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Aligned as F*ck!

Aligned as F*ck!

By Candy Barone

Right now, we need to lift the level of consciousness and raise the level of leadership. We need to explore the rabbits holes and learn to play again, together, as one, united in all that we are, and all that we get to become.

I have given myself permission to step into ME. To release the bullshit programming, conditioning, and stories that I held onto that I either created or willingly accepted from others around me.

I choose to be aligned as fuck. A shift is coming … the matrix is imploding.

You with me?
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Aligned as F*ck!Dec 11, 2022

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Power Demands Responsibility

Power Demands Responsibility

We talk a lot about "power" in our culture ... yet, I often think we don't really understand the true meaning of that word, or it's energy. For real power is not something outside of us. Real power comes from within and is shared with. Power is not something "over." Because of that, power demand responsibility AND accountability. Only when we stand in integrity, a space of wholeness where our words and actions deeply reflect our deepest truths, higher aspirations, and more cherished values, are we truly in our own power. Power is rooted in defining our truth: No one is doing "this" to you. You are doing it to yourself. Therefore, you have the ability to change. When you hold yourself accountable, you take your power back. Connect with Candy! Facebook: ⁠https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone⁠ Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/⁠ YouTube: ⁠https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone⁠ LinkedIn: ⁠https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Mar 19, 202331:02
Processing Excruciating Grief with the Help of Yvonne Heath

Processing Excruciating Grief with the Help of Yvonne Heath

I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to say. Have you ever said these things when someone was grieving, in a crisis or suffered a loss? Or just having a really bad day? Haven’t we all? Who grieves? Everyone—regardless of age, race, culture, sexual orientation, ability/disability or economic situation. What is grief? Our mental, physically, emotional and spiritual response to loss, transitions and change. It’s experienced in whatever makes our heart ache. Grief and Loss are a part of life. They cannot be avoided forever. And if we learn to take good care of ourselves and each other, we can move through it with less suffering! It’s time for change. We can do better. A registered nurse since 1988, Yvonne Heath worked in the United States and Canada in many areas including emergency, chemotherapy, palliative care and hospice. She became disheartened by our society’s reluctance to talk about, plan and prepare for grief, transitions and end of life—causing excessive suffering. She suffered too, not knowing how to do it differently. In 2015 she blazed a new trail and founded Love Your Life to Death followed by the I Just Showed Up Movement, creating social change. She shares her message with heart and humour as a Consultant, Speaker, with her book, programs and as a television host. In 2019, she delivered her TEDx Talk; “Transforming Our Grief, by Just Showing Up.” When she is not traveling, Yvonne can be found wearing socks and sandals in her happy place in Huntsville, Ontario with her husband, twins and several pets. Connect with Yvonne: https://www.loveyourlifetodeath.com/ Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Mar 12, 202301:02:13
Letting Your Shadows Help Navigate Your Path

Letting Your Shadows Help Navigate Your Path

Today's we're talking about our open centers in our Human Design chart, also known as our shadows.  Oftentimes, we're made to feel that these areas are where we have deep work and healing to do, but I want to offer you a new perspective. The shadow's gift is to bring you into the light; the shadow is here to open up access to more than you could ever believe is possible. There's just something really powerful when you recognize that these open centers aren't your weaknesses. And, when you pair that with your natural superpowers of what you're already emanating from your defined spaces, that's where it gets really interesting.  Learn more about my Human Design course that begins on March 13th: https://www.candybarone.com/magnetic-af Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Mar 09, 202333:09
Understanding "Control" through the Lens of Human Design

Understanding "Control" through the Lens of Human Design

The Ego Center is an interesting aspect of our Human Design. 65% of the population has an open or undefined Ego Center. Meaning many of us, myself included, have bumped up against feeling the need to "prove" something or find validation or approval from others. Often times, we have found ourselves second-guessing or undermining our own value and worth, as a result. Today, this came up with two different clients ... so, I thought I would lean into one aspect of the Ego (also known as the Heart or Willpower) Center a little more. Let's talk specifically about Gate 21 ... Learn more about my Human Design course that begins on March 13th: https://www.candybarone.com/magnetic-af Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Mar 06, 202331:22
Understanding Human Design with Becca Francis

