Sheri Salata and Nancy Hala are life-long sister friends of 29 years, Chief Visionaries of The Pillar Life, and co-hosts of their popular podcast, The Sheri + Nancy Show. Between them, they’ve had one of the most high-powered careers in television (Sheri); married, divorced and raised two children while working with Fortune 500 companies (Nancy). Each took a different path that led to the same life-changing moment — a chardonnay-inspired dreamstorming session where they decided to join forces to elevate their lives and consciously create more happiness, success and abundance.
This is round #2 of our BETTERS.
One of the great things about living The Pillar Life is finding the product, the process, or the mindset that help us expand and support each pillar. From Nancy’s favorite frying pan to Sheri’s candle strategy to changing a perspective on things you think you cannot and will not do – these betters are changing our lives, and here’s another entire episode dedicated to them.
Sheri and Nancy discuss their dreams of living and working abroad.
France. Italy. Canada. Stirring up the new.
They chat with Katy Sewall, co-host of The Bittersweet Life podcast (her BFF Tiffany Parks is her cohost), about how she made her “expat” dream come true by living a year in Italy.
Here we go DreamTribe. Diving deep into our Adventure + Discovery pillar!
In the Blue Zones people eat better and live longer. It’s a fascinating window into what we can learn from cultures and their cuisines. Sheri and Nancy are ALL IN. They have eliminated sugar, cut back on alcohol, removed dairy, and things are looking and feeling pretty good.
As their January detoxes come to an end, Sheri and Nancy have a chance to talk to an expert about one of the most revealing and dramatic changes they made – saying goodbye to sugar. Molly Carmel is a heralded eating disorder specialist, therapist and author of a breakthrough new book, Breaking Up With Sugar: A Plan to Divorce the Diets, Drop the Pounds and Live Your Best Life.
An entire episode dedicated to BETTER. Better things, better ideas, better ways of doing so many fabulous things. From popcorn poppers to toilet bowls to how prep for a week of living The Pillar Life, these are the hacks, tips, tricks and products Sheri and Nancy swear by (and one or two that may or may not have been debunked). And the BETTER news is that many of their favorites are now available in The Pillar Life Shop.
Oh how we love our girlfriends. They are among the most important relationships of our lives. This week, Sheri + Nancy go way back in time, to their first meeting at Nancy’s house in Chicago 30 years ago. They’ve seen each other through thick and thin over the years, and their friendship has evolved in miraculous ways.
Sheri and Nancy are jumping into the new year (and new decade) with enormous changes. Nancy has taken her love story to the next level. She and David got engaged on NYE and Nancy is practically floating with happiness. Sheri has met him and has thrown her FULL support behind this union – she and David are already great friends. And Sheri has a new beating heart in her home too – a big welcome to Dolly, an absolutely adorable English Bulldog puppy who is part-sweetheart-part-rascal, but pure love.
What a year it was. We’ve been manifesting left and right. When the joy ride is this great, it’s important every once in a while to stop, take a look around, and fully appreciate all that you’ve conjured. In this episode, Sheri + Nancy look back at 2019 and discuss their most significant life changes … where they live, what they’ve created, who they’ve met and what they’ve realized along the way.
Compassion, empathy, awareness. These are crucial aspects of our Spirituality + Happiness Pillars. Communing with our fellow earthlings (household pets and wild animals alike) has never been more important than now, and on this week’s show, Sheri + Nancy sit down with worldwide phenom and interspecies communicator, Nancy Windheart, who energetically connects with animals to find out what they’re feeling and thinking. It’s nothing short of amazing.
In this episode, Sheri + Nancy talk about one of their favorite (and foundational) topics — how to uplevel your dreams. This riveting chat is for everyone who understands that the rocket fuel behind manifesting what you truly want in life is to make time for dreaming every single day. This episode spotlights Teneshia Jackson Warner, a woman who went from googling “What is an agency?” to running her very own and winning the biggest prize at Canne (the Oscars of Advertising).
Calling all Abers! And everyone else who wants to learn about clearing away resistance and manifesting the life of your dreams. For the first time on this podcast, Sheri + Nancy sit down to talk about being students of Abraham-Hicks, a spiritual path unlike any other that sheds light on the powerful Law of Attraction in three simple steps: 1. Ask. 2. It is Given. 3. Get Ready to Receive it.
