Your Kick Ass Life Podcast

This week on the YKAL podcast, I welcome back Lori Harder for the third time.  One of the things I love about Lori is that she is at a top-tier level in her business and she is simply one of the kindest people I know.  Lori has a new book coming out next week called, A Tribe Called Bliss, which I just loved and we talked about in this episode.

We also talked about building your community, creating stronger connections and how to handle friendships that have changed over time (and may no longer serve you). Plus, we touch on gossip, why it’s so important to talk about and how malicious gossip is just a cheap way to build connections.

In this episode you’ll hear

  • How Lori created a tribe of her own and some ways you can too (6 minutes and 47 seconds)
  • Collecting people can help you build connections and friends, including building your supporting cast and what that truly means (12:58)
  • Good gossip and finding a safe space with a friend to talk things through (22:18)
  • Having a conversation with a friend when the friendship has changed or may be coming to an end (26:36)
  • Creating agreements with a friend and building deeper connections (33:52)
  • Lori’s seven sacred agreements (34:46)

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Christina Dunbar on the YKAL podcast again. I am so happy to bring her back on the podcast, because she just oozes creativity and has really dedicated her life to healing from a creative place. You can hear our first conversation about using the power of voice, here. Christina is a performing artist, poet, producer and mentor to creative women. She is also the playwright and star of Dirty Me Divine; a one-woman show about sexuality and soul, directed by husband Chaim Dunbar.

In today’s episode Christina and I explore owning your feminine sexual energy, as well as, learning how to heal shame through creative expression. Plus, we answer the question, can you truly be shameless?  Before I began my conversation with Christina, in the intro of this episode, I do my own work by sharing my own experience with surrendering and making room for success of my latest book, How To Stop Feeling Like Shit.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Why is it important to own and trust your sexual energy (12 minutes and 47 seconds)
  • The wounded female artist, defining an artist and dealing with art scars  (15:20)
  • Healing shame through art, storytelling and creative expression (23:17)
  • How to flex the muscle of the healing our inner artist (33:36)
  • Christina’s surprising revelations in herself and her in work (44:43)
  • Can we really be truly shameless? (47:22)

http://yourkickasslife.com/225

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This week on the YKAL podcast, I am waaaay too excited to have my very dear friend, Lisa Daron Grossman join me. She is a phenomenal life coach (I know because she was my coach!), amazing human being, and creator of the Connection Cure Project. In this episode we discuss the Connection Cure, which is a cross country project that utilizes face to face connection as a catalyst for healing and wellness. Lisa shares how it was “born” out of chronic illness and isolation.

Plus, we discuss why it is so important that we are connected to one another now more than ever, answer whether or not some people need more connection than others and we chat about how engaging with strangers can be a good thing.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • A human engagement project born out of chronic illness and isolation (3:27)
  • Healing the body through micro moments of connection (9:26)
  • How people whom have friendships and partners can still feel massive sense of loneliness (12:15)
  • Why more than ever does it matter how we are connected? (15:47)
  • Do some of us need more connection than others? (25:38)
  • How a no judgment speakeasy in the Everglades enabled human connection (37:00)

http://yourkickasslife.com/224

 

Direct download: Episode224final.mp3
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My dear friend, Kate Anthony is back on the YKAL podcast this week to continue our conversation about body image. Just like in Part 1 of this episode, Part 2 follows the conversation between two women on their body image journeys, and the roads traveled so far.  Full disclosure and for clarity: We are not body image experts and want to be very clear about that.

Today, we further explore this topic and respond to some of the feedback we received from Part 1 of our conversation. We also discuss diet culture, in-depth. Join us as we awkwardly make our way through the second part of our conversation about body image.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Owning thin privilege and naming it (23 minutes and 10 seconds)
  • What is diet culture, exactly? (27:33)
  • “The lie about diet culture is that it’s healthy.” (35:28)
  • Exercise is NOT bad. Rejecting diet culture was an act of revolution and act of self-love (40:50)
  • Reflecting on our earliest memories of dieting, our mothers’ way of handling body image and how those experiences scoped our own views about our bodies and diet culture (47:23)
  • If not dieting, then what? Kate’s choice to reject dieting and how she is learning to walk through this new part of her journey (59:19)

Kate Anthony is a certified life coach who helps women decide if they should stay in or leave their marriages and then guides them through the divorce process should they choose to leave.

Kate empowers women to find their strength, passion, and confidence even in the most disempowering of circumstances and helps them move forward with concrete plans, putting their children at the center (not in the middle) of all decisions.

In addition to her certification, Kate has also trained as a relationship coach and is an expert in communication, co-parenting, and emotional intelligence.

http://yourkickasslife.com/223

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