Category: Powerful Interviews
#9 How EMDR Therapy May Help Your Anxiety & Depression

Your wounds are real.

Your struggle is real.

And yes, your limiting subconscious beliefs are real.

What if I told you that the pain you feel no longer has to control you or bind you?

That you can be free and happy.

You may not believe me, but it’s possible. And today’s guest may have the elixir.

Norine Vanderhooven is an amazing woman, and she’s doing incredible things.

She is a licensed Clinical Social Worker with 30 years of experience working with youth, adolescents, young adults, adults, and families.

Her areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma, suicidal thoughts, and women’s issues. Norine is also an EMDR expert and in today’s encounter, she offers a possible solution to your very real struggle. 

You don’t have to suffer in silence.

Please tune in to today’s encounter with an open mind and a receiving heart.

In the comments below, please share one thing that you learned from today’s encounter. And if you know a co-worker, a girlfriend, a bestie, or a sista who could benefit from this encounter, please spread the love and share. 

I love you!



Links Mentioned In This Encounter:

Norine Vanderhooven’s Website

Engage Therapy

Psychology Today

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline  1-800-273-8255

Crisis Text Line  Text HELP to 741741 in the U.S. at anytime

#7 How Melissa Leger Lost The Weight

Her cell phone rings. It’s her boss that doesn’t live in New York City and he’s flying in to town for the night. He asks her to meet him at the Grand Hyatt Hotel at Grand Central.

For a second she thinks, “Am I getting fired?” Then she immediately looks at her calendar and sees that the meeting is supposed to last 2 ½ hours. She wasn’t getting fired. It was actually quite the opposite.

In today’s soul encounter, relationship expert Melissa Leger, shares how one defining moment led to a series of events that completely transformed her life in 2017.

You’ll learn how she’s lost the weight that’s been holding her back from fully thriving, and how she’s keeping the weight off. Melissa also shares the one question that you should really be asking yourself in 2018.

There are so many wonderful takeaways in this soul encounter. Truly. You may have to listen to it a few times.

I can’t wait to hear what you think. So, please share your thoughts in the comments below. Also, be sure to share this encounter with a friend, a sista, a cousin, or a co-worker that you think could benefit.

With mad love and crazy hugs,

Elaine Z.

Links Mentioned In This Encounter:

Melissa Leger’s Website

Gumball Love Private Facebook Group

#6 How To Relieve Pain and Prevent Injury with Jen Esquer

I have to admit, I have always loved finding THE gift. The one thing that brings the biggest smile to someone’s face.

I feel like a little kid with a ton of excitement brewing in my body because today’s guest, brings us the opportunity to have one of the best gifts I think we could all have. And that is, a body that is pain free.

A body where we have the freedom to move with no restrictions, and no boundaries. Can you imagine what that would feel like?

You see, your mind and body have a reciprocal relationship.

If your body is stiff and tight, and filled with pain and aches, how can your mind fully relax? And vice versa. If your mind is filled with negativity and toxic thoughts, how can your body fully relax?

When your body is free, your mind can be free to create, to design, to love. I think that’s one of the best gifts we could have.

Our guest, Jen Esquer, provides a solution to so many physical challenges that are holding us back from living to our fullest potential.

She is a doctor of physical therapy based here in Los Angeles, and she has helped thousands to get out of pain. I am honored to have her as a guest on The Soul Encounters podcast.

And I’m incredibly excited for you to meet her and to hear all of the wonderful wisdom that she shares.

Take a listen, and please share your thoughts in the comments below. Also, be sure to share this encounter with a friend, a sista, a cousin, or a co-worker that you think could benefit.

With mad love and crazy hugs,

Elaine Z.

Links Mentioned In This Encounter:

Jen Esquer’s Website

Join Jen Esquer’s FREE CHALLENGE

Jen’s Favorite Foam Roller Called The IntelliRoll

Jen Esquer on Instagram

#3 Side Hustle, Yay or Nay

Feeling uninspired? By this time tomorrow, you may have an idea for a hustle that makes you want to pursue your dreams in 2018.

In today’s Soul Encounter, we talk about:

  • 3 Different types of Hustle
  • How to know if and when you should have a hustle
  • How to get started with a hustle that fills your soul

If you’re wanting a change, or feeling like there’s gotta be more to life than what’s currently happening in your world, this encounter is for you.

Let’s ignite the fire within you!

Mad love and tons of hugs,

Elaine Zlaket  

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#2 The AHA Formula

Six months ago, I was listening to a podcast while driving through Los Angeles, CA on the 101 freeway, in gridlock 5 pm traffic. And it came to me. Thanks to Tony. Robbins that is. He sure does put my deep thinking skills into overdrive.

I thought, what are the foundational components to building a body, a business, and a life that truly does honor your soul? Not anyone else’s soul. Yours.

I asked myself, how would you have to approach life daily to really make your dream life a reality, for real.

When I really thought about it, my brain started to flow with a bunch of ideas. And boom, the AHA Formula was created while a bald-headed man was honking at me and giving me the finger near the Mulholland Highway exit.

In this encounter, you’ll learn the AHA formula: My personal approach to thriving in this lifetime, and a foundational piece to designing a more aligned, purposeful life.

You know you’re not here to just survive girlfriend! It’s time to stop settling and playing small. It’s time to step in to your soul’s mission and to thrive, even during the storm.

I hope you enjoy today’s encounter. Thank you for taking the time to listen. Please leave a review or a comment below, if you feel inclined to do so. I always love hearing from you.

Mad love and tons of hugs,

Elaine Z.

#1 Soul Check


Struggling to decide on the next step to take because life has you feeling bogged down?

Maybe you feel this overwhelming amount of pressure to figure out your purpose in life. I can totally relate. I wasn’t that person “who just knew” what I was supposed to do at an early age.

In this Encounter, you’ll learn how to perform a Soul Check: a fun activity that’ll help you to figure out what area of your life needs attention A.S.A.P., and what action to take next.

Most importantly, this Soul Check will get you one step closer to designing a body, a business, and a life that honors your soul.

I know you don’t like to waste time, so Download your Soul Check Guide at the top of this page and get to listening sista!

With Love,

Elaine Z.

Links Mentioned In This Episode:

Institute For Integrative Nutrition 

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