Create Your Magical Life Alana Sheeren



Do you want to experience more happiness, love, ease and magic in your everyday? Explore how body, mind, heart and soul all work together to help you be the person you want to be. Join Alana and expert guests as you learn to love yourself more, spend more time feeling joy and happiness, navigate lifes challenges with more grace and have compassion for everyone around you. Whether youre taking baby steps or giant leaps, a life that feels truly magical is within reach!


  • 7 Keys to Creating a Magical Life

    7 Keys to Creating a Magical Life

    31/10/2016 Duration: 10min

    Today’s episode is a short one. It’s just me and I’ve got two things to share. The first is that the podcast is going on hiatus. It’s time for me to focus on the areas of my life that feel extra-magical right now and also on those that could use more magic. I don’t know exactly when the show will be back, but if you subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, you’ll be the first to know. All of the shows will continue to be available on iTunes and on, so take the opportunity to catch up on any that you might have missed. I have so much gratitude for those of you who’ve listened to the show, whether it’s one episode or every single one. Thank you. I also wanted to share some of what I’ve learned about creating and living a magical life, from my own experience, from my work with clients and from the more than 60 interviews I’ve done here on the podcast.  What you’ll hear in today’s brief episode: Seven keys to creating and living a magical life: Awareness Presence Compassion Connection Stillne

  • Save Yourself, Save the World with Caroline A. Shearer

    Save Yourself, Save the World with Caroline A. Shearer

    24/10/2016 Duration: 50min

    In today’s show I share a Hunter S. Thompson quote that prompted some thoughts on inspiration vs. fuel. After you listen, I urge you to nourish yourself with the highest octane fuel you can find this week --and see what magic happens. My guest today has made it her mission to help people fuel their lives with more of what they desire. Caroline A. Shearer is the founder of Absolute Love Publishing and the bestselling author of many books and min-e-books™, including Women Will Save the World, Raise Your Vibration and Love Like God. See the Resources section for all Caroline’s titles. Through her writing and her support of other authors, Caroline is devoted to promoting goodness in the world. Join me to hear more! What you’ll hear in this episode: Vibration: What it is and how we “raise” it Why emotion MUST be involved in raising your vibration How to use “tiered” affirmations Being ONE with the vibration Coming to terms with Divine Timing Concepts behind Women Will Save the World Making changes on different ti

  • Youre Not Too Much with Leela Sinha, M. Div.

    You're Not Too Much with Leela Sinha, M. Div.

    17/10/2016 Duration: 48min

    A gentle reminder, just in case you need it too: We are living in turbulent times. We are inundated by information. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed, triggered, and even traumatized (or re-traumatized) by news stories, sound bytes, videos and the conversations that swirl around them. Self-care is an essential practice at all times and even more so when life feels challenging.  Self-care means different things to each of us and can be practiced alone or in community. Find what works for you and fit it in where you can. Please, take good and gentle care of your precious self – you’re the only you the world has.    My guest for today’s show is writer, coach, and minister,  Leela Sinha. She is the author of You’re Not Too Much: Intensive Lives in an Expansive World, a book that introduces a new framework for understanding who we are and how we show up in our lives. If you’ve ever been told you’re too intense, too emotional or too much, or if you’ve ever loved someone who you’ve thought those same things about, this

  • Get Comfortable with Conflict Without Compromising Yourself with Jennifer McCabe

    Get Comfortable with Conflict Without Compromising Yourself with Jennifer McCabe

    10/10/2016 Duration: 48min

    How comfortable are you with conflict? If you’re like most people, you avoid it as much as possible and when you can’t avoid it any longer, you have coping mechanisms that might not serve you well. Regular conflict at home or in the workplace takes a toll on our overall wellbeing. The good news is that no matter how you feel about conflict now, you can learn to navigate it with confidence. My guest today is an expert on human behavior and leadership. Jennifer McCabe is the founder and CEO of Pluck With Purpose, which teaches relationship and leadership skills to professionals and nonprofits both online and in person. The core of Jennifer’s work is based on the Four Skills for Relationship Competency. Join us for this conversation about resolving conflict, that’s full of practical tips and examples.   What you’ll hear in this episode: The importance of learning to deal with conflict Jen’s HUGE vision Being at peace with what is coming at you Overview of the Four Skills for Relationship competency: Empathic

