# 8 - Inner transformations
In this week's episode:
A talk with Elizabeth Sanchez
Elizabeth's Sanchez is the CEO & Founder of the Magnificent Mamas Collective. Her true passion is to inspire, empower and encourage women to live a life they love. For over 28 years she has enjoyed seeing life transformations with individuals seeking inner peace, confidence, health, and wellness. As a holistic life coach, Reiki Master/Teacher and Business Consultant Elizabeth helps individuals identify the best tools and techniques to unlock the life they most desire. She offers her private clients and members of the Magnificent Mamas Collective the tools to implement into everyday lives to attract great experiences, build strong healthy relationships, find more joy, health, and happiness with a renewed passion for life by shifting the focus on desires rather than on what they don't want.
Episode 8 Audio Sun, 6/13 2:08PM 24:59 SUMMARY KEYWORDS women, energy, feel, life, people, master classes, kate, gratitude, work, summit, elizabeth, licensed therapist, hot mess, learned, body, shift, pandemic, love, desire, trauma 00:11 Hey everyone, today I'm talking to Elizabeth Sanchez. Elizabeth is the CEO and founder of the magnificent Mama's collective. Her true passion is to inspire, empower and encourage women to live a life that they love. For over 20 years, she's enjoyed seeing life transformations with individuals seeking inner peace, confidence, health and wellness. As a holistic life coach, Reiki Master, teacher and business consultant, Elizabeth helps individuals identify the best tools and techniques to unlock the life that they most desire. She offers her private clients and members of the magnificent mamas collective, the tools to implement into everyday lives to attract great experiences, build strong, healthy relationships, find more joy, good health and happiness with a renewed passion for life by shifting the focus on desires rather than on what they want, or don't want. 01:11 And welcome, Elizabeth. Thanks so much for having me. Kate. I love it. I'm so excited to have you. So I want to start out just by asking you about your journey to where you are today. You just seem to have such an interesting background. And I'd love to learn more about it. So can you tell us about that? Oh, my gosh, do we have days? Because I can tell you? I can speak for days? 01:38 Yeah, sure. So I'm one of three, I was the youngest. Born and raised on Long Island, which was I share that because I really believe that's a big part of who I am. And what I learned. My mom and dad were not from P up front. They were from pa not from Long Island. And I learned so much about life. And I'm an observer. So I watched the different energies of people growing up and really tuned into who I was at a young age, I had a very deep philosophy of what life was all Episode 8 Audio Page 1 of 9 Transcribed by https://otter.aiabout, or curiosity, I should say about what life was all about. So I feel like my journey started back then I learned that I was slightly more intuitive than the average teenager. And that was a little strange. And I didn't know how to turn that off or utilize that. I'm also an empath. So I tune into other people's energy and I feel other people's energy. So again, as a young child, I didn't know what that meant. But I felt your emotions, your pain. And so several years later, as I was on my journey, went to college, didn't know what I wanted to do, my father suddenly took up space. I was I feel like I was just on a journey of just figuring life out. And then I decided I wanted to go back to school to become a massage therapist. So that was my first career choice, which got me right into having a great job, I worked for a chiropractor. And then I learned that I loved working with people. And I wanted to help them. But I realized that I really needed to help myself first. So my healing journey started by really delving into therapy and things like that I needed to really clear away some old baggage and some trauma that happened to me part of my story is I was a victim of sexual abuse. And I share that and very outwardly because I now as a life coach, it's a part of the direction of pain where many of us go into trying to help others but we forget to help ourselves. So that story became my reason why of the more I could heal myself, the tools and the things that I implemented into my private practice to help others I was using them, and then I would share them with other people and I saw how it worked with me. And then I saw how it worked with others and then I just kept adding to my bag of tricks like becoming a reflexologist. I'm an energy worker, a Reiki Master Teacher. So I work with the energy and, and like I said, Today I am more a holistic life coach which helps people just to clear out the energy that may be stuck in their body on a physical level stuck in their emotional or their mental So they can really get back to living the life that they want to live. But I will tell you that I've been at this for nearly 28 years working on myself. And I think that's