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The podcast for anxious-yet-ambitious women who want to quieten their negative inner critic and beat overwhelm, comparison and fear, to get the calm, clarity, and focus they need to build happy, fulfilling, freedom-filled businesses and lives they love.

I’m Hannah, your host - Inner Critic Coach, trained meditation teacher, E/INFP, and coffee, chocolate, and sunshine obsessive, living in SW London.

I use down-to-earth, science-based meditation techniques to support women like you in creating the successful and fulfilling lives you deserve.

Say hi, share + DM me on IG at @breathelikeabadass

The Breathe Like A Badass Podcast Hannah Jane Thompson - Breathe Like A Badass - Inner Critic Coach

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

The podcast for anxious-yet-ambitious women who want to quieten their negative inner critic and beat overwhelm, comparison and fear, to get the calm, clarity, and focus they need to build happy, fulfilling, freedom-filled businesses and lives they love.

I’m Hannah, your host - Inner Critic Coach, trained meditation teacher, E/INFP, and coffee, chocolate, and sunshine obsessive, living in SW London.

I use down-to-earth, science-based meditation techniques to support women like you in creating the successful and fulfilling lives you deserve.

Say hi, share + DM me on IG at @breathelikeabadass

    Episode 37: Sofia Latif: How to Love The Skin You’re In And Live Slowly, Mindfully and Confidently No Matter Your Age

    Episode 37: Sofia Latif: How to Love The Skin You’re In And Live Slowly, Mindfully and Confidently No Matter Your Age

    This week, I’m talking to Sofia Latif, founder of Sofia Latif Oils, a “pro-aging”, award-winning vegan skincare and wellbeing company, which gives women the confidence to show off their skin and hair as these change with age.

    Sofia’s approach to beauty helps women to build a kinder relationship with themselves, and uses 100% pure plant oils and nothing else that are selected for their nourishing, regenerating, and anti-inflammatory powers.

    In this episode, we talked about:

    Sofia’s journey from having stress-related eczema on her face and suffering from a real drop in confidence, to transforming her skin and outlook using oils, and starting a business to help others do the same
    How to embrace your skin and hair no matter what stage of life you’re at, and how to be “pro-aging” - because frankly, the alternative to aging is a heck of a lot worse, let’s be real
    How to create your own, daily mindful skincare ritual using beautiful oils that smell and feel wonderful, and carve out your own de-stressing evening routine
    How taking care of your skin and hair can help improve your relationship with yourself

    How to look at yourself the way you would a friend - with kindness, and no judgement
    And the importance of finding the balance between taking care of your skin and hair and seeing it as a barometer for health - but not getting obsessed or negatively caught up in it

    We also talked about the glorious TV trash that is Selling Sunset, our mutual love of houseplants and obsession with home decoration shows.

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    As usual, all the shownotes and resources for this episode - plus how to give yourself the best face massage and how to contact Sofia, are on my website at BreatheLikeABadass.com/Podcast

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    This episode was brought to you by my FREE quiz - What’s Your Inner Critic Identity (And How Is She Sabotaging Your Success)? This FREE, 90-second quiz will help you to discover your inner critic identity, and get your personal Results + Video Guide, so you can finally stop sabotaging your business, career & life goals - and achieve the success you deserve!

    Take the free quiz and get your result guide here: BreatheLIkeABadass.com/InnerCriticQuiz

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    Thanks so much for listening! Hannah xx

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Ep #36: Becki Freeman: How to Transform Your Money Mindset and Take A 'Female-First' Approach to Massive Business Success

    Ep #36: Becki Freeman: How to Transform Your Money Mindset and Take A 'Female-First' Approach to Massive Business Success

    This week, I’m talking to Becki Freeman, founder of Lagom Finance. She offers accountancy services for female led businesses who want control, clarity and peace of mind over their finances.

    We also chatted about the glories of trashy Netflix show Selling Sunset, and why talking about money is best served with cheese and wine.....

