The Dragonfly Connection
Healthy From The Inside Out

Healthy From The Inside Out

June 29, 2022

Ambers guest, Steve Q. Wiltshire has made fitness, health & mindset a priority for 3 decades! Shortly after winning the Mr. Oregon Body Building Competition, Steve developed an autoimmune disease that originated from a serious gut complication that took a huge toll on his overall health, his life, and his career. 

Up until then Steve followed what he perceived as experts in fitness regarding what was "healthy", like radical meal plans and supplements containing harsh chemicals. But, eighteen long months after being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease and more, which he talks about in this episode, Steve healed himself through alternative and holistic healing methods. Now he doesn't just look healthy, he IS healthy from the inside out. And, it's evident through his boundless energy and outlook on life!

Now it's Steve's mission to help others reclaim their health & power...and love themselves no matter where they're at! Steve is an inspiring Speaker, Author, Mindset Coach and the founder of Body Temple Health & Wellness. His company also has it's own, all natural, chemical free supplement line! The links to follow are included below. 

Also included is his complimentary ‘15 Day Kickstart Gut Detox Plan’. Like Steve says, "The Gut is the engine and the brain of the body." After listening to this episode you should definitely check out his free detox program and all his other great resources to help you on your healing journey. 

If you're part of The Dragonfly Connection Community on Facebook you can also connect with Steve and other podcast guests in there. 

Grab the complimentary detox program at bodytemplellc.com/kickstart

Check out all the resources his company offers (including chemical-free supplements) at www.bodytemplellc.com

 

Inner Work

Inner Work

June 15, 2022

Ambers guest today is Rachel West, and this is her 2nd time being on the podcast. Rachel is a Holistic Personal Growth Coach, Best Selling Author and the Founder of "Empowering Growth". She is also a Domestic Violence Victims Advocate and Community Health Worker. 

Rachel focuses on helping others with mindset improvement and their mental health with a specialty in addiction. She has a belief that you must do the inner work, if you ever want the outer to work; and understands first hand how releasing negative mental, emotional and behavioral programming helps you feel, hear and see new possibilities simply by shifting your thoughts so that you can achieve the results you dream of at a much higher level. 

One of her favorite quotes is from Stacey O'Byrne, "Choice is a powerful thing, suffering is always optional". 

Sometimes in our lives horrible things do happen, tragedies, traumatic experiences - things that are truly not our fault, and sometimes things that we don't have actual recognition of because they happened to us as children...or even to our ancestors. Those things/events have the potential to wreck havoc in our lives when just left to run amok in our subconscious. 

If left buried and untreated, they can lead to mental health challenges as well as addiction. In this episode, that's what the focus is - the buried emotions, the untruths we tell ourselves, and the programming...the roots of the problem. Then Rachel shares some ways to heal those things in your life and how to help others. Because, suffering is optional. We can all choose to start our healing journey or not. 

So, even if you haven't been touched by addiction in your family like Rachel and Amber have, this episode is one you need to hear...if not for you, for someone you care about. Then go share it with them! There's also a really easy self-awareness tool buried within their conversation that you can start using today. 

All the ways you can connect with Rachel are listed below. If you join The Dragonfly Connection Community on Facebook, you can ask her questions directly. It's a free group, Amber created to help us stay connected and empowered on our healing journeys.

Rachels Website: www.empoweringgrowthcoach.com 

Facebook and Her Private Group on Facebook  

And, on Instagram. 

 

Getting Curious

Getting Curious

June 1, 2022

"Curiosity is the gateway drug to intuition" - Kimberly Spencer 

Kimberly Spencer is an award-winning high-performance, trauma-informed coach and trainer, Amazon best-selling author, TEDx speaker, and the founder of CrownYourself.com.

From her entrepreneurial beginnings at five selling bags of glitter-water to her neighbors, to becoming an award-winning screenwriter, certified Pilates instructor, Miss Congeniality, and six-time WEGO Health Activist Award nominee, Kimberly is proof that it's better to make your own mold than to conform to someone else's. She and Amber talk a ton about this topic in this episode along with her own healing journey, the mother wound (and the father wound), drama triangles and so much more good stuff to help you on your life and healing journey. 

Kimberly's work has been featured on Netflix, The CW, ESPN, Chicken Soup for the Soul, and NPR, and in Thrive Global, CNBC, and Forbes. We are so honored to have her part of the Dragonfly Connection now! 

Let us know what you thought of this episode in The Dragonfly Connection Community! 

All the ways you can connect with Kimberly are listed below. 

