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.

Episodes

June 22, 2022 38 min

Episode 55. “Nobody ever took a course in a college or a high school that teaches you how to be famous. So everyone who becomes famous is learning it in real time.”

Mitchell Fink is an internationally recognized journalist and a columnist at the New York Daily News, People magazine, and the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, as well as an on-air correspondent at CNN, FOX, CBS, and "Access Hollywood." 

Mitchell is also the New York ...

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Episode 54.  Juneteenth celebrates the day that the last of the slaves in this country were freed. It is truly a day for all of us to celebrate!

In honor of the upcoming Juneteenth celebration, Normal Lies is replaying episode 16, The White and the Black of it, with Michelle Wescott. 

Michelle and Linda discuss topics from Linda's perspective as a white woman and Michelle's perspective as a black woman. 

Michelle and Linda dis...

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Episode 53. “This isn't going to look perfect. This is going to be messy, but as long as it gets done and keeps moving in a forward direction, it doesn't matter how many steps you take. It's part of being a parent and starting a business, embracing the mess.”  

After spending a decade as a dental hygienist, Elle made the leap to being her own boss by becoming a copywriter. She now helps busy coaches, consultants, and cou...

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Episode 52.

Meet Golden Madume, a teacher, coach and speaker. 

Born in Nigeria, Golden moved to the United States as a teenager in 2007 and began his journey of education and self-discovery. 

Golden is a Gallup-certified strengths coach and has a background in Life and Career Coaching. His passion is to support people in knowing who they are deeply through their strengths so they may find inner peace, confidence and take the next best...

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 Episode 51. “…everyone’s really excited about a new baby, and so is the mom, don't get me wrong. But ask mom if she's okay too. It's possible, she’s really not.”

A few months ago, Megan Mills introduced Linda to the term, “postpartum anxiety.”  Most people are aware of postpartum depression but postpartum anxiety is not as widely known. 

Megan shares candidly about her struggle with postpartum anxiety after the traumatic...

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Episode 50. Nyeshia Gibson is 31 years old, a single mother of three and the CEO of Saving AJ, Inc. 

Nyeshia spends her days working with single moms, victims of domestic violence, victims of rape, victim of circumstances, postpartum moms and mothers incarcerated. She provides free childcare for moms so they can focus on getting the help they need.

 This is Nyeshia’s passion because she understands what it feels like to battle depres...

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Episode 49. "You can never be productive if you’re exhausted."

Vaida Cesnulyte is a numbers girl from Lithuania who has her Bachelor's and Masters's degrees in Applied Mathematics. She then moved to Finland to get her Ph.D. in Applied Physics in the field of Climate Change. 

While Vaida loved understanding the climate and physical processes behind it and enjoyed presenting her research at  various conferences, while c...

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Episode 48. 

The best piece of advice when I received when I was younger is...

One lie I wish I discovered sooner is...

The thing that makes you, you is...

What is one change you’d like to see in the world? What is one action, even a baby step, that we can take right now so we can move toward that change?

At the end of each guest’s episode, Linda asks them to complete these four sentences. 

Listeners often say that they are inspired by t...

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 Episode 47. 

“I had this really challenging client, very dysfunctional company. I was really struggling about what to do with them, because I felt like we just were doing the job well, but I felt like we weren't being super successful because it just wasn't a good match our services. I was worried about getting rid of them because I would lose money. And my husband said but maybe you would make more room for more positive c...

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Episode 46.  For 10 plus years, Sara Troy and her hosts at Self Discovery Media have lived within the philosophy of authenticity. With thoughtful guidance from extraordinary people from all across the world, they have come together to share those stories that make a difference in the lives of others. She now has 3000 shows in 18 different genres. My guess is that if you have a topic, Sara has a podcast that covers it. 

Some of Linda...

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Episode 45. Ashley Fico is back with some exciting news! 

The Innoquests App is launching on April 16th, 2022!

We first heard from Ashley in episode 25 when she told us that she and her brother, Kyle, were in the process of creating Innoquests, “an interactive adventure experienced in a real-world location.”

In this update, Ashley shares,

  • how “Sunday Funday” with her brother turned into an entrepreneurial adventure
  • a social media lie sh...
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    Episode 44. "If you're not willing to do the hard work of looking inside, you shouldn't be out in front of people. You shouldn't be beside them, you shouldn't be behind them. You shouldn't be leading them in any way."  Mike Palanski

    Mike Palanski has always been fascinated with leadership. As a Professor of Management at the Saunders College of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, N...

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    Episode 43. In honor of Women’s History Month, Linda brought back the 20 women who were guests over the last year to share their wisdom on: 

  • work/career
  • religion
  • health & wellbeing
  • addiction
  • trauma & resilience
  • racism and more. 
  • In this episode you will hear from (in order of appearance):

    Amanda Harrington (episode 3), Hannah Morgan (episode 4), Lindsay White (episode 26), Eliza VanCort (episode 40), Kathy Castania, (episodes 5 &am...

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    Episode 42.  Undaunted: not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment. 

    Tracy Chamberlain Higginbotham’s picture should be next to the dictionary entry of undaunted. 

    Tracy is the Founder and President of Women TIES, LLC, a company specializing in promoting, publicizing and uniting women entrepreneurs and their companies online and in person in order to cultivate strong economic relationships to advance thei...

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     Episode 41.  HR stands for Human Relations, but what is it really? What is HR supposed to be doing for employees? For companies? 
     
     Kevyn Rustici works as a Strategic Human Capital Consultant helping HR teams, business leaders and all stakeholders achieve their own definitions of success. 

    From his experience working in the world of technology, at ADP and Toshiba, Kevyn is always looking for the most efficient and effective way to d...

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    Episode 40.  How can women claim their space, stand tall, and let their voice be heard? You can start by listening to today’s episode with Eliza VanCort, and purchase her powerful book, A  Woman's Guide to Claiming Space

    Eliza helps women collaboratively claim space and find safety with their physicality and voice. She is passionate about women claiming space intersectionally, moving the white feminist movement to women of col...

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    Bonus episode 39:  Happy Valentine's Day! It may be “The Day of Love”  but for some, it is another day in their divorce journey.

    Studies show that divorce spikes between January and March, and we are smack dab in the middle of it. 

    The truth is, people need a support team to carry them through the divorce. It is common to reach out to an attorney. Some may think of a mental health therapist, but we also need a Jillian - a Certif...

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    Episode 38: BONUS
    Lose weight. Eat healthier. Workout. 

    Have you made a resolution to do any of these this year?

    According to a 2019 survey by YouGovAmerica (https://bit.ly/32PhDHo), 48% of the people who made New Year’s resolutions wanted to lose weight, 59% wanted to exercise more and 54 % resolved to eat healthier.

    Emily Carpenter joins Linda to discuss her journey to health and the lies about weight loss and body image she’s encoun...

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    November 25, 2021 24 min

    BONUS: Episode 37. As a thank you to you, Linda has compiled answers to the finale questions from her  last six guests to create this bonus episode, "Wisdom in the Finale, Part 3.”   

    Listen to the brilliance of Tamara MacDuff, Laurel Nelson, Rock Castor, Dellenna Harper and Heather & Ben Lee as they share their responses to…

    "The most important thing I learned or best piece of advice I received when I was younger is…"...

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    Episode 36. How to Win Friends and Influence People is a book that was written in 1936. It is touted by many as the original self-help book. 

    Michelle Wescott joins Linda once again as they discuss the principles of this landmark book and ask the questions, is this style of leadership relevant today?  Or is it more harmful than helpful? 

    They also discuss what it’s going to take to make true change happen (you’re probably not going t...

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