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Are you a giver and a doer? Are you someone who has shown your grit and powered through, and now you're ready for the other side? Now you re looking for the conversations that remind you about self care, that bring to mind grace and understanding, and give you space to reflect on purpose. Do you want more room to breathe and to live life with a little more ease? Each week, we discover tools and ways of thinking that support alignment, build stronger connections, help us find better questions, and live our best life. Most weeks we laugh, some weeks the topics touch close to home, but ultimately; this is where we grow together as seekers and thrivers. The Grit Show - growth on purpose. https://podcast.TheGritShow.com

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THE GRIT SHOW Authentic Connections

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Are you a giver and a doer? Are you someone who has shown your grit and powered through, and now you're ready for the other side? Now you re looking for the conversations that remind you about self care, that bring to mind grace and understanding, and give you space to reflect on purpose. Do you want more room to breathe and to live life with a little more ease? Each week, we discover tools and ways of thinking that support alignment, build stronger connections, help us find better questions, and live our best life. Most weeks we laugh, some weeks the topics touch close to home, but ultimately; this is where we grow together as seekers and thrivers. The Grit Show - growth on purpose. https://podcast.TheGritShow.com

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    From Iraq to Healing: A Path to Support Other Veteran's Mental Health

    From Iraq to Healing: A Path to Support Other Veteran's Mental Health

    Welcome to Dog Tag Diaries. This week, Captain Dakota joins us to share her remarkable journey from high school enlistment to her intense deployment in Iraq. What's it like to transition from small-town life to the chaos of a convoy under attack? Dakota opens up about a life-altering event and its emotional aftermath, offering a raw glimpse into the unseen struggles veterans face. Tune in to hear how she grappled with these challenges and the essential role of mental health support. You'll also learn how she co-founded the Reveille and Retreat Project (and this podcast). Discover her advice for future military women, including her own daughter, and learn how veterans can find their sense of purpose post-deployment. This podcast is about the transformative power of sharing stories, and we are glad you are part of it. This episode is a heartfelt exploration of resilience, community, and healing.
    Dakota Olson-Harris currently serves in the Army National Guard and has been for the past 15 years. She enlisted as a tank mechanic then earned her commission as a Combat Engineer Officer. She has two deployments, Iraq and United Arab Emirates. On the civilian side Dakota works as a counselor providing readjustment counseling for Veterans, current service members, and their families. Dakota is a wife and a bonus mom to four kiddos. They have recently added to their family with a baby girl, totaling five kids. They also have two dogs, Paco and Elsa. Her family loves to go on adventures whether it's walks, hiking, camping, or just going on a road trip to visit family.

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    You aren’t alone.
    If you’re thinking about hurting yourself or having thoughts of suicide contact the
    Veteran crisis line: Dial 988 then press 1, chat online, or text 838255.

    • 29 min
    Building Resilience with Dawson Church: Meditation, Tapping, and Growth

    Building Resilience with Dawson Church: Meditation, Tapping, and Growth

    Join us on The Grit Show as we dive into the compelling world of emotional resilience with our distinguished trauma expert, Dr. Dawson Church. After years of pioneering research on PTSD, Dawson introduces us to the groundbreaking treatment known as EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), highlighting its astonishing success with veterans. Discover how the power of tapping can transform trauma into tranquility, the secret behind meditation-induced bliss, and the essential tips for nurturing yourself to buffer against life's unpredictable challenges. Dawson also shares riveting personal stories of overcoming adversity, including his harrowing escape from a wildfire, and how these experiences bolster his belief in the power of meditation and stress reduction techniques. Don't miss out on learning about eco meditation—a blend of physiological tools aimed at producing happiness, productivity, and inner peace. Be part of a valuable discussion on the importance of self care, positive relationships, and mental focus. Discover how you can foster resilience, boost productivity, and find joy through practical tools and techniques. Tune in for an episode filled with profound insights and practical tools to take control of your mental and emotional well-being.
    Additional episodes mentioned on today's podcast:
    Need a Surprising way to Reduce Stress? Learn EFT Tapping -91
    Lean more about Dr. Dawson ChurchFollow on Instagram: @theeftuniverse
    Follow on YouTube: @EftuniverseEFT
    Learn more about Dr. Dawns Church's books - https://dawsonchurch.com/bookshelf/
    Get your free meditation & guide- http://DawsonGift.com 
    Dawson Church is a best-selling science writer and the author of three award-winning books. The Genie in Your Genes broke new ground by showing that gene expression is influenced by emotions. Mind to Matter is based on hundreds of studies showing that our brains play a key role in constructing the reality around us. In Bliss Brain, he demonstrates that as we cultivate peak states, our brains rapidly rewire themselves for happiness. He is the founder of the Veterans Stress Solution, which has offered free PTSD treatment to over 22,000 veterans. After retiring from active business management, Dawson has continued to teach and inspire through his presentations, podcasts, books and blog posts.
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    • 46 min
    Want to Save Your Energy & Make Better Decisions? Habits are the answer.

