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The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast

Join irreverent and [slightly] dramatic host, Amy Green Smith as she teaches you how to speak up for yourself without being a total dick... or being completely riddled with guilt. #yesplease As a life coach, hypnotherapist, and speaker, Amy brings her sass and humor to this lively, weekly podcast designed to give you a no-b**t guide to navigating challenging topics. Along with the occasional guest, Amy brazenly battles challenging topics such as: letting go of people pleasing, conquering fear, getting your needs met from your partner, and creating effective communication, to name a few. This podcast is for you if you desire a shoot-from-the-hip, no-b**t approach to implementable life advice. It is especially designed for those with potty-mouths, insatiable humor, and a desire to create the most badass life possible. http://amygreensmith.com

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[AMY SAYS] EP#500 How to Navigate Adult Friendship Breakups
Tell me if this sounds familiar: You have “this friend”… and perhaps this is someone you’ve known forever, maybe you saw each other through some tough times, but at this particular place in your life, this friendship has been feeling strained, frustrating, and sometimes downright toxic. But you guilt yourself saying, “Well, we’ve been friends since college” or “Am I a dick if I don’t want to be there for her anymore?” If that sounds at all familiar, you are in the same boat that many people find themselves in when they reach their 30s and 40s and beyond. You’ve grown as a person, your life has changed, and your priorities have shifted. But, you still feel tethered to this historical relationship that feels more like it’s robbing you dry than adding to your fulfillment. A listener of the show wrote to the pod asking how to actually let go of one of these friendships. I mean, how do you go about breaking up with a friend? Is there an approach? How do you know if you’re being a big ‘ol meanie? If you’ve been pulled to part ways with a friendship, but have no idea what-the-hell that really looks like, you may want to have a listen. I discuss six major concepts to keep in mind (you know, to keep your shit straight) and two specific methods you can take to pull the trigger on the “break up”. Additionally, I walk you through how to deal if someone breaks up with you (or simply just ghosts you). This pod explores: How to tap into the “real” reason you’re looking to end the friendship How to get connected to the way you need to conduct yourself so you’re proud of your own behavior (even if the other person loses their shit) Two specific methods to “break up” with this unfulfilling friendship Four steps to aid in your healing if someone has broken up with you or isn’t communicating with you any longer   PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at trylgc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from LetsGetChecked and save 30% on your first test kit! Check it out ~>   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: [AMY SAYS] EP#496 – HOW TO HAVE DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS (WITHOUT LOSING YOUR MIND) [AMY SAYS] EP#447 – BOUNDARY DEEP DIVE, PART 1 [AMY SAYS] EP#448 – BOUNDARY DEEP DIVE, PART 2 I NEED CLOSURE! HOW TO STOP WAITING FOR CLOSURE + START CREATING YOUR OWN EP#286 4 STEPS TO MANIFESTING DOPE-ASS FRIENDSHIPS EP#313 4 STEPS TO SILENCING YOUR INNER SHIT-TALKER EP#298 [AMY SAYS] EP#487 – THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPEAKING UP + YOUR SELF-WORTH [AMY SAYS] EP#489 – THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND + WHY YOU DON’T FEEL ‘ENOUGH’ THE TWO BELOW ARE ALL ABOUT GRIEF: THE *REAL* REASONS YOU’RE MAD + SAD, PART 1 EP#338 THE *REAL* REASONS YOU’RE MAD + SAD, PART 2 EP#339   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
47:22 2/1/24
[EXPERT] EP499 - THE 'D' WORD: MAKING THE ULTIMATE DECISION ABOUT YOUR MARRIAGE WITH KATE ANTHONY
Every single year, over 1 million women question leaving their marriage. And nearly 70 percent of all divorces are initiated by women. And it’s no wonder – Marriage makes men’s lives exponentially easier while it makes women’s lives drastically harder. It is clear that ‘traditional’ marriage dynamics are no longer tenable for American women.  Years ago, I remember having a chat with a friend where she was lamenting that she should be grateful her husband wasn’t cavorting around, cheating on her, abusing substances, or screaming obscenities at her. I clearly remember her saying, “Wow, the bar is set pretty damn low.” Seriously. Not being abused should be a given, not something to be celebrated.  In my near two decades of coaching, I have found myriad women frustrated, overwhelmed, and downright furious about the inequity in their marriage. Whilst doing all the domestic labor, holding down impressive careers, and digging deep into therapy and personal development, these women often find themselves lonely, heartbroken, and baffled at the lack of ownership and responsibility their partners were exhibiting in the relationship. No wonder recent studies cite single women without children being the happiest in our society. In this week’s episode, I chat with my close pal and colleague, Kate Anthony, who has just penned a book entitled, “The ‘D’ Word: Making the Ultimate Decision about Your Marriage”. Kate talks with me about her own divorce journey, shares about debunked studies citing divorce negatively affects children, understanding narcissism, and the courageous choice not to settle for subpar relationships. Have a listen and gain more insight on if you should stay or if you should go. This pod explores: Understanding various forms of abuse and the unexpected way financial abuse shows up  The faulty and unfounded research that propagated the notion that you should “stay together for the kids” and what new research has found Why trying to “just communicate more effectively” isn’t working for you and what to focus on instead The curious place we are in history where the gender dynamics of marriage are changing dramatically   PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at trylgc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from LetsGetChecked and save 30% on your first test kit! Check it out ~>   THIS WEEK’S EXPERT GUESTIE Kate Anthony is the author of The D Word: Making the Ultimate Decision About Your Marriage, host of the critically acclaimed and New York Times recommended podcast The Divorce Survival Guide Podcast and the creator of the groundbreaking online coaching program, Should I Stay or Should I Go? which helps women make the most difficult decision of their lives using coaching tools, relationship education, geeky neuroscience, community support, and deep self-work. Kate is certified as a Domestic Violence Advocate, a Co-Parenting Specialist, and a High Conflict Divorce Coach. Connect with Kate on Facebook, Insta, or TikTok   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: [DIAL AN EXPERT] KATE ANTHONY ON ESTABLISHING BOUNDARIES – EP#397   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
53:55 1/22/24
[AMY SAYS] EP#498 – 7 WAYS TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON YOUR GOALS
At the start of every year, it’s likely you get pumped up and excited to make some serious change. You decide on a handful of things that you are GOING to conquer this year, god-damn-it! But what actually makes those goals a reality?  Throughout my 15+ years in this work, I have found that noble intentions have very little to do with bringing goals to fruition. Good ol’ fashioned gumption and desire are not enough to make your dreams come true. [sad trombone] In fact, a recent Inc.com article indicated that only 8% of people actually accomplish their goals. WHOA!! 8%!? Well, fuck.  But, wait.  Never fear, Babycakes, because this episode targets seven ways people tend to sabotage their own goals (without even realizing it) and how you can set yourself up to slaaaaay all your goals. It’s not rocket science, but if you employ some of these easy tactics, you will kill all your 2024 goals! Yes, please!  This pod explores: My favorite tool to use to ensure you are tackling this goal for YOU (instead of mom/fam/boss/society) The number one way people lose steam while working towards a goal and how you can smoothly move beyond this obstacle like a BOSS Why you need accountability and people in your life to support you and what to do if you don’t How to keep your self-talk on point so you are constantly encouraged, kicking ass, and taking names   PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at trylgc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from LetsGetChecked and save 30% on your first test kit! Check it out ~>   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: [AMY SAYS] EP#497 – HOW TO MAKE SHIT HAPPEN IN 2024 POD #225: Stick with It or Quit with It? Knowing When to Persevere and Knowing When to Quit Science Says Only 8% of People Actually Achieve Their Goals, Inc.com   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
39:35 1/15/24
[AMY SAYS] EP#497 - HOW TO MAKE SHIT HAPPEN IN 2024
