Taking Care of You Podcast

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I feel incredibly lucky that a young age I heard the message of the importance of taking care of yourself. It really resonated with me and has stuck with me ever since. While it has not always been a popular viewpoint, I think research is showing just how foundational this mindset is. If we take care of #1 (ourselves), then we have the capacity required to take care of #2 and #3!

Cheryl Piper-Snyder joins us again for this Remarkable Women Podcast to speak to this very topic. She is a business and life coach and spends a great deal of time helping people understand the brain, heart, and mind connection so that they live fully into their potential, both personally and professionally.

She shares several insights around these ideas that I think all our listeners will find valuable.

Do you think reality is objective?

Cheryl would argue that it is our perceptions, our own responses that define our reality. “Nothing in life has any meaning other than the meaning we give it.” If we ponder that for a while, and come to agree with it, we should feel more control over our situations. We get to choose how we perceive and internalize an event, conversation, or circumstance.

Most people allow their subconscious to repeat a negative script.

She shared a sad statistic – 75% of most people’s thoughts are negative! How do we allow that to happen? And better yet, is there a way to change that stat??!! Cheryl offers some great suggestions that help our brains create new pathways and habits. You’ll want to listen in for these!

Taking care of yourself looks different for everyone.

What do you, in all of your uniqueness need to fill your cup, to release that stress, to refresh your heart or get your creative juices flowing? For some people it is time outside, for others it is regular time with friends, or for others, it is intense physical work-outs. Figure out what you need to take care of your body, heart, and mind and make sure to do those things each week.

Some of us could really benefit from having a coach help us change our negative scripts and adopting more of a “growth-minded” script. This is part of what it looks like to “take care of you.”

If you are interested in something like this, you can reach out to Cheryl at alchemyholisticlifecoach.com, and keep an eye out for some new online tools she will be offering to help declutter our minds and live more fully into who we were meant to be.

Remarkable Women Podcast – Naheed Oberfeld

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naheed oberfeldNaheed Oberfeld is a Remarkable Woman from Rockville, MD. She has had a full career of working as an analyst, at the NASDAQ Stock Exchange, as a consultant for Ernst & Young, and now as a business coach in her own company. I really enjoyed connecting with Naheed and hearing her journey to pursuing something professionally that she truly enjoys.

Today, she gets to combine her Psychology degree, her experience in Corporate America, and her own experience and training with EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) to really help people uncover the things that may be blocking them from achieving all of their dreams. She works with business owners and executives and gives them the tools they need to figure out how to work through their “blocks.”

During our interview, Naheed shared great wisdom that she learned from her own challenges. During her 30’s she had been driving so hard, that she came to a point where she knew something would break down emotionally or physically at the rate she was going. She learned the importance of prioritizing a beautiful balance between work and family life and decided to maintain that balance as much as she could and sought out new tools to do so. We spoke a lot about a woman’s need to appear perfect, or to put on a positive show. Naheed walks us through the faulty beliefs that trigger those emotions and suggests some steps in gaining freedom from the need of others’ opinions, whether positive or negative.

This was a most unique Podcast for Remarkable Women listeners in that Naheed actually walks us through a unique experience during the Podcast – an “Inner Journey Exercise” where she guides us through a powerful visualization technique in an attempt to uncover any underlying faulty beliefs. This is not an exercise in self-judgment. On the contrary, we just want to look at our emotions and triggers honestly so that we can deal with them and then release them and let go.

You’ll want to listen in so that you can walk through the exercise for yourself. If you’d like to connect with Naheed personally, she welcomes it. Her website, Oberfield Coaching is a great place to start.