The Joyful Approach – Joy Dushey

Joy Dushey - The Joyful Approach

The Joyful Approach gets you feeling foxy!

Joy Dushey, creator of The Joyful Approach, is a New York based transformative coach, holistic guide, mentor and Breathwork facilitator. She specializes in inspiring people of all ages to start living optimal vital lives by nurturing the balance of mind body and spirit and empowers them to living more authentically so they can return to their true essence. Her greatest passion is in building conscious community and co-creating with likeminded innovators. (And that’s why she’s on with us today!)

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • What is the Joyful Approach
  • Key tenets of Joy’s program
  • Self-awareness is where you begin
  • Finding balance between being busy and being still
  • What is a sound bath
  • Alchemical Breathwork
  • Outstanding transformations
  • Joy’s definition of foxy
  • Foxy women need foxy women to boost each other up
  • Joy’s once piece of advice on how to stay foxy

Click to check out Joy’s podcast, The Methodology.

Find Joy on Instagram and Facebook here.

Better Collagen with Whole Food Supplements

Terry Fox, L.Ac

Better collagen production means looking more youthful and vibrant.

When talking about collagen production and helping women get healthier while looking younger, Terry Fox, L.Ac., LMT, is Northern Colorado’s leading expert in Aesthetic and Facial Acupuncture

When he was 17, Terry’s mother was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Inspired to relieve her pain, Terry attended the Utah College of Massage Therapy. In 1999, he assisted in the creation of the first hospital-based Massage Therapy program in the state of Wyoming at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, WY. Four years later, Terry progressed into Acupuncture and earned his Master’s Degree from the Colorado School of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In 2006, he moved to Fort Collins, CO and founded Artesian Spring Oriental Medicine. 

Terry has served as Secretary for the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, was voted Best Colorado Acupuncturist 2015 and 2016 according to The Experience Pros radio show. He’s been featured in Northern Colorado Medical and Wellness Magazine and Regenerate magazine. He’s also been a guest on podcasts such as Intimate Conversations with Allana Pratt and A Dr.’s Perspective with Dr. Justin Trosclair. And, he hosts his own podcast, The Get Foxy Show – talking with other experts in Holistic Health, Natural Beauty and Passionate Living. 

By fostering their health and wellbeing, Terry helps women manifest their own inherent beauty and divine femininity – without succumbing to toxins, fillers, or scalpels. He is fostering a rebellion against our current “toxic beauty” culture. Terry believes each patient is a precious child of God and should be treated accordingly. Patients have described him as “knowledgeable, caring, and professional,” and he strives to live up to that description. Patients trust Terry’s expertise, gentle manner, and discerning intuition.

Terry lives in Windsor, CO. When not in the office, he spends time with his wife, two boys, and their pug. In his spare time, he reads sci-fi/fantasy novels, watches anime, and handcrafts liqueurs, cordials, and mead.

Standard Process Supplements for better quality collagen production

Disclaimer: I’m not getting paid to promote Standard Process. I simply like their products and haven’t yet found anything better on the market as of yet.

Daily Essesntials:

Bridges the gap between what you eat and what you need for optimal health. Helps prevent and correct common nutritional deficiencies. This is just basic nutrients that we aren’t getting in the standard American diet.

  • Catalyn contains vital nutrients from whole food and other sources. Excellent source of vitamin C, D, vitamin B6, and antioxidant vitamin A. Also Good source of thiamin and riboflavin.
  • Trace Minerals-B12  is a spectrum of minerals that support a healthy body. Provides essential cofactors for healthy cell functioning. Provides iodine, which is required for healthy thyroid, spleen, and red blood cell functions. Among other functions, these trace minerals support ligament, cartilage, and bone structure; immune system response function and thyroid function; fat metabolism; and calcium utilization. Excellent source of vitamin B12, iodine, zinc, copper and manganese.
  • Tuna Omega-3 Oil provides 300 mg DHA and 60 mg EPA omega-3 fatty acids to support heart, brain, eye, and joint health. Also a has a positive effect on the endocannabinoid system in helping produce anandamide – the bliss hormone.

Facial Vitality” combo: 

As you look in the mirror, you have a front row ticket to the aging process. You get to see it in either fast-forward or slow motion. The supplements in my Facial Vitality package help put the aging process in slow-mo. 