If you’re like most people, you have an overwhelming sense of excitement and ambition come the new year. Also like most people, perhaps you hit Jan with a fire under your ass, but when Feb rolls around you have slowly begun to lose steam, fervor, and action. Also, 2023 kicked many of our asses, so there’s that to contend with. Many people (and maybe YOU) enter the New Year with many plans and intentions, but somehow end up a bit off track sooner than later. In this episode, I address the biggest obstacles people unknowingly establish for themselves when crafting New Year’s goals and “resolutions”. Yep, you read that right… many people actually make their job a shit-ton harder by not setting themselves up for success to begin with. I also share my personal planning tool I use every single year to ensure I establish solid goals in aaaaall areas of my life (not just health and money… but, yes, those too). Be sure to grab your free planning guide so you can plan and organize a seriously epic 2024 by figuring out what categories in which you would like to make headway. Plus, you’ll have a sexy Planning Guide to record all your brilliance! This pod explores: The two biggest mistakes people make when crafting goals for the new year How to assess where you are in your life now and where you want to be in a year’s time How to create goals that are really about YOUR fulfillment, are totally attainable, and light you up Why you probably don’t want to celebrate your 2023 accomplishments, but you kinda, absolutely MUST   FREE PLANNING GUIDE WITH THIS EPISODE GRAB YOURS BELOW! Did you grab your free planning guide that accompanies this episode? Get on it, Babycakes! Here’s the deal: our brain takes things waaaaay more seriously when we get out of our heads and get our thoughts/commitments out on paper. It’s like, science. So, OF COURSE I want you to make some serious changes and make shit happen in 2024, so be sure you have your Pod #497 planning guide with you while you (re) listen to this pod so you can get into some serious action. Trust… if you just listen and don’t DO, you’re not going to change a damn thing. So, clickety-click RIGHT HUURRR or click that image to the right to get your freebies sent directly to your inbox! #yourewelcome   PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE  This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Join the millions of people who have found huge relief and support from BetterHelp therapists and save on your first month while you’re at it! Check it out ~>   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: THE TOP 5 REGRETS OF THE DAYING + HOW TO LIVE A REGRET-FREE LIFE - EP#306  [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#436 – THE TRUTH ABOUT BODY POSITIVITY WITH DR. LEXIE KITE [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#463 – RELEASING A TOXIC RELATIONSHIP TO ACHIEVEMENT + GOAL-SETTING WITH TARA MCMULLIN   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
58:14 1/8/24
HOLIDAY ANNOUNCEMENT + FREEBIES!
Hello, beauties!! I'm taking a bit of time off for the holidays and wanted to be sure to loop you in! I'll be out of the "pod office" until the new year, so stay tuned for my annual New Year Planning epidsode that will air at the beginning of Jan. #yesplease Hope you have a gorgeous holiday and if you would like some freebies to tide you over, please scoot over to amygreensmith.com/free for a bunch of awesome loot! Thank you so much for your support of the show and I can't wait to connect with you all again! Huge love, a
03:58 11/20/23
[LISTENER FAV] EP#431 – UNDERSTANDING + WORKING WITH THE 4 COMMUNICATION STYLES – PART 2
You get super jelly that your partner gets to have extra time off work, so you say (in a snarky-ass tone), “Wow. Must be nice to have so much free time”. Or maybe a work group you’re a part of is trying to decide how to handle a specific project and instead of voicing your true thoughts you say, “We can certainly do it your way” and mutter under you breath, “And good fucking luck with that.”  What we have here, folks, are two examples of the Passive-Aggressive Communication Style. Everyone’s fav. But, even though we find it infuriating, many of us do it ourselves aaaaaall the time. If you weren’t properly taught how to advocate for your own wants, needs, and opinions [spoiler: none of us were], it’s likely that you find yourself falling into one of the less-than-effective communication styles. Research has shown that there are four main communication styles: passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive (#guilty), and assertive. Fifty points if you can figure out which one is most effective. Yup, Assertive. But, if you’re like most, you probably dip your toes in a bit of the other three. And, you certainly are not alone. In this episode, part two of two, I take a deep dive into the Passive-Aggressive and Assertive communication styles. I cover off what they typically sound like, what their go-to tactics are, what to do if you communicate this way, and what to do if you’re engaging with someone who employs the Passive-Aggressive style. Be sure to have a pen and paper handy as I spell out specific verbiage and phrases you can use… like, yesterday. This pod explores: My absolute favorite tactic in calling someone out (without royally pissing them off) when they are being Passive-Aggressive How to untangle your own go-to Passive-Aggressive tendencies and what to say instead What to do if your entire family system relies on being Passive-Aggressive to communicate My favorite Assertive go-to phrases to use when you need (and want) to be clear, kind, and concise   HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. LEARN MORE >> I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.   PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at trylgc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from LetsGetChecked and save 30% on your first test kit! Check it out ~>   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: #227: NO”vember: HOW TO SAY “NO” (AND NOT FEEL GUILTY)  #302: True or False: Vulnerability Edition #426: 4 Step Process to Understanding + Navigating Anger (without losing your damn mind) #428: [Amy Says] Hypnosis Session To Foster Emotional Intelligence #429: [Dial An Expert] Emotional Intelligence And Relationship Communication With Dr. Shyamala Kiru #430: Understanding + Working with the 4 Communication Styles – Part 2 The Gottman Institute Alvernia University Article: 4 Types of Communication Styles BetterHelp Article: What To Do When You Recognize Passive Behavior In Yourself Or Others   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!  
49:39 11/13/23
[LISTENER FAV] Understanding + Working with the 4 Communication Styles - Part 1 (Originally EP#430)
Someone does something that really bothers you, but you’d rather pull your own teeth out than have a confrontation… so you just stay quiet. Or maybe your family is so damn aggressive that you find it easier to hide in the shadows instead of “rocking the boat”.  If you weren’t properly taught how to advocate for your own wants, needs, and opinions [spoiler: none of us were], it’s likely that you find yourself falling into one of the less-than-effective communication styles. Research has shown that there are four main communication styles: passive, aggressive, passive-aggressive (a fan fave), and assertive. Twenty points if you can figure out which one is most effective. Yup, Assertive. But, if you’re like most, you probably dip your toes in a bit of the other three. And, you certainly are not alone. In this episode, part one of two, I take a deep dive into the Passive and the Aggressive communication styles. I cover off what they typically sound like, what their go-to tactics are, what to do if you communicate this way, and what to do if you’re engaging with someone who employs one of these styles. Be sure to have a pen and paper handy as I spell out specific verbiage and phrases you can use… like, yesterday. This pod explores: Understanding where a Passive Communication Style typically stems from and why it’s not always a bad thing How to mitigate the eventual eruptions (hello, volcano!) that a Passive Communication often leads to The sneaky way Aggressive Communication can show up (and what to do about it) The absolute #1 priority if you are dealing with an extreme Aggressive Communicator (it’s non-negotiable, y’all)   HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. LEARN MORE >> I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.   PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Join the millions of people who have found huge relief and support from BetterHelp therapists and save on your first month while you’re at it! Check it out ~>   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Grab your seat at my new workshop!! FOR FREE!! #304: Dealing With Confrontation (When You Hate Confrontation) #426: [Amy Says] 4 Step Process To Understanding + Navigating Anger (Without Losing Your Damn Mind) #428: [Amy Says] Hypnosis Session To Foster Emotional Intelligence #429: [Dial An Expert] Emotional Intelligence And Relationship Communication With Dr. Shyamala Kiru The Gottman institute Alvernia University Article: 4 Types of Communication Styles BetterHelp Article: What To Do When You Recognize Passive Behavior In Yourself Or Others Atlas of the Heart, Brené Brown   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!  
