Podcast: "Get Over Yourself"

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Get Over Yourself: When Perfectionism Undermines Your Development, Relationships, and Peace of Mind

Have you ever heard the saying, "I am my own worst enemy?" If you've thought or said that about yourself, then this episode is for you.  (And if you haven't, then this episode is also for you.)

All of us carry the innate tendency to mask our own humanity--our flaws--from those we love.  Doing so actually inhibits our growth, creates tension in our relationships, and leads to inner turmoil.  The only way to get over all that is to get over ourselves.

Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, being interviewed once again by Monica of the All About Progress podcast, teaches us what this tendency looks like in action, and what we can do to fix it by facing our own flaws with compassion and true moral courage.  She also helps us see what we get out of doing so: a life filled with challenges, but also more love, fulfillment, and freedom. 

Transcript of the Bold New Mom interview

We've had requests for transcripts of popular interviews before, so it's been on our to-do list for a while, but when the most recent request came from someone who is deaf, we knew it was time to move it to the top.  So here's the transcript of Dr. Finlayson-Fife and Jody Moore's Bold New Mom podcast recorded last fall.  Click/tap the PDF image to the left.

And if you want to listen without having to search and scroll down through old blog posts, here's the recording.


Podcast: Approval-Seeking vs. Goodness


Monica from "It's All About Progress" Blog interviews me on the topic of Goodness---How creating goodness is different from approval-seeking, as well as perspectives on how to develop and discern what is good when faced with real and imagined pressures. 

"Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife ... shares how to discover what it is we truly want, how to reconcile our desires with what we believe we "should" do with our lives, and how to better take responsibility for our choices, especially when faced with difficult ones. 
Jennifer also offers how to live up to our core desires, more fully cultivate our gifts, and better tolerate the internal and external push-back we may experience as we develop true goodness within ourselves and in our lives. 

Like her past episode on About Progress (on Perfectionism), this interview is one worth listening to several times to fully glean Jennifer's wisdom.  There are many ways to apply this discussion to parenthood, marriage, "control freaks," "victims," and those who live their lives based on others' approval."


An audio recording of the interview can be found here: