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Tips for Feeling Good with Dr. Peggy DeLong, the Gratitude Psychologist, Ep. 53

Tips for Feeling Good with Dr. Peggy DeLong, the Gratitude Psychologist, Ep. 53

January 20, 2022

Live your best life, and do it with gratitude and joy! Welcome to this inspiring conversation with Dr. Peggy DeLong, the Gratitude Psychologist! Dr. Peggy and I discuss our shared passion for empowering others to live with balance, connection, and joy.  Dr. Peggy reveals how she discovered the healing power of gratitude and provides simple tips for coping with distressing life circumstances and painful experiences of tragedy, grief, and loss. Dr. Peggy highlights the positive effects of creativity on enhancing mental health and shares the journey of pouring her heart into the business of spreading love in a bracelet!

Find Dr. Peggy DeLong:

IG: @thegratitudepsychologist and @loveinabracelet

Websites: https://drpeggydelong.com/ and https://loveinabracelet.com/

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Show Notes for Episode 53. Tips for Feeling Good with Dr. Peggy DeLong, the Gratitude Psychologist, Ep. 53

Time Stamps: 

 

09:10 - Peggy’s Mission in Life and how she discovered the Power of Gratitude

11:50 - Enjoying Nature and positive effects on the body and brain

16:45 - Women’s Walking Group - “I try to help people love winter.” and Mental Health Benefits

21:50 - “Love In a Bracelet” and the healing power of beading, creativity, and jewelry

30:02 - Gemstones and the power of the labyrinth

29:30 - Bracelets for Mental Health and Coping with Grief and Loss

33:55 - Becoming the Gratitude Psychologist 

40:35 - Processing painful emotions is a prerequisite for joy; “We cannot heal what we don’t feel” by Edith Eger; 

42:48 - Design+Flo Program with Dr. Lyz

45:38 - Survivors, Self-Healers, and Helpers and the Power of Connection

50:06 - Self-nudging to stretch our muscles of comfort

51:45 - Body+Mind+Heart+Soul+Spirit Aspects of Connection

53:15 - Where you can find Dr. Peggy DeLong on-line and on social media

55:03 - Feeling Good Program

58:30 - This -or- That 

Bio:

“Dr. Peggy DeLong is a psychologist, known as The Gratitude Psychologist. She teaches people how to harness the power of gratitude and joy to live their best lives, especially through difficult times. She does this through psychotherapy, her on-line monthly membership Feeling Good with Dr. Peggy, on-line courses, speaking engagements, books, and bracelets. 

Peggy is the author of I Can See Clearly Now: A Memoir about Love, Grief, and Gratitude, The Gratitude Journal: A 365 Day Gratitude Journey, and Feeling Good: 35 Proven Ways to Happiness, Even During Tough Times. She is also the owner of LOVE in a Bracelet, where she designs bracelets for mental health and inspiration.

Peggy coordinates a weekly women’s walking group, and she hosts women’s hiking events for spiritual growth and personal development.

When she’s not focused on her businesses, you’ll find Peggy with her husband and three children in the mountains, downhill or telemark skiing, kayaking, hiking, or mountain biking.”

Where can we find you?!!

 

Find Dr. Peggy DeLong:

IG: @thegratitudepsychologist and @loveinabracelet

Websites: https://drpeggydelong.com/ and https://loveinabracelet.com/

 

References:

Edith Eger - “We cannot heal what we don’t feel”

Books by Edith Eger referenced: The Gift and The Choice

Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl

 

Peggy’s Books:

https://drpeggydelong.com/peggys-books/ 

“Feeling Good: 35 Proven Ways to Happiness, Even During Tough Times”

“I Can See Clearly Now: A Memoir about Love, Grief, and Gratitude”

“The Gratitude Journal"

Quotes From Peggy:

“I like to help people with things that are simple…things that we can do on our worst days…when we have very little time or physical or mental energy to do much of anything…simple energy boosts to help us feel better…shifting our mindset in simple ways to feel lighter…that’s my mission in life” – Dr. Peggy DeLong

“It took tragedy in my life … to discover the power of gratitude … I speak from the heart, these are things that worked for me and really got me through the most difficult time of my life”– Dr. Peggy DeLong

“My only regret is that I did not discover gratitude sooner” – Dr. Peggy DeLong

 

“Don’t save gratitude for your good days.  Gratitude is truly most powerful on your difficult days.” – Dr. Peggy DeLong

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Share your celebrations with us!! We are approaching the one year anniversary of the Empowered By Design Podcast and we will continue to celebrate!!!  The anniversary episode will be full of celebrating, and I want to hear your celebrations!! Submit them here: https://forms.gle/ZsrKtxNMTEUvanH88

and on my website and on social media! https://www.drlyz.com/ and https://www.visionistasbydesign.com/dr-lyz 

