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Welcome to the podcast about journeying to a life filled with genuine smiles, where amazing things happen and we dive into learning self-love and conquering anxiety.

The Smiling Minimalist - Self Love Journey Erica Thompson

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Welcome to the podcast about journeying to a life filled with genuine smiles, where amazing things happen and we dive into learning self-love and conquering anxiety.

    Growing up in the south where beatings were normal

    Growing up in the south where beatings were normal

    Today I expand on my last podcast about growing up fearful for my life and that of loved ones but also the trickling affect of angry children and how that leads to angry adults who then have angry children. A loop of anxiety and despair that must be broken.

    • 5 min
    Spankings in the South made fear filled angry adults

    Spankings in the South made fear filled angry adults

    I grew up in Mississippi where whooping and school paddling is normal. Kids routinely got beat in front the class with grown men hitting the young black girls and boys with all their strength. Sometimes the students couldn’t even walk afterwards. This was a daily normal for us. The beatings continued and creating damaged young adults. It taught nothing fear.

    • 1 min
    It’s just hard sometimes

    It’s just hard sometimes

    Sometimes we push against life trying to shape the days and nights into what we believe to be what we need. But I’m learning to sit back, write it out and do a bit at a time. It’s not a race but a Journey.

    • 1 min
    Enlighten Me - journal Reading

    Enlighten Me - journal Reading

    Here is a short poem oI wrote that expressed my joy of parenting but the push towards being the bet person I can be. Join me in the journey of motherhood in today’s Spoken word.m, Enlighten Me.

    • 1 min
    Embracing and Loving Ones Self - Journal reading

    Embracing and Loving Ones Self - Journal reading

    Today’s journal reading captures the moment where I affirm the changes I want and remind myself to love.

    • 1 min
    Will I alway clench my jaw from stress

    Will I alway clench my jaw from stress

    I was clenching my jaw so hard from the stress that I was having constant migraines and lock jaw. Surprising how our mental anguish shows in our physical bodies. Do you find yourself clenching your jaw?

    • 1 min

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