Welcome to the Rock Your Bliss podcast with co-hosts Jacki Carr and Mary Beth LaRue. This podcast is an interview series filled with inspirational conversation, self inquiry into how to rock your bliss and storytelling from inspiring humans all over the globe. The intention of each episode is to provide insight, tools and a new way of thinking to make shift happen in your days, weeks and perhaps even your life. Join us on this journey. We'd love to hear from you along the way.


Season TWO

 

Welcome Back! Season 2 & Creating Rituals

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Topics Discussed in this Episode: 

+ Introduction to Season 2: Jamming on themes from this upcoming season!

+ Welcome New Listeners: Who We Are and What We Are Up To!

+ Rituals in our day-to-day: playing with a 7-day ritual practice

+ Leaning on being “in it” together - in connection!

+ What rituals look like for each of us?

+ Creating action through supportive experience

+ What does commitment look and feel like for us?

+ Where can you create a commitment that feels good to you?

 

“By doing an action that supports the rest of my day, that felt so good.” - Mary Beth LaRue

“As I kept naturally moving into what I was aware of the beautiful reminders of what was happening now, it was really cool to release all the stories of what might happen.” -Jacki Carr

 

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Erin Trealor

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ Erin’s definition of Bliss

+ What inspired Erin to launch RAW Beauty Talks

+ Creating safe spaces for women to share with one another

+ Comparison versus Celebration

+ Shift to working with youth culture + Free to Be Talks

+ Answering the question, “What do you LOVE about yourself?”

+ How Erin rocks Self-Love and how to access this in your life

 

“Bliss means feels amazing in your body. It means, to me, having that sense of calm, and feeling connected, and feeling grounded in who I am and the places I want to go and the choices I make day-to-day.” - Erin Trealor

“The way that we perceive ourselves has a lot more to do with how we are feeling on the inside than how we look on the outside.” - Erin Trealor

“Self-love simply means looking after yourself knowing your specific body and mind and soul and what works for you and then honoring that.” - Erin Trealor

 

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Jordan Younger 

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ What does bliss mean to Jordan?

+ Jordan’s journey with authenticity as her brand evolved over time

+ Finding and cultivating a new audience when you shift your personal brand

+ Finding balance between eating for your respective body type and embracing food freedom

+ Listening to our bodies and making nutrition decisions based on what we actually need to support our immune system

+ Building a tribe that supports you

+ Creating from choice as our bodies evolve over time

+ What does “healthy eating” mean? Jordan gives us some ideas for making healthy food choices

+ Finding balance with our digital lives and our real-lives, especially when you are your brand - living in the moment versus capturing every moment

+ Jordan’s favorite ways to rock SELF-love

 

“Bliss, to me, means choosing to fill my time with things I actually enjoy!” -Jordan Younger

““You don’t have to stay in the labels, you always have choice.” -Jacki Carr

“Healthy eating, right now, means listening to your individual body.” -Jordan Younger

“It’s so good to own what you love. There is so much choice in letting it ebb and flow. Rigidity just doesn’t feel good.” -Mary Beth LaRue

 

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Jess Davis

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Topics Discussed In This Episode:  

+ Jess’s definition of Bliss

+ Morning Rituals for Space Creation

+ Intentional Boundaries & Technology-Free time

+ What inspired Jess create Folk Rebellion - ‘missioned based company’ - the negative effects of technology and/or misuse

+Tips for Smartphone Addictions & Forgive the Slips

+ Shame & Our Addictions

+ Creating a unplug box with your loved ones - feed the monster

+ Creating physical distance with your device

+ Digital exhaustion and how it’s in our days / minds / intentions

+ Jess’s favorite in-real-life activities

 

“Bliss is space” - Jess Davis

“Usage creates Habit creates Addiction” - Jess Davis

“NO is one of my favorite words” -Jess Davis

 

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Boundaries & Body Image

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ Creating vulnerability in friendship

+ Excavating Soulfulness

+ Boundaries & ‘Doing It All’

+ What do boundaries mean to us at RYB?

+ Why are boundaries so f-ing HARD?

+ Wholeness and How we are choosing it

+ The reality of a “Quarter-Life Crisis”

+ Tools We Use to Shift - Schedule, Values, Supporting-Self

+ Boundaries and Mama-Hood

+ How do you say NO and create choice in your response?

+  Taking Things Personally & Letting that Go

+ Finding the pause & Listening to our bodies

 

“Boundaries are personal property lines.” -Jacki Carr

“Boundaries are fences that support your freedom.” -Danielle LaPorte

“I tend to what I need to tend to, for me, in order to show up and be powerful in the world” -Mary Beth LaRue

“Is it spacious? Is it expansive?” - Mary Beth LaRue

“Sometimes you have to get lost, to get found.” -Mama Carr

 

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Tiffany Russo

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ How can we practice presence NOW?