Understanding Human Design with Becca Francis

Human Design has been hugely impactful for my life and business, so I'm excited to share it with you today on the podcast with one of the women who does a phenomenal job at explaining it.  Becca Francis is a Human Design visionary, entrepreneur, coach, teacher, psychic, medium and CEO of her deeply impactful Human Design online education company. Through her super popular digital courses, inspiring social media presence, masterminds, 1:1 coaching containers and wealth of free, inspiring content, Becca empowers female entrepreneurs to create income and impact by powerfully embodying their Human Design. She spent YEARS in a miserable corporate job, struggling to push all sorts of side hustles into existence (think everything from wedding planner to selling custom dog t-shirts). But when she found Human Design, EVERYTHING changed and Becca left her job within months. Becca now has clients and students all over the world. Other Human Design experts have invited Becca to participate in their courses as a support coach to guide and advise their students. She knows deep in her soul she is here to help raise consciousness as we bring in a new paradigm. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thebeccafrancis/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beccafrancis111 Website: https://www.beccafrancis.com/
Feb 26, 202301:06:37
Raising the Level of Leadership by Creating Safe & Sacred Communities with Maruxa Murphy

Raising the Level of Leadership by Creating Safe & Sacred Communities with Maruxa Murphy

Maruxa Murphy is an award-winning community experience designer, strategist, entrepreneur, author and catalyst for change who has been transforming communities in person and online since 2000. She leads national and international initiatives with a deep understanding of the dynamics of how people connect and share information. Maruxa is further changing the game in community experience design while working in the travel, business, personal development, parenting, and coaching industries shifting how communities can be designed from “the inside out” to transform their industries from the core. Her clients include Netflix’s “spiciest” show Sex, Love and Goop's stars Jaiya Ma and Ian Ferguson with the Erotic Blueprints (grew this community to 1M people on Mighty Networks), Kajabi (just starting to work with them as of last week), Uplift Millions brand, Spryte Loriano with Awakening Giants (an community owned conscious media network), multiple metaverses (alternate reality worlds) as well as creating and designing communities for brands revolutionizing their industries, like the Maui Resort community, the Women’s Prosperity Network, The Vision School,  The Traveling Diary and the conscious dancer mentorship experience with former Rockette dancer Gina Pero. Maruxa specializes in bringing people together to create profitable enterprises that do good in the world—while empowering all individuals to live their fullest. Her work has been featured on Forbes, Reader’s Digest, Fox News, The Huffington Post, NBC, and The Austin-American Statesman as well as featured as one of 10 women-owned brands to be on the lookout for at the United Nations on Women’s Entrepreneur Day 2019. In this episode, we chat about:  Maruxa's definition of “community”. What is community? What does it look like in the business form? What is audience building and how does it work? How do we create more opportunities for in-person relationships? Where does vulnerability fit in the energetics of online vs in person? The sacred four elements of a healthy community. The biggest challenges of leadership.  How to handle difficult dialogues from our clients in our communities.  The importance of being flexible and going with the flow with facilitating events. "You get to decide what you are available for and what you’re not." The importance of creating a sacred contract for each community. How to shift the level of consciousness and raise the level of leadership. "Everything needs to have a purpose [with your containers]. You must have a why for the gathering, even if it's around a specific topic, which means the dynamics of the container are going to change." "The only way for sustainable profitability is until leaders are willing to revolutionize not only themselves, but also the way in which they hold space for the people that they're serving." Connect with Maruxa! LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maruxamurphy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/maruxamurphy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaruxaMurphy/
Feb 20, 202301:16:45
Knowing How to Lead Yourself with Cindy Rodriguez

Knowing How to Lead Yourself with Cindy Rodriguez

I am super excited today because we're gonna do another riff session with one of my dear friends and I will tell you when I say riff, I mean RIFF. This is completely unscripted, off-the-cuff raw, real and gritty. Whenever my guests and I get together, I never know where our conversation is gonna go, which is part of the magic and juice.  In this episode, we discuss:  The balance between bringing your whole self to the table and oversharing. "Leadership is a choice. It starts with knowing how to lead yourself." Cindy's personal grief journey through the loss of her husband and divorce.  Massive pivots that change how you want to show up. Approaching difficult subjects with your children. "Stop trying to sound or look like someone else. Your strategy is different." Conscious uncoupling and what that meant for Cindy.  Cindy is a media strategist, writer, and speaker. She is a PR consultant, founder of Women Breaking The Mold, and co-founder of Results Global Impact Consulting Agency. Cindy specializes in communication by turning experts and business owners into sought after media authorities. Connect with Cindy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crkconsulting Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/womenbreakingthemold/ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/cindyrconstable/ Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Feb 15, 202301:10:44
Part 3: Living Your Life in HD