43:37 11/6/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#496 - How to Have Difficult Conversations (Without Losing Your Mind)
Ever wonder why having difficult conversations causes soooo much anxiety, often leaving you tongue-tied, frustrated with how you’re getting your point across, and down-right bummed-the-fuck-out? It can be super stressful to approach a sticky topic with someone in your life, especially if you are anticipating a less than enthusiastic response. Believe it or not, there are actually a handful of things you can do to totally shift in your approach in order to get your message across in a MUCH more effective way. You know, without throwing your partner’s shoes at them. This episode targets 8 steps you can easily employ to feel much more powerful when you tell your mother-in-law to stop trying to parent your kids. Or whatever other challenging topic you need to address. You’ll learn the most effective way to communicate your needs (and in turn get what you want) without feeling like a big ol’ asshole. This pod explores: What you need to do BEFORE you have a tough conversation in order to set yourself up for success How to begin a conversation in such a way that the other party is totally willing to hear you out How to get really clear on what you’re asking for or requesting How to own your shit and feel good about what you’re expressing, even if the other person isn’t diggin’ it   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: [AMY SAYS] EP#495 – 9 WAYS TO CONTROL YOUR TONE OF VOICE + COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY [AMY SAYS] EP#494 – 9 POWERFUL COMMUNICATION HACKS   HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. LEARN MORE >> I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!  
40:49 10/30/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#495 - 9 Ways to Control Your Tone of Voice + Communicate Effectively
Ever feel like you’re expressing yourself like a #boss and the other person is like, “Why are you yelling? Please don’t scream at me.” And then you’re all, “Whaaaa?! I’M NOT SCREAMING!” Or have you ever addressed something with your partner/bestie/co-worker and they told you your tone was a bit harsh? Um. Yeah. Me too. Recently, a listener reached out to the show and asked how she could better control her voice when talking about serious issues with her husband. Often we think we are being crystal-fucking-clear about WHAT we are saying to another person, but in the passion of our emotions, we often lose sight of HOW we are expressing our thoughts. In this episode, I spill nine, super-easy-to-implement communication hacks you can use to control your tone, not lose your ever-lovin’ mind, and communicate in a way that gets your point across and your needs met. Boom. Just like that. This pod explores: My favorite body-related, go-to tactic to use in the middle of a heated conversation How to develop a “code word” or “phrase” to signal the convo is going off the rails What to do if you actually DO lose your shit and need to clean up your mess   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: [AMY SAYS] EP#494 – 9 POWERFUL COMMUNICATION HACKS   HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. LEARN MORE >> I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
38:22 10/23/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#494 – 9 POWERFUL COMMUNICATION HACKS
You know *that thing* when you get totally caught off guard by a request and don’t know how to say “No”, so you say, “Um, yeah, sure. Totally”? Or how ‘bout this one: You know you need to address something with your bestie by you keep thinking, “Am I overreacting? Am I being dramatic? I feel like I should say something, but I’m so nervous!” Or maybe your boss walks into your office and asks for another report to be completed and instead of saying “I don’t think I can add one more thing to my plate”, you just verbally list out a litany of things that you have to accomplish, hoping that she’ll magically get your drift. Real talk. No one teaches us how to articulate our thoughts, feelings, needs, and opinions in an effective manner. We stumble around thinking we can’t ever let anyone down and god forbid we actually say “No”! So we learn to “sweep things under the rug” and tell ourselves that it’s not that serious until we erupt like a god-damned volcano.  If you’re sick of this rat race, but still don’t know #WTF to say, then prepare to burn a hole in this episode. I go off about nine, easy-to-implement communication hacks that will have you speaking up for yourself and feeling damn good about it. Get your pen and paper ready because this is your new bible. This pod explores: Tons of specific phrases/scripts you can use in the toughest of interactions My go-to word to use to kick off a tough conversation like a boss How to stop those arguments before they even start (for reals) How to use humor and sarcasm without being a total asshat   HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. LEARN MORE >> I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!  
40:46 10/16/23
So... I Needed One More Week.
Um. I guess I kinda lied. BUT I DIDN'T MEAN TO! 🤦🏻‍♀️ Turns out I needed one more week of a break from the show to catch up on a few things. Be sure to grab your freebies and I promise I'll "see" you next week!
02:11 10/9/23
Pod Break for One Week
Taking a quick break from the show to catch up on a few things. Be sure to grab your freebies! "See" you next week!
02:13 10/2/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#493 - 6 WAYS SELF-HELP GOES WRONG + WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
One of the most amazing things about our current social climate is the influx of personal growth concepts and ideas. Although it’s been beautiful to see the self-help space blossom and expand, there are certainly some ways in which these concepts can stir up problems and sticking points. For instance… Ever have a situation where you’re all pumped up to speak up for yourself and the other person does NOT react well? Or have you ever heard a new podcast or read a book and your first thought was that you HAVE TO tell your sister about it because Lawd, knows she needs it… and you completely forget to look at the application to YOUR life? Or maybe you’ve fallen into a hoarding pattern… where you collect program after program or book after book and you don’t actually implement what you’re learning. Or maybe they simply collect dust on your bookshelf or hard drive. If any of those examples rings a bell, you’ll #def want to catch this episode. I share 6 ways self-help can go wrong and what you can do about it. And, trust, the remedies are actually super simple. Have a listen, call yourself out if needed, and get your ass back to your powerful life. This pod explores: Why some of your friends/fam may not be that interested (at all) in hearing about your personal growth  Why thinking “I’ve already dealt with this!” will actually set you back and how to shift your thinking to something more powerful How to know if you are a personal development “collector” and how to actually IMPLEMENT what you’ve been learning How to check that you aren’t branding someone as “toxic” simply so you can avoid a tough convo WORTHY. APPLICATIONS OPEN THRU 8.28.23! 1 SPOT LEFT! IT’S TIME TO BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTHY, ONCE AND FOR ALL. It’s time to stop talking constant shit to yourself. It’s time to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of you. It’s time to let go of that death grip on perfectionism, self-doubt, and people-pleasing. After all, how has that been working? That’s what I thought. Let’s kick that shit to the curb, shall we? The doors are officially open for an exclusive, group-coaching immersion that will teach you the skills to access some serious “enoughness,” start believing in yourself, and speak up for yourself like a bold, boundaried badass. Oh, and this 9-month, deep-dive includes TWO, 5-day, luxury retreats! Hello! Want in? Of course you do. Clickety click RIGHT HERE or click the fancy image to get the invitation and apply for WORTHY. so we can get shit handled. HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
42:23 9/25/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#492 - 10 Simple Ways to Start Believing in Yourself
Just believe in yourself, they said. It will be easy, they said. Good vibes only, they said. So, why-the-hell does it feel like it will take an act of god to actually believe in yourself!? If you’ve ever found yourself wondering why self belief feels so damn illusive, you are certainly not alone. I mean, if you’re worried about what others think about you and you constantly find yourself spinning off into the land of “what ifs” it can be hard to simply tell yourself “you’ve got this” and actually believe it, amiright!? In this week’s episode, I share 10 tangible tips you can implement TODAY that will aid you in cultivating some confidence and belief in self. Maybe you find yourself second guessing every choice you make or everything you say. Maybe you worry what your family will think if you tell them you aren’t a fan of marriage or having kids or running the family business. Or maybe you’re just sick and tired of getting in your own way so damn much. If any of that sounds like you, be sure to grab a pen and paper because this episode is loaded with ideas you’ll want to record and use. Like, yesterday. This pod explores: My favorite confidence-boosting assignment that will give you an immediate dopamine hit When to use positive self-talk to pump yourself up and when it is absolute WORST thing you can do (Wait, what!? Yep.) Understanding the science behind self-belief and knowing that confidence is available for absolutely everyone (Yes, YOU) One of the most effective tools in snapping you out of the “what if” spiral WORTHY. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! 1 SPOT LEFT! IT’S TIME TO BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTHY, ONCE AND FOR ALL. It’s time to stop talking constant shit to yourself. It’s time to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of you. It’s time to let go of that death grip on perfectionism, self-doubt, and people-pleasing. After all, how has that been working? That’s what I thought. Let’s kick that shit to the curb, shall we? The doors are officially open for an exclusive, group-coaching immersion that will teach you the skills to access some serious “enoughness,” start believing in yourself, and speak up for yourself like a bold, boundaried badass. Oh, and this 9-month, deep-dive includes TWO, 5-day, luxury retreats! Hello! Want in? Of course you do. Clickety click RIGHT HERE or click the fancy image to get the invitation and apply for WORTHY. so we can get shit handled. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEAR + YOUR INNER CRITIC AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM EP#351 TRUE OR FALSE: INNER CRITIC EDITION EP#352 [AMY SAYS] EP#487 – THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPEAKING UP + YOUR SELF-WORTH [AMY SAYS] EP#488 – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEELING ‘NOT ENOUGH’ + BELIEVING YOU’RE ‘NOT ENOUGH’ AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT [AMY SAYS] EP#489 – THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND + WHY YOU DON’T FEEL ‘ENOUGH’ [AMY SAYS] EP#490 – 6 WAYS TO TACKLE DISEMPOWERING PERFECTIONISM + CATAPULT YOUR SELF-WORTH [AMY SAYS] EP#491 – 6 WAYS A STRONG SELF-WORTH AFFECTS YOUR RELATIONSHIPS HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!      
