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99: Christie Ruffino on New Series Pilot Episode

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Mastery Unleashed (formerly Overcoming Mediocrity) is a podcast for success-driven women who want to empower their thoughts, design their dream businesses, and build beautiful lives that are aligned with their destinies—hosted by Bestselling Author and Business Strategist Christie Ruffino.

Each episode features today’s top influencers and entrepreneurs on the rise as they share empowering stories and ninja tips meant to become the FUEL that will ignite a positive change in YOUR life and the lives of others.

 

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I am Christie Ruffino, and I am addicted to helping women step into the power of their story in business so they can help more people and make more money.

Because I know what it feels like to be weighed down by challenges that seemed impossible to overcome, yet I did. Instead of saying, “why me”, I said, “what’s next” and allowed my mess to guide me into discovering my true life’s purpose.

I also discovered how I could make an even bigger impact in the world by sharing that journey and wisdom with others to equip them to become overcomers as well.

So, they can rise and thrive!

From a broke single mom to a top-rated podcast host, Best-Selling Author with 15 books, and Profitize Your Purpose™ Coach, I guide entrepreneurs through my process to harness the power of story, systems, and community to build a more dynamic brand, attract more clients, and make more money.

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SHOW TRANSCRIPT

I am glad you are with me for this new pilot episode of the mastery unleashed podcast. I am Christie Ruffino, and before I dive into this show, I want to share a little story.

When we first launched this podcast about a year and a half ago, I shared the eagle chicken story. To summarize, it is about a baby eagle that fell out of his nest, landed in a chicken coop, and grew up his whole life, never reaching his full potential because he believed he was a chicken. He would see the other eagles fly and he longed to be able to soar with them. It’s a story about us expanding into greater things. Being the little fish in the big fish tank so we can grow to become bigger and better so we can make a bigger impact in the world.

Today, I want to share a different story. It is a story about Jenna. Now this is not a story about a real person. This is a story about a culmination of many real people. Many women who have shared their stories in our overcoming mediocrity books. They all came to me because they had a mess in their life, and they wanted to share that story. They wanted to find true purpose. Maybe they got over a terrible divorce. Maybe they got through cancer, maybe they lost 100 pounds. Maybe they got through a difficult job change. Maybe it was an illness of somebody they love. The stories could go on and on.

But these women spent the majority of their life helping other people live their stories, helping other people accomplish their goals. They got to a point in their life when they realized that they wanted the time to be their time. They wanted to find their true purpose.

They realized that their mess became their mission in the world, and they wanted that to become a big message so they could share it with many people.

  • So, others could learn from their mistakes…
  • So, others could learn from their successes…
  • So, others could streamline their results by learning the wisdom that these women have learned along the tail of their story.

They wanted that mess, to be their mission, to be their message…

  • So, they could make more money helping other people…
  • So, they could live their purpose…
  • So, they could profitize their purpose and finally enjoy more time freedom with the ones they love.

I am Christie Ruffino. The host of the show that used to be titled Overcoming Mediocrity. An extension of our Overcoming Mediocrity book project. The premise is to give women a voice to give entrepreneurs that have a strong message, a platform to share it with more people.

I’m also a business strategist and the CEO of the Dynamic Professional Women’s Network. I’m an avid motorcycle rider. And most importantly, I’m a mom of two kids and a grandma of two and a mom of a little fur-baby Missy.

I’m happy that you are here. Either you’ve been a fan of our show since its beginning, or maybe you just found us!

Each of our shows, has a guest that shares their story and shares wisdom, and they also share a free gift. So, we have a lot of great things that our listeners get to receive from each one of our shows and each one of the guests that we have on.

You may be thinking, well heck, why are you changing your name from Overcoming Mediocrity to Mastery Unleashed?

Well, we just reached our 100th episode. And I just reached a couple of milestones in my business, so I decided it’s time for a change. I decided I wanted to take the vision of this podcast and have it become greater.

Overcoming mediocrity was a great brand. It is a great brand. But I’ve grown, my clients have grown, and we no longer resonate with being mediocre. We resonate with being masters, and we hope you resonate to become masters as well in your industry.

I believe everyone can have the business and life of their dreams, but they have to learn how to master their story along with their craft. We don’t want to be the jack of all trades, we want to be the master of one. So, we rise above the competition we become known from our area of expertise. And our story is what helps us do that.

