ALL OVERCOMING ODDS PODCAST EPISODES
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Where do you fit in? Where do people look like you? Where do people have similar experiences, as you do?
A series of questions that took Angelle Richardson on a journey with no definite timeline for when she may find answers to some or all of her questions.
How do you see yourself?
She said, “I think when we want to belong anywhere, it’s all about being seen … Being seen for who you truly are … As an adoptee … people don’t get to see all of us because we can’t show all of us … There is part of us that is either hidden to us or unknown to us … When we’re looking at how to be seen, its an enigma to us too …”
It was hard.
She said, “I always wanted to be a mom … I remember when I was struggling to get pregnant and all of the infertility stuff … Everybody around me because I was hypersensitive to it all, was pregnant or had multiple children … I so wanted to belong to that mother group …”
Who or what are you grateful for?
He said, “… I was at a low point of my life … A lot of things were going wrong … I was in the middle of my second divorce … I was living in a pretty bad apartment … I was working really, really hard …”
Why is “belonging” important to you? She said, “As humans, when we don't have belonging and community, we are going to constantly crave it … We crave mutual understanding and people that have experienced similar things or have similar belief systems … It’s something that we naturally want for ourselves and when we find it, it can be life-changing … It could set the tone for your life when you have a good support system around you …”
What are the elements that make up “belonging”?
He said, “… It’s acceptance … inclusion … trust … a safe space …
Who are the people in your life that you enjoy spending time with? Why do you enjoy spending time with them?
Are you living a story that’s true to who you are?
She said, “… In order to live a life of authenticity, it begins with who you really are … On the surface level … identity is … my name ... who I am … where I am from … what I am good at … Those things are all part of the package in identity, but what I think ends up…
How do you accept CHANGE in your life?
She said, “… There is change that we decide we are going to make … and there is change that we have no control over … A lot of us have a very hard time accepting this type of change because we didn't get to make the decision for it … When we’re fighting against that change, we’re creating more challenges for ourselves …
On this episode of the Overcoming Odds podcast, Oleg interviews Diana Moshier about ways to:
Overcome early memories of sexual abuse;
Develop self-confidence and
Are you aware of the triggers that cause your stress or anxiety?
She said, “… It was in my Master’s program that I became aware of my triggers … You have to be aware of what causes your stress, your pressure, and your anxiety …”
Self-awareness or self-reflection, a process …
On this episode of the Overcoming Odds podcast, Oleg interviews Hilary Corna, who is the founder of the Human Processes Continuum in Austin, TX. Tune in, as the two discuss ways to:
Develop Drive, Self-reliance and Empathy
Launch and grow your public speaking career
What is a promise that you made to yourself as a child? She said, “ … When I was growing up, I had a youth group leader … I don't even remember what she said to me, but I know she said something … I left that meeting with making a promise that if I made it through my teen years, I would spend the rest of my life helping other kids find their way …”
On this episode of the Overcoming Odds podcast, Oleg interviews Pamela Cutchlow about ways to:
Work through early childhood trauma
Love yourself more
Become more persistent at what you do
Define purpose in life
Stay strong during times of adversity