44:57 9/18/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#491 - 6 Ways a Strong Self-Worth Affects Your Relationships
Recently, in one of my programs, the topic came up about how our relationships start to change as we get further and further into personal development. Sometimes you come up against some opposition from a handful of peeps in your life who don’t really love the “new, empowered you”… The “you” who is setting boundaries. The “you” who is standing up for themselves and knows how they deserve to be treated.  But… something we haven’t talked about as much on the pod is the multitude of other ways that your relationships start to change as you begin to grow and take a stand for yourself – When you start to actually believe that you’re “enough”. And, often, when you’re in the painful, murky waters of looking at all of your shit, you just want to know that something good is going to be on the other side. I mean… tell me that I will love my life even if I’m setting all these boundaries… it won’t always be this hard, right? RIGHT!?  So, this week, I thought I would dig into 6 ways that a strong sense of self-worth radically impacts your relationships For. The. Better. So, you can look at this journey through the lens of what you’re gaining instead of what feels painful. Have a listen and change your perspective on this roller coaster we call Personal Growth. This pod explores: How valuing yourself changes how you address what you need in any given relationship How worthiness changes how much you blame others (like, if only my mom wasn’t such a nag… ) How a strong self-worth changes the sorts of relationships you are willing to tolerate The absolute BEST side effect of cultivating your worth and self-love (Hint: It involves other badasses) WORTHY. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! 2 SPOTS REMAIN! IT’S TIME TO BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTHY, ONCE AND FOR ALL. It’s time to stop talking constant shit to yourself. It’s time to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of you. It’s time to let go of that death grip on perfectionism, self-doubt, and people-pleasing. After all, how has that been working? That’s what I thought. Let’s kick that shit to the curb, shall we? The doors are officially open for an exclusive, group-coaching immersion that will teach you the skills to access some serious “enoughness,” start believing in yourself, and speak up for yourself like a bold, boundaried badass. Oh, and this 9-month, deep-dive includes TWO, 5-day, luxury retreats! Hello! Want in? Of course you do. Clickety click RIGHT HERE or click the fancy image to get the invitation and apply for WORTHY. so we can get shit handled. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: [AMY SAYS] EP#487 – THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPEAKING UP + YOUR SELF-WORTH [AMY SAYS] EP#488 – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEELING ‘NOT ENOUGH’ + BELIEVING YOU’RE ‘NOT ENOUGH’ AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT [AMY SAYS] EP#489 – THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND + WHY YOU DON’T FEEL ‘ENOUGH’ [AMY SAYS] EP#490 – 6 WAYS TO TACKLE DISEMPOWERING PERFECTIONISM + CATAPULT YOUR SELF-WORTH HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
36:57 9/11/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#490 - 6 Ways to Tackle Disempowering Perfectionism + Catapult Your Self-Worth
I used to flippantly refer to myself as a Perfectionist and oftentimes I would refer to it being a badge of honor. As I got older and my anxiety increased, I realized that being a chronic perfectionist was actually STEALING my joy instead of making my job easier. But, how does one just stop being a perfectionist? Perhaps you find yourself in the same boat; Vacillating between being SOLD on the idea that everything has to be just perfect and the conflicting desire to let things “go with the flow” or just be “good enough”. If you’ve found yourself in this dance, you are most certainly not alone. In this week’s episode, I break down just how detrimental the strive for perfection can be and how it often leads to much suffering, frustration, and angst. Additionally, I dig into 6, easy-to-implement steps you can take to begin allowing room for your humanity without sacrificing excellence and how you can maintain your integrity AND your sanity. This pod explores: Why “Perfect” doesn’t really exist and how the pursuit of perfection can be #supes detrimental – But how it also can be exactly what is called for sometimes (Wait, WHAT!?) How to figure out the personal “Rules” you’ve established for yourself that have locked you into perfectionism and chronically delay your happiness My favorite tool to catch and re-route your perfectionism in the moment (without overthinking it to death) How to allow room for excellence and integrity in what you do, without the “pressure of perfect” WORTHY. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! IT’S TIME TO BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTHY, ONCE AND FOR ALL. It’s time to stop talking constant shit to yourself. It’s time to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of you. It’s time to let go of that death grip on perfectionism, self-doubt, and people-pleasing. After all, how has that been working? That’s what I thought. Let’s kick that shit to the curb, shall we? The doors are officially open for an exclusive, group-coaching immersion that will teach you the skills to access some serious “enoughness,” start believing in yourself, and speak up for yourself like a bold, boundaried badass. Oh, and this 9-month, deep-dive includes TWO, 5-day, luxury retreats! Hello! Want in? Of course you do. Clickety click RIGHT HERE or click the fancy image to get the invitation and apply for WORTHY. so we can get shit handled. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: EP#306 – THE TOP 5 REGRETS OF THE DYING + HOW TO LIVE A REGRET-FREE LIFE [AMY SAYS] EP#459 – THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PERFECTIONISM, PROCRASTINATION, AND FEELING STUCK + WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT [AMY SAYS] EP#487 – THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPEAKING UP + YOUR SELF-WORTH [AMY SAYS] EP#488 – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEELING ‘NOT ENOUGH’ + BELIEVING YOU’RE ‘NOT ENOUGH’ AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT [AMY SAYS] EP#489 – THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND + WHY YOU DON’T FEEL ‘ENOUGH’ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
46:05 9/4/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#489 – THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND + WHY YOU DON’T FEEL ‘ENOUGH’
Have you ever wanted to change a belief about yourself and so you gather up all your new-founded enthusiasm and hope and begin diligently repeating positive mantras to yourself? But your enthusiasm is short-lived because the minute you begin speaking kindly to yourself, your inner shit-talker jumps in and tells you how ridiculous this whole self-talk thing is and how cute that you think you can do a damn thing about your lack of self-worth. If you’ve ever rolled your eyes at someone telling you to “just think positively” and you’re like, “Wow! I never thought of that!” then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Here’s the deal: What we want to believe consciously doesn’t matter… like at all, UNLESS it’s congruent with the beliefs in your subconscious mind. So if you have a deep seated belief that you aren’t ‘enough’ and you try to tell yourself otherwise, the beliefs in the subconscious mind will win every time. Every. Time. So how-the-hell does one change a belief that has a death grip on the subconscious mind? So glad you asked. In this episode I explore how beliefs are made, the different tools of the conscious and subconscious mind, and what you can do right now to start changing your relationship to your ‘enoughness’. This pod explores: Why your Inner Critic is not your enemy and is often SPOT ON. Wait, WHAT!? I know. My favorite self-talk ‘hack’ to get around your Inner Critic if it’s talking shit The two major ways to change beliefs How you came to the conclusion that you aren’t worthy, ‘enough’, or loveable   WORTHY. APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN! IT’S TIME TO BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTHY, ONCE AND FOR ALL. It’s time to stop talking constant shit to yourself. It’s time to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of you. It’s time to let go of that death grip on perfectionism, self-doubt, and people-pleasing. After all, how has that been working? That’s what I thought. Let’s kick that shit to the curb, shall we? The doors are officially open for an exclusive, group-coaching immersion that will teach you the skills to access some serious “enoughness,” start believing in yourself, and speak up for yourself like a bold, boundaried badass. Oh, and this 9-month, deep-dive includes TWO, 5-day, luxury retreats! Hello! Want in? Of course you do. Clickety click RIGHT HERE or click the fancy image to get the invitation and apply for WORTHY. so we can get shit handled.   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: EP#372 – PRIMITIVE FEAR TO MODERN ANXIETY: UNDERSTANDING THE FOUR MODERN FEAR RESPONSES [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#483 – ALCOHOL, ADDICTION, + REFRAMING SHAME WITH ANNIE GRACE This Naked Mind by Annie Grace [AMY SAYS] EP#487 – THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPEAKING UP + YOUR SELF-WORTH [AMY SAYS] EP#488 – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEELING ‘NOT ENOUGH’ + BELIEVING YOU’RE ‘NOT ENOUGH’ AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT   HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes   WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!  
