Your SHEro's Journey

Your SHEro’s Journey Podcast, the place where you’ll learn how to connect more deeply with the rhythms of life, so that you can reclaim your power and your rightful place in the world as the wild, mysterious, and deeply connected women that you are. Join me as I guide you deeper on your own Journey back home to yourself, one where you can trust your deep inner knowing, and learn the tools to help you on your path.
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May 29, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is Denise Dare, who knows the importance of cultivating the practice of self-love, and how this practice can allow you to honour and see your beautiful self.

Denise is a dreamer, writer, mystic, and home-educating, hippy mom of two daughters. She is a thought leader who began The Self-Love Sisterhood online community in 2015. This year, she is offering her first online course, The Sacred Art of Self-Love, to help women honour and love their beautiful sacred selves.

Let’s catch up with Denise!


 In this episode, you'll hear:

  • Although self-love can be different for everyone, it embodies inquiry, awareness, and discovery.

  • When Denise was a teenager, she felt the self-doubt and started asking questions and reading personal development books.

  • Self-love has kept her afloat through challenges, failures, motherhood, etc.

  • Denise explains how self-love allows her to be the mom she wants to be.

  • Some of Denise’s favorite self-love practices include meditation, walking on the beach, yoga, meeting with girlfriends, etc.

  • The greatest gift Denise has received from self-love is that she knows she’s “good enough” and doesn’t have to question herself.

  • “Pain is for everyone, but suffering is our personal choice.”

  • “There is always room for more forgiveness.”

  • Denise advises surrounding yourself with supportive people and move others to the outer circle.

  • Denise uses self-love practices with her clients in giving them permission to do what they want and defining what “having it all” means to each of us.

  • She encourages her clients to meditate on what they want to “feel,” and determining what priorities matter most, and never losing the spirit of “play.”

  • How do you incorporate more self-love? Denise says to start with ONE thing. For her, the ONE thing was to say “I love you” in the mirror.

  • “Let it be inspired, not required.” (One of Denise’s favorite sayings)

  • For Denise, self-love includes gratitude, reading uplifting books, and nourishing the body.

  • She says to ask, “How can I nurture the little girl inside me?”

Top 4 Tips To From Denise:

  1. Practice gratitude for yourself

  2. Think about something you can add to your schedule that makes you feel loved

  3. Be playful

  4. Be open to sisterhood and ask for help when you need it


Favourite Quote:

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly.”  -Barbara Haynes Hewitt

Favourite Fictional Character:

Ayla from The Clan of the Cave Bears books

SuperShero Name:



About Denise Dare:

At the heart of Denise’s vision is co~creating a world where work feels like play, hugs are medicine, and love comes first.

Denise is a home educating Cali mama, writer, mystic, and thought leader, happily featured by Positively Positive, Tiny Buddha, Elephant Journal and other rad places on the interwebs.

When she’s not teaching the art of self love, bold self expression and vibrant alignment, you can find Denise dancing with her daughters in the kitchen, practicing yoga on and off the mat, and walking barefoot on the beach.

Her signature Write from the Heart sessions inspire visionaries to release the fear and doubt that make writing feel hard, so they can tune into their authentic voice and express their message with grace.

Discover how to love, live and write from the heart at


Connect With Denise Dare:






Interview Links And Resources:

Denise Dare's Website 

Self Love Sisterhood Group

Free Chakra Love Guide


May 1, 2016

Welcome! My guest today is SHEro Carrie Hensley, who will teach us how to incorporate a regular yoga practice into our daily lives, even if it’s just five minutes!

Carrie shares how yoga can change and empower your life.

Carrie wants to connect people to their inner awareness and mindfulness. She owned an award-winning yoga studio for seven years before opening her own online yoga studio, Sacred Sangha. 

Join us for some inspiration from Carrie!


In this episode, you'll hear:

  • One of her first yoga teachers infused mindfulness into yoga without her even realising it.
  • Mindfulness is awareness to thoughts, sensations, and emotions; it’s being in the present moment.
  • Carrie explains the differences and similarities in the styles of yoga she practices.

  • However you “come to the yoga mat” leads to personal growth and freedom.
  • Carrie’s motivation to begin yoga classes was that she wanted “Madonna arms.”
  • After Carrie’s first yoga class, the mental calming component taught her that yoga was much more than just exercise.
  • She started immediately looking for opportunities to learn to be a yoga teacher.
  • Her childhood was traumatic, and she has had eating disorders and even spent time in rehab; it’s been yoga that helped her come to wholeness.
  • Early on, yoga had more of an impact on Carrie, but then the mindfulness brought benefits in various areas of her life.
  • Carrie fits yoga into her everyday life; she practices 6 days/week, morning and evening.
  • “I’m a much nicer person when I’m practising yoga regularly.”
  • Some people who are new to yoga want to experience it in the privacy and comfort of their own home, so Carrie’s online yoga studio helps with that.
  • Sacred Sangha offers live online classes, both monthly and weekly, along with e-courses, monthly themes, retreats, and even a book club!
  • Carrie teaches breathing techniques, chanting, and meditation—exploring them all in her teaching.
  • The community aspect of Carrie’s online clients is a huge benefit.
  • One way to practice mindfulness is to keep a journal, writing down how you move throughout your days.
  • To begin incorporating yoga, look for beginner classes, but don’t be afraid to try different teachers until you find the right one for you.
  • There are many resources are available to help with yoga, meditation, and mindfulness.


Top 3 Tips To From Carrie:

  1. Practice everyday
  2. Schedule yoga into your calendar
  3. Practice with a sense of compassion and non-judgement


Favourite Quote:

“We’re all just walking each other home.” - Ram Dass

Favourite Fictional Character:

Mindy 'Hit Girl' Macready, from the movie Kickass

SuperShero Name:

The Heart Connector 

About Carrie Hensley:

Carrie's mission is to connect you to your inner guru through yoga, mindfulness and service. 

By turning our awareness inwards, we begin to connect to that place of intrinsic worth and Source the unique gifts that each of us brings into this lifetime. We live a more authentic and purpose driven life and are more adept at sharing our gifts with the world.

Her own life's path (dharma) is to serve.

Towards this endeavour, she's been teaching and practising yoga since 1998. She has had training in Ashtanga, Healthy Backs, Anusara, Forrest Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga for Seniors through Duke Integrative Medicine and Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction.

Carrie owned an award winning yoga studio for seven years before opening her online yoga studio, Sacred Sangha.


Connect With Carrie Hensley:






Interview Links And Resources:

Carrie Hensley's Website 

Carrie's Online Yoga Studio

Free Resources: Yoga classes, meditations, e-course and much more