Normal Lies

Normal Lies

WARNING: This podcast challenges beliefs you thought were true about you and your world. Join Professional Certified Coach, Linda Heeler, as she uncovers the “normal lies” that have become “normalized” in our lives for years. As a coach, Linda works with people to uncover and shift the disempowering stories (lies) that the voice in their head says are true about them. After realizing the lies that we were born into and the systemic racism that has taken place in our country for hundreds of years, Linda’s eyes were opened to the harm that’s occurring simply because we have been living so many lies. And, it’s not just the lies about race but also regarding sexism, ableism, ageism, etc. Each week, Linda and her guests talk about how "normal lies" came to be as they explore topics that range from relationships, parenting, your health, racism, sexism, career, trauma and more. Listen as Linda and her guests have hard, and sometimes messy conversations as we discover these lies and their impact on all of us. They discuss actions to begin breaking through the lies so we can ultimately live a happier, more fulfilling life. Over the last 10 years, Linda Heeler has helped dozens of people transform their lives through her work as a coach. She now brings her expertise and curiosity to this podcast to spread the word that the path to getting rid of our fear and anxiety is by questioning that voice in your head and understanding that there is nothing wrong with you.

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June 9, 2021 36 min

Episode 15. In celebration of this milestone, this is the replay of  the Normal Lies Podcast Party that took place on Facebook live on March 10, 2021.  Linda's friend and colleague, Ileana Ferreras, joins her to discuss how and why she decided to do a podcast, how the name "Normal Lies" came to be and the story behind the podcast cover art.


To watch the full video of the launch party, click here: Normal Lies Podcast Lau...

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Episode 14. My conversation with Ben Albert brought about AHA moments for both of us when it comes to a topic that most of us would rather not talk about, vulnerability.  Ben also talks about a lie he's come  to realize as a result of starting his business and shares  how gratitude sets the course for his business and his life.


Ben Albert started podcasting in 2016 when he launched Rochester Groovecast Podcast where highlights t...

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Episode 13.  Jennifer Cave is a wife, mom to an adorable little boy and an entrepreneur. She is also a recovering addict.

What are the lies Jennifer is recovering from and why does she feel compelled to share her story of addiction now?  Listen to what Jennifer learned from her addiction and the lessons of her recovery that help her live a happier life now.

There is help for those who are ready to take that leap toward recovery. It...

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Episode 12. This is part 2 of my conversation with my friend,  Michelle Wescott, an instructional design director at Cornell University. We talk about how society’s values have influenced the conversation around black lives matter and saying all lives matter.  Michelle discusses why needing and wanting validation from her perspective  as a black woman is different than mine. You will also learn an incredible piece of Michelle’s fam...

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Episode 11-  Michelle Wescott and I have an open and frank conversation from my perspective as a white woman and Michelle’s perspective as a black woman. You may remember Michelle from Episode 7 where she talked about her coaching experience.

In this episode,  we discuss how we intentionally transitioned from coach & client to friends. We discuss how our friendship does not make sense in our current state of the world because of...

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May 5, 2021 9 min

Episode 10-  “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” ~Jill Churchill

How do you feel about Mother's Day? Is it filled with joy and gratitude? Or do the happy mother-laden commercials  whip up your resentment and anger?

 Mother's Day is not a happy day for everyone.  Linda talks about celebrating those women in our lives who have loved and nurtured us and also how to survive Mother's Da...

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Episode 9- What do tree stumps (and butterflies) have to do with changing your life?

Linda explains how a couple of stumps offered insight in how to not only make changes but make change last.  She also tells us why good intentions aren't good enough anymore,  and that the voice in your head probably doesn’t know the difference between being selfish and selfless. 

Linda also discusses her uncomfortable moments during a previous e...

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Episode 8-  Ileana Ferreras is a trauma-sensitive coach who is also NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) certified and an ICF credentialed  Professional Certified Coach. 

Ileana talks about how her experience of suffering 5 losses in 50 months led her on a personal journey of healing. Instead of letting her grief and trauma define her, Ileana did (and continues to do) the personal work necessary to heal. She guides us through this imp...

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Episode 7- Michelle Wescott thought that “driving and striving” to get more degrees was what kept her from living under a bridge, until she started coaching. Michelle talks about why she chose to coach with Linda and the impact coaching had on her. Michelle provides an honest assessment of what it took to transform her life with the support of Linda as her coach.  Linda also talks about the difference between, coaching, therapy and...

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This  conversation picks up where we left off in episode 5.  Kathy explains why we shouldn't use  the term, "tribe" unless we're a native American, that meritocracy is a lie and what has the power to end racism.  Get ready to open your heart and your mind to what's being said and be willing to doubt your current beliefs about racism.

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Get ready to have your current beliefs about race and racism challenged. In part one of this two part conversation, Linda's guest is Kathy Castania.  In this episode, Kathy shares how some policies meant to help people of color,  like affirmative action,  actually caused more harm than good. She also explains why white people have a hard time understanding the extent of racism and why it is a white problem. Linda also recounts ...

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In this episode, Hannah Morgan,  job search strategist and founder of CareerSherpa.net,  shares how the old truths about job search and careers are no longer valid in the current work climate.  Hannah not only  relates  helpful tips and creative strategies when it comes to the current job search arena, she also provides valuable insight into the future of jobs and careers in our country.

 Hannah Morgan provides ambitious professiona...

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Linda's special guest is  Amanda Harrington,  a wife, a mom to a two and a half year old son, who somehow finds time to lead a product strategy team as a senior product manager at an international tech company. 

Linda & Amanda discuss the joys and  struggles of motherhood,  mom-shaming and being a working mother in this day and age.  There are a few twists and turns in this episode as an unexpected guest shows up and Linda i...

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March 10, 2021 36 min

Have you ever felt like you just don't fit in, like there's something wrong with you? That's exactly how Linda Heeler felt not only as a child but the majority of her life. Even though she had it all, a loving husband,  two healthy kids,  a house, and  a good job,  something was missing.  In this episode,  Linda relates the story of her struggle with paralyzing anxiety, fear, guilt, perfectionism,  people-pleasing,  how...

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In this episode,  you will come away understanding exactly what "normal lies" are and the harm they cause us. We also delve into 10 principles that have consistently come up in my work over the years.  From,  #1- It’s all about you to #10- Find your people, these principles provide a framework that help you uncover and begin to break up your “normal lies.”  They also offer action steps so you begin making positive changes i...

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March 10, 2021 4 min

This is a brief overview of the Normal Lies podcast with host, Professional Certified Coach, Linda Heeler. 

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