An emotional and inspiring episode on the power of a real-life LoveStory. Nancy talks with Dr. Laura Berman, love coach and sex therapist, in a conversation that will add kindling to the fire that anything in life is possible, including leaving old stories behind and finding true love. This is The Pillar Life at its finest … making dreams come true.
Hilarious and inspiring, Wendy Euler is 51, stylish, gorgeous, living her dream life in Montana, and she’s a mega influencer (@goodbyecroptop) who tells us why 50 is the new 50. We say amen to that. Wendy chats with Sheri + Nancy about how to jazz up their style game, look and feel great, and put themselves on display in the most personally authentic way possible. We all need a little more style in our lives. Tune in.
Mastin Kipp shines the light on “capital T” and “lower-case t” TRAUMA — acute, chronic, personal, societal and all the ways it shows up in our beliefs and behaviors. He tells Sheri + Nancy why it’s essential to be a Transitional Character and stop the cycle of trauma in our lives and the lives of our beloveds. This conversation is revealing and important and foundational to a well-lived Pillar Life. Don’t miss it.
Sheri is gliding into her 60s and Nancy is right there with her! In this episode, Sheri + Nancy talk with thought leader, spiritual teacher and best-selling author, Gabby Bernstein. Her new book, Super Attractor, is all about claiming the life of your wildest dreams by feeling REALLY REALLY GOOD.
It’s our 100th Episode (!) and Dr. Anna Cabeca (our Girlfriend Doctor) is back to talk about how to make sexual health a top priority and transform a partnership into a love affair. Dr. Anna has created a breakthrough masterclass called Sexual CPR and she’s offering our DreamTribe an amazing $100 discount. Let’s get the sizzle back in our Romance + Sex Pillars!
Sarah Centrella has cracked the code on conjuring up the future of our dreams! Her FutureBoards are all the rage, but now she’s taking it down to brass tacks and telling us the words and phrases to NEVER SAY AGAIN if you want to manifest your heart’s desires.
No matter where you are on your wellness journey, there’s always an opportunity to be healthier. Sheri + Nancy dive deep into how they’re healing their injuries and ramping up their commitment to daily movement and plant-powered eating. Health + Wellness is the first pillar for a reason!
Sheri + Nancy hunker down with world famous yogi Seane Corn to discuss how we hold trauma in our bodies and what we can do to heal it. Seane’s new barnburner of a book, Revolution of the Soul is filled with personal revelations shared in this conversation. Later in the episode, Sheri + Nancy chat about Nancy’s summer recipes and Sheri’s prolific garden. Always hilarious.
She’s a life coach, best-selling author and vision board mega-manifester. Sarah Centrella joins the show today to tell Sher, Nance, and the DreamTribe how to envision, articulate, and create exactly the lives we want.
Not only is Katie Wells the CEO and Founder of Wellness Mama, she is a mom-of-six warrior, intrepid journalist, top-notch researcher, and titan in the podcast space. Her show, The Wellness Mama Podcast, focuses on natural living and ways to improve your life and the lives of those in your care. She’s just a wellspring of wisdom, this one.
Money money money. It may not be the key to happiness but it sure doesn’t hurt. Today’s guest is a bonafide rockstar in Japan, and with the June 4 release of his new book Happy Money, he is about to be just as huge here in the U.S. His nickname, the Happy Millionaire, says it all. Get your notebooks out DreamTribe! This could be life changing.
Elizabeth (Liz) Gilbert knows all about love. And what she doesn’t know she’s on a quest to find out. This week, Sheri and Nancy have the ULTIMATE girlfriend conversation with this world-renowned author and master storyteller. Best known for the global phenom, Eat, Pray, Love, Liz is back with a juicy, sexy romp of a book, City of Girls, out on June 4.
One of our fabulous brand partners has a product that is better-worthy. Sure, we like to make our own masks in DIY fashion, per our expert friend Kimberly Snyder. But when we want an awesome mask in a tube, we turn to Beauty Counter’s Charcoal Mask. Nancy says it makes her skin rosy and as smooth as silk. Sheri’s made it a 3 times a week beauty practice.
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In her can’t-put-it-down best-seller, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Lori Gottlieb describes her life as a therapist and as a patient following a soul-crushing breakup with her fiance. Her fascinating stories struck a chord with Sheri and Nancy. Does the thought of having an hour alone with an expert helping you sort out your limiting beliefs and maladaptive patterns sound just as good to you as it does to Nance? Maybe therapy is the answer — for ALL OF US.
