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The Nancy Ruffin Show
40 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
How To Stop Self-Sabotaging Behavior
When it comes to following our dreams and doing the things we’re most passionate about we can be our own worst enemy. Many have self-sabotaging behaviors and don't realize how the words we speak influences our reality. The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. In this episode, Nancy discusses how our words and what we tell ourselves can either be our biggest influences or our greatest detractor. She sheds insight on our inner voice and how what it says to us, has a direct impact on how we see ourselves and how we navigate through the world. She shares pointers on how to change our inner voice, recaps last week's strategic visioning workshop, and discusses how one's childhood influences who they grow up to be. Make sure to subscribe, leave a rating, leave a comment, and share with your friends.
33 minutes | Feb 10, 2019
Sustainable Transformation: Why Committing to The Process is Key
Most people perceive all the value to be in the result, not the process. The person you become in the process — the skills you learn, the experience you gain, the insights you discover — are infinitely better than simply getting what you want immediately. In this week's episode, Nancy discusses the importance of committing to the process when seeking real sustainable change. The process requires you to become creative. You cannot help but become smarter, savvier, wiser, more disciplined, and more poised than you were before. If you skip a lesson, the process spits you out. You are forced to learn, or quit. Nancy explains why when you commit to the process?—?never giving up, creatively overcoming setbacks and obstacles, trying new strategies?—?a powerful metamorphosis happens. If you've ever struggled with commitment, this episode is a must listen. .
69 minutes | Feb 3, 2019
Making the Better Life Choice with Stefanie Fuentes
In this week's episode Nancy sits down with The Life Architect, Stefanie Fuentes to discuss business, female empowerment, relationships and so much more. Stefanie shares how she started her coaching business (Better Life Choices of New York), why she does this work and why it's important to put systems in place when you own your own business. We also talked about being in the public eye, her relationship with her husband, and what she does when someone slides into her DM's trying to holla. This episode is full of gems that you don't want to miss. For comments, questions, or sponsorship opportunities please email: firstname.lastname@example.org You can connect with Stefanie at http://www.blcny.org/ Instagram http://www.instagram.com/blcnewyork Twitter http://www.twitter.com/blcnewyork YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdKbQuALku5aQ20e1k4-VfQ
29 minutes | Jan 27, 2019
Pushing Passed the Setbacks: Tips On Staying Focused and Committed
In this week's episode, Nancy discusses setbacks as being setups for major comebacks. When things don't go as planned it's easy to get discouraged and give up. In this episode, Nancy shares tips on how to use the setback as an opportunity to re-evaluate, re-focus, and re-launch. She shares some of her own setbacks, talks about the importance of SWOT Analysis and challenges you to conduct one on yourself and/or business. If you're someone who is struggling with getting back on track or feel stuck this episode is a must listen. Make sure to leave a rating and review. To connect with Nancy visit her website www.iamnancyruffin.com For sponsorship opportunities or for questions and/or topic suggestions email email@example.com
62 minutes | Jan 20, 2019
Truth Seeker: A Conversation with Playwright A.R. Garcia
In this week's episode, Nancy sits down with playwright, A.R. Garcia to discuss his new play, She Hates Coffee. The production is a romantic comedy that explores our deepest feelings, the complexity of friendship, relationships and decisions from a male perspective. From a young age men are taught that certain aspects of their personality are not acceptable, they are taught not to cry or express in words, how they are feeling. Because of the way boys are socialized, their ability to deal with emotions has been systematically undermined. Men are taught, point-by-point, not to feel, not to cry, and not to find words to express themselves. In this interview Nancy and A.R. discuss his work, why he is passionate about telling stories that center on love and relationships from a male perspective, and how men can shift the ways they have historically viewed and expressed themselves within relationships. To learn more about the play, A.R., or to purchase tickets please visit http://www.shehatescoffee.com a Follow A.R. on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/iamargarcia or at http://www.instagram.com/shehatescoffee
