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Finding Me podcast
39 minutes | 4 months ago
Kristen part 2
In this half of our conversation, Kristen and I get into some juicy discussions on equality, politics and self love. I ask the questions I REALLY want to ask; I push aside the feelings of fear and come from a place of genuine curiosity. I think this pays off :) I love how Kristen sums up her journey: it’s been about self love, self acceptance and putting her own needs first. This mirrors my journey too. And that feels like the perfect ending to season 2 of FindingME.
33 minutes | 4 months ago
Kristen part 1
It was a severely broken ankle and a self-help book that launched Kristen on a path of self discovery and changed her life. I love how she learned to seek help. She’s used books, self-help courses and therapists to carve out time and space to think more deeply about parts of her life. Could her relationship with her parents be something other than a lot of guilt and an assumption “that’s just the way it is?”
49 minutes | 5 months ago
I love Jennifer's honesty about impostor syndrome and fear of failure, even as an outwardly confident Lawyer. And the story she shares about the mentor who championed her out of her comfort zone and into a new role at work really stands out for me. Jennifer’s mentor didn’t assume Jennifer was exactly where she needed to be in her career or assume she wouldn’t be interested in a role outside of her training in the Law. She asked from a place of curiosity. Listened. And then advocated for her.
47 minutes | 5 months ago
I love Zoe’s journey of learning to slow down, to give herself time and space to stop moving and to be with her own thoughts. And that has actually given her more energy, more confidence and more purpose. She’s brought back art into her life and she’s doing it for the sake of enjoyment instead of worrying about where it might take her. She's embarking on a new chapter: listening to her own needs, finding joy in the small things and re-learning that life is a journey, not an end destination.
37 minutes | 5 months ago
Melina part 1
Melina shares her journey to become a trial lawyer and how she tries to maintain her career when she becomes a new mom. It felt to me like she pulled out ALL the stops to make it work, her daughter even had elite status on United Airlines! But the logistics and the guilt become all consuming and a series of events lead to a breaking point. “Leaning in” took its toll. This is Melina’s journey of falling down, feeling like she was giving up and the courage she summoned to pick herself up again.
50 minutes | 6 months ago
I really relate to Wendy's journey of following the motions of what everyone else was doing when she was looking at careers. And for 18 years she fell into a pattern of thinking that she should want what everyone else wanted: to move up the ladder within her industry. The rat race simply felt like “life”. It took a cancer diagnosis for Wendy to look beyond what she had been conditioned to want and ask herself “how much of this was my idea?” and “what do I really want?”
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Felicia Part 2
I love Felicia’s journey of learning to question her Ego and the stories she was telling herself, particularly around her marriage. And how she learns to separate her Ego and her fears from who she is intrinsically. As soon as she had the self awareness to recognize her emotions were being driven by her Ego - which was essentially her mind’s way of dealing with the fear and vulnerability she was feeling - she was able to let go and to move forward. And THAT space was where the real clarity and inspiration began to grow.
33 minutes | 6 months ago
Felicia Part 1
Felicia's journey is a reminder to me that change is a process and takes time. For Felicia it started with 7 years of therapy, where she invested a lot of time working on herself, gaining an awareness around her own needs and what was driving her decisions. And only once she was able to change her relationship with herself did she have the clarity to change her dysfunctional marriage and move forward.
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Sabrina Part 2
Sabrina’s journey from a very dark place of feeling useless, not worthy of being on this planet, to making decisions that bring her joy like having a dog and owning an Airstream, is nothing short of amazing in my mind. It makes me feel like anything is possible, that feeling stuck is a temporary place. I love how she talks about being open to learning about yourself; about reflecting on what is working in your life and using that as a stepping stone to what lies next.
35 minutes | 6 months ago
Sabrina part 1
Sabrina’s journey from believing she was useless and contemplating suicide to writing a book and being in a healthy relationship is so inspiring to me. I love how she talks about having to cultivate a different relationship with her self, to really care about what she wanted and needed without overriding her own instincts. And only once she listened, truly listened to her self, was she able to make healthier choices and change her dysfunctional relationships with her family.
