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003: The Power of Your Story: Facing Your Past & Releasing Shame w/ Bridget Cook-Burch

By Cherie Burton

Bridget Cook-Burch is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, transformational speaker, and incredible inspiration for people around the world and advocate for the power of your own story. Today we are diving into where she has been, where she is now and where she is going and how you too can own the words you are telling yourself. We dive into everything from how to face your trauma head-on, to opening up a safe place within yourself, and recognizing that you are not alone. It is possible to get rid of the stories you have been telling yourself that don't serve you and create a new story based on what you want. Bridget is saying enough of cutting away parts of ourselves in order to please others, it is time to embrace your wholeness and the messiness of being human in order to find your ‘Golden Thread’. Bridget is an advocate for using your voice to find your own answers in life while letting go of shame and fear. Sometimes it is necessary to look yourself in the mirror in order to accept and embrace your vulnerabilities, and Bridget is that mirror for you today. Are you ready to embrace your story and find your goddess energy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!   In This Episode The continued link adoption and adoptive family have in Bridget’s life Attaching yourself to the ‘Golden Thread’ to manifest your dreams How to create and foster a safe space for yourself and others The power of trauma and how you can not only survive but thrive Sharing what you have learned to let others know that they are not alone   Quotes “There was this spark of prayer inside of me that said ‘I don't want to die, I haven't fulfilled the measure of my creation, I haven't done what I’ve come to do’. And I didn't know what that was, but I knew I hadn't done it yet” (6:29) “I think part of the reason we are on the planet to gain wholeness is to discover ourselves beyond the lies” (10:35) “When we heal from our past we become in a unique position to actually become a leader on the planet” (21:51) “Being human is just messy. So I am going to make mistakes and I have made mistakes, but now I am going to be vulnerable and open about them and no longer worried about what other people think of me” (28:13) “You are meant to experience those emotions and therefore you can do something very significant. And that is to put it down, to acknowledge it, and then rise beyond the story” (40:51)   Links Follow Bridget on Facebook | LinkedIn Bridget Inspires Website Bridget’s Inspired Writer Retreats   Check out the full episode page here Find Cherie online Follow Cherie on Facebook

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