Our story is what differentiates us from our competition. Our story is what attracts us to our ideal clients. Or I should say, what makes us attractive to our ideal clients. And our stories can either hold us back, or they can propel us on to greater things. And part of the process of sharing your story is owning that story. So, you can grow into your next bigger, better story.

That’s what I love about our projects. That’s what I love about Overcoming Mediocrity. And that’s what I love about our new show Mastery Unleashed. Because it’s about people stepping into their brilliance, unleashing that brilliance on the world, becoming masters, and using that to make a bigger impact in the world.

Who is this show for?

We have guests on topics relating to business, and topics relating to life. And every once in a while, we’ll bring a guest on that has a topic relating to community and service. One of our highest rated shows was about human trafficking. We’ve had shows on how to be more balanced in your life, how to learn specific skills in our business.

So I think if you are looking to continually better yourself, continually learn from others mistakes and successes, and you want a couple of resources to help you learn from them better. Well that our show is for you.

If you’re looking for a little encouragement, well then listen in.

But if you want to be more than inspired. And if you want actionable tips and strategies and resources that you can apply to your life and your business, then I encourage you to carve out time in your calendar every week to be one of our raving fans. Who knows you may even be one of our future guests.

The format of our show is probably something you’re familiar with. But we kind of do things a little differently. I’ll bring on a guest and the first half of our show is all about their story. It’s their why it’s how they got to become the expert they are now then usually we take a little commercial break, and we come back. And that is the time that they unleash their brilliance on us. It’s where they share their strategies and their tips.

Most of our guests inspire me and educate me and I have a notebook that I take notes from all our guests that we then at our shows, and I learned so much just from listening to them. And once in a while I’ll share a little bit of my brilliance too.

So, if you’re a guest, and you want to continue to listen, I encourage you to have some sort of a tablet to keep track of your notes or a notepad. The show is typically format, formatted to be an interview style show. And we’re going to have those as well as occasionally we’re going to be doing our mastery minutes. And that minute will be me sharing a topic of the week or bringing on a special guest that’s going to be sharing a short little informational topic.

Most of our shows are only about 30 minutes, some of them go a little bit longer. I’ve had quite a few guests that had so much to share that they did go longer, or we broke them into two episodes.

So, if any of this sounds appealing to you, I encourage you to subscribe to our show on whichever platform you most listen to podcasts. Of course, iTunes is the best from my perspective, if you could go on there and give us some a review or give us a rating, because that is what helps us continue to grow as a show. iTunes is the mother of all podcast platforms. If you could go there, show us some love, give us a review. That would be great, of course, an honest review.

But the rest of the platforms are good as well. So just do what you can to support us. Subscribe to our show, show us a little love now. And then so we can continue to get amazing guests to continue to serve our audience. And of course, if you want to share your story, either on our podcast or in one of our books, definitely connect with me. I’d love to be able to see how I can help you achieve your vision of making your mass, become your mission, and then evolve it into a powerful message so you can monetize it in a way that will really serve you, your family and the world in a way that is beyond any of your expectations.

So this is Christie Ruffino signing off, looking forward to another 100 episodes with you and looking forward to helping you achieve your wildest business and life dreams. Thanks everybody, and we’ll see you on the next show.

 

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Click here to subscribe on iTunes! www.OvercomingMediocrity.org/iTunes

Now, if you're feeling extra loving, I'd be very grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews go way beyond fanning the flames of our egos, they help other people find our podcast. (They're also fun for me to go in and read.) Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review," and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.

This podcast will also be distributed to Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and YouTube.

We invite you to be a guest on our show.
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Last but not least, don't forget to pick up one of our Overcoming Mediocrity Books on Amazon.  👍

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63: Christie Ruffino on A YEAR IN REVIEW – What Is… What Was… & What Is Yet To Come?

A YEAR IN REVIEW – What Is… What Was… & What Is Yet To Come? with Christie Ruffino

On Today’s Podcast

This week is a show you don’t want to miss, as we celebrate the 1-year Anniversary of our Podcast with a brief year in review. Once again, I will be sharing why I launched this show, I will highlight some of our most memorable and popular episodes, and I will be giving a sneak preview of what we have in store for our audience in 2022.

