If you think some part of you is wrong, you’ll find comfort in this episode.

We all have a tendency to want to fight off our inner critic, but it doesn’t work. “Piling on” by criticizing our own inner critic only makes things worse.

In this episode, I propose a different approach that involves self compassion and deep listening. When you step off the treadmill of personal perfection and allow all the pieces of you to exist, you’ll free yourself to feel better and you’ll be more likely to get to a place you actually want to be.

You’re more than just the perfect, pretty parts of you, and that’s a beautiful thing.

In this episode I mention my wonderful peer coach, Terri Bradway. To find out more about Terri and how to contact her, check out her website at https://www.coachbradway.com/.

My mission in this podcast is to help you find the freedom to become who you want. My intention is to fill every episode with useful information you can apply right away to start taking your life in a beautiful, new direction.

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I’m a former international tax lawyer and senior partner with Ernst & Young. I left the law in 2014 to learn how to paint. After a couple years painting and selling my work, I became passionate about helping other people who feel stuck in their careers and lives and want to feel more personally fulfilled, invigorated and soul connected. I now spend my time painting, coaching, and creating live events at the George Russell Academy of Creative Expansion in beautiful Prince Edward County, Ontario, Canada.