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Let’s Talk About Karen

Let’s Talk About Karen
A Dive Into Women and White Privilege

In episode 86 of Fresh Tracks we talk about Karen.

The world is in great turmoil. A pandemic. Anger. Fear, and uncertainty permeate all corners of the globe. We are faced with a never-ending stream of difficult decisions to make. In this episode of Fresh Tracks we peek into the dynamics behind the Karen meme that has become so popular. Do you have anything in common with a white woman of privilege bullying others? Social media makes fun of the most extreme “Karen episodes”, and yet she manifests in many, less extreme situations. I believe it can be insightful to examine what role that “Karen” dynamic plays in our own lives in this episode of Fresh Tracks.

I share a bit about the history of the Karen meme and what she represents in today’s world. What’s going on underneath the extreme meanness we see? Might it be worthwhile to spend time introspecting if there is some Karen in you? We also delve into the Universal Quality of more life and how to cultivate that quality even in these crazy times of upheaval. Finally, are you building your life from a place of power or forcing your way to getting what you want?  Check out the full podcast episode!

Show Notes:

3:45 – Renegotiating how we live
6:30 – Answering the question “What is mine to do?” in today’s world
9:00 – Karen and the history of white women and privilege
12:30 – Is it possible you are unknowingly being a victim?
13:45 – Look for these sneaky ways being a victim can show up
17:00 – Choosing to see opportunity in chaos
20:30 – Where to start when feeling overwhelmed.
25:50 – Are you being too hard on yourself?

About Kelly Robbins

Author of Trust Your Next Step: Creating the Confidence to Cut Fresh Tracks and the podcast http://www.FreshTrackswithKellyRobbins.com, Kelly created her first business over 20 years ago, truly embracing the entrepreneurial spirit. Today she helps others live their divine purpose, live life as a fun adventure, and discover how to lead the right clients to their door consistently.

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CORONAVIRUS: An Opportunity to Face and Conquer our Fears

In episode 85 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Vincent Genna about the value of using the coronavirus pandemic and the change it has brought the world for our own healing. Vincent explains why we can choose to make this an opportunity for healing and choose to be in a different, better place after the pandemic. We do this by first acknowledging that we want to change and going beyond traditional coping skills to substantive healing.

Sound good in theory yet more difficult to implement? Vince shares that it’s natural for our defense mechanisms to kick-in and try to prevent our healing and he provides tips for breaking down these defense mechanisms. We also discuss the importance of eliminating beliefs that prevent our ultimate healing. Creating Fresh Tracks starts with our accepting what is and leaning into the newness in our life. Being courageous enough to connect to our pains and parent ourselves through the often overwhelming inner hurts from the past are key to creating a more fuller and ultimately happier version of you.

Show Notes:

4:45 – Coping with vs healing our Self during the pandemic
8:45 – The power behind allowing yourself to feel and release emotions
12:00 – Acknowledge that you want to create something different
17:00 – How to recognize what you genuinely believe about yourself
23:00 – What to skip when processing emotions – bypassing the long process
27:10 – What it means to reparent your inner child
32:30 – Creating a fuller version of yourself
34:00 – Removing environmental pollution in your life

About Vincent Genna

World-renowned Vincent Genna combines his early background as a professional actor and singer, a Master’s in Clinical Social Work and his Hospice experience helping more than 500 patients through the dying process, with his uncanny skills as a metaphysician and psychic medium. The sum total of these experiences and gifts is a Psychic who can guide people not only to recognize what is preventing them from healing or attaining their dreams, but the necessary steps to get there.

Thousands of followers around the world have been inspired by Vincent’s warm and genuine keynote presentations on self-love and self-mastery for notable organizations such as the Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research Enlightenment, the Institute of Noetic Sciences, the International Association of Near-Death Studies, the Afterlife Research Education Institute, as well from his numerous interviews on Unity Radio, Hay House Radio, Coast to Coast AM, Gaia TV, the Hallmark Channel, Beyond Reality TV, celebrity podcasts and vlogs, and other ABC, CBS, and NBC shows. He is also a beloved speaker at various Unity Centers, Centers for Spiritual Living, Spiritualist Churches, and spiritual centers throughout the country. Currently, Vincent can be heard hosting his own weekly radio show called, Stop Stopping Yourself! on Unity Online Radio.

Website: www.VincentGenna.com

400 Friends and No One to Call: Breaking through Isolation and Building Community

Feeling alone and isolated during the coronavirus pandemic and stay at home orders? While social media enables us to make connections with more people than ever before, social isolation is a growing epidemic in the United States. During the pandemic, these feelings of isolation can be exasperated, with feelings of fear and overwhelm taking over. As it turns out, we can have hundreds of “friends” on social media without having any meaningful connections whatsoever.

