Through Her Lens

Britt Russell

Throughout the life of this podcast my guests and I share personal past and current life experiences that have helped build our character, expand our consciousness, and experience a sense of inner peace. We will explore how the shift in our perspective through the practice of self awareness, curiosity, and a commitment to truth allows us to accept, forgive, and value ourselves and others resulting in authentic connections, deep meaningful relationships, and gratitude for all we experience. Topics include: Spirituality, addiction recovery, leadership, psychology, relationships read less
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Episodes

The Power of Intention: A Recipe for a Fulfilling Relationship with Rachel & Zach Smith
Feb 14 2024
The Power of Intention: A Recipe for a Fulfilling Relationship with Rachel & Zach Smith
Are you ready to uncover the secrets of a fulfilling relationship? In the latest episode of "Through Her Lens" I engage in an intimate conversation with Rachel, a dedicated yoga instructor and manager at Fit Athletic Club here in San Diego, alongside Zach, the co-founder of Activate 180, an executive coaching company. Together, we delve into their inspiring journey of personal transformation, their unwavering dedication to a purpose-driven life, and the flourishing of their conscious partnership. We uncover their individual backstories, the magical transition from platonic friendship to romantic involvement, and the essential elements that fortify their bond—communication, trust, and the preservation of their unique selves. Rachel and Zach share their refreshing perspective on marriage and lifestyle, emphasizing the significance of mutual encouragement for personal development while nurturing their own individual passions. Throughout our discussion, they highlight the value of creating purposeful communities and the transformative effect of mutual support within relationships. Don't miss this heartfelt exploration of love, life, and the pursuit of personal and shared aspirations. Tune in now to experience their compelling narrative unfold.  Don't forget to take notes! 00:01:25 - Beginning of Romance 00:02:40 - Rachel's Professional Life 00:05:01 - Zach's Entrepreneurial Shift 00:09:36 - Defining Conscious Relationships 00:13:06 - Conscious Relationship in Practice 00:17:10 - Impact of Past Relationships 00:19:56 - Creating a Safe Space 00:21:08 - Addressing Issues Promptly 00:22:14 - The Joy of Conscious Communication 00:25:03 - Healthy Debates 00:27:54 - Zach's Emotional Development 00:34:10 - Rachel's Journey to Self-Love 00:38:17 - Transitioning to Romance 00:40:03 - Building Trust and Finding Inspiration 00:41:47 - Prioritizing the Relationship 00:43:19 - Making Small Adjustments 00:45:03 - Early Relationship Decisions 00:49:41 - Choosing a Unique Path: A Non-Traditional Relationship 00:50:11 - Balancing Togetherness and Individuality 00:50:59 - Supporting Each Other's Growth 00:55:55 - Continuous Acceptance, Commitment, and Love 00:56:49 - Embracing Independence and Personal Passions 00:57:44 - Trust and Freedom 01:00:15 - Navigating Major Decisions 01:00:50 - Dynamic Relationship Roles 01:03:42 - Mutual Support and Gratitude 01:08:54 - Learning Through Communication 01:14:30 - Seek First to Understand 01:16:00 - Cooperation Over Blame 01:18:25 - Structured Communication 01:22:06 - The Role of Self-Love 01:27:34 - Cultivating Community 01:31:37 - Embracing New Experiences 01:32:34 - Foundations of Building Relationships 01:35:26 - The Joy in Growth 01:36:14 - Applying Concepts Practically Mentions: Zach's Executive Coaching Company Activate180.comFIT Athletic Club https://fitathletic.com/little-italy/Conscious Relationship https://risingwoman.com/conscious-relationship-self-realization/Non-Violent Communication https://www.cnvc.org/Stephen Covey https://www.franklincovey.com/the-7-habits/Gottman Institute https://www.gottman.com/MeetUp Groups meetup.comAcro Yoga https://www.acroyoga.org/Burning Man https://burningman.org/Womens Circles https://www.spiritualityhealth.com/womens-circles-divine-feminineMens Circles https://trueself.health/mens-group Connect with Zach and Rachel on social media: Zach: @zach_ivan_smith Rachel: @theyoganinja
Attracting Your Dream Partner: Practical Steps and Mindset Shifts for a Fulfilling Relationship with Valerie Adams
Feb 2 2024
Attracting Your Dream Partner: Practical Steps and Mindset Shifts for a Fulfilling Relationship with Valerie Adams
Ever stop and wonder why life feels so hard? You're doing the "right" things but still feel like things aren't working in your favor? Manifesting may seem woo woo to most, but for those of us that use it to create each and every detail of our desired life, it's a way of living. In this episode of "Through Her Lens," I interview Valerie Adams, an intuitive mindset and business coach who specializes in helping entrepreneurs and highly ambitious women. We discuss her personal growth journey, from feeling unfulfilled in corporate America and struggling with relationships to becoming a successful coach who uses her psychic and mediumship gifts. Valerie shares her insights on the importance of self-awareness, communication, and the continuous process of growth in relationships. We explore the concept of readiness for love, the power of manifestation, and the significance of aligning one's thoughts and beliefs