51 minutes | Jan 13, 2019
Mental Health & Emotional Well Being: A Conversation with Dr. Randy Sconiers
A 2005 study published by the National Institutes of Health says almost half of all Americans will develop some form of mental illness during their lifetime and that many of those diagnosed first experience symptoms during their adolescent years. But in communities of color, the numbers may be more devastating because of the stigma involved. In this week's episode, Nancy sits down with Mental Health expert Dr. Randy Sconiers to discuss mental wellness, self-care for men, stigma, re-defining what it means to be a man and so much more. To connect with Dr. S you can find him on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/doc._s and http://www.instagram.com/mentalhop You can listen to his podcast Mental Hop on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you stream your podcasts. Resources National Institute of Mental Health, Mental Health America, Pine Rest Mental Health Resources
52 minutes | Jan 6, 2019
Predator, Pervert, or Victim: A Conversation About Surviving R. Kelly
In episode 109, Nancy is joined by her family in a round table discussion to talk about the Lifetime docu-series, Surviving R. Kelly. Amidst the re-examination of allegations and accusations of sexual abuse that stem back more than 20 yrs, Surviving R. Kelly allows us to hear for the first time from some of the survivors that allegedly fell prey to one of the biggest entertainment stars of our generation. Surviving R. Kelly gives viewers a first hand account of the manipulation, abuse, and brain washing experienced at the hands of the man who brought us some of the biggest hits in music like I Believe I Can Fly and Step In the Name of Love. In this week's episode, Nancy invites her sister, brother, and father to discuss the docu-series, share their own personal views, and talk about what responsibility we each have (if at all) to hold men like R. Kelly accountable for their actions. It is a candid and transparent conversation that you don't want to miss. In this episode in order of appearance: Diana Olmedo Johanny Olmedo Daniel Arroyo
48 minutes | Dec 30, 2018
Farewell 2018 Year In Review: Reflecting on The Past Year
As 2018 comes to a close, Nancy reflects on some of the highs and lows of the year, shares powerful testimonies from some of her FIERCE women, and discusses what's in store for the new year. She also talks about the importance of not letting the successes get to your head or letting the hate/lack of support get to your heart. Nancy also reminds you of the importance of self-reflection as a tool to increase self-awareness and why it is necessary to truly understand what motivates, inspires, and drives you in order to be your best self. If you enjoy this episode kindly leave us a rating and a review. For topic suggestions, sponsorship opportunities, or questions email firstname.lastname@example.org.
49 minutes | Dec 23, 2018
The Conscious Connector: A Conversation with Anne-Marie Martinez
This week we are joined by lifestyle and branding specialist, Anne-Marie Martinez. Empowering, enriching and enhancing individuals through the practice of conscious connecting have become the life’s work of this Latina powerhouse. On this week’s episode, Anne-Marie takes us into the fascinating life of working as an international global brand image consultant as well as how she’s been able to integrate her consulting work with her love and passion for spirituality and wellness. Make sure to tune in to hear her share her journey and why even at the height of her career she says she still wasn’t happy. If you’ve ever found yourself feeling like something was missing even when it appeared you had everything, then this episode is for you. You can connect with Ann-Marie on Instagram at @annemarieinc or visit her website at www.annemarieinc.com
53 minutes | Dec 16, 2018
Spiritually Sparkled with Raygrid Calderon
