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Author: Liv Hadden

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In this episode, I talk about how important anti-racism work is to your self-awareness practice, as well as share an interview I did with Adria DeCorte on her podcast, Unforgettable.To access my ever-growing Google doc with anti-racist resources, follow me on Instagram @dancingpinkwitch, or use this link: https://rb.gy/beghnc
In this week's episode, I share an interview I did with my relationship coach, Keith Paolino, for a program called Group Think. This is one of the BEST recorded conversations I've had about relationships, and the turnout to the panel was AWESOME. People responded really well, so I highly recommend listening to this.Instead of reinventing the wheel, I'm sharing their show notes below so you have everything you need to navigate this super robust and important show:Welcome to the third episode of the Group Think ATX podcast! Our topic for today's conversation is RELATIONSHIPS with special guests Liv Hadden and Keith Paolino. Together we explore what connections with other humans mean to us. Although this conversation was recorded pre-COVID19 the themes are not only relevant but emphasized by our shared experience of social distancing. This conversation is facilitated by Madeline Krebs and Maggie Burke with intro, edits, and illustration is by Katie Rose Gurkin.If you want to learn more about Group Think ATX, Global Shapers, or our special guests (Liv and Keith) please follow the links below:Group Think ATX: https://www.facebook.com/GroupThinkATX/Global Shapers Austin: http://www.austinshapers.com/Self Aware Millennial (Liv Hadden's podcast and project): https://selfawaremillennial.com/Illustration by Katie Rose Gurkin: https://katieroseshow.myportfolio.com/Music by Will Patterson https://www.hightidepost.com/Group Think Fargo: http://www.groupthinkfargo.com/“We cannot live for ourselves alone.” - Herman Melville
In this episode, I interview COO of Discover Praxis, Mitchell Earl, about his journey away from the traditional "go to college, get a degree, get a job" path and became an entrepreneur so he could build the life he wanted.Mitchell is COO of Discover Praxis – a startup bootcamp and job placement program for entrepreneurial young professionals who want more than college. He's the author of Don’t Do Stuff You Hate and frequently writes about how to navigate life and careers. He's radical about creating a better future and helping others do the same. Follow him on Twitter for more: @mitchell_earl.Enjoy his story and take inspiration in all the fucking possibilities you have access to!
In this week's episode, I interview the amazing Taraleigh Weathers about how she teaches people to integrate the magic of live music into their daily lives. This is easily one of the most fun interviews I've done because of her energy and because we talk about one of my favorite topics: psychedelics!If you'd like to connect with Taraleigh, here's her info:Become a Healthy Prankster on Rocking Life’s Patron: http://www.patreon.com/rockinglifeonlineWebsite rockinglife.comInstagram @rockinglife__Book on Amazon: How to Rock Your Life: Maintain the Magic of Live Music in Your Everyday ExperienceRetreat center thiswonderfulplace.com 
In this week's episode, I talk to my cousin, Anna, about her coming out journey, why I really got divorced, and why your sexuality is a crucial part of your self-awareness journey.Mentioned on the show:Find Anna on Instagram @porcupannaListen to the Savage LovecastRead The Ethical SlutBook a call with Liv's astrologist, Kay TaylorNote: PLEASE stay safe and sane right now. As best you can, abide by COVID-19 quarantine rules. The sooner we get with the program, the sooner things will go back to something closer to "normal."
Right now, we have an unprecedented global slow down. For the first time in recent history, the ENTIRE world is not only asking you to stay home, it's actually enforcing it.For many of us, this is causing internal panic about SO. MANY. THINGS!I'm here to encourage and quite frankly challenge you to step outside your patterns of anxiety, scarcity, and panic in this uncertainty and lean into the power of pausing.As entrepreneur and speaker KC Baker says, "The slower you go, the more you feel."You have an opportunity right now to stop numbing out and FEEL the things you've been avoiding so you can learn more about yourself, deepen your understanding of what you want and desire, and actually take steps to build the life you want.Listen to this episode to gain perspective into how this fucked up time can be a gift, and how to take advantage of the power available to you in slowing down and pausing.
