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Clarity Cafe Podcast
23 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Pick a Partner That Raises You Up
In this final episode of Season Two, Cali and Barb dig into the juicy topic of picking a partner that raises you up rather than brings you down. Regardless of the type of relationship you seek, it’s important to bring awareness to patterns you might be repeating and the types of people you’re manifesting. If you’re currently in a relationship, how do you usually feel after an interaction with your partner(s)? Do you feel supported, content, loved? Are you able to be your authentic self around your partner(s)? Cali and Barb speak thoughtfully about the nurturing nature of healthy relationships, as well as what to do if we think our partnership is becoming dysfunctional or toxic. Listen in as our fearless co-pilots once again share their experiences and wisdom.
24 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Giving & Receiving Compliments
Moment of truth: Do you shrink a little bit when someone compliments you? Do you deflect and compliment them right back? Do you clam up and shutter from those seconds in the spotlight? We hear you. In this episode, Cali and Barb, with a little help from their friend Will (who also happens to be co-host on A Little Bit of Chill Podcast), address the challenges of giving and receiving compliments. They each share their own personal hurdles when it comes to giving and receiving compliments, and chat about ways to overcome them. Be sure to listen in so that the next time someone notices something awesome about you, you can be present, take it in, and simply say thank you.
17 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
Asking for Help
Fiercely independent. Does that describe you? If you’re out there nodding your head in agreement then this episode is particularly important. We all seem to celebrate this notion of being totally self-reliant, but asking for and receiving help when you need it is also worthy of praise. Cali and Barb share their personal stories of how they came to terms with how and when to ask for a little assistance. Let’s face it, sometimes the struggle is real, and when it is, it’s important to look to your community (whether online or in person), to get the help you need.
18 minutes | Sep 22, 2021
Stop Shoulding On Yourself
Be honest, are you “shoulding” yourself? Are you like many of us who spend way too much time telling ourselves what we should do rather than what we authentically want to do. We can get a case of the “shoulds” about everything, from minor choices— “I should wear this boring outfit over the one that I really love (heart emoji) because it’s more age-appropriate”—to major life decisions— “I really want to take a year off to travel but I should go right to work after college”. In this episode, Cali and Barb get into “shoulding” territory by helping us shift our mindset so we can recognize when we’re only doing something because we think it’s what’s expected of us. They help to decipher the difference between doing something out of obligation or out of a sense of service, and they lovingly help us remove the heavy judgement that always seems to accompany a “should”. Listen in and get some clarity on how to leave the “shoulds” behind, and find the beauty in making choices based on the present moment.
23 minutes | Sep 15, 2021
Frog In the Soup
In this episode, Cali and Barb introduce us to the metaphor of being a frog in a pot of hot soup. If we’re metaphorically thrown into a pot of boiling soup, we’re going to leap out of there immediately to protect ourselves. But if we start off in a broth that’s at a comfortable temperature and then is gradually brought to a boil, we might not realize that we’ve got to leap out of there until it’s way too hot. This has happened to all of us at some point in our lives. Maybe we were in a relationship that started out great, so we denied little hurts or some dysfunction until it became a toxic hot mess. Or maybe we began a job that seemed good and paid well, so we made excuses or back-burnered aspects that never felt quite right, until work became seriously stressful. So what do we do? How can we address simmering problems before we’re in a rolling boil? Listen in and find out!
20 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
Was your sugar detox crushed by the weight of your cravings for late night donuts (again!)? Instead of chastising your lack of willpower, treat yourself to an Accountability Buddy. If you’ve set a goal for yourself, having a safe, trustworthy partner who can serve as your very own nonjudgmental mirror can be unbelievably helpful. Cali and Barb dig into all the delicious details about these kinds of partnerships, and even challenge our preconceived notions about the different ways to put them to use… emotional support buddy anyone? Yes, please. Having a partner who’s ready to share a goal and celebrate its achievement can be the secret ingredient you’ve been lacking in your efforts to finally crush that elusive goal.
