Kate Swoboda says that it's time--time for us to release the fear that holds us back, and step into being our most courageous selves. To do that, we've got to get real about the fear-based behavioral habits that have become patterns controlling our lives. When you start rewiring the habits that have had you stuck, you emerge excited about what's possible, ready to take on life as an adventure, and more resilient in the face of discomfort and challenges. The Your Courageous Life podcast is some parts inspiration, other parts "What are you waiting for?", and always real about the doable actions to change your habits and change your life. Get ready to believe that everything is figure-out-able, that your past doesn't define you, and that it's time to stop dreaming big...it's time to start living big.
Ep 80: Finding Your Purpose
We often think of finding your purpose as this thing that you do, a space you arrive at, and having arrived there...the heavens part and golden light shines down, and you skip off into the sunset because now you’ve got a purpose and life is great. (Spoiler alert: it doesn’t quite work that way). In today’s podcast episode, I’m busting some of the popular myths about finding your purpose and inviting you into using today--yes, this today--as your moment to find your purpose in the here-and-now.
Ep 79: Silencing the Critic
Truth: if silencing the critic was truly an effective strategy for living a life with courage...it would have worked by now. You wouldn’t feel fear. So, let’s stop silencing the critic (since it doesn’t work, anyway) and instead, shift into a different kind of relationship with the critical voice within.
Ep 78: How to Change a Habit
Since habits are behind so much of what we do (or avoid doing) in our lives, we need to look at how to change a habit if we want to make positive change. If you decide you want to shift something big in your life, looking at only the thing you want to shift--without the habits that underlie your past behaviors--will only get you so far. In today’s podcast episode, we’re examining how to change a habit and breaking down each piece of the process.
Ep 77: Live in the Moment
So you want to live in the moment , do you? Acceptance, being present, all of that? But there’s this thing that so many of us do that directly cuts off our ability to truly live in the moment, and that’s what I’m breaking down in today’s podcast episode.
Ep76: Finding the Opportunity
Finding the opportunity amid difficult circumstances isn’t something pithy self-help statement. It’s not “toxic” positivity. It’s not naive optimism. Reframing difficult circumstances and finding the opportunity available is a resilience strategy that helps people to alleviate sadness, worry, fear. That’s what we’re talking about in today’s podcast.
Ep75: The Confident Woman
Ask the confident woman you know, “What has been the cost?” She’ll tell you stories. For every confident woman I’ve met, there are stories of needing to face the undermining behaviors of others. In today’s podcast episode, I’m asking all of us to consider how we undermine our own confidence...and how we contribute, inadvertently, to undermining the confidence of others. Confidence isn’t false bravado. It has deep roots.
Customer ReviewsSee All
Very insightful. I'm binge-listening and learning something meaningful from every episode.
I have been listening to Kate’s podcast for the last several months, am reading her book and currently going through her CLCC certification. I can’t say enough how much her perspective, leadership and outlook have helped me on this path of finding my most courageous self. Thank you, Kate!
Courageous Wellness and Holidays
I can’t thank you enough Kate for the incredibly helpful strategy and tips for keeping my sanity and yes enjoying the holidays. I feel completely different going into it now. Your Courageous wellness podcast also spoke to me - I love your authentic, empathetic and yet real world let’s do this way of tackling challenges we all face. I completely agree our health is the foundation of all else. Thank you for the insights and laughs!