Women Waken: A Holistic Guide To Wellness & Abundant Self Love

Whitney Walker

The Women Waken podcast is a creation of Whitney Walker, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders and trauma. She is also a tarot reader, crystal enthusiast, and appreciator of all things esoteric. The Women Waken podcast is an outlet and a platform for women and men alike to share about their unique gifts and work in the area of healing and spirituality. To share their stories of how they’ve come to use their gifts in a professional capacity to assist in the transformation of the planet and the emergence of the Divine Feminine to restore harmony, balance, and truth. On the podcast Whitney interviews guests as a way to allow the audience to learn about the various forms of healing and personal attunement that are possible through less common healing practices including energy work, clairvoyance, spiritual guidance and manifestation powers. The podcast also features guests who may not be quite as alternative in their line of work yet are still amazing contributors to creating greater levels of peace and feeling for the human beings they work with. read less

Unconditional Vs Conditional Love:  How to Achieve Ultimate Happiness and Self Acceptance
18-01-2023
Unconditional Vs Conditional Love: How to Achieve Ultimate Happiness and Self Acceptance
What would happen if you removed any conditions you have for loving yourself? What would it be like to have a fully expressed love and acceptance of yourself regardless of any outside circumstances, events, or situations in your life? This is the idea of unconditionality. That something can exist purely and eternally no matter what happens. Another word for this state could be, Heaven. When we live conditionally it means that we hold a thought, feeling or belief (I love myself, I accept myself, I believe in myself) only when certain outside circumstances support that thought, feeling, or belief. Should anything change, so does our feelings of love, belief, regard, and acceptance. This state of being could be referred to as, Hell. As it means you are at the whim of what happens to you, how other people treat you, what you're able to achieve or look like to maintain positive regard for yourself. Do you see the distinction?On this episode I go deeper into Conditional vs Unconditional love; how conditionality (fear) primarily governs our World in this current time and how moving into a state of unconditionality (love) will be the biggest game changer our World has ever seen. I explain some of the ways that conditional love show up within ourselves and in society, the repercussions of that, how to identify the difference between conditionality and unconditionality, and how to begin embody unconditionality which leads to true peace and freedom. Feel free to reach out to me to see how we can work together and send your questions, feedback, and requests for future solo episodes here: Whitney Walker, LMFTLicense # 107082www.WomenWaken.comhttps://www.psychologytoday.com/profi...Whitney@WomenWaken.comIG: @Womenwaken
How Physical Therapy Can Be a Guide for Listening to Your Body, Improving Health, and Aging Well
11-01-2023
How Physical Therapy Can Be a Guide for Listening to Your Body, Improving Health, and Aging Well
Taking care of your body is essential in order to feel your best and to have longevity in your health. However, taking care of your body may not always look like you think it does. Every single person's body, genetics, and internal systems are different meaning the best diet and exercise plan differs between individuals. It may seem easier to just jump on the latest fads or flashy offerings, yet taking the time to explore your own personal best fit has long-term benefits for the rest of your life. On the show this week I welcome Physical Therapist and dear friend, Dr. Jennifer Sylvester. Dr. Jen explains the importance of listening to your body, taking preventative action to reduce injury and damage to the body, and creating balance and healthy habits to enable improved aging.On this episode, Jen and I talk about the temptation to push our bodies to a certain size and shape or to aim for extreme fitness goals when what matters most is what suits you best, mentally and physically, and what is sustainable. As well as focusing on body acceptance and embracing ourselves as we are without condition. Jen also shares about the power of consistency over intensity to form a more loving relationship with our bodies, how to develop your physical and mental health, and achieve long-term success.Dr. Jennifer Sylvester, Doctor of Physical Therapy, started her private practice in 2014 providing concierge physical therapy, aquatic therapy, and wellness services in Silicon Valley and Santa Cruz. In the past 3 years she moved her business almost entirely online, teaching weekly virtual fitness classes, leading educational workshops and events, and providing telehealth physical therapy throughout California. While traveling, she has the opportunity to provide in-person physical therapy to patients throughout California, with concierge treatments in their homes or workplaces, and aquatic therapy at private or public pools. Dr. Jen focuses on customizing treatments to match each patient's unique lifestyle. She works with the patient to create a personalized whole-body plan for exercise, nutrition, sleep, and mindfulness that empowers the patient to take control of their own health and wellbeing. Learn more about Dr. Jen's classes and services at www.DrJenPT.com or email her at DrJen@JenniferSylvesterDPT.comIG: @jennifersylvesterdpt
