Jewel Kilcher is also known anonymously as Jewel. She is an American singer-songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author, and poet.
One of the great singer/songwriters, on the 25th anniversary of blockbuster debut album 'Pieces of You,' reflects on teenage homelessness, sudden success and the mindfulness techniques that helped her through thick and thin.Credits: Hosted by Scott Feinberg and produced by Matthew Whitehurst.
Jewel’s story of fame and success starts with an abusive household and a stint of homelessness, combined with all the anxiety and negativity that you would expect from those beginnings. But her story takes an unexpected turn when she shares the way she overcame all of that negativity. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Jewel explains how she taught herself to be addicted to positive behavior, describes what constitutes real change, and shares the fascinating question she learned to ask herself that transformed her whole life. This episode is brought to you by: WHOOP: For 15% off your order, go to and use discount code IT at checkout. Women of Impact Podcast hosted by Lisa Bilyeu: Skillshare: Explore your creativity at for 2 free months of Premium Membership. Audible: Get 1 credit to pick any title and 2 Audible Originals from a monthly selection. Visit or text IMPACT to 500-500 SHOW NOTES:   When Jewel was homeless, she decided to change her life one thought at a time [1:40] If we can be addicted to negative things, then we can become addicted to positive actions [6:34] Jewel describes some of her simple methods of controlling her thoughts and emotions [11:15] What do you do if your nurturing was so bad that you lost your true nature? [12:55] Practicing every day is the key to dramatic life change [17:14] Tom and Jewel discuss the importance of diet and exercise [19:31] Jewel defines exactly what constitutes change [22:33] Jewel shares what she learned after being adopted by Native Americans at 15 [25:46] What if you’re not broken? What if you don’t need to be fixed? [29:22] Jewel explains how she learned to tell the truth instead of being positive or negative [35:28] The point of spirituality is not to control your environment [37:30] Jewel and Tom discuss the experience of grief and letting go [39:55] Jewel describes forgiveness as she sees it [41:12] Jewel talks about growing up in very rural Alaska [43:52] Jewel shares her story of touring as a folk singer during the heydey of grunge [47:27] Perfectionism and having a point to prove are rocket fuel, but they also limit you [49:32] Jewel shares the impact she wants to have on the world [54:32]   QUOTES:   “I am not my thoughts. I am the observer of my thoughts.” [5:57]   “What you don’t give birth to will destroy you.” [24:12]   “What if I’m not broken? What if I’m attacking this entire problem, trying to fix myself, from the entirely wrong perspective? When something’s broken, when you feel broken inside, you feel like something outside of you has to fix you…”  [32:58]   FOLLOW:   WEBSITE:  INSTAGRAM:  FACEBOOK:  TWITTER:      BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:   “Never Broken”, Jewel, 
Mental health is beginning to lose the stigma its been wrapped in for much of recent history, but there is sooo much work still to be done, and sooo many conversation still to be had on this topic. Singer, songwriter, activist, and scholar, Jewel, has spent much of her adult life researching and enacting effective ways to deal with anxiety and depression, and then share her work with the world. She'll tell you (and I'll agree with her) that as obsessed as we all are with "hacks" they simply don't exist for getting through grief and emotional healing. What does work? Join us on this episode of LOVE SOMEONE with Delilah as we discuss her theories and she talks about the book she's working on. This is Part 2 of the most fascinating conversations I've ever had! ~ Delilah Learn more about your ad-choices at
Show of hands for all of you who love singer/songwriter Jewel... Mine's up in the air! Since her break-out hit, "Hands" in the fall of 1998, this sweet and sparkly Jewel is much beloved, but I'm willing to guess that many of you are just as clueless as I was as to the absolute powerhouse of intellect this woman is!Raised in circumstances of dire need, without the security most of us have always taken for granted, Jewel has always been a crafty survivor, but she has grown into so much more. Her philanthropy stretches across continents and is also strongly felt on our shores. She started by offering to others, who were looking for ways to bolster their mental health, the coping practices she developed for herself during a brief time of homelessness. From there, she's developed several more projects, each targeted at helping vulnerable populations. Her latest work is a film, "Lost In America" about our homeless youth, and of course, her own music provides the soundtrack. The single, "No More Tears" is out now, and we're going to talk about that and so much more on this episode of Love Someone with Delilah. It's Part 1 of 2 and I know you're going to want to join me next time to hear the rest! ~ Delilah Learn more about your ad-choices at
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May 23rd, 1974
United States
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3 hours, 51 minutes
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