22 minutes | Sep 1, 2021
Detox & Replenish
Learning how to release toxic yuck and replace it with good stuff can be a challenge. In this episode, Cali and Barb move right into the subject of detoxing physically, mentally and emotionally.. How do we get back to what really matters when the stressors of life are constantly coming straight for us? Barb and Cali share their personal detox ritual (hint: it often involves sauna, coffee and chit chat) and offer up some alternative rituals to take time to engage in that righteous circle of detox and replenishment. Did you know that infrared saunas are increasingly popular in the wellness community for a number of reasons, including the numerous health benefits..and let’s face it, they just make you feel good! Cali & Barb mention a few favorites in this podcast like the Clearlight Sauna! There is also the HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna. If you don’t have access to a sauna, Barb shares some creative detox & replenish rituals like hot + cold showers, drinking our favorite teas, etc. So give it a listen to find your personal pathway to feeling centered, clear, and grounded.
17 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
Checking In With Your Five-Year Old Self
In this episode, Cali and Barb dive deeper into mindset and the super cool idea of cognitive reframing. Episode 17 is all about how we can reframe our mindset around people, places, and events from our past, so we can more fully accept the nature of things as they are now in the present. If you ever find yourself routinely triggered by something, ask yourself, is this based on something happening right now, or is it bringing up an experience from my past that maybe I haven’t totally dealt with yet? Changing your mindset around those triggers might just open up a whole new perspective and a slew of positive possibilities. And listen in for a chance to take advantage of free Chill Mindset tools through Clarity’s friends and partners over at www.ALittleBitofChill.com You’ll be seeing the world through a whole new lens in no time.
18 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
Communication: It’s Not What You’re Saying, It’s How You’re Saying It
Now that Episode 15 has got us thinking and talking about our communities, it’s only natural we segue into how we’re communicating with the people around us. Or as Barb and Cali put it, “It’s not what you’re saying, it’s how.” Are you stressed out? Feeling triggered? We’ve got news for you, it’s no secret. Our emotional state easily seeps into our communications with everyone, from transactional conversations with the Starbucks barista to long chats with loved ones. How can we more healthily deal with our day and our feelings before they bleed into our interactions? Cali and Barb give us ideas on how to be present, be aware, and listen so we can be more effective communicators. And a nice side benefit of being a stellar communicator? Not experiencing those all-too-familiar aftershocks of regret about conversations where everything we said seemed to come out wrong.
24 minutes | Aug 4, 2021
A Conversation About Community
It’s Season 2 ya’ll! It’s so good to be back with Barb and Cali for a little more Clarity. This season’s themes will be Community, Communication, Healing and Mindset. First up for Barb and Cali is community. As we get older, our community can turn into a kind of hodge-podge collection of people from our past. Our family, friends from our college days, work friends, yoga friends, neighbors… We often just accept who is in our life without thinking about whether those relationships are serving us in their present state. But our community is something we can actually curate, and Cali + Barb tell us how. After all, you are the center of your own life, which gives you control over who is in it and what role they play.
21 minutes | Jul 22, 2021
Overcome the Overwhelm
Feeling overwhelmed? The pace of life isn’t always at a speed we can handle, and when too much gets piled on our plate, or too many issues arise at once, it’s easy to succumb to the paralysis and anxiety that comes with feeling emotionally overwhelmed. Cali and Barb guide us through how to take our anxiety off the table so we can take a step back and see things as they truly are. After breaking down the different ways life can overwhelm us, they offer up different, yet simple tools to find neutrality, take actionable steps to move forward, and keep our wits about us, no matter what life is dishing out.
17 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Acceptance: The Ultimate Gift to Yourself
In this episode, Cali and Barb guide you into giving yourself the ultimate gift—that of self-love and acceptance. We’re all so used to judging everything around us, and saving the most potent criticism for ourselves. These judgy gymnastics lead us into an ever-repeating loop of negativity, shame, guilt, and denial. But in Cali and Barb’s thoughtful style, we find out how to stop this shame loop once and for all. Packed with easy to follow tips on how to take your own side, even in your least proud moments, you’ll soon be on your way to turning that negative self-talk into a voice brimming with compassion and understanding.