Unlock Your True Potential: How To Erase Conditioning and Be Connected With The Universe
04-01-2023
Unlock Your True Potential: How To Erase Conditioning and Be Connected With The Universe
It's amazing how lost we can get in our minds. How easily other people's beliefs or opinions about us can begin to feel like our own truth. Yet what other people think is never our truth. We each have our own sovereign truth which is the key to personal peace and freedom. My guest this week, Renee Linnell, knows all too well how it feels to wake up to the shocking realization that she had lost herself after years of brainwashing from a Buddhist cult. Whether it's through the influence of others or of an addiction, trauma, or depression it can be hard to take the first steps back to yourself. Renee offers gentle and inspiring guidance on how to take that first step and move into a place of the greatest peace one can know.On this episode Renee and I discuss how to stop betraying ourselves due to low self-esteem and fear, how to move away from the messaging that we're not OK and need something or someone to fix us, and to realize that there's nothing holding us back because there are no conditions we have to meet to be worthy, lovable, and free. Renee is a former surf model, a professional Argentine Tango dancer, and a serial entrepreneur with an Executive Masters in Business Administration from New York University. She made her publishing debut in 2018 with The Burn Zone, a memoir of her experience as a cult survivor. She now has published her second book, Still on Fire: A Memoir. Renee divides her time between Colorado and South Florida.Learn more about Renee and order her books herewww.reneelinnell.comInstagram : @renee.linnell
The Truth About Eating Disorders and Dieting; The Impact on Your Body and How to Move Towards Recovery
07-12-2022
The Truth About Eating Disorders and Dieting; The Impact on Your Body and How to Move Towards Recovery
The topic of eating disorders is one of great importance to me as they have always been apart of my life. Something I was born into as the child of a Mother with Anorexia, and then experiencing over 15 years of my own exhausting struggle with them. Now, I have the honor to work in a professional capacity and help others who are still in that dreadful maze that is an eating disorder. I will always strive to do what I can to offer comfort, support, guidance, and help to anyone who has found themselves in ED's tight grasp. This episode is an effort to do just that and I have a wonderful guest to contribute her professional knowledge and wisdom around addressing and recovering from an ED as well as the impact they can have on our body, mind, and emotions. Jen Powers Jen Powers, MS, RDN is an anti-diet Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, and Certified Yoga Teacher.  She works in private practice and helps her clients heal their relationship with food and their body by taking a non-diet, Health at Every Size® (HAES®) aligned, and client centered approach.On this episode, Jen and I discuss the impact that eating disorders can have on our lives, how they develop, the ways that dieting can contribute to ED, body image issues, and how to begin the steps toward recovery and eventually into a place of Intuitive Eating and embracing your body in any shape or size. ED Resources:The Eating Disorder Resource Center, Campbell CaliforniaEDRC.orgwww.eatingrecoverycenter.comIf you think you might be suffering from one of these disorders, talk with your doctor or seek help from a professional who specializes in treating eating disorders. Whitney and Jen are licensed professionals who specialize in eating disorders, you can contact them for Mental Health therapy or Nutritional guidance.Jen Powers, MS, RDN  background in nutrition therapy and yoga provides a unique opportunity to strengthen the mind-body connection during sessions with her.  It is Jen’s passion and mission to help people find freedom with food and to feel empowered in their body.  In addition to helping people heal their relationship with food and their body, Jen enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and being outdoors in the sunshine. You can learn more about Jen and work with her here: bodymindnourishment.com   Whitney Walker is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders and trauma. She also works as a recovery coach and spiritual guide. She has worked for several years in clinic/community settings with extensive recovery experience including acting as the Clinical Manager of Wellness Recovery’s IOP. Whitney owns a private practice where she works with individuals, couples, and families with a strong spiritual emphasis. Whitney’s personal story includes substance abuse and ED recovery and she is thrilled to be working in a professional capacity to aid in the flourishing of others pursuing the same path. You can contact Whitney through her website, www.womenwaken.com or via email at whitney@womenwaken.com.
