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Are Amy + Oprah Your Soul Sisters, Too? - Debra Trappen
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Are Amy + Oprah Your Soul Sisters, Too?

Regardless of if you are a “fan” of Amy or Oprah – please give yourself the gift of listening in on their chat…

Oprah and Amy share a divine conversation about so many of the topics and issues that tug at my heart, body, mind, and soul. 
Conversations like this FIRE ME UP and encourage me to move forward and wholeheartedly serve my sisters.  My thoughts on specific parts of their chat are below, sprinkled with a few other moxie-filled musings along the way.
10:11 – Like these women, I am an introvert. I love my alone time, my quiet time. Small talk pains me. My phone and a quiet corner are my refuges in those awkward, exhausting “social gathering” moments. Give me a deep conversation, a juicy problem to dig into, or a self-esteem issue we can get you unstuck from – I’m ALL in.  Want to talk about the weather? Meh. 
I love how they shared that being an introvert doesn’t have to mean you are shy and that you can’t possibly be if you “are a speaker”… Being an introvert means that sometimes being “on” is more about us nurturing others around us and fulfilling their needs… the recharging of our mind/body/soul is in the quiet time… we crave intimate dinner parties and conversations over those crowded happy hours and big parties.
This is why I am so passionate about taking time to nurture and fill my own soultank and truly love inspiring you to do the same.
17:11 – Amy’s vision and mission with “I Am Pretty” is fantastic. Empowering women to love themselves. I can’t wait to take myself on a date to see it.

22:00 – We never know what others see when they look in the mirror. Wow, this was such a truth bomb. Like these women, loving the magnificent body I experience this life through has been a struggle.  So many years telling my reflection she was not “something” enough.  It was (and sometimes still is) so exhausting. 
 I love seeing such an amazing evolution with Amy.
27:30 – Oprah asked Amy, When was your zeitgeist moment?
I’m going to meditate on what this means and will feel like as I grow and evolve.
Amy shared a quote about her show and how it was like “shaved carrots in brownies”… The idea is that people don’t want to feel like they are learning (or eating healthy), but they leave your presence (or the table) feeling nourished.
I am going to infuse this way of thinking when I am writing my next Fire Up! course.
29:30 -Their discussion around the #MeToo movement is wonderful and compassionate. They perfectly package why I have such a heart for the movement and why I seek to uncover ways to empower women to find their voice and speak their truth.  
The part about gRape and Rape is enlightening and heartbreaking. How we talk about abuse and inappropriate behavior is changing and THAT is an epic result of the movement. 
Humans recognizing and being fully aware of how they look at a woman who bravely speaks up is so important… The questioning and fear of how other people will feel when you speak up must be highlighted and squelched.

Have you ever found your voice was silenced because what you had to say would make someone feel uncomfortable? 

It happens to so many of us – including me. 
44:11 – THIS—> There is NO “kind of woman” that asks to be abused or mistreated or more likely to experience either. We all have scars. We have all given wounds that became those scars on others. Some intentionally, some not… We can’t control which ones we get, but we can control how we react to and heal from them.  
44:40 – I love Oprah’s definition of abuse:
Abuse is anything that doesn’t allow you to be who you were meant to be. When you have to suppress some part of yourself to become something others want you to be.

47:00 Amy’s biggest lesson – learning to love herself as she isnot as the world thinks she should be. 

Like Amy, I still have bad days when my self-talk is negative and just plain MEAN.

As soon as self-awareness kicks in, I shake off the shame, replace those thoughts with WORDS OF WISDOM + TRUTH… and consciously decide to let the day flow out of me. 
It’s okay to have a bad day… the important thing is not to get stuck there.  Focus on getting up the next day and moving forward with confidence and love for yourself. 
If you do get stuck, here is a list of things I have done in the past to pull me out of it:
1. Call a bestie.
2. Call your Mom or the person in your life that is in that role.
3. Take a walk and move your body.  Not big into walking? Do what you enjoy… the key is to MOVE and release those feel-good endorphins, those fabulous, natural brain chemicals that can enhance your sense of well-being and happiness.
4. Be grateful! Write down all of the things that you love about yourself, your life, your partner, your job, your business, etc.  Embrace and focus on gratitude for the win.
I love watching and experiencing conversations and moments like this one between Amy and Oprah. 
These amazing women are inspiring others to transition from brave declarations into healing, growing, and thriving.
I am excited to hear what parts of this conversation resonate with you!

Darlings,
It’s time to forgive others for what they did to you.
It’s time to forgive yourself for what you have done to others.
Most importantly, it’s time for you to forgive yourself for what you’ve done to yourself.
Believe in yourself.
Believe you are worthy.
Believe you are enough.
Start with one day.
Try it on for the next 24 hours. 
I have a feeling you will LOVE how it looks on you. 
xxoo,
 
ps. Need help? I’m here. 

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  • Karen Baughn
    Posted at 00:10h, 26 April Reply

    You become what you believe!! love what Oprah said!

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