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The Legendary Leaders Podcast

Nov 26, 2020

How are you making peace with stress?


Stress by itself can be a message to take the opportunity to become who you’re meant to be. You could start embracing that stress experience, taking charge of your life, and becoming who you’re meant to be.


Stephannie Weikert is a Certified Yoga Therapist and the creator of Make Peace with Stress and Reset + Restore. She has been focusing on helping individuals and organizations to combat stress in a yogic way.  Stephannie has had her own stress issues where she battled with stress-related anxiety and depression for 10 years and used to pulling her eyebrows and eyelashes out.


She later came to a recognition that her life needed to change and took the three-step process of self-study, surrender, and intention setting which completely turned around her life.

Listen in to learn how you can reset and interrupt patterns of stress and take charge of your life. Also learn why you need to first successfully lead your life so you can lead the world and contribute to the collective experience.


Key Takeaways:

  • How to empower yourself by noticing your problem and changing it through commitment.
  • That average stress means to show you a warning signal while chronic stress means something in your life is out of alignment.
  • Learn to accept the challenges without fighting them and instead allowing them to help you fulfill your purpose.
  • How to become aware of symptoms of chronic stress and using the yoga philosophy process to change it.
  • How to form a mental health routine as a life-long practice of managing chronic stress.



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Episode Timeline:

  • [0:42] Intro
  • [7:39] Stephannie narrates her history with stress-related anxiety and depression where she formed the behavior of pulling out her eyebrows and eyelashes before coming to a realization.
  • [16:22] Why some people stress responses is always on and how to can change that and use stress as your best friend.
  • [23:43] Embrace your experience- make peace with stress and be what you’re meant to be.
  • [27:48] Using the three-step yoga philosophy process- self-study, surrender, and intention setting.
  • [31:04] Stephannie shares some steps you can to start becoming more aware of yourself and taking charge of your life.
  • [38:37] The upside of chronic stress- why it is a message to take the opportunity to be who we want to be.
  • [39:55] Stephannie encourages that we all become our own best leaders so we can lead in the world we are meant to be in.



Standout Quotes:

  • “Either stay stuck and just stay the way you are or take charge and change it.”- Stephanie Weikert [11:02]


  • “The more you practice the surrendering stage the simpler it becomes and suddenly you’re in a completely different space of calm and ease.”- Cathleen Merkel [27:29]


  • “The practice of reset is simply an awareness that you’re in charge.”- Stephannie Weikert [36:48]


  • “It’s impossible to change everything at once but with practice, you can start to become more aware of your ability to take charge of yourself.”- Stephannie Weikert [37:29]


  • “Sustainable change happens when you take small steps consistently.”- Cathleen Merkel [38:05]





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Book: Make Peace With Stress







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About Cathleen: 


As a Thought Leader in the Mindset & (Self-) Leadership space, Cathleen supports high achieving, but worn-out women create a more content & balanced life without sacrificing their hard-earned success. Following a simple 6 step framework, she helps you not only reconnect with your inner feminine side; Cathleen also supports you to rediscover your REAL YOU!
Cathleen focuses on women who lost their sense of purpose, who feel they are running in a hamster wheel, trying to please everyone but themselves. She helps you to turn your careers, your social connections and personal life around so that you will start feeling fulfilled and excited again about the days to come.  
At the end of the process, Cathleen's clients will feel healthier, happier, energised and clear about their future.  
With over 15 years of leadership experience in Retail, Media & Broadcasting, Engineering and Property Investment, Cathleen has not only experienced the challenges and opportunities of a female leader herself, she has also been leading and supporting various leadership development initiatives within large, complex, multinational matrix organisations.


Only by deeply experiencing her very personal life challenges – ‘hitting a wall experiences’ –Cathleen was able to redefine her own purpose, deciding to bring ease and content to as many women as possible on the planet!


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About Stephannie Weikert


Stephannie Weikert is a Certified Yoga Therapist who helps smart, capable men and women manage stress with some of the most fundamental, yet little-known principles of yoga. She’s been teaching therapeutic yoga for stress in studios, hospitals, businesses, and with her 1:1clients since 2005. Now she’s on a mission to make meaningful personal growth doable and practical with her signature Make Peace with Stress approach so of us can be present, calm and confident, and change the world.


When not mentoring individuals and organizations to transform challenges into catalysts for growth, Stephannie can usually be found under a pile of books or working on writing her first book about how to take charge of your chaotic mind and focus on what’s really important to you. Discover more about Stephannie’s work at and Make Peace with Stress at