This week’s guest is Sekeithia, and she is the epitome of “making noise.” I came to know her through TikTok and was immediately drawn to her way of being herself on social media and encouraging others to do the same. She often shares openly about her mental health journey, sobriety, self-care, and is a motivator to her community of followers.
Making noise is about a lot of different things, and it is often about looking at life’s challenges as invitations to show up in your life. In this episode we discuss shining bright when others are trying to dim your light, mental health and self-care, and learning to trust yourself. Be sure to follow Sekeithia over on TikTok. And remember, this episode (and all of the others in this series) are on video. Head over to YouTube to watch!
In this episode you’ll hear:
- Sekeithia shares about her mental health journey with bipolar disorder, suicide attempts, and drug abuse. “Mental health was not a conversation we had around the dinner table.” (4:20)
- What her mental health self-care looks like today. (10:21)
- Sekeithia shares about a time she ignored her intuition and had to learn a hard lesson, and how that changed going forward. “Intuition is about trusting yourself.” (14:30)
- How the question, “Why do you always feel the need to be the brightest in the room?,” dimmed her light and how she began to shine again. (24:35)
- How Sekeithia defines self-confidence. (29:10)
- We dive into shadow work: what it is and how it helps. (32:40)
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Episode 411: Make Some Noise Listeners’ Stories: Grief, Sobriety, and Recovery
36:06It’s listener storytime! A few months ago I put out a call to share a personal story about making noise in your life. Several listeners answered the call; I am so excited that the time has come to share their experiences with you! This episode focuses on the topic of drinking and sobriety, coping with loss, and upholding boundaries. Making noise is not necessarily about shouting from rooftops. It’s about pushing up against conditioning and social programming that tells you, you should not do something. You’ll hear how both Jill and Amy are making noise in their lives. Jill shares how a 90-day sobriety challenge turned into two years of sobriety (and still going). Following her sobriety, her life saw many major shifts and has allowed her to make and uphold boundaries in her life. Later, Amy bravely opens up about using alcohol to cope with a stroke she suffered in 2019. Making noise is also about speaking courageously and vulnerably in order to make a change in your life, much like Amy does here. Her story is one that also brings up the question, “How can you keep rising when you have evidence that sometimes things don’t work out?” I share some of my thoughts and lessons from Dr. Brené Brown’s Rising Strong curriculum to help Amy work through some of the reasons for her coping mechanisms. http://andreaowen.com/411
Episode 410: Betting on Yourself with Kacia Fitzgerald
49:05Kacia Fitzgerald, host of the popular EmpowerHER podcast, joins me this week for a discussion about betting on yourself and going after whatever it is you want in life. Kacia is the Founder & CEO of She Goes company which is designed to empower women with the tools and community so they never have to GO alone. In this episode, we also talk about trusting yourself, why it is important to show up for the, “why,” as opposed to getting caught up in the, “how,” and so much more. I love Kacia’s energy and know you will too. “When you trust yourself enough, then you can hear other people’s feedback but still do what feels aligned.” Kacia Fitzgerald In this episode you’ll hear: The story behind Kacia’s Instagram post that said, “Worrying is literally betting against yourself.” (6:14) Why it’s important to not confuse inexperience with inability. (9:12) Some routines and rituals Kacia turns to in her daily life, which helps her to manage anxiety, reconnect, and decompress. (12:36) Kacia wants women to write their own damn permission slip. (21:49) Instead of getting stuck on the” how,”, show up for the, “why.”(39:26) http://andreaowen.com/410
Episode 409: My 10-Year Soberversary Story
50:28I recorded this episode on September 27th, 2021. That day is of significance because it was my 10-year anniversary of sobriety. There’s a part of me that thinks, “I can't believe I've survived this long without drinking.” And another part of me that says, “Well, yes, it does feel like 10 years.” 10 years of clarity. 10 years of wisdom. 10 years of groundedness and feeling anchored in who I am. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to share my recovery and sobriety story with you. While I’ve shared my story before, it’s now many years out; therefore, I'll probably tell it a little bit differently than I did when I was a year out, which was the first time I talked about it publicly. If you don't have a problem with alcohol maybe you have a loved one who does or maybe you are struggling with something else. I believe we all are recovering from something. Recovery is a lifelong journey. I hope you find some insight, clarity, support, or wisdom from this episode. http://andreaowen.com/409
Episode 408: Owning Your Power and Your Voice with Angela Chee
1:05:51Today’s episode closes out the eight-episode series where I speak with women making noise in their lives. My final guest is Angela Chee, who joined me to talk about stepping into your power, owning your voice, and breaking through personal and professional barriers. Angela is media/communication coach, keynote speaker/emcee, creator of YOU, Amplified!®, and host of “The Power Of The Only" podcast. A former TV news anchor and reporter with more than 20 years of media experience, she now works with visionary leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs who are ready to own their power and their voice and amplify their message and mission through speaking, video, and media. Remember - all eight episodes are available in both audio and video format. To watch today’s interview and/or the previously aired episodes, you can find them on YouTube. I really hope you enjoyed this series as much as I did create it for you! In this episode you’ll hear: What power means to Angela as a woman “Power is about owning all parts of you.” (9:32) The biggest obstacle women face when they are stepping into their power. (11:19) Angela shares her experience in the power of being the only and the barriers she broke through in her career. (23:16) The importance of owning your voice. (30:00) How to speak up at work: Ask, “What value can I provide at this moment?” Then let the words come out. (36:04) Money is an expression of owning your voice and power. We talk about money and negotiating pay or raising rates. (43:34) http://andreaowen.com/408
