Ep 4: How do you connect to your body?

This episode is for you if you’ve ever felt disconnected from your own body.

This episode is NOT about weight or exercise. We’re talking about the mind/body connection and the spiritual awakening that can occur when you really tune into your body instead of living on autopilot.


I’m welcoming Pilates studio owner and movement teacher Kerri Campbell as my guest as we discuss and answer the question

How do you connect to your body?

Age, trauma, pain, and depression are just a few of the things that can cause us to disconnect from our body over time. In this episode we’ll talk about how to recognize if your brain and body have gone numb to one another and the mindset shift that will motivate positive change instead of constant self critique.

A few things mentioned in this episode:

Smartest Person in the room podcast episode about Pilates

Ep 3: Where do you live?

Today’s prompt:

Where do you live?

This is one of the most basic, get-to-know-you questions, and the answer can vary. Our country, state, city, and neighborhood all say something about us, whether we like it or not. 

On today's episode, we're not just talking about our zip codes, we're talking about how our location is currently affecting who we are. 

I live in Los Angeles, so I have 10 Things To Tell You about my little pocket of L.A. 

10 Things about this episode:

  1. When we meet someone, we’re looking to put them into some sort of box of understanding, a lens to see them through. Sometimes answering where we live says something about our roots or our choices, our career, or our family history.

  2. I have lived in Los Angeles for nearly 18 years. I grew up in small town Oklahoma. PLACE plays one of the biggest roles in my personal narrative. So I can talk about MY version of L.A., but I am also very aware that I live in a particular little bubble, and so everything I say here is from my experience only.

  3. Vampire facials.

  4. There are 12 million people in Los Angeles. The economy of this city alone is larger than 46 out of the 50 United States.

  5. The Hollywood Sign originally said Hollywoodland.

  6. Everclear’s song Santa Monica // Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Song Under the Bridge // Ryan Adams’s song La Cienega Just Smiled

  7. Troop Beverly Hills (favorite LA movie of all time)

  8. The Californians on Saturday Night Live.

  9. L.A. has style. Lots and lots of style.

  10. Los Angeles offered me all the freedom in the world when I needed it, and has offered it over and over again for the last 18 years. I believe LA lets you be whoever you want to be, and then also lets you return to yourself.

Ep 2: Are you lonely?

Loneliness feels like one of the great taboo topics of adulthood. But all around me, I see and hear people whispering that they’re profoundly lonely.

In this episode I’m going to tell you about a time in my life when I was really lonely, and the two things I did that turned it around for me. 

The prompt for this week:

Are you lonely?


When were you lonely?

Take your thoughts to your journal, to a friend, or to social media using the hashtag #10ThingsToTellYou.

10 Things from this episode:

  1. Former Surgeon General Viveck Murthy calls loneliness an “epidemic.” You can feel lonely even when surrounded by people. 

  2. I talked about loneliness on the Sorta Awesome podcast, where I used to be a co-host. Sadly, those episodes are no longer available in your podcast app, but you can listen to them on your desktop here and here.

  3. Are you telling yourself a false narrative? Like no one possibly understands what you’re going through?

  4. Are you bored in your life? 

  5. A key to connection: Having a regularly scheduled thing to look forward to. (Like a book club!)

  6. Are online connections real?

  7. Putting something out there, online or in person, for others to connect to. It doesn’t have to be deep or private. It can be anything!

  8. It’s about belonging. (See further reading: Brene Brown) It’s essential in relationship not only to feel loved, but to feel liked.

  9. The formula I was looking for as I made new friends: local, enjoyable, and trustworthy. 

  10. My husband is not my best friend. 

    BONUS: Reach out to someone this week. Someone that you suspect might be a little lonely and would appreciate hearing from you. Or maybe you’re the lonely one and making a connection with an old friend might feel nice. 

Welcome to the 10 Things To Tell You podcast!

10 Things To Tell You is now a podcast! Based on the #10ThingsToTellYou challenge I hosted on Instagram, I'm launching a short weekly podcast that will include a prompt and discussion about a topic I want YOU to take to your journal, text to your best friend, or post on social media. 

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