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#143 Vulnerability and The Stories We Tell Ourselves
I wrote the post below before I recorded today. After I had posted it, I realized that I needed to record more of what I was feeling about this podcast my husband and I listened to this morning. Tune in.
The episode featured Brene Brown on The Science of Success podcast episode. In my recording, I go off the rails here a bit talking about becoming the best versions of ourselves, and also my wellness program I am creating. I put it out there, it was scary, but I am all about changing my own narrative over here, and part of that is breaking down my fears. :) Hope you enjoy!
Original Post---I can’t say enough about Brene Brown. I got introduced to her during my yoga training, and haven’t stopped listening to her since.
She zooms in on the vulnerability and shame we all feel which are two of some of the HARDEST subjects to face. I tell people over and over, the strongest humans are the ones that will look within, find a therapist, get help, and uncover patterns and habits that do not serve you, or the people around you. Even in myself this was not an easy lesson to swallow and accept.
In this episode she talks a good bit about the stories we tell ourselves, which I believe right now will help a lot of people who are divided in our country and across globe. ( Even though I am so sick of talking about America... How’s the rest of the damn world doing).
Ahem, anyways... The stories we tell ourselves have such power over us. They are the way we digest information. Information about others around us and ourselves.
We have a tendency as humans to make up a story about someone else in any given situation, even if we don’t know that person. This is especially important in people with differing views. The stories we make up about them have the power to change HOW WE FEEL.
How we feel about ourselves and how we feel about others. It opens up our eyes to judgement when you start to inspect the story you have woven about a situation involving yourself or something you are viewing from the sidelines.
Example of one story-“Teresa hasn’t returned my Facebook Message... maybe I said something wrong in my text. Maybe she is offended or mad.”
Another story- “Teresa is busy being a mom and working, she probably just overlooked it” One of these stories serves us and one doesn’t. Can you pick out which? Is there a time in your life that you have made up this exact same thing? Of course there is! Probably more often that you think! When you start to notice your gut reaction story, you can start to change the narrative!
Understanding that simple fact that we tell ourselves a story, and possibly opening the box to inspect that story, and why we told it the way we did in our minds. Wow. It has the capability to change our mindsets!
Your mindset is everything. Literally, everything you do, the actions you take, and how you live your life comes from your mindset.
The question is- How empathic, loving, kind, strong, courageous, confident, and vulnerable do you want to be? In my mind, those are the highest goals to achieve to be the best version of yourself.
It takes WORK though, it is peeling back the layers of mental and physical patterns. Habits you have collected over the years. It is not for the faint of heart, but the rewards are a life you can look back on and really embrace and love. Knowing you tried to be the best person you can be.
In the end, that is ALL that it boils down to anyways.
#142 Owning Who You are Now, and Not Who You Were
I was pretty scared to write this, it started as an simple Instagram or Facebook post, but then when I finally started writing it, it became long. I figured it may be better as a blog post instead, so here I am.
I wanted to reintroduce myself. I feel everyone is going through a transition right now with the state of the world, and honestly, that isn’t a bad thing it just means more time to be introspective.
This year has been stressful and moment to moment we all question certain decisions we have made. I have been looking back on my life and for the first time, I am at a point where I see no mistakes. None! How could any of my decisions have been mistakes, they made me who I am today. This is an easy thing to acknowledge to yourself, but to really digest it prove difficult.
Looking back, there was a choice in my life that I saw my shift. The girl that got on a plane alone, scared to death to fly overseas in 2004 to work on tomb excavation in Italy. That was the moment I started weaving who I wanted to be.
Man, I thank that girl almost every day. A broken heart lead to that decision and it was the best ones I had ever made. Although I didn’t know it then. It fueled my confidence and ignited my travel bug to explore the world with purpose.
I have done some pretty cool travels like diving to search for the treasure from the wreck of the Atocha, but my passion became trying to help and make a difference or learn something culturally when I traveled. I started and never stopped my traveling solo for volunteer projects around the world.