5 minutes | 6 months ago
Sharing Our Stories During a Pandemic
It’s been my struggles during this quarantine that has made me feel now, more than ever, the importance of sharing the journeys of these women,and women in general. We’ve been forced into this experience of physical separation and along with the fear a pandemic naturally brings, it feels to me, that our ability to emotionally connect with one another has almost been severed. But it's our stories, our journeys, that have the ability to connect us. And this feels so much more necessary and urgent right now.
6 minutes | 6 months ago
Behind the Scenes
My thoughts around the "success" of my first season, the challenges of creating this second season and what is really motivating me to carry on. This journey of reconnecting with my inner self/my authentic self/my true nature/my true self, whatever you want to call it continues. I’m still FINDING ME.
75 minutes | 2 years ago
Elizabeth blew me away because of how in tune she is with her inner self. She trusts her intuition 110%. Despite having an incredible self awareness of who she is she has struggled to find a partner and create intimacy and connection in her life. It made me realize that it’s one thing to know who you are and another thing entirely to bare that person to the world. Elizabeth is so inspiring because she lays it all out in this conversation. She shares a dark time in her life when she had a mental breakdown and she admits many of her fears that have influenced who she is today. She is vulnerable. She is honest. She is real.
59 minutes | 2 years ago
Thao’s journey to liberate herself from the need to conform is incredible. After a panic attack that keeps her in bed for two days she makes dramatic changes to her life. She’s a testament to the fact that no matter how strongly we feel external pressures to conform there’s the real us inside who needs to feel seen and heard. It’s why we’re here.
47 minutes | 2 years ago
Brooke’s journey to understand she was enough, that she could show up as she is and there would be a place for her in the performing arts is nothing short of inspiring. She overcomes anorexia, feelings of depression and guilt to ultimately get to a place where she allows herself to open up to new ways of learning, new ways of viewing her body, new ways of viewing herself on stage and new ways of viewing her religious beliefs.
54 minutes | 2 years ago
Carolina’s journey is so inspiring to me because it takes a severe health issue for her to realize she wasn’t listening to all parts of her self. Rather than fighting the different sides she opens herself up to the possibility of bringing them together and, as a result, her health problems have disappeared and she’s feeling energized and excited to be following both her head and her heart and helping others in ways she never would have imagined.
57 minutes | 2 years ago
I love Jane’s story and how she becomes aware of getting caught up in achieving, achieving the status of a Silicon Valley tech leader. As she puts it, she was “do, do, doing” - a nose to the grindstone lifestyle - in order to silence her inner critic who told her she wasn’t smart enough because she’s only from a small mining town and she failed to get into Oxford University. I felt inspired by Jane’s journey of becoming aware of her inner critic. She develops a conscious awareness to either accept the story her inner critic is telling her and continue making decisions based on this fear of not being smart enough OR to silence her critic and find a new path.
43 minutes | 2 years ago
Kim felt for a long time she was a failure. She failed the Law Bar exam multiple times and because she couldn’t practice as a lawyer she took paralegal and administrative roles in which she felt shame. Kim’s story is inspiring because after such a long struggle in law she finally allows herself to let go of traditional messages of what a career should look like and explore a new and unknown path. She opens her 401K, the American retirement savings account, and invests in the time and space to figure out what makes her heart sing. She invests in her true self.
55 minutes | 2 years ago
I can relate so well to Katie’s story because she, like me, assumed for a long time everyone else had the answers for her. In her role in the fashion industry she accepts praise for never saying ‘no’, staying late, putting work ahead of all else and trusts that her bosses know what is best for her even though it doesn’t feel right and her body rebels in the form of terrible fatigue. I love how Katie re-builds a relationship with her inner self. It starts when she loses her job and decides to go traveling which is against the advice of everyone around her who suggest she get back into the workforce immediately, “strike while the iron is hot”.
52 minutes | 2 years ago
It took severe anxiety and getting laid off for Mary to finally rethink her career and to start to figure out what makes her tick and gets her excited. I love how she talks about how slow the journey has been. It doesn't happen overnight. It takes time to think about it, to start, to experiment, to tweak. It takes time. Mary is learning to be accepting of this time and to be accepting of herself. She no longer has severe anxiety and is flourishing in her career.
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