The Life-Changing Power of Human Connection & Doing the Inner Work

inner work

November 15, 2022

Nothing lights me up more than witnessing someone’s life change as a result of doing inner work. I wanted to share an example of how quickly you can begin completely altering your life simply by actively deciding to invest in yourself.

This episode was inspired by a client who, in less than 2 weeks of working together, is already applying new awareness and knowledge into raising a toddler.

Doing the inner work impacts the way you parent, the way you treat others, the way you manage your employees, the perspectives you hold and the compassion you demonstrate for yourself and others. It shifts your worldview, improves your mental, emotional and physical health, can lengthen your life, better your finances, positively impact your career and give you an opportunity to create a sense of fulfillment you may have never truly felt before.

This story is proof of the power of human connection, and I truly hope it inspires you to invest as much time and energy into yourself as you can.

In this episode, we’re talking about:

  • What it means to “do the inner work” (entire episode below on this)
  • How doing the inner work can heal us from trauma
  • What is “emotional flooding” and why it often affects men more than women
  • How our relationships are a mirror of ourselves
  • Teaching by inspiring
  • The importance of human connection

If you’re looking for a place to start doing your own inner work, please reach out to me via email or DM on Instagram (contacts below). I’d love to provide you with the dialogue and opportunities to start you on your true path.


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The Gottman Institute: Making Sure Emotional Flooding Doesn’t Capsize Your Relationship

Episode 185 | What Does “Doing The Work” Even Mean?

Episode 335 | Compassion, Compliments & Sex Parties: Exploring Masculinity & Shame With James Walsham 

Episode 326 | The Uncomfortable Truth About Romantic Relationships

Episode 320 | Integration Of Wisdom

Episode 306 | Changing How We Define Emotional Strength & Recognizing Emotions As Data

Podcast Producer: Adam Liefl


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