75 episodes

Do you ever feel like everyone around you has it all together? Like life is so much easier for everyone else? Well, it isn’t. We are all just doing the best we can. We all have wins, joy, and happiness, and we all have losses, pain and grief. This is what makes us human. The hard stuff is happening to us all. It is just that most people aren’t talking about it - at least not out loud. Until now. This podcast will explore all the things that people aren’t talking about and showcase the strength, resilience, and humanity in all of us. It will show you how to embrace the messy parts of life and unapologetically be more of who you really are so that you can create a life you love. If you are ready to really start living your best life, this podcast is for you.

How to be a Human Being in the World with Dr. Kathleen Young Dr. Kathleen Young

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Do you ever feel like everyone around you has it all together? Like life is so much easier for everyone else? Well, it isn’t. We are all just doing the best we can. We all have wins, joy, and happiness, and we all have losses, pain and grief. This is what makes us human. The hard stuff is happening to us all. It is just that most people aren’t talking about it - at least not out loud. Until now. This podcast will explore all the things that people aren’t talking about and showcase the strength, resilience, and humanity in all of us. It will show you how to embrace the messy parts of life and unapologetically be more of who you really are so that you can create a life you love. If you are ready to really start living your best life, this podcast is for you.

    Finding Courage to Heal and Connect with Others in Grief

    Finding Courage to Heal and Connect with Others in Grief

    In today’s episode, Kathleen opens up about the personal victories in her recovery, from taking those initial unassisted steps to finding the courage to reconnect with friends. The healing journey isn't just about the physical aspect; it's a delicate balance of mental strength as one confronts the shadows of pain and fear that remain once the body has healed.


    Kathleen steers the conversation towards the delicate art of being there for friends in their darkest hours. The empathy we extend - be it through a shared coffee or a quiet moment of listening - can be as healing as medicine. She dissects the parallels between our own healing and understanding the grief of others, emphasizing the importance of patience and empathy. This episode serves as a gentle guide on how to offer a supportive presence that respects the unique pace at which each person heals.


    In a nutshell, Kathleen talks about: 
    - Reflections on physical progress, such as walking without crutches and starting light exercise
    - Emotional reluctance and fears regarding resuming normal activities due to lingering physical limitations
    - Challenges in reconnecting with friends and navigating social interactions post-injury
    - Parallel between healing from injury and grief, emphasizing the importance of allowing oneself to go through the process
    - Insights into supporting friends through grief, including acknowledging their process and offering practical assistance


    Connect with Kathleen:
    Email: info@kyoungmdcoaching.com             
    Website: www.drkathleenyoungcoaching.com/      
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/   
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/

    • 26 min
    Mastering the Art of Goodbye

    Mastering the Art of Goodbye

    When Kathleen made the tough decision to bid farewell to her long-time physical therapist, the emotional weight of that goodbye surprised her. It sparked a realization that goodbyes, whether to people or phases of life, carry a complexity often unacknowledged. In our latest episode, Kathleen wades through the sentimental currents that goodbyes stir up, exploring the often-overlooked significance of these moments. From the personal to the societal, she dissects the reasons behind our collective discomfort with farewells and how they intertwine with our approach to grief. Unpacking her own journey of gratitude towards those she’s parted ways with, Kathleen invites you to reflect on the powerful act of closing the loop in our relationships. Join us on this journey of personal evolution and discover how mastering the art of goodbye can lead to new horizons.



    Connect with Kathleen:
    Email: info@kyoungmdcoaching.com             
    Website: www.drkathleenyoungcoaching.com/      
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/   
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/

    • 19 min
    Nurturing the Gardens of Past Relationships

    Nurturing the Gardens of Past Relationships

    Friendships are like gardens; they demand our time and care to flourish. In the hustle of life's relentless march, it's all too easy for these connections to wither. This episode is a heartfelt exploration of the trials and triumphs in the quest to keep these bonds thriving. Through personal tales and the concept of 'PRN' (as needed) friendships, Kathleen discusses the ebb and flow of her relationships. The conversation delves into the complexities of guilt over lost connections, the unexpected joys of rekindling old friendships, and the simplicity of keeping in touch through life's everyday moments.


    Sometimes, the key to a richer life lies not in new encounters but in reviving the friendships that already line the paths of our past. Kathleen wraps up this episode by reflecting on the often overlooked happiness that comes from reaching out to those we've drifted away from. She offers a gentle nudge to open the door to reconnection, to weave friends into the fabric of our daily lives, and to cherish the ease with which old bonds can be reawakened. Tune in to embrace the beauty and simplicity of sustaining friendships – it might just be the most rewarding endeavor you embark on this week.


