Your Courageous Life podcast

Your Courageous Life podcast

Welcome to the Your Courageous Life podcast, where we talk about psychology and actionable tools for creating better habits, cultivating discipline, and practicing courage. Using a biopsychosocial lens, you'll learn the tools for creating a better life and developing more grit and emotional resilience. Want more resources? Head to https://www.yourcourageouslife.com .

Episodes

February 19, 2024 39 mins

What's behind a relationship where people are trying to change, but things feel stuck? Old relationship patterns or dynamics. Discover how to release old relationship patterns in this podcast episode, where I delve into essential practices that will make everything easier in your relationships. 

From trusting that people are doing their best to clarifying for better understanding, these habits are applicable to all ki...

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In my latest podcast episode, I'm diving deep into the secrets of building smoother, more harmonious relationships. 

Join me as I reveal four game-changing habits that will transform the way you connect with others. Master the art of understanding and clarifying, keeping the focus on yourself, and how to apologize in ways that build greater connection, and start to see immediate actionable improvements in how you rela...

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You already know that you need to communicate with kindness and use “I” statements when communicating–so why is it that with communication in relationships, there can be so many misses? 

In today’s episode on how to improve communication in relationships, I’ll go over some ideas that you might be missing and give you strategies for improving communication in all of your relationships, whether work or family or friends.


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January 30, 2024 41 mins

We’ve all heard of burnout, but one of the most insidious aspects of burnout is that it might be impacting you without your conscious awareness. 

In this episode, I’ll talk about how to recognize burnout in yourself and others (including in kids!) and the evidence-based action steps to stop burnout. 

For high achievers who have trouble knowing the line between high performance and burnout? This episode will have g...

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January 23, 2024 46 mins

You know you want to... work on the creative project (book, novel, podcast, art), exercise for your health, eat healthier, or implement some other habit that would improve your life. 

Yet when it comes down to it? Ugh! You just don't feeeeel like it.

If you’ve ever struggled with getting the motivation to start something important to you, or how to sustain that motivation, today’s episode is definitely for yo...

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January 16, 2024 32 mins

Want to get an extra 14 hours of time to do whatever you want in your week? 

Or how about starting off the day feeling positive, like you filled your cup before you met anyone else's demands? 

It all starts with creating your ideal morning routine. In this episode, I'll break down the steps to starting your morning off right even if (like me) this is something you've previously struggled with.  


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January 9, 2024 29 mins

Getting stuck in pessimism, struggling to manage our time, and generally feeling kinda worn down by life can hit all of us at some point--so in today's Your Courageous Life episode, I'm talking about 4 specific ways to up-level your life. It's time to take charge of your time and feel more capable as you tackle big challenges.


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December 18, 2023 32 mins

You, me, and everyone else I know struggle to some degree with social media--one day it's a repository of connection and inspiration, and another day it's the place where people grouse, complain, and start fights. Research shows that the more time you spend on social media, the more likely you are to feel anxious or depressed--so it matters that you are purposeful with how you utilize social media.

In today'...

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December 11, 2023 10 mins

Do you know who you are, when you are your best self? 

It's a question that took up residence in my mind when I felt I was at a crossroads. "Who am I, when I'm my best self? What am I doing? Who am I being in those moments? What environment am I in?" These are the questions I started to ask myself.


I dually prepared this as a meditation for @insighttimer (I'm a meditation teacher on their platform) and a...

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In this episode, I dive into the connection between exercise and improved mental well-being, and giving you practical advice on how to make exercise a habit (for real, this time).

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Web: https://www.yourcourageouslife.com

Gram: https://instagram.com/katecourageous

Tok: https://tiktok.com/@kat...

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November 21, 2023 26 mins

After an extended hiatus from the Your Courageous Life podcast, today I'm bringing some updates and the most important life lessons I've learned after two years of ups, downs, and everything in-between.

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Gram: https://instagram.com/katecourageous

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*Please note that while this podcast may discuss protocols to improve mental or physical health, lis...

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Where have I been, and where am I going? I've been on hiatus for a bit and will be on hiatus for a bit longer, so that's the question that I'm answering on today's podcast, where I explore what it's like to walk through "liminal space" in your life (periods of uncertainty, things falling apart, that are not necessarily "crisis" but are a time of treading water and being in the "in-b...

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October 1, 2021 54 mins

Feeling stuck in the busy-hustle-burnout cycle? I’ve been there, too--and I’ve been leveraging the tools that I’ve learned from the psychology of courage and neuroplasticity to shift out of productivity, and into creativity. (Or, at least, to be able to discern the difference between the two and when one is more needed, than the other!). 


If you’ve felt like your efforts to stop being so busy always seem to fail, definitely lis...

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October 1, 2021 49 mins

Starting the path to change isn’t enough--we also need to start cultivating accountability for ourselves. We can use habit-formation and the brain’s capacity for neuroplasticity there, too. In this Courage Habit focused episode, Kate + co-host Andy Sewell look at how to create community and how that ties in to courage. 


Listen here: https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/courage-habit-podcast-creating-accountability


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Okay, but how do we respond to criticism and critique? And how do we know when we’re triggered because someone’s being unkind, versus because someone’s telling us a truth that we really need to hear? In this special Courage Habit episode, we’re digging into the very real experience of navigating criticism, whether our own or someone else’s.

 

Listen here: https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/courage-habit-podcast-responding-to-criticis...

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Change your mindset, and you change your life--that’s the powerful premise that neuroplasticity offers us, and we can use this in order to shift away from fear-based thinking to find more courage. In this episode, we use real examples to talk about how you can shift your thinking using the power of cognitive reframing (a clinically validated approach to behavior change!).

 

Listen here: https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/courage-habi...

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September 20, 2021 35 mins

Ever struggled to change a habitual reaction? In this episode from the Courage Habit series, Kate + Andy look at habitual reactions and how to shift those reactions in order to develop more courage. We’re getting into the nitty-gritty of what it means to create long term change through the brain’s capacity for neural plasticity. Looking at your current reactions is a helpful jumping off point for seeing what else is possible.

 

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September 20, 2021 32 mins

It’s time to start listening to what your fear has to say--wait, what? This might surprise you, but there’s a very real reason why you need to listen to what your fear is saying: it has a message. The critical piece, however, is that you listen without attachment. In other words? Don’t believe that what your fear says, is automatically true. We’re going through some real examples of this in the 4th part of the Courage Habit series,...

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September 20, 2021 27 mins

The inner critic is your best friend--with a lousy skill-set! That’s what we’re digging into in the 3rd part of the 9-part Courage Habit series (part of the Your Courageous Life podcast!). If you’ve felt like your internal critic has had a hold on you for far too long, listen in to hear how you can shift your relationship with your critic (and your fear). These skills are applicable to anywhere where you struggle with criticism.

 

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In the second part of the 9-part Courage Habit series, we’re talking about how you can integrate meditation and mindfulness practices into your life (even when you’re feeling resistant) and how to directly dialogue with the internal critic so that you don’t get hung up on internal criticisms.

 

Listen here: https://www.yourcourageouslife.com/courage-habit-podcast-meditation

 

The Courage Habit episodes are a 9-part series co-hosted wit...

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