  • Gotu Cola has been shown to support rapid healing of damaged tissue and improve circulation. 
  • Cataplex C reduces inflammation and is critical in assembling amino acids for the formation of collagen. 
  • RNA (ribonucleic acid) decodes the blue prints found in your DNA, regulates new cell formation, and increases skin health and vitality. Together, these three whole food supplements tell Father Time to back away from your face.

Collagen Boost” combo: 

Collagen is a key building block for your skin. When your skin is rich with collagen, it’s toned, supple and radiant. As you age, collagen production slows. This makes your skin saggy, fragile, and prone to wrinkles. To prevent this, my Collagen Boost package helps you reduce collagen loss and improve collagen production. 

  • Regenaplex – clinical research on this formula shows it can reduce eye and facial wrinkles. 
  • Cataplex F helps prevent the sun from frying the collagen in your skin (it’s also pretty helpful for your thyroid function.) 
  • Calicifood Wafers Your body can’t make collagen without amino acids. This supplies all 22 amino acids (which includes the 8 essential amino acids) your body needs to form collagen. 
  • Cyruta Plus strengthens capillary walls, prevents collagen degeneration, and reduces harm from X-rays. 
  • Zypan Collagen can only be digested in the presence of pepsin. So, if you’re taking a collagen supplement or drinking bone broth this is a very helpful supplement. It combines hydrochloric acid, pepsin, and pancreatin to help you get more collagen from your food or collagen powder. Additionally, it can help reduce gas and bloating.

Combine these supplements with a low sugar diet, bone broth, more sleep, Aesthetic Acupuncture, Microneedling, Facial Gua Sha, Massage Therapy and Chinese Herbal Medicine. And your skin will be at celebrity status! 

Standard Process takes their products very seriously. You can only get these products through a trained Health Care professional. Additionally, taking them without professional advice can get you pretty sick. So, I highly recommend talking to your local Health Care professional if you’re interested in these supplements.  

And, if you don’t have anyone in your area that can support you. I’m now offering telemedicine consultations. You can email me at [email protected] and we’ll get one set up for you.

Look Younger With Leeches – Dr. Nidia Diaz

Look Younger with Leeches

Hirudotherapy (the therapeutic use of medical grade leeches) can make you look more youthful and vibrant!

Did you know that you can look younger with leeches?

Dr. Nidia Diaz spent ten years in Asia and Europe searching for renowned doctors and gurus who could teach her lesser-known methods of the healing arts. Her medical knowledge began with Acupuncture; then branched out to several of the world’s oldest medical systems and therapies. She’s traveled to over 25 foreign countries. And, apprenticed with master healers such as Yeshi Dhoden, the personal physician to the Dalai Lama.

Nidia’s mission was to learn about how to beautify body and soul. She believes beauty is healing. And, her focus is on helping women’s health and beauty. Especially for women who have been robbed of their beauty from ugly relationships. 

Currently, she practices in Tampa Bay, Florida and specializes in Medicinal Leech Therapy, an FDA-approved devices that only a handful of physicians outside the ER practice in the United States. She gained certification and first-hand experience with leading practitioners in Germany, Russia and Turkey to become a highly skilled therapist. Dr. Diaz was the first physician in Tampa, Florida to be certified in Medical Microneedling and has nearly ten years experience in providing Collagen Induction Therapy, the most effective and safest skin resurfacing treatment available. 

Dr. Diaz’s highest career achievement is being a part of the world renown Ripley’s Believe It Or Not 100 year anniversary hardcover book edition. 

She is also a very proud mother of two children who she honors as the greatest teachers she has ever met on all her travels.

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • How Nidia got involved in Holisitic Medicine
  • Combining Acupuncture with Leech Therapy
  • Look younger with leeches
  • Nidia’s opinion on Botox
  • Microneedling for fine lines
  • Direct sun exposure is a no-no with Microneedling
  • What a leech treatment is like
  • Application of the topical blood mask
  • Nidia’s definition of foxy
  • How Nidia reclaims her foxiness
  • Who embodies foxiness according to Nidia
  • Leeches help other conditions like osteoarthritis and Bell’s Palsy

Your Purpose is Beauty – Mercedes Lyson

Your purpose is beauty

Your purpose is beauty. It’s true!

