Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Be Freaking Awesome Podcast

Living a freaking awesome life is achievable for everyone. Angela Belford and her daughter, Sami Kinnison, join together to provide practical applications to level up your success, business, and life, in a freaking awesome way.

​EP102 Your Relationship with Yourself: Lessons from the Harvard Study on Adult Development

January 16, 2024 | EPISODE 102

Have you ever considered that the most pivotal relationship you’ll ever have is with yourself? Join me and my co-host Angela Belford as we embark on an intimate exploration of self-relationship’s profound effects on our lives, revealing why the way we treat ourselves sets the foundation for every other relationship we form. Grounded in insights from the Harvard Study on Adult Development, our debate takes flight—Angela, armed with skepticism, questions if nurturing our inner dynamic truly translates to enhanced connections with others, while I argue it’s the essential groundwork for a fulfilling life.

Wrestling with our self-beliefs can often feel like navigating through a storm, but what if the compass we’re using is skewed by our own negative perceptions? We tackle how these internal narratives, left unchecked, can cloud our reality and impact not just our own well-being, but also how we interact with the world. From the science of the reticular activating system to the tender nuances of parenting, we share insights and personal stories that shine a light on the importance of reshaping beliefs from childhood to foster healthier adult lives.

For those who’ve ever felt the sting of their own inner critic, our discussion on transforming self-judgment into a nurturing inner coach promises hope and strategy. Through my personal encounters with grief and finding solace in the pages of fiction, we highlight the universal need for self-compassion. Closing with the promise that our beliefs can be remodeled for a more effortless path to happiness, we extend a compassionate invitation to journey with us toward self-discovery and unwavering self-trust.

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