Have you ever felt stuck in a cycle of self-deprecation and unhealthy behavior, wanting to love yourself enough to stop but unable to figure out how? Do you feel caught up in a sexualized version of yourself that has nothing to do with your true desires? Do you ever feel that you’re more concerned with whether or not others like you, or find you attractive, than if you like yourself?
In this episode, Toni and Angela talk to author and self-relationship coach Susan Bremer O’Neill about how we can all change our lives through the power of self-love. In her memoir, From Sex Appeal to Self Appeal: One Woman’s Journey to Recover Her Body, Her Sexuality, Her Self, Susan tells her story of how she went from a scientist to a stripper, and learned to love and respect herself on the way.
Susan discusses the different stages of learning who you are and what you want from life. She also gives young girls and women a simple tip that can truly change the direction your life is taking: Pause. Take a moment and think!
It can sometimes be a long and difficult journey to truly possess the self-respect, love, and confidence that we all deserve to have; having someone who’s been down that road to guide us can make all the difference. Susan offers workshops, tele-seminars, and life-coaching services on her website, SelfAppeal.com.
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This episode also marks the first edition of the new listener question segment! Yay!
The ladies answer Rachel’s question about responding to a comment from a friend that she passionately did not agree with: “It doesn’t matter what grades we get, what matters is the grades our future husbands get.” Uh-oh.
So, what do you think? Should we stand up for what we believe every time? Or should we shush ourselves so we don’t appear overzealous? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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