Sign up to get Christie’s FREE Story Monetization Blueprint at www.storymonetization.com

Apply to share your story in a future Overcoming Mediocrity book at www.overcomingmediocrity.org

 

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Click here to subscribe on iTunes! www.OvercomingMediocrity.org/iTunes

Now, if you're feeling extra loving, I'd be very grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews go way beyond fanning the flames of our egos, they help other people find our podcast. (They're also fun for me to go in and read.) Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review," and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.

This podcast will also be distributed to Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and YouTube.

We invite you to be a guest on our show.
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32: Kimberly Weitkamp on Email Marketing

Email Marketing with Kimberly Weitkamp

On Today’s Podcast

This week I sit down with Kimberly Weitkamp. Kimberly Weitkamp is a marketing strategist, podcaster, and conversion copywriter. She’s based in St. Louis, Missouri, and serves an international clientele.

She developed the Audience Conversion Method to help coaches and consultants convert their audience from strangers to loyal fans. She brings this work to an international audience with her company, The Audience Converter, and as host of the Audience Converter Podcast for Community Leaders.

She’s helped people increase their open rate up to 80%, hit their first-ever 6-figure launch, and double conversions on their landing pages. She loves talking about marketing, travel, and all things sci-fi. When she’s not working with her clients, she loves to travel and go dancing.

 

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Click here to subscribe on iTunes! www.OvercomingMediocrity.org/iTunes

Now, if you're feeling extra loving, I'd be very grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews go way beyond fanning the flames of our egos, they help other people find our podcast. (They're also fun for me to go in and read.) Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review," and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.

This podcast will also be distributed to Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and YouTube.

We invite you to be a guest on our show.
If you have a story to share, along with a ninja tip or two, and would like to be a guest, apply here.

Read the incredible stories of a few of our guests.
Last but not least, don't forget to pick up one of our Overcoming Mediocrity Books on Amazon.  👍

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19: Regina Young on Standing in My Own Power

Sometimes women can be alone in mid-life, and it shouldn’t be that way. Women should be in community in mid-life. – Regina Young

Meet Regina Young

Regina Young has always charted her own journey in life and believed standing in your own power makes you unstoppable. Regina has a degree from the Art and Fashion Institute of Philadelphia in Fashion. She is a podcaster, plus-size model, personal branding image consultant, and speaker. She can be heard on Teatime Midlife Edition podcast, a weekly teacup conversation about midlife victories, struggles, and how you’re going to live your best life now in the community.

Show Notes

Please tell our audience about your journey.

At one point, I had to make a bunch of choices. I could do the nine to five, or I could live my dream and take chances. I chose to do both. I didn’t even choose to do one or the other. I said I could have it all; why not? I started modeling or going on the journey for modeling. That was one thing. And then, at one point, I became a Ford Model. That was one of the journeys that I took. Another journey that I took was around podcasting. I got to the place in mid-life where I was like, is this all there is? Is there anything else? Or can I create something? The pandemic opened up an opportunity to be heard and seen in mid-life. And that’s how I started with the podcast, Teatime Midlife Edition.

Can you tell us what Teatime Midlife Edition podcast is all about?

It is for women in midlife. Sometimes women can be alone in midlife. It shouldn’t be that way. Women should be in a community in mid-life, and it is a teacup conversation. It takes about 20 minutes, once a week, for the first season. The second season may look a little different, but we talk about the struggles, the victories, all kinds of things. In a community, supporting one another is a key to feeling fulfilled and having a good sense of life. Feeling like life is working because you have someone you can rely on and share your victories with. That’s what it’s about.

How do you overcome the challenges of having difficult conversations over the airwaves?

If I want to make a difference in the world, I have to be an example. If I’m going to be vulnerable, then I assert that other people will be vulnerable. I can’t ask one to do more than what I’m willing to do. Unfortunately, my father just passed away, and I shared the different phases of grief. Being open and honest like that. I’m not under the illusion that I’m the only one going through it. I feel like if I make it okay for me to share myself, maybe you’ll be okay with sharing yourself.

What can you say to the mid-lifers listening right now to pour into them?

I do stand in the quote, “If it’s to be, it’s up to me.” You’re going to have to participate in your own rescue. That is the real deal. Believe that this too shall pass. Those are the three things that I use to move forward in any challenging situation. It’s important to be in a community. You have someone who’s the support that can help prop you up if necessary. Most of all, someone to hold your hand or comfort you when it’s down and say it’s going to be okay. In a community, you will get everything you need because there’s someone who’s already been through it, going through it, or missed it. But the reality is you’ll get everything you need in a community.

