Posts Tagged ‘choosing correct thoughts’

Episode 104: Four Concepts to Focus on in the New Year

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Episode 104: Four Concepts to Focus on in the New Year

Cookie is taking a brief health-related leave of absence, but she will be back. In the meantime, listen to episodes 1 – 104 and dive deeper into all the content with the Podcast Study Guide. And be sure to get on the wait list so you know when the Freedom Group opens up, and be coached by Cookie.

New year podcast 104

Can you believe it’s the end of another year with me? We’ve had so many coaching sessions together, with lots of new information.

I wanted to take today to outline for you some of the things I want you to focus on in the New Year.

Here they are:

1. I want you to listen to Episode 57. Here, we talk about the four most dangerous words you can say to yourself. Any idea what they are? They are: “I ALREADY KNOW THAT!”

When you say these words, you guarantee that you won’t learn anything new, or change your perspective.

2. Next, revisit Episode 68. I want you to understand why it’s so important to take a leap of faith. We will talk about what it is, and of course, how to do it. You cannot move forward if you don’t do what you have never done. I understand that you have no proof that you can do the unknown, but this is how you do it. You take a leap of faith. And you build your confidence.

3. Now, we move on to Episode 70. How often do you fall down and instead of getting back up, you say: “Screw it!” This is a dead-end statement. It stops you in your tracks, and it can become very habitual. Let’s learn how to fall down and get back up quickly!

4. And finally, have a listen to Episode 75. Do you have CLEAR guidelines? How you will eat? And why? And when? And how will you know when to stop? If you are thinking, “No, but I’ll just be good,” this won’t work. Clear guidelines are the way to go if you want definite results.

Join me in this session that summarizes some of the most important things you learned with me this year.

See you soon.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 99: Unearth the Fear that Sabotages Your Weight Loss

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Episode 99: Unearth the Fear that Sabotages Your Weight Loss

At this point, you know what you might be doing that holds back from what you want most: permanent weight loss.

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  • Maybe you eat before you’re physically hungry.
  • Maybe you keep eating long after your body has had enough.
  • Maybe you eat to ease an uncomfortable emotion.
  • Or maybe you do a combination of these things.

But even when you work on changing and addressing those things, sometimes you might still find yourself going back, over and over, to acting and eating in a way that isn’t helpful.

And sometimes the reason you do this is fear.

Fear of what is next.

What happens after you finally lose your extra weight, learn to manage your moods, and take better care of yourself?

That’s what I’d like to work on with you today.

Demystifying that big black hole of the unknown AFTER you lose your weight and lose the whole problem.

Let’s look ahead and bust through that fear together.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 95: How Complaining Can Stall Your Weight Loss

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Episode 95: How Complaining Can Stall Your Weight Loss

If you’re anything like me, you probably have no idea how often you default to complaining.

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Complaining about yourself. Your job. Your family. The weather. The slowness of your weight loss. The unfairness of not eating whatever you want, whenever you want. I’ll bet you complain about more things than you’re aware of.

You don’t mean it in a serious way, at least some of the time. But, it’s become a habit. And this habit is hurting you, even though you don’t realize it.

Complaining draws your attention and all your mental resources toward what’s wrong instead of what’s right. Toward what you don’t want, rather than what you wish for.

It creates negative moods for you, and, isn’t so pleasant for the people around you.

Physically, it can have profound effects on your body and your brain when done on a regular basis.

And, it can stall your efforts to lose weight. I’ll explain how inside this coaching session.

So join me, and let’s shine the light on a seemingly innocent habit that could be holding you back.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 94: Don’t Believe All Your Thoughts

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Episode 94: Don’t Believe All Your Thoughts

Wait a minute – you shouldn’t believe everything you think? Aren’t your thoughts true? They sure seem to be the truth.

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Where do your thoughts even come from? What happens if you question your thoughts? And while we’re at it, what’s the difference between a thought, a belief, and a feeling?

We make a lot of assumptions every day – about our thoughts, our beliefs, our feelings, and our reality.

There is so much going on in your mind – all the time – that’s true. But you have the power to choose which thoughts to pay attention to. And what you choose affects your reality. But how do you choose?

Today we’ll talk about where your thoughts come from, how to know which ones to believe, and how to take back your power over them.

Listen to this coaching session to learn how your thoughts create your reality. Then use that knowledge to start creating an even better life for yourself – one thought at a time.

The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. Enrollment opens four times a year, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.

Coming Soon!

Coming very soon will be a listener contest for 5 copies of my new upcoming podcast study guide. This guide will help you treat these podcasts like a course, where you can take notes and have my personal notes for each episode, with action steps to get the most out of them.