 

The Design+Flo Program is here!!  I am so excited to announce and bring you this amazing opportunity to deepen your connection with yourself and enhance your ability to connect authentically with others - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit.  It incorporates the intention to Know Yourself.  Be Yourself.  Love Yourself. Transcend. And Connect.  Learn more at my website: https://www.drlyz.com/flo 

The Magical Power of Connection with Katie Arnold, Ep.52

The Magical Power of Connection with Katie Arnold, Ep.52

January 13, 2022

Join me for a conversation on the magical power of connection! I am so excited to share this authentic and inspiring conversation with Katie Arnold, “a yoga and meditation instructor on a mission to help women reconnect with themselves”. Katie shares the Five Components of Connection that she has used to self-heal and grow throughout different seasons of her life: Mindful Movement, Meditation, Self Care, Journaling, and Community.  Katie incorporates these components in her personal life and in the practices  she offers in her virtual Studio Connection.

Katie’s website: https://iamkatiearnold.com/ and social media @iamkatiearnold

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Show Notes for Episode 52. The Magical Power of Connection with Katie Arnold, Ep.52

Katie Arnold is a RYT-200 vinyasa and restorative-based yoga and meditation instructor helping women reconnect with themselves and stress less through movement and mindset practices. After years of burning the candle at both ends, she discovered the five habits that helped her reconnect with herself every single time. These 5 components of connection are mindful movement. meditation, self-care, journaling, and community.

 

Website - https://iamkatiearnold.com/ 

Studio Connection with Katie - https://iamkatiearnold.com/studio/ 

The Soul Connection Podcast with Katie Arnold - https://iamkatiearnold.com/category/podcast/ 

 

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Share your celebrations with us!! We are approaching the one year anniversary of the Empowered By Design Podcast and we will continue to celebrate!!!  The anniversary episode will be full of celebrating, and I want to hear your celebrations!! Submit them on my website and on social media! https://www.drlyz.com/ and https://www.visionistasbydesign.com/dr-lyz 

 

The Design+Flo Program is here!!  I am so excited to announce and bring you this amazing opportunity to deepen your connection with yourself and enhance your ability to connect authentically with others - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit.  It incorporates the intention to Know Yourself.  Be Yourself.  Love Yourself. Transcend. And Connect.  Learn more at my website: https://www.drlyz.com/flo 

 

Release, Reset, Renew for a Magical 2022!, Ep.51

Release, Reset, Renew for a Magical 2022!, Ep.51

January 6, 2022

Happy New Year!!  I am so excited to connect with you in this episode to talk about three simple steps to starting this new year off right!!   In this episode, I discuss the power of these 3 steps:  Release, Reset, Renew for a Magical 2022.  I love celebrating with you, and I invite you to share your celebrations and dreams with me. Continue connecting with me to celebrate your dreams coming true in 2022!!

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Show Notes for Episode 51. Release, Reset, Renew for a Magical 2022!, Ep.51

We are celebrating again today!! Happy New Year!!  I am so excited to connect with you in this episode to talk about three simple steps to starting this new year off right!!   In this episode, I discuss the power of these 3 steps:  Release, Reset, Renew for a Magical 2022.  I love celebrating with you, and I invite you to share your celebrations and dreams with me. Continue connecting with me to celebrate your dreams coming true in 2022!!

 

Release something that is not serving you today.

Reset by tuning into your breath, into your senses to come back to the present moment.

Renew your soul, your spirit, your body, mind, and heart so that you are set up to make this year the best year yet!

 

Previous Empowered By Design Podcast Episodes Referenced in this episode: 

 

Heart to Heart, Gettin’ Real, Ep. 16 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-heart-to-heart-gettin-real-ep16 

Episode 50! Celebrating Dreams Come True in 2022, Ep.50 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-50-celebrating-dreams-come-true-in-2022-ep50 

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Reset Your Brain in 5 Easy Steps YouTube Video - https://youtu.be/nQNEVlnUN1U 

 

Share your celebrations with us!! We are approaching the one year anniversary of the Empowered By Design Podcast and we will continue to celebrate!!!  The anniversary episode will be full of celebrating, and I want to hear your celebrations!! Submit them on my website and on social media! https://www.drlyz.com/ and https://www.visionistasbydesign.com/dr-lyz 

 

The Design+Flo Program is here!!  I am so excited to announce and bring you this amazing opportunity to deepen your connection with yourself and enhance your ability to connect authentically with others - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit.  It incorporates the intention to Know Yourself.  Be Yourself.  Love Yourself. Transcend. And Connect.  Learn more at my website: https://www.drlyz.com/flo 

50! Celebrating Dreams Come True in 2022, Ep.50

50! Celebrating Dreams Come True in 2022, Ep.50

December 30, 2021

We are celebrating so much today - my new guitar and my guitar lessons with the ChordBuddy Program that is already helping me learn to play the guitar!! It is the 50th episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast!!  And we are celebrating our successes, accomplishments and good times of 2021 as we look forward to making our dreams come true in 2022!! In this episode, we walk through the Dream, Design, Deliver Signature Formula - The Dream, Design, Deliver signature formula is a fluid process that invites you to envision your desires and welcome the delivery of your dreams.  I outline the components of each phase, using my goal of learning to play the guitar in 2022, that you can use to accomplish your own goal and make your dreams come true in 2022! 

