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A podcast that shares practical skills to help you thrive in a world full of curve balls. Join me for 15-20 minute podcasts every other Thursday that inspire thought around mental wellness.
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Nutrition has the power to positively affect our lives. One of the most profound areas where this can occur is in the process of cancer treatment. Nutrition, in concert with traditional medical interventions, can help make cancer therapies more effective to increase chances of survival. In this episode of Curves Welcome podcast, I chat with Martha Tettenborn, RD about hacking chemo using "the ketogenic diet, therapeutic fasting, and a kickass attitude to power through cancer." TIMESTAMPS0:00 INTRO0:18 Welcome Martha1:40 The journey to nutrition9:11 the ketogenic diet11:25 cell metabolism and cancer15:15 Food as medicine19:30 We all have different nutritional needs23:17 Win the struggle over maintainiing a healthy lifestyle29:35 What should be organic?35:10 Small changes make a difference36:10 Hacking ChemoHacking Chemo BookCancer thrives on sugar. Cancer cells need it, unable to grow and multiply without a steady supply of glucose. But after a cancer diagnosis, medical and dietary recommendations from oncology doctors often result in increased blood sugar and insulin levels—the essential elements that cancer cells need to thrive.In Hacking Chemo, Registered Dietitian and cancer survivor Martha Tettenborn uncovers the secrets of cancer metabolism, offering a refreshing new way of treating the disease with minimal side effects and maximum effectiveness. Cancer treatment like chemotherapy doesn’t have to derail your life. You can be your own bio-hacker by decoding how cancer works in your body…and your life.https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08K3V74P4About Martha Tettenborn, RD Martha Tettenborn RD is a Registered Dietitian and certified Primal Health Coach with over 30 years of experience working in many areas of nutrition. She currently works in long term care with a focus on nursing homes and gerontology. Her private health coach practice, The Cancer Doula, promotes a low-carb, whole-foods-based approach to disease prevention and cancer symptom management.When diagnosed with Stage 1 ovarian cancer, Martha began exploring the research of the disease and discovered the science of cancer metabolism. This led her to develop and use a protocol of ketogenic diet with targeted therapeutic fasting to significantly impact her response to chemotherapy. Inspired by her own journey, Martha wants to help others see cancer differently – as an experience that will give you strength, wisdom, and more love for your body and life than ever before.A featured speaker at the Low Carb Long Weekend Summit and on numerous podcasts, Martha shares her knowledge as a dietitian and experience as a cancer patient to inform others about the power of metabolic interventions to support conventional cancer treatment. Martha also instructs courses teaching the ketogenic approach to cancer treatment for the Nutrition Network and Udemy.A cancer survivor since 2018, Martha is an avid hiker, cyclist, live theatre backstage crew member and a wannabe world adventurer. She lives on the beautiful Bruce Peninsula in central Ontario, Canadahttps://marthatettenborn.comThe Dirty Dozen - list mentioned in podcast:https://www.producebluebook.com/2021/03/17/dirty-dozen-clean-15-lists-released-for-2021/
There’s an important balance point that many of us miss in our lives, causing us to live in a state of constant struggle. We want to live with purpose but often get stuck in that place in between fear and freedom. Understanding how to tap into our personal power is the key to experiencing life in a balanced state. In this episode of Curves Welcome, special guest, award-winning, critically acclaimed author, Christian de la Huerta, shares his insights on this life-changing approach to living a purposeful, well-balanced life. TIMESTAMPS:0:00 INTRO1:04 Welcome Christian de la Huerta1:45 Gaining personal power despite being raised in hierarchal settings5:00 The soul of power6:49 Gender equality10:15 Gaining balance between masculine and feminine12:08 Power of creation  that resides in female body14:35 Releasing emotions16:42 Emotions are energy19:40 Fearing the power of success22:50 Fear of abusing power24:56 Playing small to avoid conflict29:00 Protecting the empath heart35:28 Mastering the eye of the stormAbout Christian de la HuertaWith 30 years of experience, Christian de la Huerta is a sought-after spiritual teacher, personal transformation coach and leading voice in the breathwork community. He has traveled the world offering inspiring and transformational retreats combining psychological and spiritual teachings with lasting and life-changing effects. An award-winning, critically acclaimed author, he has spoken at numerous universities and conferences and on the TEDx stage. His new book, Awakening the Soul of Power, was described by multiple Grammy Award–winner Gloria Estefan as “a balm for the soul of anyone searching for truth and answers to life’s difficult questions” and has received a Nautilus Book Award and a Nonfiction Book Award. To find out more about his work and receive a free guided meditation, power practices and a chapter from the book, visit: https://soulfulpower.com/.******************Connect with host Suzie Carr: https://curveswelcome.com
