The Womentum Podcast
The end of the year is a natural time to look back and take stock of everything that's happened in the past twelve months: successes, heartaches, and fears all included. I started this year by challenging everyone in our community to identify one brave action that would constitute a big win, be it personal, professional, or otherwise. I was incredibly inspired by all of your courage and aspirations, and I spent the year trying to find and complete my own such mission. So on this episode, I glance back at the last year and let you see behind the curtain of my own experience. Even though this was one of my happiest years ever, I still had moments of insecurity and downright fear. But I'm sure you all did, too - and this episode is about celebrating all of the unique ways we can get where we're going. The "negative" emotions we sometimes experience along the way don't always mean something bad, and in my case they were mile markers on the way to some pretty big breakthroughs. Finally, I hope you all have had a wonderful year, and that this episode provides some incentive for you to celebrate all the growth you've made since last January. Click "play" below to check it out. And as always, you can reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. What You'll Learn From this Episode: How I recognized and recovered from a momentary slip into a self-defeating state of mind. The thread that flowed through my entire year (one of the best yet) which led to me accomplishing a lifelong dream. How friends and community can help you push through doubt and fear so you can fulfill your reason for being here. Why you should keep fighting the urge to compare yourself to others. The gratitude ritual that helps me stay present and thankful for what I've got right now. Featured on the Show: Christina Workman of Amethyst Answers We Are Womentum – On Comparison Listen to the Full Episode: Enjoy The Show? Don't miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS. Leave us a review in iTunes Join the conversation by leaving a comment below!
The discussion around labeling ourselves can be confusing. Is it bad to be labeled because it restricts us? Or do these labels help us understand ourselves better? Of course, the truth is that both of these outlooks on labels can be true. The question then becomes, how do you know when a label is serving you and when it's holding you back? Today on We Are Womentum, I'm joined by a close friend and Womentum facilitator Clarissa Kahn. Clarissa is a self-proclaimed lifelong introvert - at least until recently. Clarissa and I got on the subject of introversion recently at the We Are Womentum retreat. We've been spending a lot of time together during the retreat and thought that we may need some time alone to recharge - but it turned out we didn't. We began to question whether or not we were real introverts, and this conversation was born. I don't want to give away all of Clarissa’s wisdom here, but I will say that we talk about the power of labels, how to understand when they might be keeping you from realizing your truth, and how to move forward when you recognize that those labels no longer fit. Click "play" below to check it out. As always, you can reach out to me via email at email@example.com. What You'll Learn From this Episode: How Clarissa realized that she may not be as introverted as she'd always told herself. How introversion and self-care are intimately linked. Why it's critical to get comfortable with saying "no" to things you don't want to do, introvert or not. How Clarissa learned to check in with herself about whether she was doing things that challenged her sense of freedom. How to decide whether you're introverted or not. Why you shouldn't feel bad if you're not living your label - and why that should be a trigger for self-examination. How to practice spending your energy as consciously as you spend your money. Featured on the Show: Clarissa Kahn Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking Listen to the Full Episode: Enjoy The Show? Don't miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS. Leave us a review in iTunes Join the conversation by leaving a comment below!
For one reason or another, so many of us indulge in self-abuse by telling ourselves stories that keep us small. These lies that we accept as truths are constantly running on autopilot in the background (or even foreground) of our minds. So how do we stop abusing ourselves with these untruths that impact us in such a negative way? On this episode of We Are Womentum, we have a special treat for you. Today, I’m talking to a very good friend of mine, Shandra Carlson. Shandra is a facilitator at Womentum, as well as the co-facilitator of our upcoming program, The Big Lie. I invited Shandra to talk about the topic of "The Big Lie" and how it came to be to give you some insight into the stories that we tell ourselves that keep us small. She also shares how a recent Big Lie conversation has affected her life and what she has done differently since then. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to find out how you can move forward into your truth, grow into a version of yourself that’s bigger than yourself, and impact the people around you. You can find out more about and sign up for our upcoming The Big Lie program here. And if you have any questions about the program, you can reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. What You'll Learn From this Episode: How a story Shandra told herself about making a comment at an event impacted her thinking about herself. How that story changed after hearing feedback about her comment. The importance of having others around you who can help you see what you can’t see about yourself. How finding your Big Lie can help you find your purpose. How to build up your “belief muscle” to help you get over the lies you tell yourself. What The Big Lie program is all about and what you can get out of it. How you can sign up for out upcoming The Big Lie program. Featured on the Show: Shandra Carlson The Big Lie Program - Info and Registration | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Listen to the Full Episode: Enjoy The Show? Don't miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS. Leave us a review in iTunes Join the conversation by leaving a comment below!
