The Happiness Coach Podcast with Lori Brant
Season1, Episode 17: Finding Alignment During A Pandemic

Season1, Episode 17: Finding Alignment During A Pandemic

March 18, 2020

     The Alignment Zone is a state of being. It’s where we can detach from the physical and mental conditions of the body, and instead, as awareness, observe freely and clearly our experience as a physical being interacting with reality. The Alignment Zone is the mind’s alignment with our true selves.

     I have found that alignment is something I experience moment to moment as a state of awareness focused inward, where I can perceive the world clearly without distraction and without being obstructed by negative limiting beliefs or perceptions. It means that I'm able to perceive whatever I am perceiving as a neutral observer, open to infinite perceptions, possibilities and interpretations.  I can just enjoy the moment. I can witness what I'm feeling, listen deeply, hear what is being shared, and observe the whole of the experience without judging or comparing it.  When I am in the Alignment Zone, I believe I am whole and complete just as I am and I can observe that wholeness and completeness being reflected back from the world around me.  I have also found that my state of being in the alignment zone is changeable, fluid and is often perceived and experienced differently within me. Some people have likened it to that loving, washed over sensation you get in deep states of gratitude or love. Others have described it as formless, or bodiless.

     The Coronavirus outbreak is an example of how outside circumstances can trigger emotional reactions and behavioural responses linked to our past. When I look around, watch the news or read about the accounts of individuals maneuvering their way through the uncharted territory of a pandemic, it is fascinating to me how some people are going about their day as though nothing has changed and others are absolutely petrified of running out of toilet paper.

    Discomfort and stress are the first indications signalling the presence of active limiting beliefs.  Some people have a difficult time imagining that it is possible to be in the middle of a pandemic and not be stressed out about it.

    It is however, absolutely possible to experience the Coronavirus outbreak from a state of peace, and calm by staying in The Alignment Zone. By perceiving the outside world from an aligned space individuals are able to take in information from the outside, consider the facts and then, act consciously, and clearly from a place of love and compassion.

 

Be Coached or Become a Life Coach. Go to www.LoriBrant.com for information on Lori Brant’s one on one coaching packages, and/or Certified Life Coach Training dates where you can train to be a Life Coach with Lori in just 4 days by teleconference.

Begin uncovering, “The Strategies That Keep You Stuck,” by downloading your  FREE eBook at  www.LoriBrant.com/free-ebook.

Attend the Unleash Your Greatness Conference. An empowering, interactive weekend conference,  in Ridgeway/Crystal Beach, Ontario. Located on the shores of Lake Erie at the beautiful, Buffalo Canoe Club, where you'll enjoy 3 days of relaxation, insightful activities, inspiring speakers and interactive workshops.

This conference is unlike any other. It is designed to draw your awareness inward, to gain clarity and to develop practical tools to live life from your natural state of greatness that you already are. 

Go to www.unleashmygreatness.com for more information or to buy tickets.

Season 1, Episode 16: Loving Unconditionally,…Not

Season 1, Episode 16: Loving Unconditionally,…Not

February 24, 2020

Lori Brant shares her personal account of how she recognized the unconscious conditions she placed on love.

We may go into relationships believing we are loving and being loved unconditionally, but instead, we have a hidden list of feeling expectations and we are instead, looking for someone to elicit those feelings within us, that we can't connect with, within ourselves on our own.

Be Coached or Become a Life Coach. Go to www.LoriBrant.com for information on Lori Brant’s one on one coaching packages, and/or Certified Life Coach Training dates where you can train to be a Life Coach with Lori in just 4 days by teleconference.

Begin uncovering, “The Strategies That Keep You Stuck,” by downloading your

FREE eBook at  www.LoriBrant.com/free-ebook.

Attend the Unleash Your Greatness Conference. An empowering, interactive weekend conference, from May 1-3, 2020 in Ridgeway/Crystal Beach, Ontario. Located on the shores of Lake Erie at the beautiful, Buffalo Canoe Club, where you'll enjoy 3 days of relaxation, insightful activities, inspiring speakers and interactive workshops.

This conference is unlike any other. It is designed to draw your awareness inward, to gain clarity and to develop practical tools to live life from your natural state of greatness that you already are. 

Go to www.unleashmygreatness.com for more information or to buy tickets.

Season 1, Episode 15 - I Need To Be In Control

Season 1, Episode 15 - I Need To Be In Control

February 17, 2020

My client today finds herself exhausted. As a self-proclaimed control freak, she insists that being in control is necessary because one time when she stopped trying to figure things out, it was a disaster.