Restoring a 10th century castle in France, living on a boat to study whale and dolphin migration in Ischia. In Portugal I helped the impoverish by working on homes and learned the art of plastering, I scuba dove in frigid temperatures to clean reefs in the Atlantic, most recently my travels took me to work on a sea turtle conservation in Costa Rica.
All of these experiences lead me to create Marta on the Move. I needed an outlet for my curiousity when I was back in my hometown of Pittsburgh and not traveling. But in addition to just focusing on traveling, it became something else- a vehicle for my curiosity. I just didn’t see it.
My show topics ranged greatly, and for years I struggled with justifying my shifting topics on my show, and then recently it clicked that the backbone of the show pushes people to “be curious and cut the cord of comfort”
This quote is one of the subjects I live by and give motivational speeches on, so why was I suddenly feeling judged.
The funny thing was that I was the one doing the judging. It was all in my own head. I mean, the title of my show is Marta on the Move… it would stand to reason that the topics would vary and change based on what I found interesting. One of our best human best gifts is our love of curiosity!
This was something I had to embrace fully in myself and my show. The ability to shift as you change through life and not take myself so seriously. I have never been one to care what other’s think, why was I having these feelings now.
It brings me to this year, and this moment. I felt…. different. More confident and awakened then I had ever been. Truthfully, that took a mini breakdown on my part. As that song says there is “Beauty in the breakdown”, and it is completely true. It causes a shift, and you are forced to rebuild and become stronger. Sometimes this means leaving the past behind to become who you are NOW. This was how I felt and I wanted to see that manifested somehow.
I had made a choice to get some photography work done, some shots that were boudoir style (you are so very welcome, Phil), some extravagant and over the top like the picture below. Mainly I wanted nudes. They were my favorite. I needed to shed a skin I was living in, and it felt SO GOOD. I didn’t feel exposed, I have always felt comfortab
#141 Courtney Hazlett Creator of Hit Netflix Show "Restaurants on the Edge" Talks About the Food Industry During Covid, Creation of the Show and More.
Courtney Hazlett Creator of Hit Netflix Show "Restaurants on the Edge" Talks About the Food Industry During Covid, Creation of the Show and More.
#140 TLC's Trading Spaces Star Paige Davis Joins the Show!
#140 Paige Davis from TLC's "Trading Spaces" on Marta on the Move Podcast -Talks History of the Show, Life During Social Distancing, Body Image, Being a Libra and more.
#139 Sailing Around the World During Coronavirus with Will Clower
Join Marta on the Move as she heads to Tahiti to chat with Will Clower who sold all his possessions and sailed around the world with his wife. Currently quarantined in Tahiti, we learn about life there, and what it is like to live on board during Covid
#138 Patrick Page Leading Man of Stage and Screen Chats Hadestown, Social Distance, and the Future of Theater.
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Patrick Page is the leading man of stage and screen. Known for his sultry and sexy bass vocals that bring texture to any character he touches. I could not wait to catch up with him during his social distancing and find out what he has been up to.
I am completely blessed to have viewed Patrick in Hadestown twice in New York, shortly before he was nominated for the Tony for best leading man in a musical, and before Hadestown won the Grammy for best score. It was a magical time to be able to witness this exceptional show.
Join us as we catch up as we converse and try and predict the future of live theater, talk about him missing his Hadestown cast, his favorite past roles and costumes, our opinions of Game of Thrones book verses film, his new podcast and most importantly- the future of live theater. What IS next for live theater? Where are we heading during and after Covid, and how will we adapt as humans. We talk about all of this and more.
When Patrick and I meet we always geek out over magic, it never fails. We are riveted by sleight of hand, and Patrick himself is a magician. I planned a special surprise for him in this episode where I bring on Pittsburgh's own Lee Terbosic to perform a very special trick for him. It was super fun to connect via zoom and watch his reactions to Lee's special trick. Thanks Lee!
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Patrick Page as Lumiere in Beauty in the Beast
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