Part 3: Living Your Life in HD

Join me for Part 3 of this three-part series. Today, it's all about the 9 Centers in Human Design. Curious about Human Design ... don't know what it is or where to start? Or, perhaps you've dabbled with it a little and find yourself overwhelmed by all the various rabbit holes you can drop into ... I am going to walk you through the fundamentals so you can see the magic and power available to you that you can access to step deeper into your purpose, your work, and you calling. In understanding your unique energetic blueprint, you can activate your natural superpowers, unlock the gifts hidden beneath your shadows and programming, and call in what you most desire with easy and JOY! Learn more about my 7-week program: https://www.candybarone.com/dare-to-dream Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Feb 13, 202301:13:31
Part 2: Living Your Life in HD

Part 2: Living Your Life in HD

Join me for Part 2 of this three-part series. Today, let's talk about the lines and profiles in Human Design. Curious about Human Design ... don't know what it is or where to start? Or, perhaps you've dabbled with it a little and find yourself overwhelmed by all the various rabbit holes you can drop into... I am going to walk you through the fundamentals so you can see the magic and power available to you that you can access to step deeper into your purpose, your work, and you calling. In understanding your unique energetic blueprint, you can activate your natural superpowers, unlock the gifts hidden beneath your shadows and programming, and call in what you most desire with easy and JOY! Learn more about my 7-week program: https://www.candybarone.com/dare-to-dream Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Feb 13, 202356:17
Part I: Living Your Life in HD

Part I: Living Your Life in HD

Curious about Human Design ... don't know what it is or where to start? Or, perhaps you've dabbled with it a little and find yourself overwhelmed by all the various rabbit holes you can drop into ... I am going to walk you through the fundamentals so you can see the magic and power available to you that you can access to step deeper into your purpose, your work, and you calling. In understanding your unique energetic blueprint, you can activate your natural superpowers, unlock the gifts hidden beneath your shadows and programming, and call in what you most desire with easy and JOY! Join me for Part 1 of this three-part series. Learn more about my 7-week program: https://www.candybarone.com/dare-to-dream Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Feb 12, 202301:00:36
Struggle & Comparison

Struggle & Comparison

So, let's talk about struggle & comparison... and, how these two things are showing up a lot in our culture. Are you creating codependent threads to struggle? Are you letting 'comparisonitis' take you out of the game, and pull you out of your own lane? Have you felt like you've been struggling, lost and maybe like you don't even know who you are anymore? Have the past 3 years brought that even more to the surface? Imagine if ... you could release ALL that. Imagine if you could seriously put down the MFing struggle ... Imagine if instead of choosing the struggle, you powerfully saw the value of staying in your own lane AND you could call in what you desire with ease & joy! I promise ... it's absolutely possible. Take a listen ... Learn more about my 7-week program: https://www.candybarone.com/dare-to-dream Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Feb 12, 202335:07
A Roadmap to Reigniting Your Fire

A Roadmap to Reigniting Your Fire

Want to jump down a rabbit hole with me? Then, come with me on a little journey behind-the-scenes ... I want to show you some of the work that I am leading to help people truly step into a powerful place of getting aligned AF. A lot has happened. Check it out ... there's been some new layers I've added to my work. It's seriously some pretty cool stuff. Now, if you would have told me years ago that this is what I would be bringing to my clients and the organizations I work with, I would have laughed and said that's crazy (and, a bit too "woo woo" for me). And, here I am! And, I LOVE it. More importantly, I LOVE what it's doing for my clients and teams I engaged with. I am SOOOOO freakin' excited as I finally figured out how to bring all this to YOU! Has the past 3 years had you feeling unsettled, overwhelmed, anxious, stuck, or just plain lost? Lost with no real sense of direction. Lost trying to figure out who you really are and what matters to you most. Lost in how best to use your voice or show & serve. Just lost, uncertain, and a bit checked out. Imagine, for a moment, if you could let all that go. If you could step into something that felt more meaningful. Something easy and fun ... What would that mean for you? How would that impact your life? Take a listen ... this one is for YOU!  Register Now: https://www.candybarone.com/dare-to-dream Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Feb 07, 202340:01
D.A.R.E. to Awaken your Dynamic D.R.E.A.M.™ - a Framework to Getting Back on Your Path

