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Netflix, Chocolate Cake and The Cycle of Shame

By Rachel Brathen

Are you exhausted from battling your inner critic all day? Are you struggling with limiting beliefs leading to a cycle of numbing behaviors? In this episode Rachel shares about the struggle with her own inner critic, the behaviors she has been using to cope, and how she is learning to find peace in slowing down. We all cope with some type of self-medication. Who doesn’t want to sit on the couch, drink wine, eat cake and watch Netflix after a long exhausting day? Most of us are guilty of trading yoga for an evening on the couch in our yoga pants or choosing a tub of Ben & Jerry’s over that kale salad. It’s not so much about what you do, but why you do it! Ice cream, wine and chocolate cake are wonderful things to enjoy, but when we use food and alcohol as a way to numb ourselves chances are we need some help to come back to ourselves. Consciously moving from a place of numbing your feelings to feeling your feelings and prioritizing the practices that help you care for yourself are critical keys to feeling good in our day-to-day.  This podcast will remind you to listen to your inner best friend, find compassion for yourself along the way, feel your feelings, talk it out, go to therapy, give yourself a break, journal, and use all the healing tools you need to consciously quiet that inner critic. 

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