Often times in a first session, a lot of information surfaces, a lot of beliefs come to light but usually there is one that seems to garner attention. In this session, we identified that the predominant limiting belief preventing the client from achieving her goal of being OK with what is, is that she believes, “if she is not in control, her life will be a disaster.” 

On one hand, she wants to live life in a state of allowing, to trust that what is happening, should be happening. On the other hand, she has this powerful belief that to let go, to stop trying to figure things out, will result in a disastrous life. No wonder she feels exhausted.

As you listen in, you’ll hear the client share how she was spoiled and became accustomed to getting what she wants. Now, as an adult, when things don’t work out as planned, it doesn’t sit well with her.  This feeling of discomfort often gets misconstrued as inner wisdom instead of the emotional response to a triggered limiting belief.  The belief that, if she doesn’t get what she wants, she needs to do something else. 

The client’s belief that she should do something different often results in her not following through on projects, or moving onto new ones so she can get rid of the discomfort or what she calls “not sitting well.”

To have the belief, “that you always get what you want,” is in itself, not a limiting belief. If I am aligned with my true self, and I believe that everything is for me, that I always have everything I need, exactly what I should have, then I don’t feel the need for anything else. I want what I have. The Universe always gives me what I need therefore I have what I want.

It becomes a limiting belief when we perceive that what we have is not what we want. That perception draws us out of alignment and into a state of lack.

When we take action when we are out of alignment, in this case to move on to a new project, we are taking action to try and relieve the discomfort of being out of alignment.  In this case, get relief from it “not sitting well,” the fear, shame of giving up and feeling of weakness. Any action taken out of alignment, creates more of what it was birthed from,…lack. This fuels the pattern, fuels the hamster wheel. To stop the pattern, the first step is to recognize there is a pattern.

Be Coached or Become a Life Coach. Go to www.LoriBrant.com for information on Lori Brant’s one on one coaching packages, and/or Certified Life Coach Training dates where you can train to be a Life Coach with Lori in just 4 days by teleconference.

Begin uncovering, “The Strategies That Keep You Stuck,” by downloading your

FREE eBook at  www.LoriBrant.com/free-ebook.

Attend the Unleash Your Greatness Conference. An empowering, interactive weekend conference, from May 1-3, 2020 in Ridgeway/Crystal Beach, Ontario. Located on the shores of Lake Erie at the beautiful, Buffalo Canoe Club, where you'll enjoy 3 days of relaxation, insightful activities, inspiring speakers and interactive workshops.

This conference is unlike any other. It is designed to draw your awareness inward, to gain clarity and to develop practical tools to live life from your natural state of greatness that you already are. 

Go to www.unleashmygreatness.com for more information or to buy tickets.

 

Season1, Episode 14: Interview with Gina Hatzis

Season1, Episode 14: Interview with Gina Hatzis

February 10, 2020

Lori Brant interviews, Gina Hatzis, who is best known for the "Too Much Woman" movement. She consistently challenges herself to embrace all of her too muchness, and resist old programming that keeps her small so that everyone else can be in their comfort zone. Gina will join us Friday evening of the Unleash Your Greatness Conference. Learn more at www.unleashmygreatness.com .

Gina dreams of a world filled with people living courageously, vibrantly and intentionally, where women can confidently SHINE in their truth and where busting a random dance move in public becomes socially acceptable.

A recovering CP24 journalist, she's spent the past 20+ years as an International Corporate and Public Speaker teaching authentic leadership, communication, intuition, and body love. She’s also a Woman's Empowerment Advocate, Facebook blogger and global host of her new podcast, Spiritual G Spot.

She is also the spearhead and co-visionary for the Too Much Woman Movement, a platform for women across the globe to shine fully in their glory. Her video, which sparked the movement, has had a reach of over 30 million views worldwide on Goalcast! Gina resides in Toronto, Ontario.

 

Be Coached or Become a Life Coach. Go to www.LoriBrant.com for information on Lori Brant’s one on one coaching packages, and/or Certified Life Coach Training dates where you can train to be a Life Coach with Lori in just 4 days by teleconference.

Begin uncovering, “The Strategies That Keep You Stuck,” by downloading your

FREE eBook at  www.LoriBrant.com/free-ebook.

Attend the Unleash Your Greatness Conference. An empowering, interactive weekend conference, from May 1-3, 2020 in Ridgeway/Crystal Beach, Ontario. Located on the shores of Lake Erie at the beautiful, Buffalo Canoe Club, where you'll enjoy 3 days of relaxation, insightful activities, inspiring speakers and interactive workshops.

