EPISODE 29: TRUST & VULNERABILITY



Hard to believe but we are up to Episode 5 of Season 3! Talking this week about the foundational importance of trust and how it can help us work towards a more empathetic society. As we so often do, we refer back to our original episode today on finding your inner voice. In order to move forward in a trusting relationship; whether with yourself, other people, the Universe, it is important to first understand your own inner voice and self. Trusting yourself relies on an understanding of who you are and what you believe. Tune in and let us know what you think. As always we would love for you to subscribe, rate and review the show!

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Journal! Consider the following journal prompt:
    1. When do you trust yourself the most? The least?
  2. Accountability partner time – reach out and discuss your journal prompt.
  3. Find us on social media and let us know your thoughts.

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EPISODE 28: SHOWING EMPATHY IN A WORLD OF STRUGGLE



“Hope is a function of struggle.” – Brene Brown

“The struggle is real.”  We see this in social media, on mugs, on t-shirts.  It’s overused and often shows a lack of understanding of actual struggle.  

In this episode we dig deep into the concept of true struggle and our need for empathy.  When we ask “How are you?” we need to really mean it.  Beyond individually, empathy is necessary in order for us to be able to provide help and advocate collectively. 

America is a country in deep pain. We need to create safe spaces.  Allow for different journeys.  Be open to difficult conversations.  We need to build collective empathy.

Join us as we take a closer  look at what true struggle is and how we can help.

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Journal on what your organization is doing to practice empathy?  What can you do to add more empathy?  What about in your individual life? 
  2. Talk to your accountability and share your experiences and thoughts with adding empathy into your lives.
  3. Join us on our social channels to share your thoughts and experiences on how you are taking part in the movement for collective empathy.

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EPISODE 27: NICE IS NOT KIND, AND KIND DOES NOT ALWAYS FEEL NICE



Welcome to Episode 3 of Season 3 on We Go Boldly, and today we are talking about Nice versus Kind. We are looking closely at how to create a more empathetic society by taking a hard look at our own understanding and application of niceness and kindness.

Niceness is usually transactional in nature. Nice people do things for people with the expectation that we will get something in return, or that we will be more liked and/or included in a group. Often people mask their true feelings or desires in order to seem more nice and agreeable. People pleasers are nice. The niceness we are referring to grows out of insecurity and a need to be liked more than a need to 

Kindness is grounded in love, compassion and empathy for others or for yourself. When we act with kindness, we are giving or doing without thought for what we might receive in return. Sometimes when we do or say something with kindness, it can feel uncomfortable for us and the people around us. Kindness thrives in people with good boundaries, empathy, and societal understanding.

Many people confuse niceness for kindness and vice versa. For years we were told to “be nice,” “mind our manners,” and “be polite.” All too often we hear things like don’t bring up religion or politics in polite conversation. This can be a form of toxic niceness, not rocking the boat for the sake of the comfort of others, and people pleasing at the expense of standing up for your own personal ethics. 

Importantly, we need to learn to be kind to ourselves as well as the larger world. Starting with ourselves and growing outward helps create the kind of collective empathy we are talking about this season. The ability to talk to ourselves with love, compassion and kindness. To create real boundaries and stand up for what is right, even in the discomfort, begins to weave the thread that will help make up the collective empathy as we all work together.

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” – Amelia Earhart 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Break out your journal! Set a timer for 10 minutes and focus on the following journal prompt:
    1. What is my motivation for my day to day behaviors?
  2. Talk to your accountability partner about their motivations. Discuss kindness versus niceness in your life.
  3. Find us on social media and let us know how it’s going. If you want a little extra help working on this or any other topic check out our coaching services now available!

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EPISODE 26: FINDING EMPATHY



Maya Angelou once said, “I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.”

Join us this week as we dig deep into empathy.  As always we start with the definition of empathy and why we find it so important.  We look at empathy from both the individual perspective and the greater societal perspective.  It matters in situations both large and small.  Not ones to shy away from a little research we share what we learned about cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and cognitive empathy.

