Masculinity: Looking for the Best in People & Why We Need to Change the Conversation About Men

emilygoughInfidelity, Mindset

I have lots of reasons to dislike men. A father who left when I was a teenager, with whom I subsequently severed our relationship entirely for various reasons (for more on small portions of that story I’m willing to discuss publicly, see #RoomToGrowPodcast episodes 24 and 93), got screwed around by males I was dating in my late teens and early 20s, … Read More

Liespotting: Detecting Deception in Everyday Life

emilygoughInfidelity, Lifestyle (Podcast, Mental Health, Mindset (Podcast), Podcast, Relationships

“No one can lie to you without your approval.” –Pamela Meyer This episode is ROBUST.  Seriously, I’ve don’t think I’ve ever spent so long researching to put an episode together, and even with all of the various areas covered in this episode, it only scratches the surface of the science of detecting lies and deception. After ending my 9 year … Read More

Are You Listening to Your Intuition?

emilygoughInfidelity, Mental Health, Mindset

“There is a voice that doesn’t use words. Listen.” -Rumi This has been one of my favourite quotes for several years, and has spoken to me on an even deeper level after realizing how much I had been ignoring my intuition for years.#The9YearAffair Our bodies are talking to us constantly, and we experience emotions DIRECTLY in the body. One simple … Read More

The Healing Quality of Laughter

emilygoughInfidelity, Mental Health, Mindset

Every time I’m asked about the story of the infidelity that was uncovered in my previous relationship, I start to laugh. It’s genuine laughter, too. The whole situation went down in such an utterly insane fashion that it’s actually comical to me at this point. It certainly wasn’t amusing in the least for a very long time, and there are … Read More

How to Deal with the Gossip and the Fear of Judgement


Opening up the door to discuss the infidelity in my relationship was a risk that I was willing to take, but I knew it would simultaneously open me up to a whole new world of judgement, criticism and gossip that I had previously been insulated from. Let’s just call a spade a spade: it’s a “juicy” story. #The9YearAffair There are people … Read More

Forgiveness Isn’t Found, It’s Earned: Doing the Inner Work

emilygoughFeatured, Infidelity, Mindset (Podcast), Podcast

“To err is human.  To forgive, divine.” -Alexander Pope   When I posed some upcoming episode ideas on Instagram stories, forgiveness was one of the ones that drew the most attention.  And I can understand why, because it’s an incredibly complicated and complex issue for so many of us. Not only that, but it takes a great deal of strength … Read More

Infidelity + Taking the High Road

emilygoughInfidelity, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Mindset

I was told months ago by someone that that coming forward about infidelity in my relationship would make me look like a victim trying to elicit sympathy. If you’ve been following the #RoomToGrowPodcast for any length of time, you know how strongly I feel about victim mindset (check out episode 24 in particular). So let’s chat for a minute: Sharing your story … Read More

Affair Aftermath & Holding Space for a Friend in Crisis with Christina Montalvo

emilygoughInfidelity, Mental Health, Mindset (Podcast), Podcast, Relationships

**If you haven’t yet listened to episode #117 The 9 Year Affair: Lessons in Infidelity, I strongly recommend checking it out first as a prerequisite for this episode** I’m a little bit nervous to release this episode, because I was a *little* bit more candid than I intended to be 😂 Christina Montalvo and I have teamed up for our … Read More

Vulnerability As A Commodity: Where’s the Line?

emilygoughBusiness (Podcast), Infidelity, Mental Health, Online Business, Podcast

I’m noticing a trend in the online space where vulnerability is the new “it” factor and at times, seems like it’s being treated as a commodity to be traded in exchange for likes, download numbers and increased publicity. Listen, vulnerability is a beautiful thing.  It brings us closer together, creates deeper connections and reminds us that we’re all part of … Read More

Cutting Off the Breadcrumbs of Hope with Megan Bruneau

emilygoughEntrepreneurship, Featured, Infidelity, Mental Health, Mindset (Podcast), Podcast, Relationships

I’ve been following the incredible Megan Bruneau on Instagram for some time now, and am absolutely delighted to introduce you to her on the podcast today! Quoted by Deepak Chopra as the “Millennials’ therapist,” Megan’s no-bullshit, relatable voice has garnered over 30m views and landed appearances on The T.D. Jakes Show, Good Morning America and New York 1 Morning News. … Read More