Mercedes Lyson is the host of the Your Purpose Is Beauty podcast. She’s been making videos on YouTube about eco-beauty and holistic health and lifestyle since 2014. A self-described bifurcated person, she holds a PhD in Sociology from Brown University (’13) and worked as an academic researcher, yet has been on a lifelong quest for discovering, curating, refining, articulating, and presenting an evolving vision of beauty.  Her content spans product reviews and in-depth discussions of brands, makeup tutorials demonstrating products, and alternative health topics like acupuncture, detoxing protocols, homeopathy, herbalism, and energy healing. A researcher at heart, Mercedes strives to provide articulate, thoughtful, and above all honest reviews and discussions.

Mercedes started building a community on Patreon in 2017 as way to support the growth and development of L’Amour. A critic of blogging-turned influencer marketing, Mercedes made a commitment to not present sponsored work or ads on her platform, preferring to maintain a more journalistic approach with integrity in reviewing. Patreon is a way for followers to support independent creatives through monthly donations, while also receiving access to extra and exclusive content. The L’Amour Patreon community attracts warm-hearted independent thinkers and has become a space to delve into topics that are often polarized and “controversial” on mainstream social media platforms, mostly in the realms of alternative health, healing, and spirituality. 

In late 2019, Mercedes launched her latest project – a podcast called Your Purpose is Beauty. An avid podcast listener herself, especially since becoming a new mom in 2018, Mercedes wanted another medium through which to connect with an audience in an accessible way. Your Purpose is Beauty is centered around eco/organic, luxury, and niche beauty product reviews and critique, as well as intellectual discussion about the beauty and alternative health industries. Through interviews with brand founders, beauty professionals, bloggers/influencers, and creatives, the podcast also explores why people have chosen beauty as their profession or passion. 

A true Gemini sun, Mercedes has many other creative interests and outlets that influence her content. She has been an avid house music aficionado for the past 15 years and started djing on vinyl in the mid-2000s, going on to be part of an all-women DJ collective and then a solo DJ from 2010 – 2018 on the East Coast. She is also a student of Hellenistic astrology, specializing in Venus and cultivating a unique astrology of beauty approach in chart readings. More recently she has been returning to her family roots around sustainable agriculture and reforming food systems through a burgeoning interest in Western herbalism and integrating homesteading and traditional foods practices, influenced by Weston A. Price, into her home and family life.  She aspires to speak fluent French, make handcrafted herbal medicines, get weekly acupuncture, and 8 hours of sleep a night (among many other things!). 

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • Mercedes’ journey into producing beauty content
  • Your purpose is beauty
  • The benefits of listening to podcasts
  • The concept of Clean Beauty
  • How to find an Eco-beauty Store
  • Mercedes’ favorite beauty products
  • Herbal body oiling and Medicine Stories
  • Facial oil cleansing
  • Facial serum
  • Mercedes’ definition of foxy
  • Foxy people in Mercedes’ world

Disfigurement Support – Karen Scuilli

Disfigurement Support

Disfigurement support – when you’re struggling, Face2Face Healing is here.

Karen Scuilli has spent 28 years as a nurse, a case manager and a clinical consultant.  Karen helped to develop the Case Management Program at The Washington Hospital (PA) in 1997 while completing her BSN and working in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit.  She was on the Case Management Task Force under the VP and Executive Director of Patient Care Services at The Washington Hospital in 1999.  In 2003 Karen moved to Highmark BCBS (health insurance provider) as case manager and became a Supervisor for National and Western Regional Conflicts Case Management  where she led a team of 60 employees in 2006.  Karen advanced to the position of Highmark Clinical Consultant in 2009 where she was responsible for analyzing large corporate accounts to establish plan-of-care solutions that improved large employer healthcare.  In addition to her clinical and administrative experience, Karen is a survivor, having gone through treatment for head and neck cancer in 2012, allowing her to understand from personal experience the needs of individuals with facial and other disfigurements.  She has a Masters in Nursing and Business focusing on Healthcare Administration. Ms. Scuilli is the Founder and Executive Director of Face2Face Healing,  which was formed to fill the gap in care for individuals living with disfigurement. 

