Your Practical Magic
August rePLAY: On Being Empowered

August rePLAY: On Being Empowered

August 6, 2020

This one's inspired by Gennifer’s article about professional ghosting, published on Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global. You may find this relevant if you are struggling with job loss right now, but a big chunk of this episode talks about fear and how to move through it.

We share some easy tips and your YPM Dose to help you reclaim your power with our :30 energy brush and automatic writing. Gennifer also shares the story behind the photo she uses as a reminder to return to her truest self.

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

The Clairs

The Clairs

July 2, 2020

Co-hosts, Noreen and Gennifer, are joined by Carla Blaha, Psychic Medium to talk about the different “Clairs,” (the ways we receive intuitive information through sight, sound, touch, taste and smell).

Carla offers fascinating facts and anecdotes about how each of the various “Clairs” works for all of us. 

You’ll hear YPM superfan Beth share a powerful example with her moving story of the message she received when “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” by The Rolling Stones played on the radio. Carla receives her own healing and breakthrough revelation upon listening to Beth’s story.

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Learnt Ladies

Learnt Ladies

July 2, 2020

Co-hosts Noreen and Gennifer interview each other about the different paths and training we’ve taken to become professional healers. We talk about early childhood moments when we became aware of our special gifts, the unique events that put us on our paths and the types of things we’d like to learn more about in our future. 

This light-hearted behind-the-scenes look at our Practical Magic education is sure to inspire you to follow your curiosity too.

Knowing Your No

Knowing Your No

June 4, 2020

In this episode, E.J. reveals a recent fragile realization that she has to make a difficult but necessary change in her life in the name of self-care. With great honesty, she shares her experience of accepting how much she can take on and moves from our co-host to a guest and contributor. 

We go through the many ways women, in particular, have a more challenging time putting ourselves first and saying no to people, projects and things that are draining, damaging or no longer serving us even when it doesn't feel right.

We also share ways to recognize and respect your own internal voice and the tools you need to identify and clear your blocks gently so you can forge a new path forward with guilt-free confidence, clarity and lots of compassion.

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Toxic Positivity: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Toxic Positivity: Too Much of a Good Thing?

June 4, 2020

Is too much positivity a bad thing? We learned that it sure can be. In this episode, we discover the term Toxic Positivity as well as how, when and why we hosts have perpetrated it, ya know, a few times in our lives. Gennifer has an aha moment — she might be enlisting her sunnyside personality to repel anything that triggers negative emotions. Wait, doesn’t that sound pretty good?

Not so fast. We set out on a quest to find acceptance and embrace the beautiful truth behind “Yeah, that sucks!"

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Toxic Positivity Plus: Byron Katie’s The Work meets Graduation 2020

Toxic Positivity Plus: Byron Katie’s The Work meets Graduation 2020

June 4, 2020

The Dose featured in our Toxic Positivity episode is a session between Noreen & Gennifer using Byron Katie’s The Work. We found it so cool and insightful that we created a bonus episode featuring the full session. Give it a listen, we think you’ll love it — but we’re not pushing our positivity on to you, we promise! 

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Lemons into Lemonade

Lemons into Lemonade

May 7, 2020

We’ve all weathered weeks of quarantine, and we're focusing on resilience! We turned to our friend Jill, who runs a small company — 6 staffers plus 4 freelancers — because when the country’s shutdown took most of her business with it, she was faced with the choice to panic or persevere.

As Jill shares, all her personal pursuits and her commitment to self-care kept her out of panic and guided her pivot. Her state of being kept her open to inspiration and creativity, which led to new solutions that have her staff super-busy instead of worried. She talks about how moving out of her normal fear/anxiety mindset freed her up to think clearer and see the possibilities. 

We hope listening will help inspire new ways to make lemonade when you’ve got a surplus of lemons.

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

The Currency of Money

The Currency of Money

April 23, 2020

As the world continues to shift and realign, we’re all working on finding our new footings. Yet, at Your Practical Magic, we’re still focused on how to reduce reactivity to life’s challenges.

In this episode, we’re talking about money and how to begin the transformation from seeing money as a scary green monster wielding overwhelm and panic to just another energetic vibration to interact with — and integrate — to add to life’s abundance.

We each found that the deepest wealth and success came from trusting that our experiences prepared us deep within to stand strong when old patterns and financial hardships challenged us to grow. That’s the reallocation we’re invested in!

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Quieting the Storm with Stillness

Quieting the Storm with Stillness

April 9, 2020

What's your go-to when you don't know what to do? Noreen, Gennifer and EJ talk about how when confronting danger, sometimes the best survival tactic is to just be still. 


The fight, flight or freeze reactions running through so many people’s bodies right now can result in a prolonged state of alarm, creating an overload of hormones. In turn, those can deplete one's energy, lower the immune system and ultimately can do more damage than good. Join us as we discuss how being still can quietly bring us to safety and reveal the way to what's next.

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Serenity Now! Tips from an NYC First Responder’s Spiritual Toolbox

Serenity Now! Tips from an NYC First Responder’s Spiritual Toolbox

March 29, 2020
 
We asked an FDNY lieutenant how he deals with unrelenting stress, and we’re sharing what he revealed. Have you noticed a spike in undeniable real-life stress over the past weeks? We thought so.
 
Our interview with our mindful, meditating first responder was already scheduled when the world flipped and froze, so we all Zoom’ed in from our quarantined corners for a powerful conversation recorded from our couches and closets.
 