+ Accessing Quiet among the Noise

+ What does Tiffany’s yoga practice look like right now?

+ Social Scroll versus Bedtime Meditation?

+ How did Tiffany transition from working in Hollywood to becoming a Yoga teacher?

+ Life’s little nudges a.k.a ‘God Winks’ and how to tune in to the opportunities that are already around you

+ How does Tiffany keep it real in the LA yoga world?

+ Tapping into the innate “enoughness” in our work, ourselves and our offerings

+ Finding what roots you in your community, your tribe and your teachers

+ Exploring connection over competition

 

“Bliss, to me, is that moment of presence, where your not in fear from past experiences nor are you in anxiety about future experiences. It’s the moment of complete acceptance to what is, right now.” - Tiffany Russo

“I keep it real by truly keeping my head down and believing in what I teach and continuing to have a practice and a teacher I continue to go back to, to get inspired with.” - Tiffany Russo

“The more experienced we are, the more grounded we are in what we believe in.” - Tiffany Russo

 

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Season One

 

Welcome to the Rock Your Bliss Podcast!

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ Welcome to the Podcast

+ Being a beginner

+ Radical Conversations in Community

+ Vulnerability and Building a Business

“Rocking your bliss is a choice, moment-to-moment, and that choice feels grounded. - Mary Beth LaRue


“Bliss is defined individually. I love the inquiry everyday of what bliss means to me.” - Jacki Carr

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Nicole Antoinette 

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Topics Discussed in this Episode: 

+ Getting truthful and keeping it REAL

+ Joy & Fun and Nicole’s meaning of Bliss and Balance

+ Reading Erotica & Peppermint Tea

+ Self-Help Addiction & Checking in with our ability to integrate what and when we learn from others!

+ Inquiry and Curiosity

+ Consumption versus Creation

+ Intentionality with Social Media as tools

+ Assumptions and Truth

+ Morning Rituals

+ Clearing the Fear and Getting Into Action

“I feel like a lot of my work, both personally and thereby creatively, what I put out in the world really comes down to this idea of the value of getting down to the heart of what’s true, without judgement, being able to be honest with yourself.” - Nicole Antoinette


“What has to be true for this to work? I think there is a lot of power in asking, “what are the actual blocks that are stopping this habit from changing?” and being willing to just give yourself what you need.” - Nicole Antoinette

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Lindsay Jean Thomson

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Topics Discussed in this Episode: 

+ What does bliss mean to Lindsay?

+ Morning Rituals

+ Meditation Practice

+ Creating Women Catalysts - Creating Community and Connection for Women  

+ Inspiring Women into Action

+ Lindsay’s journey with Breast Cancer & Recovery

“Bliss is feeling alive and connected, loved and in the moment.” - Lindsay Jean Thomson

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Rosie Acosta

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ Thriving inside of Tribes - finding our Soul-Recognition in our communities

+ Owning our actions and our language - especially around fear and love

+ Fear and how we soften our fear and use it to take action

+ Rituals - evening and morning routines

+ The meaning and language around what it means to be Radically Loved

“If we aren’t out there seeking our tribe, seeking out connection with our other co-tribes women, what are we doing with ourselves?” - Rosie Acosta

“The important thing is the manner, and the way, of how I woke up in the morning, and what intention I set that morning. How you wake up is how you show up!” - Rosie Acosta

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Adulting

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Topics Discussed in this Episode: 

+ How we use our tools, everyday!

+ How we shift when we are adulting hard

+ Comparison

+ How we want to adult!

+ Visioning and Filing our Language to create Action!

+ Circumstance versus Possibility

+ Inspiration versus the social media roller coaster

+ Micromanaging versus Feeling

+ Forgiveness & Establishing Trust

“Visioning provides a space to feel balance in interacting with the world now and actually designing and redesigning my world so it feels truthful and soulful to me.” - Jacki Carr

“When we can look at something or someone and experience through the lens of curiosity and enjoyment rather than comparison, there is so much to be learned and felt.” - Mary Beth LaRue


“Adulting is best when shared.” - Jacki Carr

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Jenny Lynn Wood

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Topics Discussed in this Episode: 

+ How bliss lives in the details

+ How to consciously craft your schedule

+ Creating non-negotiables

+ What does tribe mean and how do you cultivate it?

+ Intentionality and going deeper supported in community

+ Mantras and I AM

+ Book Recommendations

“When I get still, you get closer to things.” - Jenny Lynn Wood

“Tribe are those people that exist outside your family, the people you consciously choose to put into your life." - Jenny Lynn Wood

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