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Learn healthy routines, anxiety self-care, letting go of guilt, and more … especially if you have no time for self-care. Helping you get back to YOU when you’re busy.

A soothing, inspiring half hour of self-care insights, expert interviews and Q&A for women who are just too busy to focus on self-care with author Suzanne Falter.

Discover how to create a new, different, better life that truly honors the person you were meant to be.

Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women Suzanne Falter

    • Health & Fitness

Learn healthy routines, anxiety self-care, letting go of guilt, and more … especially if you have no time for self-care. Helping you get back to YOU when you’re busy.

A soothing, inspiring half hour of self-care insights, expert interviews and Q&A for women who are just too busy to focus on self-care with author Suzanne Falter.

Discover how to create a new, different, better life that truly honors the person you were meant to be.

    Can’t Seem to Meditate? Listen to This

    Can’t Seem to Meditate? Listen to This

    Suzanne’s favorite morning supplement drink – AG1
    There is a world of stress that lies between having the intention to meditate and actually doing it. Host Suzanne Falter shares thoughts on how to finally get yourself to sit, relax and breathe.
    Suzanne begins this episode with advice on handling those big waves of fear that engulf us sometimes. From a blog called The Easiest Way to Manage Your Fear…because we all have fear, right? It’s far more present than you may think.
    So … hey. Did you meditate today? If not, or even if you did, take a listen.
    The main segment today is all about pushing past your resistance to meditation using Suzanne’s tricks and tips. Because you CAN break through your resistance and discover the slow, sweet tranquil world of deep meditation. Even in as little as five minutes per day.
    Suzanne’s tips include
    Understanding WHY meditation is so key How to set up for successful meditation Taking meditation walks for those who can’t sit still Some ideas about breath work What you actually DO when you meditate All of this is followed by a five-minute meditation so you can start right now…
    Enjoy. And breathe….
    RESOURCES
    Suzanne’s favorite morning supplement drink – AG1
    Get a free year’s supply of Vitamin d3 AND five free travel packs!
    Suzanne’s Blog, The Easiest Ways to Manage Your Fear
    Box Breathing Teachniques video (FREE)
    Pranayama—Yogic Breathing video, Ten Minutes to Calm (FREE)
     
    ABOUT SUZANNE
    Suzanne Falter hosts the Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where she brings better self-care to thousands of busy people each week in 98 countries around the globe. She also keynotes and leads corporate workshops on self-care. She is the author of The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks.)
     

    • 37 min
    The Anxious Person’s Guide to Surfing Social Media

    The Anxious Person’s Guide to Surfing Social Media

     
    AG1 – Get a Free Year’s Supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Travel Packs with your first purchase.
    Do you have a dream you keep chipping away at, yet never really go for? Or perhaps one that you never start? Consider the first segment of this show your pep talk. I picked out a key chapter from my book, How Much Joy Can You Stand? How to Push Past Your Fears and Create Your Dreams. May it inspire you to higher heights… We await them!
    I had a fascinating conversation with social media impact expert, Dr. Brian Primack. Scary fact: we now spend an average of 147 minutes on social media every day—up from 2021. Dr. Primack conducted the essential studies that drive what we know today about the impact of ingesting such massive amounts. And those negatives include poor self-image, depression and…yes… anxiety.
    But Dr. Primack believes there is a conscious, healthy way to navigate social media, which is what this segment is all about. Important stuff!
    Among other things, I learned:
    Why social media is such a ‘double edged sword’ What FOMO is and what it drives Can social media truly be used to self-soothe? The impact of social media on the subconscious Do the positives balance the negatives? What is negativity bias and why it matters His approach to using social media in a healthy way Should you set up notifications on your social media?  
    RESOURCES
    AG1 – Get a Free Year’s Supply of Vitamin D AND 5 Travel Packs with your first purchase.
    Suzanne’s blog, Why You Should Dare to Be Heard

    Suzanne’s book, How Much Joy Can You Stand?
    Dr. Brian Primack’s book: You Are What You Click; How Being Selective, Positive, and Creative Can Transform Your Social Media Experience
    Alexa’s Road to Recovery
    OUR GUEST
    After exploring possible careers as a cryptographer, actor, and psychotherapist, Brian A. Primack settled on becoming a physician, researcher, and administrator. He is currently the incoming Dean of the College of Public Health and Health Sciences at Oregon State University, where he leads over 2000 undergraduate and graduate students and 200 faculty and staff members. Before this he was Dean of the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas and the Dean of the Honors College at the University of Pittsburgh. His primary research area involves the effect of media and technology on health—both positive and negative. He has over 250 publications, and his findings have been reported in news sources such as NPR, the New York Times, Cosmopolitan Magazine, US News and World Report, the BBC, and many more. He is the recent recipient of multiple regional, national, and international awards for research, teaching, and overall achievement. After graduating Yale University magna cum laude in 1991 with degrees in English and Mathematics, Dr. Primack spent 4 years teaching adolescents and studying human development for his master's degree, which he received from Harvard University. He subsequently graduated first in his class and summa cum laude from Emory Medical School and trained in Family Medicine in Pittsburgh.
     

