The Dragonfly Connection

The Dragonfly Connection

The dragonfly carries the wisdom of mental maturity, change, transformation, adaptability, self-realization, and the deeper meaning of life. These are the gifts that Amber and her guests offer listeners of The Dragonfly Connection podcast. 2020 set off a chain of events that has changed us forever and for many of us - forced us to face our unhealed mental and spiritual wounds. During this time of change and surrendering join Amber (The Dragonfly Momma) and her guests every week for open - honest - real (and healing) conversations to help you on your healing journey. New episodes out every week. Follow Amber on Instagram @the_dragonfly_momma

Episodes

September 21, 2022 64 mins

Wow! This is a great episode for EVERYONE right now, no matter what!

In these ever shifting, intense, emotionally charged times; it is still possible to live our yummiest, most fulfilled, joyful lives. If you're thinking this is a nutty concept, then this episode and all that Ambers guest Danet Palmer has to offer is what you need right now. Danet is so inspirational and joy-filled - there's no way you're going to end this episode ...

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Do you seem more sensitive than most people or have been accused of being too sensitive most of your life?

Or maybe you just want to know how to communicate more effectively with the highly sensitive people in your life?

Then this episode is for you! In it, Amber and Tammy chat about the traits of highly sensitive people or HSP's, our challenges and our super powers, and she gives a ton of great advice on how we can thrive in thi...

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August 17, 2022 59 mins

Todays guest is Vanessa Perry, a career mental health therapist turned intuitive holistic counselor. Vanessa believes that our troubles are rooted and treated beyond just the mind, and helps others explore non-traditional practices for healing and empowerment. She believes that abundance and soul-led living is achievable for everyone, and  thrives on the work of co-creating this with her clients.

In this conversation, she and Ambe...

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August 3, 2022 55 mins

"We're all healing beings."

Todays guest, Anna Marie Frank is a doctor of Traditional Naturopathy, brain health professional, certified mindset life-guide coach, and lover of life! She is an author, podcast host, and an employee wellness consultant. Her mission is to end mental health stigmas and help all people upgrade their brains and biology through lifestyle choices. 

She believes that our neural pathways can be rewired through...

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July 20, 2022 35 mins

This is Ambers 100th podcast episode and the topic was formed from a PTSD flashback she had the night before recording. 

Amber uses PTSD and CPTSD interchangeably, but there is a difference. The main difference between the two is PTSD usually occurs after a single traumatic event, while CPTSD is associated with repeated trauma. Amber has CPTSD. 

In this episode Amber shares her experience with PTSD and the lessons learned from this...

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    June 29, 2022 56 mins

    Ambers guest, Steve Q. Wiltshire has made fitness, health & mindset a priority for 3 decades! Shortly after winning the Mr. Oregon Body Building Competition, Steve developed an autoimmune disease that originated from a serious gut complication that took a huge toll on his overall health, his life, and his career. 

    Up until then Steve followed what he perceived as experts in fitness regarding what was "healthy", like radical meal pl...

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    June 15, 2022 49 mins

    Ambers guest today is Rachel West, and this is her 2nd time being on the podcast. Rachel is a Holistic Personal Growth Coach, Best Selling Author and the Founder of "Empowering Growth". She is also a Domestic Violence Victims Advocate and Community Health Worker. 

    Rachel focuses on helping others with mindset improvement and their mental health with a specialty in addiction. She has a belief that you must do the inner work, if you ...

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    June 1, 2022 60 mins

    "Curiosity is the gateway drug to intuition" - Kimberly Spencer 

    Kimberly Spencer is an award-winning high-performance, trauma-informed coach and trainer, Amazon best-selling author, TEDx speaker, and the founder of CrownYourself.com.

    From her entrepreneurial beginnings at five selling bags of glitter-water to her neighbors, to becoming an award-winning screenwriter, certified Pilates instructor, Miss Congeniality, and six-time WEG...

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    May 25, 2022 45 mins

    Ash Marshall-Odell says, "Living life is a spiritual experience." 

    Spirituality is a very important part of our healing journey and Amber felt that this episode was the perfect one to help wrap up Mental Health Awareness Month for us. Please share with someone who needs to hear it...not just in May, but anytime.  

    Ash is a spiritual teacher & mentor, healer, empath, psychic medium, certified personal coach, Light Worker, Reiki mast...