This conference is unlike any other. It is designed to draw your awareness inward, to gain clarity and to develop practical tools to live life from your natural state of greatness that you already are. 

Go to www.unleashmygreatness.com for more information or to buy tickets.

 

Season1, Episode 13: Lori Brant’s interview with Odette Peek

Season1, Episode 13: Lori Brant’s interview with Odette Peek

February 7, 2020

Today I am interviewing Odette Peek who specializes in helping people share their soul story. Odette will be a speaker at the Unleash Your Greatness Conference coming up in May.              

In this interview, Odette shares how after building a seven-figure business, she suffered a personal crisis that led to an eventual transformation of how she was living her life.

​Thirty days after starting her coaching business full-time in 2009, everything fell apart. Her relationship ended, both of her parents passed away and she woke up one morning and could not move her arms or hands. Odette did not get full function back for a year and a half. Her back was against the wall. 

She couldn’t continue to do good work at the sacrifice of not knowing who she truly was at her core.

By getting on stage and sharing her story, she regained her momentum and created massive success.

Odette Peek has a B.A., in Clinical and Social Psychology and has spoken on hundreds of stages, including TEDx, as well as been a guest on popular podcasts including Entrepreneur on Fire and television shows like NBC’s Real Talk. She has also been nominated three years in a row for the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Award (2015, 2016, 2017).

Today she teaches entrepreneurs, speakers, coaches and consultants how to uncover their story, find their message, and create massive impact in this world. She helps them to align themselves with the core of who they are and their unique gifts and talents, to create a powerful message that moves people into action. 

Odette will be a speaker at the upcoming Unleash Your Greatness Conference, May 1-3, 2020. To find out more go to www.unleashmygreatness.com.

Season 1, Episode 12: A Strategy Revealed

Season 1, Episode 12: A Strategy Revealed

January 31, 2020

I had been coaching Julie over the past year and during the last session she made a huge connection between an incident that occurred when she was in grade five, and her ability to focus in on and complete tasks in her present life over 35 years later.

“It was unbelievable crazy,” my client said, “how that one situation had taken over my life.”

Often times when clients make these huge shifts in their thinking, a ripple effect takes place as old outdated reactions no longer seem appropriate and/or are no longer required.

Identifying limiting beliefs, the emotions they trigger and the strategies used to keep them at bay can have profound and lasting effect on one’s life. Now that she is, “No longer crippled by fear or disappointing people,” she finds herself working on and accomplishing goals that had previously eluded her.

I loved how Julie was able to uncover all the ways the old strategies had dictated her reactions and how now, she can choose to respond differently, calmly and with focus.

Tired of living life on autopilot?

Do you look around at all that you have and still feel like something is missing?

Do you just want to be happy? 

Be Coached or Become a Life Coach. Go to www.LoriBrant.com for information on Lori Brant’s one on one coaching packages, and/or Certified Life Coach Training dates where you can train to be a Life Coach with Lori in just 4 days by teleconference.

Begin uncovering, “The Strategies That Keep You Stuck,” by downloading your free eBook at  www.LoriBrant.com/free-ebook.

Attend the Unleash Your Greatness Conference. An empowering, interactive weekend conference, from May 1-3, 2020 in Ridgeway/Crystal Beach, Ontario. Located on the shores of Lake Erie at the beautiful, Buffalo Canoe Club, where you'll enjoy 3 days of relaxation, insightful activities, inspiring speakers and interactive workshops.

This conference is unlike any other. It is designed to draw your awareness inward, to gain clarity and to develop practical tools to live life from your natural state of greatness that you already are. 

Go to www.unleashmygreatness.com for more information or to buy tickets.

Season 1, Episode 11: Interview with Lorree Appleby

Season 1, Episode 11: Interview with Lorree Appleby

January 23, 2020

Lorree Appleby shares her experiences with limiting beliefs, the emotions attached to them and the strategies that kept them in play. She says, I'm not good enough, was deeply ingrained from an early age but she used forgiveness, acceptance and love to move past it.

The theme, I am not enough, has permeated her whole life, as she continued to seek inclusion.  In her teenage years, while trying to fit in she ended up being arrested twice at the age of 13.

That lifestyle shook her so much that after the arrests, she swung to the complete other side and moved from a place of rebellion to one of extreme safety doing everything in her power to keep everyone happy.