15 minutes | Jul 7, 2021
In today’s episode, Barb and Cali walk us through how to leave our metaphorical baggage at the door, no matter the situation. After explaining the different levels of baggage that we all may be carrying around, Cali and Barb then suggest useful habits to practice, so that we may put that baggage down once and for all. If you’d like some sage advice on ways to approach any new situation free from feeling held back by past experiences, then this helpful episode is a must.
13 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Are the voices in your head judging you? In Episode 11, Cali and Barb tackle the most important relationship you’ll have in your life—the one with yourself. They will offer insight into how to first bring awareness to the conversations you have in your mind, and then how to revise that self-talk if needed. They also provide guidance and tips on ways to fortify against the shame dragon or habitual catastrophizing, so that you can stop those negative thoughts cycles right in their tracks.
15 minutes | Jun 23, 2021
Friends Are The Family We Choose
Friendships. We need them, we love them, but do we ever really think about the different types of friends that come in and out of our life? In this episode, Cali and Barb walk y’all through types of friendships: friends that are with us for a Reason, a Season, or a Lifetime. Each friendship category is explained with nuance, and are encouraged to think about what kinds of friendships they’re putting their energy into? Are these relationships that have a balanced give and take? This is a thoughtful conversation on what friendships can provide, as well as what questions we should ask ourselves to guide us in these vital relationships.
13 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Why Self Care Isn’t Selfish
Are you conditioned to put other people’s needs before your own? On this episode of Clarity Cafe, Cali and Barb show you how taking just a few minutes in your day to reframe your mindset and shift the focus on yourself can improve your mental, physical, and emotional outlook, while also enabling you to be more present and supportive when it comes to helping family, friends, and loved ones.
11 minutes | Feb 23, 2021
Mindful Eating Tips
Do you eat to live, or live to eat? Regardless of where you stand with the age-old question, one thing is for sure – it’s time to examine our relationship with food. Across most cultures, food has come to represent connection. By preparing a meal, as well as eating with others or alone, it’s a shared experience that brings us closer to those we love, as well as ourselves. Cali and Barb discuss tools and habits that will help bring a higher awareness to how we relate to the food we eat and how we choose to nourish our bodies.
16 minutes | Feb 7, 2021
How to Build a Resilient Mindset
Ever feel like you’re in a downward spiral, stuck in a rut, or that you need a burst of positivity back into your life? The solution to your problem may be more easily attainable than you think. Cali and Barb share how to build a more open, resilient mindset and how that can change your daily experiences. Changing what we feed our minds from worry and fears to calmness and self love, has the power to transform our daily experiences. On this episode of Clarity Cafe learn how becoming more aware of where you put your attention can have a profound impact on your life.
16 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
A Nature Reset
They don’t call her Mother Nature for nothing. In today’s increasingly noisy, chaotic world, Cali and Barbara take a page out of the popular film “My Octopus Teacher” and examine the healing power of nature and how being more connected to the organic environment has the power to ground the mind, allowing us to be more present in the moment. Learn how to reset and restructure the noise that comes with life in order to forge deeper, more meaningful connections with ourselves and the people we care about.
18 minutes | Feb 5, 2021
Finding your Clarity Sisters?
We’ve all been there – sitting and thinking about our next step in life, assessing whether we are on the right (or wrong) path, or wondering about our purpose. While contemporary culture given by social media and instant gratification leads us to believe that we’ll somehow reach the top of a mountain to gain a solitary sense of enlightenment that will help us make sense of our lives, Cali and Barb explore the concept of and how we can actually achieve it in a meaningful way with the help of our band of “Clarity Sistas,” who walk the path alongside us on our never-ending journey.
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