On this week's episode, Nancy sits down with tech savvy, spiritually aligned, purveyor of all things sparkly, Raygrid Calderon to talk about her new business venture, motherhood, spirituality, friendships, pursuing purpose, being a multi-layered woman and so much more! Raygrid also discusses the moment that broke her, how she pushed through, and why she feels you have to fall apart in order to realize who you really are. To connect with Raygrid follow her on Instagram at: @Raygrid@SpirituallySparkled If you love the show make sure to subscribe, share, give us a rating, and leave a review. For topic suggestions or for questions email email@example.com
37 minutes | Dec 2, 2018
Divine Connections: Understanding Why Everyone We Meet Is a Teacher
It is said that people come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. However long it was, one thing is for certain each person is sent to teach us something so be thankful for the gifts you received from them. In this episode, Nancy discusses divine connections and how every person we meet is a teacher, even that person you can't stand. Whether it's a parent, a sibling, a friend, a lover, employer, pastor, anyone and everyone who enters our lives serves as a teacher to give us greater insight about ourselves. Often what we see in others is a reflection of who we are or where we currently are in our lives. Nancy also talks about how understanding one self, the role each person plays in our life, and having a high level of self awareness can be the catalyst for the greatest transformation. If you've ever found yourself in conflict with someone or not liking someone for what we seemed like no apparent reason then this episode is a must listen. Subscribe. Share. Review. It is only through your ratings and reviews that we can continue to make an impact and become the number 1 personal development podcast. Thank you for tuning in. Also in this episode: Recap of the Devin and Tristan Give Back Fundraiser The Fierce Woman End of Year Celebration Vision Board Workshops Strategic Visioning with Nancy Ruffin, January 19, Brooklyn, NY(www.vision2019part2.eventbrite.com)Create the Life You Want Vision Board Workshop presented by Velocity Visions (find them on Instagram at @velocityvisionsinc
40 minutes | Nov 25, 2018
Season of Purpose: How to Identify What You've Been Called To Do
One of life's most challenging and consistent questions is what is my purpose? What is my calling? What is God's will for my life? Living in your purpose has less to do with how much money you earn and more to do with the impact your work and your life is making in the lives of others and on the Universe overall. In this episode, Nancy talks about discovering your purpose, what it is, what it isn't, and what to do once you experience that Aha moment. Nancy also shares her own Aha moment, she reads an excerpt from her award winning book, Live On Purpose, and gives you tips on what to do to help you discover yours. Tune in. Listen. Subscribe. Leave a review and SHARE. You can purchase Nancy's book here. (www.iamnancyruffin.com/shop-c1pgu) You can connect with Nancy on all her social media platforms at @iamnancyruffin Visit her website at www.iamnancyruffin.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
34 minutes | Nov 18, 2018
Cultivating Gratitude: The Season for Giving Thanks
Thanksgiving is upon us and in this week's episode, Nancy is encouraging you to reflect on your blessings, the importance of giving thanks, and how cultivating an attitude of gratitude can shift your outlook on life. She recaps her Disney vacation, spending time with the family, and the importance of staying humble. Also in this episode, Nancy discusses mental health/illness, she talks about her own struggles with mental and spiritual health and the time she contemplated taking her own life. This episode sheds light on depression and what we can do if we ever experience depression. Subscribe. Listen. Share. Connect with Nancy on all social media platforms at @iamnancyruffin or visit her website at www.iamnancyruffin.com
40 minutes | Nov 11, 2018
Finding Your Lane & Creating Your Own Success
In a time where everyone is hustling and grinding, the greatest key to success is to discover what makes YOU different and pimp the hell out of it. In this episode, Nancy discusses defining success, what it means to you and the importance of finding your lane. From stepping into fear, to learning from failures, to finding your niche, this episode is full of gems that will help you look at success from a different perspective so that you can focus on discovering what you love to genuinely do and create your brand around that. Follow Nancy on social media: Instagram: @iamnancyruffinTwitter: @iamnancyruffinFacebook: www.facebook.com/iamnancyruffinWebsite: www.iamnancyruffin.com If you love the show please let the world know and write a review.
