I’m absolutely thrilled to be joined by renowned Wellness Consultant, host of “hey, girl” podcast and Best-Selling Author, Alex Elle. Alex has made it her mission to help people find their voice and build self-trust, self-worth and self-validation through the power of writing. Through her workshops and retreats, she helps people go deep and explore their inner selves in a safe, collaborative community (1:08).
Alex opens our conversation by explaining the incredible value writing can have, not only for expressing our own stories and experiences, but also as a therapeutic tool to help us gain clarity about feelings we so often let fester and to build an understanding of how to take action and heal. In Alex’s words, this process allows us to get in tune with our own “inner expert” by giving us the power to find our own answers, curbing the pressures to seek validation in others (2:42).
Alex also shares the value of writing within a community setting to understand we’re not alone in our struggle and we can work to overcome these challenges together. Fostering this type of community is a crucial part of Alex’s work, and she strives to empower others through her own authenticity and vulnerability as a Black woman representing this type of healing (12:04).
Alex explains that the journey of self-care starts with gaining introspection which allows us to show up fully in our roles as mothers, partners, and people in society. While showing up for ourselves and for others this year feels more difficult than ever, Alex believes that we have the opportunity to rise from our collective grief and form a bond that will bring us all together for the betterment of society (13:16).
For more of Alex, visit her website http://www.alexelle.com/ ,where you can find resources including free writing practices. You can also join her email list and follow her on Instagram @alex_elle to stay tuned for upcoming writing courses!
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