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.

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Season 4 is generously sponsored by Hum Nutrition

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Welcome to Season 4!

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ Major Life Changes for both MB and Jacki!

+ MB’s journey with Foster Care and New Mamahood

+ The dynamism of motherhood & creating space for grace

+ Honoring our new chapters and where we are now

+ Meeting yourself in the moment

+ Uncertainty & Exploring the trust that is required to live a whole-hearted life

+ Tapping into Self-Care to really honor who you are in every moment

+ Inquiry into our beliefs and asking ourselves where we thrive

+ Moving ourselves into possibility by giving ourselves the space to feel & zoom out from the nitty gritty of the now

+ Getting excited about Season 4!


“You have to re-negotiate, re-evaluate and let go of an old vision to allow a new one. You have to leave space for grace.” - Jacki Carr

“Leaning into the uncertainty and discomfort is teaching me so much, because no matter what, suffering will occur.” - MB LaRue

“You get the experience of being alive when you are fully present.” - MB LaRue

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This episode is sponsored by HUM Nutrition


Liz Dennery Sanders

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ Bliss and its roots in simplicity

+ Unraveling balance & Devoting time to extreme presence

+ Embracing boundaries, honoring your no, and creating efficient prioritization

+ The reality of our To-Do lists and leaning into surrendering at the end of the day

+ How Liz’s Book Style & Substance came to life

+ The Importance of Building a Brand Foundation

+ Differentiating your brand identity in the “sea of sameness”

+ Finding your secret sauce as an entrepreneur

+ Bringing clarity into who you are and what you do

+ Creating awareness around “the lovers” of your brand

+ Up-leveling our “thought work” and its relationship to our monkey mind


“Bliss is simple. It’s loving things that stand out to me as blissful.” - Liz Dennery Sanders

“I believe in extreme presence.” -Liz Dennery Sanders

“We need an army of badass women. We need women to connect to their voice, to step into their power, to play a bigger game in this landscape of life, to get a seat at the table and be more influential.” - Liz Dennery Sanders

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This episode is sponsored by HUM Nutrition  

 Nicole Sciacca

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ What bliss means to Nicole

+ How authenticity shows up in Nicole’s day-to-day

+ Leaning into our weird

+ Maintaining balance and time for restoration among a FULL schedule and life-hustle

+ Creating blank space in your calendar to just feel it out

+ Tangible ways to access restoration in the moment

+ Functional movement and how to move in the ways our bodies actually need

+ Giving our yoga practice permission to ebb and flow

+ What big goals are coming up for Nicole


“Bliss is peace in my heart.” - Nicole Sciacca

“You’re a human that has a practice” - MB LaRue

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This episode is sponsored by HUM Nutrition


Christa Schwind

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ What bliss means to Christa?

+ Bliss as Freedom from Separateness

+ Using Yoga as a tool to Reconnect & Maintain our Conscious Brain & Invite in Balance

+ Maintaining Balance by saying NO

+ Finding the Space to Set Boundaries with Time

+ Unraveling Self-ish into Wise-Selfish to Reclaim our own Self-Care

+ Guilt and Motherhood - Declaring “It’s All Important!”

+ Christa explains how she became a Doctor in Yoga Studies - blending science, academics and the yogic tradition

+ Seeing the Yoga Practice has both on and off the mat living

+ Big Goals for Christa in 2018


“There is something about being in nature, feeling the wind on my face, the freedom, is bliss to me. We can experience bliss when we are not separate from a higher source, or the universe, which includes in inexhaustible potential for creativity. Bliss is in those moments of non-separateness.”  -Dr. Christa Schwind

“It important, as moms, to show our children that our passions matter.” -Dr. Christa Schwind

“Being a crusader of bliss, that’s what the world needs.” - Dr. Christa Schwind

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This episode is sponsored by HUM Nutrition

Bonkosi Alyssa Horn

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ What does Bliss mean to Alyssa?

+ Settling into a sense of home at different parts of our lives

+ Stepping into creation to find your ground and the most joy in any moment

+ Navigating the “Grass is Greener” syndrome and how to live in choice

+ Finding your “All In” - rooted in the NOW

+ Keeping creativity alive in a dynamic life of “AND”

+ Owning our strengths in who we are to help support us through our daily life

+ Living into deep connection - how to bravely show up to listen, hear and get curious with other humans

+ Alyssa shares her family history and what it means to be African AND American while navigating definitions of race and racism in this cultural moment

+ Declaring our purpose and moving into action to serve in a greater way

+ What is means to really listen and be open to learning

+ Stepping into the ugliness and the discomfort to move into something new


“Bliss is being 100% you: living authentically, thriving and feeling joy in everything that you do, and the ability to work through whatever life throws your way and still continue to be who you are.” - Bonkosi Alyssa Horn

“[On choice] I am the catalyst to bring about change.” - Bonkosi Alyssa Horn

“We all have so much to be connected through.” - Bonkosi Alyssa Horn

“Be humble and ready to fumble.” - MB LaRue

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This episode is sponsored by HUM Nutrition

Boundaries & Bliss

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ Welcome to the End of Season 4!

+ Recapping our commitments, lessons around balance, and sharing our goal fails

+ How we define balance, in this moment, right NOW versus how it used to be

+ The Comparison Trap

+ Meeting ourselves right where we are at

+ The evolution of our practices

+ Reexamining our “one-size-fits-all” perspectives

+ How we navigate shifts in the moment for ourselves and each other

+ Boundaries around Balance

+ Asking ourselves “What would feel good?”

+ Learning and leaning into how to Make Shift Happen

+ Examining our “joyful frequencies”  

+ The power of laughter and not taking ourselves so seriously

Topics Discussed in this Episode:

“I believe you can work to the space where it can be just shifting the thought.” - Mary Beth LaRue

“Our energy...how we speak to ourselves in our minds, how we speak out loud to other people, and even with our own bodies...it all matters. ” - Jacki Carr

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This episode is sponsored by HUM Nutrition