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Sometimes it‘s hard to see the light and to find the laughter. 52 Weeks of Hope is where you’ll hear from thought leaders, healers, and others who share their journeys through difficulties and uncertainty to feeling empowered, confident, and secure, knowing we don‘t have to do this life thing alone. Join self-help advocate, mom, and lawyer Lauren Abrams every week as she interviews inspirational people who motivate you to keep going and align with your path. Through humor, transparency, and grace this podcast shows you that anything is possible, and it‘s never too late to live your purpose, do what lights you up, and create extra ordinary things.

52 Weeks of Hope Lauren Abrams

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Sometimes it‘s hard to see the light and to find the laughter. 52 Weeks of Hope is where you’ll hear from thought leaders, healers, and others who share their journeys through difficulties and uncertainty to feeling empowered, confident, and secure, knowing we don‘t have to do this life thing alone. Join self-help advocate, mom, and lawyer Lauren Abrams every week as she interviews inspirational people who motivate you to keep going and align with your path. Through humor, transparency, and grace this podcast shows you that anything is possible, and it‘s never too late to live your purpose, do what lights you up, and create extra ordinary things.

    Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

    Overcoming Limiting Beliefs

    Do you feel like life's passing by? Do you know you are meant for better but something is holding you back? If so, then experience relief as Lauren Abrams, the famous host of 52 Weeks of Hope gives you solutions to the limiting beliefs holding you back.
    “My past doesn’t define my future. If you failed in the past and you never want to fail again, so what. Once you start taking action towards your dreams and goals, the universe is going to rise to meet you. And once your mindset changes, everything on the outside starts to change as well.” – Lauren (03:34)
    In the solo podcast with Lauren, she offers useful insights and shares inspirational quotes and practical advice on how to identify and overcome limiting beliefs in order to take charge of your life and keep moving forward with your dream. At the end of the podcast, as always, Lauren offers a message of hope that despite the challenges, everything always works out.
    “Perfectionism and procrastination are the flip side of the same coin.” – Lauren (02:52)
    In this episode:
    (00:39) – Lauren talks about limiting beliefs.
    (01:00) – Outlining the top 10 limiting beliefs.
    (02:00) – Taking the first step to getting rid of limiting beliefs.
    (02:43) – Deborah Hurowitz’s episode on perfectionism.
    (03:29) – Inspirational quotes from Lauren
    (04:32) – Using online tools to identify your limiting beliefs.
    (05:09) – Lauren talks about trying out the opposite.
    (06:15) – The limiting belief of "I'm too old."
    (07:51) – How to deal with self-worth limiting beliefs.
    (08:37) – Taking actions towards dreams as a step of worthiness.
    (10:04) – Lauren givens a shout-out to accountability partners.
    (11:35) – The joy of breaking free of limiting beliefs.
    (12:03) – Taking 5 minutes for quiet.
    (13:35) – 10 things you are grateful for.
     
    Resources & Links
     
    Mentioned
    How to Break Free from Perfectionism and Procrastination with Deborah Hurwitz: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-break-free-from-perfectionism-and/id1537849403?i=1000537748741 
     
    How to Change the Story in Your Head with Andrea Owen: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/how-to-change-the-story-in-your-head-with-andrea-owen/id1537849403?i=1000542864990
     
    “Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.” ― Steve Maraboli.
     
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    • 14 min
    Combating Negative Self-Talk With Growth And Grace(Confidence and Clarity Boost Sessions)

    Combating Negative Self-Talk With Growth And Grace(Confidence and Clarity Boost Sessions)

    For those of you new here, I’ve been offering these Confidence & Clarity Boost Sessions over the last few weeks, and needless to say, I’m enjoying these short and meaningful conversations where we push each other toward growth, balance, and healing while navigating the challenges life throws at us.
     
    In this new Confidence & Clarity Boost Session, I’m sitting down with Gia to discuss the struggles of challenging limiting beliefs to pursue a path to show up in life with intention and purpose. Together, Gia and I visualize what she wants to see in her future and how she can begin the journey to manifest that vision. 
     
