The Soul Seekers with Ellen Podcast

Ellen Shilling

This not another self help podcast, I'm not interested in telling you how to live your life, what you should do or how you should deal with your challenges. What I am interested in is talking to people with stories to tell. People who have been through adversity and used it to thrive and not just survive. I'm interested in hearing how people turn a "failure" into a turning point. I'm interested in the moments when they said "enough" and what they did from there. And so this podcast will be about stories, adversity, having a laugh at yourself and some ah-ha moments along the way read less
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Episodes

Soul chats with Caroline Meade - manifesting, IVF & fertility
Jun 3 2023
Soul chats with Caroline Meade - manifesting, IVF & fertility
An honest, open and raw conversation about the reality of Spirituality, infertility, miscarriage, manifestation and surrendering with Caroline Meade of Itstimeforme. Our chat in the big blue chair was so inspiring that I found it hard to cut anything out and so I didn't! I hope you enjoy it - some of the highlights are: Journey from Law to Wellness via a pack of her granny's tarot cards. Awakening your intuition Why not to go to a tarot card reader No “one size fits all” when it comes to wellness and healing Perceptions of who we are as “healers” How showing up for herself has helped her succeed in work - what burnout showed her.  Dispelling the myths - I have a spiritual life = I have a happy life How to find your intuition - and you know where it is.  Looking for answers “outside of myself”  Losing her Dad as she was going through IVF and during COVID How to read the signs from the universe. Her journey to conceive - and it’s not what you think!  Saying enough is enough - letting go of a pressurised definition of success. I had to turn into a “b1tch” to be heard: loosing her voice during IVF. Getting a positive COVID test and negative pregnancy test in the same day How her body guided her to stop The peace she found during the 4 weeks as she was miscarrying. Manifestation - baby, relationships, careers We talk about relationships, manifesting a partner or anything you want into your life.   To surrender does not mean you have to give it up, how wanting something so much might keep you stuck. Sometimes your intuition leads you away from the thing that you wish for only to bring you back again Again a full transcription of this podcast is available here And thank you Linda McGann for the wonderful music
Soul chats with Anna Frankland of Reform Pilates
May 25 2023
Soul chats with Anna Frankland of Reform Pilates
During my first ever episode of the soul seekers with Ellen, I chat with Anna Frankland, owner of Reform Pilates. She is a mum, business owner, pilates teacher, student, incredible swimmer and all around amazing person. I first came across Anna a number of years ago when we were both doing triathlons, actually everyone knew Anna as she was consistently winning and smiling as she did so. Then I got to know her as we both swam together and I was always awestruck by how happy she was at 6am! The more time I spent with her the more I came to admire her pragmatism, her optimism and her willingness to laugh at life. And then I knew, there was more to this woman than the outer accomplishments, this came from a deeper experience and that had me intrigued, I knew this woman had a story to tell and wisdom to share and that's why I asked her to be the first guest on this podcast. Some of the things we cover are: Dealing with the inner conflict - staying at home v's pursuing a career How two screaming babies in a bassinet on a long haul flight lead to one of the biggest decisions of their lives Client story - Pilates can inspire you to go for a promotion! Pilates builds self esteem, Anna and her team help you to change your perspective to focus on what you can do Annas definition of success meant she said no to a opening a second studio Her tips for work - family balance - “You can do anything but you can't do everything" Surrounding herself with the right people Sometimes success is letting go Modelling self-care for your children and not modelling the pursuit of goals Please do get in touch if you have anything that you would like me to cover - info@ellenshilling.ie And a full transcription of this podcast is now available here And thank you Linda McGann for the wonderful intro and outro music