I heard you have some great things coming up that you’re putting together. Could you tell us a little bit about that?

I am starting a curriculum for women in mid-life. It’s helpful in midlife because there’s a point where you get into a fashion rut. There’s an opportunity to rebrand yourself or reinvent yourself in your image. And my course is called Model Perfect Woman. Every woman is model-perfect with style. I want to reach a lot of women, where they get to reinvent themselves and see their image newly. It’s not about trying something old and making it new. It’s about authentically being yourself. Having your image represent you from your core authentic self. You’ve always wanted to do it. You couldn’t see how. People get stuck in past images. They get into a fashion rut. They loved themselves 10 years ago, and they looked fabulous. Everything was perfect. And now look, it’s mid-life, and they don’t know what’s next and how to bridge from 10 years ago.

If you were to describe yourself with three different words, what would those three words be?

Persisted. Fun. Loving.

What is your all-time favorite business look?

I love a simple blazer jacket and a simple dress. It could be zip up the back, knee-length. I do like a little black dress or a patterned dress with a jacket. That’s a simple business look.

What is your all-time favorite business book?

“Who Moved My Cheese?” By Dr. Spencer Johnson and “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill.

Mentioned in This Episode

Facebook: www.facebook.com/teatimersmidlife

Website: www.teatimemidlife.com

Website: modelperfectwoman.com

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Click here to subscribe on iTunes! www.OvercomingMediocrity.org/iTunes

Now, if you're feeling extra loving, I'd be very grateful if you left us a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews go way beyond fanning the flames of our egos, they help other people find our podcast. (They're also fun for me to go in and read.) Just click here to review, select "Ratings and Reviews" and "Write a Review," and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is.

This podcast will also be distributed to Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, Breaker, Overcast, PocketCasts, RadioPublic, and YouTube.

We invite you to be a guest on our show.
If you have a story to share, along with a ninja tip or two, and would like to be a guest, apply here.

Read the incredible stories of a few of our guests.
Last but not least, don't forget to pick up one of our Overcoming Mediocrity Books on Amazon.  👍

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18: Birgit Lueders on Let’s talk about your Eyes – IRIDOLOGY

Meet Birgit Lueders

Birgit Lueders is the mother of two wonderful daughters Emma and Lisa, living in Philadelphia, PA. She is a certified Master Herbalist, Yoga Teacher, Iridology Instructor, and Wellness Coach. Birgit first learned the values of an organic herbal lifestyle in her home country of Austria. Since 2009 she has operated BirgitCare — a business focusing on health, wellness, and natural healing in Philadelphia, PA.  Through BirgitCare, she offers personalized wellness coaching to support her client’s emotional, physical, and spiritual wellbeing by using modalities like Iridology, Herbalism, Nutrition, and Colorpuncture.

In 2012 Birgit founded the Center for Iridology, where she is teaching Iridology Courses around the world and annually in major cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia. In 2020, during the pandemic, she adapted her Iridology Courses for online certifications and was able to move her wellness coaching program online. Throughout the past 10 years, Birgit has been a known speaker in her field at numerous national and international EXPO’s, while being consistently featured on radio and TV. After being a Fellow, a Diplomat, and the Vice-President of the International Iridology Practitioner Association (IIPA), in 2020 Birgit became President of IIPA through 2023.

Show Notes

Can You Give Us a Little Backstory on How You Became a Master Iridologist? 

It’s a long path. And I swear, I believe that our destiny is written ahead of us, and somehow, we come into this life with our soul purpose and soul path. And we feel like we are writing it all up and then come into this lifetime, and then we live it. And if we live true to our soul, then we have every day for fun, or we feel at ease, or balanced, right. But if we do something that was not our destiny, or wasn’t our, you know, expertise, then work is work. Like then you feel like you really working all day and one of my friends who is also a colleague of mine, she said, I made my passion as my profession. And I never worked a single day. And I thought that was very interesting when she said that. Because when you’re really, isn’t it true when you do what you were supposed to do? I mean, just you could be different for every single person, right? But if you do what, like for example, you do right now we’re getting all the women together, you don’t work a single day, right? And it’s the same for me. I’m in a holistic field. And I wasn’t meant to be in a holistic field at all, when I started, went for school, and started a career and college in the finance world because I actually thought my destiny was making as much money as possible, as quickly as possible, and then retire early.