    “What you wrote is that you want a love life and to build your career…you said one of your largest obstacles is a lack of confidence and people believing in you and giving you a chance and the lack of faith that comes and goes. It sounds like you have a lot of limiting beliefs. I have a list of questions for you that when you answer them and be able to say, “Oh yeah. This is an old idea I can get rid of. This isn’t true. This is something stopping me in my path.” 
    - Lauren (6:19)
     
    We break down a series of actionable steps to move through phases of growth, from combating negative self-talk to prioritizing quiet time in your day with journaling, meditating, and affirmations, to help you find your positive momentum when you’ve fallen into a negative pattern that you know you have to change to get back on the path of purposeful passion. 
     
    “Anything that follows the words “I am” is what you’re going to do. So if you say, “I am tired,” you’re going to be tired. Or, if you say, “I am so full of so much energy even though it’s 11 o’clock at night…” 
    Be really conscious…You have to notice that you have negative self-talk happening.”  – Lauren 9:00)
     
    In this episode:
    (0:33) What does your ideal future look like and feel like six months from now?
    (3:04) What are your biggest roadblocks to your ideal future?
    (8:00) The 3 phases to kickstarting the journey to pursuing goals with purposeful passion
    (11:08) What fills you up?
    (12:33) Here are some actionable steps to pursue a life of purposeful passion
    (17:20) Combating the inner critic and feeling “behind” by spotting unique outcomes
     
    Resources & Links
     
    52 Weeks of Hope
    https://www.52weeksofhope.com 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 
    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope 
     
    Schedule a Confidence & Clarity Boost Session with me! 

    • 18 min
    Pivoting Toward Your Best Life with Shannon Russell

    Pivoting Toward Your Best Life with Shannon Russell

    Are you ready to pivot toward your best life? Do you know you're meant for something greater? Are you ready to take purposeful steps toward your dreams, and thrive doing so? If this describes you, you’ve come to the right place to learn how to break free of limiting beliefs and live the empowered confident life you deserve.
     
    This week, CEO, Founder, Podcaster, and Career Coach Shannon Russell joins us to discuss her journey pivoting toward the life she wanted, the value of establishing a support system, the challenges of balancing motherhood with her dreams, and the lessons she has learned from the various roles in her professional life. 
     
    As Lauren and Shannon unpack Shannon’s incredible journey, Shannon continuously emphasizes the importance of finding accountability partners, establishing a support system, and the connections she has made in her roles as an entrepreneur and a podcaster. She believes fostering connections and telling people your goals will align your vision with the universe and manifest the life you are meant to live. 
     
    “Even if you have just that one person you tell this secret little dream to…and that person can keep checking in with you to ask about it. Right? Like, how cool would that be…to have that one person that’s fostering hope in you.”
     
    Everyone has the capacity to develop intimate and steadfast friendships that enrich the quality of our lives, and Shannon is here today to support you on that journey!
     
    “The universe starts rising up to meet you once you start taking action. It just does.”
     
    In this episode:
     
    (01:13) - The catalyst to pivot 
    (04:28) - Trying on different hats to figure out what you are meant to do
    (06:22) - Venturing into the world of entrepreneurship with Snapology and podcasting 
    (09:30) - The value of accountability partners and a support system
    (11:02) - Podcasting is a powerful tool for making meaningful connections 
    (13:58) - Overcoming postpartum depression and seeing the silver lining in struggles 
    (18:30) - Tools you can use to center yourself and escape 
    (20:28) - Tools to deal with loneliness as an adult in a post-pandemic world
    (23:55) - Shannon’s message of hope
    (25:40) - The power of telling people your goals 

    Guest
     
    Businesswoman and career coach Shannon Russell has helped hundreds of women all over the world pivot toward their dream life by sharing her experiences and entrepreneurial prowess. As the Owner of Snapology Monmouth, she shares S.T.E.M. educational programs with children. As the Founder and CEO of Second Act Success, she gives women the guidance and support they need to prepare and produce their best life. Her tireless devotion to helping other women achieve a life of freedom, abundance, joy, and peace is nothing short of inspiring. 
     
