I’m coming at you solo in this end-of-the-year solo episode! I wanted to sit down with you and take this time to answer a few questions, which lead me on some very interesting tangents. Thanks for tuning in and I’m sending you a big warm virtual bear hug! Happy Holidays and I’ll see ya on the other side – in 2019 🙂
IN THIS EPISODE WE DISCUSS:
X QUESTION: I feel like I’ve grown a lot this past year and I know I have a tendency to regress when I’m around people who knew me before my growth. I’m nervous about falling back into old habits. Any advice?
X How the holidays are like the championship game for your mental health performance
X Recognizing that we don’t need to play into our emotions and allow them to elicit a reaction
X Identifying our visceral reactions to triggers and how this can help us to re-route our thoughts
X How we manage the stress of our daily life can cause us to stay stuck in the sympathetic state (fight, flight, freeze), where this becomes our default.
X How our perception of normal can often be skewed from reality
X QUESTION: The holiday bustle is real for me. Often it goes by so fast and I never actually stop to enjoy it. I feel like I let myself get overwhelmed by it all. any tips on actually enjoying the holidays?
X Why we are so susceptible to people pleasing and sacrificing ourselves to serve others
X Different types of people pleasing
X Placing others needs above our own needs
X Messages we receive from childhood & society that self-sacrifice is a respected & admirable thing to do.
X Messages I received from childhood: 1.)You should be humble and giving so that other people like you more
2.) Being productive and busy will earn me worthiness and attention
X Our deepest desire is to be seen & accepted for who we are
X Reframing Pain: Pain is an invitation into presence, it’s a way into consciousness, into the present moment.
X When our perception does not align with reality, this is when we suffer
X Why historically, receiving compliments was super challenging for me and how I am reframing my perception around this
X Owning our awesomeness, our gifts and strengths and allowing ourselves to publicly be proud of ourselves
X When we can embrace ourselves as enough, just as we are, we can see our strengths & our gifts. We no longer have to try to be something that we aren’t.
X Being decisive and tuning into your gut
X The negative connotation associated with being proud, prideful, orIf someone is “full of themselves”. The subtle messages associated with being FULL of ourselves as BAD…does this mean giving of ourselves and being EMPTY is GOOD?
X I share how proud I am of my journey with crying
X How crying is an invitation to let people in
X Choosing thoughts, beliefs, habits that support how I want to live and feel
X The stories and narratives that aren’t even MINE, that I am now recognizing I don’t need to carry anymore.
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