D.A.R.E. to Awaken your Dynamic D.R.E.A.M.™ - a Framework to Getting Back on Your Path

I'm launching a brand new 7-week playspace that gets started on February 20th! Learn more about the framework in this episode! Are you ready to rise up, lean in, and do the DAMN thing already? ...And, the damn thing being that which has been whispering to you for a while now; ...the damn thing that keeps teasing you, calling you, taunting you, and even haunting you a bit, or a lot. ...the damn thing you can’t seem to shake that keeps coming round again and again. THAT damn thing... I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that you're on the pursuit of something deeper, something more meaningful, and something greater than where you currently are, and what you ever imagined possible in who you can be and truly become. This magnetic course is a doorway, an opening, a portal, that leads you back home ... back to yourself ... back to your truth ... and back to what you really want to create in 2023. D.A.R.E. to Awaken Your Dynamic D.R.E.A.M.™ is for any gender. This is a space for men, women, agender, non-binary, and everyone else to activate what's been on their heart. This container is YOUR opportunity to connect with similar thought leaders, heart-centered lightworkers, and all around badass, awesome individuals who just want to access MORE meaning, peace, grace, joy, and fulfillment in their lives ... just like you do. Yes, there will be replays. Each class will be around 90 minutes - maybe more. Always depends on my flow. This is not about you finding the path.  The path has always been the path—you've just gotten off the path.  This is about letting the path call you back and guide you.  Register Now: https://www.candybarone.com/dare-to-dream Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Feb 05, 202320:03
Do you believe the Universe is fully supporting you?

Do you believe the Universe is fully supporting you?

Do you have a hard time trusting the Universe? When we try to control where the path is guiding us, that's when the shadows come up and get in our way. Every time we feel we need to take over, there is a shadow we're rubbing up against, period.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Feb 03, 202309:19
Spiritual Shaming, Snobbery and Superiority

Spiritual Shaming, Snobbery and Superiority

Today, I'm talking about this energy of thought leaders who have decided to do their own spiritual work, who in the meantime become very condescending, very patronizing, and very shaming to others.  This underlying judgment is really starting to rub me the wrong way.  Spirituality is a personal journey; it is no one's business or anyone else's path other than your own. Your spiritual walk is going to look very different than someone else's. Spirituality is the most personal and intimate thing we came on this earth to do.  Let this episode serve as a reminder that the way you are doing your spiritual journey, or anything else for that matter, is absolutely perfect. It's your journey—don't let anyone take that from you.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Jan 31, 202320:43
How to Trust and Surrender Through Life's Tender Moments

How to Trust and Surrender Through Life's Tender Moments

I know I'm not alone in saying that I've been going through so much these past few months. The energy has felt intense and dense and it's been a lot to navigate. On November 30, 2022, I lost my beloved dog, Payton. It's been a rollercoaster of grief and I've been processing so much. Then on January 18, 2023, I had a procedure to remove an IUD. Another immense release. It's been a "divine life assignment" in trusting, surrendering and walking my own talk in taking the necessary steps to staying aligned AF through it all.  In this episode, I discuss:  The duality of stillness and fluidity. The energy shifts that we're currently experiencing. How I make decisions based on my emotional authority. The waves of grief that I continue to ride with the passing of my beloved dog, Payton. The procedure that I had done this week with having my IUD removed. The releasing and recovery from having this procedure completed.  How I'm developing more trust and surrender in my life, which is shifting everything. Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Jan 23, 202331:38
Divine Life Assignments

Divine Life Assignments

Another real, and raw, and off the cuff episode!  This week, I am having a procedure to remove an IUD. The beautiful part is instead of being fearful, I've held the energy of curiosity throughout planning for this to be removed.  I wonder what will open up for me, once this is removed? I wonder how my body will function differently, once this is removed? I wonder the spiritual and energetic significance and shifts that will occur once this embedded "hook" has been removed? I wanted to share this conversation with you today because I believe these are the real and raw moments that need to be shared. We don't discuss these kind of things in an open container like this and I think we need to. These are the real, raw, 'divine life assignments' that enrich our lives...that shape who we are.  Let's embrace these moments that carry us forward on our journey.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Jan 19, 202344:05
Giving Yourself Space & Grace If You're Not Feeling 2023 Yet

