082: How to Find Your Purpose in the Midst of Transition with JONATHAN DEWAAL

082: How to Find Your Purpose in the Midst of Transition with JONATHAN DEWAAL

Jonathan DeWaal is the executive director of Liminal Space, a nonprofit organization based out of Seattle, WA which is dedicated to helping others find the courage and means to navigate major life transition. Over the last 10 years his work and research has shown that major transitions are places where people can find their desired path and become stronger, or where they can get stuck – sometimes for years.

081: How to Manage Stress & Expectations as an Entrepreneur with BENJAMIN DELL

081: How to Manage Stress & Expectations as an Entrepreneur with BENJAMIN DELL

Anybody who has ever done something new for the first time will tell you it's a bit stressful. Ask any entrepreneur how their stress-life is and they'll most likely tell you they're hanging by a thread. I say that from experience, because I've been all versions of stress management as an entrepreneur. But where does this stress come from? Well, Benjamin Dell, founder and CEO at Missinglettr.com is here with us today to chat briefly about just that.

080: The Defiant Expectation of Recovery with JESSICA FLINT

080: The Defiant Expectation of Recovery with JESSICA FLINT

Jessica Flint is the founder of the Recovery Warriors community which dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering people to make big changes in their life. Forbes recognized her work as a technology innovating mental health that has served millions worldwide.

ps048: Is Imagination Insanity? How to Think Beyond Your Reality with Emily Ann Peterson

ps048: Is Imagination Insanity? How to Think Beyond Your Reality with Emily Ann Peterson

On today's mini-episode we're talking all about constraints, limitations, and how to have an imagination based on *hope* for your future. There are three main points I want to make, to help us get out of the "woe is me" mindset. So listen below to hear those thoughts and my answer to whether I think imagination is insanity or not.

079: Risky Business: Saying Yes to Rejection with the Ladies Behind Badassery Magazine

079: Risky Business: Saying Yes to Rejection with the Ladies Behind Badassery Magazine

Today we chat about what it means to say yes or no to something. I'm stoked that we've got BOTH Samatha Parker and Kathy Rasmussen with us. I really just love what they're putting out into the world and knew they would have a LOT to say on this month's topic of Risk and Rejection! We talk about how risk and rejection have played a part in the start of their new magazine, partnership, and business.

ps047: The Upside of Taking Risks with EMILY ANN PETERSON

ps047: The Upside of Taking Risks with EMILY ANN PETERSON

This week I'm preparing to leave my temporary home base of Atlanta to venture out into over 45 days of book readings, live performances, and workshops throughout the US. Since this month's theme in the School of Bravery and here on the podcast is Risk & Rejection, I thought I'd take a couple minutes before packing up my suitcase to talk about the upside of risk and the benefits it offers.

078: Hiding Under Desks, Prioritizing Pain & Other Hard Things with JESSICA RIBERA

078: Hiding Under Desks, Prioritizing Pain & Other Hard Things with JESSICA RIBERA

Today I have to thank Jessica Ribera for being so willing and open to jump into our conversation so blindly. She and I talk about the moments we share while dealing with our respective pains and losses. Jessica lost her ballet career. I lost my career as a cellist. Today we both find ourselves using the word writer as a self-descriptor. Jessica and I both retain our emotional sobriety today, however we do talk about the moments we denied our lack of emotional sobriety and instead tried to numb or deny the pain we were so vividly fighting to feel. We talk about writing. We talk about being honest. We talk about career-ending injuries. We talk about gaining, losing, and regaining our vision for the possibility. Please enjoy my brand new friend Jessica Ribera!

ps046: How to Nurse Your Wounds of Rejection

ps046: How to Nurse Your Wounds of Rejection

In today's peep show episode, we discuss my 6 go-to steps for recovering from rejection. This is so important for any creative or visionary. Those of us who have big ideas, often encounter rejection of those big ideas. But understanding how to handle and recover from rejection is ALSO crucial. If you're putting yourself out there, most likely, you will encounter rejection. Here are my tried and true methods to bouncing back as quickly as possible without denying yourself the time to heal...