Welcome to the Riffing on Realness podcast.
I’m Carla Royal, a mindset and performance coach working with high achieving entrepreneurs, and with me is Juliet Fay, a poet, and three principles facilitator.
If you are wrestling with how to be real in the midst of rampant superficiality and it’s causing you to overthink, be too guarded, and not live your potential, then you are in the right place.
In this podcast, Juliet and I explore how, dropping the masks, being real and vulnerable, can help us connect, adapt, and find a richness of experience amid the chaos.
Is Radical Joy More Powerful Than Seriousness?
Carla and Juliet get curious about radical joy and seriousness. Juliet notices how she gets serious around so-called 'serious' issues like food poverty. She questions whether seriousness is helpful and whether there is more on offer from a space of radical joy. It feels counter-intuitive. This episode was recorded prior to the US election.
Divisiveness, Anger, Grief, What's on the Other Side?
Recorded 6 days after the US election, Carla shows up vulnerable and raw, sharing her experience of the election week, consciously going down the rabbit hole and the stress she's felt. Her recognition of what the stress has done to her body and curiosity to explore the emotional reactions including sadness, anger, and grief around her perception of the huge divisiveness going on in the US at this time.
Staying Out of Drama
This episode was recorded prior to the US election and yet the topic feels apt as tensions run high in the wake of the aftermath of Tuesday's election day. In this era of 24/7 global news and social media, how on earth can we stay out of all the drama? When we're overly dramatic we lose some of our clarity and clear access to our resourcefulness, resilience and wellbeing. As two recovering drama lovers we, Carla and Juliet loved riffing on this topic
Social Media and Stress
No one needs convincing that social media and stress seem to go hand in hand. But does it have to be that way? We explore the parallels between social media and our personal thinking. The pull of social media and how compelling it can be (like our negative thinking) and what might happen if it occurs to us to turn off our phones for a period of time (stop giving attention to our negative thinking).
Navigating the Unknown
The truth is we are always operating in the unknown but we like to kid ourselves that's not the case. Maybe now that there are so many extreme things happening in the world: a pandemic, climate emergencies, political and social unrest as well as ongoing problems of poverty, oppression, disease, and conflict, maybe it is an opportunity to wake up to the fact we were never in control. We just lulled ourselves into the false sense of security that the illusion of control gave us. Take a listen for tips on navigating the unknown with more ease.
Showing Up When Feeling Bad
Carla shared that she wasn't feeling all that good physically which led to a beautiful conversation about what we've learned about showing up when you feel bad. Join us to discover more about how our minds work and what can help us show up even if we feel off, physically or emotionally and how we might get curious about the gifts available when we feel off or unwell.
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Give yourself this gift...
Pull up a chair next to the fire, and pour yourself a nice cup of tea. Sit quietly with these two women in a conversation that is sure to be interesting and nourishing. I see Juliet and Carla as insightful, smart, wise and interesting women who are sharing fascinating, calm conversation. I heard engaging stories and clear observations about being human in today’s world that invited me to see new possibilities for myself. Here is a peaceful, easy listen... enjoyable now and quite possibly life enhancing from now on.
These two women are a treat to listen to. Funny and wise. Definitely worth the listens!
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Carla and Juliet bring the real deal. They are down to earth, wise, and grounded. I love listening to these women!