Giving Yourself Space & Grace If You're Not Feeling 2023 Yet

Today's podcast episode is a raw and real, behind the scenes, meeting that I had last week with my Virtual Assistant, Brandi Flittner. We both think it's extremely important to show you the authentic moments that we both have in our businesses. Isn't that what we're all craving?... The real insider scoop into what is really going on so we don't feel so alone when we're not feeling super aligned. We hadn't planned to release this, but we both realized that there were some hidden nuggets that we wanted to share, as well as some collective energy that many of us are feeling, so here you go...  In this episode, we discuss:  How we're both feeling with coming into the new year.  Why we struggle with the idea of slowing down. What is the level of shame people are carrying into the new year? What effect does that have on us spiritually, physically, psychologically, emotionally? Candy's word for 2023.  When inspiration guides you, then you take action.  There’s a difference between “copping out” and “resisting”. The power of gratitude in the moment. The biggest vulnerability we can have is when we don’t listen to our own energy. How to truly stop shaming yourself. Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Jan 08, 202354:20
Why New Year's Resolutions are Bullsh*t!

Why New Year's Resolutions are Bullsh*t!

“New Year, New You” … ugh, that expression drives me nuts, In fact, all the hype around the New Year makes me absolutely crazy, to be perfectly honest. It’s like we pretend we have this arbitrary switch that we are suppose to turn on that is going to change everything. And, then we wonder why we end up failing before we’ve even really get started. I mean most New Year’s resolutions fizzle out within a week of setting them … or best case scenario, by February. There is no real depth or substance behind most of them. Actually, there’s a TON of BS piled into all the expectations, shoulding, shaming, and resolutions we think are magically going to transform us. Let’s be real for a moment … they’re not. Because there is no magic wand that takes you out of doing the REAL work. And, the REAL work starts with YOU. Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Jan 03, 202324:01
How to Navigate Immense Grief on Your Own Terms

How to Navigate Immense Grief on Your Own Terms

It’s with a heavy and broken heart I share the news that after 10 years, 1 month and 17 days together, I said goodbye to the love of my life, my little sweetness, my dog, Payton Wrigley, on November 30, 2022. In a matter of 24 hours my world imploded, shattered and collapsed. And, I’m still in a state of shock. It's been a lot to process, and that's putting it incredibly mildly.  I recognize the depth of all that I am processing and feeling. It’s such a painful path as our fur babies truly open up and heal something in us that no human can do. They teach us a level of love that far exceeds our capacity for understanding. It’s pure, relentless, unconditional, and overflowing. Payton was my rock, my sidekick, my ride-or-die. Honestly, he was my angel. This episode is a raw and real conversation that I had last week with my assistant, Brandi Flittner. We decided to add it to the podcast today to give you a 'behind the scenes' glimpse of what it takes to be aligned AF, even while navigating the grief process. It explains not only where I'm at in the grief process, but also shows how I'm showing up for myself and navigating this immense process. Let this be a reminder that it’s okay to be exhausted. It’s okay to not feel 100%. It’s okay to lead from wherever you're at. It’s okay to give yourself space & grace. It’s okay for you to rest—while you're grieving, or just any other time in life.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Dec 19, 202247:59
Part 3: Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency

Part 3: Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency

Today, we're continuing our mini-series on Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency with Part 3. In this episode, we discuss: Signs & symptoms of where you might be creating codependent relationships in your life. How to protect your energy as an empath. Learning to create powerful boundaries in multiple areas. People-pleasing & giving your power away. Worry is a mindset; not an emotion. 6 questions to ask yourself to reclaim your power. Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Dec 11, 202239:25
Part 2: Boundaries, Self-Worth  & Codependency

Part 2: Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency

Today, we're continuing our mini-series on Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency with Part 2.  In this episode, we discuss:   Passive Aggressive Culture How to step into your own power Being able to untether yourself from toxic / unhealthy spaces Looking at the areas codependency is showing up Personal responsibility and holding others accountable Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Dec 04, 202243:23
Part 1: Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency

