Episode #44 Mercury in Retrograde-Don't Be Scared!

Episode #44 Mercury in Retrograde-Don't Be Scared!

In this episode, I break down Mercury in Rx and how to work with this energy. Mercury in Rx is a very misunderstood energy. Yes, it can be challenging but it's not the devil it can often be made out to be. I take some time in this episode to break down how to work with this energy so that you are able to flow with the current instead of against it. I also explain exactly how this energy works and give dates so you know when this starts and ends. 

Episode #43 Full Moon in Virgo 2019

Episode #43 Full Moon in Virgo 2019

In this episode, I geek out on astrology and talk about the full moon in Virgo. This moon is pushing us straight into our soul's path and it is crazy powerful! If you have had a feeling like something is coming but you are not sure what it is, you must listen to this episode. I also discuss how to work with this energy and what to expect during mercury retrograde. 

Episode #42 Solar Plexus Chakra Week 1

Episode #42 Solar Plexus Chakra Week 1

In this episode, we dive into week 1 of the solar plexus chakra from my book Light it Up. The solar plexus chakra is the chakra that gives us motivation and helps us realize our dreams. When we have energy in this area we are able to follow through on our goals and live happy fulfilled lives. This week we are going to work on meditating daily to help open up this chakra. This simple daily practice will help move energy to this area. I will also discuss a movement exercise and a journal activity to help wake up the solar plexus chakra. 

Stephanie Cotton in a Transformational Life Coach, Astrologer, and Published writer from Durham, NC. You can purchase her book Light It Up at;

www.stephanie-cotton.com

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Episode #41 Depression a Cold Hearted Bitch

Episode #41 Depression a Cold Hearted Bitch

In this episode, I get very candid about my own struggle with depression. Depression is a disease that millions of people deal with every day yet we still have a lot of shame and stigma behind it. This is something I have dealt with my whole entire life. In this episode, I wanted to share my own experience so other people know they are not alone in this struggle. I also share my own techniques for working with depression and anxiety.

Episode #40 Intro to Solar Plexus Chakra

Episode #40 Intro to Solar Plexus Chakra

n this episode, I dive into the solar plexus chakra. The solar plexus is the 3rd chakra that is located in the area above the belly button. This chakra is yellow and gives us our confidence to go after our dreams and goals. Join me as I share my knowledge on this subject for the next 4 weeks. 

Stephanie Cotton is a Transformational Life Coach, Astrology Enthusiast, and Published Writer.  Purchase her Chakra Book Light it Up here.

Episode #39 Don't wait till you are ready

Episode #39 Don't wait till you are ready

In this episode, I discuss the pitfall of always waiting for the perfect moment to take the leap. There is a fine line between preparation and procrastination and I touch on this. As an entrepreneur, you have to be willing to put yourself out there in the world even when you don't feel ready.  I share the struggle of doing this in my own career and life and offer a few tips. 

Episode #38 To My 25 Year Old Self

Episode #38 To My 25 Year Old Self

Tomorrow is my birthday and it has me doing some serious self reflecting. I like to take time each year and think about what I have acholmpished over the past year of my life. This year the 10 year photo challenge is fresh in my head and it make me think what was my life like 10 years ago. 10 years ago I was just starting my Saturn Returns and was 28 years old. I was feeling like I was behind in life and trying to play catch up. When I think back on this time there was a 3 year blur between 25-28. Everything just runs together because I was so busy trying to make shit happen. In this podcast episode I decided to share advice I would give to my 25 and 28 year old self.

Episode #37 You Don't Have to Be Positive All Time

Episode #37 You Don't Have to Be Positive All Time

In this episode, I share why you don't have to be positive all of the time. There is an idea that in order to manifest good things in your life you have to stay positive all of the time. I call BS on this and think it's impossible to stay positive all of the time. 