In this episode, I chat with my friends/family about the importance of the people you surround yourself with, and how they can either help or hinder your personal growth.With COVID-19 quarantines and other craziness, the importance of community and connection beyond convenience is more important than ever. The ways in which our culture lacks a community-minded perspective have become extremely obvious.Think about it: if people had been following precautions and taking care of their health BEFORE this all blew up, when the virus was still out east, we might not even need to be taking such drastic measures now. Instead, people who were privileged enough to assume their health wouldn't be affected continued to travel, not wash their hands, expose themselves to the compromised, and eventually hoard resources (unnecessarily - what's with the toilet paper? COVID doesn't make you shit your pants, people!).When you choose to spend time with people who care more about their own personal gain and only focus on what's "directly" affecting them, you lose out on the opportunity to build relationships with people who will champion you and hold space for you to become your best self.Self-awareness practices REQUIRE you understand your impact in a community setting, so use some of this to listen to this episode and evaluate your community, your role in it, and whether or not your relationships lift you up or keep you stuck.
In this episode, I share a practice from my book, Get Your Joy On, that can get you out of negative thought patterns and crappy moods quickly: the Gratitude Game!There is no better medicine than gratitude. Giving thanks is infinitely transformative. If someone would give me a pulpit and bullhorn to scream, “EXPRESS MORE GRATITUDE; IT IS YOUR SALVATION,” on a street corner, I would do it.To be clear, gratitude is different from saying, “Thank you” as a compulsion to conditioned politeness. Gratitude is a consciousness, just like joy. As with so many of our states of being, we don’t express it. We feel it a little instead of participating fully in that consciousness and move on.Ugh. Writing that hurt me. I used to do it all the time. I still do it sometimes. It’s a bummer every single missed opportunity.Gratitude is beautiful for so many reasons. Perhaps my favorite is that it not only fills you up, it fills up the people you express it to. When you tell me how appreciative you are of the beautiful way your best friend showed up in your time of need, I feel good. Goodness is contagious; I love it when you feel loved because it reminds me there are good people in the world.Let’s play the Gratitude Game. If you want to get to joy quickly, this is your opportunity.
In this episode, I interview author, Jacqueline Cripps, about her book Smashed Avocado and the Quarter Life Crisis: A Millennial Survival Guide as well as her work professionally as an organizational consultant who seeks to help organizations learn how to work with the millennial generation instead of against it.Jacqueline is an author, speaker, and mentor. Working nationally and internationally, she works with business owners and organizations to strengthen their existing teams by analyzing the generational differences in the environment so team members can work together more seamlessly – overall strengthening the business’s overall bottom-line.You can find her online at jacquelinecripps.com and follow her on Instagram @jacquelinecripps.Listen to this episode for a sparkling conversation about the unique opportunities we have as millennials to build awareness in a way that can change not only our lives but the future of how humans work, think, and grow.
How many times have you told yourself, "One day, my life will _______"? And how often is that blank filled with the things you most deeply desire for your life? The things that you know you want but for some reason secretly believe you'll never have?The "One Day" Myth is this idea we've all tacitly bought into that our lives can and will only feel the way we want them to in some far-off distant future when we've finally:lost the weightgotten the promotionfound the timegotten marriedhad a kidmoved awaygotten out of debt...or whatever else we think is between us and the life we want to live. In this episode, I discuss what the "One Day" Myth is, how it's showing up in my life, and what I'm doing to change that narrative so I live the life I DESIRE and DESERVE right fucking NOW.
In Part 2 of my interview with Zack Blakeney, we dive a bit deeper into spiraling thought patterns and what we do to pull ourselves out. This is the more focused "how-to" piece of the discussion, so if that's what you're looking for, you found it!On another important note, Zack has enlisted me to help him found a lifestyle brand we hope will be the center of a social movement toward better lives for all: Supergivers Initiative. Founded on the same intent as this podcast, the Supergivers Initiative seeks to serve people like you in healing, ending self-inflicted suffering, and up-leveling your life from scarcity to abundance.Our first event is January 25th in Austin, TX at One World Theatre and is geared toward a cause near and dear to our hearts: helping our nation's veterans heal and recover from the complexities of being a soldier. Here are the details:HELP REDEFINE PTSDVeterans, active-duty soldiers, their families, and supporters will all benefit from the life-changing coaching given at this event from Make a Vet Sweat founder Justin Bohannon (IG: @justinboflex_official), EF Overwatch CEO Mike Saraille (IG: @mr.sarraille), a 15 min home-workout kettlebell demonstration by Onnit Master Coach Juan Leija (IG: @juannit_247), and a moving story of perseverance from NY Times Best Selling author, Geriant Jones (IG: @grjbooks).Join us for a day of special guest speakers, giveaways, food, vendors, support, and community for our nation's heroes. To learn more and register, click here.Connect with Zack on Instagram and listen to his podcast, Supergivers Academy. (Seriously, I highly recommend following him!)
