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Ep. 08

Changing directions/paths can be SCARY. How do we become more okay with it? This episode I talk about a season of massive change in my life and how I learned to sometimes let go of good in order to make room for better

I mention Episode 04 & Episode 07.

This podcast is all about YOU and the topics & guests that YOU want to hear. Your feedback on the episodes help shape Crying on my yoga mat into a community where we can grow TOGETHER. Is there something you’re curious about, need advice on, or want to hear a different perspective on? Do you want to celebrate more triumphs or relate to humans going THROUGH it?

Message me on Instagram so I know what you want to hear talked about in future episodes! Or send an email to jaydee@jaydeelyn.ca 

If you know anyone that would benefit from this content, please share it with them! If you share about the podcast on Instagram, make sure to tag me @cryingonmyyogamat so I can send you a message to personally thank you for listening.

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07 – With guest Paulina Rabcewicz

Paulina Rabcewicz is our guest this week and she talks about how, in her experience, putting yourself out there, going with the flow, and doing the work to get you where you want to go has worked out for her thus far!

Paulina is a podcast editor and creative director currently residing in Bali with her partner, and their adorable pup Charlie! She is obsessed with Greek salad, and finds joy in the little things of every day. Check out her aesthetic af (double Virgo) Instagram @paulinarabcewicz and be sure to follow her upcoming business over at @sweetp.studios. @francandiris is the anti-blue light eyewear company that she works with. Franc and Iris donates $15 from every pair of glasses sold to a charity, who uses the funds to pay for an eye test and prescription glasses for someone in need in a remote part of the world who couldn’t afford it themselves.

I reference Episode 06

This podcast is all about YOU and the topics & guests that YOU want to hear. Your feedback on the episodes help shape Crying on my yoga mat into a community where we can grow TOGETHER. Is there something you’re curious about, need advice on, or want to hear a different perspective on? Do you want to celebrate more triumphs or relate to humans going THROUGH it?

Message me on Instagram so I know what you want to hear talked about in future episodes! Or send an email to jaydee@jaydeelyn.ca 

If you know anyone that would benefit from this content, please share it with them! If you share about the podcast on Instagram, make sure to tag me @cryingonmyyogamat so I can send you a message to personally thank you for listening.

Theme music composed by Sean J Stevens of Harkening Deer. For meditations and further contemplative music like this, visit Harkeningdeer.square.site.

 

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Ep. 06

Franz Firdinand the Douglas Fir sapling (see episode art) brings us this episode’s topics of comparison & congruence!

I mention an exercise Pamela Song spoke of in Episode 05.

This podcast is all about YOU and the topics & guests that YOU want to hear. Your feedback on the episodes help shape Crying on my yoga mat into a community where we can grow TOGETHER. Is there something you’re curious about, need advice on, or want to hear a different perspective on? Do you want to celebrate more triumphs or relate to humans going THROUGH it?

Message me on Instagram so I know what you want to hear talked about in future episodes! Or send an email to jaydee@jaydeelyn.ca 

If you know anyone that would benefit from this content, please share it with them! If you share about the podcast on Instagram, make sure to tag me @cryingonmyyogamat so I can send you a message to personally thank you for listening.

Theme music composed by Sean J Stevens of Harkening Deer. For meditations and further contemplative music like this, visit Harkeningdeer.square.site.

 

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05 – With guest Pamela Song

Pamela Song joins us this episode to talk about the journey of self acceptance, finding her own voice and how she helps others do the same!

Pam is a Vocal Coach who founded Emberays (Embrace) Vocals from the little red dot in Singapore. In the field of vocal pedagogy, coaching and performing arts, she found her calling to help people gain a better understanding of their body and how to utilise and maximise their voice through vocal coaching.

With a specific focus on vocal health and performance, she has supported and coached many to overcome their vocal issues. Centred around a holistic approach of the mind, body and spirit, she believes that everyone has the right to vocal freedom and should have the chance to develop a healthy relationship with their own voice because their voice is not only important to yourself but the people that depend on you.

Her mission is to empower her clients with the tools to utilise & maximise their voice. In partnership, craft an intentional vocal brand that effortlessly communicates their unique vibe that will resonate with their audience.

Find Pam on Instagram @st.pams

In this, Pam references Episode 04 of Crying on my yoga mat in which I explain an exercise that can be used to help build a better internal narrative (I used it for affirmations)!

Feedback on the episode? Message me on Instagram so I know what you want to hear talked about in future episodes! @cryingonmyyogamat If you know anyone that would benefit from this content, please share it with them! Be sure to tag me on social so I can see what you’re loving & learning.

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Ep. 04

This episode I’m talking about affirmations and how borrowing the belief that others have in me has helped my confidence and may help yours!

Feedback on the episode? Message me on Instagram so I know what you want to hear talked about in further episodes! @cryingonmyyogamat If you know anyone that would benefit from the show, please share it with them! Be sure to tag me on social so I can see what you’re loving & learning.

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03 – With guest Jacqueline Ali

In this episode we speak with our guest Jacqueline Ali about the toxicity of self sabotage and how imposter syndrome limits our capacity for creativity.

Jacqueline is an entrepreneur who co-founded Maker Cube (a community makerspace) in Langley, BC with her husband Adam and their business partner Doug. In 2019 Jacqueline and her co-founders were recipients of Futurpreneur’s Entrepreneur of the year award for their contributions to helping small start ups.

