The Lonely Edges

Christina Frei

Creating something new can be devastatingly lonely—and it should be. The choice to disconnect from the pack and follow our own creative truth can ultimately bring us closer to the people around us. These are conversations about finding courage to move towards our lonely edges and the adventures we have when they get there. read less
BusinessBusiness

Episodes

Veronica Drake: The Lonely Edges of a Neglected Intuitive
Jan 18 2024
Veronica Drake: The Lonely Edges of a Neglected Intuitive
Discover Your Marketing ArchetypeMeet with Christina Frei, hostTopics: Starting off life with a mentally ill mother and a functioning alcoholic fatherBrother had epilepsy. Waking up covered in pee and no one cared.The 4 Ds that bring awareness: Divorce, Death, Disease, DisasterWith a challenging childhood, not feeling sorry for herselfSelf-development started revealing a different way to liveAlmost committing suicide in her 30s and the grace that stopped herFeeling a presence as a childHow Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer saved her lifeMeeting a life coach changed thingsHow she just knew things and made that into a careerHow seeing things gave her compassionHow she started reading professionally, include CEOsLiving as a psychic with a Christian husbandHow her father finally accepted her pathBio:  Veronica Drake is a highly recognized international spiritual teacher who holds a Metaphysical degree in Spiritual Counseling. She is a professionally trained Spiritual Life Coach. As a sought-after Motivational Speaker, and frequent radio/podcast guest, her down to earth, relatable approach is a magnet for people of all ages, including business professionals, people in the entertainment industry, military personnel and empty nesters.Connect with Veronica Drake: https://instagram.com/veronicadrakeofficialhttps://www.facebook.com/VeronicaDrake62https://www.linkedin.com/in/veronica-drake-68976a147/Book your free One Word call   https://veronicadrake.as.me/discover--
Kali Patrick: The Lonely Edges of Becoming a Sleep Coach
Oct 3 2023
Kali Patrick: The Lonely Edges of Becoming a Sleep Coach
Topics: Kali's decision to leave corporate, leave her marriage, move to Texas, and change her name. Where exactly things broke down with her husbandWhat perfectionist tendencies can doThe transition from corporate to coaching and yoga instruction. The decision simplify her practice to become a sleep coachHow sleep is related to so much2 years of constant pain that turned out to be Lyme’s diseaseHow writing a book helped her focus her businessHer clients’ visions for a better life and how they get there Bio:Kali Patrick is an adult sleep coach and #1 bestselling author of Mastering Your Sleep Puzzle: Your 12-Week Guide to Sleeping Better. She helps stressed-out tired people reclaim their sleep, energy, & enthusiasm for life. Kali blends her training as a nationally-board certified health & wellness coach and therapeutically-trained yoga teacher into a practical and flexible approach to help busy people improve their sleep long term.Kali’s personal experience with both insomnia & burnout add a different dimension to her approach and make her a leading—though often contrarian—sleep expert. Kali believes that everyone has the ability to sleep naturally without any of the products, pills, potions, or gadgets marketed by the $65 billion sleep aid industry.LinksKali's Website LinkedIn URL: Facebook URL: Twitter URL: Instagram URL: YouTube URL: Christina Frei's Marketing Business Meet with Christina Frei
Katie Hess: The Lonely Edges of Selling Flower Essences
Jun 12 2023
Katie Hess: The Lonely Edges of Selling Flower Essences
Christina's Marketing WorkTopics: How to self-sooth as the weird kid growing upAsking for mom’s permission to punch someone outDiscovering flower essencesFinding her spiritual familyThe power of flowersThe importance of empirical resultsBeing misunderstood among other business owners (and most people)R&D in farmer’s marketsGrowing a flower essences company – going biggerThe importance of waking oneself upAlternative medicines are becoming mainstreamWhen a team takes a flower essence togetherWhen you resist flower essences (or any magic)Bio: Katie Hess is an expert of flower alchemy - using the healing power of flowers to awaken your true potential. She travels in search of rare flowers with the healing qualities most needed today, from the forests of British Columbia, to sacred sites in India, rainforests in Costa Rica, hot springs in Iceland and the jungles of Taiwan. Katie captures the activating life-force potential of flowers and translates it into an accessible method to bring more happiness into our daily lives in her company called Lotus Wei.  One of the most sustainable forms of natural medicine, flower remedies are known for their short-term benefits like clarity, focus and sleep, with long-term benefits of rapid personal growth. Having gathered empirical research from thousands of private clients, Katie created a flower essence library with over 150 elixirs now used by people in more than 50 countries.Flower QuizAbout Lotus Wei About Katie Hess Press and InterviewsYour Beautiful Lonely Edges
Ariela Sarai: The Lonely Edges of Leaving a High Control Group
Apr 24 2023
Ariela Sarai: The Lonely Edges of Leaving a High Control Group