Part 1: Boundaries, Self-Worth & Codependency

Once again, we're heading into the holiday season, which can be hard. I know it has been hard for me in the past—I've had a lot of challenges to the holidays, with various things that go on. There's been a lot of times where the holidays just feel extra heavy, extra chaotic, extra intense. There's been a lot of dysfunction in my family and there's been a lot of need for boundaries over the years.  One of the things I've learned over the years is how to create tools and strategies to navigate through the waters when all of the chaos and the intensity is hitting. So in this episode, I dig into my vault.  I want to share with you a very powerful 3-part series that specifically addresses the aspects of high functioning codependency—those spaces where we feel we need to carry other people; we need to fix it; we need to take care of it.  Oftentimes, we don't realize we're putting ourselves in a space to be enablers rather than people that are helping to hold others accountable.  So in this episode (Part 1), we're going to talk a little bit about codependency and the difference between caring for someone caring from an empathetic, compassionate, loving space and caring, which is that space where we tend to take responsibility for things that aren't ours.  When we step into those codependent cycles, we often need to learn how to create clear, deeper boundaries to make sure that our own sanity and peace is okay. My biggest concern is to grant you the gift of peace as you navigate through the holiday season.  Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be sharing with you the tools and resources to add to your own toolkit for your arsenal. Whether you're navigating for friends, family, extended family, work, etc, you'll have that space of inner peace so you can stay aligned as fuck, and not drop into old patterns and behaviors that may not serve you.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Nov 29, 202245:56
Part 2: Stop Asking Kids This Question, and Start Asking These Instead

Part 2: Stop Asking Kids This Question, and Start Asking These Instead

"What do you want to be when you grow up?" This question, that we routinely ask kids, is absolutely nauseating and offensive to me. It's not an effective question at all.  So, in this episode, we'll continue this conversation, and hear what questions, I believe, we should start asking kids instead.  Listen to the last podcast episode: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/QsnTIivK0ub Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Nov 16, 202231:49
Another Thing We Should Quit...Asking Kids This Stupid Question

Another Thing We Should Quit...Asking Kids This Stupid Question

I want to talk about another thing to quit... and that is this question that most of us ask our children.  I'm going to tell you why I think we should quit this and why I think this question really doesn't serve on any level.  It's the question that we ask kids, as little as three years old when they can talk and they can start thinking for themselves.  The question is: "What do you want to be when you grow up?"  I personally think that is the dumbest question possible that we could ask a child and in this episode I explain why.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Nov 13, 202223:25
How I Knew It Was Time to Leave Corporate

How I Knew It Was Time to Leave Corporate

Today, I am going to take you down a little rabbit hole into the past.  I'm pulling from my vault of archives on a segment I did about three years ago called Coffee Chats with Coach Candy.  I used to do a morning show and the topics would be all over the place. People had opportunity to ask me questions, and we just got to follow the path of where it went. So today, I am going to share with you one of the questions that I get all the time.  How did you know it was time to leave corporate?  How did you know it was time to move from Milwaukee to Austin?  How did you know it was time to start your own business?  How did you know? Were there signs? Were there moments?  Were there things that showed up that helped to guide you along the way?  And my answer is a resounding yes to all of that.  So hopefully, by sharing a little bit of my story, you may see a path for how you can hear the signs, see the signs, and not always wait for the big massive universal "two by fours" to come crack you on the skull like it often has for me.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Nov 10, 202241:01
"I'm Just a Duck" -- My Thoughts on Imposter Syndrome

"I'm Just a Duck" -- My Thoughts on Imposter Syndrome

Let's talk about impostor syndrome. We see things on social media and we have a sensationalized perspective around how we think other people's lives are unfolding and what's really going on.  I've had so many people through the course of my life say that I always have my shit together. And I think that's really interesting, because oftentimes, what seems like I've got my shit together, is really just a hot mess that's about to boil over on the inside.  And so I like to tell people that I am a duck. And so what do I mean by that?  When I say I am a duck, I have gotten to a place in my life where I'm able to hold my posture that allows me to be the biggest version of myself, yet what people don't understand is oftentimes what you see on the surface, is different than what is really going on. I think we're all like that in some capacity—we have these masks / layers, that allow us to show up when we need to. While we create the stance—this opportunity to show up, we're like the little duck whose legs under water are going a mile a minute. And so when I say I'm a duck, I mean I have gotten really good at being able to control the energy in the upper half of my body, whether I'm on video, whether I'm sitting at a board meeting, whether I'm connecting with a new client, and oftentimes when I feel the imposter syndrome creep in, the remainder of me is going a mile a minute.  Can you relate? Let's dive in and get aligned AF around this topic!  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Nov 06, 202233:00
Living Aligned AF from Becoming Strong Within with Chris O'Hearn

