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34 minutes | 5 days ago
On Muscling Through & Reframing "Adulting"
Do you believe that being an adult means muscling through, doing hard things, and putting your needs on the back burner? Have you been ignoring your body in the name of scratching just a few more things off of your to-do list? Today's episode is for you. One thing is clear, the concept of "adulting" needs colossal rebrand. Tune in to hear me dispel this myth once and for all and teach you how do show up for what matters to you most in a way that is sustainable and, dare I say, ENJOYABLE. That's right. You can do the damn thing and ENJOY IT. Today's episode will show you how befriending yourself, honoring your personal energy rhythms and cycles, and tending to your perfectionistic expectations will support you in experiencing radically more pleasure and joy on a daily basis. (Yes, even when you are folding your millionth load of laundry or doing your taxes.) See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | 12 days ago
Navigating Grief & Fear of Loss With Breeshia Wade
For today's episode I am thrilled to interview writer and grief expert Breeshia Wade. Breeshia helps clients uncover the ways that fear of loss and avoiding the reality of impermanence shape us. She's the author of the Grieving While Black: An Anti-Racist Take on Oppression and Sorrow (North Atlantic Books). In 2018, she deepened her Buddhist practice by receiving Jukai – a lay ordination ceremony predicated upon the formal acceptance of Zen Buddhist precepts. She has served as a lay ordained Zen Buddhist end-of-life caregiver and birth doula by day, and a writer, sex, and grief coach in the evening. In all aspects of her career, she seeks to uncover the ways that we experience grief–in our relationship with ourselves and others, at the beginning and end of life, in the daily experiences of systemic injustice–and how we can use that grief to inform rather than drive us. During this interview, Breeshia speaks about “fear of loss”, an aspect of grief that isn’t readily discussed, and how it informs our lives. This particular type of grief is ever-present and affects our daily decision making, playing a key role in our collective process of living in and dismantling systems of oppression. She is a vibrant voice, bringing lessons learned from death and dying to people who are building a life of meaning. For more goodness, tune in to hear Breeshia share about starting her day by giving herself the best of herself and why we need to be attentive, engaged, and proactive with our grief in order to make larger systemic change. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 minutes | 19 days ago
Tending to Resentment & Sharing Responsibilities
Have you ever felt as though you carry more than your fair share of the emotional and mental labor in your relationships? Do you find yourself resentful that no one in your household appreciates everything you do on a daily basis? Today's episode has your name alllllll over it. Tune in to hear me sharing my best tips and structure for tending to resentment, sharing responsibilities in a way that feels good for all parties involved, and figuring out how to live in alignment with your personal priorities while honoring the season of life that you are in.These days my life is incredibly full with two children under the age of 5, a puppy, two growing businesses, and everything else that comes along with being a human living through a pandemic. In this special episode I am pulling back the curtain on how I navigate these conversations with my partner in order to reduce resentment (me) and make sure that things are being done around the house (her). Tune into today’s episode to hear more about what anger and resentment really mean about the ecosystem in your home and relationships, my beloved strategy for reducing the strain of emotional and mental labor in order to more equitably divide the labor in our household, and getting super clear about your PRIORITIES so that you know where to put your energy each day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | a month ago
On Being Sustainably Human at Work with Liz Wiltsie
If you’ve ever wondered about how to bring your whole self to your workplace, this conversation is for you. On today’s episode, I interview Liz Wiltsie. Liz supports people to become sustainably human at work by naming their needs, becoming accountable, and practicing generative feedback. Liz reminds us that while we might be infinite, our capacity is finite -- meaning, we only have a certain amount of energy to use each day. She shares more about choices that you can make to guard your capacity, particularly in the workplace. She urges us to ask ourselves the question, "How do you want to feel at the end of the day?" and work backwards to make decisions about how to care for ourselves, what to ask for, and what support we might need over the course of the day. I just adore Liz's work and am so excited to share her with you. Tune in to hear more about the 4 elemental needs in the workplace (and what you can do to get yours met), the 3 aspects of becoming sustainably human at work, and Liz’s back story to creating her new Field Guide. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | a month ago
Cultivating a Supportive Mindset
