The Badass Womens Council is about REFLECTION and CONNECTION.
Strong women have unique qualities, needs and challenges. Badass is knowing yourself well, being vulnerable, intentionally connecting to give and receive support with a well built tribe.
Learning How to Ask for Help with Carla Hayden
Today's episode is all about asking for help as Carla Hayden, COO for hopewriters, shares how she has learned to make the ask. Most of us are not great about asking for help, so therefore we don't have the opportunity to get good at it. We will hear from Carla how she has found the intention to practice and follow a bit of a checklist to get better at asking for help.
Reflecting on 2020 and Setting Intentions for 2021 with Rebecca Fleetwood Hession
Reflection is about, who I am, what I want, what I am good at, how I feel, and what I need. It is important to take the time to reflect on yourself and what you need. Connection is about using your gifts, talents, and abilities to serve other humans. We are all wired for connection, and wired to help and to be helped. We need time to pause away from the frenetic busyness of our lives and reflect. We need to ask ourselves who we are and what we need.
In this week’s episode, we will listen to Rebecca Fleetwood Hession as she talks about the importance of reflection and connection in 2020, and walks you through a reflection exercise. It is the perfect time to reflect as we are finally wrapping up 2020, and moving to a new year. She encourages you to use this time to reflect on your year, and set intentions for next year. During today’s episode, she walks you through 14 questions to help you reflect on the year, and think about what you want for next year.
Listen in to learn more about how to reflect on the year, organize your thoughts, and set intentions for next year.
Turning Mess Into a Message and Helping People Free Their Ghosts with Ashley Kesner
Sharing your journey and your story can be a powerful tool. It can make recovery easier and it can also help others heal and grow. Reflection and connection are so important to our growth and healing as human beings. We must be vulnerable and know ourselves through reflection to authentically connect with others.
In this week’s episode, we talk to Ashley Kesner about her journey with alcoholism and how she recovered. She talks about her depression, her battle with alcohol, and her recovery. Ashley discusses why she turned to write during her sobriety, and how her blog, “Ghost in My Bedroom got started.” In her conversation with Rebecca, she emphasizes the importance of recognizing that you are enough, and not focusing on being perfect. She talks about why she helps other people free their own ghosts and work through their addiction and recovery. She even explains why it is so important to be yourself and not be afraid of criticism because we are all unique, beautiful, and individual people.
Listen in to learn more about how to make your mess a message, free your ghosts, and share your journey along the way.
The Barriers to Feeling Better with Dr. Victoria Dalton, PsyD
Most of us know when we are not doing well. However, we struggle to define what it would mean for us to feel better. We can’t identify the barriers to happiness, and sometimes we can’t even describe what that happiness would look like. Our culture promotes happiness despite it being a deeply individual thing. As career-achieving women, we often wait to care about ourselves until we are caught up or have more free time. But it is important to find time to invest in ourselves and incorporate those moments into our busy lives.
In this week’s episode, we will listen to Dr. Victoria Dalton — a psychologist and Rebecca’s therapist — as she tells us about the barriers to feeling better. She talks about the philosophies behind internal and external forces, and why some people rewrite the history of their successes and failures. Dr. Victoria Dalton also discusses how to give yourself permission to enjoy the moments you work toward instead of looking for what’s next. In her conversation with Rebecca, she emphasizes the importance of tackling the world with a mindset that you can handle it and reminding yourself that you are not alone. She also emphasizes why you should create meaningful, workable goals that can help you track your progress.
Listen in to learn more about what barriers you might be facing, ways to change your mindset, and how you can define happiness for yourself.
Setting Goals and Changing Behaviors to Feel Better with Dr. Victoria Dalton, PsyD
Many of us want to feel better, but don’t know where to start. We have to define how we are feeling and set personal goals are in order to make any progress. To feel better, we often have to adapt our behaviors and patterns and connect with other meaningful people in our lives. We even have to step outside ourselves and empathize with other people around us. In the end, the most important part of this process is keeping a positive mindset, so that we can problem-solve and plan rather than catastrophize.
In this week’s episode, we talk to Dr. Victoria Dalton again about how we can start to feel better. She talks about why humans repeat behaviors, and how we can adapt those same patterns and behaviors. Dr. Victoria Dalton also discusses how to change your mindset, and understand that you can’t always change other people. In her conversation with Rebecca, she emphasizes the importance of not allowing negative interactions to internally influence you and your experiences. She also discusses how and why you should evaluate which patterns and behaviors serve a purpose in your life and which ones are inefficient. She even explains how you can learn from your mistakes and focus on them in a nonjudgemental way.
Listen in to learn more about how to set goals for yourself, adapt your behaviors and patterns, and connect with meaningful people in your life to feel better.
This episode is the second part of last week’s episode, so if you haven’t listened to last week's yet, check it out now.
Regaining Trust in Yourself with Emotional Eating Expert Renae Saager
We need to trust ourselves and ask for help when we need it. Sometimes we feel miserable in careers that fit society’s mold for what we should be doing. When that happens, we are striving. However, sometimes we feel at home in a job and we feel like we belong, and that is when we begin to thrive. Our jobs should play to our unique talents, gifts, and abilities. As humans, we are personal, emotional, and social beings, and we need all of those needs to be met at work.
In this week’s episode, we will listen to Renae Saager — a life coach who focuses on emotional eating — as she tells us her story of the past decade. She reflects on the past ten years and the careers she has had and the ways she has grown. In her conversation with Rebecca, Renae talks about her personal journey with food and why she became a life coach that focuses on emotional eating. She also talks about the different career paths she has taken, and how some have resulted in her striving while others have helped her thrive.
Listen in to learn more about how Renae Saager regained trust in herself, found a career that made her feel alive and began thriving.
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Rebecca brings a bright energy to each topic. The interviews go to the next level down and make me find unexpected connections with the guests.
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LOVE this show!
Rebecca is a natural born connector, which comes through loud and clear in this show. She interviews incredible women about topics we all encounter on regular. Everything from handling stress during the holidays, to daring to dream big, to imposter syndrome, and community. Rebecca is incredible and you absolutely have much to learn from her. This show is just PART of the amazing work she’s doing. If you haven’t subscribed yet - do it now!