Room to Grow Podcast with Emily Gough

Room to Grow Podcast with Emily Gough

We go DEEP on the Room to Grow™ Podcast. Curiously exploring relationships, connection, and the nuances and complexities of the human experience, every episode combines a unique blend of wisdom & humour along with rare levels of openness & honesty. Join host/founder Emily Gough, a human connection coach, writer & speaker, as we explore how to take ownership of your life, revolutionize your relationship to yourself and learn to communicate while creating thriving connections with others. With both solo episodes and highly curated guests sharing incredible stories, experiences and expertise, the Room to Grow™ Podcast takes the entire idea of growth to the next level - all while covering the uncomfortable topics many of us like to avoid. There’s always more room to grow. For all info, free resources, and more, SHOWNOTES: www.roomtogrowpodcast.com INSTAGRAM: @emilygoughcoach FACEBOOK: "Emily Gough Coaching"

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July 5, 2022 20 min

Every single relationship in our life can teach us something. 

 

Even the ones that end badly.

 

By reframing each challenging experience as a lesson, rather than a setback, helps us grow and move on with much less resistance.

 

“Thank them for the lesson and move forward.” 

 

If you find yourself still feeling resentment or anger about a person or situation - normal and healthy emotions - here we’re diving into how to train our mi...

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Today, we’re talking about abortion. 

 

Because as women, men, all genders, all nationalities, all abilities, all income levels and beliefs, we don’t talk about it enough.

 

Or seemingly ever.

 

Even as a Canadian, I was overwhelmed with emotion this week following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion a constitutional right. 

 

The news and ensuing wave of emotions rippled acros...

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June 28, 2022 39 min

Every single experience teaches us something.

But what we choose to do with those lessons is what sets us apart.

Integrating the wisdom we gain from every mistake, challenge, trauma and heartbreak is how people grow, heal and move forward. Otherwise, life can be a scary hamster wheel of repetitive behavior and continued pain and suffering.

Integration is change. 

But in order to positively change, we need to allow ourselves the spa...

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The things we really want in life often, ironically, prevent us from being truly happy. When we spend more time thinking about what we don’t have rather than what we do, we get impatient and often dejected.  

 

And always thinking about the future means we’re not living in the present moment.

 

This is why we need to let go of our desires. 

 

Yes, you read that right. And no, I’m not implying you shouldn’t desire things. I do. 

 

B...

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Today’s episode is a very quick but important reminder: life can change in an instant. You never know when you might say goodbye to someone for the last time.

 

I don’t mean this to take a morbid left turn, but I also truly believe contemplating death is a really important part of any fulfilling life.

 

In terms of relationships, it may mean swallowing your pride to ensure no conversation leaves off in anger or unease. 

 

Have a li...

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Breaking up with a friend isn’t something we think about often. While most of us accept that a romantic relationship may not last forever, we seem to think every friendship should last for life. But as we grow older and our lives take on new needs, paths, interests and beliefs, the type of people we consider friends needs to evolve too. 

 

Otherwise, hanging onto a friendship that no longer serves you or both could end up causing m...

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The feeling of regret can weigh us down for life. People often spend a lifetime wishing they could turn back time and make a different decision about something in the past. But I came across a quote recently about regret and it hit me like a freight train: 

 

“When we are living authentically, there is no regret. Regret is just shame disguised as maturity. Don’t apologize for lessons learned or look down on past behaviours. Of cour...

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I call my dear friend Alea Lovely the “Manifestation Queen” because I swear she can manifest anything. But what I truly love about Alea is that she’s all about “grounded spirituality” which isn’t about staring at your vision board all day asking the Universe to send you all your hopes and dreams in a basket. 

 

Instead, she teaches how manifestation starts with surrendering and letting go of resistance within our nurtured beliefs. ...

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Because “I’ve got this” doesn’t leave room for allowing anyone else to show up for you.

We have a culture of minimizing our needs to preserve our vulnerability and try to prevent rejection.

