41 episodes

The podcast where you get to show up imperfectly, make space for your authentic
self, remember your inner child, and sink into the magic of the present moment.
Join Kimber (a post-Mormon stay-at-home-mom and recovering people-pleaser) as
she explores what it means to feel worthy of love, to live whole-heartedly, and
to lead an authentic life. This podcast features interviews from an assortment
of wise, fascinating, and worthy everyday people who are showing up for the
world by showing up for themselves.

Just Be Your Bad Self Kimber Dutton

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

The podcast where you get to show up imperfectly, make space for your authentic
self, remember your inner child, and sink into the magic of the present moment.
Join Kimber (a post-Mormon stay-at-home-mom and recovering people-pleaser) as
she explores what it means to feel worthy of love, to live whole-heartedly, and
to lead an authentic life. This podcast features interviews from an assortment
of wise, fascinating, and worthy everyday people who are showing up for the
world by showing up for themselves.

    That Kimber Girl | Episode 40

    That Kimber Girl | Episode 40

    It's the 1 year anniversary of Just Be Your Bad Self and my life has come full circle.  

    Apparently I have a "reputation" in my home town...it's not all good...and I'm totally giddy about it.  I'm finally starting to live what I preach. I'm  being my "bad" self  and it feels so good! 

    This is the last episode for a bit, so be sure to subscribe and follow me on instagram [https://instagram.com/justbeyourbadself] so that you don't miss when the next season starts!

    Until then remember, you are enough. Right now. In THIS moment. So....Just be your bad self!  

    • 20 min
    Take Off The Mask | McKray Jones | Episode 39

    Take Off The Mask | McKray Jones | Episode 39

    Trigger Warning: There is some discussion about suicidal ideation in this episode from marker 26:07 to 32:38



    Join Kimber as she talks  with McKray Jones, a robotics engineer and a friend from high school about:



    1. His chaotic upbringing and ow he learned to mask his authentic self in order to fit in.
    2. Times when masking is useful and when it is harmful
    3. How masking and code-switching blocks the path to true intimacy and growth
    4. How to teach our kids that growth comes with making mistakes and actually being our "bad self"
    5. Personal growth through divorce and dealing with suicidal ideation
    6. Teaching our kids to live their best lives through example



    McKray's had an adventurous life so far and has had the benefit of experiencing a great deal of pain and adversity early in life. He endured a severely traumatic childhood and adolescent age before finding his first real community in performance art in high school. He excelled in trombone performance and used those skills to join the United States Marine Corps Band as a trombonist.



    Following his four-year career in the Marines, McKray studied Aerospace Engineering at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University with the intention  becoming a military test pilot. His first engineering job was with the US Navy as a Flight Test Engineer for F/A-18 aircraft and solid-fuel missile engines. From that position, he was selected for the US Navy pilot training program but turned down the dream-opportunity in favor of living a more family-friendly life as an engineer.



    His next position took him to the Boston area where he has been since 2017. His sons, Sterling and Findlay, while both born in Mission Viejo, CA, identify Lowell, MA as their home. At his fourth job since moving, McKray found an organization with which he intends to stay for the foreseeable future. He helps develops robotic vehicles with Robotic Research, based in Clarksburg, MD.



    McKray began his peace-finding journey in the summer of 2021 where he discovered that he had been living a decade of his life as a projection of himself, created by the expectations someone else. On a path guided mostly by meditations of Stoicism and with support from his family community and mental health professionals, McKray discovered he was ready to begin his new life and be his bad self.



    Follow Kimber on instagram @justbeyourbadself [http://instagram.com/justbeyourbadself]  or join the JBYBS facebook community here [https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyourbadself] for more interaction!



    For guest bios, episode transcripts or to leave a review, please visit: www.justbeyourbadself.com [http://www.justbeyourbadself.com/]

    • 40 min
    Embrace Your Own Uniqueness | Kamini Wood | Episode 38

    Embrace Your Own Uniqueness | Kamini Wood | Episode 38

    Join Kimber as she talks  with Kamini Wood–creator of AuthenticMe® and CEO of
    Live Joy Your Way, a coaching company helping individuals shake free of their
    limiting beliefs and behaviors in order to have healthy relationships and move
    forward on the professional path they choose.  

    They have an engaging conversation about:
    1. Kamini's own journey as a recovering people-pleaser and perfectionist
    2. How to chase your own dreams when you are right in the middle of parenthood
    3. Internalizing Self-love
    4. Stepping into our authenticity in a way that feels good and whole and enough


    Follow Kimber on instagram @justbeyourbadself
    [http://instagram.com/justbeyourbadself]  or join the JBYBS facebook community
    here [https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyourbadself] for more interaction!

