By Gretchen North
Sticky SituationApr 14, 2023
On the 18th anniversary of my sister, Christine's "Big Sticky" passing, I celebrate her and our relationship with stories and memories.
Leading With HEART w/Allison Iantosca
Meet CEO, author, and executive coach friend of mine, Allison Iantosca. You will be lit up by her enthusiasm for living and leading from a place of deep self-love and self-trust. Allison's energy is contagious and will leave you inspired to connect with the natural leader that lies within each of us.
Engage with Your Sage
Take a deeper dive into mental fitness and understand how you can respond to life's setbacks in a more positive way. Learn how to recognize and intercept sabotaging thoughts, access your sage and shift to a better perspective for life. Hear from past participants of Gretchen's mental fitness program and get details on one that is starting in April 2023.
Shanti Be With You w/Tisha Samuels
Meet Tisha Samuels, Owner of Shanti Mindfulness Center and founding teacher with Ganesh Space, a mindfulness organization that creates healing spaces for marginalized communities. Tisha shares her perspectives on yoga, mindfulness, social justice and more in this fascinating and inspiring episode.
Explore the Azores W/Elsa Santos & Jennie Bolas
Learn what makes the Azores so magical- is it the volcanoes, the cuisine, the hiking, the vistas? Discover what happens when you experience the wondrous islands with like-minded people on a retreat. Elsa and I preview a retreat planned for September 9-16, 2023, while Jennie offers her perspective as a former retreat participant. If you'd like more information or to snag your spot, head on over to https://www.gonorthcoaching.com/retreats
Activate Your Chakras w/Kate Mackin
Kate Mackin is back to illuminate how to sense for the chakras and work with them to bring balance into your life. She offers tangible exercises to access and explore the subtle energies in our body.
Sticky found herself in a sea of negative thoughts and circumstances that led her to the land of overwhelm. Hear how she surrendered to the pain and transcended through to clarity and peace.
My "Whys" w/Jean Marie Stein
I've taken a "failed" interview and recovered the content to share an inside glimpse into the "whys" of my professional and personal choices in the last year. Jean Marie Stein takes the mic once again and does a phenomenal job of opening me up for all of you to see inside.
My Big 5-Oh!
To commemorate my 50th, I invited my Aunt Jean Marie Stein to take over the show and ask me anything! Tune in to celebrate!
Sound Healing w/Karen Romano
Learn all about sound baths, drum circles and how music is healing for your body, mind and soul! Karen Romano provides an experiential sound bath and offers basic instruction on how to creating healing in your own life through sound. Think you don't have rhythm? She reminds us that we all have a heartbeat!
Build Your Toolbox w/Jennie Bolas
Meet my friend, Jennie Bolas, a dynamo who shares the gifts she has in her toolbox from tarot cards to human design to personal life numbers. Get ready to be inspired to create your own as Jennie takes us on a journey of curiosity, experimentation, practicality and positivity.
Keys to Transformation
Ring in 2023 with new powerful insights on Information versus Transformation. Sticky dishes on what the difference is and how to evolve through personal transformation. Be sure to listen all the way to the end for some very valuable gifts she shares!
Sticky reflects on her family's Christmas traditions, silly memories and new ways of celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.
'Tis the Season
Winter brings long nights, cold days and feelings of dormancy. Allowing time for the body to restore and things to slow down is essential for balance in our lives. Learn to embrace the season and other seasons of life on this special 50th episode of Sticky Situation!
Learning to Let Go
As autumn wraps and the leaves fall, we're reminded of how effortless letting go can be... until it has to do with something deeply personal. Sticky is practicing the yama of non-grasping as she wraps her head around releasing a family treasure.
Celebrating the Journeys
Sticky Situation is one year old, and I celebrate by reflecting on my "why", my "so what" and my "what next." I share insights from the first year and learnings from my recent travels to India, Nepal and Portugal.
Access Telepathic Gifts w/Lucas Bergendahl
All the way from Denmark, Seer, Karmic Healer, Telepathic Lucas Bergendahl shares his unusual gifts of soul communication with animals and humans. Sounds skeptical? Listen to his interview to be convinced otherwise and even learn to tap your own abilities!
Working Hard or Hardly Working? w/Allison Braund-Harris
Meet Allison Braund-Harris, a young entrepreneur and CEO of Hardly, a platform for career growth that's fueled by self-discovery. Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur and how her website and free resources can help you at any point along your career journey.
Learn to Meditate w/Pahok Jon Reed (Part 2 of 2)
The conversation with Pahok Jon Reed continues with private details from our wedding ceremony, as well as more on meditation and practice.
Learn to Meditate w/Pahok Jon Reed (Part 1 of 2)
What a special gift I have for you! Learn practical applications for beginning a meditation practice from Zen Buddhist Teacher and my friend, Pahok Jon Reed.
The Power of Crystals w/Elizabeth Craig
Elizabeth Craig is leaving behind her photography career to help bring healing to others through reiki, crystals, and transformational coaching. Her warmth and enthusiasm flow as she teaches about the healing and manifesting properties of crystals, as well as how to clear, charge, use and store your precious rocks.
