Resilience in Chaos: How Prioritizing Self-Care Ignites Ripple Effects of Positivity With Tess Jewell Larsen

Aug 08, 2023
Ep 84 - Resilience in Chaos: How Prioritizing Self-Care Ignites Ripple Effects of Positivity With Tess Jewell Larsen

Welcome back to The Provoking Prosperity Podcast. Today we dive deep into the complexities of life, growth, and self-discovery. In today's episode, titled "Mixed Emotions: Finding Balance in an Unbalanced World," our host Miranda is joined by special guest Tess Jewell - Larsen, a stress and burnout coach. Together, they explore the rollercoaster of emotions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic and the journey towards finding balance amidst chaos. From personal experiences to expert insights, they uncover strategies for addressing sleep issues related to fight or flight mode and delve into the power of provoking, supporting, and making a positive impact on others. Join us as we dive into the profound effects of self-connection, healing, and the pursuit of balance in our ever-changing world.

A little about Tess:

Tess is a stress and burnout coach who empowers women professionals, entrepreneurs, and high achievers to find balance and thrive. She utilizes a variety of techniques, including mindfulness coaching, yoga teaching, yoga therapy, and Qigong, to support herself and those she works with. Tess's journey into this role stems from her personal struggles with anxiety, stress, and burnout, which reached a breaking point in 2020. Faced with physical injuries, panic attacks, and emotional turmoil, she made the bold decision to quit her job and focus on healing. Through practicing mindfulness, yoga, and studying various modalities, Tess slowly rebuilt herself and discovered new opportunities for growth, thanks to the virtual accessibility brought about by COVID-19. Having already been trained in teaching yoga and gaining experience in an ashram in India, she expanded her skill set in 2020 and 2021 to help others find inner peace and well-being.

Show Notes:

00:00:33  Burnout.
00:13:41 Signs of stress: sleep problems, tension, imbalance.
00:19:45 Identifying factors affecting sleep and seeking support.
00:28:34 Helping others overcome struggles brings deep fulfillment.

Self-reflection practice for this episode:

1. How did the speaker's perspective on COVID differ from the views of others? What factors influenced their personal view?
2. What role did self-connection and spiritual growth play in the speaker's experience during COVID?
3. Do you agree with Tess's belief that many people in society today are stuck in fight or flight mode? Why or why not?
4. How do you personally strive to find balance in your life and come back to it when you feel off balance?
5. What emotions did you experience during the COVID pandemic? How did you handle those emotions and work towards finding balance?
6. How do you interpret Tess's belief that provoking others creates a welcoming and safe space? Do you think this approach is effective in motivating personal growth?
7. Can you relate to Tess's realization about being disconnected from themselves and ignoring warning signs like stress and negativity? How do you take the time to tune in with yourself and make changes to prioritize self-care?
8. In what ways do you give back to yourself in order to have the energy and capacity to give back to others? Share examples of specific self-care practices you engage in.
9. How do you prioritize self-care during difficult times, such as the challenges presented by COVID-19? How has the pandemic emphasized the importance of not taking things for granted and seizing each moment?
10. How do you personally address sleep issues related to fight or flight mode? Discuss any strategies or techniques you use to establish a healthier bedtime routine and promote restful sleep.

Would Love to hear Take-aways and if you want to go deeper please connect with Tess - details are below.

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