the beautiful part of, you know, when you come from trauma, you, you can't ignore it, you can't step around it, and you can't walk over it. Because it continues to show up. So that's, that's my life in a nutshell. And here we are. 05:31 Wow. You know, one thing that struck me in what you were saying is just that idea of being an empath, and really feeling kind of energy from other people. Do you think that's something that a lot of women struggle with the feelings of that, that maybe they push that down? Hmm, yes. 05:51 I feel like there's there's a difference between being there. And I think sensitivity, being very sensitive to other people's feelings, is a really fine tune energy. But then there's people who could literally like, for example, I'll feel a person's pain. And I used to ignore it. I used to think like, Oh, that's not, that's me just making it up. But it happened way too many times. And I'll ask that person, if this is what they're experiencing, and then I get the validation. So yes, there's those two types of people and empath, and also an empathetic person, or sensitive person. And they're both Episode 8 Audio Page 2 of 9 Transcribed by https://otter.aiimportant types of people. But when you understand what to do with that energy, that makes all the difference. Mm hmm. 06:47 Yeah, I just the work that you do is so interesting, but it's so different than the work that I do. And I really wonder about how that is received in a health kind of setting like you've talked before, and I don't think I'm saying a bad thing, I hope but I know, because we're friends, you've talked about kind of the woowoo in your business, right? How does that how is that received? from a health standpoint? Is that something that women are receptive to? Or do you find that there's some resistance around that? 07:20 Well, again, I, you know, I describe myself in the early parts of my career, I described myself as a salmon swimming upstream. So if you think about 28 years ago, as a massage therapist, in a man's world, or as owning my own, opening my own practice, I was in a very masculine, energetic town, and being a female, I could feel and sense the difference. I did feel the resistance of people coming to get a massage back then. Now I feel like it's just a part of who I am. So I don't necessarily see it as an obstacle. I find it joyful when I get to have a conversation with somebody. Somebody recently asked me she was actually a psychiatrist, and she said, Elizabeth, what qualifies you to be a life coach? And I and at first, I was slightly taken back by the question, I have to be honest. And I said, Well, besides the amount of education that I have, I have been a body worker for 25. At this point, it was like 25 years, I've physically touched the body, so I get to understand the body. Not only do I know the anatomy and the physiology of the body, but I now know the mental side of the body and as an empath, really tuning into where that that body is desiring support, let's say it, I feel like I'm well versed. So I love when I get somebody who's curious. Lately, I've had a lot of therapists, licensed therapist, several doctors come to me for for work. And as a matter of fact, just yesterday, a licensed therapist said to me, Oh, my gosh, the work that we just did in the last 60 minutes, is by far better and more productive for me than I have ever gone to therapy for the years that I've gone to therapy, and that was like for 30 years. 09:36 Wow. 09:37 So and things definitely are shifting and I believe that people are finally coming to terms with the way it's been. The way we've approached mental health and wellness isn't necessarily wrong, but Episode 8 Audio Page 3 of 9 Transcribed by https://otter.aiwe can expand it to look at it differently. 10:00 Make sense? Tell me. Absolutely, absolutely. Tell me what is different since the PAM pandemic, just in terms of how women are coming to you, like the kind of things are looking for what you're seeing that's different since the pandemic started. 10:17 So it's interesting because I feel like right now we The world is very sensitive to the energy of everybody. I also believe that the goddess energy or the feminine energy is rising. So women are stepping into their truth. They're also needing and feeling the desire to expand, to break free from the molds of what others have told them, that maybe even ancestries for generations have been saying, this is the way that we're supposed to be and supposed to act and behave. And I feel women, what wanting to break free from that. And so when they're breaking free, they don't know how to handle their newness. And so honoring their soul and listening to the inner tapping of what that looks like, is bringing them to me because they can't handle everybody's stuff, and also having their own trauma within or even maybe it's not a trauma, that it's just an energy of frustration, and overwhelm, anxiety is coming, showing up a lot lately. Just feeling burnt out and exhausted. So I think that it's time women are finally saying yes to themselves. 