Like many of us, today’s guest once struggled from extreme anxiety that led to an eating disorder. She tried many unhealthy methods to try to fix herself but without success. In a heartfelt but funny story, she tells us how she was inspired by Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love to go to Bali and, through a strange turn of events, she accidentally ended up at a breathwork class that changed her life. Today, I couldn’t be more excited to speak to the inspiring Samantha Skelly, Entrepreneur, International Speaker, Best-Selling Author, Wellness Coach, and my very own Mentor! She is also the Founder of Hungry for Happiness and Pause Breathwork. Apart from telling us about her own journey into personal development, we also discuss her book Hungry for Happiness, her Breathwork training course, and even her Country music album (in the making). We discuss some of the problems with meditation, mindset-related affirmations, and cognitive forms of therapy, and how breathwork is an incredibly effective way for anybody to be able to unlock self-healing through embodiment. Today’s episode could literally change your life, so don’t miss it!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Chrystal starts by talking about other women as mirrors: What you don’t like about them often says something about you.
- The struggles of finding safety in being connected with other women.
- An introduction to Pendulum, Chrystal’s group coaching program.
- An Introduction to Chrystal’s mentor, Samantha Skelly, her book, and her businesses.
- How to find and optimize joy in the mundanities and simplicities of life.
- Why you should do things that bring you joy even if they aren’t productive.
- Samantha talks about what led her to Bali.
- She discusses her first breathwork experience.
- How she learned to tell the difference between an emotional hunger cue and a physical hunger cue.
- How she started her business Hungry for Happiness.
- The problems with mindset training and affirmations.
- How the body-based element of breathwork is key to integrated healing and embodiment.
- Chrystal speaks about her first experience of breathwork.
- Thoughts on the limitations of meditation.
- The accessibly of breathwork to anyone.
- Information about the upcoming Breathwork training.
“Any mundane moment can turn into this magical, incredible moment when we align our energy to it.” — @samanthaskelly [13:55]
“When we release the mind and we let the body do the work, shit happens.” — @samanthaskelly [23:23]
“I think that’s the beautiful thing about life, if we’re paying attention: Life is constantly nudging us, giving us hunches, into the direction that is aligned with our soul.” — @samanthaskelly [25:50]
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Hungry for Happiness (Book)
Hungry for Happiness (Business)