16 episodes

This is the place where we talk about authenticity, anxiety, and what happens when we decide to stop acting.
With Lisa Jakub - author, former child actor, workshop leader, and most importantly...dog mom.

Embrace Your Weird Lisa Jakub

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.8 • 35 Ratings

This is the place where we talk about authenticity, anxiety, and what happens when we decide to stop acting.
With Lisa Jakub - author, former child actor, workshop leader, and most importantly...dog mom.

    One Year Alcohol Free AF

    One Year Alcohol Free AF

    What happens when you are not an alcoholic, but you decide to stop drinking for one year for the simple fact that alcohol makes your anxiety rage and makes you feel like garbage? 

    But what about my birthday? What about when I need to unwind? What about when the world is facing a global pandemic? No drinking even then? 

    No drinking even then. 

    I explore what it’s like to be sober during the apocalypse, the social pressures to drink, and the big question - I’ve been sober for a year -  now wh

    • 21 min
    A sleepwalker gives sleeping advice

    A sleepwalker gives sleeping advice

    When I worked as an actor, I would often have to grab a quick nap to get through long days, comfortably sleeping upright in a folding chair without messing up my hair and makeup. 

    But in my own bed? At an appropriate sleeping time? That is a recipe for sleepwalking, night terrors, and writing creepy and insistent notes that no one understands. 

    Let's talk about how to sleep, and my game-changer of a routine that is simple, and free.

    • 21 min
    Fear: On hippos, demons, and why you should invite them all in

    Fear: On hippos, demons, and why you should invite them all in

    I've gotten lots of requests lately to talk about fear. I've not wanted to talk about fear. Fear is scary. 

    But since it's something so many of us are dealing with right now, I decided we needed to talk about it. 

    So let's talk fear, and why we should consider doing the exact opposite of what we want to do. 

    • 17 min
    The Love Letter: a socially-distanced mini-episode

    The Love Letter: a socially-distanced mini-episode

    This is the first time I’ve ever cried during a podcast. I was going to re-record it because of that, but I didn’t. Because I want to be real with you.
    I’ve not wanted to write lately. For me, that’s like saying I no longer have any use for food. But there is a very real reason why that is, and I talk about that, and I share the re-frame that helped me to work through some of the difficult emotions I’ve been feeling. And I share how you can do that, too, if you think it might help you.

    • 10 min
    Anxiety in an anxious world: and staying sober through it all

    Anxiety in an anxious world: and staying sober through it all

    Um. Hi. 

    The world is really hard to handle right now. 

    In this episode, I come to you from my closet again to talk about some ways we can manage our mental wellness in this time of COVID-19. I'll also talk about my recent decision to stop drinking alcohol, and how that feels since this is a reality in which I REALLY want to numb out and escape. 

    • 26 min
    Mental wellness in corporate culture: talking about a talk I can't talk about

    Mental wellness in corporate culture: talking about a talk I can't talk about

    I recently did a talk about mental health and mindfulness at a big financial firm. (And I signed an NDA so I can't tell you the name of it.) Corporations are not known for being really safe and open spaces for discussing things like this. But I want to change that. 

    In this episode, I talk about what happened when I went to a place that's not comfortable with this topic, and I talked about the awkward things.

    And then I made them meditate. 

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

John0758 ,

Thank You Lisa

Listened to my first of you podcast and I’m hooked. As an introvert I can do relate to many of the things you spoke about in the last episode. Thank you for making this podcast and sharing guide thoughts and for making yourself vulnerable to help all t out r listeners. I look forward to the next podcast and listening to all the ones I’ve missed for the last couple years. Good luck. I hope you are in my area soon speaking. Would love to catch you in person.

Mangokipper ,

Love it!

I absolutely love the embrace your weird podcast. I met Lisa on one of her yoga/writing retreats and it made a huge impact on my life. I have felt very lost lately and each time I go bank to these episodes it makes me feel less alone and reminds me how much I learned that weekend on her course. Lisa is the kind of person I feel I could speak all night to and sort the world out! Her podcast has been a lifesaver.

DaOlivePumpkin63 ,

You inspire me everyday!!

Lisa Jakub, You inspire me everyday to write poetry and be myself. Thanks so much. I love the podcast.

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