Stephanie Cotton is a Transformational Life Coach, Astrology Enthusiast, and Published Auther located in Durham,NC

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Episode #36 Week 4 of Sacral Chakra

Episode #36 Week 4 of Sacral Chakra

In this episode, I cover the 4th and final week of the sacral chakra from my book "Light it Up". I discuss how we form boundaries early in life and how these boundaries may need to be evaluated later on in life. The journal prompt for this week will have you diving deep into your own boundaries. 

The physical exercise for this week is deadlifts. I explain why this exercise is a powerful tool in healing the sacral chakra and where you can find tips on how to do them correctly. 

I also cover 4 crystals you can use to heal the sacral chakra and how to work with them. I talk about creating elixirs and how to charge and clean them.

Episode #35 Leo Full Moon-All the feels

Episode #35 Leo Full Moon-All the feels

In this episode, I share a recap of the full moon in Leo/lunar eclipse that occurred Jan 20-21 2019. Eclipses are a time of great change and offer us the opportunity to release so we can grow. It can be a time when we feel very emotional and past trauma may resurface. I share my own personal experience in working with this full moon as well as share insight into what others may be feeling. I also share my experience holding a moon circle on the full moon/eclipse.

 

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Stephanie Cotton is a Transformational Life Coach, Astrology Enthusiast, and Published Author in Durham NC. Learn more about her;

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Episode #34 Sacral Chakra Week 3

Episode #34 Sacral Chakra Week 3

In this episode, I share week 3 of my book Light It Up. In the 3rd week of the sacral chakra, I discuss sensual touch and why it is so important in healing the sacral chakra. I will talk about how we can start to explore our own bodies and start to notice how they are physical, emotional, and energetically feeling. I get really honest and real in this episode. Also the assignment for this week is a good one so be sure to go listen!

Episode #33 A Rose Colored You

Episode #33 A Rose Colored You

n this episode, I sit down and chat with Sofia Lawrence (a yoga instructor and motivational mentor) and Leslie Woods (entrepreneur and boss base) and discuss their upcoming workshop on;

1. Situational Awareness: Jumpstart your journey to a rewarding inner narrative by understanding when, how, and why you are speaking to yourself.

2. Build Inner Dialogue: Refine your awareness with tools and takeaways that you can use in your day-to-day life.

3. Create Your Ideal 2019: Envision and design your year ahead in a tactile way with your own vision board.

We talk in depth about how self-talk can impact your life and how to attract everything you want into your life. 

Episode # 32 Intro Astrology Natal Chart

Episode # 32 Intro Astrology Natal Chart

In this episode, I break down what an astrology natal birth chart is and how you can use it in your own life. Astrology can feel very overwhelming and I try and break everything down into simple terms that everyone can understand. I also share how you can use your natal chart to create your plan for 2019. 

Episode #31 Fitness by the Moon

Episode #31 Fitness by the Moon

In this episode, I chat with the Body Astrology a.k.a Claire Gallagher who is a Chinese Medical Practitioner, Medical Astrologer, and Strength and Conditioning guru. Claire shares how she has created her unique strength and conditioning program that follows the cycles of the moon called Moon Rx. This episode will have you thinking about fitness in a whole new way. Make sure you listen all the way to the end for a special gift that Claire is offering to all of my listeners for the next month!

Episode #30 Astro Weather and Solar Eclipse

Episode #30 Astro Weather and Solar Eclipse

In this podcast, I get into the astro weather for the year. This is the year of action my friends! We have Saturn the ruler and enforcer in Capricorn and this means we gotta get to work! Last year we learned all the lessons. In fact in the last 6 years we have been learning all of the lesson thanks to all the planets being in Scorpio and last years crazy retrograde period. Holy shit it has been insane! Now the lessons are learned and we know what we need to do, we just gotta do it! It’s time to trim the fat and get rid of anything that isn’t working for us. Capricorn rules are career and this is your year to take your career to the next level. It is really important that you keep good people around you in the process.