Do you feel blocked from expressing your true gifts and living your purpose? Perhaps like me, you crave the opportunity to leverage your gifts and create shared impact. The good news is that you can. We hold gifts in us that are waiting for us to express them. In this latest podcast episode, Jewel Veitch shares insights on how to take a heart-centered approach to living and monetizing the highest expression of your purpose. TIMESTAMPS0:00 INTRO1:55 Intuitive heart intelligence3:49 Intuitive hits7:46 Getting into a calm headspace12:56 Home as a sanctuary15:07 What to do about mind traps17:57 Living my purpose19:09 Getting paid for your purpose20:10 Money is your birthright.22:58 Relationship with money24:05 Improving self-dialogue28:06 I have to versus I get to29:40 What is my yearning for humanity?About Jewel VeitchJewel Veitch is a seasoned Career & Business Coach, an International Best Selling Author, and a Purpose and Empowerment Speaker.  She has facilitated in the field of personal and professional development for over two decades through formal coaching and training in public, private and entrepreneurial sectors. As a seasoned career practitioner and intuitive business mentor, she has supported thousands of women to discover their true gifts and realize their dream of building legacy doing what they love, while fulfilling their highest purpose and potential. Her thriving Inner Core Coaching practice serves purposeful women around the world to harness their resources and make a greater difference for future generations.Connect with Jewel and download a complimentary digital copy of her best-selling book, True Gifts: https://innercorecoach.com/truegifts
Food addiction affects many of us and can wreak havoc on our mental and physical well-being. When managed, food transforms from a source of pain to a source of beneficial power.  Today, I am joined by my guest, Rosie Moore, an entrepreneur with ID Life, and together we explore our relationship with food and come up with ways to improve our balance in health through it. Podcast Highlights: 0:00 Welcome1:06 The health and fitness struggle is real! 3:00 Journey into fitness4:17 Replacing a bad addiction with a good one8:15 pain and pleasure principle9:41 Fitness is a side effect of a healthy choice10:10 Body shaming is a disgraceful action10:22 My hiding place13:08 Food is medicine17:15 Avoiding social interactions isn’t the answer18:25 Finding things that work29:45 Alternatives to the gym32:44 Finding your way out of a challenge36:29 Finding accountabilityConnect with Rosie: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100015032898228SUBSCRIBE!Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Feed Your Joy:Come join me for lively discussions about feeding your joy in a world where we could use more!https://www.facebook.com/groups/feedyourjoySpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelistFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carrYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelistInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
Do you have problems saying no in your business and/or personal life? I know I do! And after this in-depth talk with award-winning writer, Karen Richard, I feel better prepared to say no to those things in life that would block my saying yes to what’s really important. If this is you too, tune in! Podcast Highlights0:00 Welcome0:13 Welcome Karen Richard1:05 Start of Interview2:12 Learning to say no3:24 Karen’s journey as a professional no-sayer5:05 Selfish is not a bad word8:20 3 tips to saying no11:05 No is a complete sentence12:35 Softening the no14:22 Lesson in when you don’t get what you want20:00 Treat yourself like a professional22:35 Valued services based on cost26:15 Saying no to friends and family31:45 finding solutionsWriting Freedom Anthologyhttps://www.bellabooks.com/product/9781734303858/Connect with Karen on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/karen.kormelink
If you struggle with taking the high road in your professional and personal life, tune into this episode of Curves Welcome Podcast. My special guest, David Walford, a.k.a. Author David Ward, shares his insights on how to navigate the complex path of getting onto common ground with friends, colleagues, and adversaries. ABOUT DAVIDDavid spent his working life in London and Southampton, supporting his local community in a variety of roles. Now retired, he spends his time in the UK and Spain. He has had a number of short stories published in both countries. He is also the author of the novel Ribbons and Finding Mercy. Finding Mercy: https://www.amazon.com/Finding-Mercy-David-Ward-ebook/dp/B095ZT9WXSRibbons: https://www.amazon.com/Ribbons-David-Ward-ebook/dp/B089QSFPGK/Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/David-Ward-Author-106585704392891**************************SUBSCRIBE!Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Feed Your Joy:Come join me for lively discussions about feeding your joy in a world where we could use more!https://www.facebook.com/groups/feedyourjoySpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelistFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carrYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelistInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
We've all been there when we've received criticism and felt badly about it. Maybe the feedback made us question our work, our worth, our very path in life. If we allow it to, this feedback can derail us. But the key in this is 'if we allow it to'. We have the control to take this feedback in any way we choose.  Sometimes feedback can be a tough pill to swallow,  but it can actually benefit us if we open up to it and find the helpful parts. In this episode, Ann Roberts - award-winning author, executive director of the Golden Crown Literary Society, and former educator - and I talk through ways we can benefit from feedback.Rather watch this interview on YouTube?https://youtu.be/nvbPk2TNe7w ABOUT ANN ROBERTSAnn Roberts is the award-winning author of twenty romance, mystery and general fiction novels, including the Ari Adams mystery series. She has been short-listed for a Lambda Literary Award three times, and she has the unusual distinction of being recognized in both the Mystery and Romance categories. In 2014, her mystery novel Point of Betrayal, was awarded a Goldie as Best Mystery by the Golden Crown Literary Society (GCLS). Ann is also the proud recipient of the Alice B. Medal for her body of work.https://annroberts.net/SUBSCRIBE!Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Feed Your Joy:Come join me for lively discussions about feeding your joy in a world where we could use more!https://www.facebook.com/groups/feedyourjoySpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelistFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carrYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelistInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
