26 episodes

What does a REAL WOMAN living a REAL-LIFE look like and feel like - no filters, no masks, no personas - just real, honest, whole and alive. What if WHO YOU ARE, AS YOU ARE, is all that’s required - no extra needed? In fact, what if the REAL YOU is the source of connection, love and coming more fully alive in your work and life? The Real Women, Real Lives podcast, is a place where all of you is welcome. A space where we share the TRUTH of who we are - the messy AND the magical. The wild and wise. The imperfectly perfect. We don’t need to hide any of it. As a matter of fact, the more we share about it, the more connected, courageous, and alive we feel. Every week, we will bring you stories, insights, realizations, and experiences from our own journeys on the path to getting more real as we navigate our businesses, our leadership and our lives.

Real Women Real Lives Barbara Patterson & Melissa Palazzo-Hart

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

What does a REAL WOMAN living a REAL-LIFE look like and feel like - no filters, no masks, no personas - just real, honest, whole and alive. What if WHO YOU ARE, AS YOU ARE, is all that’s required - no extra needed? In fact, what if the REAL YOU is the source of connection, love and coming more fully alive in your work and life? The Real Women, Real Lives podcast, is a place where all of you is welcome. A space where we share the TRUTH of who we are - the messy AND the magical. The wild and wise. The imperfectly perfect. We don’t need to hide any of it. As a matter of fact, the more we share about it, the more connected, courageous, and alive we feel. Every week, we will bring you stories, insights, realizations, and experiences from our own journeys on the path to getting more real as we navigate our businesses, our leadership and our lives.

    When You Know You Know

    When You Know You Know

    Even in moments when our head is telling us one thing—and our expectations another—something deeper inside us always knows what is true for this moment (or any moment, for that matter). 
     
    Today, Melissa and Barb share how they differentiate between thinking and 'knowing.' 
    They also reveal how our ‘knowing’ can come in a flash and unexpectedly, like the one they experienced only minutes before recording this episode.  

    • 21 min
    Episode 24: All In

    Episode 24: All In

    In today's episode, Barb and Melissa discuss the concept of being 'all in' in different areas of life. Despite not knowing if something will work out or be reciprocated, our hosts demonstrate that choosing to be all in creates a level of fulfillment that just doesn't exist when we are reserved or waiting for outside indicators to give us the green light to show up fully. 
     
     Are there places in your life inviting you to be all in?

    • 18 min
    Episode 23: It's Not Linear

    Episode 23: It's Not Linear

    We've all been down paths that, at the time, felt off course or nowhere near where we thought we should be. 
     
    Today, Barb and Melissa discuss their "crooked paths" that led them to exactly where they are now, reminding us that being 'off course' is nothing but a trick of the mind.
     
     Are there places you've been or directions you might be heading that don’t feel like they line up? Take time to listen to this episode—you may feel differently on the other side of this conversation. 

    • 17 min
    Episode 22: Lean In To Your Imagination

    Episode 22: Lean In To Your Imagination

    In today's episode, Barb and Melissa explore the expansive landscape of imagination, the fertile ground from which all things new spring forth. 
     
    Our hosts discuss how they've learned that relying on their intellect and referring to the familiar can be an Achilles heel when creating something fresh and new. 
     
     Are there times when it would serve you to lean in to your imagination?

    • 18 min
    The Power of the Pivot

    The Power of the Pivot

    Pivot. It's a word we've all likely used ad-nauseum in the past two years, yet it's an empowering topic of discussion for Melissa and Barb in today's episode.  

    Join us today as Barb and Melissa share their pivot stories, and demonstrate the power behind having the ability to 'turn on a dime' when things don't go our way. 

    • 18 min
    Episode 20: Stop Being Reasonable

    Episode 20: Stop Being Reasonable

    In today's episode, Barb and Melissa discuss how perceiving something as unreasonable comes from doubt, especially when we are in uncharted territory. They encourage us to get less ‘reasonable’ and listen to our wisdom rather than preconceived ways of doing things. 
     In what areas of life could you get a little less reasonable?

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Tri Angel ,

The Real Deal

These women keep it real, no façade, no sugarcoating, and speak to the many thoughts and fears we all face. I am excited for both of you in the next chapters of your life and I will be listening. Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts and insights. We all grow and learn together when we share from the heart.

FrancisWithAnI ,

Light, Lovely and Empowering

Barb and Melissa’s conversations always make me think in more expansive ways. There are a lot of discussions on podcasts these days. This one is well worth the listen.

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