    For guest bios, episode transcripts or to leave a review, please visit:
    www.justbeyourbadself.com [http://www.justbeyourbadself.com/]

    • 37 min
    Permission to Take Up Space | Suzy Benson | Episode 37

    Permission to Take Up Space | Suzy Benson | Episode 37

    Join Kimber as she talks  with Suzy Benson, a life coach who trained under Dr.
    Brene Brown. They discuss:

    1. How Suzy went from seeing life in black and white to seeing it in color
    2. How vulnerability is a strong courageous characteristic
    3. The kindness of setting boundaries


    Suzy Benson is a certified professional coach and facilitator. She personally
    trained with Dr. Brené Brown and is certified to deliver her Dare to Lead
    Program. She splits time working with clients and organizations in her coaching
    business and taking people on personal development expeditions to Uganda,
    Africa.

    You can find her at suzybensoncoaching.com [http://suzybensoncoaching.com/] or
    africanpromiseexp.com [http://africanpromiseexp.com/]

    Follow Kimber on instagram @justbeyourbadself
    [http://instagram.com/justbeyourbadself]  or join the JBYBS facebook community
    here [https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyourbadself] for more interaction!

    For guest bios, episode transcripts or to leave a review, please visit:
    www.justbeyourbadself.com [http://www.justbeyourbadself.com/]

    • 58 min
    Deconstructing Capitalism | Jared Worwood | Episode 36

    Deconstructing Capitalism | Jared Worwood | Episode 36

    Join Kimber for a casual conversation with her little brother (and PHD student)
    Jared Worwood about:
    1. What is capitalism?
    2. How capitalism can be a system of oppression
    3. Some fun tangents that illustrate the intersectionality of all systems of
    oppression

    Follow Kimber on instagram @justbeyourbadself
    [http://instagram.com/justbeyourbadself]  or join the JBYBS facebook community
    here [https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyourbadself] for more interaction!
    For guest bios, episode transcripts or to leave a review, please visit:
    www.justbeyourbadself.com [http://www.justbeyourbadself.com/]

    • 58 min
    Learning to Dance With Grief | Edy Nathan | Episode 35

    Learning to Dance With Grief | Edy Nathan | Episode 35

    Join Kimber as she talks  with Edy Nathan– licensed therapist and author of It's
    Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Through Trauma and Loss. In this episode our
    discussion is focused around the following  questions:

    1. What is grief?
    2. When do we experience grief?
    3. How do we learn to navigate a landscape of grief?
    4. How do we interact with and support people who are grieving?
    5. How do we learn to embrace and dance with our grief as a partner in life?
    6. What is sexual grief?
    7. What is the difference between using medication and self-medicating to help
    us cope with grief?
    8.

    Edy Nathan MA, LCSWR, CST is a public speaker,  licensed therapist, and author
    of the book It's Grief: The Dance of Self-Discovery Through Trauma and Loss.
    She is an AASECT certified sex therapist, hypnotherapist and certified EMDR
    practitioner with more than 20 years of experience. Edy earned degrees from New
    York University and Fordham University, with post-graduate training at the
    Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy. She practices in New York City.
    Grief is hard to talk about. Edy teaches you to dance with your grief, To know
    it as a way to know yourself. Whether it is the loss of a loved one or the loss
    of a limb or the loss of the life you once knew, it is your soul that offers the
    answers to relief. An essential element in her practice is to offer clients the
    chance to combine psychotherapy with a deeper, more spiritual understanding of
    the self. She is dedicated to helping people understand their grief, cope with
    the fear and struggle that holds them back, and learn to live fully.

    Follow Kimber on instagram @justbeyourbadself
    [http://instagram.com/justbeyourbadself]  or join the JBYBS facebook community
    here [https://www.facebook.com/groups/beyourbadself] for more interaction!

    For guest bios, episode transcripts or to leave a review, please visit:
    www.justbeyourbadself.com [http://www.justbeyourbadself.com/]

    Resources for further study
    Find out more about Edy, or purchase her book here: https://edynathan.com/

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

lazydaisyblu ,

I love this podcast!

Kimber, you speak to my soul! I’m so hard on myself and your words give me permission to be OK with just being me. Your voice is beautiful!

dmspat ,

Perfection isn’t the Point

This needs to be shared with ALL parents and teachers!!! Such wisdom and important words around creating for an experience not for the goal or award or grade!!! Thank you Kimber!!!

Tkkykstkz ,

Kimber is a great host!

I am loving this podcast and this host! Kimber’s voice is so calming and welcoming. You can tell she has a real passion for living an authentic life. I highly recommend!

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