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 eight 

 
 

Season 8 Welcome

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ What is coming up for us this Summer

+ For Jacki: it’s all about balance, in all things

+ For MB: it’s about defining success and re-defining our ‘should’s; what does it mean to feel on purpose 

+ Accountability & Ritualizing Commitment 

+ What does a DONE day look like? 

+ How speaking up & creating boundaries help us feel fulfilled & pivot when needed 

+ What is making you come ALIVE

+ How to tap into that seasonal exploration of what excites you right now

Quotes: 

“I think there is something really special about putting yourself on the line.” - Mary Beth LaRue

“Everything is on Earth is temporary, and so are we.” - Jacki Carr

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Katie Brauer

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Gateways into the Self - ways to move inward

  • The importance and treasures found in slowing down

  • Adjusting our lens to re-access what feels important now?

  • Connection is moving towards the simple & going back to basics: Asking Yourself…

    • How am I feeling? Body, Energy, Emotions…

    • What do I need? What would be supportive for me right now?

    • What actions am I willing to take to support that need?

  • How Katie’s relationship with the yoga scene has shifted over 20 years

  • The value & masks of being online 

  • The evolution of the practice - keeping our beginner’s mind 

  • Letting ourselves be human with people and with ourselves 

  • Katie’s advice for first time yoga students

Quotes:

“For me, the bliss bomb is connection.” - Katie Brauer

“If you get on a mat, and you move, and you breath with awareness, things are going to change. It’s magic.” - Katie Brauer

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Elizabeth Wade

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • What it means to be in your body, to be fully present & in touch with our natural rhythms

  • Becoming aware of how we’re ‘steering our own ship’

  • How Dr. Wade followed her ‘hell yes’ to medical school

  • How to have the best period of your life

  • Our menstrual cycle & how our cycle affects our overall health

  • Getting to the root of our imbalances in the body 

  • Learning what is “normal” for women and our bodies

  • The importance of sleep and our hormones 

  • Shifting the cultural blame around our cycles and monthly bleeding 

  • Creating a Fertility practice. Becoming aware of your fertile time - Cycle Tracking! 

  • Charting your Cervical Mucus 

  • Hormone Health & the Importance of supporting the Liver - removing: refined sugar, alcohol, adding in: kale, cabbage, turmeric, garlic, - living loving foods - milk thistle (liver loving herb)

  • Tips for good sleep hygiene - bed by 11pm & adding black out curtains

  • Becoming aware of our home environments and how our home affects our hormone health 

Quotes:

“Bliss is the times when I am so content that I feel that there is no place else in the world, or with anybody else, I’d rather be.” - Dr. Elizabeth Wade

“The menstrual cycle is now nationally recognized as the fifth vital sign for women.” - Dr. Elizabeth Wade

“It’s not normal to suffer.” - Dr. Elizabeth Wade

“Take it slow. Give your permission to make changes, one change at a time.” - Dr. Elizabeth Wade 

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Ashley Tracey

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

+ Removing the mystery of Astrology

+ Using Astrology to access to a deeper dimension to our lives

+ Tapping into bliss and a state of flow as a conscious choice

+ Ashley shares the basics of our Sun, Moon & Rising signs

+ Sun Sign - how we shine out into the world, what we lead with, & our external processing

+ Moon Sign - relates to our inner world, what we keep hidden, our emotions, & our inner processing

+ Rising Sign - sets the tone for the birth/natal chart, our social mask; how other people perceive you; personality traits that you’re developing through life 

+ Our Signs

+ Ashley - Sun in Libra, Moon in Sagittarius, Rising in Aquarius

+ Jacki - Sun in Aquarius, Rising in Sagittarius, Moon in Cancer 

+ MB - Sun in Virgo, Rising in Leo, Moon in Libra 

+ Ashley explains the Alchemy of the Signs - Earth (root), Air (mind/mouth), Fire (gut/solar plexus), Water (heart)

+ Using the stars to find our compatibility & complements in life & our partnerships

+ Karmic & Past Life Stories

+ Using Astrology to bring awareness and crate some that sense of ease

+ Demystifying Retrograde (internal expression) & what is means when a planet is Direct (external expression)

+ The forecast for this fall - Taking a deep breath after a lot of inner work - August has a lightness, planets going direct, taking action (Aug, Sept, Oct)

Quotes:

“Bliss means conscious connection.” - Ashley Tracey

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MB & Jacki

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • Talking about our “hell yes” in life! 

  • Being brave throughout our lives

  • What our “hell yes” looks and feels like over time

  • Rocking our bliss throughout our lives

  • Top “hell yes” moments of our lives so far! (To be continued the season finale!) 

  • Jacki:

  1. lululemon - first hell yes, when everyone else says no

  2. Meeting Suzanne Conrad (of Lightyear Leadership)

  • Mary Beth:

  1. lululemon - first hell yes, leaving it all on the table & moving toward what feels right

  2. Moving to Los Angeles - meeting Jacki at lululemon

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Jacki & MB

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Topics Discussed in this Episode:

  • How our ‘Hell No’ informs our ‘Hell Yes’

  • Listening to our bodies 

  • Leaning into faith over fear, regularly 

  • Examining the stories that live on repeat in our minds and bodies

  • Put in effort and then allow yourself the space to pivot

  • How a ‘Hell Yes’ can disrupt your life - allowing yourself to see how you want to be living

  • Holding space for unknowing 

Quotes:

“You can know your ‘hell yes’ and talk yourself out of it.” - Jacki Carr

“Your life holds ‘hell yes’s that you don’t even know about yet.” - Mary Beth LaRue

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