Category Archives: Personal Power

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

 

Healing from Betrayal with Debi Silber

In episode 76 of Fresh Tracks I speak with transformational psychologist and author Deb Silber about betrayal. When we are betrayed it hits us at a very deep, core part of ourselves and shatters our trust. When experiencing a betrayal, either in your personal or professional life, it’s imperative to process and heal rather than push down the emotions and forge on. Debi shares with us the five stages of healing from betrayal as well as the value of discovering the lessons that are there to be learned when you are betrayed. Both are instrumental in growing through this experience rather than having it ruin you.

A betrayal hurts so much because it is intentional. We are forced to face the fact that someone close to us put their needs above ours. Initially, survival instincts and strategies take over and we function on autopilot. In this week’s Fresh Tracks we examine why many people get stuck in survival mode rather than heal and move into the growth phases we are designed to experience. Making meaning of the experience allows you to heal, learn the lesson you are charged with learning, and become the stronger and more resilient person you are meant to be.

Show Notes:

4:15 – Recognizing post-traumatic betrayal
6:45 – Taking yourself from betrayal to transformation
10:00 – Why do betrayals keeps happening?
12:45 – How betrayal often drive us towards spiritual exploration
14:45 – Why we frequently don’t heal from betrayal
18:15 – The place most women get stuck when healing from betrayal
23:15 – How to recognize if you have post-betrayal symptoms
26:45 – Are there things you can do to prevent betrayal?

About Debi

Dr. Debi Silber, founder of The PBT Institute, is a Transformational Psychologist and a health, mindset, and personal development expert. She’s an award-winning speaker, coach and author of the Amazon #1 Bestselling book: The Unshakable Woman: 4 Steps to Rebuilding Your Body, Mind and Life After a Life CrisisThe Unshakable Woman.  Debi has contributed to FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz show, TEDx, The Huffington PostShapeSelfHealthWorking MotherForbesPsychology Today, WebMD, Ladies Home JournalWoman’s World and Glamour, amongst others. Her doctoral study led to two discoveries around how women experience and heal from betrayal. Based on her findings, along with 27 years of health, mindset and lifestyle coaching, she’s created a proven approach to help women heal (physically, mentally and emotionally) from a life crisis, specializing in betrayal.

https://pbtinstitute.com/

Lola Wright – On Being Yourself

In episode 74 of Fresh Tracks I speak with spiritual leader and consciousness powerhouse Lola Wright. Our discussion runs the gamut from the important role being authentic plays in contributing to society as a whole and why self-expression can be such an important value to society. Lola shares her personal journey cutting Fresh Tracks from becoming a mom at 18, to a career in the finance industry to becoming the Spiritual Director of Bodhi Chicago.

How do you know it’s time to for you to cut your Fresh Tracks? Lola answers this question and provides a 7-day process for checking “your aliveness” in your day-to-day life. We also discuss why cutting Fresh Tracks is important – because people who enjoy the life they are living are contributing more to the planet! Finally, we breach the topic of race in America and why it’s such an important topic to explore. Lola shares that you cannot shift what you cannot accept – and this applies to race as much as anything else.

Show Notes
1:40 – On being yourself
4:00 –How Lola uses self-expression to serve others today
9:40 – Why paying attention to your aliveness can help you cut Fresh Tracks
13:50 – The number one thing that prevents people from creating the life they dream of
18:00 – Where are you outsourcing authority in your life?
22:20 – Why the world needs us to take radical responsibility for exploring our blind spots
25:00 – What ARE normal white people and why is it important?

About Lola Wright

Lola Wright is the Spiritual Director of Bodhi Chicago, a global center for consciousness engaging change agents and explorers locally and around the world. Lola is also the Founder of Normal white people. A platform designed to develop racial consciousness and untangle unconscious bias among white identified people. A fierce and loving leader who serves as a lightning rod for individual transformation in service of collective awakening, Wright is a guide, speaker, teacher, wife, and mom of four children.

After spending 15 years with global financial institutions in banking and real estate, she is now a member of the Leadership Council of The Association for Global New Thought and a member of The Brain Trust with Chicago Ideas. Lola is a graduate of Emerson Theological Institute and a certified coach through the Conscious Leadership Group.