Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 76: Self-Trust, Ignoring the Noise, & Why It’s Okay If People Don’t Like You

This week’s podcast episode is all about how to ignore the noise and trust yourself enough to make the decisions that are in your own best interest. Tracey and I talk about why caring about what others think of us is normal and what we can do to combat this impulse. We also discuss:

  • The ways women are conditioned to be overly accommodating and why this does more harm than good
  • How we can start figuring out what we actually want
  • Why we need to advocate for ourselves with our partners, our kids, and our healthcare providers
  • How women are often dismissed by their medical providers
  • Why it’s okay to fire your doctor
  • Making choices that are right for you when it comes to nutrition and fitness
  • Why we need to risk making others uncomfortable and be okay with not being liked
  • The relationship between boundaries and resentment
  • And so much more!

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Codependent No More by Melody Beattie

Coddling of the American Mind by Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt

Grit by Angela Duckworth

When Doctors Downplay Women’s Health Concerns in the New York Times 

How Bad Medicine Dismisses and Misdiagnoses Women’s Symptoms from NPR

Doing Harm by Maya Dusenbery

Episode 53 on Rejection, Bullying, & Why it’s Okay Not to Like People


Piquing Our Curiosity:

Modern Tarot:  Connecting with Your Higher Self Through the Wisdom of the Cards by Michelle Tea and the Rider Tarot Deck by Arthur Edward Waite — two tarot resources Tracey highly recommends. I also recommend the The Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Aquarian Tarot Deck by David Palladini — both of which I use weekly.


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