Do you struggle to find your voice when it comes time to public speaking? Does fear grip you and keep you from sharing valuable information with those who need it? In this episode of Curves Welcome, my special guest, Alison R. Soloman, joins me to discuss how to improve at public speaking and share some easy tips on ways you can end the struggle.Show Highlights:0:00 Welcome3:55 Alison’s background in public speaking6:41 Passionate about what you’re speaking about7:41 Influencing people through public speaking9:05 Staying authentic while public speaking10:33 Why do people fear public speaking15:46 What to do when you make a mistake while public speaking18:33 Pacing while public speaking19:20 Takeaway tips for public speaking26:55 Believe in the value of your message30:44 How to connect with AlisonAbout Alison R. SolomanAlison Solomon is the author of four mystery novels, the most recent being Before She Left. She has recently released Timing Is Everything as an audiobook. In January 2019 she was very excited to re-release her re-edited debut novel, "Along Came the Rain" (originally published by Sapphire Books.) ACTR received fantastic reviews and was a Goldie finalist. In November 2018 her third novel "Timing Is Everything" was voted Best of the Bay for a novel by a Tampa Bay author. She has published numerous articles and chapters on feminism, mental health and diversity in academic textbooks, anthologies, journals and newspapers.  Connect with her here:https://www.alisonrsolomon.com/
Part of enjoying life is dealing with the problems it tosses our way. To be a great problem solver involves more than just wishful thinking and good luck on our side. It requires we take proactive measures to control what we can and let go of what we can't. If you have problems in life and want to learn a few tips on how to solve them, this episode is for you. My special guest, award-winning author, Brenda L Murphy, shares her easy-to-implement techniques on how to get past any problems in life.Would you rather watch the video of this interview?  Go now!ABOUT BRENDA L MURPHYBrenda Murphy writes short fiction and novels. Her novel Double Six won the 2020 GCLS Goldie for Erotica. On The Square, the first book in her University Square Series is a 2021 GCLS Goldie finalist. She loves tattoos and sideshows and yes, those are her monkeys.  When she is not loitering on her porch and writing, she wrangles two kids, one dog, and an unrepentant parrot.  She reviews books, blogs about life as a writer with ADHD and publishes photographs on her blog Writing While Distracted.You can find her on Facebook and Twitter.SUBSCRIBE!Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Feed Your Joy:Come join me for lively discussions about feeding your joy in a world where we could use more!https://www.facebook.com/groups/feedyourjoySpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelistFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carrYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelistInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
As creatives, we need a personal brand. That's the best way to stand out in a crowded marketplace. And let's face it, it's crowded out there! What's the roadmap to creating your personal brand? How do you find your brand in a sea of other? Tune in to explore this topic!Rather watch the interview on video? https://youtu.be/G14aTQhhI7QAbout KC LuckIn addition to being an amazing writing coach, bestselling author KC Luck writes women loving women action-adventure, contemporary romance, and fiction. Writing is her passion, and nothing energizes her more than creating new characters facing trials and tribulations in a complex plot. Whether it is apocalypse, contemporary, or a little naughty, with every story, KC tries to add her own unique twist. She has written nine books (which include The Darkness Trilogy and The Lesbian Billionaires Club series) and multiple short stories across many genres. KC is active in the LGBT community and is a member of the GCLS Board of Directors.Connect with her on her author website: https://www.kc-luck.com/books.html or on her writing coach website: https://writerconfidence.comConnect with host and author, Suzie Carr: https://curveswelcome.com
Do you ever question what life might look like if you started living it on your terms? Tune in to this conversation I had with the amazing teacher and author, Finn Burnett. She shared parts of her personal journey with coming into her own and landing in a space where she is happy and free.If you're seeking a truer path in life, tune in. Finn has some incredible insights to help you get started living life on your terms.Rather watch this as a video? Tune in here! Connect with Finn Burnett: https://finnburnett.com/Check out one of my favorite books of hers, Eating Life.SUBSCRIBE!Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.https://curveswelcome.buzzsprout.com/Live Your Best Life Podcast Chat Group on Facebook:Come join me and my amazingly inspiring podcast friend, Natalie Miller-Snell for lively discussions about life's curves and seizing the day.https://www.facebook.com/groups/liveyourbestlifepodcastchatSpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelistFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carrYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelistInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