    Connect with Kathleen:
    Email: info@kyoungmdcoaching.com             
    Website: www.drkathleenyoungcoaching.com/      
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/   
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/

    • 21 min
    Caring for Your Friends in a Way that Leaves Them Feeling Cared For

    Caring for Your Friends in a Way that Leaves Them Feeling Cared For

    When a colleague's simple acts of kindness transformed the way Kathleen experienced one of life's hurdles, it wasn't just her broken foot that found support; her heart did too. In today's episode, she recounts how this friend's empathy and thoughtfulness - like her offer to look after Kathleen's child - changed not only her recovery process but their friendship as well. It's a tale that will remind you of the silent strength woven through acts of intentional kindness and how these gestures can deepen connections in ways you never anticipated.


    In this dynamic exploration of why sharing within our relationships is so vital, Kathleen tackles the barriers that often hold us back, such as the hesitation to take up space in a conversation and the unfounded guilt of asking for help. She shares stories of those who, despite initial reluctance, learned that leaning on friends doesn't signify neediness; it's a fundamental part of the give-and-take that sustains our bonds through thick and thin. Prepare to be enlightened and encouraged to nurture the friendships that form the supportive pillars in our lives!


    Connect with Kathleen:
    Email: info@kyoungmdcoaching.com             
    Website: www.drkathleenyoungcoaching.com/      
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/   
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/

    • 16 min
    The Art of Living Fully in Midlife and Aging Gracefully, with Timi Lewis

    The Art of Living Fully in Midlife and Aging Gracefully, with Timi Lewis

    As she sat with her feet up, nursing a broken foot and a bruised ego, Kathleen’s good friend Timi Lewis stopped by to remind her that hitting the big 5-0 isn't the end - it's an intermission with the best yet to come. Their laughter-filled conversation, now a podcast episode for all to enjoy, wanders through the bittersweet reality of midlife, the second act that's full of promise, comfort-seeking flight upgrades, and the wisdom to chase a life with fewer regrets. Timi, with her humor that could disarm even Father Time, serves up anecdotes about the art of living fully and the delicious joy found in the small, savored moments.


    You'll feel like you're right there with them, sipping coffee and swapping stories about the oddities of aging - from the practicalities of hair dye schedules to the deeper, more intentional living that shapes their days. It's a heart-to-heart that spans the spectrum of aging: embracing new roles, like becoming an aunt, and the pursuit of health, ensuring their futures are as bright as their pasts. Timi and Kathleen don't shy away from the physical changes and the societal pressures that come with them; instead, they lean into the importance of self-care, chuckling at the challenges while stocking up on vitamins and strength training to keep their bones as sturdy as their spirits. Join in for a conversation that's as enlightening as it is entertaining, just like the journey we call life.


    Connect with Kathleen:
    Email: info@kyoungmdcoaching.com             
    Website: www.drkathleenyoungcoaching.com/      
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/   
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/

    • 46 min
    The Hidden Struggles of Forming Adult Friendships

    The Hidden Struggles of Forming Adult Friendships

    Watching her son navigate the complex world of social interaction with the help of specialized training made Kathleen realize something profound: aren't we all, in some ways, struggling to connect? It's not just those on the autism spectrum who could benefit from a little guidance in the art of friendship. This episode peels back the layers of our social challenges, from internal barriers to societal pressures, and the often overlooked need for social skill development in adults. Tune in for an honest discussion about the small shifts that, when embraced, have the power to dramatically transform our relationships and enrich our social lives.


    Connect with Kathleen:
    Email: info@kyoungmdcoaching.com             
    Website: www.drkathleenyoungcoaching.com/      
    FB: https://www.facebook.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/   
    IG: https://www.instagram.com/drkathleenyoung.coaching/

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

DocSpoonyG ,

Excellent!

Excellent podcast about real life issues with an amazing life coach! It’s very helpful how Kathleen normalizes our thoughts and provides insight. Love it!

Cathy Reddick (Duke AKA IM) ,

Awesome, Insightful and On Point

Kathy, you are doing a good thing here! I have listened to several of your podcasts and they are absolutely great. You are really working in your gift. Being able to help people through this wonderful podcast is amazing. I wish you much success as you continue forward! Be well! ♥️

ellastar421 ,

Bringing the human back!

Lovely start to this podcast. Very insightful and lovely guests. Highly recommend this podcast with host Kathleen ❤️

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