Addressing the Impact of Narcissistic Abuse & Different Types of Narcissism
26-10-2022
Addressing the Impact of Narcissistic Abuse & Different Types of Narcissism
Do you ever think about what your dream life would look like? Go ahead. Take a moment. Does it involve traveling the world, meeting all kinds of people and seeing many different places, experiencing various lifestyles? One of the things that separates our actual life from our dream life is our mindset about it. Particularly a sense of lack or inability to have the means to live it. Yet is it really true that the life our dreams is out of reach? A common barrier to our dream life is money. Yet what would happen if we suddenly felt very comfortable, even powerful, in our relationship with money? And what would it take to get there? Vangile Makwakwa has found the answer and she now helps women of color heal ancestral money trauma so they can fall in love with their bank accounts, increase income and live their best lives. She is a an author, speaker, World traveler, wealth coach, and podcast host. On this episode, Vangile and I compare stories of life as a gypsy and dive into some of the core concepts of her work including dealing with our trauma through healing our inner-child, how learning about personal finance only is not enough to be successful, identifying and breaking generational money traumas, how to fall in love with your bank account, and identifying and eliminating limiting beliefs.Vangile is the founder of wealthy-money.com and the author of Heart, Mind & Money: Using Emotional Intelligence for Financial Success. She has been traveling for 15 years and has lived in over 12 different countries and visited way more.She has a finance degree and an MBA and started her personal finance journey by paying off US$60,000 in debt. She is also the host of the Property MagiciansPodcast, an A to Z guide to property investing so you can start and grow your property portfolio. The Property Magicians Podcast has over 55,000 downloads on Podbean and is in the top 20 podcasts in the business and investment segments in South Africa and the top 50 in Botswana. She’s also the host of the Money Magic Podcast, a resource on healing intergenerational and money trauma. Wealthy Money helps people heal their ancestral(inter-generational) money trauma so that they can fall in love with their bank accounts, increase their income and live their best lives.Links to learn more about and connect with Vangile:https://www.wealthy-money.com/https://twitter.com/VangileMakwakwahttps://www.instagram.com/vangilemakwakwa/https://www.linkedin.com/in/vangilemakwakwa/
Quantum Enlightenment: A Guide to Ending Unnecessary Emotional Burdens and Karma
19-10-2022
Quantum Enlightenment: A Guide to Ending Unnecessary Emotional Burdens and Karma
People are often told to "lighten up!" when they're taking things too seriously or getting worked up or upset about something. And why is that? Well, because when you "lighten" up your energy you don't feel as heavy and weighed down. One might say our planet as a collective is pretty weighed down right now and that the majority of people walk with more burden than freedom. Is there anything we can do about this? Ellyn Katherine Shamalov believes so. Ellyn is on a mission to educate people at this time about the importance of doing lightbody work. Ellyn is an Ascension Teacher, Divine Healer, Transformational Speaker + the Pioneer of the Quantum Enlightenment System. Ellyn is here in service to accelerate mission driven healers and lightworkers so they can rise into their next level self as a powerful leader and change maker. To uplift the vibration of humanity, reveal spiritual truth and wisdom and expand global consciousness. Ellyn’s goal is to help you to stop the cycle of misery from the constraints of emotional burdens and karma so that you can create a life where abundance, freedom and happiness is the norm. On this episode. Ellyn and I discuss what are the invisible forces holding us back and how can we liberate ourselves, what is the spiritual roadmap and how can it help to accelerate our transformation, the 7 ascension lessons, how to reprogram your mind, how the Quantum enlightenment System can heal you, and how we can dismantle victim consciousness and raise our vibration in the toughest times.Links:Blueprint Call:https://calendly.com/mc-healing/blueprint?month=2022-09Facebook:https://m.facebook.com/catalytichealingYouTube:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU80WII5HI9krVlAcxIx0mA
Diamond Heart Teachings: Mastering Multidimensional Feminine Embodiment
12-10-2022
Diamond Heart Teachings: Mastering Multidimensional Feminine Embodiment