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Show Notes for Episode 50! Celebrating Dreams Come True in 2022, Ep.50

We are celebrating so much today!! It is the 50th episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast!!  And we are celebrating our successes, accomplishments and good times of 2021 as we look forward to making our dreams come true in 2022!!  I am wishing you the happiest of new year’s celebrations!

Last week, I received one of the best surprises of my life - my husband surprised me on Christmas morning with the gift of a guitar from my Pappy!!  

I am so grateful for the other part of my surprise Christmas gift - ChordBuddy!!  Check out the ChordBuddy Program:  https://www.chordbuddy.com/ Watch Travis, the creator of ChordBuddy on the show Shark Tank: https://youtu.be/hirO4tYwCrc 

In this episode, we walk through the Dream, Design, Deliver Signature Formula - The Dream, Design, Deliver signature formula is a fluid process that invites you to envision your desires and welcome the delivery of your dreams.  I outline the components of each phase, using my goal of learning to play the guitar in 2022, that you can use to accomplish your own goal and make your dreams come true in 2022! This formula is the foundation for manifesting your goals and dreams with intentional vision.  Download the pdf design guide to help you apply the formula to your personal dreams and goals: https://www.drlyz.com/DDD 

 

Dr. Lyz’s Signature Formula: Dream, Design, Deliver

Dream - Reflect, Attend

Design - Create, Plan

Deliver - Align, Evaluate, Celebrate

 

Dream: Reflect, Attend, Envision

Attend to your dreams, your vision, your long and short term goals?

Reflect on your accomplishments, successes. What has gone well for you? 

Attend to your strengths, passions, inspiration.  

Reflect on potential hurdles and how you might decrease them.

Envision those moments and experiences that have brought you joy, fulfillment.

 

Design:  Create, Plan, Envision

Quiet your mind, calm your body and get in touch with your dreams and desires.  Envision and welcome sensory and intuitive experiences that tap into your creative flow.

Create goals based on your vision.  Be intentional with planning the steps to achieve your goals. Decide what resources you have already and what resources you need. 

Make your goals SMARTS - specific, measurable, achievable, realistic/reasonable, time-oriented, and self-directed

Deliver - Align, Evaluate, Celebrate

Deliver:  Align yourself with your vision - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit. Be intentional in choosing actions, relationships, experiences that flow with your specific, short term goals and with your long-term vision.

Envision yourself having achieved that which you desire- past, present, future. Evaluate and Celebrate!! Check in with yourself regularly.  Redesign your goals as needed and continue to engage in the fluid process.

Empowered By Design Podcast Episodes Referenced: 

Dream, Design, Deliver Signature Formula, Ep.4 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-dream-design-deliver-signature-formula-ep4 

Celebrating Good Times! -  This or That?, Ep.8 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-celebrate-good-times-this-or-that-ep8 

What Are You Celebrating?, Ep.22 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-what-are-you-celebrating-ep22 

It’s My Birthday! Ep. 25 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-its-my-birthday-ep25 

Celebrating our 6-Month Anniversary! Ep.30 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-celebrating-our-6th-month-anniversary-ep30 

Celebrating Dreams Come True, Ep.40 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-celebrating-dreams-come-true 

 

Share your celebrations with us!! We are approaching the one year anniversary of the Empowered By Design Podcast and we will continue to celebrate!!!  The anniversary episode will be full of celebrating, and I want to hear your celebrations!! Submit them on my website and on social media! https://www.drlyz.com/ and https://www.visionistasbydesign.com/dr-lyz 

Connection and Joy Through the Holidays. Tips to Design + Flo with Love, Part 2 of 2, Ep.49

Connection and Joy Through the Holidays. Tips to Design + Flo with Love, Part 2 of 2, Ep.49

December 23, 2021

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The Holiday Season is here!!  Christmas Day is right around the corner!!  This episode provides tips to connect with joy and love throughout the upcoming weeks and into the new year! I share three key tips: Get Ready, Get Real, Get Right with yourself to make your holidays magical!  I also continue sharing the five aspects of balanced health that help you live life with confidence, and with so much love and joy.  I outline my new signature Design+Flo Program to help you on your journey of designing and delivering the life and love of your dreams!  