So, then I can have fun, right?

I worked really hard got into a great, great job. Very early, early age 25 in a big, pretty much main world, right? I mean, there wasn’t like 25-year olds running around, you know, like me. But I was honored that I was getting, you know, moves to have this amazing career. And it was the American Express bank in Vienna. So, I still remember I had so much fun buying my expensive, like suits and, purses and march to work, right. But then there was one thing that was missing, I had no fun at that job. I had zero fun. I was good at it, but I wasn’t loving it. And so, there was this problem that I was talking about to friends that didn’t show like mentally, and because then I had fun on the weekend. But then it actually made itself clear that I wasn’t on my right path, Physically. I became so sick constantly in my digestive system, it didn’t matter what I was eating, I felt sick, nauseous, almost vomiting every Sunday. And I had this grandmother who was very connected to nature and herbs. And one day she said to me, maybe it’s not what you’re eating, maybe it’s what is eating you. And when she said that I was like, wow, this is true, because I was compensating not having this passion in this field, but buying myself expensive stuff and, travel on the weekends and party and have fun. I mean, I was young, right?

But then when it’s Sunday, hit around eight o’clock, I felt nauseous and sick. Because I was dreading forward to the future of Monday having to start this day, again, that I wasn’t happy about. And like I said, I was seen as a movie at that time, you know, anyways, it was the movie out groundhog days. Right? Groundhog Day. And when I was sort of moving, I’m like, that’s me. Like, it’s like, every day you wake up and you go and live for the same day. Same problems, but I knew, maybe I just have to stick it through for another five, six years. And then maybe I can work. You know, an American Express Bank as a branch manager in Singapore, which has been taught to me so far, like, okay, I just have to put the time down, right, I have to just invest my life into it. But you know what, I didn’t make it beyond three years, I made it to two and a half years with so many digestive system issues, with so much misery physically, not even like emotionally that one day, then I was sitting in the office, looking at the stock exchange and currency exchange values. And I saw an ad for flight attendants. And something really strong kind of pulled me to this ad, it was really tiny, it says, flight attendant wanted, called this number. And I’m like, I mean, I was way overpaid, you know, for being a flight attendant. But there was something that said, go do this, take time off, find yourself.

So, I call them up, went for all the tests that I had to do in Europe to be a flight attendant and you had to speak several languages you’re hired in a certain way to remember was way more? Yeah, kind of strict. So, when Aiden told me the next day, when I want to start with the flight attendant school, I was a little bit worried for a second with my left brain, and I know, you know, like the left brain, right. It’s the logical mind. Right? And the right brain was the one, no I want to have fun. So, in this moment, then I just went for it. I just took the pay cut. But at that moment, I started to realize that I didn’t work a single day, there was after six months of traveling for the whole world like India, Australia, and Africa and everywhere. I felt like you know what, maybe someday I have to start working, working again. Like I didn’t even register that this was work. But so, it was really fun for me as I travel around, but at that time, I still didn’t make any decision, honestly, because what did I do? I wasn’t happy with the education I had. And I was running away too, right? I mean, a flight attendant is a great thing. You don’t need to take any responsibilities. You just jump from one plane to the next. You don’t have any attachments. You don’t need to career you just travel. And I realized that I don’t know how long I’m going to do that before I decide what I should do in my life.

And unfortunately, that also came into a complete Hold then, because my father got sick in a very short time on pancreatic cancer. And I remember still when I was like 26, and saw the whole, you know, the cemetery filled with all the people because everybody loved my dad. And my dad really was a people pleaser, but he never took care of himself. So, I was standing there, and he passed away when he was 58 from pancreatic cancer and I was 26 and I looked around and I thought to Myself, I think time is short a life of 100 years. Like if we get lucky if we can live 100 years, I think it’s a short time it goes away in a blink of an eye. And I remember, all the people always say that to you, when you’re like 18. They’re like, enjoy those times when you’re like 18, right?

Yeah. And now I’m 48. And I just sent my daughter off to college and I’m like enjoy the college time. Same story. So long story short, that’s how I got into natural healing because I felt like, you know, I want to live a fulfilled life by giving back to others. And I discovered herbalism, yoga, wellness coaching. And I just stumbled into this whole field, because I wanted to understand how my dad could just pass away so quickly without any symptoms. And I want to make sure that nobody else has to go through the pain that I had, as a young adult, to lose their dad.