The difference between sympathy and empathy can be confusing and so we take apart each issue to understand why we need more empathy, not sympathy, in the world.

Lastly, we focus on how to cultivate empathy in our own lives and in our children.  No surprise that the concept of books and reading comes up and is discussed.

Join us this week and share your thoughts on empathy with us!

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Take an empathy inventory.  Look back and see how you have handled other people’s challenges in the last day, week, month.
  2. We can all benefit from practicing empathy.  Pick one of the ways we discussed to cultivate empathy and practice.
  3. Discuss with your accountability partner and let us know how its going on our social.

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EPISODE 25: BUILDING COLLECTIVE EMPATHY



Welcome to Season 3!

Join us as we take a deep dive into empathy.  

From the beginning of this podcast we wanted to discuss the need for greater collective empathy.  We asked you all to dig deep into your inner worlds and start to live a more authentic life. All the tools we walked through meditation, grounding, boundary setting, feeling feelings, gives us space and permission to come to the outside world as whole humans, with empathy, compassion, kindness and grace

Maybe you are wondering why we are spending so much time on empathy.  It allows us to build relationships; personal, business, community, etc.  Empathy is an important part of a growth mindset and should be the basis for changing management in organizations. 

Let’s kick off season three together!

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. If you haven’t done it yet hit the subscribe button on your favorite platform so you don’t miss any episodes!
  2. Find us on Instagram or FB and leave us a comment letting us know how empathy impacts your life
  3. Finally, reach out to your accountability partner, or if you don’t have one yet, reach out to us on social media so we can help, and create a plan to connect and work through the programming for the next few weeks. Everything is easier with a partner!

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EPISODE 24: COURAGEOUS LIVING FOR A LIMITLESS LIFE



Today we recap and review how far we have come.  Season one was a look at all the tools we need for this limitless life.  By the time we reached season two we were ready to dig in the dirt.  

True authentic living takes courageous living.  Being vulnerable is scary and we need to be brave.  Whether it’s feeling our feelings, practicing gratitude, or failing and rising up, it all takes courage.

In this episode we talk about how hard it is to live authentically.  It takes work and it often takes space.  Don’t get discouraged.  There is light and goodness with all of this work.  Reset and keep going. 

Thank you for joining us for another season.  We are proud to share this journey with you. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. If you haven’t already, find that accountability partner.  Or use us!  
  2. Subscribe to our podcast and follow us on social media!
  3. Lastly, plan your summer.  What are you goals?  Where do you want to be come Labor Day weekend?  Are you hoping to set a new habit or add some joy to your life?  Find yourself a therapist or sign up for our Limitless Life Sisterhood.  Now is the time to do it.

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EPISODE 23: CONNECTING TO MIND, BODY,AND SPIRIT



“Connection is the experience of oneness. It’s having shared experiences, relatable feelings, or similar ideas. It is the feeling of belonging to something greater than oneself.”

We are back with part two of our conversation on connection. Life, parenthood, schooling, career, marriage, can make it hard to keep the sense of connection between body, mind, and spirit.  Life becomes a series of check marks.  

The loss of connection makes it harder to hear your inner voice, to feel your purpose, to be open to the possibilities of the universe.

We talk about our struggles finding and maintaining connection both with our inner voice and with the outerworld.  

Music, art, shared experiences, and help keep the connection were especially necessary during the pandemic.

Join us as we dive back in and discuss connections.  Head over to our socials to tell us how you maintain connect. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

    1. Grab your journal!
    2. Make a list of 3 ways you like to connect: meditation, grounding, prayer, talks with friends
    3. Calendar time every week for the next month to incorporate connection for yourself
  • Connect with your accountability partner and let them know your plan – hold each other to your plans to connect each week

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EPISODE 22: OUR NEED FOR CONNECTION



“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” -John Muir

This week we kick off part one of our two part conversation on connection. Our connection to mind, body and spirit guides us.  As humans we need to feel a sense of connection to something, whether it is a larger universe, God, the Earth, other people or something unique. This need relates to belonging, soul, spirit, self worth, doubt, fear, love, kindness. We find connection in grounding, prayer, meditation, group activities, friendship, and relationships.

