Episode 127: Embracing Embodiment with Eryn Johnson

Episode 127 So You Wanna Be a Witch. Embracing Embodiment with Eryn Johnson. Eryn standing outside in front of a tree, resting her face on her hand.

This week, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Eryn Johnson. Eryn is a breathwork facilitator, tarot reader, and Reiki Master based in Fishtown, Philadelphia. She is also the host of the Living Open podcast for mystics and seekers. 

Eryn is here to school us on embodiment! She shares her journey from yoga teacher to reiki practitioner and breathwork facilitator, and explains why embodiment has become the center of her life’s work. 

Eryn rejects the idea that emotions preclude professionalism, and talks about the balance of being tender while holding space for her clients’ tenderness. We talk about centering humanity in our work, the vulnerability of trying new things, and letting go of what no longer serves. Eryn shares the ways she takes care of herself through fear and stays centered on what works in her business.

Join me this week as Eryn reminds this air sign about the importance of feelings and coming back down to earth.

Show Notes:

1:45– What is breathwork? (CW: non-explicit reference to assault)

9:41– What does it mean to embrace embodiment?

19:54– Resilience: Teaching your body to believe what you know.

30:30– Being tender while holding the tenderness of others.

36:08– COVID, quarantine, and business.

Living Open Podcast interview with Sarah Chappell

Free 8-minute breathwork meditation

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Episode 126: Choose Your Own Adventure

Episode 126 So You Wanna Be a Witch: Choose Your Own Adventure. Sarah's legs wearing black jeans and doc martens walking on a white floor.

Can we take our business seriously and still be playful with it? What does exploration look like when we are seeking to build stability?

As I completely upgrade the Holistic Business Academy’s core content, I am reflecting deeply on the foundational understandings of business that drive me and my methodology. I keep coming back to this:

There is no One Right Way.

Capitalism tells us that our revenue is more important than our joy. My holistic business model tells us that well-being is complex and individualized, and THAT is what I am all about.

Ultimately, my business methodology is Choose Your Own Adventure, and that is what I teach in the Holistic Business Academy: critical thinking, intuition building, and timeless strategy. So, as I work to upgrade HBA’s content to be even more clear and more supportive, I want to spend an episode exploring this foundational idea of choice.

In this episode, I walk us through the benefits and limiting factors of four distinct business models. I talk about why critical thinking and self-trust are just as important as strategy. I show you how to build a business model that allows for flexibility as you come to better understand your needs.

Join me this week to seek adventure, and stay to celebrate my birthday with a magical offer!

Show Notes:

2:06– Clarifying a unique perspective on the foundation of business.

7:47– Modular, nonlinear, and intuitive business.

17:34– Choose your own adventure!

25:37– Learning to trust yourself.

29:19– Four business models, their opportunities, and limiting factors.

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Episode 120: The Three Pillars of Holistic Business

Episode 112: Selling Like an Actual Human

Episode 81: Starting to Scale Your Business

Episode 125: Be a Better Boss with Tatiana O’Hara

episode 125 SO You Wanna Be a Witch. Tatiana O'Hara close up smiling at the camera. Becomingtheceo

Tatiana O’Hara is a team operations coach that helps successful yet overwhelmed online business owners create the structure needed for their team and daily operations, so they can focus on scaling faster. Using the corporate world as her training ground, Tatiana is an expert in what makes a team function and is absolutely brilliant in supporting business owners becoming effective leaders.

Y’all, I’m gonna be honest: working with Tatiana changed my life, and I couldn’t be more excited to share this conversation with you.

Tatiana is here to tell us how to have the hard conversations needed to make sure everyone on your team is having a good time! In this episode, Tatiana shares the common problems she sees in hiring, team management, and delegation. She schools us on why tools sometimes matter more than soft skills when it comes to being a Good Boss, and emphasizes that operations are the foundation for good leadership.

Tune in this week to learn how to check your own BS as a business owner and hear Tatiana soothe my fears about micromanaging!

Show Notes:

6:00– Common problems in leadership.

10:48– Company culture: breaking toxic corporate culture in our own hiring.

15:18– Tips for first time hires and team restructuring.

34:32– Learning how to let go of crucial tasks.

Freebie: Task Matrix
Tatiana’s Guide to Tough Conversations

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Episode 124: October Energy Reading

Episode 124 So You Wanna Be a Witch. October Energy Reading. Sarah's hands shuffling a deck of tarot cards in front of a spread.

Welcome to October! The month of Samhain when the veil thins, the days grow shorter, and we are ushered into the dark half of the year. 

This month, the cards are calling us into this between space. It’s another month of all-reversals, which brings our attention to the work we have done and the work we are resisting. Whether we have completed a project, or have washed our hands of a situation that doesn’t serve us, we have finished with something, but we are still waiting for the path ahead to be clear.

How do you handle the liminal space? Do you rush through it? Do you look around and copy what everyone else is doing? Or do you accept it, sit in it, and let it show you who you are becoming?

Tune in this week for our cards guidance through the veil and for some classic Sarah fantasy/sci-fi nerdom!

Show Notes:

1:06– Energy of the Month: Moon reversed. The in-between.

11:34– Action of the Month: Page of Pentacles reversed. Be curious.

18:55– Release Work of the Month: Emperor, reversed. Be Flexible.

22:15 Outcome of the Month: King of Swords reversed. Be Responsive.

The Dragon Riders of Pern

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