We all have things that we dwell on, cringing to ourselves when we think back to stupid, embarassing, or regretful choices we’ve made. In fact, the feeling of regret has been identified as an emotion we feel as early as the age of two year old.
Especially for those of us who identify as perfectionists, we can really beat ourselves up for not choosing what we realize later would have been a wiser option. I probably should have majored in something different, should have gone to law school, should have started contributing to my retirement a lot earlier. We all have those woulda coulda shoulda moments.
In this episode, I am exploring how thanking ourselves for the dumb things we’ve done can be part of our path out of regret and into new energy.
Oh, and I mention a guided meditation that was a game changer for me. Here it is! GUIDED MEDITATION - Overcome Guilt
Today my guest is Winnie Bien Aime, Founder and CEO of Thrive Unburdened, a mental health counseling and life coaching company serving some of the unique needs in our mental health space. Winnie is a licensed mental health therapist providing services to clients living in Alaska, Florida, and Louisiana.
Winnie works primarily with teenage girls and women struggling with anxiety, depression, and trauma related issues. Her approach to therapy is one that is holistic, drawing on theories such as cognitive behavior therapy, Schema Therapy, and Adlerian Therapy principles to help my clients work through their challenges. She also recently began utilizing Brainspotting, and I have a lot of questions about that!
We talk about raising teenagers - how to understand them, empathize, and recall what our teenage life was like. And, how to support our teens through the brave process of thriving unburdened.
You can contact Winnie at www.thriveunburdened.com
Today my guest is Lisa DeLugo, a fellow podcaster who is also a runner, a mom, a business owner, and the owner of Ella-Go, where she empowers women through fitness, health and everything in between. But beyond that, she is a single mom with an active daughter, who started a journey to better health in her 30's, proving that it is never too late to start something new.
Now she’s like us, juggling work, motherhood, life stress, all the things. She is a certified running coach, health coach and life coach. The reason I asked her here today is because her story is one that you need to hear.
We talk about advocating for yourself when doctors ignore your concerns. And, how you know when a marriage needs to change. How to start over on your own as a single mom while still finding a way to make space for self care.
Pop in your ear buds and listen - you’ll be energized and empowered for the entire day!
Hear from Erik and Joanna Olsen, founders of Whirly Board, a startup company that began in a small-town Wisconsin garage in 2014 and founded on the belief that time spent riding a board is directly proportional to quality of life. And we talk about that, but also about how these two entrepreneurs, who are also married and parents of two, balance work, life, growth, and their own health and sense of purpose. This is a great episode for anyone who wants to chase their dreams and needs a dose of inspiration to go for it!
Check 'em out at https://whirlyboard.com/
Proving that it’s never too late to pursue a passion, my guest today is an Army Reservist, a philanthropist, a pianist, and mixed media artist with a gift that you have to see. I’m happy to introduce today, Quia Z. Atkinson.
I first learned about Quia when I started seeing her art on Facebook. .
And she is on a mission to brighten the world one painting at a time. Atkinson has always been on the move. Growing up with two parents in the Marines, she had attended eleven schools by the time she was in high school and lived in locales as exotic as Rabat, Morocco, and Norway, and as familiar as Virginia, Illinois, and New York.
She earned a degree in Healthcare Management and Military Science and served in the Army Reserves. She plays classical piano. But she never considered art as a career until she was seeking something that would nurture a sense of identity, saying, “I had never considered becoming a professional artist; it has been an evolution by accident.”
See her amazing art at https://qzdesigngallery.com/
If you’ve ever interacted with literally anyone who works in coaching or motivational work, I’ll bet they have told you that you need to know your WHY. We are super obnoxious that way. But, it’s true!
Today I want to share with you some ideas for discovering not just your why, but your how and when, as well.
This week we’re back with Alix, who has had some ah-ha moments about balancing the art and science of achieving her goals.
Feminist can be a loaded word. What does it really mean?
This week’s topic is about the concept of functional feminism: an argument for rebranding the term to be more inclusive so that all women and enlightened men have a place in it. It's about celebrating women's choices - all of them, not just the ones that promote career and education over traditional family roles and conservative values.
I’m talking to Dana Brooks, a Tallahassee-based attorney with Fasig Brooks and author of Functional Feminism: an Apolitical Guide to Women’s Empowerment. Before Dana Brooks became an attorney, she was a paralegal, law firm administrator, mental health counselor and Florida Supreme Court certified family law mediator. Her experience and reputation as a medical malpractice defense paralegal combined with her law school performance provided the basis for the exceptional opportunity Dana was offered while still in law school. Dana was sworn in as an attorney in the morning and made a named partner of a thirty-year-old revered plaintiff’s law firm that same afternoon. That was 15 years ago, and there are many years ahead.
Do you rely on your intuition? Do you know how to trust it… or wish that you could? My guest in this episode can help.
Casey Edmonds has over 15 years of experience in the health and wellness industry, working in corporate wellness, clinical medicine, and lifestyle health. As a Soul Level Intuitive Coach and Health and Wellness Coach, she enjoys supporting individuals in spiritual growth, self evolution, and meaning and purpose work that drives action in the here and now. With a Master's Degree in Global Health and Bachelor’s in Health Sciences, Casey is an experienced professor and researcher, who has even conducted an Independent Study in Regional Nutritional Food Deserts.
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