My wife lost seventy pounds in six months on Health Coach Cheryl’s “Simple Swaps to Slim Down” program. She didn’t have to count calories.
She didn’t have to go to the gym and she didn’t have to eat less than she wanted to.
Health Coach Cheryl has lived her own program for over twenty years, through necessity at first. Now she is an evangelist for eating foods that can transform your life.
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I had an amazing time interviewing Cheryl today in her White City home.
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Even though I didn’t realize it, my number one mission in life was to make sure I failed at whatever I did.
On the surface, it didn’t look like that. I was a positive go-getter who was always moving forward. Yet, the stories I kept telling myself, stories I’d learned from my childhood, kept telling me that I wasn’t really good enough or worthy enough to really ‘succeed’ in life.
We tell ourselves these stories all the time. However, I have since discovered that we change those stories through the process of inner and enlightening transformation.
It is said that you become the environment you place yourself in, which is why success driven people associate with as many ‘successful’ people as possible.
Even though I did that, I discovered that my environment was mostly in my head and my head wasn’t telling me great things about myself. Plus, my head went wherever I went. There was no getting away from it.
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I say it a lot because I really mean it.
It wasn’t until I started the journey into the depths of me that many of the things I’d been told, especially by motivational speakers, actually took root and began to bear fruit and develop meaning in my life.
Until I began living from the inside out, what I saw, heard and read went in bright and shiny but came out muddy and confusing.
Although everything that goes in has some form of impact, it didn’t produce a garden because I was planting the seeds in “clay”.
Jesus the Christ talked about this when he said that it’s not what goes into a person that makes a difference but instead what comes out that shows the person’s heart.
Get ready to prepare yourself as fertile ground and learn how to live from the inside out. The fruits will be amazing.
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Being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness but of inner strength that can lead to intimacy.
On my journey of inner transformation I have discovered the need to ‘open up’ and be vulnerable to another person. In turn, the other person needs to create an environment of safety in order to allow that openness to happen. This is when healing can happen in the deepest way.
This is the case with Edrina and me. She can open up to me and become vulnerable because I create the trust and safety she needs in order to tell me and show me her inner most self. And she creates the trust and safety that I need in order to tell her when I am hurting on the inside.
This ‘poverty of being’, when we seem to be at our lowest but able to share with someone else, can create a deep sense of intimacy.
When we can experience that deep and intimate trust in another human being, it is easier to become intimate and trusting with God, the healer of all hurts.
This intimacy, this trust, this vulnerability is born of love and it is love that binds our wounds, strengthens us and eventually brings us into wholeness.
God is love.
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(Photo Credit: My 8 year old granddaughter!!)
I didn’t love myself for the first fifty-seven years of my life. I thought I did. But I didn’t. Oh yeah, I’m fifty-seven and a half years old as I write this.
Because I didn’t love myself, I also couldn’t feel the love that others had for me. I could love them but I couldn’t ‘feel’ their love for me.
I projected this onto God. God was “enough” for me but when my spiritual director, Barb Wright, asked if I felt that I was ‘enough’ for God, I couldn’t answer.
The cat that strolled into my life a month ago revealed something to me.
Also in this episode: How I had limited my view of God. Maybe you’re doing this too?
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One day, Moses asked God what God’s name was. God said, “I Am”.
God never said “I Was” or “I Will be”.
When I lived in the past, which doesn’t actually exist, I lived a life of stress because I kept reliving in the story of abuse. It kept me pinned down. It manifested itself through me as lack of confidence, fear, anger, guilt, loneliness, isolation, self-sabotaging. Even though, on the surface, I was a go-getter, a doer, a people helper, a fun person, living in my abused childhood past absolutely kept me pinned down. I was living the “I Was” experience.
As I lived in the future, which also doesn’t exist, I was seen as a positive visionary always seeing great things for myself and others. In my mind I was successful, on top of the world. However, I came into the awareness that the main reason I kept looking into the future was because I hated who I was in the present. I kept projecting a better future version of me. I was living the “I Will Be” experience.
Both of these kept me pinned down in a life of stress, fear and anxiety.
I have come to know that all you ever have is the present moment. When I learned to accept and live in this present moment I discovered the key that unlocked the inner peace, inner joy, and inner strength that already dwells in me, untapped.
In discovering the present moment I also discovered God as I had never discovered God before. My life has never been the same.
Don’t live in the past ‘I Was’. Don’t live in the future ‘I Will Be.”
Live and be in the present moment “I Am.”
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Ray Boutin and Performance Realty in SE Saskatchewan.
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The biggest storms in life are not always those that rage around us but those that are going on inside of us. The sad thing is that we don’t realize they’re there. We just see the surface eruptions like sadness, anger, unsettled, unconfident.
These eruptions may even be cleverly disguised as being a fun person, being driven to good things for others, humility, feeling driven to succeed and a host of other seemingly positive attributes. All good things but the motivation behind them may be skewed.
