The Process To Becoming a Great (Heart Based) Leader

Monday Morning Mentoring


I whole heartedly agree with the Dalai Lama’s opinion, “The world will be saved by the western woman”. However, it cannot be saved from the same energy that has created the current culture, mores and structure.

Over the next few weeks I will share insight and recommendations that I have used to help clients transform and lead from an authentic place of power.

Before we can fully LEAD (ourselves, our teams, our companies), there are two key areas that must be addressed.

It may come in the form of healing old wounds for ourselves, our teams, our communities.

It may look like skill development, refining tools, reinforcing policy – whether personal or business.

It may look like letting go of unhealthy relationships, purging unworkable habits or changing course altogether.

Make no mistake, we don’t need to be in suits, nor grandstanding in politics to make the impact we are here to make. We can fully step into leading the lives and businesses we are meant to lead – from right where we are and in each role we have.

No matter your position or situation, the first step in the process of becoming a great leader is to find and cultivate: Unwavering Courage.

When we decide to take a stand, many times we will be targets. Held accountable in ways that men usually are not. This is readily seen in our personal relationships and in business. Just think of the women who choose not to have children and focus on career and calling instead. Judged and ridiculed by men and women alike. Or like powerhouse CEO, Therese Tucker who defied the odds, going all out with her billion dollar tech company and then gets attacked for taking a stand with her hair color. (She just happens to be one of my heroes)

Those are just a couple of the myriad of examples, and I don’t need to go on. The fact is, we as women MUST have UNWAVERING COURAGE.

And what does that really mean?

Courage: noun, the ability to meet danger and difficulties with firmness : the ability to do something that you know is difficult or dangerous

Derived from Old French corage, from Latin cor ‘heart.’

Now this has a lot more meaning to me as a long time Yogi, but it’s not necessary for the work we are doing this week.

You see, the HEART is a key Energy vessel, not just the organ but the essence of our Unity and communion and it is where we need to lead from FIRST.

This piece must be in place.

How do we get unwavering courage? I am going to venture to say that each one of us has expressed in our lives at one time or another that UNWAVERING Courage.

Can you think of a time or two? I can. Just remembering those moments will be a powerful action step this week! When you recall those past moments of unwavering courage – recall every nuance, the smell, the textures, the sounds. Feel into that moment and use that to bring you strength for something you need to find courage in today.

This unwavering courage is something we must each continuously cultivate for ourselves, as well as each other – to build fortitude in order to fulfill our Dreams.

The second piece that we need to focus on is Self Confidence.

The confidence to BE fully oneself without having to tear another down in order to show up. The confidence to support another without forfeiting your own needs. The confidence to take the time you need to restore and reset if you don’t know your exact next steps.

These are just a few examples of how I define SELF CONFIDENCE.

This week, set aside your SELF CARE time with a focus on your HEART. Your hearts desire. Your compassion for self, esif you have been more focused outwardly. Your compassion for other’s if you have been more focused inward. Come in to a balance with this energy.

Take one action that you know you want to complete this week and make a promise to yourself that by the end of the week you will complete that. Whether it is telling someone NO, you will not be attending that party, NO you won’t be volunteering for that fundraiser, or YES, I will take on that role and I’m excited to do so.

Whatever that piece is for you, do it from a place of PURE HEART.

When you have completed that, take the time to honor and acknowledge your hearts choice.

When you need reinforcement, connect to your body’s POWER HOUSE, use your “power stance” and shout, even if silently (but it’s better out loud!)


Here’s to an awesome week!

Go Lead a Life YOU LOVE – Courageously!

Stephana Johnson helps leaders get more results with less BS, for themselves, their team and their bottom line. She is the Founder of Yogilachi® and CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) of Powerhouse Leaders and speaks globally on leadership, innovation and resiliency. For more information visit, call 360-210-2160 or email Stephana directly at

Cancer Is NOT a Genetic Disease

My personal holistic healing journal with melanoma cancer

Why Is It Still Considered Such in the Mainstream Medical world?!?