  • Health, Vitality and Limitless Freedom with Jane Del Piero

    Health, Vitality and Limitless Freedom with Jane Del Piero

    03/10/2016 Duration: 48min

    Some people seem to be born knowing what direction to go in life, while others wander a more roundabout path. Both are fine of course (though I think those of us on the “scenic route” often wish for more clarity along the way). The challenges for both types come when we attempt to make changes and when our lives feel stressful. At these times it’s a gift to find someone – a healer, a coach, a loved one, a trusted friend – who can support our wellness and our dreams. Today’s guest is one of those people.  Jane Del Piero experienced stunning dreams as a child that catapulted her into her work with ancient healing traditions, and she’s been on a path of purpose ever since. She is an herbalist, massage therapist, acupuncturist, nutritionist, sound healer, medicine woman, and modern-day shaman. Jane uses her training and experience from around the world as she helps her clients tap into health, vitality, and limitless freedom in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives. Join us for this conversation full

  • Grace is Available to Everyone Roy Nelson on Addiction, Hope and Freedom

    Grace is Available to Everyone; Roy Nelson on Addiction, Hope and Freedom

    26/09/2016 Duration: 48min

    I’ve been thinking a lot about connection lately. Connection and community and how we need them like we need oxygen. We need someone to bear witness to our lives. We need to be there for each other. My hope is that we can continue to open our hearts, reach across a sea of difference and create a world community based on respect and love instead of fear. Today’s show is about addiction, a struggle that so often stems from a lack of connection, from needs unfulfilled. Addiction can offer the illusion of connection but the destruction is deep, the hole tragically hard to climb out of. Some make it out, through moments of grace and a lot of hard work, but many do not.  Roy Nelson has walked the path of childhood wounding, addiction, grace, and recovery. He is a transformational speaker, spiritual healer, and the creator of the Nelson Method of Addiction Treatment.  He specializes in working with addicts for whom every other method of recovery has failed. Roy is the author of Love Notes from Hell: Stories of Hopel

  • Speak for Impact: Stand Up and Stand Out with Dr. Michelle Mazur

    Speak for Impact: Stand Up and Stand Out with Dr. Michelle Mazur

    19/09/2016 Duration: 48min

    Do you feel you’re allowed to be who you are, to feel what you feel, to want what you want? If someone waved a magic wand and gave you full permission to be yourself, would anything in your life change?  Unfortunately, some people don’t feel safe enough to be themselves (and some people truly aren’t safe – something I hope we’re collectively working to change). You may feel like you’ve been hiding and “playing small,” afraid to show your true colors. Today’s show can help you find the courage and the skills to share your real voice with the world.  My guest is Dr. Michelle Mazur, a speech coach and the CEO of Communication Rebel. She specializes in taking those with something they want to say, helping them find their voice, and turning them into sought-after speakers. Michelle knows how to influence others through eloquent, persuasive speech. She has personally logged over 10,000 hours speaking to groups of all sizes, and teaching coaches, entrepreneurs, speakers, authors, and thought leaders how to ramp up t

  • Applying Ancient Yoga Principles to a Busy, Modern Life with Pleasance Silicki

    Applying Ancient Yoga Principles to a Busy, Modern Life with Pleasance Silicki

    12/09/2016 Duration: 49min

    Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the demands and pressures of your life? Do you struggle to find a healthy way through the daily ups and downs? Do you wish for a fairy godmother to wave her magic wand and take care of everything on your to-do list so you can catch your breath? (I’m raising my hand over here on that last one!) Most of us want lives filled with joy and ease but our choices often set us up for something very different. Even if we’re making the best choices we can, the pressures of modern life are hard to juggle.  It’s helpful to have a path to follow, a structure or practice that helps guide us toward a more ease-filled life. Today we’re talking about applying the ancient wisdom of yoga principles to busy lives in practical ways. Yoga is MUCH, MUCH more than just a body-stretching path to fitness! My guest this week is Pleasance Silicki, a teacher, coach, magic-maker and community builder. She’s the author of the e-book Delight: Eight Principles for Living with Joy and Ease, and co-founder of the

  • Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Racism in Todays Culture with Desiree Adawa

    Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Racism in Today's Culture with Desiree Adawa

    05/09/2016 Duration: 49min

    Welcome to Season 2 of Create Your Magical Life! We’ll be talking to people who make life magical for others around them. It’s time to step up to a new reality of connectedness and love, and it must begin with our own awareness and understanding. White privilege---what does that REALLY mean? Do you have diversity in your life and business? Do your social attitudes include the subtle tones of racism? We’ll dig deep into these difficult topics today. My guest is Desiree Adaway, who is a master at leading conversations on race, class, and gender. As a consultant, coach, and strategic business professional, Desiree specializes in the challenges of organizational transitions and projects related to racial equality and social justice. As a person of color in America, she speaks truth with power about racism, oppression, privilege, and diversity.  

  • Replay – Unconditional Self-Love with Blake Bauer

    Replay – Unconditional Self-Love with Blake Bauer

    29/08/2016 Duration: 01h05min

    Is unconditional self-love possible? What does it really mean? And why does loving ourselves unconditionally matter? My guest this week is Blake Bauer, who believes that unconditional self-love is the path to peace, freedom, and living the life of your dreams. Blake is an internationally-recognized speaker, counselor, and alternative medicine practitioner. He is the best-selling author of the book, You Were Not Born to Suffer. Through private sessions, retreats, and energy healing workshops, Blake helps people all around the world find freedom in all areas of life. When I first met Blake, I was struck by his warm, grounded energy and his clear and loving perspective; I hope that comes through to each of you today.  You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

  • Replay: Body Glitter  a Trailblazing Attitude: Grace Quantock on living well with chronic illness

    Replay: Body Glitter & a Trailblazing Attitude: Grace Quantock on living well with chronic illness

    22/08/2016 Duration: 57min

    How do you feel about change? If you’re like most people, you’re excited and ready for desired changes and completely resistant to everything else. Sometimes even the change we think we want can challenge us immensely when we’re in the midst of it. (Think moving, or starting a new job.) Change happens—and it often means letting go of some things, experiencing wild inner growth, and taking in more magic as you stay open to possibility. But what if the change you’re in the midst of is unwelcome, difficult, and leaves you scared or sick or just plain miserable? It’s hard to find the magic in THAT kind of change. But we’ve all been caught in unwanted change and that’s what today’s guest is here to talk about. How do you find magic when you’re ill or in pain or suffering? Grace Quantock is a coach, speaker, author, and consultant from Wales who became ill in her teens. Instead of giving up on life, Grace believed that her dreams were worth pursuing and she found ways to keep moving forward – to keep finding magic

  • Replay: Crystals, Stones and Healing Rituals with Athena Perrakis

    Replay: Crystals, Stones and Healing Rituals with Athena Perrakis

    15/08/2016 Duration: 01h01min

    Do you long for more connection with the magic of the natural world? Are you drawn to the beauty of rocks and crystals but you’re not sure what to do with them?    This week is all about crystals, stones, and healing rituals. Athena Perrakis of Sage Goddess talks about starting out with crystals, how they affect the body’s energy, creating an altar and using rituals to connect to your inner wisdom. Athena is an incredible source of wisdom and gives specific tips and info you can immediately put to good use. Athena Perrakis left the corporate world to launch the world’s largest and most trusted online source for sacred tools and gemstones. She started her business with a single product, intending to connect the world in a virtual sacred circle, following the rhythm, rituals, and magic of the moon. Online and at the Sage Goddess flagship store, you can now find over 2000 tools and products to help you access your inner wisdom and your personal magical lineage. Join us for this fun conversation!  

  • Replay: Healthy Boundaries for Kind People with Randi Buckley

    Replay: Healthy Boundaries for Kind People with Randi Buckley

    08/08/2016 Duration: 52min

    Do you struggle with building solid friendships? Do you find it difficult to say “no”, even when you really want to? Have you ever been told that you’re just “too nice”?  Having strong, healthy boundaries is key to living a magical life but traditional boundary advice can be hard to stick to when you’re a very kind person.   In today’s conversation, master coach Randi Buckley shares tried and true methods for figuring out where you end and others begin. For more than 25 years, Randi has worked with prestigious organizations such as AAMPAS (the Oscars organization), Sundance Film Festival, Omega Institute, Stanford University, the Dallas Cowboys, Spa Nordstrom, NBC University, and Youth for Understanding International. In her private practice, Randi guides women through sticky situations and big decisions with kindness and humor (and healthy boundaries too).     For mindset shifts and practical tips, join us!   What you’ll hear in this episode: Randi’s classes: Healthy Boundaries for Kind People and Maybe B

  • Replay: Straight Talk on Energy Healing  Intuition with Megan Potter

    Replay: Straight Talk on Energy Healing & Intuition with Megan Potter

    01/08/2016 Duration: 01h03min

    What is energy? (And I don’t mean what you remember from high school science!) How about intuition? Does EVERYONE have it? How do you use it in your daily life? Is it possible to stay grounded when life is a steady stream of curve balls? Can you really stay balanced amid the ups and downs? Today’s guest answers these questions beautifully. She also gives helpful tips about finding the right energy healer and how understanding the Chinese five elements can help you celebrate your strengths and find compassion for your weaknesses.  Meet Megan Potter, a writer, teacher, diviner, oracle, and Chinese Face reader. Megan describes herself as being devoted to expansion, growth and magic. Megan doesn’t just throw around buzzwords, she gives practical advice and simple explanations. She wants you to embrace yourself fully for who you are—without judgment.  You can find all the show notes at

  • 2 Women, 2 Non-Profits, 2 Messages of Change  Hope with Sonya Passi and Christa Gallopoulos

    2 Women, 2 Non-Profits, 2 Messages of Change & Hope with Sonya Passi and Christa Gallopoulos

    25/07/2016 Duration: 38min

    Have you found your passion? Do you feel like you make a difference? Do you know what sets you on fire and lights you up inside?  Each of us yearns to be useful, important, and relevant. We all have a unique spark—a gift to share with the world. Your gift can be shared in your circle of family and friends, or on a world stage. Bigger isn’t necessarily better. What matters is how YOU feel. My two guests for this episode have each found their spark, their gift, and their purpose—and I’m delighted to introduce them to you. I ask that you do more than listen with your ears; I ask that you listen with your heart. Listen for inspiration, for motivation, for those quiet inner whispers guiding you on your own personal journey.   Sonya Passi is filling a gap in the world for survivors of domestic violence. She is the founder and CEO of Free From, a nonprofit whose mission is to make safety affordable for ALL survivors of domestic violence. Free From has been called “a groundbreaking and transformative approach to a na

  • Plants and Herbs to Heal and Restore Your Skin with Adam Klaus and Phoebe Stewart

    Plants and Herbs to Heal and Restore Your Skin with Adam Klaus and Phoebe Stewart

    18/07/2016 Duration: 52min

    Have you given much thought to the skin care products you use and where they come from? How about the items in your medicine cabinet? Are they safe? Are they healthy and nourishing? Awareness is rising about the toxic chemicals in many products that we use regularly in and on our bodies. Herbal products are becoming more popular, but how can you know if they’re safe and effective?  My guests today are Adam Klaus and Phoebe Stewart, herbal alchemists and founders of Some Love Herbs. Though each of them came to understand the healing benefits of plants in different ways, they’ve combined their passion for organic gardening, herbal medicine, and eastern holistic health into creating products that are safe and effective for the whole family. They love teaching others about restoring balance using the healing properties of plants and herbs. Are you ready to learn more? Join us!   You can read the full show notes and access all the links and resources at

