Curious & Curiouser Podcast, Episode 92: Magic, Healing, Intergenerational Wounds, & Why Taking Care of Yourself is Not Self-Indulgent


On this week’s episode of the podcast, Tracey and I are talking about self care, healing, and magic, asking the question:  Is taking care of yourself selfish? Or is it a gift you give to everyone else in your life?

We talk about healing intergenerational pain, daily acts of self care, embracing woo, and how prioritizing yourself makes you a more available to those around you. We also talk about not taking it all so seriously and how you might be inspiring people in your life without realizing they’re even paying attention to you at all.

Other topics discussed include:

  • Two levels of self-care
  • Worrying about judgment from others about taking care of yourself
  • Privilege and healing
  • Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  • Intergenerational healing, epigenetics, inherited trauma
  • How doing work on ourselves challenges other people
  • Every parent (even the best ones) pass along some wounds
  • Individual vs collective
  • How emotions infect groups
  • How taking care of yourself empowers other people
  • Choosing to disengage from old stories
  • How we all operate on autopilot most of the time
  • How feeling unworthy prevents us from taking care of ourselves
  • Embracing the woo-ness of healing work
  • Healing can be both serious/transformational and humorous
  • Marie Kondo and healing
  • Tracey’s experience with EMDR
  • How self care and healing makes us more present in our lives
  • The importance of sleep
  • And more!

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