Summary: Sh!* happens, I know. But you know what? Sun Happens, too. And sometimes, you have to create your own sunshine (whatever that means, AMIRITE?). If you’re human, you have a story. Chances are, you’ve been through some things that have shaped you for the good, the bad, and the ugly. Truth is, we are all just doing our best. In this podcast, we will: 1. examine how our past has shaped us 2. replace/remove old tired ways of thinking/behaving 3. make massive impact by leaning fully into our purpose So, if you’re looking for a community that meets you where you are, holds space for you without judgment, and is doing the work to heal, then you’ve come to the right place. Follow along as we laugh a lot, cry a little, and as always, become the best version of ourselves. We can do hard things. & Remember, Sun Happens. When you can't find it, create it.
Today, we were very lucky to sit down with my friend, Courtney Garbow. This episode is like a conversation with an old friend, that just happened to be recorded. Join us for lots of laughs, (sorry in advance LOL) and conversation about love, loss, identifying self-destructive patterns, healing, and even finding love again. When it comes to love, there is always hope. WE hope you enjoy 1 of many conversations with Courtney.
Long story short, my best friend is blind - but her vision is clearer than ever. I am so honored to have Katelyn Wackerman on the podcast to tell her story of brokenness and healing after she went legally blind 3 years ago. I might be biased, but to me she is strong, powerful and nothing short of amazing. You do not want to miss this! Follow us on TikTok! @katelynwackerman @SunHappens
Yes, you heard that right. Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. It made me cringe at first, too. Until I realized that this idea that I needed to be really good at something before I could show up was no longer serving me. Showing up is half the battle. If 20% effort is all you can give today, then give that... but keep showing up. I am proud of you and I hope this encourages you the way it encouraged me. Cheers. Instagram: Sunhappenspodcast Tiktok: Sunhappens
Have you ever had a panic attack and someone tried to comfort you by giving you rational advice? Did it work? It did not work for me... because, well... that would be too logical. Sometimes, things happens that send you spiraling. I can't speak for everyone. I can only tell you what did and/or did not help me and maybe you can relate too. Stay well, friends! Instagram: Sunhappenspodcast TikTok: Sunhappens
Last week, I went to Utah where the focus was on nature, hiking, and spending time time with my best friend. Of course, we decided to do the hardest hike the first day. We hiked a PEAK at almost 8,000 elevation, 8.88 miles, 4 hours and 44 minutes. It was hard but we learned a whole lot along the way. The journey to the peak, was eerily similar to this journey that is life. Here is my take away from this trip and how I am using hiking as a metaphor for personal growth. Cheers to growth, friends.
Let's face it, most of us have a voice inside of our head, and sometimes that voice isn't always very nice. I don't know it all, but I do know that I have spent a lot of time inside my own head, listening to a voice that would tear me to shreds, if I let it. BUT, what if you could change your thoughts and live with a much nicer voice inside your mind? would you do it? I am working through that now. cheers, friends!
Ouch. I got my first bad review. It hurt a little, but then I remembered that I wouldn't be human if I didn't fail from time to time. No, I haven't always lived into the best version of myself, and that's okay. Healing and growth is a journey but there's one thing that will remain consistent. I do NOT have it all together, but I will continue to stay positive and learn each day and I think that's pretty great.
Today, we dive into all or nothing, black and white thinking and why it doesn't always serve us and our relationships with other humans. Humans are not good OR bad, they are both good AND bad. When we can realize that about ourselves (and others), it gives us the ability to practice sustained compassion... and maybe... love others (and ourselves) just a little bit better.
Just a cute little 10 minute reminder that you deserve the love you keep trying to give everyone else. Also, the love you deserve, can be found inside of you. Stop looking externally for something you can give yourself. Even better? The better you love your self, the better you will care for others. I'd call this a win, win, win. Cheers to growth friends. love you BIG.
Deconstruction. The art of questioning absolutely everything.... because you SHOULD. Sometimes, it's worth it to burn everything to the ground and rebuild on sturdier ground. Tell me, have you ever questioned the thoughts/beliefs that you've just taken at face value your whole life? It's okay to have questions. It's okay to challenge every single thought that you have. I don't have all the answers yet, either - but bet your bottom dollar that I will never stop asking questions. cheers to growth, amigas!
If there were one phrase to describe me, that'd be it. It's fine. I'm fine. Everything is fine. Until I realized, everything was absolutely NOT fine. That lie helped me survive childhood. it helped me get through painful things, but it's no longer serving me as an adult. I am willing to bet there are parts of you that helped you survive at one time, but are now negatively impacting you and your relationships. Sun Happens, yes, but ya know what? Sh*t happens, too... and that's okay.
No BUT really, it's not you... it IS ME. In today's episode, we discuss how so many of our issues could be resolved if we'd just take a good hard long look in the mirror. Not in a harsh judgmental way though. More like a "hey, I love you and I forgive you for not knowing what you know now... but now that we know better, we gotta do better," kinda way. Remember, Sun Happens. When you can't find it, create it.
Things are rough right now, fam, but I showed up with a little help from my friends. Tears were shed LOL but follow along as I go through 10 things I would do/focus on if I had just one year to heal. I encourage yours you listen, to think about how you heal if you only had one year...and trust me, we all have healing to do. Cheers to growth, friends.
Stillness, though hard to come by in today's world, is a calm, quiet, motionless state. Today, we discuss stillness, what it means, why it matters, and some tips on how to achieve stillness in your life. Stillness is about making the moment as basic and simple as possible, giving us the time and space to actually hear our own thoughts. Stillness is the sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time, even when surrounded by chaos. Isn't that peaceful?
What is the ego? is it who you are? Is it the story we made up about who we think that we are? What if, and hear me out on this, we are not what we've been conditioned to believe? I'm not entirely sure. What I am sure of is this .... the month of March is death to ego as we know it, and leaning fully into who we truly are. Whatever that means. Cheers to growth, friends.