    • 38 min
    Let Go of Toxic Relationships Forever

    Let Go of Toxic Relationships Forever

    Suzanne and Dr. Heidi Brocke, host of the It’s Not Normal, It’s Toxic podcast discuss why toxic relationships show up in our lives, and how to rid ourselves of them forever.
     
    If you’re like me, you get a little worried sometimes. Perhaps you’re not progressing fast enough, or succeeding well enough. Are you living up to your own expectations? This is when it’s time to shop ‘shoulding’ on yourself, as I share in my blog post How to Stop Living in the Land of Should.
    My guest is Dr. Heidi Brocke, who shares a great wealth of knowledge about toxic relationships—and why they are so pervasive. Yet… there is hope, You don’t have to resign yourself to a life of dysfunction.
    Dr. Heidi shared with me ideas on the following:
    What exactly is a toxic relationship Why they keep showing up in some lives Why types of personalities attract toxic dynamics How toxic people are wired How to leave these relationships…even when it’s hard Where self-care fits into all of this How to finally rid yourselves of these relationships and heal I hope this helps. Here’s to YOUR self-care… and happiness
    With love,
    Suzanne
    RESOURCES
    Suzanne’s blog, How to Stop Living in the Land of Should
    Suzanne’s Patreon survey—Win a free book!
    Coaching With Dr Heidi website
    It’s Not Normal, It’s Toxic Podcast
    OUR GUEST
    Dr Heidi Brocke is a Toxic Relationship Awareness & Healing Specialist,  and host of the It’s Not Normal, It’s Toxic Podcast.
    She has turned her past into her passion as she provides hope, healing, and freedom to those whose lives have been affected by toxic relationships, emotional abuse, and narcissistic behaviors. After 24 years of service in healthcare she has now moved on and uses her life experience and her education to be the person she needed when she herself was trapped in the darkness of an unhealthy relationship. Through education, she presents the understanding needed to empower others to walk through fear and into their freedom.
    She has been featured in both Forbes and Time Magazines for the dedication given to her clients and for her work in the toxic relationship area. Her podcast reaches clients and followers worldwide and her programs are proven to help others regain their lives as her plans to continue her mission to educate as many as she can on the devastating effects of emotional abuse continues to grow.
     

    • 33 min
    Self-Care Ideas for Those Who Avoid It

    Self-Care Ideas for Those Who Avoid It

    DESCRIPTION: Suzanne knocks around ideas about why we resist self-care and what we can do about it. Also, her intro covers ideas about the value of everyday lessons, some learned the hard way
    Why is it life doesn’t always cooperate with us? That’s what I’m starting with in this show, by sharing an essay I wrote in 2018 called ‘How to Find the Lessons Hidden in Everyday Dilemmas
    .’ For a lot of us, this has been one hell of a two years—and so perhaps now IS a good time to look for where we may be stuck.
    The main part of this show is dedicated to everyone who MEANS to get back to self-care but can’t quite make it happen. I’ve got you, friend. Because even the best of intentions can’t always help us get back to good self-care.
    If you have a lifelong pattern of resisting self-care, I’ll share
    Ideas about why we do this How to break the pattern Where to look for a reset New mini-habit behaviors that can be … habit-forming! Hope this helps YOU get back to glowing self-care!
    My best as ever,
    Suzanne
     
     
    RESOURCES
    Send Suzanne an email with your feedback for possible Patreon rewards
    What would YOU like to see? Send an email to Suzanne@suzannefalter.com
    How to Find the Lessons Hidden in Everyday Dilemmas
     
    Mini Habits: Smaller Habits, Bigger Results
     
    The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care
    BIO
    Suzanne Falter is a writer, podcaster and essayist whose work has been featured in SELF, O, More, Tiny Buddha and The New York Times. She is the host of The Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women and Back to Happy podcasts, and has been heard widely on podcasts and radio including Coast to Coast AM. She’s the author of multiple self-help titles including The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care (Sourcebooks). Learn more at www.suzannefalter.com