There are changes happening on our planet right now which many of us are experiencing. Part of those changes are the reintroduction of ancient knowledge and wisdom that can guide us towards greater peace and freedom in the human experience. Many brave souls are receiving this information and stepping out to share it with the world. Kate Alexander, Self Development Mentor and Regression Practitioner, is one of those souls and she joins us on the show this week to share about her downloads of the Diamond Heart Teachers and Multidimensional Feminine Embodiment. Kate’s ‘old life’ story was one of chronic crippling anxiety, polycystic ovaries & ongoing chronic bladder infections for over 10 years (to the point the doctor thought she had bladder cancer), adrenal fatigue, chronic back pain and generally low self-confidence. And of course the root cause of all this was unresolved trauma stored in the body, and a total disconnect from the Soul’s True Calling. Having encountered premonitions, out-of-body experience & communion with many beautiful expressions of Multidimensional Light Consciousness most of her life, Kate’s journey was quite dualistic in a sense. Kate was hereby guided through her own personal healing journey and embodiment process, Kate was prepped to both hold and share the Diamond Heart Teachings. Consciously guided for the past 5 years by the Higher Soul consciousness she knows as the Lyran Grandmother, Kate viewed herself and her life through an expanded lens, that she is here to share with others. It was this Higher Soul Aspect who came to Kate on the day of Lionsgate Portal, sharing that she has the Diamond Heart Teachings and is now ready to share them with humanity.On this episode, Kate shares her story of awakening, integration trauma healing, and meeting her divine counterpart. She walks us through the 8 pillars of Venus, her empowered shadow work, and out-of-body cosmo journeys. Together Kate and I explore how activating higher feminine wisdom can create greater harmony, balance, and enjoyment of life for all humans alike. Check out more about Kate and her work here:www.star-mothers.com https://youtube.com/channel/UC7zQMlVMLJSBMPeyRwkeRHQ
Understanding the Different Types of Narcissism and Dealing with Narcissistic Abuse
05-10-2022
Understanding the Different Types of Narcissism and Dealing with Narcissistic Abuse
The Women Waken podcast has consisted so far of interview style episodes (65 to be exact!) in an effort to bring to light the remarkable work that so many brilliant healers and lightworkers are doing. This time, I'm mixing it up a little and having a guest return to go deeper into a particular topic related to their work. The first of many more to come in this and other engaging styles, and of course there will still be plenty more interview episodes! Thank you for checking it out, I hope you'll continue to join me on this podcasting journey!The purpose of branching off into these new formats is that I believe there is great importance in speaking about the things that are impacting society and the lives of many of its citizens. To have conversations around controversial topics to allow truthful and honest explorations of what is being observed, how it's affecting others, and what might be done to address the concern. To kick off these exploratory episodes I have the legendary, Veronica Monet, to discuss Narcissism. Narcissism is a sensitive topic right now as it has become a term that is frequently thrown around and launched at others in an accusatory fashion. However, it can be an appropriate concern for those in romantic or work relationships or friendships that seem to have become unhealthy, controlling, and potentially dangerous. It is also a topic of discussion in psychology and mental health circles as professionals in the field discuss whether personality disorders, such as Narcissistic Personality Disorder, should remain as a formal diagnosis in the DSM. So what is Narcissism? When is it seen as a personality disorder versus a character trait? Is it something developed over time? Are some people born with it? Many questions and conversations revolve around the topic so Veronica and I decided to reunite on the show and have an episode dedicated to Narcissistic Abuse.We start our discussion with Veronica sharing about her recent certification as an Internal Family Systems Informed (IFS) Relationship Coach and how IFS helps to shed light on the trait of narcissism and how it can be addressed in a healthy and compassionate way. We then move into an expansive conversation around narcism; how to identify the different types, what narcissistic abuse looks like, and how to heal from that abuse whether it happened in childhood or as an adult.* CHECK OUT Veronica's first interview on the podcast here! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sacred-sex-work-with-veronica-monet/id1580972247?i=1000539139237*Veronica Monet is on a mission to empower and elevate others in their most intimate relationships, including their connection to self. She helps people from all walks of life to heal shame and sexual trauma so they can rebirth their emotional and sexual reality to be an authentic expression of their deepest truths. She is able to bring inspiration and insight from my own journey to spiritual and sexual empowerment because I have personally healed from addiction, abuse, and sexual assault. After many years of struggle, she eventually unlocked the secrets to her spiritual and sexual sovereignty and now enjoys an amazing, elevating, exciting and magical reality.As an Internal Family Systems Informed (IFS) Relationship Coach, Certified Sexologist, Anger Specialist and Trained Rape and Domestic Violence Counselor, Veronica bring a rich array of expertise to my coaching practice. And as a sex positive activist she has been featured on a variety of platforms including CNN, FOX, Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect, Yale, Stanford and the New York Times. Her first book, Sex Secrets of Escorts (Penguin 2005) has been translated into four languages and you can find her articles on many online platforms including Medium.Visit Veronica's website to learn more about my Exquisite Partnership Formula™, join the Erotic Empowerment Zone and check out my YouTube channel.www.TheShameFreeZone.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_shame_free_zone/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/veronicamonet
Transforming Your Life by Breaking Free from Addictions and Binge Eating the Spiritual Way
28-09-2022
Transforming Your Life by Breaking Free from Addictions and Binge Eating the Spiritual Way
There is an undeniable power that exists when we're in the midst of an addiction or binge eating disorder. An abundance of energy that doesn't know how to be expressed so it is channeled in the form of these unhealthy disorders. Yet what if there is a way to use this energy in a healthier more empowered way? Kayla Van Egdom's focus is to help others make this shift. Kayla is a health coach, energy healer, author, and podcaster who is on a mission to help liberate women everywhere from food prison and body shame. On her show, the Slay & Thrive podcast, Kayla inspires her listeners on how to make this shift with a beautiful concept which she calls the The 3 Core Principals. Kayla shares about these core principles on the show as well as her story of struggling with weight and binge eating starting when she was seven years old. She spent two decades trying to fix her weight and food issues by treating herself like a problem that needed to be solved. She even became a personal trainer, thinking that would be the solution. The true solution was doing the deep inner work and choosing to use her challenges with body image and emotional eating as a catalyst for deep, personal transformation. She has worked with hundreds of clients over the last seven years and has helped women heal their relationship with food through her coaching and signature programs.On this episode, Kayla and I get pretty raw with our personal experience of binge eating, exploring sexuality and using sex as a tool to feel powerful, and how we've come to find greater peace and a better relationship with ourselves and our bodies by moving from an outward focus to an inward journey of spirituality.  A great resource for anyone struggling with an Eating Disorder: EDRC.orgYou can connect with Kayla on IG and find her podcast here:IG: @kaylavanegdomhttps://slayandthrive.buzzsprout.com/
Achieving Global Yin Yang Balance and Personal Transformation Through North Node Astrology
21-09-2022
Achieving Global Yin Yang Balance and Personal Transformation Through North Node Astrology
As we approach Libra season it feels appropriate to put the focus on seeking balance within ourselves and the World at large. The ultimate balance in life is that of the Yin and the Yang; those energies that balance the duality of life. Yet what happens when these energies are unbalanced? Well, look around you and you'll see right away what happens when that balance is completely out of whack! Our world consists predominately of Yang energy leaving the feminine Yin ready for a resurgence. Jean Jung joins me on the show this week to share her unique perspective on these energies and ways we can bring them into greater harmony. Jean is a holistic writing coach as well as a transformational coach who helps you express your authentic, most impactful voice, and your deepest dreams and desires. On this episode, Jean and I engage in an exploration of how these Yin and Yang energies create the World we see today and how rebalancing them can change everything. Jean shares her personal story as a model minority but also black sheep/scapegoat of her family including living in Korea for seven years which created her perspective on how global and cultural shifts factor into how she helps people of color, women entrepreneurs, other paradigm shifters step into leadership we need right now. We also get into some tools Jean uses to help others self-soothe and release anxiety such as tapping, chanting, and dancing as well as insights into how understanding our North Node Astrology can change our focus in life.