    Oh, and FYI, “lagom” is a Swedish word which loosely translates as “just the right amount”. We talk about why this is such a great way to think about your finances later in the episode!

    In this episode, we talked about:

    Becki’s journey from working as a full-time accountant - with all the stereotypical images that entails - to setting up Lagom Finance and working in a “female-led” way
    What a “female-led” accountancy firm looks like, and what that means for you as a founder and businesswoman
    Why understanding and planning your own finances is KEY to running a successful business, no matter what stage of business you’re at, whether you’re side hustling on your kitchen table or looking to scale up your global empire
    The most common blocks and mindset struggles female entrepreneurs often have around money, and practical steps on how to change that
    Why burying your head in the sand about your debt and taxes is NOT the best business strategy - and what to do instead
    What it means to “charge what you’re worth” and how to price your services and products in a way that works for you
    Busting myths on money identity and what it even means to be “bad” or “good” with money
    And the parallels between building a rock-solid business mindset routine and having a great relationship with money

    This conversation was honest, practical, and a total must-listen for anyone at any stage of business (even if you think you're "bad" with money and numbers, like me!)

    Grab a glass of wine and a plate of cheese, and get number crunching....you will not regret it! ;)

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    As usual, all the shownotes and resources for this episde - plus how to contact Becki and Lagom Finance, are on my website at BreatheLikeABadass.com/Podcast
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    This episode was brought to you by my FREE quiz - What’s Your Inner Critic Identity (And How Is She Sabotaging Your Success)? This FREE, 90-second quiz will help you to discover your inner critic identity, and get your personal Results + Video Guide, so you can finally stop sabotaging your business, career & life goals - and achieve the success you deserve!

    Take the free quiz and get your result guide here: BreatheLIkeABadass.com/InnerCriticQuiz

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    The best way to support us is to leave a good rating + review, and share it on Instagram, tagging me @breathelikeabadass! 

    Thanks so much for listening! Hannah xx

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep #35: Becky Wong: How to Escape the 9-to-5 and Build Your Own Remote Working Adventure In A Post-Covid World

    Ep #35: Becky Wong: How to Escape the 9-to-5 and Build Your Own Remote Working Adventure In A Post-Covid World

    This week, I’m talking to Becky Wong, a remote-working digital nomad, business manager, freelance writer, and the founder of digital nomad blog, Project Anywhere.

    Becky started Project Anywhere to champion and support others who are on the road to remote work or running remote businesses. 

    She encourages you to choose your own “work adventure” and to show the multitude of colourful paths that you could go on – both in your work or in your personal life – that could end up taking you to absolutely anywhere (even in a post-Covid world)!

    In this episode, we talked about:

    Becky’s journey from long-time Londoner to digital nomad
    How to become a digital nomad and/or remote worker - even if you’re still in your 9-to-5 and have no idea where to start
    How digital nomadism and remote working is changing post-Covid, and why it can still work for everyone, regardless of job, circumstances, income, age or lifestyle
    How to overcome fear of failure when changing your life, and how to get comfortable with uncertainty
    What the best co-working communities are and how to find your people, wherever you go and whatever you do
    How to make work fit into your life, and not the other way around - and how to navigate the unexpected mindset blocks that come with that
    Becky’s own mindset habits that keep her sane and feeling at home no matter where she is

    Plus, the joys of mountain views, rescue dogs, and vegan cooking!

    This conversation was wide-ranging, funny, and most importantly, in these difficult times, hopeful! May it inspire you to go on your very own career adventure, whether that involves planning a post-Covid trip or simply working from home however suits you!

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    Resources + Show Notes

    Book: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss
    Quote: “Jump, and the net will appear.”
    Quote: “You can’t be what you can’t see.”
    Book: The Squiggly Career by Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis
    Online yoga teacher extraordinaire: Yoga by Adriene

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    Find out more about Becky and Project Anywhere:

    Website: Project Anywhere
    Instagram: @projectanywhere.co and @beckywong.co.uk

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    The best way to support us is to leave a good rating + review, and share it on Instagram, tagging me @breathelikeabadass! 