I am developing two new products especially for you: a Podcast Study Guide and a complete Weight Loss Made Real Home Study Program. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please click here and join the waiting list.

Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 91: How to Handle Your Weight Loss Obstacles

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Episode 91: How to Handle Your Weight Loss Obstacles

When you undertake any goal, especially a big one like changing the way you eat to lose your extra weight, you’re bound to run into obstacles.

And, you’ll also run into excuses.

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Whatever you run into, how you view these roadblocks will either help you figure things out, or give up.

Of course, you don’t want to give up, right? So, let’s see the difference between your excuses, which keep you stuck, and the obstacles you face, which inspire you to find a way around them.

And, we’ll talk about the idea of using a role model who’s doing what you’d love to be doing, to inspire you. Do you look at other women who can get themselves to do what you can’t, and wonder what the difference between you really is?

It’s the difference between the way they think, and the way you think. Instead of looking at others and feeling envy, let me show you how to be inspired and motivated into action when you see others a few steps ahead of you.

Let’s do this. No more stopping and giving up. Let’s figure out how to turn your excuses into obstacles that you can figure out and overcome.

Join me for this coaching session that will help you move ahead in your weight loss journey.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 90: What Are Your Weight Loss Expectations?

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

Episode 90: What Are Your Weight Loss Expectations?

When you set an important goal, like changing how you eat and learning to eat naturally, what do you expect?

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What do you expect to happen? And how do you expect things to go?

If you’ve tried and failed at changing your mind and your body, odds are good that you haven’t managed your expectations.

Your expectations about how hard or how easy it might be. Expectations about how you will handle slips. And expectations about your abilities to literally change your mind.

I believe that managing your expectations at the beginning of a life-changing journey can make or break your end results.

And today, I’d like to coach you through taking a look at the expectations you have and show you how to edit those expectations so they work for you, and not against you.

Join me as we talk about your expectations in the world of weight loss.


Podcast Study Guide

The Weight Loss Made Real Podcast Study Guide was created to support you on your weight loss journey.

Collection 1: Episodes 1 – 52 contains these great features: easy-to-read summaries of all the main, most important concepts from each podcast episode, room for you to take notes that are relevant to you and your life, right there alongside the summary notes, a direct link to each episode for your reference and so you can easily listen while you read the summaries, an action step for each episode, links to additional resources mentioned are embedded right into the notes so you can easily access them, if desired… and much more!

Get all the details and purchase your copy today.


The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. We use my unique EAT, THINK, LOVE program. Enrollment will open soon, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.


Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 89: Time Management Interview with Jill Farmer

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Episode 89: Time Management Interview with Jill Farmer

You’re trying to make changes in your life. In how you eat. How you live. And basically, how you show up in this world.

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And I’ll bet there have been times when you’ve said: “I can’t do it all! I just don’t have enough time!”

I understand. I’ve been there myself. And reading about time management (and trying to apply what I read) is one of my favorite pastimes.

So how do you do it? How do you find or make time for what is most important to you?

Join me and my guest, Jill Farmer, author of ‘There’s Not Enough Time… and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves’.

Here’s what we discuss:

  • What’s the most common complaint Jill hears from her clients?
  • Should we look at making a lifestyle change, like losing weight as a ‘to do’, or as a project?
  • Why is planning ahead important and how do you get yourself to do it?
  • How does perfectionism fit into how we manage our time?
  • Why is it so important to be able to say ‘no’?
  • And, what’s the biggest mistake people make when they are making a list of things to do?

I want to help you change, and change is made of up lots of actions and details.

Join me in this interview so you can learn to manage yourself better as you change.

Jill FarmerJill Farmer is the author of “There’s Not Enough Time… and Other Lies We Tell Ourselves” which debuted as a bestseller in the Time Management category on Amazon.

In 2015, The Washington Post named Jill to its 21-Day Time Hacker team as one of the top time experts in the country. Jill travels the U.S. delivering keynotes and teaching her acclaimed program for some of the top corporations and organizations in the world.

In addition to being a master certified life coach practicing since 2010, Jill Farmer is a wife and the mother of two daughters. For more than a decade, she was an Emmy Award winning consumer reporter and television anchor in St. Louis.

Jill is also the unsuccessful herder of the two worst-behaved dogs in the universe.

Visit Jill’s website here and learn more about her Light Your Fire Retreat here.

The Freedom Group

Do you struggle to lose weight or stop eating emotionally? If you do, click here to learn how The Freedom Group can help. The Freedom Group is a coaching program with me as your coach and a group of like-minded women who will help you reach your goals. Enrollment opens four times a year, so get on the waiting list and be the first to know when we’re accepting new members.

Coming Soon!

