211 Honoring Your Inner Teenager

July 3, 2018

This Sacred Life is a soulful, sensual and sacred exploration for women who want to walk in beauty and reclaim their feminine sovereignty. Hosted by Shann Vander Leek, Transformation Goddess, producer, best-selling author, voice over talent, podcast coach.

For many years, I could only the negative, shadow aspects of my journey as a teen. I carried buckets full of shame for far too long. Now I practice seeing both sides of the young woman I once was, instead of only the parts where I fell from grace. I give thanks for how resilient my inner teenager was and how far I’ve come on this imperfect journey.

I invite you to create a beautiful altar honoring your inner teenager. All you need to do is find a picture of yourself as a teen and surround her with some sacred items on a special shelf, counter, desk, or mantle. Each time you pass by, give her some extra love and attention. Let her know that you see her and accept ALL of her just as she is/was.

 

Shann at 17

Learn more about Shann and her sacred life and work at TransformationGoddess.com 

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210 From Heartbreak to Wholeness with NY Times Best Selling Author, Kristine Carlson

June 6, 2018

This Sacred Life is a soulful, sensual and sacred exploration for women who want to walk in beauty and reclaim their feminine sovereignty. Hosted by Shann Vander Leek, Transformation Goddess, producer, best-selling author, voice over talent, podcast coach.

New York Times Best Selling Author, Kristine Carlson, joins Shann on This Sacred Life to talk about her new book, From Heartbreak to Wholeness. Get a copy of Kristine's book wherever books are sold and be sure to bring your receipt to www.fromheartbreaktowholeness.com to claim your free bonus gifts.

See a full transcript of our conversation at www.transformationgoddess.com/blog.

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209 When Women Circle Up We Can Heal Ourselves and Change the World

May 8, 2018

This Sacred Life is a soulful, sensual and sacred exploration for women who want to walk in beauty and reclaim their feminine sovereignty. This podcast is hosted by Shann Vander Leek, Transformation Goddess, producer, best-selling author, teacher, and wisdom keeper.

When Women Circle Up We Can Heal Ourselves and Change the World.  

Our technological umbilical cords and Online connections have contributed to the growth of an enormous virtual community for many women all over the world. I facilitate a couple of online groups and enjoy the interaction. However, what we need more of, is face-to-face, in person gatherings of friends and acquaintances sharing our struggles, sacred ceremonies, nourishment, and big hugs.

We have so many responsibilities, and the roles that we play can often overshadow our true voice. I spend a lot of time running my small businesses, raising a daughter, nurturing a marriage, and being with my family and friends. Carving out time to join my soul sisters in a sacred circle, sweat lodge or drum circle is a sacred gift that transports me to a place where I can shed the masks I wear and the roles I play in the world. I circle up to actively listen and to be heard without judgment. I circle up to prepare and share a nourishing meal, offer a shoulder or ask for support. 

When I sit in circle I learn about the joys and struggles of the women in my community. I practice being patient with personalities who trigger me. I practice being fully present. I learn to be sweet with myself and supportive of others. I remember that I am not alone. I remember that I am human.

When I needed an energetic cord cutting to release of decades-old wounds and stories with my Dad, I circled up with my spiritual teacher and eight more beautiful souls, who held sacred space for me as I shared my truth and then let it go. This particular sacred circle was a precious gift from the Divine. Two months after our gathering, my father passed away. I realize now that being witnessed in circle and initiating a cord cutting ceremony prepared me to say goodbye.

I am blessed to be immersed in the sacred work that allows me to celebrate my sisters, ask for support, cut energetic cords, and release old stories. Every time I gather with other women, I am grateful to experience a deep dive into the wisdom, power, and magic of the Divine Feminine through our sacred work.

Do some research in your local community to find a women's circle.

If you prefer to gather Online, you are welcome to join the Goddess Talk Sessions & This Sacred Life Private Facebook Group 

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208 Open Wide with Self-Love Teacher, Melissa Ambrosini

April 18, 2018

This Sacred Life is a soulful, sensual and sacred exploration for women who want to walk in beauty and reclaim their feminine sovereignty. This podcast is hosted by Shann Vander Leek, Transformation Goddess, producer, best-selling author, teacher, and wisdom keeper.

Today it's my honor to introduce you to Melissa Ambrosini. 

Melissa teaches women how to unlock their full potential, master their inner Mean Girl, smash through limiting beliefs, and ditch the self-doubt, so that they can start living the life of their dreams. 

Melissa is the author of and the newly released book, Open Wide: A radically Real Guide to Deep Love, Rocking Relationships and soulful sex she also hosts The Melissa Ambrosini Show.


In this episode, Shann and Melissa discuss how Melissa learned to heal her mind, body, and soul after hitting rock bottom. We also talk about her thriving marriage and brand new book, Open Wide available at book stores and online. www.melissaambrosini.com/openwide 

You are invited to visit www.transformationgoddess.com to get my free album of guided relaxations for women who do too much.

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207 Five Secrets to Successful Marriages & Relationships

April 9, 2018

This Sacred Life is a soulful, sensual and sacred exploration for women who want to walk in beauty and reclaim their feminine sovereignty. Enjoy wisodm teachings and Divine Feminine Spotlight interviews hosted by Shann Vander Leek, Transformation Goddess, producer, best-selling author, voice over talent, and podcast coach. www.shannvanderleek.com and www.podcastbath.com 

In this epsiode I share Five Secrets to Successful Marriage. My husband Thomas and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary last October with a once in a lifetime trip to Costa Rica. I’m in awe of the respect, intimacy, love, and challenges we’ve experienced over the life of our partnership. I never dreamed I could be loved and love my husband as much as I do. Each day I see him in a new light. It still blows my mind that he chose me. To love and be loved unconditionally is a glorious gift.  Over the years Thomas and I have learned that there are 5 secrets to our successful marriage.

 

5 Secrets to a Successful Marriage

1. Demonstrate respect and loving kindness for each other.

2. Practice open and honest communication – including being fair when we are angry or have a disagreement – We will not open old wounds, yell, or try to throw each other into a shame pit when we make mistakes. We laugh at ourselves and each other a lot!

3. Walk through life side-by-side with plenty of time to be independent.

4. Practice replacing closed expectations with open invitations.

5. Make love notes and random acts of kindness a priority. My husband often leaves me notes by the coffee maker to wish me a good day.

You are invited to visit www.transformationgoddess.com to get my free album of guided relaxations for women who do too much. 

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