In episode 84 of Fresh Tracks, author Val Walker shares a two-step process to breaking through isolation, even in this time of self-isolation and the covid-19 pandemic. In environments where we find ourselves struggling to fit-in and hoping to find “our people”, Val provides tips for creating community and lasting connections that add depth, purpose and caring to your life, even while staying safe at home.

Show Notes:
3:45 – Val’s painful discovery of isolation and the shame behind it
8:50 – The difference between isolation and loneliness
11:30 – The one thing we all have in common right now
15:25 – Recognizing it’s time to create Fresh Tracks in your relationships
21:15 – Suggestions on how to begin reaching out
27:05 – The value in creating your tribe rather than finding it
30:50 – Using your five callings to create community

Val Walker is the author of 400 Friends and No One to Call: Breaking through Isolation and Building Community, which is a book about breaking out of isolation and building friendships, community, and a sense of belonging. Reaching isolated and disadvantaged communities for twenty-four years, she has organized and led support groups, outreach initiatives, and training programs for people living with serious illness, disability, grief, and trauma.

Val’s is a contributing blogger for Psychology Today and her articles and interviews have appeared in publications such as TIME, AARP, Whole Living, Marie Claire, Good Housekeeping, Coping with Cancer, Boston Globe Magazine, Chicago Tribune, McClean’s (Canada).
Learn more at www.ValWalkerAuthor.com

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Earth Day Prayer and Meditation

Environmental issues can seem overwhelming, yet when we turn our attention to small but significant acts that make an impact, we reignite the flame of hope and vision of living in harmony with nature and with respect for our planet.

I invite you to choose to lean-in today. To choose to join the collective consciousness and intentionally participate in our vision of healing our planet. Of achieving an ideal of a healthy and whole world for all.

We may not know how this vision will materialize, but what we do know is that our lives right now are different than they were even a few weeks ago. We are learning to connect and live differently through necessity. Inevitably, innovation has popped its creative head into our lives, showing us we can learn, adapt, and change quickly when we choose to. From how we work, how we use technology, to how we connect with others.

Innovation and necessity are what will lead us all to strive to live in and create a world that works for everyone.

Now is a time to first do our spiritual practices and then act on what we are inspired to do by these practices. Joining together in prayer and visioning a world of health, wholeness and vibrancy. Taking action while staying at home to bring into alignment our wishes, our vision and our actions.

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The Power of Love – Fresh Tracks Meditation

Looking for more love in your life? Love is the energy of Source – the energy from which all things flow. In this Fresh Tracks Meditation we tap into and expand love for yourself, love for others, and love for life itself.

See, feel and know the reality of infinite love by releasing anything guarding or protecting your heart. Know you are worthy of love.

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Fresh Tracks Meditation Gratitude

Gratitude is the foundation of living your life with ease, joy and intention. Because what you are grateful for you will see more of! How often do you pay attention to your thoughts and where your mind takes you? Gratitude changes how you see things and is an integral part of easily creating Fresh Tracks. When you are grateful you raise the vibration of yourself, what you see, and how you react.

Join me in this 30-minute, guided meditation and create a sense of peace and loving kindness in your day and your life.

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Run Like A Girl – Fresh Tracks with Mina Samuels

In episode 80 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Mina Samuels, author of Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year. Mina shares her story cutting Fresh Tracks and discusses how vital it is for women to not only show up in this world but pursue excellence while they are at it! Mina’s insights into how we can all find balance in our lives involves bringing out our inner athlete, even if we don’t identify as an athlete. The key lies in discovering what nourishes and empowers our inner strength and resolve. Mina believes a great way to do this is with our bodies through physical activity.

Finding inspiration in something other than ourselves and understanding that transformation is ongoing – it’s a journey not a thing to overcome, is how we run like a girl. The truth is that showing up as our authentic selves each day is what creates our strength as women and allows us to be happy. Mina shares how recapturing and retaining the energy that fuels us forward is what leads us to create a life of Fresh Tracks.

