Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 98: Emotional Fragility, Curing Anxiety, Cultivating Confidence, & Raising Resilient Kids

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This week, Tracey and I are talking all about emotional fragility, normalizing uncomfortable feelings, tools for navigating difficult emotions, and asking the question:  Can you cure anxiety? Specific topics discussed include: Why do we treat humans like we’re emotionally fragile? Even babies are not emotionally fragile Why we’re like cockroaches Why anxious is just a feeling state and how it’s …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 94: The Unsexy Truth About Changing Your Life & Why the Process is More Important Than the Outcome

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The truth about transformation? It is super unsexy. Tracey and I are talking all about why this is true and asking the following question:  How do you buy into the process of change when the outcome isn’t guaranteed? Specific topics discussed include: There is no formula for healing Letting go of a specific expectation/outcome Meditation isn’t a magic bullet True …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 93: What If That’s Not Yours to Carry? How to Stop Taking on Other People’s Problems & the Healing Power of Being Witnessed in Your Pain

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This week’s question is:  How do you know when you’re holding something that’s not yours to hold? Tracey and I talk about how you can inadvertently take on the emotions of others, how to recognize when you’ve done so, why it’s not actually helpful to feel your loved ones feelings with them, and what to do instead. Specific topics discussed …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 91: People Pleasing, Setting Boundaries, & Why You Are Allowed to Change Your Mind

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Today’s episode is all about boundaries. What ARE boundaries? What does setting boundaries actually look like? Tracey and I explore these questions and more in this wide-ranging conversation. We talk about why knowing what you want is the first step in setting boundaries, people pleasing and martyrdom, why having boundaries will make other people uncomfortable (especially if they have poor …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 90: How Tidying Up With Marie Kondo Might Lead To Divorce, an Identity Crisis, & Becoming Your Best Self

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Today’s conversation is all about habit change, identity, Marie Kondo, & how small changes can have big impacts in our lives. Also:  What Tracey and I believe is missing from the cultural conversation around building better habits and letting shit go. Specifically, the questions we’re asking are:  What prevents us from sustaining change? How do we get in our own …

Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 89: How the Substances (& Media) We Consume Affect Us in Ways We Don’t Always Realize They Do

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Today on the podcast, Tracey and I are talking about all the substances (& media) we regularly consume and asking:  Are they doing what we think they’re doing? We talk about alcohol, caffeine, sugar, podcasts, news, marijuana, and more, and discuss the myriad ways these things might be negatively impacting our lives without us even realizing they’re doing so. Specific …