I played that game for many years, trying to make sure I needed less and less from others.

Becoming more and more independent, until I realized I was pushing people away to make sure I minimized the risks of getting hurt or disappointed.

Sometim...

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I posted this on social media on my birthday months ago, and people have referred back to it often. It turned out to be my most-saved post of 2021!

I refer back to this list often too, because these are the lessons I try to live by and incorporate into my everyday life.

Here's a handful we'll be talking about:

  • Pain can be your greatest teacher. But don’t forget to feel it before trying to skip to the lessons.
  • Trust your inne...
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    Pull up a seat, because there are some things we need to discuss. And this could completely alter your entire dating experience for the better.

    We're talking about the key things to observe when you're getting to know someone.

    These aren't tests we're running people through, that's not at all the vibe we're going for. It's simply picking up on and noticing certain details that may have escaped you before...

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    The right environment and people will allow you to expand.

    Not only that, BE that space for others.

    Because all it takes is one word, the recognition from one person to ignite a complete course correct for someone to create new direction that will have such a powerful ripple effect, you can never even hope to understand the full scope.

    In today's quickie episode, we're talking about:

  • Getting to know yourself to such a degre...
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    There are more "labels" than ever floating around out there, especially in the area of anything that could be classified under self-help and personal development.

    They can be helpful in some instances. Occasionally these types of labels will help us to feel less isolated and alone, perhaps give us the understanding that we're not the only weird one out there (let's be honest, we're all weird and life is so much ...

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    I'm delighted to introduce you to today's guest!

    Kute Blackson is a beloved inspirational speaker and transformational teacher. He is a member of the Transformational Leadership Council, a select group of one hundred of the world’s foremost authorities in the personal development industry. Winner of the 2019 Unity New Thought Walden Award, Blackson is widely considered a next generation leader in the field of personal devel...

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    One key ingredient to any relationship is always maintaining that genuine sense of curiosity about your partner. 

    And part of curiosity isn't only about the asking of questions - it's about the listening and being open to receive what the other person is willing to share with you.

    All of these factors combine to allow space for a stronger bond to be developed, and it's always such a gift when someone feels safe enough w...

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    A quickie episode for you today all about softening - because you’ll never really look back and think about how you wish you had slammed the door harder, shouted more loudly, or had more of a meltdown.

    Soften because you’ll usually be far more proud of a kind word than a cruel one.

    And I'm sharing a very personal example of one way I choose to soften, even with people who have hurt me, and to show up with the intention of leavi...

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    Our emotions are data and are flashing lights to what we care about.

    And sometimes, we can feel as though certain emotions make us feel weak. Or, we've been stuck in the mode of "the strong one" for so long, we've lost sight of the idea that emotional strength can show up in so many different forms.

    Overall some of the most common ideas of emotional strength may look or sound like:

  • Strength as “tough upper lip”
  • Grin ...
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    Not everyone deserves a place in your heart.

    But one thing I know for sure is that closing ourselves off isn’t the answer either.

     Boundaries can become fortresses.

    Then we wonder why no one can ever break through.

    Like anything else, there is so much nuance to this.

    It’s not always about setting every boundary under the sun with each individual person in your life.

    It’s about showing up as the person you want to be, and watching t...

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    The liminal space is the in-between, the transitionary period, that awkward and uncomfortable phase when you're on the precipice of moving towards the new, but haven't quite arrived yet.

    It's when you're facing the unknowns and your destination, or at the very least the path to get there, leaves you with far more questions than answers. The moments when you're so ready to close the old chapter but the new isn...

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    Stop trying to keep something or someone that doesn't want to be kept.

    Not everyone can come with you to the next phase of your life. That’s ok. It's part of allowing the flow of life trying to hang onto a relationship of any kind with someone who isn't invested and feeling the f*ck yes.

    Because we only want f*ck yes people in our lives.

    Friends, lovers, partners, clients, whatever that looks like for you.

    We're her...

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