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Your Happiness Coach, Kim Strobel, is here to help you ask for what you want while living a big, bold, brave life. In each episode, she’ll challenge you to find the truest sense of who you are while incorporating wellbeing and learning how to see your brilliance and use it to impact the world.

She Finds Joy Kim Strobel

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    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

Your Happiness Coach, Kim Strobel, is here to help you ask for what you want while living a big, bold, brave life. In each episode, she’ll challenge you to find the truest sense of who you are while incorporating wellbeing and learning how to see your brilliance and use it to impact the world.

    Ep 86| Kim needs a sabbatical

    Ep 86| Kim needs a sabbatical

    I have decided to take a break from podcasting. After much reflection, I can see that my mind is exhausted from all of the content creation I do on a weekly basis. I write to emails/blogs. I create video clips for courses. I create slide decks for presentations. I create contact for my Facebook Group and try to engage with them. And I create this podcast, which includes recording an episode, getting it transcribed, writing shownotes, video-editing, social media creations, etc.
    And I’ve decided it’s time to simply parts of my business and all of the “creating” I do in a week. This is not an easy decision because I feel like I’m letting all of you down. But for now it feels like the one that will most serve me when I ask myself, “How do I want to feel in my life.”
    What’s in the episode: 
    How our inner critical fights back when we make decisions that serve our mental health
    Why rest is a right and not a reward
    How to make hard decisions and stop dealing with all the “shoulds”
    How to dial back while also dialing in to your inner self.
    “It’s time to replace the “shoulds” in our lives and ask ourselves, “How do I really want to feel in my life?”
     
    If you enjoy this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @kimstrobeljoy.
    I would also love if you subscribed to the podcast and left a review at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/she-finds-joy/id1487739752 
     

    • 14 min
    Ep 85 | Breaking the Silence and Opening Up About Mental Illness with Vaughn Rush

    Ep 85 | Breaking the Silence and Opening Up About Mental Illness with Vaughn Rush

    Vaughn Rush is a liberated, black, gay man who served as a behavioral specialist in the Army serving in Iraq. He’s also an entertainer and go-go dancer who travels the world performing. I met Vaughn in Stowe, Vermont, while he was vacationing, and I was on a sabbatical writing my book. We instantly connected over having real conversations and sharing our most authentic truths. 
    In this episode, Vaughn opens up about his bipolar disorder and what it means to navigate life by loving all parts of himself. He gets very vulnerable about what it means to be a gay, black man, endure mental health struggles, and advocate for himself and countless others. 
    What’s in the episode: 
    Vaughn’s time in the military as a gay, black man
    What it means to feel supported in WHO you are 
    Why being open about mental health is so important 
    His mental illness challenges
    Strategies he uses to navigate the dark times
    “In a way, I feel very blessed for my mental health struggle because I've had a lot of things along the way that safeguarded me and kept me alive.” - Vaughn Rush
     
    If you enjoy this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @kimstrobeljoy.
    I would also love if you subscribed to the podcast and left a review!
    You can follow Kim’s journey on Instagram at @KimStrobelJoy, and in the free private, She Finds Joy Facebook community.
     
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    About Vaughn Rush
    Vaughn Rush, professionally known as Sean Vaughn Carter is an Army Veteran, entrepreneur, Male Lead & Entertainer, go-go dancer and international traveler. He currently lives in New York City and San Diego California, although frequently traveling the states and abroad. Vaughn graduated from Frank Sinatra School of the Arts High School in New York City and is currently pursuing his Master of Social Work at Fordham University.
    Vaughn served in the United States Army for 7 years, deploying to Iraq in 2011 as a Behavioral Health Specialist and medic. For 6 years prior to the Covid pandemic, Vaughn owned ad operated a backpackers hostel in San Diego California. Currently, you can catch Vaughn, or Sean Vaughn Carter, go-go dancing in New York City, San Francisco, Long Beach, and abroad, as well as a Male Lead in pageants, nightclubs, and Brunch drag shows. Vaughn’s passions include travel, mental health, physical fitness, gay pride, and authenticity. 

    • 40 min
    Ep 84 | Managing Your Inner Critic & Practicing Compassion

    Ep 84 | Managing Your Inner Critic & Practicing Compassion

    In our everyday lives, we spend a great deal of time telling ourselves that we aren't good enough, smart enough, talented enough, or thin enough. Our minds tell us we don't deserve the things we want. Our desires will never come true; even if they do, they will disappoint us. It’s called the inner critic―that part of us that judges us, shames us, and makes us feel inadequate And it affects us in very powerful ways.
     
    In this episode, Kim explains we get messages from our primary caregivers, society, and our community that tell us how we are supposed to operate in the world. There are invisible rules and expectations of how we are supposed to “do life.” In order to protect ourselves, our inner critic shows up to keep us in line. But the inner critic exaggerates and judges, and while it has our best interest at heart, it doesn’t help us or motivate us to change. Instead, it keeps us from being true to ourselves. 
     
    Kim walks you through 4 layers of self-talk, according to Jack Canfield, and how we can coach ourselves in a positive and more rewarding way.  
     
    What’s in the episode: 
    The role of the inner critic
    How we are living in the emotional traps we grew up in
    How our beliefs shape our perceptions of how we show up in the world
    The 4 layers of self-talk to overcome your inner critic
     
     
    “When guilt and shame are used to control you, you become someone you’re not. ”-Kim Strobel
     
    If you enjoy this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @kimstrobeljoy.
    I would also love if you subscribed to the podcast and left a review! 
    Kim's Happy Academy is Open Now!
    If you’re tired of putting yourself on the back-burner and ready to learn powerful strategies for increasing your happiness levels and reclaiming your life, you might want to grab a spot on the Happy Academy Waitlist. Over 17,000 people signed up for this 10-month program last year, now it's your turn! Register at the link below! 
    Register for The Happy Academy now! 
    You can follow Kim’s journey on Instagram at @KimStrobelJoy, and in the free private, She Finds Joy Facebook community.