    • 27 min
    Getting Past Imposter Syndrome with Valerie Young

    Getting Past Imposter Syndrome with Valerie Young

    Suzanne sits down with Valerie Young whose groundbreaking work identified The Imposter Syndrome. They talk about why women need to shift their mindset of self-doubt, and relax into their personal power. One of my favorite places is Sebastopol, CA, in the wine country north of the Bay Area. It inspired this starting segment, on places we love. I hope it reminds you of some favorite places YOU love! 
    I first became aware of Valerie Young’s work in … 2001? I had published a book about creativity and motivation then (How Much Joy Can You Stand?), and her work was a SUPER perfect fit for all that I discussed. We became colleagues and have stayed in touch off and on since then.
    If you’ve never listened to Valerie Young speak, she’s brilliant on the subject of Imposter Syndrome. Her voice is nothing less than an inspirational call to arms for all of us scared women to link arms and believe in ourselves again.
    Among other things, I learned:
    How the Imposter Syndrome work came to be Hallmarks of Imposter Syndrome How we get this way and what the effects are, long-term The correlation between anxiety and Imposter Syndrome, and addictions, too Sabotaging behaviors sourced in Imposter Syndrome What can we do about it Useful reframes for Imposter Syndrome moments It’s a fabulous conversation— don’t miss it!
     
    RESOURCES
    Athletic Greens free gift
    athleticgreens.com/BUSYWOMEN
    The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable Women Suffer From the Imposter Syndrome and How to Thrive In Spite of It
    Being Realistic is Killing Your Dreams: 7 Lessons for Living Life on Purpose, Working at What You Love, and Following Your Own Road 
    It’s Never Too Late to Find Your Calling: A Handbook to Help You Find Your Passion – and Get a Life 
    Valerie’s TED TALK
    Betty Rollins essay in Hers, The New York Times, 1981
     
    MORE ABOUT VALERIE
    Valerie Young developed The Imposter Syndrome work while a graduate student at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since then it has become a worldwide phenomenon. She has spoken on stages extensively about this, including TedNYC.
    Valerie is also widely recognized as a thought-leader on thinking “outside the job box.”
    In 1995 she became the founder and Dreamer in Residence at Changing Course — an online resource for people who want to make a living doing what they love without a job. Today over 24,000 people subscribe to the Changing Course Newsletter.

    • 30 min
    The Self-Care of Deep, Sensuous Intimacy

    The Self-Care of Deep, Sensuous Intimacy

    Suzanne and Alexandra Stockwell talk about the deep sensuality that is possible in marriage and committed relationships. And how to keep it burning ever deeper!
    Today’s show begins with a quick dive into some alarming but important statistics from my blog about the need to take vacation time. Because you deserve it!
    You deserve intimacy, too. In fact, we all do. But how often do we get true intimacy in life—especially if we’re mostly focused on trying to get it all done? Dr. Alexandra Stockwell teaches us how to have ‘uncompromising intimacy’ in relationships, and how to cultivate truly sensual intimate relationships.
     
    NOTE: If you suffer from any kind of perfectionism or performance anxiety—this one’s for you!
    Among other things, I learned:
     
    Why extremely busy women in particular need and struggle with intimacy Where performance anxiety fits in to all of this Why does passion fade with time? How do we know if there is more passion available to us? What about using cannabis and alcohol around sex? How communication fits in with all of this  
    Whether your attached or single, there is much to learn here. It’s a moving, useful conversation about living in deeper, richer, more delicious sensuality.
    Viva intimacy!
    Take care,
    Suzanne
     
    LINKS
    Get your free gift from AG1—and power up your nutrition!
    athleticgreens.com/BUSYWOMEN
    Suzanne’s essay, Some Shocking News About Why You Really Need That Vacation
    https://suzannefalter.com/self-care/some-shocking-news-about-why-you-really-need-that-vacation-2/
    Alexandra’s website
    https://www.alexandrastockwell.com/
    Alexandra’s Facebook group, called The Intimate Marriage https://www.facebook.com/groups/hotmarriage

    Alexandra’s show: www.theintimatemarriagepodcast.com


    The You Are Not Broken podcast
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/you-are-not-broken/id1495710329
    BIO
    Known as “The Intimacy Doctor,” Dr. Alexandra is an Intimate Marriage Expert who specializes in coaching couples to build beautiful, long-lasting, passionate relationships. She is the bestselling author of “Uncompromising Intimacy” and host of The Intimate Marriage Podcast.
    Dr. Alexandra has been featured in the Huffington Post, Rolling Stone, USAToday, Cosmopolitan, Business Insider, thriveglobal, mindbodygreen, FOX NEWS NYC, and Disruptors Magazine recently named her one of “30 Inspiring Women to Watch in 2022.”
     

    • 32 min

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