with their desires. Valerie offers practical advice on attracting a dream partner and emphasizes the mind-body connection in shaping one's reality. Instagram: @TheMindfulBabe Spotify Podcast: The Mindful Babes w/ Valerie Adams https://open.spotify.com/show/4X57BRS7F7fFeVSusc3xa4?si=0b02ecd37f27496a (00:02:31) Pre-Transformation Life The unfulfilling corporate America life. (00:07:26) Transformation Journey Relationship struggles and patterns. (00:13:30) Personal Development The turning point towards personal growth. (00:18:15) Seeking Depth Readiness for deeper experiences and bold actions. (00:19:23) Relationship and Business Growth Valerie and Ryan's business success and the impact of a supportive partner. (00:22:50) Relationship Challenges Navigating business ownership and growth with a partner. (00:25:34) Communication in Relationships Managing emotional triggers and the value and importance of clear communication. (00:30:32) Growth in Relationships The single most important value for partnership to have a chance at succeeding (00:34:45) How to prepare for your Dream Partner Valerie coaches on the significance in details when setting an intention to meet someone (00:36:55) Making Space for a Partner Creating a welcoming physical space for a potential partner. (00:38:01) The Power of Intention Become what you seek. Embodying the energy of being in the relationship of your dreams. (00:39:00) Forgiveness and Self-Relationship Forgiveness as a means of healing and unblocking your Divine right to be happy in all you desire. (00:40:11) Preparing for a Relationship Discussing practical steps for relationship readiness. (00:41:34) Compatibility Focus The importance of compatibility and planning for it. (00:49:00) Coaching and Manifestation Mindset Valerie's coaching approach and the role of manifestation. (00:53:21) Choosing Positive Thoughts Replacing negative thoughts with positive ones. (00:54:35) Somatic Feedback, Body Signals Detecting your body's feedback on your thoughts. (01:00:05) Inner Child Work The influence of childhood beliefs on your current life and the value of inner child work. Mentions: 00:14:23 Lewis Howes School of Greatness Podcast https://lewishowes.com/sogpodcast/ 00:16:20 Ascension Leadership Academy https://www.alaeq.com/our-team/
From Victimhood to Empowerment: A Journey through Emotional Recovery
Jan 16 2024
From Victimhood to Empowerment: A Journey through Emotional Recovery
Are you familiar with the difference between getting sober of the body vs the mind and spirit? In this episode I discuss my battle with addiction and the path to emotional sobriety. I explore how addiction isn't just about substances but also about escaping oneself and seeking fleeting joy. The journey involves confronting the mentality of victimhood, taking responsibility, and addressing resentments. I emphasize the importance of self-awareness in building relationships and expressing needs. I share insights on the transformative process of recovery, the role of forgiveness, and the significance of processing emotions through inner child work. The episode is a deep dive into the personal growth and healing that comes with true emotional sobriety. (00:00:16) Addiction and Emotional Sobriety Reflection on addiction as an avoidance of self and the pursuit of "feeling good" through the use of people places and things. (00:02:12) Building Relationships and Personal Responsibility The role of self-awareness, taking personal responsibility, and building relationships in the recovery process. (00:03:11) Challenges in Expressing Emotions The challenge of expressing emotions, the need for safety in relationships, and the impact of past experiences on self-expression. (00:04:04) Self-Reflection and Impact on Others Insights on self-awareness, recognizing personal impact on others, and transitioning from victimhood to self-empowerment. (00:05:01) Spiritual Experience and Transformation Recounting a pivotal spiritual experience, the journey to sobriety, and the transformative impact on personal beliefs and relationships. (00:06:49) Practicing Meditation and Prayer Exploring the practice of meditation and prayer and my personal understanding of spirituality in sobriety. (00:10:11) Relationships and Integration The concept of relationships in emotional sobriety and the process of integrating spiritual beliefs into daily life. (00:12:37) Grace, Forgiveness, and Self-Compassion Practicing grace, forgiveness, and self-compassion, emphasizing the importance of understanding and forgiving oneself and others. (00:15:00) Inner Child Work and Self-Respect Insights on inner child work, self-reflection, and the journey to self-respect and self-compassion. Questions to help you move through your triggers: 1. What am I feeling right now? 2. Where do I feel it in my body? 3. When was the first time I felt this? 4. How old was I? 5. What was the situation at that time? 6. What did I need that I didn't receive in that moment? 7. How can I give that to myself now? If you or anyone you know is struggling with addiction, thoughts of suicide, or any mental health concern please reach out to:SAMSA Substance Abuse Hotline (800) 662-4357 ⁠⁠https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline⁠⁠ Alcoholics Anonymous 24/7 Hotline (800) 839-1686 ⁠⁠https://alcoholicsanonymous.com/5-reasons-to-call-an-aa-24-hour-hotline/⁠⁠ For immediate life threatening support call 911