Healthy Relationships: How to Have a Difficult Conversation, Ep.133

We’ve all done that thing - we have to talk about something uncomfortable - but we don’t want to. Deep down, we know we should have a conversation, but the anticipation is so uncomfortable that we avoid it. We might be fearful of how the other person is going to react; or we don’t want to start a fight; or we just don’t want to experience the emotional discomfort.  Avoidance of discomfort can seem like the right decision in the moment, but chronic avoidance can lead to negative stress reactions and unhealthy relationship experiences. In today’s episode, I share the formula for having courageous conversations, from Singleton and Linton’s (2005) book Courageous Conversations About Race. 

#133 | Season 6: Rejoice! Ep. 7


#132 “Healthy Relationships: How to Have a Difficult Conversation” Show Notes - Links and References:    

Courageous Conversations About Race,...

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Empowering a New You: Healing from Narcissistic Abuse with Vicky Alercia Ep. 132

“We deserve to live healthy lives in every aspect possible,” states Vicky Alercia, Licensed Professional Counselor. Vicky joins me on this week’s episode and discusses her passion for helping others achieve “true freedom” from narcissistic abuse through healing, empowerment, collaboration, and advocacy. She shares her own story of healing and growth after her experience of divorce, narcissistic abuse, and toxic family relationships.  Vicky talks about her mission to help others speak up for themselves, heal after leaving toxic relationships, and engage in a journey of self-love and true freedom with faith and hope. 


You are not alone. If you have ever found yourself in a relationship that makes you think “something doesn’t feel right here” or that makes you ask yourself, “am I crazy?” - this episode might help you. Vicky and I discuss important aspects of healing with a holistic, relational, and...

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Self-Love + Authenticity = What's your score?! Ep. 131

What is so important about self-love and authenticity? How do they fit together? I can tell you that in my life, I was not always comfortable being my authentic self. There were times that I did not like myself very much. I have made an intentional effort to continuously learn and grow - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit. When you spend time learning about yourself and increasing your self-awareness, authenticity, and self-love you are better equipped to experience balance, confidence, and joy. 


How do you rate on self-love and authenticity? Tune in to discover how a healthy level of self-love can help you experience less stress, more confidence, and authentic joy!! Learn how to raise your score and show up authentically to enhance your love for self and the love that you share with others! Stay all the way to the end for your exclusive special offer for my Self-Love 101 Master Course to help you on your journey of being yourself and loving yourself authentically!


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Game Day and an emPOWERing message! Ep. 130

It’s Game Day and we are pulling a card for an emPOWERing message from the Wild Unknown Archetypes Deck and Guidebook by Kim Krans. Everything that we will talk about today comes from a place of LOVE!! There are a few VERY FUN things coming up and I am sharing my excited energy with you. I am also inviting you to call into your mind your question, your energy, and your wish for seeking clarity in your LiFE, LoVE, and/or BiZ!! I pull a card and make meaning of it and invite you to explore your reactions - body, mind, heart, soul, and spirit! What is coming our way?! Let’s connect and make some special meaning for our lives today! 


#130 | Season 6: Rejoice! Ep. 4

#130 “Game Day and an emPOWERing message!” Show Notes - Links and References:    

I invite you to call into your mind an intention, something you would like guidance or clarity on as we prepare for our card pull and reading!


When I recorded this episode, a few...

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emPOWERment circle for women in biz! Ep. 129

What is an emPOWERment circle and WHY do I need one?! Find out here!


We are gathering today for an emPOWERMent circle for women in biz!! Have you ever met someone who shared a tip or piece of advice with you that was TRANSFORMATIONAL?! Or, maybe it was their positive ENERGY and ENTHUSIASM that felt magnetic and uplifting?! Or, maybe someone offered a bit of MAGIC encouragement that gave you the boost of confidence and drive you needed to move forward on your goal?!


I have experienced ALL of these things (and more!). And I am SO EXCITED to create a space to spread that energy and share positive vibes with you!! This episode delivers information and inspiration to help you connect with yourself and other women in biz to lift each other up. We will engage together in a mindful, intention-setting exercise with encouragement to reflect on how to apply the information and practice in your life to join in the spirit of elevation, advocacy, connection, and empowerment!


