Just Be Yourself What?? How?? – Karen Leslie
Have you ever been nervous before a job interview or before meeting someone new and people tell you to “just be yourself and you’ll be fine”. Then your brain screams back “how?, I am terrified”. “I’m so nervous”.
What if you could release the fear in moments and be able to clam your thoughts, and your body, to the point where you can think more clearly and know you are safe? What if knowing more clearly who you are (beyond anxiety and stress) could stop your brain from screaming back “how?”.
Telling someone to “just be yourself” is often quite unkind in the moment. Stress Recovery Expert Karen Leslie, will explain how this simple suggestion backfires and how to actually be of help to yourself, or others, in moment of extreme stress or anxiety.
Join Karen in this week’s episode of Cultivation Kindness With Karen to learn tools and strategies for calming that automatic response from your brain when someone tells you to “just be yourself”.
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~ More About Cultivating Kindness With Karen ~
Karen Leslie is an Educator and an Expert Healer who has been facilitating energy with others for over 25 years. Her life of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts has led her on an interesting, and at times, turbulent path to where she is today.
Kindness was definitely missing in Karen’s life. Karen was always kind and compassionate to others, however she was not showing kindness to herself. Today Karen knows that kindness towards others was actually a way of avoiding her own wounds and sadness. These choices created a life of ‘people pleasing’, keeping the peace and avoiding conflict; especially if it involved having to say “No” to someone else.
Karen knows now that everything we do to help ourselves from the neck up will help everything from the neck down. Karen now lives each day with enthusiasm, excitement, an openness to new adventures and a great deal of kindness towards everyone, most especially herself.
To get more of Cultivating Kindness With Karen, be sure to visit the podcast page for replays of all her shows here: https://www.inspiredchoicesnetwork.com/podcast/cultivating-kindness-with-karen/