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46 minutes | Dec 5, 2022
220: Survival Tactics Only Take You So Far
Congratulations! You’ve made it this far. However, the same tactics that got us this far won’t necessarily serve us in this next, hopefully elevated, chapter of life. This week on Carlie’s Couch, we explore how to transition tactics that you’ve adopted in order to survive, into habits that will allow you to thrive. How can you recognize when a survival tactic is outdated and hindering you instead of helping you? Watch this episode on YouTube
48 minutes | Nov 28, 2022
219: Dating Differently
When it comes to dating and our love lives, we tend to see the same patterns emerge over and over again. Have you ever wondered why it seems like every relationship goes the same way and ends the same way? In this episode of Carlie’s Couch, we talk about patterns that may be ruining your relationships, the attachment styles associated with them, and how to date differently to start seeing different results. In this episode we mention and recommend the book “Attached” by Amir Levine and Rachel Heller This week’s shoutout goes to the brand Unbthrd Fashion House. And you can find them on Instagram. Watch this episode on YouTube!
35 minutes | Nov 21, 2022
218: The Art of Self-Mastery ft. Kian Taylor
Picking up a camera doesn’t automatically make you a photographer, and posting some photos doesn’t make you a branding and marketing expert. This week on Carlie’s Couch, we explore how the pursuit of self-mastery is the integral step of mastering your craft and creating a life you love with real estate developer, Pívot Podcast editor, and documentary director, Kian Taylor. Follow Kian at @kiancreativestudios on IG and support and check out his work and projects via www.kiancreativestudios.com Watch this episode on YouTube
30 minutes | Nov 14, 2022
217: Their Healing is Not Your Responsibility
How do you maintain relationships when you’re doing the healing work that others are not doing? This week on Carlie’s Couch, we explore how our personal journeys with healing can affect our relationships and the way we perceive others. A large part of healing is knowing that you can’t determine if or when others will change and learning to let go of being over-responsible for them. Watch this episode on YouTube
31 minutes | Nov 7, 2022
216: Take It Slow
The end of the year always flies by, filled with rushing here, finishing things there, last-minute shopping, etc. What if we bow out of all of that? We all have room to slow down and exhale, and be present in our everyday lives, so this week, we explore making room and time in our lives for the abundance in slowing down and savoring the moment. This week’s shoutout is Heauxlistic, the Relaxation Boxes pre-orders are dropping this week so be sure to sign-up for the mailing list!
54 minutes | Oct 31, 2022
215: Politics as Usual? Bringing Compassion to Lawmaking ft. John Conyers III
Election season is upon us, so in this episode of Carlie’s Couch, we chat with political organizer, John Conyers III, to better understand how everyday people can be involved in politics: where to start, how to break it down into digestible pieces, the importance of compassion and life experience in policy, and his vision for more accessible, equitable politics. Follow him and his journey on social media @ConyersThree across all platforms and email him at email@example.com Watch this episode on YouTube!
42 minutes | Oct 24, 2022
214: Become Your Own Biggest Champion
Good work doesn’t always speak for itself. We’ve all heard that “closed mouths don’t get fed,” and in this episode we talk about how to stop waiting for things to happen to you by being your own biggest champion. If you don’t champion yourself, you’re not respecting your own needs. Watch this episode on YouTube
28 minutes | Oct 17, 2022
213: Jealous Much?