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Show Notes for Episode 49: Connection and Joy Through the Holidays. Tips to Design + Flo with Love, Part 2 of 2, Ep.49

 

The holidays are meant to be merry and bright.  And, let’s face it, sometimes they’re not.  The end of the year is a natural “ending”, a goodbye that can bring up emotions of sadness, remorse, regret, and fear (even if it’s a welcomed good-bye).  We remember those we have lost.  We might struggle to “buy all the things” and give gifts, which packs-a-punch to our wallets!!  We are busier, bustling, and sleep-deprived.  The more we fight those feelings, push them down and run away from them … the stronger they can become.  So, I invite you to pause…slow down (a little!).  And breathe.  Take some time to honor your experience.  Process your emotions.  Give space to your thoughts and memories.  I KNOW this helps, regardless of the season.  Trust me.

 

This holiday season and beyond, maximize your connection, love, and joy with these three tips:

  1. Get Ready
    1. Prepare
    2. Pause, check in with yourself
  2. Get Real 
    1. What are your expectations?
    2. Who are you going to see? What will you eat/drink?
    3. How does that usually go?
    4. Probably will go the same!!
    5. Can’t control others.  You can control your response to others.
  3. Get Right
    1. With yourself.
    2. Carry what you need. - peace, strength, protection, love, kindness, forgiveness, gratitude, confidence, etc.
    3. In your Heart, in the palm of your hand.
    4. What you carry, you also share with others.

 

The Design+Flo Program is here!!  I am so excited to announce and bring you this amazing opportunity to deepen your connection with yourself and enhance your ability to connect authentically with others - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit.  It incorporates the intention to Know Yourself.  Be Yourself.  Love Yourself. Transcend. And Connect.  Learn more at my website: https://www.drlyz.com/flo 

Previous episodes referenced:

8 Celebrating Good Times! -  This or That? - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-celebrate-good-times-this-or-that-ep8 

Celebrations are important and so much fun!  We are a busy collection of people and may often feel a pressure to move forward, check off the “to do list”, pursue the next goal, create the next post, write the next chapter, cross the next finish line.  And we sometimes forget to invite and welcome balance by pausing, resting, reflecting, celebrating, and enjoying our moments in the here-and-now.  In Episode 8 of the Empowered By Design Podcast, Dr. Lyz celebrates Episode 8 and invites you to have a little fun and Celebrate your Good Times! Get to know Dr. Lyz a little bit better in this episode, as she shares some fun facts in the game “This or That?”.  

 

9 Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Mind, Body, Heart, Soul, Spirit, Ep.9  - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-designing-and-delivering-the-life-of-your-dreams-ep9 You are the Designer of your life!  By design, you have arrived at your unique place on the path of life and you have the opportunity to design your actions in alignment with your dreams and vision. In this episode, Dr. Lyz shares with you the significance of the Visionistas By Design Open Purple Heart symbol for love and courage in embracing the process of self-reflection and discovery with trust, vulnerability, and authenticity.  Dr. Lyz introduces the intricate and reciprocal relationship among the aspects of identity - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit. In the upcoming weeks Dr. Lyz will dedicate an episode to the importance of and strategies for nurturing yourself in each of those aspects. 

 

10 Tuning in to your body’s language - Nurture the Body (Episode 10) https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-tuning-into-your-body-language-nurture-the-body-ep10 Nurture Yourself by Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams Series- Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit.  In today’s episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast, Dr. Lyz focuses on the physical experiences of our bodies that communicate important messages for our survival, comfort, joy, balance, and overall wellness. Join Dr. Lyz as she encourages you to tune in to your body, pay close attention to your body, and become aware of the messages that your body is sending.  Your body can do amazing things! Yet, we often criticize or treat our bodies harshly.  Explore some strategies to nurture, care for, celebrate, and love your body so that it can love you back with peace and harmony!

 

11 Balancing and Nurturing your Beautiful Mind (Episode 11) https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-balancing-and-nurturing-your-beautiful-mind-ep11 Our minds might be busy, and they are also BEAUTIFUL!!  In this episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast, I continue the series - Nurturing Yourself by Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit. I invite awareness, curiosity, and appreciation for different states of mind - occasions when our minds are focused, conscious, intentionally aware and occasions when our minds are wandering. I model strategies for connecting to the present moment and invite you to practice them with me.  I share the benefits of mindful balance and empower you to reflect upon your own experiences to increase your personal awareness, to enhance your relationships with yourself and others, and to appreciate the power and potential of your mind.  I deliver a reading of Kobi Yamada’s book, Maybe: A Story about the Endless Potential in All of Us, sharing its meaning for me and inviting you to notice its meaning for you.