Recently, I saw a meme that said “Your mind set is a skill set” and I thought, “Yes, and/but…”. There are so many layers to cultivating a supportive and nourishing mindset. In today’s episode I pull back the curtain on the multitude of ways we can practice developing a supportive mindset, how our social and cultural conditioning impacts our self-image, and creating optimal conditions for this work because it requires ENERGY! Tune into today’s episode to hear more about the foundational physical building blocks of a supportive mindset and how to bring compassion and kindness into your mindset shifts. P.S. The presence of your needs is a fact and not a flaw. Human bodies have needs. That is fact. Listen in to find out how to stop working on yourself and start working with yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | a month ago
Cultivating Body Peace with Nina Manolson
I am so excited to bring you this conversation with Nina Manolson, M.A. NBC-HWC. Nina is a Body-Peace® coach. She helps women end the war with food and body and finally feel truly at home in their body – as it is. She brings her 30 years experience as a therapist, Body-Trust ® Guide and Psychology of Eating Teacher to helping women create a positive relationship with their food and body. Nina’s work and body-poems – are all in service of helping women get off the diet roller-coaster and into a compassionate, nourishing and powerful way of eating, living & walking through the world. Nina bubbles with strong beliefs about building and trusting our relationship with our bodies, being anti anti-aging, asking for support and centering pleasure. Tune in to hear us explore how diet culture interrupts our relationship with our bodies, why your body isn’t the problem (and doesn’t need fixing), and how to add nourishing, joyful activities to your own life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
52 minutes | 2 months ago
Leaving Social Media & Returning to Center with Marlee Grace
Marlee Grace is a dancer and writer whose work focuses on the self, devotion, ritual, creativity, and art making. Her practice is rooted in improvisation as a compositional form that takes shape in movement videos, books, quilting, online courses, and hosting artists. In this episode, Marlee shares her thoughts about social media, being intentional with her attention, and a current experiment with a four month Instagram holiday. We discuss Marlee’s changing relationship with social media and what she’s doing with her days now that Instagram is not a part of them. Our conversation showcases how Marlee loves to bring joy and clarity to others by being herself. I so enjoyed speaking with her about the nuances of being an online entrepreneur who is reevaluating her digital spaces. Tune in to hear us explore understanding your own needs and gaining clarity before negotiating for your needs in relationship, renegotiating your relationship with social media, and where to begin if you’re curious about being more intentional about your own intention. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Honoring My Energy & Running a Humane Business
The Needy podcast is back with season 4 today! HUZZAH! Did you know that your energy isn't actually meant to be constant each and every day over the course of the year? What might be different for you if you understood how to organize your efforts over the course of the year to best align with your energy instead of constantly feeling like you are working against yourself? Today's episode delves into the inner workings of how I run my pro-human and anti-hustle for hustle's sake business. I pull back the curtain on how I organize my projects and efforts over the course of the year by asking, what is this season/cycle/moon phase BEST-SUITED for? This episodes is a deep sigh of relief and lightening bolt of inspiration for business owners, but is certain to inspire all of us to reimagine how we are organizing our lives to give us more space and a greater sense of alignment. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | 2 months ago
Advocating for Your Needs in Your Relationships with Pace Smith
The Needy podcast is on a much-needed hiatus as I prepare for season 4. During this time I am bringing you my very favorite episodes from the last four years, including today's podcast episode, "Advocating for Your Needs in Your Relationships " featuring the brilliant Pace Smith. Pace and I had a fantastic conversation about figuring out what you need and determining how to advocate for those needs in your relationships. I am so grateful to her for how much she shared, because I had a ton of lightbulb moments for how to show up in my relationship with greater clarity! Throughout the episode, Pace shares personal anecdotes and tangible tools that help us connect with others more deeply and live with greater intention. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
Emergency Self-Care vs. Consistent Self-Care
The Needy podcast is on a much-needed hiatus as I prepare for season 4. During this time I am bringing you my very favorite episodes from the last four years, including today's podcast episode, "Emergency Self-Care vs. Consistent Self-Care." Have you been using every last drop of your energy without giving any thought to how you are replenishing yourself? In today's episode, I talks about why we resist taking care of ourselves when things are going well. This is a huge problem that so many humans face, pushing themselves to their energetic brink only to find themselves swinging back and forth from lots of energy to no energy. Tune in to learn how and WHY to tend to your needs on a more consistent basis, so you have sustainable energy to do the things you love most. Tune in to hear me explore the cycle of rest and creation, why using every last bit of your energy without giving a thought to replenishing it hurts you every time, and how to stop being a fair weather friend to yourself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
