Freedom From Empty

Helping you create a path for life and work that allows you to be fully present, peaceful and free.

Welcome to The Freedom From Empty Podcast!

Every other week, I explore the effects of stress, burnout and trauma on our health, well-being, relationships, and organizations, and - more importantly - share actionable strategies and tools we can use to become strong, effective, resilient leaders and humans. The Freedom From Empty Podcast is a safe space to talk about hard things, heal our pain, and practice thriving. 

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Episode #80: When did you lose your voice?

Episode #79: Interview with Jen Schappel

Episode #78: Freedom to Surrender

Listen to Past Episodes in the Episode Library

Episode #68: It Isn't Your Fault

 Episode Summary

I have come to believe that many of us are just out here living our lives, unwittingly playing out our (unresolved) traumas on each other because we don’t fully understand or appreciate what is actually playing out in our bodies and minds or the impact that traumatic...

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Episode #67: Does Your Self-Preservation Button Work?

 Episode Summary

Last week something occurred to me that hadn’t hit me in quite the same way before. Some of us may not have our self-preservation button engaged. Or, we are so accustomed to overriding the warning signs, that we don’t take reasonable steps to stop and fuel...

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Episode #66: This Isn't About Self-Improvement

 

Episode Summary

I see you. You think if you are struggling you must not be “doing it right.” If you could just be a “better” version of yourself, life wouldn’t feel so overwhelming or challenging. But what if I told you that the path to well-being ...

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Episode #65: Remembering to Dream

 

Dreaming of a better future is a key ingredient to well-being and our ability to realize our full potential. But somewhere along the way, you may have forgotten how to dream. In this episode I share more about my own experience with finding, losing, and then rediscovering my capacity to...

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Episode #64: Holding On Too Tightly

Episode Summary

Many of us have been conditioned to “just do it” or go out and make things happen. And if we don’t? We must not want “it” badly enough. But what if holding on too tight and forcing things leads to poor results (at best) and injury or illness (at...

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Episode #63: When We Are Whole

Episode Summary

What does it mean to make ourselves whole and not perfect? We put human beings on a perfection pedestal to look up to but we may not even have an image of what it means to be whole. We will dive into imagining what being whole means from positive and negative emotions and...

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Episode #62: Warning Signs!

Episode Summary

Warning signs are messages from our body that something isn’t right. If we learn to listen to them sooner rather than later, we can avoid a crash. I recently came face to face with a warning sign I ignored for too long.

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Episode #61: 7 Tips for Calm Redux

With a deep-seated awareness of the one-year anniversary of pandemic shutdowns across the United States, and the fatigue many of us are feeling, I am bringing back the most downloaded episode of the podcast to date 7 Tips for Coping with Anxiety and Supporting Your Well-Being in a Crisis...

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Episode #60: Interview With 6 Steps' Founding Member Erin Reece

On Episode 60 of the podcast, I am joined by my first ever guest: Erin Reece of Bear Accounting & Financial Solutions, a Founding Member of the 6 Steps for Stress Recovery and Burnout Prevention.

Listen to hear how this program has influenced her personally and professionally in every aspect...

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Episode #59: 3 Things I Wish I Had Known About Burnout

In this episode, I share the three things that I wish I had known about burnout decades ago. I like to imagine that this knowledge could have helped me avoid my epic crash and burn. I couldn’t save myself then, but perhaps I can help guide you to a more sustainable and healthier future...

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Episode #58: Tips for Healing

Our nation is not well. We are not well. But we can heal. As individuals, communities and as a country. It will take time, and patience, and peeling back the layers one by one by one. It will require showing up with kindness, empathy, respect and compassion for ourselves and for each other. In...

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Episode #57: Recalibration

Many of us have been conditioned to believe that we must perform at all costs. That life and work is supposed to look like a steady, linear, upward trajectory of effort, responsibility and success. We get busier and busier and busier. But rarely check in to see how we are doing. Or whether we...

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