In today's episode of Curves Welcome, we welcome our special guest, Felice Cohen. In our chat, Felice shares: Tips on ways you can declutter your life immediatelyHow clutter affects us physically and emotionallyBiggest lessons on living large in a small space (90 feet to be exact!)And more!About Felice Cohen: Felice Cohen is an author of 5 books, a professional organizer, motivational speaker and Holocaust educator. She's shared her tips on living large in a small space on many platforms, including Good Morning America, NPR, ABC News, WNBC, CBS NY, and more. Check out her infamous YouTube video of her 90-square-foot Manhattan studio.Connect with Felice: https://felicecohen.comSUBSCRIBE! Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Live Your Best Life Podcast Chat Group on Facebook:Come join me and my amazingly inspiring podcast friend, Natalie Miller-Snell for lively discussions about life's curves and seizing the day.https://www.facebook.com/groups/liveyourbestlifepodcastchatSpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/ Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carr Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
When I was in my late twenties, the last thing I ever imagined I’d do is walk through the doors of a dojo and sign on the dotted line to become a karate student. But destiny called me towards those doors and into a place I’d soon come to call my second home. I use the word destiny loosely here because I’m not sure many people might refer to a close call with a criminal in an alleyway a call to destiny. But I needed skills and confidence, and the dojo appeared when I needed it. To me that’s the definition of destiny. Mentors come in all forms. Mine just happened to come wearing a fifth degree blackbelt and a can-do attitude that told me everything was going to be okay. No criminal was ever going to get the best of me again, if I could help it. And I believe my mentor would say the same still to this day.My mentor Sensei Carlos taught me three very important life lessons that I carry with me to this day some twenty years later. And I’m able to still carry them because I was open and eager to soak up his knowledge. He was living his life the way I wanted to – with a healthy respect for self-control and how it can serve us when we find ourselves in perilous situations. SUBSCRIBE! Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Live Your Best Life Podcast Chat Group on Facebook:Come join me and my amazingly inspiring podcast friend, Natalie Miller-Snell for lively discussions about life's curves and seizing the day.https://www.facebook.com/groups/liveyourbestlifepodcastchatSpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/ Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carr Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
You deserve to be living your best life. This past week, I had the most amazing conversation with Natalie Miller-Snell when she came onto my podcast Curves Welcome. She shared her insights on how to live your best life. I walked away from this conversation with a new appreciation for change.Connect with Natalie MIller-Snell: https://nmscoaching.co.uk/The GROW model referenced was developed and popularized by Sir John Whitmore: https://www.performanceconsultants.com/grow-modelSUBSCRIBE! Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Live Your Best Life Podcast Chat Group on Facebook:Come join me and my amazingly inspiring podcast friend, Natalie Miller-Snell for lively discussions about life's curves and seizing the day.https://www.facebook.com/groups/liveyourbestlifepodcastchatSpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/ Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carr Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
No one ever wants to hear the words, you have cancer.What started out as the scariest day of life for my sister, Tami,  ended up bringing her some of life's greatest gifts - strength, love, and purpose. Listen to this amazing woman's story as she shares some vulnerable pieces of her soul, as well as some incredible insights for anyone facing or helping someone they love face tough challenges. Warning: You may shed a few tears (of sadness and joy) while listening (I sure did!), and come out of this conversation with a healthier perspective on life. I interviewed her for this episode a few years back, but her story still gives me chills and hope. She's a survivor and doing amazing these days. She became a grandmother to Athena Lynn in November 2020. Yes, life is great! A glimpse into her story: https://youtu.be/Thla97AjBrs
I always think the worst place I could ever find myself in life is stuck. Stuck in a situation that feels hopeless, boring, dreadful, or anything that is opposite of what I crave. What do I crave? Experiences that are dynamic, free-flowing, full of learning opportunities, and ways to contribute to others. I suppose that’s why starting a new journey for me has never been a difficult thing. If you struggle with taking that first step toward something new, tune in! We'll explore ways to make it easier. PS  - Have  Story to Share?I'm expanding my podcast in the New Year to be more interview focused. If you have a story to share where you've thrived after facing and embracing curves in life, DM me.SUBSCRIBE!  Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish. Live Your Best Life Podcast Chat Group on Facebook:Come join me and my amazingly inspiring podcast friend, Natalie Miller-Snell for lively discussions about life's curves and seizing the day.https://www.facebook.com/groups/liveyourbestlifepodcastchatSpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/ Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carr Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
Whether you’re a person who can walk into a room and feel as comfortable as you would walking into your own home at the end of a long work day or you’re someone completely opposite who would much prefer skip a happy hour or baby shower or some other party where everyone else seems to be happy go lucky, you may find some value in this episode. You see if you’re the outgoing type, it might be helpful for you to understand how the other half of society feels when they enter a room full of people they don’t know. 