 

13 Trusting the Heart and Working your Vision - Nurture the Heart (Episode 13) https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-trusting-the-heart-and-working-your-vision-ep13 In order to trust your heart, you must KNOW your heart and NURTURE your heart!!  In this episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast, we return to the series - Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Nurturing your Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit. We chat about the heart - it’s beauty and blessings - the sustainer of our lives with its beating power.  In our lives we have experiences that are heartwarming and also experiences that are heartbreaking.  (Spoiler - I share a bit of both...it gets real, people!!!).  Heartbreak is difficult.  And it’s unpleasant.  Yet, we have the power to not only deal with it, survive it, and THRIVE after heartbreak.   Tune in for some tips on processing, rather than avoiding emotional distress, and why it’s beneficial to do so!  With an open, nurtured heart we are empowered to move with intention towards our dreams and vision!

 

15 Awakening, Embracing, and Nurturing Your Soul, Ep. 15 https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-awakening-embracing-the-soul-ep15  What do you think of when you hear the word, soul?!  How do you nurture your soul?  In this episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast, we return to the series - Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Nurturing your Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit and focusing on the soul!  Beliefs about the soul come from personal, spiritual, cultural, family, religious values as well as life experiences.  When you attend to yourself, nurturing the aspects of your identity and health, you open the door and allow your soul to awaken!!  We chat about embracing the process of tuning into your soul, understanding yourself and your identity at your core in order to feel balanced, peaceful, joyful, and fulfilled.

 

17 Honoring, Nurturing, and Believing in Your Spirit, Ep. 17 https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-honoring-nurturing-believing-in-your-spirit-ep17 My Poppop died when I was 10.  That was really hard.  I remember the morning of his funeral, we were at my Grammy’s house getting dressed and ready to go to the church, and I couldn’t French braid my hair.  I just couldn’t get it right.  And, I had been braiding my own hair for months.  So, it was really frustrating.  My mom braided my hair, and maybe that’s what I needed most in that moment - the spirit connection.  When I was 19 years old, my Poppop came to me in a dream to deliver a life changing message.  When I need a message that my mind isn’t picking up, my spirit delivers.  And, my spirit mostly comes to me in my dreams.  In this episode, we discuss honoring, nurturing, and believing in your spirit. We finish up our series “Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, Spirit”.   I invite you to explore your beliefs about spirit, and I share some of mine!  I share my memorable and special dream that brought a message from my soul and helped me nurture myself - body and spirit.  This episode will empower you to tune in to yourself with a nurturing, honorable spirit.

Note to Self: I Love You.  Tips to Design + Flo with Love, Part 1 of 2, Ep.48

Note to Self: I Love You. Tips to Design + Flo with Love, Part 1 of 2, Ep.48

December 16, 2021

Nurture yourself and go deeper.  Find your love, uncover your love, rediscover your love for yourself.  Do that by tuning into and nurturing your body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit.  Wherever you are on your journey - you are right where you are meant to be.  In this episode, I break down the five aspects of balanced health that have empowered me to help myself and have inspired me to help others!  I outline my new signature Design+Flo Program - which incorporates a self-directed collection of lessons, guided meditations, and other activities and resources to help you on your journey of designing and delivering the life and love of your dreams!  The Design+Flo Program also includes a monthly Live Call with me - an opportunity to connect for more personalized guidance and support in your journey of healing and growth.

Empowered By Design Podcast with Dr. Lyz: Psychology, Mental Health and Wellness, Love and Relationships, Mindset, Self-care, Self-reflection and Personal Growth

Dr. Lyz: Licensed Psychologist, Wellness Entrepreneur, Life & Love Coach

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Show Notes for Episode 48: Note to Self: I Love You.  Tips to Design + Flo with Love, Part 1 of 2, Ep.48

 

Previous episodes referenced:

9 Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Mind, Body, Heart, Soul, Spirit, Ep.9  - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-designing-and-delivering-the-life-of-your-dreams-ep9 You are the Designer of your life!  By design, you have arrived at your unique place on the path of life and you have the opportunity to design your actions in alignment with your dreams and vision. In this episode, Dr. Lyz shares with you the significance of the Visionistas By Design Open Purple Heart symbol for love and courage in embracing the process of self-reflection and discovery with trust, vulnerability, and authenticity.  Dr. Lyz introduces the intricate and reciprocal relationship among the aspects of identity - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit. In the upcoming weeks Dr. Lyz will dedicate an episode to the importance of and strategies for nurturing yourself in each of those aspects. 

 

10 Tuning in to your body’s language - Nurture the Body (Episode 10) https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-tuning-into-your-body-language-nurture-the-body-ep10 Nurture Yourself by Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams Series- Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit.  In today’s episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast, Dr. Lyz focuses on the physical experiences of our bodies that communicate important messages for our survival, comfort, joy, balance, and overall wellness. Join Dr. Lyz as she encourages you to tune in to your body, pay close attention to your body, and become aware of the messages that your body is sending.  Your body can do amazing things! Yet, we often criticize or treat our bodies harshly.  Explore some strategies to nurture, care for, celebrate, and love your body so that it can love you back with peace and harmony!

