Sometimes, or in my case often, we are driven by a need for recognition. I break it down on this podcast to ask why we do it and whether its soul-enriching.. its a tricky subject and together with the perspectives from my women in STEM, we tackle it.
This week on Innervation, I discuss trust. It's a big topic that touches all of us. I draw upon the perspectives of some incredible women from the STEM world to find out their take on such an important subject. What is it? How do we get it? And why is it so important? We break it down.
Being judgemental doesn't feel good. Placing yourself either above or below people makes you feel either superior or inferior and neither of those things lead to any form of long term inner contentment. I take on board the perspectives of some epic women on this subject, ultimately concluding that developing compassion and kindness for yourself and others, is the key to happiness.
Whenever I'm feeling a bit low or wobbly, if I write a gratitude list, it changes how I feel. I always start the list intending to write just 10 things, but those ten things leads to so many more. By the time I'm finished, I feel empowered, strong and hopeful. I discuss gratitude in this episode and we hear from a few women who use gratitude in their lives too. It's a serious game changer for anyone who finds life a little overwhelming at times!
Empowerment - what is it? How do you get it? What does it feel like? In this episode we hear from several empowered women, to find out their perspectives on the subject. I'd love to feel empowered on a permanent basis, but sadly, it's not so easy. Instead, I listen to people who have developed their own strategies for staying strong and resilient, no matter what is thrown at them.
Stereotypes are formed at a young age, with the toys that we give girls and boys and the colours we make them wear. Stereotypes can bring people down, particularly those who are unique and conventional. Stereotypes never acknowledge the substance of a person, which is why it's important that each of us look within to discover who we really are. What makes us tick? Only then can you be bold and brave enough to be the person you want to be, in a world full of stereotypes.
This week on Innervation is all about proving ourselves, because most of us spend so much of our precious time trying to do just that. The need to prove ourselves to others can push us to make choices we actually don’t want to make. That need can start from an early age, wanting to prove to our parents, for example. On the other hand, I discuss how great things can come out of life’s difficulties and that proving oneself doesn't have to be a bad thing. Tough times can help you clarify what it is you want out of life. The truth is that life is not without its challenges, so we could use each of those challenges to learn more about ourselves, rather than proving ourselves to others. Enjoy being you - prove yourself for yourself!
Self doubt is inevitable. It can be paralysing, but it can also be the rocket fuel to launch you! I uncover the perspectives of my Scilence guests on this topic to find out how and where self doubt comes from and the best way to deal with it.