Karen’s goal is to help empower individuals to rediscover their inner beauty and restore their confidence. Karen helps coordinate several support services for Face2Face Healing, including outreach, individual counseling, support groups, education, advocacy  and activity programs such as yoga and mindfulness meditation. She created an online site (face2facehealing.org/blog) for people to share experiences, connecting with others experiencing similar challenges. Karen uses her background as a nurse, case manager and clinical consultant, and her personal experiences as a head and neck cancer survivor, to effectively present educational seminars for healthcare professionals, educators, groups and the community. Karen’s volunteer advocacy work, through Face2FaceHealing, inspires and empowers other survivors, their families, healthcare professionals, and educators to come together in an innovative healing and supportive network. 

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • Karen’s journey
  • What inspired Karen to start Face2Face Healing for disfigurement support
  • Dealing with adversity is not always a bad thing. 
  • How Karen finds her foxiness
  • What motivated Karen to keep going when things got difficult
  • Karen’s definition of foxy
  • The Welcome Basket Project for individuals living with disfigurement sponsored by Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation.
  • Embracing others with disfigurement 

From a Mess to Amazing – Trina L. Martin

Feel like a mess? Would you rather feel amazing? Listen to what Trina has to say and you’ll be on your way!

Trina L. Martin is the author of From A Mess to Amazing. She’s a speaker, technology consultant, and podcaster who uses her technical expertise to work with businesses to elevate Operations by leveraging technology to communicate. She also inspires emerging leaders to pursue their wildest dreams with heart and grit. An accomplished and dedicated member of the U.S. military for 30 years, she has broken barriers and made strides in her career that many said weren’t possible. 

A native of Chicago, IL, Trina is the youngest of four children. She suffered verbal abuse from her mother, which caused her to have low self-esteem and not know her worth. Although her mother tried to break her, Trina became determined, Type-A, and driven to succeed. 

The first in her family to attend college, and due to the lack of support at home, she knew she would have to achieve her own goal. With unwavering determination, she enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in the reserves to put herself through school at Alabama A&M University. Both of these choices fueled Trina’s desire to succeed and revealed the depths of her resiliency.

Naturally skilled at finding the harmony between technology, science, and data, she has led a stellar career in the Information Technology field. As an Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy and now as the owner of her technology agency, Trina has pierced the glass ceiling and excelled in positions typically held by men.

Throughout Trina’s career, the common denominator has been her ability to set goals and not only achieve but surpass them. Self-motivation, discipline, and hard work are the driving forces that helped her design a life and career that defied the odds stacked against her. She’s truly gone from a mess to amazing!

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • What inspired Trina to write From a Mess to Amazing
  • How Trina worked through her mess
  • Know your worth
  • The importance of self-forgiveness
  • 7 Steps for creating the life you deserve
  • Don’t forget to take care of your mental health
  • Everybody has a journey and it takes time
  • Being perfectly imperfect
  • The curation of social media and self-comparison
  • The most surprising thing Trina learned through her writing
  • The importance of vulnerability when making connections
  • Trina’s definition of foxy

Click here to learn more about or work with Trina!

Spoken Word Transformation – Peace Uche

Spoken Word Transformation

Through Transformational Spoken Word and the GOLD method, doc.Peace can get you feeling foxy!

Dr. Peace Uche is doc.PEACE, a Doctor of pharmacy by trade and Spoken Word Poet at heart. She is a best selling author of doc.PEACE of Mind Method: A Poetic Guide to Living Your Best Life (exclusively available on Amazon). She’s presented on numerous stages across the world, speaking on how to live a more passionate and fulfilled life consistently.

doc.PEACE transforms mindsets using the power of spoken word and emboldens transformation seekers and aspiring speakers to own their innate gifts and talents to share their life stories, providing valuable insight on story-crafting and finding a platform. She lives in San Diego, CA where she avidly plays beach volleyball and hoola hoop dances in her free time. 

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • What is a Transformation Rhythmic Speaker
  • Opening the doors of vulnerability
  • Common reasons the average person struggles with sharing their story
  • Shining your light and giving others the courage to do the same
  • The GOLD method
  • Education is the key to success  
  • Transformation from shy girl to speaker
  • You have to use your talents in order to make them grow
  • The doc.Peace of Mind Method
  • A spoken word performance of “Mirror Face Off”
  • Peace’s definition of foxy
  • Find the “better thought”

FLAUNT! with Lora Cheadle

Flaunt Lora Cheadle

Learning to FLAUNT is learning to be foxy!