    Thanks so much for listening! Hannah xx

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Ep #34: Tamsin Williamson: How to Rediscover Your Spark, Ditch Perfectionism, and Have Kids Without Losing Yourself

    Ep #34: Tamsin Williamson: How to Rediscover Your Spark, Ditch Perfectionism, and Have Kids Without Losing Yourself

    This week, I’m talking to Tamsin Williamson, an accredited Transformational Life Coach and mum-of-two, who goes by the name The Parenthood Coach.

    Tamsin is passionate about supporting unfulfilled Mums who are stuck in a professional rut and feel confused about who they are and what they want from life since becoming a parent. 

    Through 1:1 coaching she helps her clients find more direction, confidence, balance and fulfilment, and empowers them to create a life where career and parenthood work in harmony.

    In this episode, we talked about:

    Tamsin’s story from finding that her long-time marketing and events job sparked conflict with her new identity as a parent, and how she navigated that difficult realisation
    Why having kids doesn’t mean you have to lose your identity as a human or a woman, and how to combine all of those different parts
    How to deal with “mum guilt” and shame over not being perfect as a mother or a human - and why there’s no such thing as perfect anyway!
    The biggest parenthood myths that need to be busted, like, right now
    How to ask for help, and why it’s so important to find time for yourself - even if only for a few minutes a day

    This conversation was warm, open and honest - and I hope that it will offer some real food for thought, whether you’re already a parent, about to become one, thinking about it, or maybe simply have friends who have kids, and want a little insight into their lives and how you might support them better through the struggles and triumphs that come from such a life-changing experience as having children.

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    Resources + Show Notes

    Book: Untamed: Stop Pleasing, Start Living by Glennon Doyle
    Brene Brown and the "pieces of paper with names of people whose opinion I care about" exercise

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    Find out more about Tamsin:

    Instagram: @theparenthoodcoach
    Facebook Page: The Parenthood Coach
    Free Facebook group: The Parenthood Retreat
    Join her mailing list and get her free guide: '8 WAYS TO BAG 30 MINUTES OF DAILY HEADSPACE, MINUS THE MUM GUILT'

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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Ep #33: Justine Hwang: How to Overcome Burnout, Self-Criticism and Your Fear of Failure with Art and Creativity

    Ep #33: Justine Hwang: How to Overcome Burnout, Self-Criticism and Your Fear of Failure with Art and Creativity

    This week, I’m talking to Justine Hwang, an advocate for self-care, a social impact calligrapher, founder of It Just Flows, and a multi passionate entrepreneur. 

    As a burnout survivor with 20 years of experience in leadership development in the non-profit start up world, she is passionate about empowering compassionate doers to build a sustainable life with intention.

    After burning out from a life of saying yes to everything, she revisited her childhood love of calligraphy and discovered its therapeutic nature in her recovery. As the founder of It Just Flows, she now hosts creative workshops teaching calligraphy as a tool for mindfulness, where she holds space for people to connect with themselves, and the community.

    In this episode, we talked about:

    Her story as a daughter of immigrants, to high-achieving student, to burnout and depression survivor who was once too busy to plan her own birthday party...to how she became a social impact calligrapher
    The value and power of being a beginner, and why it’s so important to embrace being “bad” at something before you can be good at it
    How to overcome perfectionism and make your art part of your imperfect, creative and everyday identity and personality
    How to use comparison in a positive way as fuel for change - and how to stop it becoming toxic and negative
    How she rebuilt her life after her job fell apart, a major relationship ended, and a friend was admitted to hospital, all in the same year
    Why you do NOT need to turn your artistic hobby into a side-hustle if you don’t want to
    And how to use art, calligraphy and expressive writing to get back in touch with yourself, feel your emotions, and support yourself through life’s major transitions and difficult times

    We also talked about the value of trashy TV, and why even coaches and so-called “experts” still struggle with the stuff they help other people to do (which is extremely relatable, let me tell you!).