The Stallion Story
Get sage advice for emotionally untangling from your inner judge and learn what you should be spending your time and thoughts on instead of negativity.
The Essence of Will
We are all born with a unique and true essence of who we are intended to be. We often try to change who this is falling out of integrity and into a struggle with being our true selves. Sticky talks about this truth and provides examples from her life and that of her son, Willem's.
Exploring Positive Intelligence
Sticky is enrolled in a program based on the Positive Intelligence work of NY Times Best Selling Author, Shirzad Chamine. She is learning how to recognize who is in control of her mind at any given time- her Sage or her Saboteur. Learn how strengthening the Sage and weakening the Saboteur holds the key to reaching one's full potential and having greater success and happiness.
Life After Loss w/Coleen Napier
Meet my courageous and wise friend, Coleen Napier. She lost her husband of 35 years, took an unconventional route to healing, and has learned to thrive after unimaginable pain.
Secrets of the Universe w/Kelly Brown
Did you know the Universe is always trying to communicate with us? Get ready for your mind to be blown as Kelly Brown from Inner Light Soulful Retreat and Wellness Shop shines a light on sacred geometry, numerology and what it will take to heal our world. From ancient philosophers to our solar system, answers are everywhere.
Message from a Mentor w/ Dr. Kimberly Williams
Dr. Kimberly Williams served as Sticky's mentor in the 1990's. The two dish on yoga, science, aging, passion and purpose in this inspiring episode.
Ayurveda Will Help Ya! w/Kate Mackin
Sticky welcomes back her trusty yoga instructor and Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Kate Mackin to demystify this self-care and health practice that is older than Jesus! Take a listen to Kate and take your cues from nature to start living a more balanced life today!
What is Life Coaching?
Gain a better understanding of the difference between a life coach, consultant and therapist. Sticky recently earned another credential through the International Coaching Federation as an Associate Certified Coach and explains what you can expect when working with her. Use this link https://Gonorthcoaching.as.me/complimentarysession to book a complimentary session today!
A Few Little Ditties
Hear what songs have the power to pull Sticky into the present, provide calm when there's fear, and love when it's needed. Join her for this super awkward episode where she lets her (singing) voice be heard.
My Love Story
Spill With Me w/Jenny DiLucia
Best Gift Ever w/Carrie Cushman & John McCarthy
Did you know that Sticky is an ordained minister and officiated her sister and brother-in-law's wedding? She felt such a tremendous responsibility for their union that somehow she channeled a full 16-week premarital program she now publicly offers and calls UNITED. Learn about the wedding gift the newlyweds said was the "best present they didn't know they needed."
Celebration of Lives
Let Sticky introduce you to some of the biggest influencers of her life. She was recently reconnected with five spectacular humans who helped shape her into the woman she is today.
The Sugar Experiment 31 w/Jean Marie Jackson
Have you ever considered cutting back on alcohol or sugar? Hear from a woman who has successfully quit both! Jean Marie Jackson (along with Institute for Integrative Nutrition certified coach, Jen Dorf) co-created The Sugar Experiment, a 31-Day program that solves your sugar situation. You're likely unknowingly consuming loads of added sugar that is adding weight and risk for chronic disease. Learn how to stop the madness.
(Wo)man's Best Friend
Don't be scared. I'm not a crazy dog person. I just happen to have a pretty cool story about how ours came into our lives- in spite of a firm "no" and how my family has benefitted tremendously.
Get Out There!
Do you long to travel the world? Not sure how to make it happen or justify such an indulgence? Learn how I overcame obstacles to take two 30-day family trips across the U.S. and Europe and whats next on my list.
Career Coaching Gems
Are you feeling stuck in a soul-sucking job? Longing to pivot your career? Now is the time to take action. Whether you're clueless about your vocation, feeling the sting from a recent termination, or not sure how to make your next move, you'll gain insights and strategies for moving forward.
Permission to Play! w/Jordan Brown
Meet my friend, Jordan Brown who is a Playful Experience Designer (yes, that's a real title!)in the entertainment industry. He reveals the critical role play has in learning, relating and connecting with others, so why aren't we having more fun? Permission granted! "Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child's soul." - Friedrich Froebel
Messy Money Matters
My history with money has been f*ucked up... for years! I finally learned that in order to shift my perception about money, I had to be willing to LOOK at my relationship with it. Find out the powerful questions that MONEY asked ME and how that changed everything!
Peace, Love & Joy w/Maggie Borza-Petrie
Maggie Borza-Petrie 500-Hour ERYT radiates love, joy and peace in her interview about yoga, inspiration and passion. She shares how to fill your cup with the little things in life. Be sure to listen all the way through for a surprise ending!
You Have Choices
Even when situations are out of your control, you have options. You get to choose your attitude, your level of flexibility, your reaction to circumstances, and when it's time to surrender. Awareness of these thousands of choices can lead you toward or away from personal transformation. Which will you choose?
Bloom Where You're Transplanted w/Dr. Stacie Wells
Are you considering making a major change post-pandemic? Find courage in this inspiring story about my college roommate who uprooted her family and successful naturopathic practice in search of more balance, fulfillment and joy. Did you know you can leave Sticky a message here https://anchor.fm/gretchen-north/message ?