    • 28 min
    Ep 83 | How to Overcome Perfectionism and Embrace Who You Are

    Ep 83 | How to Overcome Perfectionism and Embrace Who You Are

    We all struggle with the fear of not being enough. We are good at faking it. We go through the world smiling, acting as if we are okay when in reality, we might be inwardly struggling. Perfectionism is striving for flawlessness by setting unrealistically high standards for ourselves.
    We use perfectionism as a shield to avoid rejection, shame, criticism, and failure. We try to be the perfect worker, spouse, parent, follow the rules, and so on, yet it leaves us feeling exhausted.
    In today’s episode, Kim explains how perfectionism shows up in our lives and provides insight into how to rewrite our stories and begin living a bigger, bolder life full of imperfection that is a truer version of yourself and feels so much better. 
     
    What’s in the episode: 
    What is behind our “not-enoughness”
    The definition of perfectionism and why it keeps us stuck
    How the fixed mindset and getting praised for achievements create perfectionism
    What perfectionism is actually hiding
    How to rethink our stories and embrace our authentic selves
     
    “When you start to make decisions that are more aligned with who you are at your core, you will probably outgrow a lot of people ” -Kim Strobel
     
    If you enjoy this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @kimstrobeljoy.
    I would also love if you subscribed to the podcast and left a review! 
    Kim's Happy Academy is Open Now!
    If you’re tired of putting yourself on the back-burner and ready to learn powerful strategies for increasing your happiness levels and reclaiming your life, you might want to grab a spot on the Happy Academy Waitlist. Over 17,000 people signed up for this 10-month program last year, now it's your turn! Register at the link below! 
    Register for The Happy Academy now! 
    You can follow Kim’s journey on Instagram at @KimStrobelJoy, and in the free private, She Finds Joy Facebook community.

    • 28 min
    Ep 82 | Sharing Our Shame Stories and Getting What We Need

    Ep 82 | Sharing Our Shame Stories and Getting What We Need

    Shame is a powerful emotion and happens to all of us. It involves looking inwardly in a harsh way with a critical eye while we beat ourselves up even for the smallest mistakes.
    We are so overly critical of ourselves, and then we hide or bury our feelings of shame when we need to learn to release them with people who have earned the right to hear our stories.
    Through sharing our stories, we free ourselves from some of the pain we are carrying and holding inside of ourselves. 
    What’s in the episode: 
    Why shame needs words and a voice to be free
    Hustling for worthiness to account for our believed inadequacies 
    Six types of people not to share your shame story with
    How to exercise compassion towards ourselves and others
     
    “You have to love yourself enough to reach out for help and support when going through hard things. ”-Kim Strobel
     
    If you enjoy this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @kimstrobeljoy.
    I would also love if you subscribed to the podcast and left a review! 
    Kim's Happy Academy is Open Now!
    If you’re tired of putting yourself on the back-burner and ready to learn powerful strategies for increasing your happiness levels and reclaiming your life, you might want to grab a spot on the Happy Academy Waitlist. Over 17,000 people signed up for this 10-month program last year, now it's your turn! Register at the link below! 
    Register for The Happy Academy now! 
    You can follow Kim’s journey on Instagram at @KimStrobelJoy, and in the free private, She Finds Joy Facebook community.

    • 30 min
    Ep 81| Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

    Ep 81| Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

    Are you afraid of making decisions? Asking your boss for a raise? Launching your own business? Asking for what you want in your relationship? What prevents us from taking the actions we need in our lives to get to the next level? FEAR!
    Fear is one of the greatest obstacles to our success because with fear comes uncomfortableness and many people wait for uncomfortableness to leave before they act. In this episode, I’m going to teach you why you must learn to feel uncomfortable, to feel the fear, and do it anyway!
    What’s in the episode: 
    Why “action” is the bridge between our inner world and outer world
    The inner journey it takes to get the outer results we want
    How to move from stuckness to action
    The mindset it takes to play in the arena of bigness
     
    “Many times our fears are so strong and dramatic that they keep us stuck. ” - Kim Strobel
     
    If you enjoy this episode and it inspired you in some way, I’d love to hear about it and know your biggest takeaway. Take a screenshot of you listening on your device, post it to your Instagram Stories and tag me, @kimstrobeljoy.
    I would also love if you subscribed to the podcast and left a review!
    Kim's Happy Academy is Open Now!
    If you’re tired of putting yourself on the back-burner and ready to learn powerful strategies for increasing your happiness levels and reclaiming your life, you might want to grab a spot on the Happy Academy Waitlist. Over 17,000 people signed up for this 10-month program last year, now it's your turn! Register at the link below! 
    Register for The Happy Academy now! 
    You can follow Kim’s journey on Instagram at @KimStrobelJoy, and in the free private, She Finds Joy Facebook community.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Vision Driven Mom ,

LOVE this brilliant podcast!

LOVE this brilliant podcast! Kim exudes genuine positivity and is the real deal when it comes to what it means to be truly happy – simple yet not easy. She is a delightful interviewer and her solo episodes are packed full of LOA value.

Just Being Jill ,

Dynamite motivation here!!! :)

Kim's voice alone will get you pumped up and ready to tackle ANYTHING in the way of your own happiness! I love all the tips, tricks, and guests that are found here in the She Finds Joy Podcast! I will always keep coming back for more!

Keep politics out of it ,

Love hearing from Kim!

She is so great! Tells it straight and gives great suggestions to help me be in the moment and stay focused on what’s important!

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