    Want to Save Your Energy & Make Better Decisions? Habits are the answer.

    In this episode of The Grit Show, Shawna Rodrigues ushers us into the intriguing world of habits. While we often think of our bad habits as burdens, Shawna explores how the same mechanisms that make them hard to break can be harnessed to our advantage. Discover the concept of the habit loop, popularized by James Clear in his book Atomic Habits, and learn how to make beneficial routines an integrated part of your life. Whether it’s incorporating healthier choices or creating a more efficient daily routine, this episode provides thoughtful insights and practical tips to help you transform your life with the power of habits. Tune in to learn how to effortlessly bring more positivity and productivity into your life.
    Other episodes of The Grit Show referenced-
    Episode 31 - Delay Don’t Deny & Fast Feast Repeat with NYT Bestselling Author Gin Stephens
    Shawna Rodrigues left her award-winning career in the public sector in 2019 and after launching The Grit Show, soon learned the abysmal fact that women hosted only 27% of podcasts. This led to the founding of the Authentic Connections Podcast Network intent on raising that number by 10% in five years- 37 by 27. Because really, shouldn’t it be closer to 50%? She is the Director of Impact for the network, which offers full-service support for podcasting from mentoring to production. In September 2023 they are also launching the EPAC (Entrepreneurs and Podcasters Authentically Connected) community for those in early stages and wanting a place for weekly connection. She still finds a little time for her pursuits as a best-selling author and shares the hosting of Author Express, a podcast that features the voice behind the pages of your favorite book. Find her on Instagram- @ShawnaPodcasts and learn more about the network and other happenings at https://linktr.ee/37by27.
    Stay Connected to The Grit ShowFollow us on Instagram: @The.Grit.Show
    Grab your copy of our Self-Care Coloring Pages & as a bonus, you’ll get weekly email reminders when episodes come out!
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    • 26 min
    Want Better Connections? Tips on How to Engage With Others

    Want Better Connections? Tips on How to Engage With Others

    In this episode of The Grit Show, Shawna Rodrigues delves into the transformative power of meaningful relationships and the importance of engagement in our daily lives. From family routines to workplace dynamics, she explores how setting common goals so everyone is in alignment and encouraging input can significantly enhance connection and cooperation.
    Drawing from personal anecdotes and professional experiences, Shawna offers practical strategies for engaging with partners, kids, and colleagues more effectively. She also discusses how her experience and exposure to early childhood education principles has taught her many of these concepts and how you can apply them to your life as well. Tune in to discover insightful tips designed to help you build stronger, more engaged relationships in the facets of your life where you most desire deeper connections.
    Shawna Rodrigues left her award-winning career in the public sector in 2019 and after launching The Grit Show, soon learned the abysmal fact that women hosted only 27% of podcasts. This led to the founding of the Authentic Connections Podcast Network intent on raising that number by 10% in five years- 37 by 27. Because really, shouldn’t it be closer to 50%? She is the Director of Impact for the network, which offers full-service support for podcasting from mentoring to production. In September 2023 they are also launching the EPAC (Entrepreneurs and Podcasters Authentically Connected) community for those in early stages and wanting a place for weekly connection. She still finds a little time for her pursuits as a best-selling author and shares the hosting of Author Express, a podcast that features the voice behind the pages of your favorite book. Find her on Instagram- @ShawnaPodcasts and learn more about the network and other happenings at https://linktr.ee/37by27.
    Stay Connected to The Grit ShowFollow us on Instagram: @The.Grit.Show
    Grab your copy of our Self-Care Coloring Pages & as a bonus, you’ll get weekly email reminders when episodes come out!
    https://ColoringPages.TheGritShow.com
    You can also purchase the full-size gift worthy Color of Grit Adult Coloring Book here  bit.ly/TGSMermaid
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    • 37 min
    Do you Claim Pessimism or Optimism? First, look at what best serves you