11:42 And you you know, my audience, VH sister audience are women in mid life. When you think about women saying yes to themselves. Do you see that as being different with women in that sort of time period? Or in that age group that there's the shift around midlife? 12:02 Yeah, definitely. One because I think that they get sick and tired of living the life that they've been living and it's not necessarily in alignment with their truth. They a lot of women I find come to me and I always say their throat chakra is closed off, because they haven't been using their voice. Their hearts are breaking and, and the way I look at people and their bodies, I see that one we hold the energy in a in a bot abiding part, which may manifest into breast cancer or 12:40 heart attack, Episode 8 Audio Page 4 of 9 Transcribed by https://otter.ai12:41 do you realize like heart attack and breast cancer, like the highest, you know, problem with women. And now, it just there, it just makes sense that women are shutting down, they're closed off from their heart. So now they're saying, oh, my goodness, I want to feel I want to feel into something that I desire. I don't want to feel the pain, I want to feel joy, I want to feel love, I want to feel happiness. So it's it's really very, very interesting when you put it all into physical manifestations as well as the emotional connection. 13:22 So is that the kind of common thread with the women that you work with? What is it that brings women to you? Do you think? Why do they seek you out? 13:34 I think that's a good it's, it's a good question number one, and I have to I'm like scanning through my clients thinking about what is the most common thing. And I think that it's that learning to love themselves first, you know, so many of us are in relationships or not, that are not fulfilling, whether that's with friends or partners, or family members, that it's just not fulfilling because they are not able they're not loving on themselves. So if we don't love ourselves, enough, how do we expect others to love us? And if there's someone who loves on you, how are you to receive that love with gratitude, and awareness and appreciation? Because it's just sitting right through you if you don't love yourself, it's kind of like the example of when someone gets a compliment and Kate, I know you and I probably have done this a gajillion times. Oh, that's so pretty cute. Your hair looks so pretty or Oh, that top looks so pretty. And they go Oh, you got this like this old top or Oh, I barely did my hair like oh my god like we use this excuse but we deflect the the appreciation or the compliment because we don't embrace them. Because we're taught like, Oh, don't be so full of yourself, lady, 15:04 right? 15:06 So instead, one of the things I teach my clients is to receive the gift of love, or appreciation as up as a gift versus deflect it, because that fills your body up with love. And the more you can fill up your body with love, the more you can love others. So it's a two way street. Episode 8 Audio Page 5 of 9 Transcribed by https://otter.ai15:31 Love that. If you were thinking about because I mean, I love that idea of receiving something like a compliment as a gift receive it as love. If I asked you to think about what do you sort of your top three things that you would tell women in midlife? Just seeing what you've seen with clients and knowing what you know? What would those be top three? 16:03 top three things. I think one, then I realize that we, as a human race, we need to feel and have a sensitivity to compassion for ourselves and wherever we are. So you know, in my soul circle. I have women who come in, and sometimes they're hot mess. And they'll call themselves I'm a hot mess. And they they like it's almost like a rite of passage to say I'm a hot mess. But my thing is, what are we going to do with that? Like, it's okay to just be here as a hot mess. But are you going to move and pivot from that? Are you going to learn from being a hot mess? Do you want to be a hot mess? And do you want to identify as a hotness, there's nothing wrong with being a hot mess. But if you're always a hot mess, is that like, you know, is that where you want to be? Is that worthy to you is is that a greater good. So really teaching them it's okay to identify how they feel. But then teaching them is it important to, for you to move from that place. So pivot, so to reach a higher level of or vibration of energy mix, you know, making that be your choice. So that would be one. Kate, you're making me think very. 17:40 Um, 17:40 I think also loving, loving, and appreciating with gratitude. You know, what we have, who we are, what we're able to do achieve accomplish. And gratitude is really very overlooked, and also very used, like, but not really necessarily appreciated. I just recently said this to someone yesterday, I think it was. We also use we use the word gratitude and love, like, simply, but Do people really think about what gratitude what they're really grateful for? What could you really be grateful for and list a laundry list of things for gratitude, but