Show Notes:

3:30 – How our essential girlness gets socialized out of us and what to do about it
7:00 – Following her intuition in cutting her own Fresh Tracks
11:00 – Authenticity is not a value, it’s a right when creating Fresh Tracks
15:00 – Coming back to the “I got this” consciousness
21:30 –Showing up in the world and pursuing excellence
26:00 – How strong women make happy lives
30:00 – Giving yourself permission to color outside the lines

About Mina Samuels
Mina Samuels is a writer, playwright and performer, and in a previous incarnation, a litigation lawyer and human rights advocate. In her new book, RUN LIKE A GIRL 365 DAYS A YEAR: A Practical, Personal, Inspirational Guide for Women Athletes Mina, shares daily wisdom as a spiritual running buddy for women on the run—which is all of us. Through entries for each day of the year, she explores the questions that confound us. www.MinaSamuels.com

 

Leading with Grace

Episode 79 of Fresh Tracks…
Have you ever thought about the role Grace plays in your life? I hadn’t thought much of it before I spoke with John Baldoni, author of Grace: A Leader’s Guide to a Better Us. Our conversation led to a deep dive in the meaning and role of Grace in our lives as well as the powerful impact embodying this quality has on you and the lives of people you touch. Ultimately, Grace allows you to be a catalyst for the greater good and to live your life in flow.

John shares that being graceful naturally enhances your ability to cut Fresh Tracks. Grace is not a spiritual or esoteric concept – it is in your actions. Grace happens in the doing and is a state of being, like love or joy. Finally, we discuss the role mercy and forgiveness towards our self plays in being graceful. Take a few minutes and grace yourself with the insight’s found in this episode of Fresh Tracks!

Show Notes:
4:30 – A look at what Grace is and why it is a valuable trait for leaders
9:45 – The lens you view life through: abundance or scarcity
11:15 – Generosity. Respect. Action. Compassion. Energy
16:20 – Why helping someone is a generative process
20:30 – The grace in doing
23:30 – The valuable role of trust in the quality of grace
27:00 – How mercy and forgiveness enables grace in yourself
29:00 – Tips for leaning in to Grace when faced with difficult situations
32:30 – Why patience plays an essential role in embodying Grace

About John Baldoni
John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, and author of 14 books that have been translated into 10 languages.
In 2018 Inc.com named Baldoni a Top 100 speaker and Trust Across America honored him with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Trust. In 2019 Global Gurus ranked him #9 on its list of Top 30 global leadership experts, a list he has been on since 2007.
As a highly sought-after executive coach and leadership educator, he has had the privilege of working with senior leaders in virtually every industry from health care to real estate, packaged goods to automobiles, and finance and technology.

Baldoni speaks widely to corporate, professional, military and university audiences. Mixed with stories of great men and women, and leavened with light-hearted humor, Baldoni dispenses down-to-earth practical advice that individuals can apply immediately.

For more information please visit www.johnbaldoni.com

Fresh Tracks Meditation – Forgiveness

Negative feelings, thoughts, words and behaviors affect our mental and physical health, our self-esteem and our sense of self-worth. Forgiveness is not something we do for another person, it’s something we do for ourselves. By refusing to forgive, we hang on to feelings of blame, judgment, guilt, resentments, hurts and do not make room for the positive emotions and feelings we need to cut Fresh Tracks.

Join me in this 30-minute, guided meditation and forgive, release, and ultimately give yourself permission to move forward creating your life by design and with ease. Ultimately, forgiveness allows you to more easily create your Fresh Tracks!

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Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships with Jason Lauritsen

In episode 77 of Fresh Tracks I speak with Jason Lauritsen about Social Gravity and the Natural Laws of Relationships. We start by discussing the role intentionality plays in relationships and how that is different than manipulation. There is great power in setting an intention when building new relationships and Jason shares with us how to set intentions and give us examples of good intentions vs bad intentions.

Jason shares his number one way to build strong relationships as well as the number one mistake people make when meeting others that sabotages their ability to connect in an authentic way. The truth is that relationships develop one person at a time and taking the time to choose your relationships one by one, rather than accelerating it in a mass setting, is a key to achieving your goals in business and in life. Finally Jason discusses the concept of social capital, which is the value that we have access to in our lives because of the relationships we have with others.

Show Notes:

5:35 – The role intentionality plays in relationships
12:30 – Your peer group and the role in plays in your growth
16:50 – What to do if you don’t have a natural connection with people in key roles professionally
20:45 – 2 Tips for building strong relationships when you are shy
26:10 – What is social capital and how do you build it?
27:45 – Common mistakes to avoid when building intentional relationships
32:00 – How to extend social media relationships into the real world
36:00 – The impact of social gravity

About Jason Lauritsen
Jason Lauritsen a keynote speaker, author and advisor. He is an employee engagement and workplace culture expert who will challenge you to think differently.
A former corporate Human Resources executive, Jason has dedicated his career to helping leaders build organizations that are good for both people and profits.
Most recently, he led the research team for Quantum Workplace’s Best Places to Work program where he has studied the employee experience at thousands of companies to understand what the best workplaces in the world do differently than the rest.
Jason is the co-author of the book, Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships. Connect with Jason at www.JasonLauritsen.com.