    Do you Claim Pessimism or Optimism? First, look at what best serves you

    Join Shawna Rodrigues on this engaging episode of The Grit Show as she delves into the powerful influence of perspective on our experiences. Drawing from her recent wedding, Shawna shares heartfelt and humorous anecdotes, exploring both the joyous moments and unexpected challenges, from missing guestbooks to weather worries. Discover how her husband's optimism clashed with her own realism, and the valuable lessons learned about mindset and storytelling. Shawna emphasizes the importance of self care, the power of intentional living, and invites us to be curious and open in our everyday interactions. Tune in to learn how shifting your perspective can transform your life. Follow The Grit Show on Instagram for more insights and join us every Tuesday for fresh episodes.
    Other episodes of The Grit Show referenced-
    Episode 32 - Exploring Our Internal Dialogue- a Conversation on Internal Family Systems (IFS) w/Will Halpin
    Shawna Rodrigues left her award-winning career in the public sector in 2019 and after launching The Grit Show, soon learned the abysmal fact that women hosted only 27% of podcasts. This led to the founding of the Authentic Connections Podcast Network intent on raising that number by 10% in five years- 37 by 27. Because really, shouldn’t it be closer to 50%? She is the Director of Impact for the network, which offers full-service support for podcasting from mentoring to production. In September 2023 they are also launching the EPAC (Entrepreneurs and Podcasters Authentically Connected) community for those in early stages and wanting a place for weekly connection. She still finds a little time for her pursuits as a best-selling author and shares the hosting of Author Express, a podcast that features the voice behind the pages of your favorite book. Find her on Instagram- @ShawnaPodcasts and learn more about the network and other happenings at https://linktr.ee/37by27.
    Stay Connected to The Grit ShowFollow us on Instagram: @The.Grit.Show
    Grab your copy of our Self-Care Coloring Pages & as a bonus, you’ll get weekly email reminders when episodes come out!
    https://ColoringPages.TheGritShow.com
    You can also purchase the full-size gift worthy Color of Grit Adult Coloring Book here  bit.ly/TGSMermaid
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    Give us a review on your favorite platform and share this (or any) episode with a
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    • 40 min
    Behind the Curtain: Owning Our Stories towards Self Mastery

    Behind the Curtain: Owning Our Stories towards Self Mastery

    In this compelling episode of "Life is a Circus," host Stacy Yardley peels back the curtain on her childhood experiences, revealing the pressures of dance competitions and the intense desires to meet expectations that shaped her early years. She dives deep into the significance of owning our stories and how this self acceptance and self worth is crucial for personal power and self mastery. Tune in to discover how Stacy’s past illuminated her path to the circus and beyond, and find out how embracing your own story could be the key to unlocking your potential. This episode is an invitation to reflect, embrace, and transform with Stacy as your guide.
    Other episodes of Life Is A Circus referenced-
    Episode 2 - The Adventure Begins: Navigating the Space Between Fear and Courage
    Stacy Yardley is a Certified Life Coach and Transformation Catalyst specializing in guiding women in business to create more joy, self fulfillment, and satisfied life. Her work includes working with high performance women to create better boundaries, release perfectionism and breakthrough imposter syndrome through self mastery. Drawing from her experience as a former professional circus showgirl, Stacy is passionate about empowering individuals to realize their dreams and unlock their inner potential. Through empathy and intuitive guidance, Stacy helps women harness their personal power to achieve greater well-being and thrive in all aspects of their lives. Based in Vancouver, WA, Stacy enjoys exploring hiking trails, preparing fresh vegan meals, and cherishing moments with loved ones in her free time.  
    Stay connected to “Life is a Circus: So, Let’s Step into Self Mastery”Follow Stacy on Facebook: @iamstacyyardley or Instagram: @iamstacyyardley 
    Get the inside scoop directly from Stacy by getting on the Backstage Pass email list: https://bit.ly/PodcastBackstagePass 
    Our website: www.lifeisacircuspodcast.com
    Want Stacy to speak at your event? stacy@stacyyardley.com 
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    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Smart Forms ,

Fun to listen to with so much good info!

Shawna is great at bringing what’s needed to the table. She’s an excellent host who asks her guests amazing questions- the conversation is real, keeps moving in the direction needed and can have you giggling and teary all in one show. I love this podcast!

JacEmery ,

The real deal

This is a great podcast with uplifting and useful information- and Shawna has the BEST energy that you can FEEL through the work she shares with the world. She’s the real deal

Dr Williams Podcast ,

Inspiring content

Really loving this show! The host’s voice is great and I can tell that she is genuinely interested in the people she’s interviewing.

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