43:09 8/28/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#488 – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEELING ‘NOT ENOUGH’ + BELIEVING YOU’RE ‘NOT ENOUGH’ AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT
Have you ever had a situation where you were super disappointed, hurt, or overwhelmed and you jumped to the conclusion that you must certainly not be ‘enough’? Perhaps you’ve been having a difficult time finding a job and the stress you’ve been feeling has you non-stop thinking how you mess everything up. Or that you simply aren’t smart enough. Or maybe you had a friend distance themselves from you and you interpret the hurt you feel to mean you aren’t worth being friends with. When we are feeling uncomfortable emotions, it can be so easy to immediately conclude that we aren’t worthy, lovable, or deserving of the life we want. Our emotions are fleeting experiences, yet we often create a lasting, all-encompassing story about who we are. As in, if this person doesn’t love me, I must not be lovable. The first experience is a fleeting life situation with short-term emotions, so why do we make up a bullshit story that we carry through the rest of our lives? In this episode, I look at the difference between the emotions we feel around not being “enough” and how that differs from a deep-seated belief that you aren’t enough. This is a deep dive on emotional intelligence, how to feel through hardship to gain healing, and why you are never, ever wrong for what you feel. Get ready to untangle your temporary emotions from your sense of self-worth. This pod explores: Understanding how to work with your emotions (instead of eating/drinking them away) Understanding the difference between physical feelings and emotional feelings (and why we commonly conflate the two) My house metaphor and how it can dramatically change your view of your worth The first two steps to take toward untangling your emotions from you self-worth   GET ON THE VIP LIST! IT’S TIME TO BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTHY, ONCE AND FOR ALL. It’s time to stop talking constant shit to yourself. It’s time to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of you. It’s time to let go of that death grip on perfectionism, self-doubt, and people-pleasing. After all, how has that been working? That’s what I thought. Let’s kick that shit to the curb, shall we? I’m about to open the doors for an exclusive, small group-coaching immersion that will teach you the skills to access some serious “enoughness,” start believing in yourself, and speak up for yourself like a bold, boundaried badass. Oh, and this 9-month, deep-dive includes TWO all-inclusive, 5-day, luxury retreats! Hello! Want in? Of course, you do. Clickety click RIGHT HERE or click the fancy image to get on the VIP list and be the first to be notified when the application window is open for WORTHY. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: ATLAS OF THE HEART BY BRENÉ BROWN EP#356 – UNDERSTANDING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE – CONNECTING WHAT YOU FEEL WITH WHAT YOU DO EP#370 – TRUE OR FALSE: EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE EDITION [AMY SAYS] EP#428 – HYPNOSIS SESSION TO FOSTER EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE [DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#429 – EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND RELATIONSHIP COMMUNICATION WITH DR. SHYAMALA KIRU [AMY SAYS] EP#487 – THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPEAKING UP + YOUR SELF-WORTH HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
37:11 8/21/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#487 – THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPEAKING UP + YOUR SELF-WORTH
When I’m a guest on podcasts, I am frequently asked, What does speaking up have to do with self-worth? What is the connection? What do they have to do with one another? I get it… It seems like we silo many personal development topics without looking at how they directly connect with one another. Or how they impact one another. In this episode, I discuss how the act of speaking up for yourself or establishing boundaries can directly influence how worthy you feel. Think about it like this: Do you think most people who are confident, love themselves, and believe they are ‘enough’ have a difficult time speaking up for themselves? No, Not really. When you are truly anchored into the belief that you really, truly matter, it’s not likely you’ll be phased by folks not liking what you have to say.  Additionally, I discuss how soooo many cards have been stacked against women as they fight to find their intrinsic “enoughness”. In fact, almost everywhere you turn you are being told that you are certainly not thin enough, successful enough, a good enough parent, you name it. We’ll look at how the subconscious mind impacts your belief about yourself, how to figure out the folks in your life who prefer the people-pleasing version of you (yikes!), and the first step you can take to give a little booster shot to your self-worth. This pod explores: The message you send to your subconscious mind every time you’re afraid to speak up for yourself [hint: it’s not good] How to figure out who benefits from you staying quiet The four major categories you must address if you want to change the belief that you aren’t enough Understanding the impact of social hierarchies on self-worth and how you can create radical change by establishing boundaries GET ON THE VIP LIST! IT’S TIME TO BELIEVE YOU ARE WORTHY, ONCE AND FOR ALL. It’s time to stop talking constant shit to yourself. It’s time to stop caring so much about what everyone else thinks of you. It’s time to let go of that death grip on perfectionism, self-doubt, and people-pleasing. After all, how has that been working? That’s what I thought. Let’s kick that shit to the curb, shall we? I’m about to open the doors for an exclusive, small group-coaching immersion that will teach you the skills to access some serious “enoughness,” start believing in yourself, and speak up for yourself like a bold, boundaried badass. Oh, and this 9-month, deep-dive includes TWO all-inclusive, 5-day, luxury retreats! Hello! Want in? Of course, you do. Clickety click RIGHT HERE or click the fancy image to get on the VIP list and be the first to be notified when the application window is open for WORTHY. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: [AMY SAYS] EP#428 – HYPNOSIS SESSION TO FOSTER EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE [AMY SAYS] EP#396 HOW-THE-HELL TO ESTABLISH LASTING BOUNDARIES [TOOL] EP#387 – HYPNOSIS SESSION TO HEAL THE IMPOSTER COMPLEX EP#352 – TRUE OR FALSE: INNER CRITIC EDITION EP#351 – THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FEAR + YOUR INNER CRITIC AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM EP#298 – 4 STEPS TO SILENCING YOUR INNER SHIT-TALKER EP#261 – SHIT YOUR INNER CRITIC TELLS YOU ABOUT PLEASING OTHERS FREE HYPNOSIS TRACK ON DEALING WITH ANXIETY AND FEAR HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!      
43:47 8/14/23
**MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!!**
Hi, friends!  Quick note to let y'all know that your girl is a bit burnt out at the moment and am taking some time off of the podcast. I am taking off the remainder of April and May and possibly June, but stay subscribed so you'll be the first to see new episodes when they drop!  Thank you for your continued support of the show through the years and I am so incredibly honored to be a small part of your journey.  Stay tuned for fun stuff coming up and in the meantime, be sure you've snagged all my freebies over at https://amygreensmith.com/free/. So much love to you, my friend!