  • Become a Better You to be a Better Parent with Kate Anthony

    Become a Better You to be a Better Parent with Kate Anthony

    11/07/2016 Duration: 45min

    As parents, we all have our own “stuff” to deal with – our wounds and habits and emotional triggers, many of which are due to our own upbringing. Of course we all want to be great parents and not damage our kids. We are all doing the best we can in the moment. Sometimes we just need a little help, a little direction, and a little reassurance that our kids will turn out OK in spite of us. Honestly, most of us have some personal work to do to get to a better parenting place. That’s where today’s guest steps in.  Kate Anthony is a parenting and personal development coach who created the program, How NOT to F*** Up Your Kids. Her core philosophy is that you can be a better parent by becoming a better YOU. She teaches that you can solve many of your messy problems by increasing your EQ, or emotional intelligence. Our conversation today is full of helpful information. Even if you’re not a parent, or your kids are grown, what we discuss will help you better understand and support your loved ones who are parents (and

  • Healing Energy Brings Deeper Consciousness with Deborah Stuart

    Healing Energy Brings Deeper Consciousness with Deborah Stuart

    04/07/2016 Duration: 49min

    Before diving into today’s interview, I share a few thoughts about summer and its potentially unrealistic expectations.  As summer gets into full swing here in the Northern Hemisphere, I hope you find yourself focusing on what’s important to you. Did you have a favorite shape as a kid? Is there a certain shape or design that you find yourself unexplainably drawn to? Many geometric shapes have sacred meaning and energy---and that is part of our topic for today, alongside energy medicine & transformation. Are you intrigued? My guest is Deborah Stuart, a longtime student of the metaphysical arts and sciences and a passionate pioneer in the field of energy medicine. Deborah has spent 20 years researching and developing subtle energy technologies, helping people achieve deeper states of meditation and higher states of consciousness. She is the co-founder of The Oxygen Research Institute and the founder and designer of High Chi jewelry. She strives to make pure, protective, and healing energy available to all. 

  • The Magical, Soul-Elevating Benefits Kundalini Yoga

    The Magical, Soul-Elevating Benefits Kundalini Yoga

    27/06/2016 Duration: 48min

    Welcome! My guest today is Sat Nishan Kaur, a singer, musician, Reiki master, dear friend, and my Kundalini yoga teacher. In this show, I share some personal thoughts on legacy and how Nia, Reiki, and Kundalini yoga became a big part of my life and my spirituality. Then Sat Nishan and I discuss this unusual form of yoga and its magical, soul-elevating benefits.  Join us! What you’ll hear in this episode: Kundalini energy: What is it? How Kundalini yoga differs from other types of yoga How and why Yogi Bhajan brought Kundalini yoga from India to the west  Kundalini yoga has ties to the Sikh religion, but is practiced by people of all faiths What Kundalini defines as the “god” within us Kundalini’s origin and why it took so long to reach the western world How it gained popularity as “a way to get high without drugs!” Elements of the Kundalini class, including kriya, mantra, breathing, movements, relaxation, music, and meditations. Kundalini yoga as a path to quick transformation To sweat or not to sweat? How t

  • Healing Your Soul Through EFT with Gary Craig

    Healing Your Soul Through EFT with Gary Craig

    20/06/2016 Duration: 01h02min

    Are you familiar with EFT or “tapping”? Chances are, if you know much about the world of personal development, then you’ve heard something about Emotional Freedom Technique. Introduced to the world in the 1990’s, EFT has positively impacted millions of people with astonishing results. Most of us have dealt with phobias, childhood traumas, anxieties and fears, PTSD, or other emotional issues. All of these can be greatly improved—and even permanently healed-- using EFT. Are you curious about how it works? The difference EFT can make in your life is nothing short of amazing. While you can find many versions of “tapping” on the internet, and many teachers who claim different benefits, we wanted to go straight to the source: Emotional Freedom Technique originator and founder, Gary Craig. His website has tutorials, techniques, and other helpful information—all free! Check out our resources below for more information.  What you’ll hear in this episode: The two types of EFT Gary developed are Gold Standard and Optim

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