Make Some Noise with Andrea Owen

When it comes to personal development, positivity and cheering people on is great. And…if we really want to support and love women, we have to also make room for the difficult stuff, for the traumas and the “shadow side”. That is where this week’s guest, Christine Gutierrez’s work really comes in. Christine returns to the YKAL podcast and together we discuss honoring your pain, going to the darkness in order to get to the light and living in a world where your light side and dark side can co-exist. 

Christine is a Latina licensed psychothera​pist, life coach and expert in love addiction, trauma, abuse, and self- esteem. She is the author of the upcoming book, I am Diosa: A Journey to Healing Deep, Loving Yourself, and Coming Back to Your Soul. I hope you enjoy our conversation.

  • Who is Diosa and what being Diosa is all about. (4:06)
  • Christine’s book is broken up into three parts: The darkness, the light and the integration. She explains why she chose to write it in this way. (9:34)
  • Why it is important to explore your emotional triggers. (14:26)
  • How to know if you’ve experienced trauma. (16:03)
  • Repairing your intuition after trauma and how to heal. (20:00)
  • Why Christine walks people through a meditation journey to help them visualize their first memories of anger or sadness. (27:38)


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This week on the show we are talking about emotions, which my guest, Sherianna Boyle, has a specific methodology to work through them. I was “emotionally illiterate” for a really long time, which led to lots of numbing out, so I love learning different tools to process them!  


Sherianna Boyle is an international Emotional Detox Coach®, author of eight books, including her most recent Emotional Detox and Emotional Detox for Anxiety. Emotions are so much to carry sometimes. But as Sherianna said during our time together, “Emotions are not the problem, it’s our reaction to them.” She helps us understand emotions, how to process them, and honor them. 


In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How emotions support a kick-ass life. (3:26)
  • Sherianna shares how she was drawn to work as an Emotional Detox Coach®. (6:32)
  • Emotional detox for anxiety and what it means. (7:35)
  • All emotions are good when you process them. There is no negative emotion. (11:25)
  • The Emotional Detox philosophy and how it applies to triggering experiences. (15:00)
  • How Sherianna works with people who are disconnected from their feelings. (24:39)
  • What to do if you carry core beliefs that you are the holder of others emotions. (30:00)
  • We discuss surrendering and how it differs from letting go. (38:33)


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Work is the number one place we make friendships as adults, according to Shasta Nelson. So why not focus on friendships where we are most of the time? Well, Shasta is back on the podcast this week to talk about this topic, one she is an expert in, friendships.

Her newest book is all about friendships at work. And, this is definitely an interesting time for workplace friendships, with many working from home or working in the office but with socially distant restrictions. We can all use a little help with our relationships whether they are our personal relationships or friendships at work. I am happy to share our conversation with you.

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • The three things needed in a healthy relationship: consistency, vulnerability, and positivity. (5:43)
  • Why having a best friend at work improves employee experience and organizational success. (9:31)
  • How to handle the coworker friend who sucks the energy out of you and how to reduce the impact of their toxicity.  (12:04)
  • #RelationshipGoals at work - do you have to be friends with everyone? (13:42)
  • Workplace boundaries and your responsibility around them. (18:17)
  • What to do or say when you are working with someone who indulges in office gossip. (21:33)
  • Leveraging your former professional friendships to help you during a job search. (27:47)


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This week on the YKAL podcast, my guest is Leah Campbell Badertscher. She is a former attorney turned artist and Master Life coach for world-class performers and leaders in the arts, business, and movements in positive change for the social good.

During our conversation, Leah asks simply, “What are you giving up if you don’t go for it?” And that is the question she pondered after graduating law school. In this episode, she shares openly her battle with her inner-critic and how she pushed forward to pursue an artistic career. Her story of wanting to follow a specific path, but experiencing push back from self-talk is common. My hope is that if you see some of yourself in Leah’s story, you will be inspired to take action in your life. 

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • Leah shares her journey from law career to artist. (4:14)
  • Why it is important to not dismiss your intuition and instead listen to what you really want. (11:13)
  • Leah talks about the battle with her inner critic and how she kept going. (24:58)
  • How Leah learned to lean into self-trust. (35:30)
  • Some of the pros and cons of the creative process. (41:26)


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