 

11 Balancing and Nurturing your Beautiful Mind (Episode 11) https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-balancing-and-nurturing-your-beautiful-mind-ep11 Our minds might be busy, and they are also BEAUTIFUL!!  In this episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast, I continue the series - Nurturing Yourself by Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit. I invite awareness, curiosity, and appreciation for different states of mind - occasions when our minds are focused, conscious, intentionally aware and occasions when our minds are wandering. I model strategies for connecting to the present moment and invite you to practice them with me.  I share the benefits of mindful balance and empower you to reflect upon your own experiences to increase your personal awareness, to enhance your relationships with yourself and others, and to appreciate the power and potential of your mind.  I deliver a reading of Kobi Yamada’s book, Maybe: A Story about the Endless Potential in All of Us, sharing its meaning for me and inviting you to notice its meaning for you.

 

13 Trusting the Heart and Working your Vision - Nurture the Heart (Episode 13) https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-trusting-the-heart-and-working-your-vision-ep13 In order to trust your heart, you must KNOW your heart and NURTURE your heart!!  In this episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast, we return to the series - Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Nurturing your Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit. We chat about the heart - it’s beauty and blessings - the sustainer of our lives with its beating power.  In our lives we have experiences that are heartwarming and also experiences that are heartbreaking.  (Spoiler - I share a bit of both...it gets real, people!!!).  Heartbreak is difficult.  And it’s unpleasant.  Yet, we have the power to not only deal with it, survive it, and THRIVE after heartbreak.   Tune in for some tips on processing, rather than avoiding emotional distress, and why it’s beneficial to do so!  With an open, nurtured heart we are empowered to move with intention towards our dreams and vision!

 

15 Awakening, Embracing, and Nurturing Your Soul, Ep. 15 https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-awakening-embracing-the-soul-ep15  What do you think of when you hear the word, soul?!  How do you nurture your soul?  In this episode of the Empowered By Design Podcast, we return to the series - Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Nurturing your Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit and focusing on the soul!  Beliefs about the soul come from personal, spiritual, cultural, family, religious values as well as life experiences.  When you attend to yourself, nurturing the aspects of your identity and health, you open the door and allow your soul to awaken!!  We chat about embracing the process of tuning into your soul, understanding yourself and your identity at your core in order to feel balanced, peaceful, joyful, and fulfilled.

 

17 Honoring, Nurturing, and Believing in Your Spirit, Ep. 17 https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-honoring-nurturing-believing-in-your-spirit-ep17 My Poppop died when I was 10.  That was really hard.  I remember the morning of his funeral, we were at my Grammy’s house getting dressed and ready to go to the church, and I couldn’t French braid my hair.  I just couldn’t get it right.  And, I had been braiding my own hair for months.  So, it was really frustrating.  My mom braided my hair, and maybe that’s what I needed most in that moment - the spirit connection.  When I was 19 years old, my Poppop came to me in a dream to deliver a life changing message.  When I need a message that my mind isn’t picking up, my spirit delivers.  And, my spirit mostly comes to me in my dreams.  In this episode, we discuss honoring, nurturing, and believing in your spirit. We finish up our series “Designing and Delivering the Life of Your Dreams - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, Spirit”.   I invite you to explore your beliefs about spirit, and I share some of mine!  I share my memorable and special dream that brought a message from my soul and helped me nurture myself - body and spirit.  This episode will empower you to tune in to yourself with a nurturing, honorable spirit.

 

The Design+Flo Program is here!!  I am so excited to announce and bring you this amazing opportunity to deepen your connection with yourself and enhance your ability to connect authentically with others.  It incorporates the intention to Know Yourself.  Be Yourself.  Love Yourself. Transcend. And Connect.  Learn more at my website: https://www.drlyz.com/flo 

 

A New You | Tips for Healing and Transformation with Vicky Alercia, Ep.47

A New You | Tips for Healing and Transformation with Vicky Alercia, Ep.47

December 9, 2021

Empowered By Design Podcast with Dr. Lyz: Psychology, Mental Health and Wellness, Love and Relationships, Mindset, Self-care, Self-reflection and Personal Growth

Dr. Lyz: Licensed Psychologist, Wellness Entrepreneur, Life & Love Coach

 

I am delighted to introduce you to the newest member of the Visionistas Team, Vicky Alercia.  Vicky and I share a candid conversation about important connections, appreciating the now, reflecting on learning and experiences from the past, and moving courageously into the future. Vicky shares her program, “A New You”, designed to support women in rebuilding their self-esteem and learning how to become healthier after leaving a toxic relationship. 

https://www.visionistasbydesign.com/victoria-alercia 

 

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Show Notes for Episode 47: A New You | Healing and Transformation with Vicky Alercia, Ep.47

https://www.visionistasbydesign.com/victoria-alercia 

Victoria Alercia, M.S. is a licensed professional counselor with more than 15 years experience in the mental health field. Victoria provides individual and group therapy to individuals ages 12 and older, and specializes in empowering individuals to increase self-esteem, to manage stressors related to anxiety and depression with a healthy approach, and to strengthen relationships.  