 

What Is the Big, Huge Research Behind Iridology?

So, we found out, for example, blue eye people or people who have like certain orange pigments in the brown in the outer ring of the eyes are having a hard time digesting the protein in dairy, so what that means is then, in your case, it might not be lactose intolerance. It might be Casein intolerance, which is the protein in the dairy. So, the moment you eat it, not a body’s working so hard, it can’t break down that casting. So, it trying to store it away, you know, I know mucous membranes well on because it’s an inflammation now. So now we are waking up with like, you know, having to clear my throat and feel like nasally and all the ingestion, right? Yeah, so this is exactly that. So free parts go into iridology, then I’m working on is the physical of eliminating certain foods that we know from the perspective of the eyes, then making, you know, emotional treatment for certain emotions, which can be a meditation about letting go of grief, right? Or it can be a brainwave meditation, which can let go of anxiety or tension. There’s also Emotional Freedom tapping that I use, which has certain acupuncture points, that you can tap on you to let go of that emotion. So, in my case, it was about sweetness in life, and gladly I ran off from this job that didn’t give me sweetness.

 

How Would the Audience Go About Getting Connected with Somebody That Can Help Them?

You can have them come to my practice, or nowadays since we’re in a digital world, where everybody can actually take amazing pictures of their eyes off their iPhones. So, if they connect with me, then I send them a little YouTube link on how to take the iris picture with their phone. So, then they can send me a left and a right picture. I can do online readings via zoom calls nowadays, which is awesome. Yeah. So, I have clients actually all over the world like my favorites are when the time zones are so different. Then I get up very early, and then I think about my work with my Japanese clients. Okay. So yeah, I can know it helps anybody to understand who they are with the blueprint reading of the eyes line also have to know how to read the eyes.

I want to make sure if I leave this earth that iridology is not dying out. This is where my next passion comes into place. I feel like I’m carrying on the light of iridology. It’s like, you know, when you see the Olympics, and they’re running with the Olympic flag within the brigade, you’re heartfelt. Yeah. That’s all filled with your knowledge, especially those experts. But people were not treating me that welcoming. I’m like, you know what, I don’t care, I’m going to hold on to this flame and let it not die off. Because it’s not true always that we need to have something brand new. We do not have to have that we can work with something that has already existed 1000s of years ago, and we just don’t want to make it die out. So that’s why I created my school called the center for iridology, and I teach chiropractors, I teach massage therapists, energy healers.

 

Can You Share One Success Story of One of Your Clients, That Would Help the Audience Really Understand How Valuable This Diagnostic Tool Is?

When people come and hit an iridologist, just the most likely run out of ideas what to do anymore to have, like, you know, symptoms, that doesn’t make any sense. They go for older medical, you know, diagnosis and diagnostics and nothing comes back, which is good. But in the end, that person just feels still dragged, tired, exhausted, and drained to feel that, Okay, everybody tells him that it’s just like in their head, but it’s not. So, then they end up finally, in my practice.

For example, I see one client, for example, came with me and she has, you know, dizzy spells, she had hair loss, she had nausea, and insomnia. When you put all those symptoms to get it doesn’t make any sense. So of course, she got the MRI and all that. And she came back one more, everything was perfect. No iron deficiency for tiredness. But when I looked into her iris are so certain signs around the corner, like the thyroid area in my Iris map, which is considered a thyroid weakness. So, then I told her I’m like, you know, did you get a thyroid test? And she says, Yeah, and it was perfect. And I’m like, you know what, I see a genetic really weakness in your thyroid areas. So, it makes sense for me that you feel tired, exhausted, drained, you lose your hair, you can’t sleep because it’s part of the endocrine system. And then I asked her, is anybody in your family? And she says, Yeah, my mother has been on thyroid medication for a long time. So, what is that what happens? Now usually, you would have to sit at home and wait for five, six years until you go every year back to the doctor to prove that you have thyroid weakness, right? And it might never happen.