Usually, once a week, I have to clean our retreat centre. When I’m feeling lazy I look at the carpet and think it looks okay. Then I begin to vacuum. That’s when I begin to notice the dirt that’s actually on the carpet and realize that it did, in fact, need to be cleaned. I had to get up close and begin the process in order to notice it. Standing off at a distance didn’t show me anything.
When you take the time to bring your life into the quiet, that’s when you notice, when you become aware of, the issues in your life that need healing.
Thankfully, we don’t need to be the ones doing the ‘vacuuming’. God does that. We just need to bring our lives into the quiet, into the present moment and allow the healing to happen. Does it hurt emotionally? Sometimes. But, I love walking barefoot on a beautiful, soft and fully clean carpet.
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I was so busy ensuring I was connected with my technologies, my apps, my phones, my computers and the overflow of my busy life that I couldn’t see the “connectedness” that would truly transform me from the inside out.
I lived on the ‘outside’ of my life and kept it shallow, at least for me.
The result was that I lived on a platform of fear, anger and anxiety, constantly putting myself down, and living out the programming I internalized from an abused childhood. I needed to undress from the clutter of the external life I had created and clothe myself in a grace that stemmed from within.
In podcast episode 47, Edrina said, “Once you get the inside right, the outside takes care of itself.” That’s the journey I’ve been on. The journey inward. Allowing myself to fall apart, to become vulnerable and powerless so I can fall back together and discover how amazing life can be. To see through a heart that is free and peaceful, no longer enslaved.
The journey to rediscover your inner and amazing self will connect you to the Divine (whom I call God), to others and to the world and the universe around you in a way you could never imagine. This connection will bring you inner peace, inner joy, inner strength.
It will root you in the present moment, removing the stress of the past and the anxiety of the future. And who doesn’t want that?
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Growth is painful. Change is painful. But almost nothing is as painful as being stuck where you don’t belong.
When you’re not living your true amazing self, then you may be in a career you didn’t want, dealing with a relationship that’s not going how you intended, and generally living a life that’s being limited by, well…. You.
Today I talk about this and how it affected my life and how I went through the process of getting unstuck.
I also talk about how you can help support this podcast and learn a new hobby. I have two “on demand” online courses I teach that are very popular.
One is a masterclass in photography for beginners and the other is on how to build a website quickly and easily and with no coding.
They are inexpensive, popular and packed with valuable information.
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Photography Course: http://www.LearnPhotographyForBeginners.com/
Website Course: http://www.FastWebsiteBuilderCourse.com/
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Here’s something to help you rise above your anger.
Anger is often an expression of fear but it’s definitely your body trying to tell you something about yourself. I remember being so angry, in fact I would be in a rage, that I would punch holes in walls, break furniture and make my family scared. I played mind games with my wife without even realizing it.
Today, I want to show you how to rise above your anger, like I did, by using a simple technique I learned and kept applying to my life.
If you were to ask my wife now how I am now compared to what I used to be you’d get a night and day comparison. I am very much more peaceful than I have ever been.
I don’t have those extreme swings in emotion. I still get angry occasionally but it’s not that violently erupting volcano of emotion that destroys everything it encounters. Today, I’m enjoying the new me.
This podcast starts with my visit to a Naturopathic Doctor who I discovered has a similar persona to me, where diversity is the only consistency. Join me in today’s podcast….
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00:00 Intro and my journey to see a Naturopath Doctor
12:20 Dealing with Anger
IMAGE: Will and Edrina Sinclair - "Before and After"
Healing your self image and learning to love yourself seems to be very difficult for many to do.
In this week’s podcast Edrina Sinclair talks about her self-image and how she translated her self-image to her weight until she realized that her body was just her shell, not her true inner self. Edrina shares what brought her to that point of personal transformation and how she is learning how to love herself.
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Many of us have made our lives so ‘busy’ because we have fallen into the trap of believing that being busy is a good thing. “The devil finds work for idle hands,” is an expression my mom used to say. Yet, most of the great religions in the world, including Christianity, discovered that our bodies, our minds, our souls are craving for quiet, for periods of great silence.
A large sign hangs in our retreat center with a quote from Mother Teresa, “Souls of great prayer are souls of great silence.” This is counter-cultural for our western world which thrives on busyness.
It’s much easier to be busy than to discover who you truly are and tap into the greatness that’s already you. Today’s message: SLOW DOWN.
As a child, I learned to become a people pleaser. Even though I wasn’t aware of it, what I really craved was love and acceptance. Through the dysfunctions of life I adopted the paradigm that love was conditional. You had to earn it. So, I pleased as many people as would allow me.
As an adult it transferred to also doing the “right thing”. Even failing became the right thing, because to some it meant you were at least out there trying, and I pleased them too. With God, I was afraid to do the wrong thing in case it displeased God.