We also take a look at how the pandemic created space to stop and recognize our need for true connection, rather than the incidental connections in the normal world.  The pandemic created a space for many to stop and turn inward.  

Rielly and Tovah look at how they also looked outward for the connection. This worldwide pandemic brought out a sense of community and empathy and a sense of oneness. 

Join us for this part one and connect with us with your thoughts on how you forge a true connection with yourself and the world.

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

    1. Grab your journal!
    2. Make a list of 3 ways you like to connect: meditation, grounding, prayer, talks with friends
    3. Calendar time every week for the next month to incorporate connection for yourself
    4. Connect with your accountability partner and let them know your plan – hold each other to your plans to connect each week

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW

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EPISODE 21: AUTHENTICITY, CONNECTING YOUR INNER AND OUTER WORLD



In this week’s episode we are talking about authenticity and living an authentic life. When we live an authentic life our actions and words, and our beliefs and values act in alignment. In order to achieve this kind of alignment we have to do the hard work of understanding ourselves first.

When we are able to tune in to our inner voice, understand our purpose, hear our deeper selves then we can connect our inner world with our outer expression of self. That is how we live an authentic life. 

So often as children we are trained to adapt our personality to fit in with the people around us and to be more likeable. We change to fit social norms and expectations. We change to meet the needs of our loved ones. Somewhere along the way we lose sight of who we are or who we are meant to be. Bringing that person to the surface allows us to live a happier, more limitless life. 

Authenticity allows us to feel comfortable in our own bodies, confident in our beliefs and decisions, and ready to walk through life in our purpose. We are all able to accomplish this by raising our awareness and listening to what we truly need. 

Today we will talk all about methods and means to overcome the urge to adapt our personalities to fit in and live an authentic life. We give tips and tricks, as well as steps to take to help unwind some of the lifetime of conditioning. As always this is a process and it is an ongoing experience. Tune in to hear our discussion on authenticity and how we can connect our inner and outer worlds. 

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Take a moment to do a mental inventory – scan through your body and notice how you feel emotionally & physically.
  2. Grab your journal and think back to the last time you did something that felt like it didn’t align with what you believe or what you want, for whatever reason. It could be in your personal life, or at work. Take some time to describe before, during, and after it happened. Describe it physically and emotionally if you can. 
  3. Set aside your journal for some time and then go back and read through what you wrote. Take some time to consider what your authentic self wanted versus what your adaptive self did. Consider an alternative solution. Journal out what that would look and feel like. 
  4. Reach out to your accountability partner and talk it through. 

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW

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EPISODE 20: LETTING GO SO WE CAN LIVE



EPISODE 20: LETTING GO SO WE CAN LIVE

“To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” –Jack Kornfield

On today’s episode we talk about letting go and surrendering.  What do we need to let go?  Outcomes? Control?  Other People?  

We try to control things because of what we think will happen if we don’t. In other words, control is rooted in fear.

We’ve talked in the past about our perfection and our need to listen to our inner voice.  What does that mean?  It means we need to let go and surrender. Holding on to pain/control doesn’t fix anything. Replaying the past over and over again doesn’t change it, and wishing things were different doesn’t make it so.

The key to success is in letting go, releasing our grip, and surrendering our need to figure everything out ourselves.  This is how we find our way to authenticity.  

We talk about what we have had to do to work towards letting go.  As with most things it’s an ongoing process.  Listen in to hear our conversation on surrendering and where we find peace with the Universe.

GO BOLDLY HOMEWORK

  1. Take a deep breath.  Thinking about what you may be holding onto.  Is it control? Is there a past relationship?  Do some deep listening. 
  2. Then imagine what it would be like if you let go of what you are holding onto.  Journal about what they would feel like.  
  3. Talk to your accountability partner about letting go and surrendering.  What/who do you surrender to?

RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE SHOW

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