    Resources & Links
     
    52 Weeks of Hope
    https://www.52weeksofhope.com 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 
    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope 
     
    Get your FREE Confidence and Clarity Growth Scorecard
     
    Shannon Russell
    https://secondactsuccess.co/about
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannonrussell22/
    https://pod.link/1617274364
    https://www.instagram.com/secondactsuccess/
    https://www.tiktok.com/@secondactsuccess
    https://www.facebook.com/secondactsuccess.co
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyaEaGiY5AkO1VquTHZ1MCg
     

    • 28 min
    Discovering the Path That’s Right for You (Confidence & Clarity Boost Session)

    Discovering the Path That’s Right for You (Confidence & Clarity Boost Session)

    Clarity can be tough to find when it comes to relationships, finances, and the greater purpose and path that you’re meant to take in this lifetime, but there are things you can do to refine that clarity! 
     
    During this week’s Confidence & Clarity Boost Session, Jeanie and I are sitting down to explore her hopes for the future and this sense of abundance that she’s looking to cultivate in the coming months – personally, financially, romantically, etc. We discuss my three action steps to begin refining the path that you’re meant to take and learn more about your inner desires and needs. 
     
    “Set a timer and ask the question, and then concentrate on the in-breath and the out-breath for five minutes. And set the question to the universe. The right answer comes. When in doubt, do nothing and wait for the right answer to come.” – Lauren (8:38) 
     
    We also talk about the power of reframing our perspective and how anything is possible if we can just take that first step forward! 
     
    “I’m seeing my perspective starting to shift with some action, so I’m excited about doing some more journaling, specific journaling, and the affirmations that I haven’t been doing…” – Jeanie (17:55)
     
    In this episode:
    (0:28) Where Jeanie wants to be in six months
    (1:30) The financial roadblock that makes her feel “stuck” 
    (3:17) Where she is in the three phases
    (4:50) Action steps to help Jeanie get to the third stage 
    (6:42) How to find clarity on the path you should take
    (10:29) Tips to figure out what you want in a relationship
    (16:37) Why it’s important to just take the first step forward 
     
    Resources & Links
     
    52 Weeks of Hope
    https://www.52weeksofhope.com 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 
    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope 
     
    Schedule a Confidence & Clarity Boost Session with me! 

    • 19 min
    Using Fitness To Transform Your Health and Your Life with Eric The Trainer (Tribute Episode)

    Using Fitness To Transform Your Health and Your Life with Eric The Trainer (Tribute Episode)

    Eric was a dear friend and a pillar of the health and fitness community. As a tribute to his tireless hard work and service, I want to share Eric's words of hope where you can learn valuable life lessons and optimism from a titan of tenacity who truly believed the gym was a magical place. 
     
    What do you do when you feel yourself getting sluggish – not just mentally, but physically? How can women over 35 set themselves up for a lifetime of good health? And what should gym newbies know about working out? 
     
    Today’s guest, known as “Eric the Trainer,” is Eric Fleishman – fitness guru and personal trainer to some of Hollywood’s biggest names. He’s been instrumental in transforming the bodies and minds of celebs like Ethan Suplee and Kirstie Alley – and he joins us today to share his story of hard work, gratitude, and service. 
     
    “Many times our plans and dreams and aspirations are based upon things that were told to us, ‘Oh, you should do that. Or you should do this.’ But if you actually follow your heart and you do things in your life that reflect your authentic self, you'll be much, much more successful. I'm actually following my authentic self in becoming a trainer and helping people on a massive scale. I don't feel like I go to work in the morning. I feel like I'm on a mission that's much larger than myself. If you wanna follow your passions and get paid for it, be your authentic self, follow your dreams and listen to your heart. Not just to your head.” – Eric (09:56)
     
    In this episode, Eric talks about of what got him into the gym for the first time; the important role sleep plays in our overall well-being, the value of protein-based diets, and why the gym is a magical place:
     
    “The gym, in my opinion, is one of the last magical places in society. It's where someone can come in who's feeling diminished, disenfranchised, either upset because they feel like they're too small or upset because they feel like they're too big, and they can go through a physical transformation using the science of change, which is exercise, diet, and sleep. And through that transformation, they can emerge as a hero. They can go from normal to extraordinary right there in the gym.” – Eric (06:24)
     
    Eric also shares his unique message of hope and why he’s optimistic about the world's future:
     