I am developing two new products especially for you: a Podcast Study Guide and a complete Weight Loss Made Real Home Study Program. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please click here and join the waiting list.

Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 83: An Interview with JJ Virgin, Nutrition and Fitness Expert

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

Episode 83: An Interview with JJ Virgin, Nutrition and Fitness Expert

Thanks for joining us today as I interview JJ Virgin, the celebrity and fitness expert. JJ is the author of four New York Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.

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You can find JJ and get her recipes, articles and helpful online programs at JJVirgin.com.

Here are some of the topics we covered in our chat today:

  • Food intolerances vs. allergies or sensitivities
  • Snacking vs. eating 3 meals a day
  • How to figure out your own personalized way of eating
  • Why JJ views your body as a chemistry lab
  • How stress fits into the equation of healthy living
  • Sugar: should we give it up?
  • Are artificial sweeteners helpful?
  • What about sugar cravings? And withdrawal?
  • Can you truly be addicted to sugar or any other food?
  • What does JJ mean about the ‘miracle mindset’?

Enjoy our discussion and hear the answers to questions my clients ask me all the time.

JJ VirginCelebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of four NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook.

Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident.

JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. She’s also a frequent guest on TV and radio and speaks at major events.

In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit. Find articles, recipes, helpful online programs, and more at www.jjvirgin.com.

Coming Soon!

I am developing two new products especially for you: a Podcast Study Guide and a complete Weight Loss Made Real Home Study Program. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please click here and join the waiting list.

Gifts and Important Links

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: The Freedom Group for emotional eating is closed for enrollment as we do some remodeling. It will reopen very soon, so get on the wait list here and be the first to know when we are taking new members: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group.

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 77: A Little Tough Love: Why It’s Important to Tackle Your Weight and Eating Issues

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

Episode 77: A Little Tough Love: Why It’s Important to Tackle Your Weight and Eating Issues

Do you ever ask yourself: Why bother? Why am I doing this? Who cares about my weight and my eating and what difference does it make?

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Well, grab a seat because it’s time for a little tough love session, with your coach.

There are many important reasons for you to do several things:

  1. Accept yourself where you are.
  2. Conquer anything that uses up your thoughts and energy, taking you away from where you are meant to go.
  3. Always know that taking care of you is the foundation for a good, happy life.

I want you to stop trying to lose weight and change your eating if you’re doing it strictly for self-improvement.

But I do want you to not stop until you are where you want to be so you can do what you’re meant to do in the world.

Join me in this short and sweet tough love session. And for more tough love, listen to Episode 48.

Coming Soon!

I am developing two new products especially for you: a Podcast Study Guide and a complete Weight Loss Made Real Home Study Program. If you would like to be notified when they are available, please click here and join the waiting list.

Gifts and Important Links

Talk with Cookie

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Episode 71: Learn How to Trade Your Old Thought Loops for New Ones

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Episode 71: Learn How to Trade Your Old Thought Loops for New Ones

If you’re like me and most of the people I work with privately and in my groups, you have certain thoughts that are your favorites.

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These thoughts go around and around in your mind, playing as often as the Top 10 songs on your local radio station.

The problem is, that many of these thought loops don’t help you. In fact, many of them keep you stuck and repeating old harmful patterns over and over.

Today in your coaching session we’re going to take a close look at your thought loops.

We’ll talk about what a thought loop actually is, how to know whether it helps or it hurts you, and why these loops are SO hard to break out of.

Of course, we will also talk about the way out: how to wake up to your own thought loops and decide what stays and what gets ditched, and why.

Join me in this coaching session and let’s take apart your Top 10 list and see if it’s worthy to be floating around in that beautiful mind of yours.

Talk with Cookie

Make sure you get your FREE copy of my BOOK, Clearing Your Path to Permanent Weight Loss, plus other gifts. Get them here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/gifts

THE FREEDOM COACHING GROUP: If you’ve ever dreamed about having your own personal coach to work on your eating with you, you’re closer than you think. My coaching group is happening now! It’s super affordable, supportive, and an amazing resource if you struggle with overeating, emotional eating or binge eating. Take all you’re learning here on the podcast and go to the next level. Click here: http://weightlossmadereal.com/group to get all the details and join our group Weight Loss Made Real: The Freedom Group. Because really, isn’t freedom what we all want? I hope to see you in the group!

I always welcome your letters. You may email me at cookie@realweightlossrealwomen.com

I’d so appreciate it if you would leave me an honest rating and review on iTunes at http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/itunes. It will help the show and its ranking in iTunes a lot! How to rate and review on iTunes: http://realweightlossrealwomen.com/rate. Thank you and enjoy the show!