Join self-trust coach Shohreh Davoodi for a weekly podcast that celebrates what’s possible when you commit to being brave. Conjuring Up Courage (formerly Redefining Health & Wellness) navigates the complexities of power, privilege, and personal growth to explore how to build a more fulfilling life and create a better world for everyone. Through educational solo episodes and vibrant interviews with diverse guests, Shohreh engages in conversations about identity, self-doubt and shame, boundaries, vulnerability, resilience, self-care and community care, social justice, and more. This podcast invites you to stop living according to "shoulds" and step into your motherf*cking magic instead.
Why You Keep Quitting and What You Can Do to Change That | #93
Do you find yourself quitting more easily than you would like? Do you struggle with discipline when things get challenging? If so, you're far from alone, and a combination of evolutionary traits and strategic stumbles may be contributing to your tendency to throw in the towel early. In this solo episode, I explain different factors that can lead to quitting and share tips to help you strengthen your perseverance muscle. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/93. In the show notes, you can also download a free worksheet with a series of questions that you can use to help make up your mind the next time you're contemplating whether or not to quit something.
Changing Bodies, Picky Eating, and Making Food More Neutral for Kids with Leah Hackney | #92
For parents and caregivers, it can be tough to figure out how best to handle food and body image when it comes to kids. Luckily, Leah Hackney, a pediatric registered dietitian, has some ideas. In this episode, Leah and I talk about why you don't need to be married to growth charts, how to use more neutral language around food and bodies at home, strategies to help with picky eating, and more. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/92.
The Girl Gang Talks Self-Care | #91
Your favorite Girl Gang is back in action! Ally Ridnour and Tiffany Cunningham return to the podcast once again, and this time we're chatting about self-care. If you feel like the self-care conversation is overdone, I get it. But I promise that our discussion is nuanced and has far more depth than the average self-care article or post. We talk about the history of self-care, the difference between self-care, self-soothing, and community care, barriers to self-care, and a whole lot more. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/91.
Storytelling, Breakups, and Living Beyond the Binary with James Rose | #90
James Rose is a non-binary actor and storyteller who single-handedly makes the internet a better place, and it was a delight to have them on the show. James and I discussed the lack of inclusion in acting, the infinite number of ways to be non-binary, and self-trust in the context of dating and breakups. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/90.
Expressing Your Magic Through Writing with Kelly Cutchin | #89
If you don't think of yourself as a writer, Kelly Cutchin wants to know why. Kelly is a writer, teacher, and the host of the Casual Magic writing community. In this episode, we talk about writing as a tool of self-expression, why focusing on the finished product isn't all it's cracked up to be, the dreaded grammar police, and so much more. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/89.
Laziness Does Not Exist with Dr. Devon Price | #88
Social psychologist Dr. Devon Price joined me in this episode to talk about their new book, Laziness Does Not Exist. The book details a belief system called the Laziness Lie, which teaches us that hard work is morally superior to relaxation, and people who aren't productive have less innate value than productive people. We chatted about the historical roots of the Laziness Lie, the importance of recognizing everyone's inherent worth, and how to fight back against internalized capitalism. You can find the show notes and a full transcript of this episode at https://shohrehdavoodi.com/88.
I’ve become a big fan of this podcast! On solo shows, Shoreh does an excellent job of explaining the multiple layers of the topic, providing resources, and sharing her own experiences. There is an excellent range of topics on the show as well as guests. This pod helps me learn, think critically, and most importantly gives me hope that I can make some positive changes in my life.
Meta Self Care
There’s layers to this! I love listening to the pod as a form of self-care, *and* I felt compelled to dig deep to understand what self-care meant to me in the latest Girl Gang episode! What a treat. This is an *indulgence* (insider, episode 91) that I look forward to every week! 💕
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Shohreh and her amazing guests always find a way to say just what I need to hear, when I need to hear it. I’m excited for the rebrand and the opportunity it affords her to extend her reach even deeper into meaningful and intentional topics.