The magic of going with your gut…

Some Kind of Magic, a podcast with Emily Levenson, MSW, CHHC

Have you ever felt like your brain is telling you one thing and your heart is telling you another? That’s what this podcast launch has been for me. My head is telling me to stick with the plan and launch it in early March with 5 episodes dropping at once. But my heart is telling me something else; to launch earlier than expected with fewer episodes.

Because, seriously, who has 5 extra hours to devote to anything these days? (I sure as hell don’t.)

The more I’ve been sitting with the idea of launching earlier, the more my heart is pushing me (albeit gently) in that direction. I have hit every goal I set for myself back in December with regard to the launch and have more than enough episodes to hit the ground running. The only change in The Plan would be the date of when it gets released.

And, dammit, I’m getting real tired of keeping the wisdom contained within these interviews all to myself.

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What self-care is really about.

What self-care is really about. (Hint: it has nothing to do with bubble baths.)

“If you find yourself having to regularly indulge in consumer self-care, it’s because you are disconnected from actual self-care, which has very little to do with “treating yourself” and a whole lot do with parenting yourself and making choices for your long-term wellness.”  Brianna Wiest

I have a confession to make. For a long time, I equated self-care with things like bubble baths, lavender scented candles, and manicures — treats that I’d indulge in every now and then to reward myself for making it through a difficult or stressful time.

And while those things made me feel good in the moment, they didn’t do much to address the constant stress I was feeling.

These days, I have a deeper understanding of what self-care looks and feels like. It’s no longer about treating myself every now and then. Instead, it has become about building in rituals that support my emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being and removing the things that don’t.

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Bursting with excitement for what’s on the horizon.

Bursting with excitement for what's on the horizon.

Have you ever been so excited about something that you just can’t keep it in one second longer? That’s exactly how I’ve been feeling for the last month or so. I’ve decided it’s high time I quit hiding and begin talking about what I’ve been working on.

So, deep breath and omgomgomgomgomg here it goes… 🙈

Toward the end of 2017, after giving myself the space to process all of the changes that were taking shape in my life, I began to think about what I wanted to spend my time on in 2018. I feel deeply called to be a positive force in an often negative world, and know that I am here to serve on a much deeper level than I have up until now.

When I really gave myself permission to answer that call, I was more than a little surprised by what came up. But, as it turns out, it is exactly what I need to be focusing my time and energy on.

What is IT?

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