Messy & Magnificent with Karlee Fain

Messy & Magnificent with Karlee Fain

Welcome to Messy & Magnificent with Karlee Fain - The place driven women come to elevate their career, health, and relationships, not by working so hard anymore, but by finally having the space to breathe, hear your own wisdom and be part of a sisterhood that has your back. My name is Karlee Fain, and together we're going to make sure that you have a doable plan, and the roots to rise. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.... Show More

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March 1, 2021 32 min

It’s Friday night, and you just walked in the door. You kick off those uncomfortable shoes, change into your PJ’s, and you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror. Staring back at you is a worn out woman. She’s got bags under her eyes, her energy seems depleted...and has that pensive line on her forehead always been there? 


“Enough”, you say to yourself. Time for some self-care. 


You open up the bathroom cabinet and sift through yo...

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February is boundary month, so for the past few episodes, we’ve been exploring every facet of breaking, bridging, building, and most importantly, including ourselves in our boundary practice.


A big part of that work hangs in the vicinity of fear. We’re afraid of how we’ll be perceived if we ask for what we need. We think it’s easier to just say “ok”.  


But saying “ok” only ends up being more work for you. 


How do we bridge the boundar...

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“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves like locked rooms and like books that are written in a very foreign tongue.”

-Rainer Maria Rilke


Sometimes when our agenda goes off-track, we can default to viewing it as a disruption. But, if we change our perspective and become open to the flow of the collective conscience, the greatest gifts are waiting to be revealed. 


The contents of...

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Have you ever had a moment where you’ve wondered to yourself “Am I worthy of what this world has to offer?


If this thought has ever crossed your mind, don’t worry. You’re not crazy, you’re not unworthy, and you’re definitely not alone. This sentiment is all too common for women, especially those of us who are driven and drawn towards positions of leadership. 


We get to where w...

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Ever feel like your spirit is running on empty? Sure, you tick every box on your to-do list, and yes, it gives you a sense of accomplishment. But, you’re just not feeling…. nourished. You’re too busy ticking all the boxes to stop and think about what makes you tick. 


Sounds like you might have a boundary problem.


The same way we update our phones and our computer software, we h...

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You’re scrolling through your phone, and the news is (as always) a never-ending cycle of doom and gloom. So, you close that app, make yourself a cup of tea, light your favorite smelly candle, and cozy up on the couch. 


Just when you’ve settled in, your phone pings with an unpleasant email from a co-worker, or another “breaking-news story”....

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There’s a stack of unanswered emails mounting in your inbox and more than a few text messages that you’ve pushed aside for “later”. There are calls you need to make, deadlines relentlessly flying out the window, and you’re living off of peanut butter and celery because you haven’t been to the grocery store in two weeks. 


How did it get to this point? You’re successful. You’re the one who always has her s**t together. 


Unfortunately, ...

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Well, we made it! The year (or was it a decade?) 2020 is finally behind us. After such a tumultuous collective experience, the dawn of 2021 brings with it the invitation to integrate rest into your growth strategy. 


And, in this time of strategic rest, we have a unique opportunity to think about how we can make our lives in this new 365-day cycle easier on ourselves.


On top of all of the social, political, and health upheavals of the...

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As we look to plan a new year, that inevitably means that our schedules fill up with really important tasks, meetings, and projects… right? Well, it could mean all of the above, but it definitely doesn’t have to. 


Successful women everywhere know that being busy all the time doesn’t equate to achievement. 


Being weighed down with a calendar just means you're busy and that you’re good at filling in the blanks. But, what if I told ...

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What’s the point of these cold, winter months? Why can’t we just run around outside all year long with sun-kissed shoulders and bask in the brightness? 


Well, as nice as that might sound, we need professional downtime. Our bodies need rest, and our minds need pause.  Still, “downtime” is just a hard concept to digest. And it doesn't help that we’re conditioned to feel guilty about it. 


Despite the dreary mood of winter scenes, th...

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A year ago today, what did your morning routine look like? Maybe you peeled open your eyes as your alarm clock annoyingly assaulted your senses way too early in the morning. You did your hair, put on a sensible outfit, and made the commute to work. You toiled all day, came home tired, and did your best to shut off your brain before crawling into bed. Work. Rest. Repeat. 


Oh, how things have changed


For the better part of a year now...

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What comes to mind when you think of a powerful person? Historically, the image conjured up might be that of a seasoned politician, or a ruthless corporate mogul. It might look like that CEO who wielded ultimate authority; the one who kept you in your place, had all the answers, and always had the final say. 


If that characterization of power sounds familia...

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People see you as someone who’s got it together. You prefer to have an organized home, you strive for meaningful relationships, you’re juggling one opportunity after another around work, and care that your kids do their homework and eat their vegetables. You get all the accolades, but something in you still isn’t satisfied. 


Could having it all actually be weighing you down?


This culturally programmed notion of what success looks lik...

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If you’ve been a human on this planet in the year 2020, your life probably looks a lot different than it did at this time last year. The pandemic has left its mark on everything. Your work situation probably looks a little different than it used to, relationships feel different, the entire education system has been rocked, and our social lives have become less tactile and more virtual. 


Every one of these changes eats up a little bi...

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We’ve all had those days. You know, those days: the kind that make you want to turn off your phone, pull the covers back over your head, and just disappear for a while. But what do we do instead? We get up, we drink way too much coffee, and then look at ourselves in the mirror and tell ourselves to power up and push through - which is the exact opposite of what your body is signaling you to do. 


If that pressure is so unnatural, the...

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We owe so much to the women who came before us, and equally to the ones out there today, making waves and fully embracing themselves in the modern world. The emotional memories of the women that have paved paths rest deep within our bones, and it empowers us to be our best, most authentic selves.


You are the bridge between the courageous women that came before you, and the ones who will look up to you in years to come.   Now it’s up...

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We spend a lot of time working really hard to get “there.”  Once we’ve arrived, we’re pretty quick to move the goal post ahead a few more inches. We keep moving, hustling, and pushing to be our best selves. But every once in a while, we’re reminded to pause. We’re reminded to take stock and look around us, and revel in what we’ve created. For me, that moment is nowFriends, we have created an ENTIRE YEAR of Messy & Magnificen...

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You’ve just received the email you’ve been waiting for. Earlier in the day, you outlined exactly what you needed from your assistant, and reminded her of the tight deadline. But when you open the document, it feels like a boulder hit. Your cheeks get hot, palms are sweating...it’s nothing like what you had asked for. If this sounds familiar, you’ve no doubt wondered how this kind of thing happens. And your directions were so explic...

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There you are, working diligently to get something done, sticking to your commitment to pick up the tasks your coworkers or employees needed help with. But now it’s 7 p.m. on Friday, and you would rather be able to stop working and get the essential moment to recharge that you know you need. You ask yourself, “Why did I say yes to doing this?” 


If this feels familiar to you, here’s what I want you to know: Women have not been taught...

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As a high-achieving woman, you have new and great ideas all the time. Inspiration visits you, excitement builds up and you start laying out every detail in your plan of action and what barriers you’ll have to work through. Well, all except one: doubt. 


Though doubt, on the surface, looks like a barrier, it’s actually the sign of a good idea. It’s a sign that you are stepping out of a smaller version of yourself and into a new opport...

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