This week's episode features one of my favorite humans, transformational coach and all-around badass, Zack Blakeney. In part 1 of this two-part interview, Zack teaches us about recoding, changing behavior patterns, and shares his own journey with a raw vulnerability that's just plain old sexy.Seriously, hearing about his battle with anxiety, porn and drug addiction and how that lead to his divorce gives me so much hope for what's possible. Why? Because now this man is living a much more aligned, conscious, intentional life. One where he seeks to change the lives of others. He's changed mine for the better, that's for sure!Not to mention, he's enlisted me to help him found a lifestyle brand we hope will be the center of a social movement toward better lives for all: Supergivers Initiative. Founded on the same intent as this podcast, the Supergivers Initiative seeks to serve people like you in healing, ending self-inflicted suffering, and up-leveling your life from scarcity to abundance.Our first event is January 25th in Austin, TX at One World Theatre and is geared toward a cause near and dear to our hearts: helping our nation's veterans heal and recover from the complexities of being a soldier. Here are the details:HELP REDEFINE PTSDVeterans, active-duty soldiers, their families, and supporters will all benefit from the life-changing coaching given at this event from Make a Vet Sweat founder Justin Bohannon, EF Overwatch CEO Mike Saraille, a 15 min home-workout kettlebell demonstration by Onnit Master Coach Juan Leija, and a moving story of perseverance from NY Times Best Selling author, Geriant Jones.Join us for a day of special guest speakers, giveaways, food, vendors, support, and community for our nation's heroes. To learn more and register, click here.Connect with Zack on Instagram and listen to his podcast, which I incorrectly called Supergivers Assemble in the intro. It's actually called Supergivers Academy podcast. (Seriously, I highly recommend following him!)
Every new year is an opportunity to reset your mindset, perspective, energy, goals, and pretty much anything else you can imagine. But, let's be real: Resolutions are fucking lame as shit and almost never work.Does that mean we should all say "Fuck it" and forget about the spirit of a new calendar year? I don't think so. Instead, let's reframe resolutions into something I feel is far more powerful and sustainable: intentions.  Why intentions? Guess you'll have to listen to find out! Here's why I think most New Year's Resolutions fail and why I feel setting an intention for the year works better.
I talk to Human Design expert, Aycee Brown, about what Human Design is and how you can use it to follow your life's purpose and know yourself better.What is Human Design? It's a powerful tool that combines the I Ching, astrology, Kabbalah, Hindu-Brahmin chakra system, and quantum physics. By learning about your Human Design aura type, you can unlock your full potential and take the guesswork out of who you are, why you're here, and how to make it happen!Aycee helps Thought Leaders and Entrepreneurs tap into their magic and unleash their desires by becoming who they truly are through the power of Human Design. Her insight, perspective, and advice are hands-down the most practical and helpful I've seen out there. Human Design is such a robust tool, it can be overwhelming. Aycee makes it digestible and useful in a style that's unique to her.Follow Aycee on Instagram @ayceebrown, listen to her podcast Is My Aura on Straight? wherever you listen to this show, and work with her by visiting her website, ayceebrown.com.
Self-Aware Millennial is back with even better content, advice, interviews, and resources to help you get your shit together, and stop being so serious while you're at it. We can adult!In this introductory episode, I give you an overview of what to expect this season and make a big announcement — I'm doing things differently this season to bring you more value and realness.*OFFICIAL SEASON PREMIERE*Tuesday, September 24, 20193:30 pm CSTInstagram Live (follow me @livhadden)Season 3 is going to be SPICY, and it all kicks off with a LIVE coaching session between my coach/guide/mentor, Keith Paolino, and I. That's right — you're going to see me vulnerable, exposed, and at the mercy of someone else in real-time. Why? So you can see what good coaching looks like, and to bring things into perspective and reality: just because I have this podcast and my life looks a certain way online, I am no different than you. No better, no stronger, no more capable. I'm out here trying to get my shit together, just like you.Plus, I introduce a new feature of the podcast: guided meditations! Meditation has proven to be one of the most powerful and important tools in my toolbox, so I want to share the different styles and methods I've learned so you can experiment and see what fits for you. Stay tuned until the end of the episode for my Body Love Letter Guided Meditation.Relevant LinksSAM YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL5MHxXrQhRPIQbzCWRZ9uw?view_as=subscriberDownload The Body Love Letter Guided Meditation for free: https://selfawaremillennial.com/product/the-body-love-letter-guided-meditation/
It's the end of our second season, and can I just say, THANK YOU! The show exists because of you, so thank you from the bottom of my soul for listening.To wrap the season, I call us back to the Map of Consciousness from episode 1, invite you to investigate your "Why?" in life, and fill you in on what's coming in season 3.During the break between seasons, I'll be recording the audiobook for Get Your Joy On™, preparing to launch the online course, and taking requests for season 3 episode. Have a topic you want to be covered? Have a question you want to be answered? Let me know by DM'ing on Insta @livhadden or by sending me an email (love@selfawaremillennial.com). In the meantime, remember, I love you and like you.
