The One Time You Shouldn't Trust Yourself (podcast)

We all want to trust our instincts and follow our hearts, but I've found that there's just one place where we shouldn't be so quick to trust ourselves: when it comes to our perceptions of ourselves. 

So many of us (myself included) judge ourselves so damn harshly. We forget our own awesomeness and fall into a hallucination in which we are faced this way and that with our flaws, with our imperfections, with our ultimate lack of worth. 

It's just a spell. It's a common type of sleeping spell that gives us inaccurate nightmares that we believe are real. And we buy into the spell because it gives us an out. It gives us an excuse not to try, not to fail, and not to manifest the imperfections that we fear define us. 

So what do we do about it?

Letting Go of New Year's Weight Loss Resolutions (Even When You Think You Haven't Made Any)

The good news is: I've revived my podcast! (Thanks, Lola, for inspiring me!) The bad news: This topic will probably upset a lot of people. Now, if you've been following for a while, you'll know I don't "do" subjects just to be provocative and controversial. That's not me. So I hope you'll give it a chance and see it for the opportunity for exploration that it was meant to be. 

The topic: Letting go of the idea of setting health goals as New Year's resolutions. (Letting go, letting go, letting go....) Because, at least in my opinion, most of the time we do that, it's really just a smokescreen to say, "I want to be skinnier." And most of the time, it's just more chasing our tails and setting ourselves up for failure when we could spend that time putting more love into our bodies. 

This isn't about throwing all health goals away, or advocating that obesity is the new black. It's not about letting ourselves go. And I don't think getting healthier is a bad thing, by any means. It's just a gentle exploration into what our real intentions are and finding ways to open that portal of self-acceptance and love. 

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