Following The Nudges

  • Letting Go Affirmations

    Is there something you need to let go of to live your life more alive?

    Listen to these affirmations to help you let go. 

  • 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.
  • Walking In Your Own Shoes

    Have you ever looked at memories from when you were a baby and thought about who you have become since then? Autumn Shields was going through old boxes she had laying around when she came across her old baby shoes that were dipped in bronze. This took her back in time and made her introspect on how much she had changed not only since she was born, but even within the last 5 years. It’s easy to get stuck looking ahead at your future and not realize who you are or what you have become. If you have been feeling stuck, not enough, or are in a scarcity mindset, tune into this episode. The exercises Autumn Shields gives you will help you build confidence and will allow you to be grateful for where you have come from, what you have accomplished, and for who you are today. 

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

    • Who we are, walking into 2022.
    • Discovering who we want to be in the world.
    • Putting action toward living fully alive this year as our true, authentic self.
  • Spreading The Love

    Have you noticed all of the help wanted signs posted in your neighborhood? Businesses are struggling to stay open as the pandemic looms over us. The ripple effect can be seen in all areas of our life.  As we hear more and more about Covid, new variants and more mandates it seems endless. What makes it worse is the little understanding people seem to have for one another. In this episode, Autumn Shields speaks out about spreading more love and light to the people around us. When we start building each other up, rather than being divisive, we can build a better society. Autumn Shields is a speaker, author, podcaster and entrepreneur. She was a police victim advocate in Colorado and during her career she was able to assist thousands of crime victims. While she was working in this field and helping raise four children, Autumn started building a business in social marketing with a health and wellness company.  Within a few years she was promoted to the top 2% in her company. She now lives a life by design and helps others do the same.  If you have been struggling with how much negativity is in the world right now, tune in to see how you can help contribute more kindness to the world. 

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

    • Understanding how everyone struggles differently
    • What you can do to start spreading kindness and creating a change
    • Tools to help you create a different environment & experience for yourself 

    Connect with Autumn Shields:

    Website:  http://www.AutumnShields.com

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/738561083314286/?ref=share

    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/livingyourlifealive/

    Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/thenudges/

  • Letting Go Of Hurt To Live More Fully Alive

    Has there been certain events or people that hurt you in your life that you are having a hard time letting go of? What do you do with that hurt? How do you process trauma? Everyone has gone through the trials and tribulations of their own life, but how that hurt is dealt with, is what really matters. Join Autumn Shields as she opens up about the hurt she has experienced not only around her, but  in her own life as well. You will walk away from this episode being able to recognize the hurt you’re hanging on to, if you’ve created an identity around your hurt, and tools to help you let go of that hurt so you can live life more fully alive. If you’re having trouble letting go and accepting how you have been hurt throughout your life, don’t miss out on this episode! 

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

    • Identifying the hurt you have buried or that you need to let go of.
    • Taking on your hurt as an identity.
    • Visualizations and more tools that can help you cope

    Connect with Autumn Shields:

    Website:  http://www.AutumnShields.com

    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/738561083314286/?ref=share

    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/livingyourlifealive/

    Linkedin:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/thenudges/

  • What’s The Worst That Can Happen?

    Got worry? Are there times your mind comes up with every bad scenario and you can’t seem to shut it off? Do you get overwhelmed and feel drained from constant worry and anxiety? Constant worrying, negative thinking, and expecting the worst can take a toll on your emotional and physical health. Autumn Shields brings in Jen Costantino to discuss what it’s like being a chronic worrier and how Jen overcomes it daily by implementing certain tools. When situations come up that are out of your control, you can ask yourself, what’s the worst that can happen? In result, your brain doesn’t spiral down an irrational path of what ifs. Join Autumn Shields and Jen Costantino as they break the cycle of worry and they start focusing on taking control where they CAN, and you can too! 

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

    • Where worry comes from and how it’s adopted as a belief system
    • Breaking the cycle 
    • Tools you can implement daily to worry less
  • 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.

  • The Importance of Letting GO and Affirmations

    Are there things in your life that are no longer serving you? Are you struggling with letting go?  If you know that these “things” in your life no longer serve you, then why is it so hard to shut the door on them and move on? Autumn Shields jumps straight into what season three is all about; letting go and accepting change. In this episode, Autumn talks about the general feeling of fear we all go through when life starts showing us that it’s time to let go, so we can make room for new and improved opportunities or relationships. You will be given exercises to help you work through that fear, gain the confidence you’ll need to walk into the unknown, and finally be able to live on the other side of fear by letting go. Stay tuned this season as each episode will bring you new tools to use and relatable success stories of people who are now living bigger, fuller, and bolder lives just like you can!

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

    • Why is it so important to let go of what is not serving you.
    • What is on the other side of letting go
    • Affirmations to use, create and share

  • How to Create a Clear Vision for Your Life

    A new year is coming!  Regardless of when you are listening to this show you can implement what you will learn from this show year around. Allow yourself to be open to receiving these great tools and all the good that is coming!

    Are you living your life with intention or just “doing” life?  Are you manifesting the things you truly desire, or do you find yourself settling lately?  Are you feeling the nudge to step into your calling but you are resistant to it?

    You have the power within you to step into a life you desire and are being called to live.  Teri talks about the nudges in her own life and how they helped direct her to step into her calling and what happened when she didn’t follow the nudges.  She also shares how to work with intention daily and shares tools on how to manifest the things you desire.

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

    • How following life’s nudges can guide your life.
    • How being intentional at the end of the day, allows things to come to you instead of having to be in place of pushing.
    • How putting pen to paper or doing a vision board, your brain generates new ideas and allows you to act as if it has already happened.
    • When you visualize what you want and tap in into the emotion of it, the energy aligns and where the magic happens.