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    May 18, 2022 43 mins

    Are you not living your best life because anxiety and depression are holding you back? 

    Ambers guest, Grounded Alignment Practitioner, Elizabeth Sloan wants you to know that you are not “broken” or “less than”, you just need the right support to reconnect you with your ideal manifestation of yourself in this world. 

    She says, when you are grounded as yourself, you really can deal with all the challenges that come up from a place of...

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    May 11, 2022 17 mins

    It's still Mental Health Awareness Month. But, after last week's episode where Amber talked about some heavy topics, we decided to go a little lighter...but, the information in this episode is still helpful for your mental health. And, Ambers guest Bethany has a loving, sunshine energy that's just good for the soul. 

    Bethany Nicole is back for a second time and this time we're chatting about the 5 Love Languages, based on work and ...

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    May 4, 2022 56 mins

    No matter what you’re going through, there is always hope. There is always a way to get through it. True healing is possible for every single one of us.

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month Amber shares parts of her traumatic yet healing story. She shares her experience with different healing methods and resources in order to encourage and support you on your healing journey.

    Get help finding wellness professionals to help su...

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    April 27, 2022 50 mins

    "Grief can often feel like being quarantined. Now, it’s even more so. Grieving is hard and isolating even at the best of times, and unfortunately, we are far from the best of times."

    That's a quote from a piece written by Ambers guest today, Kevin Ringstaff founder of PetCloud - grief support services for pet loss. 

    Now if you're not a pet owner, that's ok, this episode is focused on grief in general - the stigmas around it, the pr...

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    April 13, 2022 64 mins

    "We are never going to grieve ourselves into happiness"

    You may remember Penny's episode from last season called "Habits of Happiness", named after her signature program. 

    Penny has been involved in the health care field for over 40 years.  She's a beloved massage therapist in Portland, OR, and an EFT Practitioner. Her work is client-centered because she knows how unhelpful and even damaging it is to not be heard, or have your feel...

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    April 6, 2022 49 mins

    Ambers guest today, Beverley Danielle met on Instagram...which is actually the way she's connected with about half of this shows guests. 

    She was inspired by Beverley's beautiful posts and business name. So, being the curious being she is - of course, she wanted to know more! And, in this episode, she got her fill. Not only is Beverley a lovely human, helper, Life Coach, and Fitness Instructor; she also works for the criminal justi...

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    March 30, 2022 54 mins

    Sit back and get ready for an hour of hope, inspiration, and a ton of great wisdom coming from today's guest, Susan DeLorenzo.

    This is Susan's 2nd time on the podcast, because Amber really enjoys chatting with her, and she's a listener favorite. 

    Susan is a transformational life coach whose focus is on helping others who are emerging from life-altering adversities. She guides them to evaluate the insights and wisdom that these time...

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    March 23, 2022 40 mins

    Today's guest Terry Tucker says a ton of inspiring things in this episode, but this is one of Amber's favorites, "What we leave behind are the things we weave into the hearts of other people."

    It's her favorite because it's what this podcast is all about - weaving inspiration, healing, and empowerment into your hearts. This short episode will leave you and your heart full of all three and more! 

    Terry is a cancer warrior helping o...

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    March 16, 2022 26 mins

    Hello! Today’s episode is a solo one, with just Amber. In it, she shares some history and folklore around the Spring Equinox, meanings, and some ideas on how to honor all the natural rhythms – the moon, the stars, the planets, mother nature, spirituality, and ourselves.

    Spring is a time of renewal and revitalization. What better time to pump up your self care!?!?!

    After listening, join Amber, past guests and other fans in her FREE ...

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    March 9, 2022 63 mins

    1 in 8 US women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime.

    Sharing these stats are not meant to scare you, and this in no way means you or someone you know will get breast cancer. But, It's something we should all be aware of. 

    Cancer in all forms is on the rise, and although conventional medical experts will tell you that there's little we can do to avoid getting cancer and if you do get cancer - the onl...

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    March 2, 2022 59 mins

    Well, since recording this episode, Covid stuff seems to finally be calming down; but now we're witnessing a pretty scary situation over in Europe and Asia. The hits just keep coming! 

    If you're feeling a little defeated, hopeless, and unmotivated, this episode might just be the boost of inspiration and motivation you need. Because helping ourselves always helps other people. And, sometimes that's all we can do when other options a...

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