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How To Speak Your Truth, Step 2: Thoughts

speak your truth Dec 20, 2018

It's time for the next video in the How To Speak Your Truth series! Last installment we learned about sensations, and in this second step you’ll learn how to identify the thoughts swimming around in your brain

Now, the thoughts we're looking for in this process are objective. So you're going to want to stay as fact-based as possible in this step. A useful prompt is: What circumstances do I think led me to feel these...

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How To Speak Your Truth, Step 1: Sensations

speak your truth Dec 13, 2018

Welcome to the beginning of the Speak Your Truth mini course. Today we're diving into step one of the framework: Sensations. 

Our body is the first place to start when we're trying to figure out: "What is my truth right now?" That's because every cell of our body has its own individual intelligence, and these cells are the source of our intuition and impulses. So when we start paying attention to all the cells and groups of cells in our body...

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How To Speak Your Truth: The Intro

speak your truth Dec 06, 2018

Welcome to the intro video to the How To Speak Your Truth mini-course! 

In this class, I'm sharing a seven-step process to identify how you're feeling, express it clearly, and experience more authentic communication with the people around you. This is something I've been playing with for quite a while, and I can't wait to see how it lands with you. 

Watch the Intro video here:

Are you excited? Do you have questions? Comment below and let me know - I'd love to...

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Essential Oils For Your Voice

vocal health tips Nov 15, 2018

Do you use essential oils? Do you know what they are?? (Hint hint: they’re plant extracts ).

I’ve been using them for about three years now. A friend reached out to me when I posted about the big psoriasis flare I was having (it was this post) and said “Hey lady, do you want to talk about essential oils? I think they could really help you!”And my first reaction was like:

“Um, I’m majorly sick right now. Why are you suggesting aromatherapy?!?”

Boy have...

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My Recs For Lozenges

vocal health tips Nov 07, 2018

Friendly service announcement from your local vocal health educator during this cold season in the northern hemisphere: Be careful with those menthol and eucalyptus lozenges! And especially the ones with benzocaine!

Even though it may feel better to be numbing your throat in the short term, in the long term you could do damage. In today’s vocal health video, I’ll share the cough drops I choose over the ones with numbing medication, and I’ll encourage you to follow...

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Use a Humidifier!

vocal health tips Oct 24, 2018

Should you use a humidifier for your voice?

I've got a really simple answer: YES!

The very best way to lubricate your vocal cords is through vapor. So in today’s vocal health video, learn why having a humidifier on, especially while you’re sleeping, is extremely beneficial for keeping your voice in tip top shape. 

Watch the Use A Humidifier video here: 

It’s that time of year! Go get thee a humidifier

xo, 

 

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Room Temp Water Is Better Than Ice Water

vocal health tips Oct 18, 2018

I don’t always have a completely resolute opinion about the best remedy for your voice, because what works for one person may not work as well for another. But when it comes to the question of what temperature your water should be, I do have a strong opinion: Don’t drink ice water!

If you didn’t know why, check out today’s vocal health video where I share why ice water is truly not ideal for your voice (or really any of the internal tissues of your...

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What To Put In Your Hot Water

vocal health tips Oct 11, 2018

Cold season is officially upon us here in the Northern hemisphere, and I want you to stay healthy! One of the best ways to do that is to drink lots of warm liquids, but people say so many different things about what kind of hot beverage to drink to soothe your voice… Use honey! Use lemon! Use ashwaganda! (That last one is an awesome ayurvedic remedy, fyi ). But look, the best thing for your voice is not actually that complicated: it’s plain ole’ hot water.

In...

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Gargle Instead of Clearing Your Throat

vocal health tips Oct 04, 2018

Are you guilty of clearing your throat? Even if it’s not a frequent habit and you only do it when you’re sick, it’s just not the best. Why? Well clearing your throat is actually pretty darn violent for your vocal cords – you’re essentially smashing them together trying to get the gunk off – when the truth is that the gunk is going to just settle back down anyway.

What’s a better thing to do? Gargle with warm salt water! It not only...

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Animal Movements (Body)

how to warm up Sep 20, 2018

Guess what happened…

On Monday I was having a session with a private client, and I said “I know what would be great for your warm up. Try the animals exercise!!” So I hopped over to the How To Warm Up youtube playlist to grab the link, and it wasn’t there. Hmm.

After the session I started digging, and I realized O.M.G… Suzie and I got our wires crossed on dates and we never released the video!! I pinky swear we had no...

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