Topics: The pitfalls of good intentions and beautiful causesThe dynamics of high control groups (cults)How Ariela got brought into this groupThe micro-compromises she madeWhy and when she decided to leaveWhy she stayed for so longHow to distinguish between a healthy stretch and a damaging oneWhy her students got great resultsWhat happened when she leftLife after this groupThe importance of getting licensed as a life coachBio: Ariela has a BA from Columbia University and an MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a therapist until the year 2000, when she began teaching an international self-development course. She took on a leadership role and spent over 20 years leading teams and empowering thousands of people. In 2021, Ariela realized she was in a toxic work environment that would never change, so she left the course and started working as a Personal and Leadership development coach. She specializes in getting to the truth of what's happening so that people can rebuild a healthy culture.Links to Ariela SaraiHer WebsiteAriela's LinkedIn ProfileAriela on Sensibly Speaking Podcast Rachel Bernstein Interview Part 1Rachel Bernstein Interview Part 2Rachel Bernstein Interviews Dimitri, Ariela's SonAriela on Jon Atack Family & Friends podcastResources to Study High Control GroupsPower for All  bookDr. Steven Hassan www.freedomofmind.comDr. Janja Lalich  https://janjalalich.com  Rachel Bernstein podcast IndoctrinationSarah and Nippy podcast A Little Bit Culty Christina's Links: Your Beautiful Lonely Edges
Donna Jenson: The Lonely Edges of Being an Incest Survivor
Jan 26 2023
Donna Jenson: The Lonely Edges of Being an Incest Survivor
Topics: What happened when Donna came out to her family about incestWhy coming out was worth itHer steps towards healingDifferent types of healing work for incestHow Donna expresses her pain and her journeyThe key messages survivors need to hearHow she faced her perpetratorMoving from victim to survivorHow the world treats you as an incest survivorDonna’s work in the worldDonna Jenson began her healing journey from the trauma of childhood incest in 1980 in her early thirties. Along that journey, she has embraced many healing therapies and artistic expressions, as well as building a family of choice to make her life worth living. She came of age within the women’s liberation movement in the 1970s, when she helped build three grassroots women’s centers. Jenson is keenly aware of the healing aspect of activism – the empowerment of standing up for the social change of one’s own issue. By 1998, she understood that breaking the silence surrounding childhood sexual abuse was key in eradicating the epidemic. Her mission is to do all she can to spark stories from lives affected by incest and sexual abuse.  Along with leading writing circles for survivors, she created a book, Healing My Life from Incest to Joy, a play called What She Knows, and a documentary Telling Is Healing. She also coaches survivors to reach their goals and realize their visions.Donna's Links: Her Book Healing My Life from Incest to JoyDonna's WebsiteTime To Tell InstagramDonna's Writers Circles The Curated StoriesChristina's Link: Going Through a Lonely Edge? I Can Help.
Keri Califano: The Lonely Edges of Being a White Parent of Black Children
Jan 16 2023
Keri Califano: The Lonely Edges of Being a White Parent of Black Children
Topics The day-to-day life of a white gay mom with three black kids. When your 11-year old black son looks like he’s 16 and he’s a runnerWhen a white kid asks your black kid “Why are you dark?”How her traditional Italian mother approaches thisWho needs to talk about race with their childrenWhen “color doesn’t matter” to youWhat do white women need to stop doingWhat would change if things were more equal Bio: Keri Califano is a mom of 3 adopted kids- ages 7, 8 and 11- and she’s on the verge of 50, like it or not! Keri and her wife are currently living through the following: Keri’s recovery from brain surgery, a major home renovation, raising their kids (which entails all of the regular parenting skills AND learning how to navigate the mental health system), managing two full time careers, Keri’s awesome aging parents, and a dog and a cat. As two white moms of African American kids, Keri and her wife also confront the dynamics, interruptions, and effects of transracial adoption, racism, discrimination, microaggressions, and white privilege...all those hard and very real issues facing her family and the world. They head-on tackle these issues for and with their kids. In her work as a Real Estate agent, Keri helps her clients achieve their Real Estate goals and she’s celebrating a decade in the business this year! Keri's Facebook PageKeri's Instagram FeedKeri's WebsiteKeri's LinkedIn Page Keri's YouTube Massachusetts Adoption Resource Exchange Your Beautiful Lonely Edges
Rich Walton: The Lonely Edges of Building Schools in Afghanistan
Dec 19 2022
Rich Walton: The Lonely Edges of Building Schools in Afghanistan
Topics: How to do business where no one can read or writeHow to do business in a tribal countryHow to network in AfghanistanBuilding materials in AfghanistanHow to build with no Home DepotHow to manage stress in this environmentHow to build in a place where bombs could go offManaging relationships with army base personnelWhat Americans don’t understand about people over there Bio: Rich Walton had his own Architectural Design business for 30 years, winning several awards for his home designs in the Pacific Northwest. Upon accepting work in Afghanistan in 2009, Rich soon gained a passion for winning the hearts and minds of the Afghan people in remote areas by helping build schools that made education available to boys and girls. He firmly believes the only way Afghanistan will survive is through education. Walton worked in Afghanistan for more than four years, traveling all over the country as a construction manager and architectural designer, helping build facilities for both the U.S. and Afghan armies. More importantly, Rich was a key member of the Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT), where he designed and helped construct medical facilities, the Herat University women’s dorm, and a variety of other projects. Upon his return from 4.5 years of service Rich has had unexpected and often unplanned opportunities to speak about his experiences with the people, places and work completed there. He now also shares his experiences in his book One Brick at a Time – Winning the Hearts and Minds of the Afghan People. Links: Rich Walton's WebsiteRich Walton's LinkedIn PageRich Walton's Facebook PageYour Beautiful Lonely Edges.com