Former attorney, Lora Cheadle‘s mission is to shift the energy women spend proving their worth and conforming to external standards, to finding their sparkle, falling in love with themselves, and connecting passionately into the lives they have worked so hard to create. With a unique combination of intellect, humor, and emotional depth, she empowers women to shed the labels, roles and scripts that no longer suit them and to embody all facets of who they are in everything that they do.

Named an Exceptional Woman of Excellence by the Women Economic Forum, she is beloved for her ability to provide practical tools and profound insight in a playful manner. Her book is a number one bestseller in the Denver market and she is the host of the top-rated podcast, FLAUNT! Build Your Dreams, Live Your Sparkle. Integrating her identities as an attorney, hypnotherapist, burlesque dancer, and aficionado of all things fitness related, Lora is passionate about getting women to choreograph the dance of their life, their way.

What every woman wants, is to know that who she is right now, is more than enough.

Lora Cheadle

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • What inspired her to write Flaunt!
  • How to conquer the Mean Girl in your head
  • What is Naked Self Worth
  • Living Your Sparkle
  • The concept of Burlesque
  • Isn’t Burlesque a negative thing?
  • Getting caught up in personas
  • Stripping out of expectations and beliefs
  • The 5 steps of Flaunt!
  • So much of the juicy stuff in life is emotional
  • Lora’s definition of foxy
  • How Lora reclaims her foxiness
  • Who is foxy in Lora’s life

Become part of the Flaunt Flock here.

Facial Beauty with Michelle Gellis, L.Ac

facial beauty with Michelle Gellis

Cosmetic Acupuncture Guru, Michelle Gellis, gives us tips on facial beauty.

An expert on facial beauty, Michelle Gellis is a Licensed and Board Certified Acupuncture Physician. She’s been a Faculty Member and Clinic Supervisor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (formally the Tai Sophia Institute) since 2004.

Michelle holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Seton Hall University School of Business in Computer Science, and a Master of Science Degree in Acupuncture from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute.

And, she has the distinction of being one of the very few acupuncturists in the country certified to teach Acupuncture Facial Rejuvenation (also known as Cosmetic Acupuncture) certification classes on a national level to other Acupuncturists. That includes me!

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • How Michelle got into the Acupuncture profession
  • Why Michelle specialized in Cosmetic Acupuncture
  • The downside of Botox
  • The face is how we release our emotions
  • The benefits of facial cupping and facial gua sha
  • The importance of home care for facial beauty
  • Microneedling
  • Michelle’s definition of foxy
  • Her personal self-care routine

Stern Storming with Darrell Stern

Stern Storming

Stern Storming with Darrell lets the whole world know just how foxy you are!

A dramatist and an actor, Darrell Stern works with you to pull from you what you can teach, what you can demonstrate, and what you know, to create profits and influence in your business. Darrell teaches that you are a gift to the world and the world needs your gifts. And, when you have that philosophy you have more confidence. Ultimately, that makes you more attractive to those around you.

Through his “Stern Storming” process, Darrell will show you how to create and distribute your unique content across multiple media platforms:

  • YouTube: blowing up your channel.
  • SEO: making your content match with what your missing client is searching for.
  • Facebook: Creating video driven pages that receive more views and engagement.
  • Twitter: Making your business newsworthy and connected to the stream of business.
  • Linkedin: enhancing the personal profiles of you and your team making all of you influencers in your industryAND he can create a Local SEO structure for your dramatic inbound landing page funnels that will capture more qualified leads than any other marketing agency in the world can today.

From an auto mechanic who now at 30 year old runs the largest shop in the nation, to an ERP Epicor implementation company who have received an 8 to 1 return on their investment, Darell will work with your people to let the world KNOW how amazing they are!

Ideas covered in this episode:

  • How Darrell went from Actor to Entrepreneurial Influencer
  • Media is Drama
  • How Darrell helps you find your gifts and your message
  • You are your brand
  • No one is basic or mediocre
  • Stern Storming
  • The difference between Advertising and Marketing
  • Marketing is the art of starting meaningful conversation
  • Darrell’s definition of foxy