47 minutes | 3 months ago
Self-Care & The Creative Life With Anna Lovind
The Needy podcast is on a much-needed hiatus as I prepare for season 4. During this time I am bringing you my very favorite episodes from the last four years, including today's podcast episode, "Self-Care & The Creative Life" writer, editor, and creativity mentor Anna Lovind.Anna helps feminist creatives and change-makers go from dreaming to doing – without the striving and overwhelm. She is the author of The Creative Doer, and hosts a beautiful online course and community where women from all over the world gather to make good stuff happen. Anna lives with her two daughters, two cats and a dog in rural Sweden, where forests are deep, winter is dark and summer nights last forever. In today's episode, Anna and I discuss the laughable concept of finding "balance" between creativity and taking care of ourselves, practical negotiations in getting your needs met on a more oft occurring basis, and trusting your body to let you know what you need. This deeply rich conversation delves into the heart of what it means to be a driven, ambitious creator with a human body in need to tending and a hunger to live life well. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | 3 months ago
The Self-Care You Need vs. The Self-Care You're Sold
The Needy podcast is on a much-needed hiatus as I prepare for season 4. During this time I am bringing you my very favorite episodes from the last four years, including today's podcast episode, "The Self-Care You Need vs. The Self-Care You're Sold." Are you exhausted of quick fixes and one-sized fits all solutions when it comes to your care? ME TOO. In today's episode, I talk about the real reason why the self-care industry on the whole is so supremely ineffective and disappointing. The truth is, you may need so much more than what we are being sold, but are routinely being blamed for your exhaustion. This is an episode for anyone who has ever thought, "If it's so easy, why am I not doing it?" Tune in to hear me explore the cozy connection between the self-care industry and the diet industry, grieving the loss of a quick fix option, and exploring self-care that actually works - and helps you feel more well rested, nourished, and supported. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
49 minutes | 3 months ago
Motherhood, Connection & Self-Care with Tara Pringle Jefferson
The Needy podcast is on a much-needed hiatus as I prepare for season 4. During this time I am bringing you my very favorite episodes from the last four years, including today's podcast episode, "Motherhood, Connection & Self-Care with Tara Pringle Jefferson". Sharing Tara's wisdom is such a treat, because she is one of MY favorite self-care leaders to follow. During this episode, Tara shares her personal story of creating a dynamic system of self-care for herself as a mother, wife, and entrepreneur. She describes a feeling of having lost herself beneath her many identities in a way that I think everyone listening in will be able to relate to. Tune in to hear her best practical tools for cultivating daily self-care and powerful anecdotes about turning points in her journey to caring for herself more deeply. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 minutes | 3 months ago
The Promise of the "Good Body"
The Needy podcast is on a much-needed hiatus as I prepare for season 4. During this time I am bringing you my very favorite episodes from the last four years, including today's podcast episode, "The Promise of a Good Body", which originally aired in 2019. Have you ever caught yourself believing that your life would be better if YOU were "better"? As in, if you had a better body, better grades, more money in the bank, or a fancier degree? Today's episode delves into our primary need for safety -- and how we try to meet it through external validation, acceptance, and approval. Stop telling yourself the tired story that you have to spend your life apologizing with your smallness and actions because something is "wrong" with you and reclaim your life. Tune in to hear me explore the Instagram moment that made me realize the pursuit of a "good body" wouldn't keep me safe and how I learned to welcoming the truest, fullest expression of myself glorious self into every corner of my life. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
54 minutes | 4 months ago
Stop Postponing Your Joy With Amber Karnes
The Needy podcast is on a brief hiatus getting ready for season 4 coming in March. Today's episode reboot features Amber Karnes, founder of Body Positive Yoga. Our powerful 2019 conversation focuses on the intersections of capitalism, patriarchy, and the way the wellness industry markets self-care. Amber breaks down the REAL reason why we so often feel like we are too much and not enough at the same time -- and how we can start to make our living our lives a priority now and not 10 lbs or $10,000 from now. Tune in to hear Amber's powerful message about loving your body and life, exactly as they are right now. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | 4 months ago
Feeling Your Way Through
