Living Alive

  • The Mind Of A First Responder

    Have you found the perfect career for you? Your calling?  The place where you feel totally alive?  Has the same thing that made you feel totally alive caused you harm emotionally, psychologically, or physically? In today’s episode, Autumn is bringing on her dear friend and first responder, who experienced just that. First responders never know what a day on the job is going to look like. Also, many are not prepared for what years of service will ultimately cost them. While they often deal with dangerous and life-threatening situations, the trauma and emotional stress that comes with their day-to-day life can take a toll on their mental health.  While they are taught how to learn how to use tools to save other’s lives, they rarely are given the tools on how to cope with the stress of the job or save their own life when faced with thoughts on not wanting to live anymore.  In this episode, Luis Martinez demonstrates courage, not by putting on a uniform and fighting fires, but by stepping into this space to share how he had to ask for help to learn to live his life alive again. He shares how hard it is for first responders to cope with the events that take place, techniques that help him cope, and why asking for help can be so hard. Luis is a retired Denver FireFighter Technician, with over 28 years in the fire service and 33 years in EMS. He recently completed his Master of Science in Organizational Leadership at Regis University. He is also teaching fire safety in Denver and moving forward in his career in fire safety with other departments. Tune in to better understand the mind of a first responder and techniques that may help you, a friend, or a loved one live on the other side of suffering. 

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • A deeper understanding into the life of a first responder
    • How changing the narrative can change how you live 
    • Healthy coping mechanisms that can help anyone deal with traumatic experiences
    • Different ways to ask for help when you need it

  • Finding Gratitude! Does It Really Matter?

    Do you want more from your life? More happiness? Better health? Deeper relationships? Increased productivity? What if there is one strategy that can help you in all of those areas? One strategy that can help is to develop the habit of gratitude! In this episode, Autumn Shields talks about reflection, the highlight reel of our lives, and gratitude so we know how to move forward with more depth, more understanding, and more clarity of what helps each of us live fully alive. Giving thanks and expressing gratitude is one of the oldest concepts in society. It reminds us of how special, beautiful, and blessed our lives are even when we are faced with challenging, stressful, and overwhelming situations. If you’re wondering how gratitude can impact your life or you’re looking for ways to infuse your life with more appreciation and thankfulness, don’t miss this episode!

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • Reflecting on the last year of our lives.
    • What gratitude is
    • Ways to introduce gratitude into your daily routine.
  • Turning Down The Noise

    Did you know that there are hidden forces we encounter everyday that can change our thinking and affect our behavior? Have you ever thought about how everything you see and listen to on a daily basis can affect you? There is so much ‘noise’ surrounding us as we live our day to day lives, it can be hard to realize how it influences us. In this episode, Autumn Shields breaks down what negative noises are, how we can recognize them in our own life, and steps to turn down that noise so we can start listening to our own voice instead. These negative noises constantly pull us one way or another by instilling some type of fear. All day long we are distracted from listening to our own voice by seeing signs on the side of the road, from non-stop notifications, and from always listening to radio stations, podcasts, or music. Autumn wants you to take your life into your own hands so you can start owning your truth and your voice. Don’t miss this week’s episode. It may be exactly what you needed to finally let go and start living your life alive.

  • Living Alive Around Frustrating People

    Do you find it hard to live your life fully alive while interacting with people who are negative? How can you better deal with frustrating people? Do people seem more on edge than normal as you are interacting with others? 

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • How to be yourself and not let others dim your light
    • How being protective of yourself can help
    • How to reflect in confrontation to grow 
  • Choosing To Live Life Fully Alive After Facing Death

    Are you holding on to stress? In today’s episode you will learn how to let go of that stress by using calming techniques. Susan Burdick is the founder, developer and teacher of the Restore for Life technique. Susan will share about fear, OCD, anxiety and how it can hold you back from living your life fully alive. 

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • How breathing and the Butterfly technique can help you relax 
    • How Restore for Life technique can help you live your life fully alive
  • I Am

    Are you feeling overwhelmed by our crazy world? Who are you telling the world you are? Join Autumn on a self-discovery journey today. You will learn the importance of and how to utilize the words ‘I Am’.

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • How ‘I Am’ statements can help you feel in control
    • The importance of self-affirmations
    • How to let the world know who you are

    To register for the “Step Into Your Authentic Self” virtual event click here:

  • Becoming Too Big To Take Offense

    Do you find yourself taking things personally? Do you have a hard time letting go when someone offends you? Perhaps someone offended you in the past and it’s holding you back from being able to live your life fully alive. 

    On today’s episode you will learn what to do with offenses to live your life with more ease and joy. 

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • How offenses can hold you back from living your life fully alive 
    • Choices we have when offenses occur. 
    • How forgiveness can free you from offenses 

    To register for the “Step Into Your Authentic Self” virtual event click here:

  • Silencing Your Inner Critic

    Do you realize how much you talk to yourself?  Are you aware of your inner critic?  Do you hear this constant chatter box?  And what is she or he saying to you all day long?  Are you listening?

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • How to recognize what you are saying to yourself
    • Learn tools on how to change negative thoughts into positive ones
    • How positive self-talk can help you live your life fully alive

    To register for the “Step Into Your Authentic Self” virtual event click here:

  • Living Alive In The Bedroom

    Do you feel like you are living your life alive sexually? Do you feel like you could be getting more out of your sex life? April Monica, a Female Empowerment and Sexuality Coach shares how to get out of your head and into your body to better enjoy the pleasure of sex. She guides women to awaken their sexuality by using ancient spiritual practices from Taoism and Tantra. But, don’t worry guys, you will receive information from this episode to enhance your life in the bedroom as well. 

    Here’s what we discussed in today’s episode:

    • How to evaluate what your beliefs and programming are about sex. 
    • How to get out of your head and into your body during sex. 
    • How to attract what you really desire sexually.
  • Playing The Comparison Game Can Bench You

    Are you caught up in life playing the comparison game? Do you find yourself comparing yourself to others in certain areas of your life? Do you find this helpful or hurtful? Is it serving you or paralyzing you? 

    In this episode:

    • You will learn tools to help you recognize when comparing yourself to others is not serving you. 
    • You will learn how to change your thoughts towards comparison and judgement. 
    • You will learn how you celebrate and live your life more alive by stepping out of the comparison game.