04:59 4/17/23
[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#486 Past Life Regression, Mental Health, and Psychic Ability - with Denise Correll
  Because we live in a culture that values logic, reason, and rationale over intuition, it is likely you have come across individuals who are leery (or even fearful) of psychics, mediums, and the healing and lessons gleaned from such modalities. Maybe you have always been curious if your loved ones are still with you or if you could connect with your spirit guides to aid you in making a challenging decision. Maybe you receive messages that seemingly come out of nowhere, but you don’t want to be ‘silly’ and give them any credence. Maybe you have a difficult ailment or disease that has been bothering you and you’d love to know if there is any deeper meaning behind this struggle.  So much clarity, healing, and comfort can be accessed by working with a skilled medium or psychic who is capable of conducting past life regressions. I first learned about this process in Hypnotherapy school and I was eager to learn more. What support can we gather from a past life? Is that even real? Aren’t people just making up stories about their past lives? Seems a bit too woo, right? Or perhaps we live in a culture that doesn’t encourage spirituality, leaning on your intuition, and connecting with others on a spiritual plane. Maybe that’s why it seems a bit “out there”. Rounding out our final episode in our Spirituality Series, I called up my pal, Denise Correll, who is an Evidential Medium and Psychic to get her take on Past Life Regression and how that relates to mental health and wellness. Denise explains how she works with “Blending” to express messages from those who have passed on, the boundaries she has to establish so as to not overload herself with persistent energies, and if she has ever had to fire one of her spirit guides. This is a juicy one you won’t want to miss! This pod explores: Denise’s favorite tools to help you tap into your psychic ability (and it’s actually super simple) Understanding the “Auric Field” and how we absorb energies of those around us… Hello, Energy Vampires! The difference between psychic abilities and mediumship and how we can all condition these skills The age when your psychic abilities tend to make themselves known HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF   I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs.   RESOURCES Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.    THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE Denise is a psychic medium who has been highly sensitive since she was very young. She is able to connect with the energies present in a person’s life as well as those in Spirit. Denise’s father was a gifted psychic medium who always told her to listen to that little voice within. She has this same gift of clairaudience as well as clairsentience, clairvoyance, and claircognizance. As an empath, she deeply feels emotions and often physical symptoms a person may be experiencing. Her mother was also very intuitive, so growing up in a home where these gifts were seen as a normal part of life was a gift beyond measure. After many years hiding these talents and natural abilities, she is so very grateful and thankful to be able to share these gifts and be of service in bringing through messages to help people connect with their own inner knowing and light. Denise is the cohost of the podcast Enlightened Empaths which focuses on how to navigate this world as a highly sensitive empathic person. Prior to her current work, Denise was a special education teacher for many, many years. She lived all over the country and taught all grade levels from pre-K through community college. Her undergraduate degree is in Emotional Disturbance, and her masters degree is in Educational Leadership with post graduate work in education and counseling. Connect with Denise on her website or on Insta. ____ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
52:27 4/10/23
[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#485 - Psychic Ability, Mediumship, and The Spirit World with Michaela McGivern
It’s likely you’ve seen psychics or mediums on television or on social media (Hi, Tyler Henry!) but that’s about as far as mainstream media goes in discussing spiritual matters outside of religion. Until fairly recently I couldn’t tell you what the “Four Clairs” are (as in… CLAIRvoyant, etc.) or distinguish the difference between channeling or mediumship. Because this realm of spirituality was demonized (quite literally) for me growing up, I have an increased fascination and curiosity about various spiritual modalities.  Perhaps you are the same. I have found that many of the women I work with are very curious about experiencing a spiritual world outside of religion. Perhaps you speculate about what happens when we die. Maybe you wonder if you are receiving signs from loved ones who have passed on. Or perhaps you would like to learn more about spirit and angel guides. Maybe you even connect with them regularly without really realizing it. Furthering our series on Spirituality, I give a call to my pal Michaela McGivern who is a psychic, a medium, and an energy healer with over two decades of experience. We talk about Michaela’s difficult childhood and how she dealt with her gifts while hiding them from her family, the easiest way to connect with loved ones who have passed, and how connecting with the afterlife can allow access to unbelievable healing. Packed with woo and even more love, this episode is a must-hear. This pod explores: Michaela’s favorite process to connect with loved ones who have passed on The one spiritual practice she does every single day (and it’s actually super simple) How nature can be our biggest guide in slowing down and being present You first place to start if you want to connect with spirit guides or angel guides (no special training necessary) HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs. ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Join the millions of people who have found huge relief and support from BetterHelp therapists and save on your first month while you’re at it! Check it out ~> ______ RESOURCES POD #484: [Dial An Expert] Spirit Guides + Lessons From The Afterlife With Suzanne Falter Desda Zuckerman and Your Sacred Anatomy ____ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE Hello, my name is Michaela, and I’m a Psychic, Medium, and Energy Medicine Healer. I have 22 years’ experience and am clairaudient, claircognizant, and clairsentient. My aim is to provide you with healing and guidance that is delivered with compassion and serves your soul’s highest Evolution. As a Medium, I am honored to be the bridge between those on earth and those who have crossed over. I bring answers that you are seeking and messages of reassurance and heart connections. Clients find that mediumship sessions help release pain and grief while establishing a new foundation for their life. In addition to my Psychic and Medium experience, I have had an Energy Medicine and Shamanic practice since 2000 and provide deep transformational healing I was a Licensed Occupational Therapist from 1981-2020. Connect with Michaela on her website. ____ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
60:14 4/3/23
[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#484 - Spirit Guides + Lessons from the Afterlife with Suzanne Falter
When Suzanne Falter’s daughter suffered an unexpected and unexplainable cardiac arrest at the fragile age of twenty-two, she had no idea that her daughter’s death would open up a completely different world to her. She never thought that ten years later she would write a book on the many lessons her daughter, Teal, would teach her from the afterlife. At the time of her daughter’s passing, Suzanne was in the throes of hustle culture – doing, doing, doing, so much so that she couldn’t be bothered to look up from her work to enjoy a sunset.  I wanted to bring Suzanne on the show to talk about the precious experiences she has had communicating with Teal from beyond the grave and how that informs the work she does in the world. In this tender and intimate discussion, I share some of my own experiences of communicating with my father who has passed and how meaning and guidance is often all around us… we only need to get out of our way to see them.  We talk about what it means to truly surrender, what to do if you feel like you suck at meditation, and how to let go of all the stress, overwhelm, and worry that clouds you from operating at high vibration. In Suzanne’s memoir, entitled Free Spirited, she writes, “First she would have to die, then I would as well so we’d both be reborn in completely different ways.” If you like the idea of connecting with the afterlife or your spirit guides but have no idea where to start, you won’t want to miss this one. This pod explores: The messages Suzanne received from her daughter during the 6 days she was in a coma What it truly means to surrender and why so many of us don’t do it How Suzanne has learned to channel and communicate with her daughter and her spirit guides (even though she resisted it for so long) The absolute first place you need to start to cultivate a strong spiritual self and connect with your loved ones who have passed on _______ HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF.   I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs. ______  PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at trylgc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from LetsGetChecked and save 30% on your first test kit! Check it out ~> ______ RESOURCES POD #482: [DIAL AN EXPERT] Privilege, Race, And Addiction With Laura Cathcart Robbins POD 483: [Dial An Expert] Alcohol, Addiction, + Reframing Shame With Annie Grace ____ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE Suzanne Falter is the author of a memoir about her daughter Teal’s death Free Spirited; How My Daughter Healed Me from the Afterlife. She is an intuitive healer who helps people suffering from upset, confusion, and stress. She also hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast, where she brings better self-care to thousands of busy people each week in 98 countries around the globe. ____ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