 

Victoria views her career as part of her passion and purpose in life. Outside of her counseling business, she explores many avenues to connect with our community. She assists in facilitating a monthly Lehigh Valley Women's Empowerment Group. She has been co-hosting the Community Connection podcast on youtube to promote mental health awareness and support. 

 

Victoria loves to be around positive energy and appreciates individuals who allow themselves to be vulnerable in order to heal, learn, and transform into the healthiest version of themselves. Her motto is to begin each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. 

 

Victoria has a passion for helping women through their healing and transformation journey. She will soon be offering a program, “A New You”, designed to assist women in rebuilding their self-esteem and learning how to become healthier after leaving a toxic relationship. Victoria is the author of the book, “I Am Loving the Me that I Am Choosing to Be”, and shares it in local schools to educate children and adults on how to develop a positive mindset.  Her book aims to empower and promote love and kindness towards themselves and others. 

 

Find Vicky’s book on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/loving-that-Im-choosing-ebook/dp/B08K9CY89Z/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=i+am+loving+the+me+I+am+choosing+to+be&qid=1639014382&sr=8-1 

 

And listen to her podcast, Community Connection Radio Show on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7SXG6TMHNo 

 

Self-Care Is Not Selfish, Ep.46

Self-Care Is Not Selfish, Ep.46

December 2, 2021

Empowered By Design Podcast with Dr. Lyz: Psychology, Mental Health and Wellness, Love and Relationships, Mindset, Self-care, Self-reflection and Personal Growth

Dr. Lyz: Licensed Psychologist, Wellness Entrepreneur, Life & Love Coach

 

I am so excited to connect with you. If you have found me, it is likely that you are a survivor; you are a self-healer; and/or you are a helper - because, me too! If you have found your way here, then you already know that I believe that you are EXACTLY where you are meant to be.  I am so excited to announce the launch of my Design + Flo Program - Your self-care solution!  Sometimes, committing the time and energy to self-care can be overwhelming.  Too often, we judge ourselves harshly and feel guilty for spending time on ourselves.  We tend to take care of everyone we love FIRST and then give ourselves time and attention - love and compassion - with the leftover energy (and let’s face it - by the end of the day, who has any energy left??!).  Self-care is NOT selfish!!  I hope you will tune in to hear more!

 

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Show Notes for Episode 46: Self-Care Is Not Selfish, Ep.46

I am so excited to announce the launch of my Design + Flow Program - Your self-care solution!  It will help you deepen your self-awareness, increase your self-confidence, and love yourself more!  My signature program delivers tips, techniques, and strategies to help you nurture yourself - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit. You can help yourself heal and grow! (You already do.) You can expand in excellence, connection, love, confidence, power, and strength. (You have already started!) To be your best version of you and to share that best version of you - with yourself, with your loved ones, with the world, with the universe!

Self-care is NOT selfish!!  Read that again, SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH!!  When we enhance the amount of time and energy that we spend nurturing ourselves... we feel better (for example, when we get enough sleep!) …we look better (bright eyed and bushy tailed, anyone?!), AND ... we have more energy and love to give to our favorite people, to get things done, and to navigate our busy lives with balance, joy, confidence, and grace!!

Multi-demic - we have been managing distress related to several sources in the recent years - Covid-19 Pandemic and restrictions; Economic recession; Racism and Racial Tension; Political Unrest.

Dr. Sam Knapp and Dr. Jeff Sternlieb (Pennsylvania Psychological Association continuing education training: “Self Care Journey in the Age of Covid-19”)

Selfish defined: (Oxford Dictionaries) adj. - lacking consideration for others; concerned chiefly for one’s own personal profit or pleasure

Self-Care defined: (Oxford Dictionaries) noun - the practice of taking action to preserve or improve one’s health

Our Small Business Saturday event in conjunction with the Nazareth Cookie Stroll included a collection of local artists, healers, and creators:  Sophie Hami - Henna Chakra; Leticia Gutievaz - Reiki Master; Tori Henderson - Designs By Victoria; Megan Perelli - Magen Jae Label; Emilie Torres - Second Jane; Nicole Ensmenger -  Tinker'n;  Laurie Storlie - Healing From Within; Rebecca Schmick - Rise Sound & Energy Therapy. Check out photos from the event: https://www.visionistasbydesign.com/events 