We're honored to bring you our Serenity Now Special Episode, featuring an FDNY lieutenant and OEM first responder in the YPM family. He’s literally part of Noreen’s family; it's her brother Gene O’Donnell — aka g.o.d. Gene completely inspires us from our Corona-daze with his take on showing up consciously and compassionately to ourselves and others when the Unpredictable confronts us.

In YPM style, we tilt the philosophical scales towards fun when Gene shares some seriously hilarious stories and the sibling smartasses can’t hold back.

Because, hey, we’re here to remind you that life still shines bright beyond the clouds!

Reiki 101 with YPM’s Reiki Master Gennifer

Reiki 101 with YPM’s Reiki Master Gennifer

March 19, 2020

If Reiki was a song, it would be “Three Little Birds (Don’t Worry About a Thing)” by Bob Marley. That’s because this universal, healing energy has the ability to make everyone feel alright. Join YPM as interview Reiki Master, Gennifer Birnbach about how Reiki is accessible to anyone, anytime, can reduce stress, speed up recovery and even help repair past events. 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Authenticity: Free to Be

Authenticity: Free to Be

March 5, 2020

Is it easy for you to really do you? The ladies of YPM talk Authenticity — What happens when you turn from it? What about the killer clarity and power you feel when you own it? Ooh yeah! More please — We bring the Doses to help fuel your True Self!

Listen on Spotify or click the Play button below to go directly to the PodBean player.

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Boundaries: The Space Between

Boundaries: The Space Between

February 20, 2020

How are you at managing your boundaries? Yeah, we know… we’ve been there — and will probably be again! Inspired by Harry & Meghan’s courage, we’re looking at the relationship we have with our personal boundaries: recognizing, defining, respecting and nurturing them as an expression of self-worth and drama-free clarity. As always, help is here, clearly, with our signature Doses!

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Step from Stuck to Started

Step from Stuck to Started

February 6, 2020

Are you feeling stuck? We did. In this episode of YPM, we talk honestly about our challenges in the new year. We know it's tough and sometimes we get in our way. We share practical doses that helped us — gently and successfully — take the first step. Made us feel like a kid on her first bike ride!

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Shiny Happy Chakras with AIT Master Trainer, Catherine Varino

Shiny Happy Chakras with AIT Master Trainer, Catherine Varino

January 23, 2020

More More More — modalities, that is! We want to keep expanding your horizons, and today you’ll discover the deep but gentle healing potential of Advanced Integrative Therapy (AIT). As part of the energy psychology world, AIT is effective at clearing both current and past traumas, and most uniquely, the connection between the two! By focusing on the chakras, the results are proving to be long-lasting and far-reaching.

After taking the initial training, Noreen dives into a conversation with AIT Master Trainer Catherine Varino about this powerful modality created by Asha Clinton, PhD. Whether you’re familiar with EFT or not, you’re going to want to hear this fascinating conversation — remember to share your takeaways with us!

 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're
experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

 

On Being Empowered

On Being Empowered

January 9, 2020

It's a new year and there's a lot of buzz around improving ourselves. Hey, we're not opposed, although we prefer a more organic unfolding, and to nurture that, we're talking about being EMPOWERED. EJ and Noreen welcome our special guest host, Reiki Instructor and writer Gennifer Birnbach, who inspired us with her honest blog post about a career moment that left her disempowered and what she did to get her mojo back. There are a few Doses for you inside, and our final one is a ton of fun, so enjoy!

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

In-Joy: The Presents of Presence

In-Joy: The Presents of Presence

December 26, 2019

EJ and Noreen welcome our special guest host, Reiki Instructor and writer Gennifer Birnbach. Together we share our take on the holidays; it's less about presents and a lot more about presence, because it's in short supply at this busy time of year. We always promise to keep the magic practical here at YPM, so we tackle holiday planning, shopping and the beauty of giving and receiving. The Dose is our holiday gift to you — some super-fast and easy tips so that the only return you have this season is back to your own presence.

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

Is It a Sign? We’re Talking Synchronicities

Is It a Sign? We’re Talking Synchronicities

December 12, 2019
Is a sign just a sign? Or a message from the Universe? And if it's a message, what do you do about it? We talk about how to determine and recognize when a coincidence transcends into synchronicity. For us, there's a fascinating preoccupation with messages from the animal kingdom... Coincidence? We think not!
 

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

 

 

 
 
The Attitude of Gratitude

The Attitude of Gratitude

November 28, 2019

Stuff yourself with gratitude before the table's even set. From Adele to bathroom resets, we dish on ways to keep your gratitude as full as your glass! We'll help you with laughter and easy-to-deploy doses, so you can bring the attitude of gratitude to your everyday.

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric conditions.

 

YPM Fields Trip: Recognize & Utilize Your Intuition with Nanci Deutsch, Intuitive/LCSW

YPM Fields Trip: Recognize & Utilize Your Intuition with Nanci Deutsch, Intuitive/LCSW

November 14, 2019

Wouldn’t you like a deeper connection to your intuition? In this Fields Trip, Deb and Kathy speak to Nanci Deutsch, an intuitive spiritual teacher who’ll show us ways to recognize and utilize our inner guidance. Because, seriously, it’s time to awaken all your super powers — trust your gut!

Disclaimer: Everything we share here is for educational purposes. We are not providing medical, psychiatric, or psychological advice or treatment. Please seek out professional help immediately if you're experiencing any serious psychological or psychiatric condition