Jacqueline LOVES to help people dive into their own creative journeys and you can follow hers @coastalmountaincalligraphy.

For more about Maker Cube, visit their website makercube.ca & find them on Instagram @makercube.

 

Feedback on the episode? Message/tag me on Instagram so I know what you want to talk about in further episodes! @cryingonmyyogamat

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Ep. 02

This episode we’re talking about how our “stuck” inner child can show up in our present day selves as well as some tips on how to be aware of the cycle and begin to step out of it.

Feedback on the episode? Message/tag me on Instagram! @cryingonmyyogamat

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Showering.

Today’s post is a voice note I recorded this morning in the tub!

I chat about my mentality when it comes to showers (and the effort that comes along with hygienic self care).

This is a vulnerable one! Raw, no edits.

Now I open up the conversation to YOU!

What is the experience of showering like for you?
Are there any routines or helpful mindsets that you have around how you take care of your stunning body?

Tell me about it in the comments, send me an email (press the envelope button below), or message me on Instagram!

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Excitement

I took this extremely candid (🚽) photo this morning after I had a really exciting mental moment.

During a typical stream of thinking, I had the thought that I’m excited for next year and what it will bring.

I, Jaydee, depressed for many years with little to no hope for the future or dreams, am excited for next year.

Tears (see photo) sprang to my eyes when I realized what I had just thought.

What this means to me:

•I’ve lived in what feels like survival mode for a very long time. There has not been much that has me eager to continue my existence long-term.

•Thinking of the future with a positive lense, rather than with trepidation or anxiety is HUGE.

•IT MEANS THAT THE WORK I’M PUTTING IN IS WORKING!!!!! 🥳🥳🥳💃 It means that the “courses” I take, the groups I involve myself in, the personal development, the things I read, the small choices and actions I make, and the conversations both internal and external have made a difference. The effort that’s gone in hasn’t been in vain.

What is it that I’m excited for?

There’s nothing specific.

*giggles* That is mind-blowing to past versions of myself. There is nothing happening for certain next year. I have no clue where I’ll be or what I’ll be doing. Yet I’m excited for the possibilities.

It doesn’t have to be another year of the same old; of repeating patterns and biding my time.

I have potential and so does my future.

There is a later version of myself with tears in her eyes thinking about this exact moment.

The moment I step into hope. When I realize that I am enough and I have what I need to create a life worth looking forward to. When I see that the doors around me are open; the gate to my cage is open and the key is in my hand.

The moment I shed my identity of sufferer. Yes, the pain is still there and it will always be valid. But that’s not who I am. I’m not made of broken bits, I am WHOLE.

So this is my victory selfie.

My honest visage.

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Leg Hair.

I cannot recall the last time I took a proper razor to my legs.

My skin has always hared it, becoming red and irritated. The “razor burn” and eventual ingrown hairs were painful and embarrassing. At some point I just started using electric trimmers and take it down to stubble level.

This took getting used to. Initially I was nervous about people feeling or seeing that I wasn’t smooth.

It’s a thing; to be convinced that others are occupied so much by your presence that they would notice something so small.
I must admit I have had to, as an adult, unlearn some seriously judgemental narratives about other peoples’ bodies and how they adorn them. That softening of my perception of others allowed space for me to become more comfortable with my body how I want it to be; though I am still discovering how exactly that is.

This year, since interacting with people has dwindled, I’ve not been thinking as much about the length of my body hair. It’s such a secondary thought that I’m not sure the last time I even trimmed my legs. Usually this would mean they stay covered, but this time I’ve worn a (calf-length) skirt to work.

Maybe surprisingly, I like my leg hair. It makes me smile when I see it and it’s fun to play with. It’s not soft. In fact, it still feels like stubble to the touch, though lengthy.

Today this is on my mind because I’m getting a new leg tattoo. Now, only the section where the tattoo will be needs to be clean shaven. The rest of my legs could very well remain hairy or be trimmed. Pretty sure the tattoo artist will not judge.

My mental struggle is with the fact that photos will be taken.
It’s common practice for artists to take photos of their work and post it on social media. Oftentimes they don’t name names or tag the person in the photos, as the emphasis is on the artist’s work.
I understand I could have anonymity.

There are a few thoughts at play here.
I don’t want the judgement. Even if I’m not tagged, I’ll see the posts and the comments. The perceived silent judgement would be on my mind (as it is when I’m unshaved in public).

Thing is, I’m getting another leg tattoo next month by an Indigiqueer artist and for that I will certainly leave my legs hairy. I know I will have absolute safety and acceptance in that community/space, both in person and on social.

So why am I overthinking the length of my leg hair today?
Today’s artist is new to tattooing, with a background in calligraphy. She’s a grown ass women and mother, yet I’m worried about messing with the aesthetic of her feed and portfolio? How wild.

More and more I ache for people to be able to show up in their bodies in the way that best suits them. Hairy or not hairy. Soft or firm or somewhere in between. Step by step I’m getting there in my own life, though it is an almost daily consideration.

Now I am off to get ready, which will include trimming my leg hairs because that is how I feel most secure today.
I will mourn my length loss until we meet again. 😋

As with many of my posts, this didn’t really have a purpose or an end. It was something that I felt I needed to say.
If you’re feeling some type of way, I see you. My heart is with you and you are never alone in this world or your struggles.

Addendum:

She didn’t even take pics 🤣 Gotta love overthinking!

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