It's a red-letter day for the DreamTribe and our Creativity + Innovation Pillar. Sheri has been a devoted student of Online Marketing Empire Builder Amy Porterfield for many, many months — she has three-ring binders filled with Amy’s teachings. With her wildly popular podcast, Online Marketing Made Easy, Amy is one of the 50 most influential social media people on the planet! And when you listen to her advice, you’ll understand why.
Nancy swears by Fabletics. This workout line created by Kate Hudson features high waisted leggings that don’t slip down when you’re doing your squats. Affordable and long lasting, we are naming this line a BETTER.
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How freeing it is to be really bad at something and still love doing it. Karen Rinaldi, publisher of Harper Wave and Senior Vice President at HarperCollins Publishers, is not afraid to wipe out in the ocean or in life. In fact, she welcomes the chance to fail (and try again) with open arms. Karen is both the Publisher and Editor of Sheri’s new book, The Beautiful No. She joins the show today to talk about loving things you are bad at, a subject she covers with heart and hilarity in her new book...
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Sheri and Nancy are all about upliftment, for themselves, each other, and the DreamTribe. In this episode they do a deep pillar dive and share a bunch of trials, triumphs and tips for each Pillar, so that we can start fast-tracking this Pillar Life. There’s been a giant shift in many areas for both, and they are so excited to be working on these life tenets together with the DreamTribe.
It’s spring and we’re ready for LOVE. Arielle Ford returns to the show to help us unstick ourselves, assuage our fear, break down walls, dismantle our armor, and let love flow in. Arielle talks with Sheri and Nancy about why we get stuck in the first place and how to set our vibration to call love into our lives. Arielle offers three great rules about dating that involve “S.E.X.” — hint: it’s NOT what you think.
She’s a voice brimming with happiness and now she’s telling us how, where and why to turn external chaos into inner peace and joy. World-famous podcast star and best-selling author Gretchen Rubin brings her energy and effervescence to the show this week, and she talks to Sheri and Nancy about her newest book, Outer Order, Inner Calm. It’s all about how we can clear the clutter and create habits that support our Spirituality + Happiness Pillar.
On this episode, Dr. Anna talks with Sheri and Nancy about the symptoms of hormone imbalance, her approach to a healthy and slimming Keto-Green diet, and she throws in some nuggets on intermittent fasting, ketogenic diet myths, and why hormone health in the middle of life is important from the inside out. We just love her.
Jill Herzig has had a very sparkly career: Editor in Chief of Dr. Oz The Good Life magazine, Editor in Chief of Redbook magazine, and Executive Editor at Glamour magazine. Photos shoots, clothing budgets, a jet-set lifestyle. And then, while she was at the top of her game, she was unceremoniously hip checked out of the print magazine industry. What do you do when your career trajectory takes an unwanted, unplanned and abrupt detour?
Both Sheri and Nancy have relocated to new cities, so today’s episode about carefully curating the people in your life comes at a perfect time for each of them. This move is all about new dreams, new opportunities, and a chance to forge new relationships. They’ve invited Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of an extensive business networking organization called BNI, on the show. Ivan is not only a networking mastermind, he’s one of the authors of a bestselling book called Who’s In Your Room
Lisa Oz is an extraordinary writer, producer and entrepreneur. She has also been married for more than 30 years to the guru of healthy living, Dr. Mehmet Oz, so she knows a thing or two about transformation, relationships, and living a balanced life.
Our energy within creates our experience on the outside. Quantum Field visionary and Master of Bioenergetic Medicine, Dr. Sue Morter joins Sher and Nance to show us how to uplift and uplevel to heal our bodies and live our best life. Dr. Sue’s new book, The Energy Code is an entirely new approach to accessing our creative genius and elevating our consciousness.
She’s back. Dani Shapiro is one of the show’s favorite all-time guests, and she returns this week to talk about her whirlwind New York Times Bestselling book Inheritance, and her new podcast Family Secrets.
In this episode, Dr. Anna does a deep dive into the ways we can all feel vibrant, juicy, and delicious through menopause and beyond. She shares some gems from her fascinating new book, The Hormone Fix, and offers some practical sexual health tips and a FREE E-Book, just for the DreamTribe. Don’t miss this one! We all need to understand what our hormones are up to.
In this week’s episode, Sher and Nance describe The Pillar Life Kitchen show, sharing what to expect and where to find it. They also tell a few of their own cooking stories, and how they find their zen in the kitchen. Don’t miss it!