Living Aligned AF from Becoming Strong Within with Chris O'Hearn

I am super excited to mix things up a bit by bringing my first interview guest to the podcast!  I want to bring some of my friends and thought leaders on the show that in my opinion exemplify being aligned AF.  These sessions, just like the show, are unscripted— it's raw, it's real, it's gritty. It's getting into some shit that needs to be put on the table.  I think it's really imperative that you get to hear the interplay between other thought leaders—and I will tell you, we don't always agree on things...and that's what I like, we're opening up the space to be curious to think differently. To explore the next level of what's showing up, whether it be from a higher level consciousness, or from a higher level of leadership... it's our opportunity to lean in together, and go down those rabbit holes.  Chris O'Hearn is a high performance mindset & alignment coach for his company Strong Within. He works with individuals on a subconscious level to get unstuck by realigning with their purpose and empowering them to find the strength within. Chris has been on MTV as a featured coach for a show called I Used To Be Fat (from the producers/company of the Biggest Loser). He has an affirmation podcast called The Strong Within Affirmation Podcast. He has been a personal trainer for 16 years, and has a 60 day group coaching goal alignment course coming out in January called The Strong Within Ultimate Life.
Nov 03, 202254:53
Winners Quit All the Time

Winners Quit All the Time

I came across a meme that actually got me pretty riled up. The meme said, "Winners are not people who never fall, but people who never quit."    How about we QUIT with this bullsh*t! How about we quit telling people to just keep going when it hurts. How about we quit staying in the relationship that isn't fulfilling. How about we quit the job that is depleting our life force. How about we quit when it is no longer in alignment. WINNERS KNOW WHEN TO QUIT. I'm going to tell you winners quit all the time. I am a quitter. And I am damn, damn proud of the fact that I quit.   Let's dive in today why it's a really good thing to be a quitter!  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Oct 31, 202217:24
The Divine Feminine vs Divine Masculine Energies

The Divine Feminine vs Divine Masculine Energies

I want to talk today about the notion of the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine energies. It seems this topic is all the buzz nowadays. I personally think there's been a lot of confusion with exactly what these concepts mean and how we are meant to be applying them to our life.  Let's start by redefining what the Divine Feminine and the Divine Masculine energies are and discuss why neither is a bad thing and why we actually need both.  Let's clear up some confusion today and get ALIGNED AF! Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Oct 24, 202216:58
The 5 Ps of POWER

The 5 Ps of POWER

We have such a misrepresentation around what power really is in our culture that I want to break it down and redefine what power truly is.  Oftentimes, we think about power as being this force that's exerted. It's either this push or this pull, or at least that's the way the energy is right now, especially in our culture. So, in this episode, I want to shift that and talk about the TRUE POWER that comes from within. Power is something that we each have access to within our own being. It is not this space that is a way to control or manipulate, or exhort. Get Aligned AF by learning the 5 Ps of Power today! Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Oct 17, 202233:03
Why We Should "Normalize" Not Being Normal

Why We Should "Normalize" Not Being Normal

Today, I want to chat about why we should normalize not being normal. We keep trying to put ourselves into boxes and are wasting time, energy, and focus into fitting into someone else's version of what we're supposed to do and who we're supposed to be.  What the f*ck does "normal" mean anyway?  I think we need to STOP normalizing everything.  Get lit up today and aligned AF by listening to this episode! Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CandyBarone LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Oct 10, 202215:20
Sacred Cows: They’re Costing You Much More Than You Think

Sacred Cows: They’re Costing You Much More Than You Think

Today, I want to talk about your sacred cows. We'll discuss what they are, how they get in the way of your life and business and what they're ultimately costing you. When I say "sacred cow," it's those things that you're hanging on too tightly to—your beliefs, your comfort zone, your processes and systems, etc, that are not allowing you to see the truth and are ultimately costing you a whole heck of a lot. They're the justifications as to why you can't make a change and a forward leap in your life and business.  Do you have sacred cows? If so, are they on the table for discussion?  Remember—it's not the water outside the boat that sinks the boat. It's the small hole that's sinking the boat. Let's discuss the holes, or sacred cows, that are sinking your boat today.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Oct 02, 202216:28
Of Course You’re Being Judged … And?