***Something happened to Ambers mic during this recording, cause it's definitely a little off. But, it shouldn't ruin your experience. Please refrain from dinging her reviews because of it. Instead, please share with your friends and leave a review about the wonderful content rather than mic error. 

Website: https://crownyourself.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crownyourselfnow

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/crownyourself/

Instagram: https://instagram.com/crownyourselfnow

Cosmic Connection

Cosmic Connection

May 25, 2022

Ash Marshall-Odell says, "Living life is a spiritual experience." 

Spirituality is a very important part of our healing journey and Amber felt that this episode was the perfect one to help wrap up Mental Health Awareness Month for us. Please share with someone who needs to hear it...not just in May, but anytime.  

Ash is a spiritual teacher & mentor, healer, empath, psychic medium, certified personal coach, Light Worker, Reiki master & teacher, and author of the book, Light Bound: A Healer’s Journey through Trauma, C PTSD, and Anxiety, and now most recently the host of her own podcast, the "Attune to You" podcast. 

In this episode she and Amber are chatting about spirituality, healing journeys, energy, and the infinite possibilities within and around each of us....or cosmic connections. Ash shares a plethora of self-help tools that can help you tune more deeply into yourself for developing more ease, clarity, capability, and insight. Most are free and many are low cost. They're tools available to all of us. 

When you're done listening check out Ash's podcast. 

You can also connect with Ash on her website and purchase a copy of her book. All those links are below.

Attune to You Podcast on Apple Podcasts or search for it on Spotify and Google too! podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/attune-to-you/id1599580831 

Visit her website for resources and a to purchase her book sacredjourneyswithash.com

If you'd like to connect more intimately with Ash, Amber and other podcast guests join us on Facebook in The Dragonfly Connection Community group. 

Grounded Alignment

Grounded Alignment

May 18, 2022

Are you not living your best life because anxiety and depression are holding you back? 

Ambers guest, Grounded Alignment Practitioner, Elizabeth Sloan wants you to know that you are not “broken” or “less than”, you just need the right support to reconnect you with your ideal manifestation of yourself in this world. 

She says, when you are grounded as yourself, you really can deal with all the challenges that come up from a place of inner calm and equanimity. In this episode, Elizabeth shares some proven, effective resources and technologies to help you do just that.

In this episode she also shares an easy tool she uses for herself to bring her greater joy and peace every day no matter what's going on in her life. It's something anyone listening can do and doesn't cost a thing!

Amber will be getting healing session with Elizabeth the week this episode lands, as she is currently in need of some outside support to help her process some trauma triggers. You can hear more about that and her experience as a client of Elizabeth's in the private Facebook Group, "The Dragonfly Connection".

The link to connect with Elizabeth....including a link to her weekly live meditation on zoom are below. She can also be found on Instagram and Facebook at Grounded Alignment.

Website:www.groundedalignment.com

Go to her website to register for her Free live Guided meditations every other Friday on Zoom.

 

Language of Love

Language of Love

May 11, 2022

It's still Mental Health Awareness Month. But, after last week's episode where Amber talked about some heavy topics, we decided to go a little lighter...but, the information in this episode is still helpful for your mental health. And, Ambers guest Bethany has a loving, sunshine energy that's just good for the soul. 

Bethany Nicole is back for a second time and this time we're chatting about the 5 Love Languages, based on work and books by Gary Chapman. Bethany is an LA-based author, freelance writer, and relationship expert.

She's also the creator of "Written In The Stars" Relationship Sessions where she uses alternative healing modalities to work on your deeper layers - the subconscious, astrological, energetics, and even karmic layers to get to the root of what's really going on in your love life, to create long-lasting benefits, and to build long-term connections. 

And, Bethany also uses the 5 Love Languages in her work and on herself. 

Amber is a huge fan of the 5 Love Languages and believes it's one of the things that's kept her relationship with her husband as solid as it is. They were fortunate to get the original book as a wedding present and have been using it and the concept since they first realized they didn't have the same love language. 

Whether or not you already know about the book, you're in a romantic relationship, wanting to be in one, or happily single; this episode is for you. There are actually Love Language books for everyone and can benefit all types of relationships...even the one with yourself. 

Here are the main Love Language books:

The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love that Lasts

The 5 Love Languages Singles Edition: The Secret that Will Revolutionize Your Relationships

5 Love Languages Of Children: The Secret To Loving Children

The 5 Love Languages of Teenagers: The Secret to Loving Teens Effectively

The 5 Love Languages for Men: Tools for Making a Good Relationship Great 

Connect with Bethany at bethanynicole.com

Or on Facebook or Instagram 

 

A Healing Journey

A Healing Journey

May 4, 2022

No matter what you’re going through, there is always hope. There is always a way to get through it. True healing is possible for every single one of us.

