“I asked myself these three questions, how do I feel? And I give myself the space in time. This is how I feel right now. I’m going to be honest. And then I go into the next question of how do I want to feel? And I go into what is the ideal emotional goal that I would love to embody today. And I jot that down or I spend time in my mind about what’s true for me, how I want to feel.”
– Toni Jones
Meet Toni Jones
Toni Jones served for six years as a Life coach and Mental Health advocate for women and youth. Now as an Affirmation Musician, she found creative ways to promote the message of conscious well being through her music. Toni started making music as a tool for her life coaching clients to practice healing on the go. After great response from her first album she decided to make music full time. She has since released five projects so far: Affirmation for the Grown Ass Woman, Affirmations and Chill, I See Me Mantras, and Get Cha Mind Right (the mental health mixtape). Toni’s music is healing music, she coined it as Affirmation music. Affirmations set to modern music, which is different from the traditional way of saying Affirmations and mantras that are usually set to relaxing new age music. By creating affirmations to modern music this allows the listeners to ride, be on the go and vibe, just dance to the music while still reciting healing words.
In This Episode
On this episode of the Get Loved Up podcast, Koya talks to life coach, mental health advocate, and affirmation musician, Toni Jones. Toni talks about being present in the moment, healing, spirituality and takes us with her to the journey that led her to discovering and inventing Affirmation Music. As a proponent of self healing, Toni hopes to touch more lives and help more people be attuned to themselves and their wellbeing, all in hopes of building a better world for everyone.
“You know, you can think on what’s not here and go right into the emotional reality of scarcity. But then you can look at what you’re saying at the present moment. Focus on what’s here, what you can be grateful for and tap into that emotional reality of abundance, you know? And so gratitude is such an important practice because it helps you to get present in the moment in a way that is supportive for your future.” – Toni Jones
Get Loved Up with Toni Jones
I hope you find an incredible amount of hope, inspiration and value, as I did, in what Toni Jones shares with us in this episode. If so, please tag @iamtonijones, and I, @koyawebb, on Instagram with a screenshot of the episode and your favorite takeaways. Hearing about what you’ve learned from us, and what your favorite moments were, inspires us to continue making a positive impact in this world.
Until next time, love yourself, love others, and love the world. One day at a time, one breath at a time.
- 03:11 To be tender is to treat yourself like a newborn
- 06:23 What is self-parenting for adults?
- 11:00 Early childhood and growing up in church
- 13:24 Going back to school and independence
- 14:48 The birth of Affirmation Music
- 19:39 How to feel what you want to feel
- 21:34 Toni’s self-care rituals
- 26:34 It takes a village to complete your hero’s journey
- 31:51 Avoid dwelling in scarcity and tap into abundance
- 33:25 Toni’s thought process for writing affirmation music
- 44:11 Healing is a journey
Links mentioned in this episode:
- Check Out Toni’s Website
- Become a Member
- Check Out Toni’s Merch
- Order Koya’s book Let Your Fears Make You Fierce
- Learn more about Koya’s Yoga Teacher Training Programs
- Join the Get Loved Up Membership