    “The future is a very, very bright place. [The world] is very, very polarized right now, but it's prime time for someone to come along and join people together and lead them to a better place. So I have a lot of hope for the future, both in America and the world itself. … I'm very excited about the future.” – Eric (24:36)
     
    In This Episode
    (02:13) Eric’s story and the challenges of being a genetic late bloomer 
    (03:22) An attitude of gratitude
    (05:44) Growing up with the nickname “Squeaky”
    (6:57) The importance of proper sleep hygiene and its impact on our overall health
    (8:00) Importance of protein
    (09:08) 50,000 pushups for charity
    (14:54) What women over 35 should know about fitness (and how to get long-sleek muscles)
    (20:09) How Eric maintains his fitness despite his on-the-go lifestyle
    (22:23) The most impactful lesson Eric has learned and how he copes with hard times
    (24:36) Eric’s message of hope
     
    Guest
    Known as “Eric the Trainer,” Eric Fleishman is an entrepreneur, fitness guru, and personal trainer who has worked with the likes of Ethan Suplee, Kirstie Alley, Michelle Branch, Big John McCarthy, Big Time Rush, and more. His goal had always been to transform bodies and minds to help you become the healthiest version of yourself. In addition to training, Eric is the founder of a fitness consulting business and frequently contributes to “Muscle & Fitness” magazine, where he also serves on the advisory board. 
     
    Resources & Links
     
    52 Weeks of Hope
    www.52weeksofhope.com
    www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 
    www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 
    www.instagram.com/52weeksofho

    • 29 min
    It’s Time to Find What Lights You Up (Confidence & Clarity Boost Session)

    It’s Time to Find What Lights You Up (Confidence & Clarity Boost Session)

    In this week’s Confidence & Clarity Boost Session, I’m sitting down with Nalinie to discuss the obstacles that are keeping her from her dreams of travel, career clarity, friendship, and more, as well as some action steps to help her get where she dreams to be. We explore the practical importance of affirmations a few minutes a day and how to adjust how we view time with others based on what works for our lives.
     
    “Look in your eyeballs and say out loud, ‘I love you. I am a worthy person. I’ve got this. I have such a wonderful partner…’ Because we attract what we are.”
    – Lauren (8:03)
     
    As a successful woman in her field, she feels immense gratitude for what has already come to her. Still, we talk about the importance of grounding yourself through journaling, meditation, affirmations, and more each day to combat the occasional imposter syndrome. Everything is possible in your life if you put in the work to manifest it. Abundance, joy, love, etc., are all around the corner once you find what lights you up!
     
    “Think about  what just lights up your insides. You’re talented in so many areas. It’s a feeling of what lights you up more than everything else.” – Lauren (22:15)
     
    In this episode:
    (0:48) The growth and abundance that you hope for in your future
    (1:44) Why imposter syndrome slows your growth
    (3:59) Where you are at in the three stages 
    (6:42) The power of affirmations, mentoring, journaling, and more
    (18:11) How to combat imposter syndrome and fear
    (21:46) Finding what lights you up
     
    Resources & Links
     
    52 Weeks of Hope
    https://www.52weeksofhope.com 
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyLA7Rb6E0PtKBhPGu1vcjA 
    https://www.facebook.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.instagram.com/52weeksofhope 
    https://www.twitter.com/52weeksofhope 
     
    Schedule a Confidence & Clarity Boost Session with me! 

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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162 Ratings

societyhillmom ,

This is the inspiration I needed!!!

Lauren brings such a boost to my day when I tune-in to listen. The stories of motivation and inspiration that she and her guests share is such a light. It really does give me the hope I need to make my day the best. Would highly recommend to friends and anyone who wants to hear how others are staying positive and spreading hope into the world!

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Amazing Woman

I absolutely love this woman! She embodies growth, health, happiness, kindness and inner glow. These episodes are helpful, informative and help me breathe easier. Lauren is on fire!

Stoezone ,

52 Weeks of Awesomeness!

What a great way to inspire hope! 52 weeks of stories of people doing something fun, challenging, inspiring and who better to bring it to us than Lauren Abrams! What a story she has.

I’m so happy I found this podcast. Give a listen and get inspiration weekly!

One of my favorites is The Seven Secrets of Self Confidence. Who doesn’t need a boost now and then?!!

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