As a radical living coach, and author, Lorree shares her journey back to who she really is, the transformation process she went through and her experiences of letting go of what no longer serves her.

Lorree is a speaker at the Unleash Your Greatness Conference being held May 1-3, 2020 in Ridgeway, Ontario, Canada. To learn more go to www.unleashmygreatness.com

If you are interested in exploring, The Strategies That Keep You Stuck, get a copy of a FREE ebook here.

To learn how you can become a Certified Life Coach visit https://www.LoriBrant.com

Season 1: Episode 10 - I’m Distracted

Season 1: Episode 10 - I’m Distracted

November 25, 2019

The client I am working with today, describes how at first, she was so busy and her calendar was so full, that she never seemed to find the time to get to the projects that she really wanted to work on. Whenever anyone asked her to do something, she said yes, immediately, without consideration of her already full calendar.  She never contemplated if it was something she really wanted to do, or if it would take her away from completing personal projects. The busy-ness, created a distraction.

Chances are, at some time in this client’s life she has felt a deep sense of being overwhelmed and it scared her. It scared her so much that she created a “distraction” strategy so that she would never have to feel that way again. Most often, people are not aware that they have created such strategies, and that these strategies are continuously being played out in different aspects of their lives.

Although this happened many years ago, the intensity of the experience and the emotions attached to it had been carried in the client’s unconscious. That’s how limiting beliefs work. Her younger self, perceived the classroom experience through the eyes and mindset of a grade five student and this perception, became a truth for her. Without questioning the belief as an adult, the belief continues to be considered a truth, and her adult self, behaves, in alignment with that truth.

Interested in One-on-One Coaching or interested in becoming certified as a Life Coach? Go to www.LoriBrant.com to learn more.

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Season 1, Episode 9: Giving Without Attachment

Season 1, Episode 9: Giving Without Attachment

November 4, 2019

On this podcast I'll discuss the common strategy of saying “YES” or giving your time, talents and energy to everyone, automatically, without considering any alternate response.

You know who you are. The over-scheduled, stressed out, want to, but can’t do it all people. I’m talking to those who have stopped using a calendar, because they already know there is no room in it to put anything else.  Or, I’m talking to the person out there that has self-care booked in, a one hour time slot, once a week but still manages to book other things in it’s place. Even though self care is on the calendar, they never do self care.

I’m talking to those people today, that want something different, those people that want to be able to say no, without the guilt, without feeling bad.  I’m talking to everyone who gives, because they believe they are supposed to give. Because that is the right thing to do. That’s what you’ve been taught. That’s all you know.

Is that you?  Let me ask, ”How is it working for you?

Chances are the feel good, warm fuzzy feeling  in your heart you  expect to feel by saying yes, is not showing up and instead, you’re feeling overwhelmed, worn out, depleted, resentful, sad, disappointed and on and on.

This podcast includes part of a coaching session where my client shares a bit about her religious teachings and how the act giving has been muddied by childhood experiences and perceptual interpretations. Listen in as I work with her to isolate the motivation and thought processes surrounding the act of giving.

Get coached or Become a Life Coach. To learn more go to www.LoriBrant.com.

Join us May 2020 at the Unleash Your Greatness Conference  - www.unleashmygreatness.com

 

Season 1: Episode 8. Celebrating The Win

Season 1: Episode 8. Celebrating The Win

October 26, 2019

This podcast shares a portion of a coaching session Lori has with a returning client.  She coaches a client to recognize her wins and shares insights for the importance of doing so.

Big change comes from all of the little wins and it’s vital that we take the time to celebrate each and every one of them, because they become our jumping off point for future actions. Celebrating our wins helps to align ourselves with who we really are and open us up to take the next movement forward from an aligned space.

The actions we decide to take, to break a habit are incredibly powerful as they each help to draw us back into alignment.  When we discount their value, we knock ourselves out of alignment, by focusing instead on the outside, the future or the past. 

If we are wanting, long lasting change or if we want to create a new life affirming habit then we need to create a strong, powerful foundation from which it can grow. That, comes from acknowledging, feeling, contemplating and reflecting on our wins.

Alternatively, if we fluff over them, sit in the “what didn’t work,” then that, becomes the foundation of our next movement forward. Our next actions become rooted in heavy, unaligned, outwardly focused, lack ridden mentality. Chances of us sticking to our plan when it’s planted in that is slim to none.

To Be Coached, Become a Coach or attend the Unleash Your Greatness Conference go to www.LoriBrant.com.