62:53 3/27/23
[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#483 - Alcohol, Addiction, + Reframing Shame With Annie Grace
Did you know that alcohol is addictive… to everyone? Not just those with “addictive personalities” (which may not even be a real thing), but literally everyone. All human bodies. And did you know that alcohol is a carcinogen? As in, it fucking CAUSES CANCER? How ‘bout this one… did you know that the word “alcoholic” is an outdated term and experts categorize alcohol consumption as Alcohol Use Disorder, which of course has a broad spectrum. Did you know that nearly anyone who drinks alcohol, even in “moderation” would be categorized as having Alcohol Use Disorder? Whoa. This week on the show, I’m chatting with Annie Grace who is one of the most predominant voices in the alcohol-free movement. Until I stumbled on Annie’s work, I had no idea that alcohol was addictive for everyone, let alone that it can cause cancer. And how would I? Every other item we consume from food to cigarettes to prescription drugs come with a host of information and warnings. But alcohol? Nope. You basically get the alcohol content and that’s about it. No warnings. No “hey, this shit could be the death of you!” or anything. And, let’s not forget that our culture sexifies everything surrounding alcohol… it makes you relax, you can escape your kids/stress/problems, you are wildly more entertaining, and of course, you are way more attractive. In this candid conversation, I chat with Annie about her personal relationship with alcohol, recent neuroscience highlighting efficacy in behavioral change (aka why white-knucking doesn’t work), and your first place to start if you want to get more curious and intentional about how much alcohol you consume.  This pod explores: How to use Annie’s ACT technique when processing uncomfortable emotion The role self-trust plays in your relationship to substances Why the term “alcoholic” can be hugely problematic in certain cases How to remove (or scale down) on the shame and blame involved with being alcohol-free _____ HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs. ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Join the millions of people who have found huge relief and support from BetterHelp therapists and save on your first month while you’re at it! Check it out ~> ______ RESOURCES POD #482: [DIAL AN EXPERT] Privilege, Race, And Addiction With Laura Cathcart Robbins  Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett Dr. BJ Fogg ____ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE Annie Grace is the author of This Naked Mind: Control Alcohol, Find Freedom, Discover Happiness & Change Your Life and The Alcohol Experiment: A 30-day, Alcohol-Free Challenge to Interrupt Your Habits and Help You Take Control.  She grew up outside Aspen, Colorado, in a one-room log cabin without running water or electricity. Having discovered a passion for marketing, Annie Grace earned a Masters of Science (Marketing) and dove into corporate life. As the youngest vice president in a multinational company at the age of 26, her drinking career began in earnest. At 35, in a global C-level marketing role, she was responsible for marketing in 28 countries; she was drinking almost two bottles of wine a night. Knowing she needed a change but unwilling to submit to a life of deprivation and stigma, Annie Grace embarked on a journey to painlessly gain control of alcohol — for her that process resulted in no longer wanting to drink. Never happier, she left her executive role to write and share This Naked Mind with the world.  In her free time, she loves to ski, travel (26 countries and counting), and enjoy her beautiful family. Annie Grace lives with her husband and three children in the Colorado mountains. Find out more about Annie’s FREE Alcohol Experiment  ____ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
70:00 3/20/23
[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#482 - Privilege, Race, and Addiction with Laura Cathcart Robbins
After a secret, six-year love affair with prescription drugs and alcohol, Laura Cathcart Robbins begrudgingly checked herself in rehab. She knew that if she had any hope of a future and any hope of parenting her precious children, she needed to get some help. And, fast. And the timing couldn’t have been worse. She was in the beginning stages of what could potentially be a horribly contentious divorce and had just signed on to a prestigious community position. In the space of a short ten months, Laura had ended a very high-profile marriage, went to rehab, got sober and fell in love.  This week on the show, I chat with Laura about the chronology of her addiction, including a brief stint with freebasing cocaine, hiding pills and booze in a vault of shoe boxes, and terror she felt when she realized that her maternal instinct to caretake for her children, THE driving force in her life, was now superseded by the drive to get high. The strongest pull she had ever known was now dethroned by the urge to use.  In this candid and unabashed interview, Laura shares her elitism around her addiction and how that kept her from getting the help she needed, her defense tactic of stonewalling others, and how she healed herself from taking ten Ambien daily… washed down with a few shots of Vodka. We discuss how her perspective on intimacy and vulnerability has changed in her relationships now that she’s in recovery, the role race and privilege played in her addiction, and the first step you should take if you are concerned about your substance use. This pod explores: Understanding the difference between privacy and secrecy and how addiction thrives in secrecy How Laura defines addiction and how it shows up in our work, fitness, and relationships How Laura opened up to vulnerability and what her first step was (spoiler: you can do it to) Exploring the lack of Black and Brown voices the recovery space and how Laura is shifting that paradigm _______ HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs. ______  PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at trylgc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from LetsGetChecked and save 30% on your first test kit! Check it out ~> ______ RESOURCES Postcards From the Edge, Carrie Fisher Drinking: A Love Story, Caroline Knapp A Drinking Life, Pete Hamill ______ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE Laura Cathcart Robbins is the host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, and author of the forthcoming Atria/Simon & Schuster memoir, STASH (March 7, 2023). She has been active for many years as a speaker and school trustee and is credited for creating The Buckley School’s nationally recognized committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. Her recent articles in Huffpo and The Temper on the subjects of race, recovery, and divorce have garnered her worldwide acclaim. She is a 2022 TEDx Speaker and LA Moth StorySlam winner. Currently, she sits on the advisory boards of the San Diego Writer’s Festival and the Outliers HQ podcast Festival. Connect with Laura on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. ____ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
70:36 3/13/23
[AMY SAYS] EP#481 - 40+ Ways to Take Care of Your Health as a Woman
If you’re like most women in our culture, one says the word “health” and that immediately conjures up thoughts about losing weight, exercising, and you know… just being as skinny and appealing to men as possible. Thanks, Patriarchy. But, there are soooo many areas of health… and none of them are about anyone else except YOU.  Listen, if something related to your health is uncomfortable for you, IT MATTERS. Full stop. You have pain during sex or with your period? It matters. You have pain in your gums, feel exhausted all the time, or have a tough time being around certain people? It matters. You deserve to find your healing in every area of your life. Whether that’s making your dental appointments or learning to establish boundaries. In this final health-focused episode, I dig into four major categories of our health as well as actionable steps you can take in each category to feel your absolute best. This is not about doing all 40+ items in this pod (I see you, Overachiever), but rather to start truly listening to your body, mind, and spirit, and figure out what health really means to YOU. What activities, people, foods, movement, or education bring you happiness and fulfillment? Time to find out because they all affect your health, my friend. Get your notebooks out because this pod is a “healthy” dose of actionable homework. [See what I did there?]  This pod explores: What-the-hell Sleep Hygiene is and why it’s so important Why stalking out your ex (or ex-bestie) on Insta is super bad for your health My favorite exercise to do every morning to improve your mental and emotional health Why you need to have an orgasm (aka Vitamin O) every week   ______ HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs. ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Join the millions of people who have found huge relief and support from BetterHelp therapists and save on your first month while you’re at it! Check it out ~> ______ RESOURCES Free-sources – some free ways I can help!! Pod #227: “No”Vember: How To Say “No” (And Not Feel Guilty)  POD #250: Tough Convos 101   POD #298: Steps To Silencing Your Inner Shit-Talker Ep#298 POD #313: 4 Steps To Manifesting Dope-Ass Friendships   POD #359: Necessary Rest: What It Means To Truly Restore POD #447: [Amy Says] Boundary Deep Dive, Part 1 POD #448: [Amy Says] Boundary Deep Dive, Part 2 [AMY SAYS] EP#466 – 7 Ways to Amp Up Your Self-Confidence POD #479: [Dial An Expert] Period Pain Is Not Normal (And Other Women’s Health Issues) With Dr. Saru Bala POD #480: [DIAL AN EXPERT] Codependency, Polyvagal Theory + Regulating Your Nervous System with Victoria Albina Environmental Working Group PlayFitt ____ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
