You matter. No matter what anyone else does or says. You matter and you don’t need anyone else’s permission to take up this space in your own life. If your needs aren’t being met, you might be getting caught up in a cycle of neediness, where you don't ask for what you need, your needs don't get met, and, ultimately, you internalize this as evidence that your needs don't matter... which prevents you from asking for what you need in the future. In today's episode, I into into the cycle of neediness that I shared on Instagram recently and unpack how this cycle further perpetuates itself and our needs being left unmet. You’ll hear about the dangers of internalizing the lie that your needs don’t matter. I also get into the fact that many people are ignoring their very basic needs, taking ownership of your needs, and how to get out of the neediness cycle. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Saying yes to all of the parts of you are and really investing in who it is that you want to be is critical to living a life that is filled with joy. In today's episode, I had a delicious conversation with Tiffany Han about how to say yes to yourself with a greater sense of ease and grace.Tiffany is a coach, writer, speaker, and podcast host who teaches smart, driven humans how to access and amplify their personal agency so they can say yes to all the things they want to do, be, and say without compromising their standards...or their sanity. Our conversation explored how Tiffany got into this work and how she takes care of her own needs. She shares about how she learned to set boundaries around the things she needs, as well as other wonderful gems about moving at your own pace, slowing down inner self-talk, and how her life has changed since she learned to say yes to herself. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
When the shit hits the fan or the pain is too much to bear, we sometimes let our needs fall to the wayside. But, despite the circumstances, you still need to take care of yourself. This care might look remarkably different than your care during regular times, but it is even more important. A lot of people I know and love are grieving right now so I wanted to share my thoughts on taking care of yourself during those difficult times and allowing others to show up for you in those spaces. Tune in to hear me explore turning toward yourself when tending to your needs, prioritizing needs to create the energy to sustain your grief, and allowing other people to help care for you. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In today's episode, I was joined by Bethany Webster, a writer and researcher who women to understand and heal their mother wounds. We discussed her new book, Discover Your Inner Mother and how learning to tend to your needs often involves reparenting yourself. Bethany's work addresses a crucial gap in our understanding of women’s psychology and empowerment by comprehensively defining the Mother Wound and how it manifests in women’s lives. Through blending cutting-edge research on intergenerational trauma, feminist theory, and psychology with her own personal story, Bethany's work is the result of decades of research and her own journey of healing. During today's powerful conversation Bethany shares how to welcome in grief to process the mother wounds that you have. Tune in to hear us explore how patriarchy has impacted our understanding of our own innate worthiness and Bethany’s advice on the two things you can do to start healing your mother wound. A note: Upon recording this interview, Bethany's book, Discovering the Inner Mother was scheduled for publication this July. However, due to Covid-19 that book launch has been pushed back until January. You can currently pre-order her book everywhere books are sold. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.