Andrea Owen on Perfectionism, Numbing, and Feeling our Feelings

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another guest episode and you guys, this interview had me fan-girling. Andrea Owen (@yourkickasslife) and her podcast Your KickAss Life Podcast has inspired so much powerful change in my own life and it was a true honor to have the opportunity to bring it full circle and invite her to be a part of my podcast.

In this episode we dig into all things perfectionism, expectations, certainty/control, values work, core beliefs (again because i love digging into them so much), what it looks like to process our emotions rather than numbing them, the different common numbing mechanisms that most of us use in order to avoid feeling, getting comfortable with discomfort and more.

A little about Andrea: Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and professional certified life coach who helps high-achieving women let go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing courage and confidence instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.She is the proud author of How To Stop Feeling Like Shit: 14 Habits That Are Holding You Back From Happiness (Seal Press/Hachette Books) which has been translated into 16 languages, as well as her inaugural book, 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media/Simon & Schuster). When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice or hosting retreats, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 11-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as i did!

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Amy Smith on People Pleasing and Speaking Your Truth

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This week on the podcast I am bringing you another guest episode! This time with Amy Smith (@thejoyjunkie) to talk all things people pleasing and speaking your truth.

In this episode we dig into (you guessed it) people pleasing and what it means, core beliefs and how to shift our worthiness wounds, how to stop playing the when/then game, taking action towards our goals in a healthy way, acceptance and what that means, how to not place worth in the external or in our results, allowing the space to just feel rather than avoiding our emotions, taking emotional responsibility, and more.

A little about Amy: Amy E. Smith is a certified confidence coach, masterful speaker, and personal empowerment expert. Founder of, Amy uses her roles as coach, writer, podcaster, and speaker to move individuals to a place of radical personal empowerment and self-love. With acute focus on helping people “find their voice”, she is highly sought after for her uncommon style of irreverence, wisdom, and humor and has been a featured expert on Fox 5 San Diego and

I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did!

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