Finally, my infamous mentor, Nisha Moodley joins me for an intriguing discussion about personal sovereignty and power!Sovereignty is a leadership quality I learned about through Nisha's program, Soul of Leadership, and HOLY GUACAMOLE is it powerful! It's empowered me to have healthier boundaries at work and at home, show up in a more powerful way for my clients and loved ones, and has helped me recognize my own personal power. As Nisha discusses the ways power has been distorted by society and its systems, she calls us back to true, authentic power — the kind that can't be taken away and that truly sets us free. No matter which way you slice it, this conversation is important and has the ability to true catalyze a change in perspective.Nisha is opening enrollment for her course, Soul of Leadership, is this month. I HIGHLY recommend it, not because I get paid or rewarded to (I don't) but because I believe in it. It's truly changed my life. You can learn more about that at https://soulofleadership.com/ and can connect with her at https://nishamoodley.com or on Instagram @nishamoodley.
In this episode, I chat with my friend and co-worker, Ricky Murray, about how self-awareness played a role in his coming out story, and how coming out played a role in his self-awareness journey. As I've mentioned before, it's important we recognize all stories are valuable and important, regardless of credentials or things society deems as "qualified." Storytelling has the power to connect and change us all if we let it.I hope through hearing Ricky's story and journey, you're encouraged and empowered to begin sharing your own in whatever way feels best to you. Ultimately, this interview reinforced my belief that when 1 of us does the work, it gives more of us permission to be ourselves — free and joyful!
I'll be officially debuting my book, Get Your Joy™, at Denver Comic Con 2019 (DCC19)! One of the joy builders in the book is called "Take a Break. Or Two. Or Three." The main idea behind this is twofold:If you aren't enjoying the journey, the destination won't matter. It's important to be present and give yourself lots of love, space, and time to rest, recharge, and fuel up before continuing to press forward.Science is now backing what we already know: burnout is real and taking breaks is necessary to get the results you want. In fact, people who actually take breaks and vacations get promoted faster and earn more money.Ultimately, what I'm saying is that taking life too seriously leads to misery. As much as everything matters, it also doesn't if your quality of life totally sucks! You won't be effective or joyful, and if you're neither, what's the point of working at all? Let's take a seriousness break and enjoy my interview on the Reel Nerds podcast from DCC18. We chat about my writing, finding inspiration, fun sci-fi things we like, and other nerdy stuff! 
Hi, friend! This episode is special to me because it marks the release of my book, Get Your Joy On™: Unleash Joy In Your Life, One Small Action at a Time. Not only is this book my offering of love, wisdom, and courage to you, it's a huge marker in my life's journey for how far I've come.The very first book I ever wrote came out of me from a place of deep shame and guilt (it's a fiction book called In the Mind of Revenge if you're curious). I was deeply depressed and stewing in a broth of self-loathing. I literally named my main character Shame because it's all I could identify with. It's where I was living, 24/7.Now, 8 years later, I'm STOKED to share what I've learned with you. I'm grateful and humbled these lessons have shown up to heal me, and that I have the honor of sharing them with you.I care deeply about making the world a place full of more love and joy than it is pain and suffering. I believe I can do that with and for YOU. I truly believe you and I, through self-awareness and practicing compassion, can create more change than we'd imagine.So, please enjoy the first few chapters of the book!
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Alexsys Thompson

I enjoyed my time with host Liv Hadden and appreciate her deep dive into self awareness for a generation that has so much to offer, it is the key to unleashing it all.

May 16th
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