One of the huge challenges that women come up against every day is comparison. Even if we show up to the outside world as having all of our ducks in the row – we fit in, we have a perfect house and great clothes, we’re gregarious, popular, successful – in reality, many of us still feel insecure, inadequate, or even like frauds or imposters. On this episode of the We Are Womentum podcast, we take a deep dive into the topic of comparison and analyze how it affects us on a daily basis. I share my personal story of how measuring my success and achievements against the success of others got me into a world of mental anguish, made me feel defeated, and almost made me give up a beautiful opportunity that someone has lovingly presented to me. Listen as I share some actionable tips from myself and our incredible community members on how you can stop comparing yourself to others, or even your younger self, and turn this form of self-abuse and avenue for self-loathing to your advantage. Make sure to grab the Comparison Tips and Tricks downloadable PDF with some useful reminders that you can draw upon if you get triggered into comparison. If you would like to connect, please reach out to me at Lana@wearewomentum.com. What You'll Learn From this Episode: The detrimental effects that comparison can have on women on a daily basis. My story of how comparing myself to others almost caused me to give an incredible opportunity. Amazing insights shared by our community members on the topic of comparison. Tips for kicking the habit of comparing yourself to others. How taking inventory of ourselves through others can be useful. Featured on the Show: Grab your Comparison Tips and Tricks downloadable PDF Tanya Geisler Christa Workman Stephanie Pollock WeAreWomentum.com Connect with me at Lana@wearewomentum.com Listen to the Full Episode: Enjoy The Show? Don't miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS. Leave us a review in iTunes Join the conversation by leaving a comment below!
On this episode of the We Are Womentum podcast, we tackle the topic that touches many romantic relationships, friendships, and even parenting relationships, and causes people to drift apart, seemingly, for no reason. It’s one of the things that runs in the background of our relationships in which both people know what’s going on and no one talks about them, brings them up, or asks for anything to be different – the Silent Agreements. Join us as share my personal story and experience with silent agreements in my relationship, causing it to fracture, and lay out the steps I’m taking to get rid of them for good. Tune in to find out what you need to do in order to have fulfilling relationships in your life and surround yourself with people you love and function cohesively with. Click here to grab your worksheet that will help you discover where your own silent agreements show up, how they are affecting you and your relationships, and now you can renegotiate them with love. If you have a story of silent agreements to share with us and what has worked with you renegotiating them, please reach out to me at Lana@wearewomentum.com. What You'll Learn From this Episode: What silent agreements are all about. Why they can be highly damaging to relationships. How people enter these silent agreements and why they are afraid to break them. My challenge to you that that will help you fill your life with fulfilling relationships and lead a life you desire. Featured on the Show: Grab your free worksheet to help you discover where your own silent agreements show up WeAreWomentum.com Connect with me at Lana@wearewomentum.com Listen to the Full Episode: Enjoy The Show? Don't miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS. Leave us a review in iTunes Join the conversation by leaving a comment below!
Welcome to the third episode of the We Are Womentum podcast! (recorded on location at our Annual Facilator's Retreat in Canmore, Alberta) So many of us are wasting time of our lives being angry, resentful, or are following a story that isn’t helpful or in alignment with how we truly want to show up in the world. This week, I share the story of how being wronged and deeply hurt by someone 26 years ago has changed how I saw myself as a person. It made me feel unworthy, unlovable, not treasured, and easy to leave. In this episode, I talk about two questions and a conversation that literally changed my life. Listen in to discover how you too can release the resentment or need to be right and let the magic within you “bust out” and magnify your greatness! If you have a conversation that has changed your life or belief systems that were holding you back, please reach out to me at Lana@wearewomentum.com. What You'll Learn From this Episode: How being wronged at 16 years old impacted my life and my relationships for years to come. A conversation with my wise girlfriend that changed my perspective on the situation that made me feel like I’m not good enough. How I was able to change my belief systems in a way that served me. One of the most life-altering 5 minutes of my life . How you too can release resentment or anger and move forward with your life. Featured on the Show: WeAreWomentum.com Connect with me at Lana@wearewomentum.com Listen to the Full Episode: Enjoy The Show? Don't miss an episode, subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or RSS. Leave us a review in iTunes Join the conversation by leaving a comment below!