Our listeners write the best emails. Sheri and Nancy are mining some gems on this week’s show, reading all kinds of questions from devoted DreamTribers, covering a range of topics, from how to make the most of taking time off work, to favorite meditation techniques, to interesting ways to make sexy small talk with strangers.
In today’s episode, Sheri and Nancy announce huge changes, big moves, and the twists and turns of emotions they’re processing while they realize some of their own blue-sky dreams. Luckily for both gals they have each other, and the entire DreamTribe, to help sort through the sometimes muddy transition into a fresh new life. Let’s cheer them on, DreamTribers!
The Pillar Life is about growth, optimism and joy. It’s an approach that can help us build up the resilience we need to move through any setbacks life throws at us, and get to our Next Right Dream. This week Sheri + Nancy are talking to best-selling author Sonia Ricotti, the queen of bouncing back from difficulties and dead-ends.
In this week’s episode, Sheri and Nancy talk to Sarah and Liz about friendship, self-care and slaying the game of life. We get a teaser of Liz and Sarah’s new show, The Fix, coming soon to ABC, and Liz shares what she’s learned working with her sister Gretchen on the blockbuster podcast, Happier, with Gretchen Rubin.
Can you have it all, a life brimming with success and material wealth, and still give yourself a D on the Happiness Rating Scale? According to happiness teacher Marci Shimoff, yes you can. She experienced that roller coaster ride first hand, and is on this week’s podcast to tell us all about it, and how she learned to not just be happy, but be happy for no reason at all. Marci threw herself into the study of true happiness and wrote the #1 New York Times Best Seller, Happy for No Reason, which propelled her to being one of the bestselling female nonfiction authors of all time. She’s also the coauthor of six top-selling titles in the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series. Marci talks with Sheri and Nancy about how our habits transform our happiness, the Seven Areas of Happiness that she identified based on reams of research, and three practices we can get started on right now to conjure up unbridled delight. Joy for the sake of joy. That’s what we’re talking about DreamTribe. Listen in. Takeaways: ● Happiness that is based on a condition (I’ll be happy when I get this job, this relationship, a body like Halle Berry) is fleeting.True happiness for no reason is lasting and unshakeable. ● The Pillar Life approach leads us to this very concept: inner joy, unbridled optimism and spiritual contentment. ● Habits can make us happy. Marci explains that happiness is 50% genetic, 10% our circumstances, and 40% our behavior. That means there’s huge power in our habits, behavior, and our Pillar practices. ● Marci had it all — a rockstar author, traveling the world and living what she thought was her dream. Yet, she felt empty inside and knew she needed to make an internal shift. ● Marci says that happiness is like the structure of a home: Foundation (taking responsibility for your life), Four Corner Pillars (mind, heart, body, and soul), Roof (a purposeful and passionate life), and Garden (surrounding yourself with supportive people and practices). ● A practice that can shift us from anger and resentment to compassion and empathy is sending four wishes of forgiveness: I’m Sorry. Please forgive me. Thank you. Love you. Mentioned in This Episode: Transformational Leadership Council Happy for No Reason: 7 Steps to Being Happy from the Inside Out, by Marci Shimoff with Carol Kline HeartMath Institute Marci Shimoff Link to E-Book Gift Pillar News: The Pillar Shop is filled with so many fabulous goodies to treat yourself and your loved ones. Dry Farm Wines — Special Pillar Life Offer: Buy one bottle of wine and get another bottle for just a penny! Notes To Self Socks are cozy and inspirational. What a perfect Pillar Life accessory. Beautycounter lipsticks, eyeshadows, facial peels, skin-care products, and more all make cruelty-free beauty that much lovelier. Beauty Comes Clean. Thanks to our friends at Tea Vibes, we can hydrate, cleanse, and calm ourselves while enjoying delicious, bespoke tea blends. Check out the Pillar Life T-TOX collection, which includes the custom-made Pillar Life teas, right here.
It’s the second installment of the Best of 2018. Sheri and Nancy went looking for their highest downloaded episodes of the year (and personal favorites) and found three inspiring women who came on the show to share life-changing wisdom.
This year been a joyride. Sheri and Nancy have talked with some of the most fascinating and inspiring people they’ve ever met and now they want to share a few of their favorite eye-opening, poignant and hilarious nuggets from 2018.
The holidays are a mixed bag. On one hand, it’s the season to celebrate with friends and families, to get cozy with hot cocoa around a fire, to bake gingerbread cookies and sip the sparkly. But for most of us, it’s also a time where we feel something missing — whether it’s loved ones who have passed, dreams that have not yet materialized, or just a moment’s peace in the frenzied bustle.