The very first question asked by the doc – Do you have a family history of cancer?

It’s no longer relevant. We know far too much now but there is still over 100 Billion $$$$ spent annually on genetic research for cancer. That cancer and many other diseases or metabolic and related to the cellular or mitochondria has been known for over a century from all the books I’ve read – some which were published in 1927 –


Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D writes in his 2016 book Cancer as a Metabolic Disease: On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer


“What we have to recognize … is that if cancer is a mitochondrial metabolic disease and you get cancer because of mitochondrial failure in certain populations of cells and certain tissues, if you prevent your mitochondria from entering into this dysfunctional state … [then] the probability of getting cancer is going to be significantly reduced.

To what percent? I would say a minimum of 80 percent. Cancer is probably, as I said in my book, one of the most manageable diseases that we know of …

The problem is that many people don’t want [to take the preventive steps to avoid cancer]. They’re like, ‘I have to therapeutically fast for a week? Oh, I’m not going to. Give me a break’ … An effective prevention is to eat less and move more. A lot of people don’t want to do that … Once you realize what cancer is, that it’s a metabolic disease, you can take charge of those kinds of things. In other words, getting cancer is not God’s will. It’s not bad luck.”

Why don’t more people know about this? Why doesn’t every doctor and practitioner who deals with anyone with cancer of any kind know this stuff?

Why were the only options presented in the year 2018 – cutting, burning and poisoning? And that I chose not do more research and not schedule my surgery and next steps was a given the stink eye. Something is not right here. And it’s gotta be more than just that people don’t want to change their diet.




How To Do An At Home Colonic

From healing my cancer and healthy living protocols

When I was finally diagnosed with Celiac disease after a string of diagnosis trying to find out what was “wrong” I found out about colonics as a Tool for self healing.

This was back in the 90’s when little was even considered around gluten and it’s harm on our gut health.  You see, I was in great shape physically but I was constantly sick, lethargic, depressed, had anxiety attacks and so on. I had diagnoses of lupus, fibromyalgia, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome and from the cult I was in I was known as PTS (potential trouble source). The common theme here though – it’s all symptomatic. None of it ever looked at the WHOLE person. So to even consider that what’s going on in the intestines might have an effect on the whole was really unheard of.

To date though, the 2nd biggest progress I made was when colonics were recommended to me by my Functional Medicine MD. The first has to do with the mind and our thoughts and that’s in another article worth checking out.

Although it was the first I’d investigated  colonics for myself, hydro therapy has been around since ancient Egyptian times and I knew about enemas. In fact, enemas we not uncommon only distasteful to discuss and likely “died out” as a very simple workable solution illness around the same time our natural and traditional diet and medicine was displaced in the early part of the 1900s.

My first set of colonics I did with a professional therapist. I learned so much from her and appreciate the experience greatly.  I started out doing 2 per week for a month then 1 weekly then 1 monthly for about a year. It may seem like a lot – and I’ve heard people say they don’t need it because they poop regularly, but believe me when I say, there could be a lodged piece of dead food in your upper intestines…well…it’s not really a fun topic but it’s necessary.

I had done regular (weekly) coffee enemas as part of the Gerson therapy for cancer but my RBTI practitioner reminded me the significant difference between the enema and the colonic. They are not even close to being the same.

The enema is only getting the lower colon…

It’s very rare that only 1 colonic is needed. Colonics can get expensive. Right now they are around the $75 market –  well worth it with a competent colon hydrotherapist of course but my budget couldn’t handle how many I would need over this period to get my health back. So I decided to invest in my own colonic board.

This is the colon board I have at home.




It’s all relative of course because I was an active health and fitness trainer and was really good at my job. But I think many people who go into a career they are passionate about do so because they have either been helped from it or have had someone they love helped. And we also keep learning because we want to keep getting better, for ourselves and for our clients.