Episode 124: Exhausted? Achy? Out of Steam? | How to learn your body language and listen when it speaks.

Mar 21, 2022

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Headaches. Muscle stiffness. The yearning for a good, long massage but feeling like you don’t have the time to get one. 

These are all messages our bodies send us. They are cries for attention. 

“Heeey…something’s not aligned in here.”

But, we don’t always know the language of our bodies. And while it is our responsibility to learn better ways to interact with our physical selves, it really isn’t our fault that we’re caught in a cycle of self-neglect. 

Most cultures just don't include well-being in the conversation. 

Our bodies are seen as inconveniences that need to be controlled or constructed or modified or ignored.

But, the manifestation of our dreams requires that we're physically able to be there. 

Including our bodies in the conversation makes all the difference. 

This week, Karlee offers up a lesson in the most important language of them all: body language. Because if women and leaders placed more value on becoming allies to our bodies, everything else we're trying to do becomes that much more possible.

In this episode, you’ll learn why our inability to understand the language of our bodies leads to aches, pains, and feelings of inauthenticity. You’ll hear interesting research on why women in particular suffer from physical pain and discomfort, and how you can avoid making the rookie coaching mistake Karlee made for years that ultimately taught her the magic of making things more doable.

When we leverage the information our bodies are giving us, it becomes our most vital and prolific resource when it comes to our careers, our health, and our relationships.

If you’re ready to know for certain that you're giving yourself the best resources to thrive without feeling like you need to do more or push harder, then this episode is for you. 

Save the Date: Monday, March 21st: International Bring Your Body to Work Day  #bodytowork

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

How our bodies signal the need for change (2:23)

Why people who include their bodies in their work - work better (11:08)

Why women are more prone to physical strain (13:35)

How we can cultivate more connection with our bodies (18:56)

How to respond when someone (including yourself) asks for a break (22:22)

The magic of making things more doable (25:21)

Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

The Spirit House Project

People Mentioned in this Episode: 

Sonya Renee Taylor: The Body is Not an Apology

Tara Brach

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