Of Course You’re Being Judged … And?

Do you realize that the biggest fear, aside from death and public speaking (yes, that actually ranks higher than death for many people … I’ll come back to that in another episode) is being judged (and being criticized)? Well, I have news for you … you’re always being judged. And … It doesn’t matter. Yep, that’s right, it doesn’t matter. And, the kicker … it’s not actually about you.. The problem, however, is that we think it’s about us, we internalize it, and we allow someone else opinion to determine our own sense of worth. We allow it to create and build fear within us. And, this fear debilitates us. It shuts us down before we even get started. It paralyzes us, and keeps us playing small. When, the reality is you ARE being judged, all the time. And, that judgment is very rarely ever ultimately about you. Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Sep 25, 202218:35
The Journey to Becoming Aligned as F*ck

The Journey to Becoming Aligned as F*ck

I choose to be aligned as fuck. I am a badass (at least in my mind), heart-centered soul guide and thought leader. I don’t fit in a box, and am here to dance to the beat of my own drum. I am a force of light, love, sassiness, truth, and wonder. And, I absolutely love guiding and working with emerging, enlightened, and evolving leaders to help them access, activate, and amplify their purpose, passion, unique gifts, and voice. I truly believe one of my greatest gifts is to light a fire under people so they can light the fire within. I mean who doesn’t want to live a LIT life? I not only help people step into their leadership, their fullness, and their greatness, I also help them lead their Living Legacy. I help them get lit, step into the fullness of who they are, and live their most authentic, kick-ass life. Right now, we need those leaders more than ever. We need to lift the level of consciousness and raise the level of leadership. We need to explore the rabbits holes and learn to play again, together, as one, united in all that we are, and all that we get to become. A shift is coming … the matrix is imploding. The question is, will you be one to step forward and co-create what’s possible, or will you stay on the sidelines, continuing to hand over your power, as well as your freedom, as you watch it implode? It’s simple, and the choice is yours. I’m looking for those ready to say “f*ck YES” and jump down some unpredictable and uncomfortable rabbit holes. You with me? Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Sep 18, 202222:19
What Going Off-the-Grid Gifted Me

What Going Off-the-Grid Gifted Me

If you would have told me that I would take time off this past summer, I would have responded with a “hell no” to that. And, proceeded to claim that I needed to “get shit moving” or that I “couldn’t possibly take time off” … or, some other version of “no, I can’t.” Yet, when the universe says STOP, the universe means NOW. My level of burn-out had reached a pretty significant level. Again, I hadn’t been back here since my corporate days, more than a decade ago. I was pushing again. Pushing. So. Hard. Grinding, winding, burning, churning, making “shit happen.” You know, the good ‘ole GSD mentality. My old friend. Though, if I am being honest with myself, it was never much of a friend to me. It stole from me, it taunted me, it convinced me I wasn’t worthy unless I proved myself. It laughed at me, it drove me to the brink of exhaustion, to the black abyss of hell and back many times. It cost me. A lot. In fact, this “friend” of mine was pure evil, pure darkness, pure bullshit. This belief, this story, we buy into that we have to hustle. We have to work hard … you know, the “no pain, no gain” type of bullshit we feed ourselves over and over and over again. I realized I needed to part ways with this old friend of mine. I needed to find a new friend, in myself. In my truth. And, it required me to get still to see it: I have lived most of my life trying to prove myself, to validate myself. For what? For who? Listen to this episode where I discuss what going off-the-grid gifted me, as well as why I believe "quitting" is one of the most important things we can do. Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Sep 15, 202217:55
So, I Took a 9-Day Sabbatical… Uh, Make That TWO Months

So, I Took a 9-Day Sabbatical… Uh, Make That TWO Months

I'm letting you in on my sabbatical journey from the last several months. The truth is I was feeling old, familiar signs of frustration, fatigue, burnout … the kind I haven’t felt since my corporate days. I needed to go off-the-grid, to go offline, to go quiet and get still, to go dark for a bit. It’s only been recently that I’ve popped my head back into the mainstream again, back into social media a bit, back into my “work.”  I'm now feeling ALIGNED AF and I'm excited to share all that showed up, and what’s presenting in how I get to show up for myself more, and for you.  Connect with Candy! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/candy.barone Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/candy_barone/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i-16lSLSPQ LinkedIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/candybarone/
Sep 12, 202238:13