Episode #29 Sacral Chakra Week 2

In this episode, I explore the second week of my book Light it Up! I take you on a journey a little deeper into the sacral chakra. I explain how the planets and zodiac have an effect on the sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is ruled by the planets Jupiter and Neptune and the zodiacs Sagittarius and Pisces. Each having a yin/yang effect on the chakra. The sacral chakra is home to our emotions, creativity, and feminine energy. The planet Jupiter helps us to expand and grow. It is difficult to do this when our energy is blocked preventing us from growing. The planet Neptune rules illusions and creativity. It is easy to see why we are able to create illusions about ourselves so easily. When the sacral chakra is blocked we often have illusions about what we think we are or what we look like. We create barriers and walls that prevent us from growing creatively as well.

In this podcast, I explain that right now both Jupiter and Neptune are stationed in their ruling zodiacs of Sagittarius and Pisces. This means that 2019 is a great year to dig deep into the sacral chakra and heal the trauma that is there. This year is primed for creative expansion and healing. It is also a good time to explore your own natal birth chart and see what you are bringing into this life astrologically.

The activities for this week are to give yourself a massage. The activity of giving yourself a massage is a step towards getting comfortable in your own body. It allows you to start feeling your body and making yourself feel good. This can be uncomfortable at first but it’s an activity you will hopefully grow to love.

The journal assignment for this week is to journal about your emotions. As soon as you wake up in the morning note how you feel. Write down any strong emotions that come about during the day. Notice if you have control over your emotions or if you have trouble showing your emotions. You can even take this a step further and track your emotions with the moon cycle.

There will be a solar and lunar eclipse this month with I will be talking about later this week.

Stephanie Cotton is a Transformational Life Coach, Astrologer Enthusiast, and Published writer in Durham NC.

www.stephanie-cotton.com 

Follow me on IG @caffeinatedgypsy 

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Episode #28 New Year New You?

The new year is right around the corner and the resolutions are running like wild fire! For the record I really hate the saying “New Year New You” like there is something wrong with the you that you are. I think you are fucking fabulous and you don’t need to be a new you, you just need to make yourself happy!

In this podcast I talk about how I have changed my view of New Years and making solutions. I used to make big goals and I used to help my clients do the same. The problem with this is that when we don’t meet those goals we end up feeling like shit. We don’t meet those goals because we have underlying issues keeping us from meeting those goals. Social media and television is over inundated with people trying to profit from our desire to be better. The problem is all of these people are preaching new year new you but you are the same person. They are not helping you change your energy patterns. If you don’t change your energy patterns you can’t change they way you operate. There is something deep inside that is causing you to lose weight or work at a job you hate and it’s not laziness. In this podcast I talk about this and how to set realistic goals.

I also address how you can work with the cosmos to set goals. In January we have a solar eclipse and a lunar eclipse. These are great times to release what isn’t working and start new. I will be doing a full podcast on this very soon.

Episode #26 You are the Magic

Episode #26 You are the Magic

In this episode of the Caffeinated Gypsy podcast I talk about the struggle of standing out in a world where it seems like everyone is doing the same things. I share my first hand experience of going to school for Alternative Medicine in 2007 and starting my journey into life coaching before anyone was a life coach. I share how I have watch this profession blossom over the past 7 years and how I have had to navigate a profession that is saturated with people doing very similar work.

Episode #25 Week 1 of Sacral Chakra

Episode #25 Week 1 of Sacral Chakra

In this episode I will share with you the first week from the sacral chakra section in my book Light it Up. During this first week in the sacral chakra section you will be introduced to the sacral activating meditation. This meditation will require you to have at least 5 minutes alone. In this podcast I will give step by step directions on how to perform this simple meditation.

Episode #24 Jackie Ayres- It's Not to Late!

Episode #24 Jackie Ayres- It's Not to Late!

Do you feel stuck in your current situation? Are you wanting to get out but don't know if you can? This is the podcast for you! The Caffeinated Gypsy chat's with Jackie Ayres of Dyeology. Jackie shares her inspiring story of how she walked away from her job as a top designer in corporate America making a six-figure income, to do spend more time with her family and to follow her heart and launch her own company dyeJackie's Jackies inspiring story will leave you feeling like you can do anything!