Episode 407: Resilience, Self-Compassion, and Imposter Complex with Rachel Luna
59:36Returning to the show this week is Rachel Luna. We are talking all about what it means to have resilience, practicing self-compassion, and managing imposter syndrome. I asked Rachel to be a part of the Make Some Noise series because she is simply one of the best hype women I have in my corner and is an equally amazing life coach. Rachel is a highly sought-after international speaker, Certified Master Neuroscience & Life Coach to 7 + 8-figure earning entrepreneurs, and host of the popular podcast, Permission to Offend which has listeners in over 90 countries around the world. In this episode you’ll hear: Rachel shares her perspective on what it means when a woman is taking up space. (6:51) Find out what Rachel thinks about confidence; plus why confidence always leads back to identity, and staying in integrity. (9:14) Self-confidence vs. confidence, and the biggest mistake people make when they are working on self-confidence. (10:59) Navigating imposter syndrome, “None of us are immune from imposter syndrome, it’s just something we learn to manage over time.” (16:27) Rachel shares her experience with breast cancer and how that led her to practice self-compassion. (24:39) Resilience: knowing and believing that you can get back up. “You can start over any second of the day.” (43:33) “Allowing oneself to make some noise helps us to get to the next level of understanding and growth with one another.” (55:37) http://andreaowen.com/407
Episode 406: Mental Health, Shadow Work, and Self-Care with Sekeithia
45:32This week’s guest is Sekeithia, and she is the epitome of “making noise.” I came to know her through TikTok and was immediately drawn to her way of being herself on social media and encouraging others to do the same. She often shares openly about her mental health journey, sobriety, self-care, and is a motivator to her community of followers. Making noise is about a lot of different things, and it is often about looking at life’s challenges as invitations to show up in your life. In this episode we discuss shining bright when others are trying to dim your light, mental health and self-care, and learning to trust yourself. Be sure to follow Sekeithia over on TikTok. And remember, this episode (and all of the others in this series) are on video. Head over to YouTube to watch! In this episode you’ll hear: Sekeithia shares about her mental health journey with bipolar disorder, suicide attempts, and drug abuse. “Mental health was not a conversation we had around the dinner table.” (4:20) What her mental health self-care looks like today. (10:21) Sekeithia shares about a time she ignored her intuition and had to learn a hard lesson, and how that changed going forward. “Intuition is about trusting yourself.” (14:30) How the question, “Why do you always feel the need to be the brightest in the room?,” dimmed her light and how she began to shine again. (24:35) How Sekeithia defines self-confidence. (29:10) We dive into shadow work: what it is and how it helps. (32:40) http://andreaowen.com/406
Episode 405: Social Anxiety, Communication, and Being Relatable with Rachel DeAlto
37:05Rachel DeAlto returns to the show this week, as part of the 8-episode special series, to talk about communicating, even if it scares you. I’m convinced that life is a series of awkward conversations and situations after another. However, armed with strategies and knowledge, it can be a little bit less scary. Rachel DeAlto is a relationship expert, coach, media personality, and speaker. She is the author of “relatable: How to Connect with Anyone Anywhere (Even if It Scares You).” Rachel has also been featured on a multitude of media outlets including The TODAY Show, Access Hollywood Live, and Fox News. She has also given three TEDx talks including Being Authentic in a Filtered World which is featured on TED.com. In this episode you’ll hear: Rachel describes the difference between nervousness and social anxiety. [7:34] She shares some of what is wrong with the way we are communicating. [12:01] How you can begin to feel less socially awkward. [19:49] Some ways to approach building self-confidence. [21:46] Rachel shares how she sees women making themselves small (figuratively, not literally). [28:16] http://andreaowen.com/405
Episode 404: Talking About Confidence, Self-Trust, and Intuition with Sara Dean
1:01:48We’re halfway through the Make Some Noise special series! I’m speaking with some amazing women about how they make noise in their life. Sara Dean joins me this week to discuss our definitions of self-confidence, the importance of self-trust, and the role intuition plays in decision-making. Sara is a friend and colleague; and I admire her self-confidence, tenacity, and resilience. Her biggest passion is helping women own their space. She is the creator and host of the Shameless Mom Academy Podcast, which has been featured in 5 categories of iTunes New & Noteworthy for almost 2 years now and is rapidly approaching one million downloads. In this episode you’ll hear: Sara talks about confidence, how she defines it, and how she might instill confidence in another woman. (6:30) Self-trust is a big part of self-confidence. Sara shares how she determined self-trust was important to focus on. (24:15) The role intuition plays when making big decisions. (35:12) I talk about mindset in Make Some Noise, more specifically about creating stories in our minds that serve us instead of narratives that bring us down. Sara shares the type of mindset work that has helped her. [44:04] Using life's challenges as invitations to show up. [48:44] http://andreaowen.com/404
Bonus Episode: Happy Birthday to Make Some Noise!