Spring Clean Your Life
Tidying, organizing and cleaning our environments has a renewing effect on our souls. When we declutter, we are removing distracting "noise" from our lives that allows us to feel lighter, freer, more focused, and calm. Learn to let go as Sticky takes you on a journey back to her childhood home where nearly 50 years of memories had accumulated.
Soul Plan Revealed w/Rosie Harriott
Meet my friend, a coach for creative entrepreneurs and newly Certified Soul Plan Coach, The Thoughtful Rebel herself, Rosie Harriott - all the way from England! She is full of brilliant insights about a soul's purpose, the moon's phases, and ways we can use nature and the celestial sky to help support our earthly journey. You don't want to miss this episode.
What I'm Reading
I haven't always been an avid reader. I go in spells. I set a goal this year to read a book a month and in this episode, I share what I'm reading and why.
Sit and Get w/Elsa Santos
Sticky attended a sound bath and tarot card reading event where she was guided to "sit and rest" in response to her question on growing her business. Sit she did, and wait til you hear what fell into her lap! Join Sticky and her guest, Elsa Santos from Azorean Cafe as they recount what transpired and announce plans for an amazing island adventure and yoga retreat in the Azores.
Healing Past Pain w/Maureen Guroff
Sticky interviews Maureen Guroff, a Reiki Master and Life Coach with Heart Energy Wellness. Maureen shares about her personal journey from trauma to transformation. She offers practical wisdom for beginning your own healing process.
Becoming More You w/Kate Mackin
Himalayan Institute of Pittsburgh President and one of Sticky's favorite yoga instructors, Kate Mackin enlightens listeners on the true definition of yoga (you'll be surprised)! She also addresses common yoga misconceptions, talks about meditation and other gems designed to help you find your true self.
Finding Inner Light w/Kelly Brown
Inner Light Soulful Shop & Wellness Retreat owner, Kelly Brown experienced a profound spiritual awakening tied to the work of Julia Cameron and The Artist's Way. She dishes on creativity, light, love, and lots in between. Have your Google search bar open as you may want to learn more about phenomena that may awaken your own spirit!
Time to Live
Has the pandemic shifted your perspective of time- how you spend it, how much of it you have or don't have, and what you'd rather be doing with it? Hear an inspiring story about a man who got a second chance with life and how he now chooses to live with more authenticity, fulfillment and fun.
In a Funk?
We all slip into funks- maybe more so now than ever. Even your host Sticky has found herself in a funk. What does she do when the going gets tough? Listen to find out how she is getting back on track -just in time for Season 2!
Celebrate Your Birthday!
Go ahead! You have permission to celebrate yourself. Go all out. Learn about yourself and reflect on who you are, just as Sticky does in this episode.
Where's Fear Hiding?
Do you know which type of fear pattern is your dominant type? Are you aware of how it could be holding you back? Listen to learn how to shift fear-based habits into more courageous ones.
Making Change Stick
Let's be real... Most of us would love to quit a bad habit, add a new healthy habit or change something about our lives. Learn tried and true (evidence-based!) strategies to finally make those changes take hold.
Create a Vision Board
Are you interested in learning how to create a vision board that actually works? Don't let the disappointment of broken resolutions bring you down this new year. Have fun and get crafty with your goals and dreams!
Trusting Your Intuition
Why do so many people struggle with listening to their intuition? Why aren't they acting on what they know to be their inner wisdom? Learn strategies to access, trust and act on intuitive nudges to be in alignment with your highest self.
Creating Daily Practices
If you knew that you could take control of your life by incorporating a consistent daily routine, would you? We meet this challenge with lots of resistance, but it is doable and worth the effort. Learn practical steps for establishing and maintaining a morning ritual that can make all the difference in your world.
Let's Get Unstuck!
Sticky considered herself to be a pretty highly-evolved human until she dove into the world of Life Coaching. She shares about a personal experience that she didn't realize was holding her back. Learn how two powerful coaching concepts- spiritual bypass and an exercise called Name, Claim, Offer, Invite- expedited healing and growth.
Taking Tech Breaks
Have you ever considered taking a break from social media, television or even music? Learn strategies to minimize the "noise" in your environment so you can experience more peace in your day-to-day. Discover why Sticky is a social media virgin (and plans to keep it that way) even while building a business in 2021.
Yoga and Mindfulness
Find out what happened when Sticky followed her curiosity over 25 years ago and learn what foundational practice came from that one courageous decision. See what you can incorporate to create more peace in your life.
Dreams to Remember
Chances are you're stifling your heart's desires. Learn how acknowledgement of even your wildest dreams is the first step in fulfilling them. Find out how your host, Sticky set out to achieve her top aspirations and some key concepts that can help you do the same. Seriously.
Before We Die
We all have hopes and dreams we are meant to experience in our lifetimes. Most of us don't answer their call. Find out what the dying regret and the living want, but so very few pursue. Be a changemaker in your own life, and start this life-changing journey with me, your host, Sticky!