Learning to calm and silence my mind, when it needed to be, helped me to drop all that from my body like old clothing. I became aware of the real and true me. I came into a deeper knowing of God and my awareness of what oneness with God and everything developed.
Although I still struggle at times with the need to please, my belief in and the awareness of who I truly am has evolved. It was in there already. I just had to rediscover it.
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You're never too old Daisy Low!
Who is Daisy Low? Discover who Daisy Low is and how her life in the early 1900’s may have affected your life today.
This woman, while her life was falling apart, ended up helping transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of girls throughout North America and possibly around the globe. Her life will inspire you.
Today’s message? YOU’RE NEVER TOO OLD or too young.
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We need to be the face of love for others - The Power of the Volunteer
In podcast 42 I talked about writing a book and said that I sucked at the marketing. Well, Dr. Wayne Dyer said that ‘When the student is ready, the teachers will appear” and I was amazed at what I discovered on a shelf that very night.
Plus I talk about the power of the awesome volunteer greeter.
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If it’s true that you slowly become the environment you place yourself in, what environment are you placing yourself in to become the person you want to become?
People who are successful at what they do usually surround themselves with and associate with people who are already “successful” in that field.
Sometimes we have to create that environment to the best degree we can. Today, for my last podcast of 2016, I give a quick review of some of the books I’ve been listening to or reading that have helped me in creating my environment.
Join me in today’s year-end podcast.
Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is the challenging part. In this podcast Edrina and I talk about how Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love, using his 5 love languages, transformed our relationship. This is an amazing tool you will use over and over again once you have quickly learned to recognize both yours and your partner’s love language. Which one is yours? Join us in our 40th podcast!
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Dr. Gary Chapman’s 5 Love Languages Web Site: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/
One of the great keys to attaining inner peace in your life is through the process of quieting and calming your mind through the practice of silence.
Today I explain how to practice this mystical art of silence that unlocks so many doors of true inner transformation for you.
Whether the person you are forgiving is alive or not, or hasn't even apologized to you, forgiveness is one of the most important keys in your journey toward inner healing of even the deepest of wounds.
Remember that forgiveness is NOT an emotion or a feeling. "Forgiveness" is a decision, though hard to make at times, will keep you from living in the often times turmoiled surface of your life. Unforgiveness will prevent you from reaching the "depths" where peace and strength and and inner joy preside.
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What happens when your relationship isn’t going as well as you expected? Maybe it’s even downright miserable. What can you do?
Relationships can be hard. We know. Edrina and I have been together for almost thirty years and, although it’s great now, it wasn’t easy.
I think we literally failed our way to success in our relationship.
Assuming that you’re not in physical danger, in which case you need to get to safety, here are some things you may wish to look at.
Join me as Edrina and I discuss issues from our own relationship, what it felt like, what happened and what was done about it.
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“True progress usually only happens when you live on the edge of your comfort zone.” – Seth Spears
Anyone who has “succeeded” in life has pushed their perceived boundaries and excelled into a new found freedom of living.
On the journey to re-discovering the Real You, your True Self and the greatness that you already are, you need to move outside of your comfort zone. You need to stop being a spectator and become a participant in your own life story.
Moving outside of your comfort zone often means facing some of the giants in your life, perceived or real, from your past or your present.
Join Will in today’s podcast as he talks about getting out of your comfort zone… Experience True Freedom.
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We teach our kids to be independent, to stand up on their own two feet, to have their own opinions, write their own scripts for life, to rise to the top, to depend on no-one and to be the masters of their own success.
Yet, there many highly effective and ‘successful’ people who will tell you that this worldly viewpoint does not lead us to lasting success.
We are all connected to a much larger whole and we all are all interdependent on that whole. We are as interdependent on those around us as we are on the air we breathe to survive.
Listen as Will unfolds the story of interdependence as a key to our success in living a fruitful life.
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This talk isn’t for everyone. It’s for those who are ready. This talk is different.
The world doesn’t like to see failure, yet ask anyone who is “successful” in life and you’ll see someone who has failed many times.
Any motivational speaker will talk about getting back up, and it’s not how often you fall but what you do when you get back up.
Yet, this talk is different. It’s not for everyone. To truly succeed in this life, to discover the Real True You, it is mandatory that you fail. It is a prerequisite to success.
This episode’s quote is from Ray Bradbury, “You will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall.”
Today we talk about how the forest fires and hurricanes in your life can bring what you need to grow.
Begin by giving yourself permission to fail. Only then can you begin to succeed.
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Why you don’t need to fight the “evils” and bad habits in your life. It doesn’t work anyway. Here’s what you NEED to do.
Using external things like your job or what people think of you to validate yourself will only provide temporary relief in your life.
Why using your ‘ego’ to define you will never work and what you need to do about it.
PLUS an awesome quote, life hack tip AND an absolutely hit recipe for spareribs in sauce.
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