21:13I have a very special bonus episode for you today because today is the publication day (aka birthday) of my third book, Make Some Noise: Speak Your Mind and Own Your Strength. 🎉 As my book is released to the world, I've been thinking a lot about legacy. As an author and with this book in particular, the dedication is to my daughter, Sydney and my mother and to her mother and her mother and her mother. I dedicated it to them because they are the most important women in my life and part of my legacy. And I’ve been thinking about what I am going to leave behind when I’m no longer earthside. The biggest, most important thing that we put meaning on is our own life. What's it all for? I think that the reason that we are here and the biggest part of our legacy is the relationships that we have with the people in our life. I've told you all the story about when my life completely fell apart in 2006. And it was the first time I had so much clarity amidst all the drama. And I thought, how did I get here? And then a realization that this was not where I was meant to be. That was the moment I decided to change my life. It was not linear. It was not perfect. It was 15 years ago and there's been a lot of ups and downs. There's been a lot of hard conversations with myself and with other people. And I can tell you most definitely that I've truly never been more grateful for anything in my life because it takes intention and total consciousness to make changes. It is things like speaking your mind, owning your strength, making noise, speaking up for yourself. It’s giving an opinion and learning how to set boundaries. Making noise is understanding what your values are and acting on them. It’s getting help for any addictions that you have. It’s going to therapy and getting really honest with yourself and your therapist. Making noise is doing any kind of trauma therapy that you might need digging into your family of origin, looking at the habits and behaviors that you have, and getting really curious about them, instead of beating yourself up about them. I mostly talk to women and write books for them, so all of that is an act of making noise. Women's empowerment is an act of rebellion because we are pushing up against the cultural norms, standards, programming, and socialization that we've all received. Learning, growing, and the relationships we create along the way are part of the legacy we leave. I am so excited to share the release of Make Some Noise with this wonderful community. It’s time to make some noise, speak your mind, and own your strength.
Episode 403: Asking for What You Want, Pleasure, and Resilience with Jess King
53:21When I decided to create a special series to celebrate my third book, Make Some Noise, I knew Jess King needed to be a part of it. And, y’all I had so many questions to ask Jess, based around topics in my book. Her answers did not disappoint! So yes, this week, Jess King, joins me to talk about asking for what you want, making pleasure a priority, and resilience. Jess is a charismatic Peloton instructor with boundless energy and a passion for movement. With a background in dance, performance and fitness, Jess grew up down South and moved to NYC to commit to a career in wellness. Jess’s self-proclaimed sassy and spicy personality make her Bike and Tread classes uplifting and full of exciting surprises. Jess is committed to helping people heal from the inside out, and she believes that this community is the perfect place to start that journey. Her focus is to partner with motivated individuals looking to transform their lives — and together, they burn. ✨ By the way, you can watch this episode on YouTube. Head over here to check it out! Or if audio is your preference, listen on this page or on your favorite podcast listening app. I’d love to hear what you think about this series so far - let me know over on Instagram @heyandreaowen. In this episode you’ll hear: Asking for what you want as a woman, and Jess’s take on the topic. How Jess makes pleasure a priority in her life. (8:15) Self-confidence and the knowledge that you are not going to get what you want by being a “Yes,” person. (26:46) Jess shares her experience with being shamed by men in her life for her free and expressive behavior as a teenager in the South. (28:47) An exercise that will help women take up space physically. (41:38) http://andreaowen.com/403