Our emotions are indicators of our values, needs, and desires. What does jealousy mean? Is it something we can outgrow? Or is it a healthy part of the human experience? This week, we explore the polarizing emotion of jealousy and healthier ways to process when jealousy creeps in. This week’s shoutout is Thomas Glenn II for winning an Emmy for producing a show for the Tokyo Olympics !!! @from.thomas on IG and his website. Watch this episode on YouTube
36 minutes | Oct 10, 2022
212: Heal Your Inner Child
What is inner child work? Why is it so important? Reconnecting with the younger versions of ourselves can be life changing. This week, we explore our inner child: ways to notice when it is coming up, some ways to connect with and begin healing, and the importance of reparenting ourselves. This week’s shoutout is South Central run club Keep it Run Hundred founded by Butta. If you’re in LA, go on a walk or run with them! Watch this episode on YouTube
29 minutes | Oct 3, 2022
211: 8 Ways to Improve Your Focus & Concentration
With distractions and overstimulation on the rise, it can be hard to focus. If you find yourself restless, forgetful, having mental cloudiness, or struggling to pay attention, you might need to improve your focus. In this week’s episode of Carlie’s Couch, we explore the habits worsening our focus and discuss ways to improve our concentration in our everyday lives. Watch this episode on YouTube
57 minutes | Sep 26, 2022
210: Ready to Move to Another Country? ft: Amber C. Edwards
Done with the US? If you’re exploring the idea of moving to a different country, for a month or forever, this episode is for you. How do I actually move? What do I need to consider when leaving the country? Is it safe? Step into adventure and join us this week as we interview entrepreneur and relocation specialist Amber C. Edwards about long-term Blaxit and short-term relocating abroad. For more information on Overseas with Ease and the L.I.T. House, follow Amber on IG and visit her website Watch this episode on YouTube!
35 minutes | Sep 19, 2022
209: Say This Not That: Supportive Conversations
Having difficult conversations is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be impossible. This week on the Bouch, we explore and practice how to be a better listener, supporter, and improve our EQ in conversations. While these conversations are more about supporting people in crisis or helping folks through a tough time, the skills work across the board at improving emotional intelligence. Check out these practice conversations that you and a friend can try and if you are supporting someone who might be having suicidal thoughts first call 988 or get them emergency help. If you want to practice how to have those important conversations before a situation arises, check out Episode 81: What to Do When a Friend is Suicidal. Watch this episode on YouTube
23 minutes | Sep 12, 2022
208: The Cold Shower Challenge
Take the plunge with us! We accepted a listener challenge to take cold showers and note its effects for one whole week. In this week’s episode of Carlie’s Couch, we reflect on our experience and discuss the benefits of taking cold showers. Do you accept the challenge?
44 minutes | Sep 5, 2022
207: HEATED: Managing Chronic Anger
How do you stop being angry? Do you even need to stop? This week, we explore anger: the important role it can play, how to know when it’s gone too far, and how to manage and heal from it. Watch this episode on YouTube
36 minutes | Aug 29, 2022
206: Living Single
What was once seen as a taboo thing, while still a thorn for some, has now become a choice for many. This week, we explore singleness: why it’s important, things to focus on and treasure during this time, and how to really use it as an advantage for yourself.
38 minutes | Aug 22, 2022
205: How to Make a Plan That Actually Works
Do you have goals? Have you created a plan to help you reach them? In this episode, we talk about how to make an effective plan once you have a goal in mind. What are the steps you can take to make things happen? Watch us on YouTube!
39 minutes | Aug 15, 2022
204: Shame May Be Holding You Back
Where do you carry shame in your life? Are you sure? Shame isn’t an emotion we discuss often, but it is one that if unaddressed, can keep us from reaching our full potential. This week, we explore the corrosive nature of shame, how to recognize it, and how it plays a role in our lives.
34 minutes | Aug 8, 2022
203: Achieving What Seems Impossible
“What motivates you to get past what feels impossible?” This week, we dive into a question from one of our amazing listeners and explore motivation, mindset, and how to overcome what might feel impossible in our lives. If you have questions or topics you’d like us to discuss, hit us at firstname.lastname@example.org or any of our social media @carliescouch on IG, TikTok, and Twitter. Watch this episode on YouTube
36 minutes | Aug 1, 2022
202: Why Embarrassing Yourself is a Good Thing
Is embarrassment something we should run from or lean into? This week, we explore why embarrassment can actually be a good tool for growth and alignment and discuss practical ways to improve our relationships with embarrassment. This week’s shoutout is Carlie’s company Heauxlistic! She is expanding her product line with some new self-care experience boxes. Sign-up for her newsletter and re-up on your Heaux Butter here! Watch this episode on YouTube
52 minutes | Jul 25, 2022
201: Check Your Expectations
We talk a lot about “managing your expectations,” but what does this look like in our lives? This week, we talk about expectations: how to set them, what to do when they aren’t met, how to know if they’re too high or low, and how to adjust them. Watch this episode on YouTube
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