The School of Bravery Podcast

Cyberstalking: Vulnerability & Power of Choice

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Note: This episode might contain triggering content for some audience members.

This month in The School of Bravery we've been focusing on the bravery ingredient of POWER OF CHOICE, while last month we covered VULNERABILITY. Both topics relate to what I want to bring up with you today...

Cyberstalking.

This is one of the rawest and un-edited podcast episodes I've ever published. There is crying in this episode, but you'll also hear hope and thankfully, power of choice.

I've been silent on...

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The Beauty of Conflict & Friction in Relationships - CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke

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This month in The School of Bravery we've been focusing on the bravery ingredient of FRICTION. It's been a really good month. We've highlighted the things that keep us from making the steady progress we're hoping and aiming for. 

When today's guest experts reached out to me I knew it was a match made in heaven for this month in particular! CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke are the authors of a new book titled, The Beauty of Conflict for Couples and today's episode is chock-full...

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Why You Need to Attend a Work Party with Erin Mae Lewis

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This month we celebrated the beginning of our 2nd year! We're kicking things off with some brand new events on our monthly calendar, including a monthly WORK PARTY!

Erin Mae Lewis has been a student of The School of Bravery for the last year and I'm so excited to have her join the faculty to help us host these awesome monthly events. 

In today's episode, we talk all about why you need to get yourself to a Work Party, and STAT! I think you'll enjoy hearing from her what this last year has...

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Fabienne Raphaël on Taking Big Risks

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Because this month we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of Risk, it's the perfect time to talk with my business colleague, Fabienne Raphaël!

In today's episode, she and I discuss things like why risks are so important to feats of bravery, how your life can change for the better because of risks, and what it can look like to make risky decisions.

As a guest expert, Fabienne Raphaël and I also spent some time with students of the School of Bravery in a students-only guest expert...

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Your 3 Word Rebellion with Michelle Mazur

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Because this month we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of Vision of Possibility, I thought it'd be the perfect time to invite Dr. Michelle Mazur, author of the brand new book 3 Word Rebellion to be a School of Bravery guest expert!

In today's episode, she and I discuss things like why you need a 3 Word Rebellion, how you know you need a 3 Word Rebellion, and what the heck a 3 Word Rebellion even is! It was such an honor to have her on the show and speak with us!

As a guest expert,...

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091: How to Be Honest feat. Amber Hawken

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This month in The School of Bravery, we're focusing on the bravery ingredient of Honesty.

Of course, my Australian friend, Amber Hawken, is the perfect fit for this month's guest expert. Bold, audacious, and vulnerably strong are my go-to words to describe her. She's the author of The Unf*ckwithable Life and founder of the Calm Mind Project. She fits right in as a creative visionary. I admire her so much and am so glad she's here with us today!

In this podcast episode, Amber and I discuss,...

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When Things Don't Go As Planned...

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Over the last 5 years, I've received two major health diagnoses that have drastically changed how I work & live.

  1. I can't exert the same physical effort without having my right hand go totally wonky on me. (Thanks Essential Tremor.)
  2. I also can't depend 100% on my physical energy, at least not while my hypothyroidism isn't getting the lab tests we'd all like.

Throw in more than a few depressive days and enough naps for 4 newborn babies, and you've got a very interesting work-life...

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090: Undefended Living, Racism, ADHD, and Inherent Worth with Ellis Delaney

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I first heard about Ellis, because one of her patrons suggested that I would REALLY love her songwriting. I immediately became a patron myself. Then later met Ellis Delaney in person at the Rocky Mountain Song School & Folk Festival. She taught a really excellent workshop on planning, project management, and undefended living as an artist. In that workshop, she briefly mentioned her ADHD and I just knew she would be a perfect guest expert for The School of Bravery.

This month in...

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089: Finding Your Boundaries with Erika Amy Olson

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As a creative visionary, a mom AND an attorney, Erika Amy joins us to discuss this month's theme in the School of Bravery! We're talking about BOUNDARIES!! How to enforce them. How to know when to enforce boundaries, and how to reinforce them!

I met Erika at a songwriting retreat she and I both attended last month and fell in love with her spirit and general attitude about life and creativity. I know y'all will love her as much as I do.

Erika Olson is teaching students of The School of...

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088: Keeping the Folk Alive with Erin Mae Lewis

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As this month's featured School of Bravery student, Erin MaeLewis is with us this week! We talk about folk music -- mountain dulcimer, specifically -- and some of her previous "Seasons of Bravery." (i.e. surviving cancer at 20 years old and being a full-time modern folk musician! She also tells us about her current season of bravery and what she's got her sights set on these days!

If you like folk music and finding common ground with people (Lord, knows we need it today!), then you'll enjoy...

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