You are the only person in this world who is you. That makes you unique and one-of-a-kind. There is no other person who can be you. And you deserve to be happy, to be loved, and to be appreciated. It is perfectly okay to love yourself. In fact, loving yourself is one of the most important things you can do. Self-love is about getting in touch with ourselves, our well-being and our happiness. As it spreads, we blanket the world in a layer of peace and harmony. It’s life-affirming and only creates a ripple of positivity. When you practice self love, you give yourself the opportunity to push through challenges, limiting beliefs, and strife so you can enter a realm of life that truly shines. To get started on rediscovering your love for yourself, tune in to learn of some things you can do right now. SUBSCRIBE!  Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish. Live Your Best Life Podcast Chat Group on Facebook:Come join me and my amazingly inspiring podcast friend, Natalie Miller-Snell for lively discussions about life's curves and seizing the day. https://www.facebook.com/groups/liveyourbestlifepodcastchat Patreon Links:Help support this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/suziecarrSpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/ Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carr Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/ 
Rocking the boat is important because when you do, you engage conflict. Most of us automatically think conflict is a bad thing. Conflict, specifically, healthy conflict, provides an opportunity for growth. It can excite a new way of viewing the world and empower relationships.Tune in to explore this with me.SUBSCRIBE! Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Live Your Best Life Podcast Chat Group on Facebook:Come join me and my amazingly inspiring podcast friend, Natalie Miller-Snell for lively discussions about life's curves and seizing the day.https://www.facebook.com/groups/liveyourbestlifepodcastchatPatreon Links:Help support this podcast on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/suziecarrSpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/ Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carr Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
In this episode, I bring up something that happened in my past that defined me in a good way. The path getting there was really uncomfortable, bit I gained a healthy rush from it. I remember the first time I choked publicly. I was in high school. In fact, I was the new kid in town, starting over in eleventh grade in a new school. As if high school wasn’t hard enough on a kid, toss in the insecurity of having no friends, no alliances, nothing to keep yourself grounded. So there I was an awkward teenager, with eighties hair and nerves about as strong as tumbleweed, sitting in the front row of my English classroom in a panic. Why was I in panic? Because it was the first week of school, not a soul spoke to me, and I sat alone, perched at the front of the class, pretty much a beacon for being called upon by a teacher. Why did that freak me out? I have no idea. It never did before I entered that lonely high school classroom. In my former school, I had friends, I was a majorette, I was on the cross country team, and I knew everyone. Here, I was treated like an outsider and the stakes were high for me because I wanted to belong. I wanted them to want to be my friend. I wanted to be accepted and comfortable again. But the universe is funny when you seek comfort. It likes to screw with us, doesn’t it? Hahaha It likes to toss us into uncomfortable situations and see how long we can survive before we can thrive. Tune in to find out how I got past this and ways you can get past challenges, too.SUBSCRIBE!  Please subscribe to my channel to receive the latest podcasts as they publish.Live Your Best Life Podcast Chat Group on Facebook:Come join me and my amazingly inspiring podcast friend, Natalie Miller-Snell for lively discussions about life's curves and seizing the day. https://www.facebook.com/groups/liveyourbestlifepodcastchat Patreon Links:Join my journey on Patreon and get sweet rewards and JOLT POSTS to inspire you to action: https://www.patreon.com/suziecarrSpecial Links:Grab a free gift from me: http://curveswelcome.com/ Email me questions and comments: suzie@curveswelcome.comConnect with me:Twitter: https://twitter.com/girl_novelist Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/suzie.carr Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/SuzieCarrNovelist Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/girl_novelist/
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