping into my sexuality and feeling more pleasure and intentionally inviting pleasure, I was able to completely heal my burnout and re-ignite my desire for teaching yoga” - Robin


Duration: 1:08:51

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In today's episode:

  • Amanda and her guest, Robin, a pleasure and confidence coach talk about sex!
  • They talk on how our sexuality and sensuality affects our bodies individually because sensuality is our connection with our own body.
  • Robin's goal is to help people feel more present and fulfilled in their lives through acts and feelings of sensuality. She gives advice on how to get rid of the disillusionment that many women feel from their sexual side of themselves, whether it be from stress, unrealistic beauty standards, or sexual trauma.
  • The two also talk about how western society enforces the idea that people don’t deserve pleasure unless they...
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