How to move a would-be beloved out of the friend zone and into the bed zone? How to reignite the passion of a long-term relationship when things are feeling as stale as week-old bread? In this episode, our Romance + Sex soothsayer Bela Gandhi pops in to give us ingenious tips on how to keep things fresh and sexy in relationships at any stage. Bela says no matter where you are on your relationship trajectory, you should clear at least 30 seconds every day for a melty delicious hug. We LOVE that. Listen in.
In this week’s episode, Sheri and Nancy get honest about their drinking habits and the changes they want to make in the coming months. And they talk to Todd White, a health disruptor, biohacker and the founder of Dry Farm Wines, a bespoke purveyor of wines that are free of sugar, carbs and toxins.
Agapi is a tender, joyful spirit, a gifted storyteller, and that friend who will make you name your worry, then help you dance it away. She’s also Arianna Huffington’s beloved sister and the author of Wake Up to The Joy of You, her new book, a treasure trove of wisdom and feel-good mantras that Sheri and Nancy just can’t put down.
Thanksgiving. A time of nostalgia, reflection, and stuffing. Sher and Nance give a peek into their Thanksgiving meals, family traditions, and stories from days gone by. They also share hostess challenges, some near-fatal disasters, and rituals they will cherish forever. From cheeseballs to cordial cups, this holiday is a favorite for both Sheri and Nancy.
It’s Kyle Cease everybody! He’s here to talk about transformation, faith, fear, self-healing … and to pretty much blow our minds. He calls for us to be absolutely in love with all the potential outcomes in our lives. He explains why we often don’t get what we really want. And he reminds us that the middle of life is a fantastic time to shift patterns and welcome growth.
Sex. Love. Romance. Viagra. These have been hot-button topics for Sher and Nance in recent weeks. And now they’re calling in the big guns — love and relationship expert (and a total lovebug in his own right) Mark Groves. Mark is a Human Connection Specialist who helps people all over the world nurture deeper relationships with the people they love.
The Pillar Life is all about personal transformation and lasting change. So Sheri and Nancy pulled up a chair with Brooke McAlary, a master manifestor of a completely new way of living. Brooke is a best-selling author, beloved podcaster, and a leader in the movement toward slow living. She helps thousands of people slow the pace, clear the clutter, and reclaim what is truly important to them.
This week, Sheri and Nancy spill their secrets with some real talk about one of the most muddled and mysterious parts of being single in the middle of life (or, let’s face it, in any stage of life, married or single): Sex. When will they have it, how are they going to find the men to have it with, and, the big kahuna question, do they even want it anymore?
In this episode, Kute illuminates the power that exists when we really feel our truth, trust our intuition and embrace the unknown. He shares some amazing moments from his journeys to India and Bali, where he guides fellow seekers through the experience of coming to terms with the persona they have created versus who they really are (mouse versus lion).
April Gargiulo, the visionary behind an active botanical serum that has achieved cult-like status, has made it her life’s mission to manifest a culture of quality. April hails from a family of Napa Valley winemakers, a legacy that led her to apply a vision of purity and intention to creating quality skincare.
The DreamTribe’s Romance + Sex pillar coach Bela Gandhi is back to help to coach Nancy on the next steps on her dating journey. She shares the red flags to lookout for, ways to rejection-proof our mindset, and why we may want to date a person who likes us a little more than we like them. Nancy adds an exciting new strategy to the mix, and then Sheri and Nancy announce some upcoming Pillar News, including a live podcast in Palm Springs!
“Money doesn’t grow on trees” is what we all learned as kids. But maybe it does. It depends on the story you’re telling yourself about the role money plays in your life. Christy Whitman returns to the podcast to talk more about “Green Energy,” aka money, and how to make it flow your way with unlimited abundance. Count us in!
An energy healer, medical intuitive and translator for the spirit, Christine mixes the mystic with the practical, so in this episode she prescribes journaling, aloe vera juice and silicone arch supports all in the same breath.
Sheri and Nancy pull up their chairs to record live from DreamCamp, swapping stories and answering all kinds of questions from the audience about their friendship, their squabbles, how they met, and when Sheri will finally start dating. Topping off the night, the beautiful singer/songwriter Emily Zisman makes a surprise appearance to perform the theme song, “You Are What You Dream.” Listen in as the DreamTribe sings along!