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What is your WHY?! Ep. 128

What drives you?! What is your passion and purpose and mission in this life - what gets you out of bed in the morning? In this episode, I share my WHY and invite you to explore and share your WHY!!

I also break down the NEW intro for Season 6. Get to know me better personally and understand the mission of this podcast. I encourage you to take action to use your WHY for empowerment and advocacy too! Use your passion, purpose, mission, and vision to share the love and spread the power!


What is your WHY?!! 

#128 | Season 6, Ep. 2

#128 “What is your WHY?!” Show Notes - Links and References:    

What drives you?! What is your passion and purpose and mission in this life - what gets you out of bed in the morning? In this episode, I share my WHY and invite you to explore and share your WHY!!

I also break down the NEW intro for Season 6. Get to know me better personally and understand the mission of this podcast. I encourage you to take action...

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Rejoice! Ep.127

Rejoice and celebrate with me! We are back together for Season 6 of the Empowered By Design Podcast, and I am so excited to connect with you for this fun and empowering season! In today’s episode, I read the message for all of us - angel number 808 - from “The Angel Numbers Book: How to Understand the Message Your Spirit Guides Are Sending to You” that I recently purchased at the Comfy Cozy Apothecary Shop in Nazareth, Pennsylvania. 


I share our plan and theme for Season 6 and invite you to reflect on the angel message - “do something special for yourself today in celebration of all you’ve accomplished!” DM me and tell me how you are celebrating!


#127 | Season 6, Ep. 1

#127 “Rejoice!” Show Notes - Links and References:    

Rejoice and celebrate with me! We are back together for Season 6 of the Empowered By Design Podcast, and I am so excited to connect with you for this fun and empowering season!...

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BEST OF: Make More Money! Ep.126

What is BLOCKING you from Making More Money?! Learn some common energetic BLOCKS that might be getting in your way of attracting the money you desire.  And, learn tips to shift your energy TODAY so that you will Remove your Energetic Money BLOCKS and Attract the Money FLOW!


It’s HERE!!! - the first episode in the EmPOWERed BIZ Series – a collection that empowers you to Make More Money! As a psychologist, I help people reduce stress and welcome balance, peace, and joy.  I am applying those psychological  concepts and strategies to help you accomplish your professional goals – level up and make more money!!  


In this episode, I discuss 3 important steps: Remove Energetic Money Blocks, Nurture Your Relationship with Money Right Now, and Make Room for More Money in your Life!!  Stop playing small.  Make a shift today that will get the ball rolling and move your energy towards your goals!!


What is BLOCKING you...

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BEST OF: Dreaming Is My Superpower! Ep.125

Come, Fly with Me! In this episode, I share one of my FAVORITE dreams and the inspiring significance it has delivered in my life.  My Come, Fly with Me Dream empowered me to nurture my adventurous spirit and to pursue my professional dream. I treasure the people in my life who have encouraged me, supported me, mentored me, and flown with me while I chase my dreams with passion and intentional vision.  Dreams while sleeping, dreams awake - they have the power to connect us with our spirit energy and to reveal the whispers of our souls. I discuss the process that I use to explore and understand the meaning of dreams. Dreaming is my superpower; what is yours??! 

Share your superpower with me!  DM me @dr_lyz on Instagram

This summer we are re-releasing our favorite episodes of the podcast (and yours!). We will be back with brand new episodes for Season 6 on 8-08-23!


 #125 | “BEST OF” Summer Series #3 (Originally aired May, 2021 Episode 18).


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BEST OF: Making Marriage FUN with my husband, Chad! (Pt. 2), Ep.124

We are back for Part 2 of our love story!! (Stay tuned all the way to the end for our fun rendition of the not-so-newlywed game! And see who wins!) In this candid conversation with Chad - the love of my life - we pick up the conversation discussing the challenging aspects of our marriage and how we make it work! We have learned to appreciate our differences as complimentary: I love change. He hates it. I’m a spender. He’s a saver. I take risks. He plays it safe. I’m a talker. He is a man of few words (tune in, you’ll see!).

We give ourselves a grade on making time for ourselves in our relationship. (Chad says B+ because “there is always room for improvement!”) We chat about our dreams and vision for the future! (Chad wants a new house with hunting land!) And, we highlight the important aspects of our relationship and how we have honored our differences as complimentary while using our personal strengths to build a strong and trusting foundation...

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