    This episode was incredibly inspiring - it made me want to go and get all my paints and fancy pens out and start throwing stuff down on paper to see what sticks - and it was such a joy to learn from Justine’s honesty, creativity, and insight.

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    Resources + Show Notes

    TV Show: Find Me In Paris
    Quote: Ira Glass on creativity, good taste + being bad as a beginner
    Book and Concept: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
    Quote by Brené Brown - 'You cannot shame or belittle people into changing their behaviours.'
    Quote by David Allen - 'You can do anything, but not everything.'

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    Find out more about Justine:

    Website: ItJustFlows.com
    Instagram: @itjustflows

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    • 1 hr 48 min
    Ep #32: Glory-Anne Jones: How to Let Go of What’s Weighing You Down and Meet Challenging Times with Self-Love and Courage

    Ep #32: Glory-Anne Jones: How to Let Go of What’s Weighing You Down and Meet Challenging Times with Self-Love and Courage

    This week, I’m talking to Glory-Anne Jones, a certified hypnotherapist who helps women through difficult patches in their life.

    No matter the transformation they are going through - whether career issues, fear around pregnancy or self-worth crises - Glory-Anne helps women who feel lost, stressed, and alone to walk the path of personal transformation, and claim their true place in their own life.

    This episode was honest, insightful and incredibly calming - Glory-Anne has a way of combining difficult mental concepts with practical tips, and is such a warm and open presence that I could not help but feel empowered and encouraged by her work and way with words.

    We also began the conversation with a brilliant discussion about ice cream, sorbet, and the difference between UK and US “sherbet” - as Glory-Anne recorded this podcast outside on her deck in beautiful sunshine. Bliss!

    In this episode, we talked about:

    Dispelling the myths of hypnotherapy - what it is, what it isn’t, and how it can help you in your everyday life
    How to understand how the beliefs and experiences you had in childhood continue to affect you now - and how to overcome them with grace and forgiveness
    How to let go of what’s weighing you down, and move ahead with courage
    How to lead your life more with your heart, and not getting so stuck in your own head
    How to use your understanding of your own past and subconscious beliefs to move forward confidently into your future
    Why good breathing and the breath is so key to hypnotherapy - in the same way as meditation and mindfulness - and how to use it to best effect
    How to see hypnotherapy as something you can use in your daily life, and stop if from being something intimidating or inaccessible
    How hypnotherapy can be another powerful tool in your emotional toolbox to deal with real-world difficulties and upheaval - even in today’s challenging times
    Glory-Anne’s own habits as a teacher and female entrepreneur that keep her healthy and happy and sane

    And why being a freedom-seeking, female entrepreneur is such a rebellious act!

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    Resources + Show Notes

    US sherbet vs UK sherbet
    Quote: “You cannot think your way out of thinking.”
    Glory-Anne's new program, Upheaval: From Chaos to Calm

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    Find out more about Glory-Anne:

    Website: GloryAnneJones.com
    Instagram: @gloryannejones
    Facebook: @gloryannelifecoach

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    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

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Eva Jannotta ,

This show is amazing

Finally, show specifically for the ambitious-yet-anxious! Hannah is creating a community for the legions of women like myself who are deeply ambitious and struggle with perfectionism, negative self-talk, and other “fun” situations that hold us back. This show and its guests give me so much reassurance and community. A great show! Just about woman I know is ambitious and anxious and this show is perfect for us.

dollfacelady ,

So Refreshing!

I’m relatively new to the podcast world (because my mind wanders too much for me to focus in on what the person is actually saying - I’m horrible at listening) and meditation has been something I’m interested in so when I found this, I’m like “Why not? Let’s listen.” I’m super glad I did! Her personality definitely kept me engaged and I really understand now why I feel so much better when I meditate. Plus, I took the quiz on her site and it was super ACCURATE. I need to BREATHE. I highly recommend this!

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