feel the gratitude. And I think that's the biggest thing of people will say, Oh, I'm so grateful for my family, or I'm grateful for this house. But do you feel that into your body. And when you feel the energy of gratitude, it feels like something like it could put my knee to tears right now with grab that motion or emotion of gratitude. And then the other is love. Like, we throw the word love around. And I have two little boys. Well, one's 15. So he's not really little. And the other one's six. And they'll say, Mommy, I love you. And I was I noticed that Oh, I love you too. But you know what I love about you. And I'll write, you know, I'll list Episode 8 Audio Page 6 of 9 Transcribed by https://otter.aiout a laundry list of things that I love about them. And I'll ask them, What do you love about me? Because we just love we just throw love around. Right? But there's like there's a there's a reason why we love someone. So I feel like we need to share and go a little bit deeper on what love is and what appreciation is and gratitude is in awarenesses and how it feels. 19:52 So I feel good. I answered your question. 19:55 Absolutely. Absolutely. I just want to say shift gears just a little bit, because I'm thinking about this great summit that you have coming up. So you're doing all this really interesting work. But now you're bringing together a whole bunch of women in one place. Tell us about the summit. 20:17 Oh, I'm so excited about the summit. So we have 30 speakers, or 30 master classes, there's two kids who are teaching a yoga class because we have family day. But it's all a mindset movement and manifesting. And what I noticed within the pandemic is that many of us are exhausted and overwhelmed from this COVID fatigue, all we keep talking about is Coronavirus, and, you know, the fears around it. So I really my my desire was to help people shift from this scarcity place and thinking. And in order for us to move from that, we have to bring the awareness to like there's a different place, you know, we can think about something different, and we can put our thoughts somewhere else that are more serving for us. And once we shift our mindset, then we can move the body and many of us and I know you know this Kate with movement, how it frees us from a lot of that emotional baggage that we hold on to. So once we release that, that energy, or those self defeating thoughts that are not serving us, we move it through movement through exercise through dance through Tai Chi through yoga, and then we can manifest and manifesting is something specific to that person. So is it manifesting better relationships, a better relationship with myself? Is it a better career so I can make more money is it having more time? manifesting is, you know, personal, but it needs to go these three stages are what's really important for us to get to that desired feeling. So I feel like the summit is so fun and exciting for people to just hear from all walks all ages and stages of women from around the entire world. And I'm so proud of that. So I'm excited about it. Can't tell. 22:32 So where can our listeners find out more about the summit? maybe tell us some of the details. Okay, Episode 8 Audio Page 7 of 9 Transcribed by https://otter.ai22:38 so if you go to magnificent mamas dot, magnificent mamas.com. And there's a link summit. So it would be backslash summit, that will take you to the landing page, which you'll be able to find out about every single one of the speakers and the master classes that will be a part of the whole summit, it's 10 days from May 10, to may 20, three speakers a day, one on mindset, one on movement, and one on manifesting. And I know Kate, you are one of the those amazing speakers sharing more wisdom about exercising and aging. And so I'm excited and proud and honored to be the host of the event, but also see and learn and share what others are doing in their own corner of 23:33 the world. 23:35 Yeah, and we should probably let the listeners know, is there a cost for the summit. 23:40 So there's an $8 cost and what the $8 gets you is the master class for three days. So each master class will come into your inbox, and you'll be able to observe it and take it. But then if you choose and you'd like to get all access, because three classes a day is a lot to digest in one day. There's an all access pass. So then you get the lifetime of the whole summit, and all 30 master classes and that is for $67. 24:18 Wow. Wow, amazing. That's an amazing deal. I'll make sure that we include your information in the show notes and link to your website as well. But thank you so much for coming on the age sister podcast, and I'm really looking forward to your summit. 24:37 Thanks so much, Kate, I so appreciate you and all you're doing and the support of helping women it for what you're doing. I feel like it just shifts that helps all of us show up and become better better than ourselves Episode 8 Audio Page 8 of 9 Transcribed by https://otter.ai24:54 yesterday. 24:55 So thank you. Take care.
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