Meantime, this client gained so much weight could lose weight, starved herself, and tried everything possible in a book to lose weight couldn’t and couldn’t get better. I gave it a thyroid based healthy diet. So, I use food as my medicine. So, in this case, it was a thyroid healthy based diet that also gave her supplements as herbs that supports a healthy but already nonfunctioning thyroid. And here’s the third part of what I did. The thyroid is associated that you have difficulties with your fifth chakra, which is your fluid area. Okay? So, fluid has to do everything with like, obviously, you and I, we don’t have any problems to communicate or we wouldn’t be on public podcasts right now. Some people, they have weakness because there was some press with the speech, or they’re not speaking the truth from what they really want to say because they want to keep the peace. So, I asked her what was going on with that and she found out that when she was little, she had very strong parents, and it was much better to be not heard just to be seen as a child. Remember that kind of old parenting.

So that’s what she learned that anytime she wanted to say Something she rather has suppressed it. And she had been also in a relationship there was like this, where she was very overpowered by this partner because she rather suppresses her opinion. And so, I became one person’s opinion. So, she suffered in this relationship as well. So, I had her go back to a psychologist to work with her speech and find out why she’s not expressing herself. So, once you discover that, then all healing came into place, she lost weight. She looked better; hair loss was gone. I mean, his whole thing just disappeared. And since then, she’s a great believer in iridology.

 

W Hat Is One Book That Is on Your Bedside Table Right Now?

A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle

 

What Is Your Favorite Thing to Do on the Weekends?

On the weekends? Oh, Walk at the Park.

 

What Is the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received?

The best gift that I’ve ever received. That’s, oh, I think oh, book. My dad always brought me books when he went on travels. And what I really loved about that is because you could read about the stories from where he was going, and you have something to hold on to that was my best gift. And that’s how I became obsessed with reading. Because I’m an avid reader as well.

 

 

How to Connect with Birgit

www.centerforiridology.com 

www.birgitcare.com

 

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17: Danica Joan on Creating the Future by Restoring Families

That’s kind of been my thing is love yourself, selfishly. Because you really cannot love. You can’t give what you don’t have. – Danica Joan

Meet Danica Joan

Danica Joan joins us to share her commitment to restoring families experiencing high conflict custody matters. As a family advocate of over 20 years, Danica created the non-profit, Kids Need Both, Inc as a way of educating parents and professionals on how to create positive change in high conflict families that gives the children a whole new future. It has been through her own heartache that she found her voice as a family advocate and now makes it her life mission to help others. Life’s struggles that start may be your opportunity to step into your life’s calling. With over 20 years’ experience as an educator, Danica provides families with workable solutions to their custody conflicts. She is a Certified Family Mediator with Florida Supreme Court, Guardian Ad Litem, the author for Florida’s Family Stabilization Parent Education curriculum, and a personal custody coach.

Show Notes

Tell the audience a little bit about your story.

My friend, Donna Eller, introduced us, and she says this could be something that would be a great place to connect. And it’s been a really great opportunity to be able to, to be a contributing author in this book, because it’s not, even though I knew my story, I had the basis of my story. It was actually through the writing process that I discovered so many things I didn’t see before. It 20 years ago was when I kind of, my journey ended up choosing its course in working with families going through high conflict custody situations because that was where my journey started. I was going through, and I ended up in a marriage that was not healthy. It was very, it was dysfunctional, and there were children involved. So, it wasn’t just the decisions I made was not just for me, but it was also for my children. And yet I chose to in the marriage, thinking it would go one way and it didn’t. And I realized I found myself in a very high conflict custody situation. So, you know, just going through survival and trying to make the most of the situation. I realized, well, wait a minute. This is not a calling I asked for, but it was thrust upon me to help other families, other parents going through high conflict custody situations. So, over the course of the years, I created a nonprofit called kids need both. And its mission is to educate those dealing with high conflict families, not just the parents themselves. But I also found in my journey that the professionals were not very well equipped to deal effectively deal with these high conflict families. So that’s what I do today is I work with, I’m a mediator. I’m an author of the family stabilization curriculum. And I coach families who are going through a divorce.

I love what you guys are and what you’re doing with your nonprofit. I want you to be able to share a little bit more about that.

