LYL PODCAST EPISODE 157: Self-Care Is Not Just Bubble Baths

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Self-care is an inside job.

It’s about asking for help. It’s about knowing you need it. It’s about being vulnerable enough with other people to let them in a little, so you aren’t doing everything alone.

And it is about setting boundaries.

Have you ever told yourself you can’t stop or the world will crumble?

Some people believe that.

But no one else is going to care for our time the way we do.

I’m a true believer in radical responsibility. Our outcomes are based on how we choose to think and how we choose to believe things.

Remember, if we’re not getting the outcomes that we want, it might be because we are not choosing to look at our habits.

In today’s episode of the Launch Your Life Podcast, I’m with Suzanne Falter, host of Self-Care for Extremely Busy Women podcast where we talk about grief and loss as an opportunity for growth, reinvention PLUS:

Parenting our inner child
Recognizing and addressing burnout
Setting appropriate boundaries

She also shares the five basics of self-care.

Tune in today!


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Books mentioned in this episode:

– The Extremely Busy Woman’s Guide to Self-Care by Suzanne Falter
– The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
– The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday

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What’s Discussed in This Episode:

00:00 Intro
06:17 Dealing with what our emotions mean to us
07:45 When money stops improving the quality of life
09:30 The first signs of burnout
12:55 The system that is creating burnout
14:14 What really is self-care
17:10 The five basics of self-care
23:01 Healing the inner child
23:53 How to create space and time when working from home
27:45 Why being “extremely busy” is just a mental model
30:05 Handling grief
35:15 Practical tips to move forward

About the Guest:

Suzanne Falter is a speaker and podcaster who helps busy women find happiness through self-care.

Suzanne leads online and live workshops for busy professionals about self-care and building healthy self-care habits. Her participants tend to work in high stress industries like tech, health care and real estate.

Over the last fifteen years, Suzanne’s work has been featured in More, O Magazine, The New York Times, Coast to Coast AM, Tiny Buddha, Elephant Journal, Woman’s Day, The Wall Street Journal, SELF, The Christian Science Monitor, as well as more than 100 TV and radio programs. She is also the author of How Much Joy Can You Stand, Living Your Joy, and Surrendering to Joy, as well as 9 novels, including the popular lesbian fiction series, Oaktown Girls.

Dr. Michelle Gordon

Surgeon, TV Host, Author, Speaker.
Fall in love with your life, one habit at a time. 
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