 

Cyndie Kramer created the Follow Your Soul Path Giveaway - a collection of amazing women coaches, healers and practitioners to bring you some amazing free gifts to help you find and follow your soul’s path.  Read more about it here: https://www.drlyz.com/tune-up 

Come to the FREE Self-Care Magic Event with me on December 6, 2021 at 7pm ET.  This event will include: Hello and welcome from Dr. Lyz!; a Guided Meditation Activity with Dr. Lyz to help you feel connected, grounded, and inspired during the upcoming month and holiday season!; Discover and discuss your Self-Care Style!! If you haven’t done so, we invite you to begin your FREE Self-Care Makeover with Dr. Lyz!!  Sign up here: https://www.drlyz.com/tune-up ; Time for Q + A! (let’s chat about all things self-care - Body, Mind, Heart, Soul, and Spirit!!); Information about my new Design + Flo Program!; Celebration and send-off with a few tips to make this holiday season one of abundant Joy + Peace!  It’s Free, but you must be registered:  Sign up here: https://www.drlyz.com/tune-up

The Design + Flo Program was named in part to honor my paternal grandmother, Flora, who is sometimes referred to as “Flo” by those who love her most! (Lots of people love her).  I have learned so much about healing and growth from my gram, my GG! (I hope someday you will get to meet her on this podcast!).

 

Expressions of Gratitude with My Treasure Friend, Regan, Ep.45

Expressions of Gratitude with My Treasure Friend, Regan, Ep.45

November 25, 2021

Episode 45: Expressions of Gratitude with My Treasure Friend, Regan, Ep.45

 

Empowered By Design Podcast with Dr. Lyz: Psychology, Mental Health and Wellness, Love and Relationships, Mindset, Self-care, Self-reflection and Personal Growth

Dr. Lyz: Licensed Psychologist, Wellness Entrepreneur, Life & Love Coach

 

Meet my treasure friend, Regan!! In this very special episode, I share a conversation with one of my very dearest friends, my oldest friend, my treasure friend.  We discuss our holiday plans, reminisce about some fun memories, and share expressions of gratitude.

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Show Notes for Episode 45: Expressions of Gratitude with My Treasure Friend, Regan, Ep.45

 

Episodes referenced:

Reflecting for Joy, Episode 1 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-reflecting-for-joy-ep-1 

Dreaming Is My Superpower, Ep.18 - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-dreaming-is-my-superpower-ep18 

Bible Verse referenced: Matthew 6:21, "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"

 

Tips to Make Your Holiday Season Sparkle with Samantha Frack, Ep.44

Tips to Make Your Holiday Season Sparkle with Samantha Frack, Ep.44

November 18, 2021
  1. Tips to Make Your Holiday Season Sparkle with Samantha Frack, Ep.44

 

Empowered By Design Podcast with Dr. Lyz: Psychology, Mental Health and Wellness, Love and Relationships, Mindset, Self-care, Self-reflection and Personal Growth

Dr. Lyz: Licensed Psychologist, Wellness Entrepreneur, Life & Love Coach

 

Are you excited for this holiday season...we are!!  Join me as I chat with our Certified Image Consultant, Samantha Frack, who shares tips on holiday shopping on a budget, top Black Friday deals, and where to find items to create the best holiday looks! We chat about making your holidays shine and discuss the importance of creating intention to move into the holiday season with attention to your values, hopes, and personal meaning.  We share tips that help you to create and maintain balance and presence throughout the season with joy, love, and gratitude for the special moments.

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Show Notes for Episode 44: Make Your Holiday Season Sparkle with Samantha Frack, Ep.44

No need to break the bank this year on gifts!! Something so small can have so much meaning and could be the most thoughtful kinds of gifts! 

For those coffee lovers a nice mug with coffee beans and a good book perhaps! Wine connoisseurs , a nice bottle of wine and two glasses! 

For the woman who loves to self indulge in self care - bath salts, a candle, lotion If you want to support local restaurants and buy some gift cards! Slate Quarry Hotel, Mersin, Birthright, Red Wolf, Stefano’s, & that’s just a few in the Nazareth area!

References:

Great holiday style websites for shopping! 

  • Vicicollection.com 
  • Amazon.com 
  • Inthestyle.com -- Lorna Luxe Collection 

 

Style By Design Blog by Samantha - Coming Soon! - https://www.visionistasbydesign.com/blog 

 

Styling your Image Vision with Samantha Arnold - https://www.drlyz.com/blog/podcast-styling-your-image-vision-samantha-arnold (Episode 14 of the Empowered By Design Podcast)

4 Looks for Styling Your Holiday Season: Style By Design with Samantha  - https://youtu.be/tZEEWOHha0o 

 

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