Do you check in with yourself when you wake up in the morning? Or, do you wake up and immediately dive into tackling the things on your ever-mounting to-do list? Today's podcast explores the practice of connecting with your mind, body, and spirit as a daily tool to bolster self-partnership and self-trust. So many of us have been raised and conditioned to see our inherent, human neediness as an embarrassing, weak part of our identities -- something to be tucked out of view if one wants to be successful in life. Host Mara Glatzel turns this paradigm on its head, teaching us how radically embracing our needs and humanity might be THE THING that supports us in cultivating the lives that we are truly longing for. Tune in to hear her personal daily practice of turning her attention towards herself, honoring and validating her feelings, and deciding to meet her needs in a way that is deliciously doable each and every day. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | 4 months ago
Cultivating Self-Trust & Awareness with Lisa Olivera
Self-trust and self-awareness are the building blocks of a cultivating a supportive relationship with yourself, but they rarely happen accidentally. Instead, they require compassionate attention and practice. But... what does that practice really look like on a daily basis? In this episode, I was joined by Lisa Olivera. Lisa is a writer, therapist, partner, forever student, and human from Northern California. She is passionate about sharing reflections, practices, and musings on integrating our stories and full humanity with acceptance and compassion. During this episode, we discuss how nobody benefits from you bypassing your needs. Lisa talks about showing up for yourself even when it’s uncomfortable and staying on your own side no matter what. She also talks about her own journey to building a supportive relationship with herself and the steps that we can take to practice self-trust, prioritize our needs, and cultivate a greater sense of self-awareness. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
45 minutes | 5 months ago
Body Justice with Dr. Joy Cox
Are you aware of how the messages you receive about your body impacts your relationship with it? In this episode, Dr. Joy Cox and I are getting deep and talking about weight stigma, fat acceptance, and what it really means to respect and care for your body. Dr. Joy Cox is a body justice advocate using her skill set in research and leadership to foster social change through the promotion of fat acceptance and diversity and inclusion. With 37 years living as a fat, Black cisgendered woman and 7+ years of professional experience under her belt, Dr. Cox draws on her own experiences and skillset to amplify the voices of those most marginalized in society, bringing attention to matters of intersectionality addressing race, body size, accessibility, and "health." She also just authored her first book, Fat Girls in Black Bodies: Creating Communities of Our Own. She is the voice of an overcomer, looking to propel others into a place of freedom designed by their desires. During our conversation, Joy talks about her own journey to acceptance and what acceptance means to her. She also talks about how she navigates boundaries and why the golden rule of, “treat others how you want to be treated” should apply to how you treat yourself too. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 minutes | 5 months ago
Honoring Your Energy Cycles
Do you expect your energy to be constant every day, 365 days a year? Do you beat yourself up or judge yourself harshly for not consistently not living up to your expectations for how much you "should" be able to get done each day? This episode is for you. Tune in to hear me talk about how understanding and aligning with our personal energy rhythms is one of the BEST ways to get more done, with less struggle -- and without sacrificing your precious self-care. Identifying your own natural rhythms is a natural byproduct of tuning in and prioritizing connection with your body, which is not something that we are taught how to do. During this episode, I share some of my best tools for how to bring a greater sense of intentionality into your relationship with yourself, and use it to cultivate a calendar and care practices to ensure that you are supported all year long. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
39 minutes | 6 months ago
Meaningful & Kind Movement with Lori Race
It’s no secret that our bodies need movement. However, many of us are recovering from abusive relationships with exercise that keeps us from being able to move our bodies lovingly and sustainably. We might be experts on the kind of exercise that the diet and exercise industry deems "right" and "best", but we aren't sure how to connect with what OUR bodies need. In this episode, I am talking to Lori Race, founder of The Meaningful Movement Project. Lori is a healer, health clinic owner and writer with a passionate message to share from her past as a fitness instructor suffering from compulsive exercise disorder. The Meaningful Movement Project is her rallying cry for a radical new approach to exercise; one that looks to care for mind, body, soul and planet through a broader, more compassionate lens. And one that draws on our deep ancestral desires for movement in ritual, play, and a spiritual connection to the natural world. During our conversation, Lori talks about how movement shouldn’t be looked at as a chore but rather a nourishing and sacred practice you do to take care of yourself. She and I discuss reconnecting with your why, what a sustainable fitness routine looks like, and the common myths of fitness culture. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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