35 minutes | Nov 4, 2018
Fall Back: The Season of Letting Go
The fall season is upon us, as the temperatures drop and the trees lose their leaves, autumn is a great reminder of the beauty of letting go. In the same way the trees lose their leaves as Mother Nature transitions from summer to fall, Nancy discusses how the similarities of the autumn season can be applied in our own lives and how letting go can be the catalyst for change. In this week's episode, we explore the concept of letting go and how the fall can be a great season for ridding ourselves of all the unproductive, negative, and limiting things that are holding us back. Nancy also recaps the week's events and talks about the importance of voting in this year's election. Listen. Subscribe. Share. . Connect with Nancy on Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @iamnancyruffin website: www.iamnancyruffin.com
37 minutes | Oct 28, 2018
Perception of Perfection: The Problem With Social Media
Social media can have the most confident individual feeling like a loser needing to “measure up” to their peers. The constant barrage of perfectly filtered photos that appear on Instagram are bound to knock many people’s self-esteem as they consciously or subconsciously compare themselves to others and their aesthetically beautiful Instagram photos. While social media platforms can have their benefits, using them too frequently can make you feel increasingly unhappy and isolated in the long run. While everyone may be posting their wins or their highlight reels, not everyone is as honest or transparent about posting their suffering, their losses, and rejections. In this episode, Nancy talks about the dangers of social media, the perception of perfection, and why we shouldn't allow ourselves to be sucked into the unrealistic expectations of what others are posting online. Also in this episode, Nancy talks about her own journey, she shares how she felt when she had her miscarriage, her husband's cancer diagnoses, and the car accident that killed one of the people closest to her.
34 minutes | Oct 21, 2018
Boricua x Morena: Race, Ethnicity, & How We Identify
In this week's weekend rewind Nancy recaps the Boricua x Morena colorism and sisterhood event, a mask removal conversation about race, colorism, and how we identify that she co-hosted with Stefanie, The Life Architect and Cythia Branch. She shares some of the highlights of the event as well as her opinion on why men must also be included in these conversations. In this episode, Nancy also talks about leadership and what makes an effective leader, and she also makes an announcement about the direction of the podcast. Listen. Subsribe. Share.
56 minutes | Oct 14, 2018
Your Voice, Your Choice: A Conversation with Actress & Activist April Hernandez
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In the United States, an average of 20 people experience intimate partner physical violence every minute. This equates to more than 10 million abuse victims annually.1 in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience severe intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner contact sexual violence, and/or intimate partner stalking with impacts such as injury, fearfulness, posttraumatic stress disorder, use of victim services, contraction of sexually transmitted diseases, etc.On a typical day, domestic violence hotlines nationwide receive over 20,000 calls. Intimate partner violence accounts for 15% of all violent crime and is most common against women between the ages of 18-24. In this week's episode Nancy chats with actress, author, & domestic violence survivor and activist April Hernandez to discuss career, family, and how she survived intimate partner abuse. At the age of 16 April found herself in an abusive relationship that she managed to hide from her family, friends and everyone close to her. During the conversation April discusses how she was able to finally leave, how her faith in God saved her, and she offers pointers for parents on what to look for and how to begin the conversation should they suspect their child is being abused. If you or someone you know are being abused, contact The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or www.TheHotline.org To connect with April find her on Instagram @ You can purchase her book Your Voice, Your Choice on Amazon, here.
38 minutes | Oct 7, 2018
Straight From the Source: A Conversation w/Kim Osorio
In this episode, Nancy sits down with former editor of the iconic The Source Magazine, Kim Osorio, to talk about her time at The Source, the infamous law suit, her thoughts on the #MeToo movement, and how she has been able to sustain her 20+ year career in the hip hop and entertainment industry. From career, to family, to navigating life's up and downs, Kim shares some insight on what it's like to be a modern day renaissance woman. Listen. Subcribe. Share. Connect with Kim on Instagram @kimosorio1
48 minutes | Sep 30, 2018
Chatting It Up with Professional Dancer Jessica Castro
Many of us have dreams, but not too many would leave home at the age of 19, move to a new city alone, and relentlessly chase their dreams like Jessica did. In this episode Nancy chats it up with professional dancer Jessica Castro. Jessica shares her story on how she turned her dream of dancing into a professional career that landed her on tour dancing with some of the biggest celebrities of our time like Beyonce, Will Smith, Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Ricky Martin, Fergie, Shakira, and Janet Jackson. If you've ever doubted yourself, your talents, or questioned whether you're on the right path, tune in to hear Jessica's inspiring story of determination, commitment, and resilience. She is proof that you're never too old to chase your dreams. ********************************** Connect with Jessica on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/iliajessicacastro
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