Did you know that the word huh is the most common word in the most amount of languages? Welcome to askHUH?, a personal growth podcast about people who questioned, got curious, and made changes--big and small--in their lives. I’m Krissie McMenamin, lifelong student of emotional intelligence, and my hope is these conversations inspire you to look inside at yourself, your emotions, and your choices, so you can be more authentically you in this world that so desperately needs you to be.
Alone in Her Head: How 2 Years in Japan Changed her Self-talk, Mindset, and Life toolbox with Christina Bellevue
"Sometimes my thoughts would get so loud, I would hear them echo in my apartment… It’s how I discovered how mean I had been to myself for a long time and how I was using that self talk to keep me going in the corporate setting… but then I realized this will not serve you any more.”
Christina left everything behind - her family, her uber successful corporate job, the man she thought she might marry - to spend two years in Japan. There, the voices that had kept her focused in the high-paced corporate world were drowning her.
She gives specific examples of self talk that was damaging to her, how she started talking to herself instead, and how she continues to choose words that heal over words that kill.
We discuss her big learnings from her two years of travel, including this big one of “What got you here won’t get you there.”
We talk about how to expand the life toolbox you have available to you and how the same three tools you’ve been using won’t work in new situations going forward. We go deep into the re-entry process after a big life experience and how hard it can be to come back when you’ve fundamentally changed, your thinking has shifted, and the people you’re coming back to may not have changed as much. How vulnerable it can feel to share about those changes. How we’ve made ourselves small or taken ourselves out of the center of attention for fear of being too much when talking about our experiences. And we vision into what is the fullest expression of Christina and me?
Find Christina at firstname.lastname@example.org or ninon_belle on Instagram.
Drugs & God with Ryan Alan Jones
“Things are happening in my subconscious that take time to digest and integrate before they’ve landed and settled and become part of me and my experience of life.”
In this conversation with the one and only Ryan Alan Jones, we discuss the eye opening journey of drugs. This journey has led him to a new understanding of God, society, and his true, higher self.
The Old Testament
Other Fun Mentions:
Gabrielle Roth 5 Rhythms Dance
Yoga, Fasting, and Ice Showers: How Daily Practices Build Resilience With Tarik El Assal
“You start planting good seeds, good flowers, good plants and removing the ones that are useless…then you just keep nurturing them.”
Tarik El Assal left his life in Morocco behind to move to Canada two days before the pandemic hit. The self awareness practices he has developed through yoga, Islam, and voracious consumption of personal growth books have helped him stay resilient, positive, and growthful during this strange and difficult year.
Instagram and YouTube: @holistictarik
LinkedIn: tarikelassal or https://www.linkedin.com/in/tarikelassal/
Sign up for Tarik’s virtual yoga classes: http://bit.ly/newstusignup
Molecules of Emotion by Dr. Candace Pert
The Miracle of Self Discipline by Brian Tracey
- The Ultimate Yogi Program by Travis Eliot (@realtraviseliot)
- Alonso Aguilera (@shri.ganeshwar)
- Audiobook mentioned: The Miracle of Self-Discipline by Brian Tracy (@thebriantracy)
- Wim Hof (@iceman_hof), David Goggins (@davidgoggins)
- Stoic philosophy (start with this book: Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday)
Where Purpose Meets Grit with Blake Hudson
“No matter how small I was, no matter how difficult life may be, you always have the opportunity to impact others.”
Blake Hudson is no stranger to speaking his truth with others. In this episode, I get the chance to speak with Blake about his journey with public speaking, politics, consistency, and everyday self reminders that shape his mindset.
Instagram and Twitter:
“The Big Leap” by Gay Hendricks
Living Loopy with Natalie Nixon
“I was about access to a different environment and to really be channeled to blow up the system.”
Natalie and I dive into a conversation about the moment she found direction in her “loopy” world, why creativity dies as we get older, and how intuition plays a role in business.
Instagram and Twitter: @natwnixon
Free Sample chapter of The Creativity Leap: bit.ly/tclfree
The WonderRigor™️ Tip Sheet: bit.ly/wrtipsheet
The Creativity Leap: Unleash Curiosity, Improvisation, and Intuition at Work By Natalie Nixon
When by Daniel Pink
Sobriety, Influence, & Mom with Sammi Barks
"I was curious. What else is there to life rather than this dry existence I was just grinding?"
In this conversation with my friend Sammi, we discuss her inspiring decision to evaluate her life and make a major change. This change was sobriety. Over the last three years, this journey has led her to more nourishment, presence, feelings, and living.
Facebook: Sammi Barks
Conversations with Sammi:
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As a mid-30s working mom of two young kids, I’ve begun questioning everything in my life and career (asking huh?). Not only does this podcast make me realize I’m not alone in the conundrums I’ve been facing (and in company other than just new parents), but it’s inspired me to embrace my feelings/thoughts/questions and use them to design the life I’m proud of… even if that means spending my energy in very different ways than I thought “success” looked like 5-10 years ago. I’m sharing this one with my network!
A well done first ever podcast called “askHUH?”. Excellent cadence in the moderating, and great content. The listener is immediately drawn in, feeling the trust and strength of the platform. The guest’s humanity and willingness to share intimate stories supports his level of trust and personalized the interview. Adding other credible resources such as Brene Brown enhanced the quality of the experience and awareness of the topic. Looking forward to more “askHUH?” Podcasts!
The companion podcast for self-exploration 🙌
Thoughtful interviews with folks from all over the world who have asked deeper questions of themselves. Each profile is highly relatable and fun! Highly recommended for anyone interested in storytelling and self-actualization.