I was talking to a friend of mine, one of the founders of a divorce professionals organization nationwide. She and I were sharing, she says, you know, the legal field doesn’t get a bad reputation for no reason, as far as you know, the legal process being dragged out, and it costs people 10s of 1000s of dollars and all that. I’ve got to believe that there are good people in all of those fields, but there’s a lot of resignation in that situation. So, you know, the thing is, is divorce has three ways to go, it can go mediation centered, it could go like collaborative, or it could go litigated. Ultimately, mediation is where the most harmonious wants, collaborative is the next stage, and litigated if somehow there can be an establishment of trying to filter out those families, So we’re not pushing everybody into the presumed litigated direction. It would make a big difference for families. That’s what I do with my team, with kids need both is to create options for families and actually empower the parents because the parents need to be in the driver’s seat of their custody situation. And not just expect that just because you’re an attorney that you’re going to be the one to take care of everything. And understanding that parents are sometimes, they’re in a very emotional, they’re in survival mode, they’re concerned about the roof over their head, being able to have enough money to pay to support themselves plus the children. There’s just a lot of worries. And that’s why we get attorneys to take care of those things. But we’ve got to remember that we’re in we are the ones in charge, and it’s our responsibility to, to empower ourselves, maybe even you know, to find a divorce coach that helps us to think more grounded Lee and, you know so that we can go in there and make the right decision. A lot of times, we go into mediation completely unprepared. And we’re making decisions for our six-month-old child or a preschool child that will last 18 years. And I guarantee that that agreement, that parenting plan agreement that was okay, when the child was 18 months old, does not work when they’re 18 years.

How do you support your families, and how does your nonprofit support your families?

My team has created a platform community. It’s a subscription-based platform community; this has been in the works for a while because we’ve already been doing conferences every few years, bringing experts in, in a conference structure. And, of course, with the pandemic, it shifted to an online conference. And then we discovered something; we discovered that, first of all, we had access to way more families actually globally, by shifting it to an online conference. So, then we said, okay, what’s next? We created this platform community called hope for families. And it still has a lot of blog content and experts. Still, it also has access to a director of professionals that we’ve vetted and said, you know, these are the people we would recommend if you need any of their services. What’s really special, probably the big flagship, is the coach led groups. So, like, a might be a six-week group where the topic might be, you know, parenting plans or finances or whatever topic that our coaches are an expert in, we have them lead, like a, like a curriculum-based six-week group, and you can join that. And then, when your six weeks are up, you might want to try a different one. And it’s the design to make an interactive kind of conversation so that you can discover things together. And versus I kind of, I correlate it to, like, the church structure. When you sit down for your worship service, it’s a passive activity of being, you know, taught to, and it’s wonderful; you have some great insights. But then it’s in those small groups, the Sunday school classes and stuff like that, that you develop relationships, and you actually, you know, transform your way of thinking, and you become more empowered. So that’s what we’ve got going, you know, to help families along with, of course, our services that the professionals, the practitioners have available, maybe like the course of their own, maybe a self-directed course, or just utilizing them, as you know, a mediator or a counselor, you know, that kind of thing.

Can you share one of the nuggets of wisdom that you included with your story for anybody that may be really connecting with your journey and want to maybe learn something from you?

In the beginning, as I said, I knew my story very well; I thought I did. Before I started discovering myself, I realized that my ex wasn’t really the bad guy that thrust me into this mission. It was so easy to see that because it was right out there. However, over time, I realized what had me even connected into that kind of dynamic because of my lack of loving myself and selfishly. That’s been my thing is love yourself, selfishly. Because you really cannot love. You can’t give what you don’t have.

What advice would you give to somebody in the audience right now, who may be struggling with a high conflict divorce, or maybe an upcoming divorce that they feel may be high conflict?

Well, I would say the first thing you need to do before you hire an attorney before anything is finding a trusted coach. A coach will help. And I know this to be true because I have coached many people, they come back to me, and they said, Wow, everything, I started with lots of fear and trepidation. And I got through it with everything I wanted. Not, you didn’t get everything. But you got it to end the way you wanted it to end, which was harmonious. And through having a coach that can actually navigate and guide you. In the directions. It’s like having a trusted friend right next to your side.

Somebody looking for a divorce coach, like, how would they find that type of person to connect with? Or should they connect with you?

They certainly could connect with me because on the platform, that’s one of the things that we’re really, really trying to connect people with is get yourself a coach. People have no idea how valuable it really is to have that before they spend tons and tons of money that they don’t have anyplace else.

What is a book right now that is on your bedside table?

Love Lessons: Signs of a True Soulmate by Jamie Hirsch

If you can be any superhero, which one would you choose to be? 

Wonder Women. She’s like, powerful, and she’s sexy. 

Mentioned in This Episode

www.DanicaJoan.com

www.KidsNeedBoth.org 

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