56:23 3/6/23
[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#480 - Codependency, Polyvagal Theory + Regulating Your Nervous System with Victoria Albina
So you’ve been stressed the-f-out, constantly overwhelmed and anxious and you’ve been noticing that this constant state of hustle, hustle, hustle, is starting to feel like your new normal. Only it’s not normal. You’re wondering if this is what burnout feels like. And your entire nervous system is screaming at you to slooooooow down. In fact, sometimes when you have down time you’re in such a heightened state, that you have a hellova time calming down… reaching for something to “do” while you relax. But, what is actually happening in your nervous system? Many times, when we get into these states of stress, we blame either ourselves, for taking on too much or not being able to handle enough, or we blame external forces. We think that it’s our boss’s fault or our partner’s fault, and whilst there may be some culpable parties, blame really doesn’t ever help you feel better. And being pissed that you’re anxious hasn’t really helped either. But, if you really understood what was happening in your nervous system, you could utilize tools to self-regulate or co-regulate.  Ok, great. But wtf does this really look like? Furthering our series on women’s health, I dialed up my pal Victoria Albina who is a Nurse Practitioner, Life Coach, and authority on all things nervous system. We chat all about her take on Polyvagal Theory (wait, what’s that?), the three main states of our autonomic nervous system, and how we can work with that system to calm-the-fuck down already. We also discuss how all of this relates to codependency in our lives. Yep, all connected. If you’ve found yourself in a near constant state of stress and overwhelm, this episode will take you to school.  This pod explores: Understanding Polyvagal Theory and how it impacts your daily life Evaluating what it looks like to be in a “dysregulated state” and how to self-regulate or co-regulate The Ventral Vagal state of our parasympathetic nervous system and how accessing this state allows us to be present, creative and connected Victoria’s 3C’s of Feminist Wellness and how you can get your hands on her free meditations _______ HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs. ______  PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by LetsGetChecked and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get a whoppin’ 30% off their first test kit of choice at trylgc.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Getting necessary medical testing can be simple, safe, and easily done in the privacy of your own home. Check out this killer offer from LetsGetChecked and save 30% on your first test kit! Check it out ~> ______ RESOURCES Free-sources – some free ways I can help!! Pod #479: [Dial An Expert] Period Pain Is Not Normal (And Other Women’s Health Issues) With Dr. Saru Bala ______ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE María-Victoria Albina (she/her) is a Master Certified Somatic Life Coach, UCSF-trained Family Nurse Practitioner and Breathwork Meditation Guide with a passion for helping women realize that they are their own best healers, so they can break free from codependency, perfectionism and people-pleasing and reclaim their joy. She is the host of the Feminist Wellness Podcast, is trained in Somatic Experiencing and other somatic modalities, holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from Boston University School of Public Health and a BA in Latin American Studies from Oberlin College. María-Victoria has been working in health & wellness for over 20 years and lives on occupied Munsee Lenape territory in New York’s Hudson Valley. >> Grab Victoria’s FREE meditations. 
59:14 2/27/23
[DIAL AN EXPERT] EP#479 - Period Pain is NOT Normal (and other Women’s Health Issues) with Dr. Saru Bala
I heard something pretty profound recently – Something that shocked the shit out of me, if I’m honest. I was watching a TikTok video where a Naturopathic Doctor was discussing the three things related to hormones she intends to teach her daughter when she grows up. You know what number one was? She said, “I’m going to be sure she knows that painful periods are NOT NORMAL.” Wait, what!? As I began to scour this woman’s vids, I started to see a trend… many of the symptoms I experience around my period or even in my everyday life are actually totally treatable. In fact, this doc tends to see her patients dramatically (if not permanently) eradicate their symptoms in just 2-3 menstrual cycles. WHOA. So, of course, I’m all perked up and listening. And, I’m thinking, I need to get this woman on the podcast! This is shit that every woman needs to know. You can see where I’m going with this. This week on the show, I’m dialing up Dr. Saru Bala who spills the details on all things woman’s hormone health. We talk about the importance of gut health (and what-the-hell that even means) on the female hormonal system, how to know if you have excessive bleeding during your cycle, and what discomfort is normal for your period… and what absolutely is not. As in… you shouldn’t have to call out sick to work.  Oh, AND… If you’ve gotten aaaaaall the lab work done and it keeps coming back “normal,” yet you feel like shit, you won’t want to miss this episode. We discuss how blood work is only a fraction of what needs to be addressed, how stress factors into the equation, and Dr. Saru’s favorite 3-step process to lessen your stress instantly. Don’t miss this one, my friend! This pod explores: The absolute first place to start if you have a litany of symptoms are overstressed, under-rested, and dying for solutions Understanding gut health and how it is related to your hormones and periods Dr. Saru’s favorite (FREE!) breathwork app to immediately improve your sleep hygiene Understanding the effect of blood sugar on your mood How to know if an alternative healing practitioner is the real deal _______ HIRE ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT! ACCESS ‘ENOUGHNESS’. POWERFULLY NAVIGATE FEAR. SPEAK UP FOR YOURSELF. I have three battle-tested (and badass) keynote speeches that are ready to be delivered to your company, organization, group, or association. If you or anyone you know could benefit from me droppin’ some gems (um, like, who couldn’t use some new tools?) please send them to THIS FANCY INFO PAGE on my site where you/they can message me directly about specific needs. ______ PERKS FOR THE POD-IENCE This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and The Bold-Faced Truth Podcast listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/boldtruth or simply enter code boldtruth at checkout. Hello!! Join the millions of people who have found huge relief and support from BetterHelp therapists and save on your first month while you’re at it! Check it out ~> ______ THIS WEEK’S ‘DIAL AN EXPERT’ GUESTIE Dr. Bala is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor with a degree from Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington. Prior to attending medical school, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Neurobiology from the University of Texas at Austin. She has done extra training in the areas of women’s health and naturopathic endocrinology. Currently, her primary focus is on managing chronic hormonal issues such as PMS, period pain, heavy bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, Hashimoto’s, fertility, and other women’s hormonal health concerns. Connect with Dr. Bala on her website, TikTok, and Insta.   ____ HOW TO LEAVE APPLE PODCASTS REVIEWS: Click the “Subscribe on Apple Podcasts” button below or go HERE Click on blue button that reads “view in Apple Podcasts” which will open the podcast into your personal Apple Podcasts account Click “Ratings & Reviews” under the show title Click the star rating of choice and then click the “Write a Review” button You can also click “Subscribe” under the podcast photo to be automatically notified of new episodes ______ WANT TO SUBMIT A SHOW TOPIC? Swing by THIS PAGE and let us hear what you would like us to sound off on!
53:53 2/20/23
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02:14 2/13/23
I’ve got nothin’
So... I've got nothin'. That's right. No pod this week. [womp, womp] And next week too. What!? I know. Listen, I really didn't want to let you down. But, if I've learned anything in the last fifteen years I've been teaching personal development, it is the importance of walking my talk. If I am telling you to take care of yourself, then I should certainly do the same. And I really just needed a few weeks off from creating the podcast. Not to worry... I will be right back in your inbox and podcast feed on February 20th with a brand-new series. In the meantime, why not check out my free eWorkbook on cultivating self-worth and self-confidence? You can grab all of the deets below. Sending heaps of love your way! Amy ------------------------------------------ HAVE YOU GRABBED THIS FREE WORKBOOK YET? Learn how to find your voice and USE IT! My free eWorkbook, Speak Up for Yourself Without Being a Dick, features 9 proven challenges designed to radically improve self-confidence and self-worth. Yes, please! If you need to learn how to start saying “No” to shit you just don’t want to do (like that family function your mom has been guilting you about) or want to stop being ruled by fear and constant concern about what everyone else thinks, then you need to get your paws on this lovely little eWorkbook, stat. Designed to create radical change in a short period of time, Speak Up for Yourself Without Being a Dick, offers 9, easy-to-implement challenges designed to rapidly increase your self-confidence and self-worth. Go here or click the fancy image to download your free copy. Get some. #youwontbesorry
02:54 2/6/23