In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month Amber shares parts of her traumatic yet healing story. She shares her experience with different healing methods and resources in order to encourage and support you on your healing journey.

Get help finding wellness professionals to help support you on your healing and life journey at HealingWaze.com.

Hire Amber to advocate for you! Learn more HERE.

Join The Dragonfly Connection Community on Facebook for support and a great self-improvement book list. Here are the two she mentions in this episode: 

The Body Keeps The Score

Atlas of The Heart

And, if you'd like to support NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), please visit Ambers fundraising page 

Grief Lessons

Grief Lessons

April 27, 2022

"Grief can often feel like being quarantined. Now, it’s even more so. Grieving is hard and isolating even at the best of times, and unfortunately, we are far from the best of times."

That's a quote from a piece written by Ambers guest today, Kevin Ringstaff founder of PetCloud - grief support services for pet loss. 

Now if you're not a pet owner, that's ok, this episode is focused on grief in general - the stigmas around it, the process, and ways to help ourselves and others. 

Kevin has been a student of grief for many years. He's been through several grief certification programs over the years and he's currently studying to be a Board Certified Hospital Chaplain. He spends his days talking about grief, creating activities and products around grief, and listening to the grief stories from people all over the country.

PetCloud is his first company, created to help those who are going through the loss of a pet. A direct link to this website will be below. He's currently seeking stories about pet loss for his upcoming podcast. If you're interested, you can connect with Kevin through his website or on social media. 

Kevins has another company, Grieving at Work, created to help teach management how to better support grieving employees in the workplace.

If you'd like to connect with him, and other podcast guests more intimately; join us in Ambers private Facebook group, The Dragonfly Connection

Visit his websites: petcloud.pet 

And, grievingatwork.com

Find him on Instagram and Facebook too! 

Emotional Freedom

Emotional Freedom

April 13, 2022

"We are never going to grieve ourselves into happiness"

You may remember Penny's episode from last season called "Habits of Happiness", named after her signature program. 

Penny has been involved in the health care field for over 40 years.  She's a beloved massage therapist in Portland, OR, and an EFT Practitioner. Her work is client-centered because she knows how unhelpful and even damaging it is to not be heard, or have your feelings dismissed. She tries to be as much coach and cheerleader as therapist, empowering clients to discover what works for them on their journey towards healing; and to encourage clients take a journey of unfoldment beyond just the cessation of their pain.

In this episode she and Amber talk a lot about EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or tapping. It's a healing method we're starting to hear more about, but it's still pretty misunderstood. So, in this conversation today; we dive deeper into it's origins and how it can be used for everything from physical pain to mindset. It's also a great stress and anxiety reliever! 

Penny describes some of the points that you could start using today after you listen. After listening, head over to her website to learn more and take advantage of all her free content - including tapping videos. She's also listed in Ambers  holistic health and wellness directory, HealingWaze.com. You might be able to snag a promo code or something! 

Penny's Website: calmhealthease.com

You can also connect with Penny, other podcast guests, and fans in The Dragonfly Connection Facebook group. It's free to join. 

 

 

Generational Healing

Generational Healing

April 6, 2022

Ambers guest today, Beverley Danielle met on Instagram...which is actually the way she's connected with about half of this shows guests. 

She was inspired by Beverley's beautiful posts and business name. So, being the curious being she is - of course, she wanted to know more! And, in this episode, she got her fill. Not only is Beverley a lovely human, helper, Life Coach, and Fitness Instructor; she also works for the criminal justice system. 

She is definitely very well rounded! 

Beverley began her spiritual and healing journey in 2012 after dealing with several of her own health issues. She realized she was disconnected from herself and her life needed a major overhaul. Along the way she learned how to heal her generational trauma, love herself and find work life balance as a single mother. Now she uses that wisdom along with her life coach teachings to help others reach their highest potential. 

And, recently she just started her own podcast, titled "Keep Going Soulful", where she and a co-host talk all about self-love, planning, astrology, and life. If you're looking to add another podcast to your library, check it out! 

Connect with Beverley on social media, like Amber did....

www.instagram.com/hummingbird_energy_healing

www.facebook.com/HummingbirdEnergyHealing

Check out an organization close to Beverley's heart - Pug Rescue

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