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Becoming Me

Ann Yeong

Becoming Me is your podcast companion and coach in your journey to a more integrated and authentic self. I explore the joys and challenges of the interior journey, and share practical wisdom about growing in wholeness and in living the authentic life. Visit www.becomingme.sg for podcast host bio, companion blog and subscribe to my mailing list for more engagement and resources!
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Sep 25 2020
55 seconds
Authenticity or Belonging?
EPISODE 36              Do you ever feel like you have to choose between being true to yourself (authenticity) and being accepted by others (belonging)? For many people, this internal conflict between our need for authenticity and our need for genuine attachment continue to tear our inner lives apart. Many of us have learned to sacrifice our authenticity for the sake of keeping relationships, but over time we find ourselves deeply unhappy because we have inadvertently abandoned ourselves because of our fear of being abandoned by others.In this episode I share about my life-long struggle with this tension and how it has changed since I began my interior journey. Transcript and Chapter Markers at this episode page.WATCH THE YOUTUBE VIDEOANN CHATS | Authenticity or Belonging?RESOURCEExploratory Integrative Life Consultation with Ann CHAPTER MARKERS  00:40  Introduction04:35  Between Authenticity and Belonging09:54  Dr Gabor Maté15:05  Experiencing this dilemma as adults22:22   A scared little child inside me25:03  The source of my healing30:17  PRAXIS Listen. Ponder. Act.38:11  Exploratory Integrative Life Consultation41:23  ConclusionREFLECTION PROMPTListen.- As you listened to today's episode, what struck you? Does something resonate particularly strongly with you?Ponder.- When was the last time you felt you had to choose between authenticity and belonging? How did you resolve that tension? - How do you feel about the choice that you made? Were you at peace after that? Or did your choice make you feel empty and frustrated?Act.- If you often feel torn between authenticity and belonging, you will need inner-integration to help you to get out of that prison. (See transcript for more information)PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & Instagram Donate:Become My Patron
3d ago
42 mins
Motivational Design and Personal Vocation (with Dr Joshua Miller PhD): Part 3
EPISODE 35      What is Motivational Design and how does it give us clues to the unique way we are called to live, work, love and serve? This is the last of three episodes featuring an interview with Dr. Joshua Miller (PhD), Founder of INSCAPE Personal Vocation Centre and co-author of Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person. In Part 3,  Dr Miller and I talk about how living in alignment with our motivational design and Personal Vocation helps us not only live with greater joy and fulfilment but also allows us to pour ourselves out more fully in service of others and become more willing to bear difficulties and pain with greater love. We also address the questions of whether it is ever too late in life to begin discerning personal vocation, what the most common obstacle to discerning personal vocation is, and what if we struggle to believe that our stories matter or that we even have any significant gifts to offer to the world.Guest Profile, Transcript and Chapter Markers at this episode page.RESOURCE Joshua Miller, Luke Burgis, "Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person"The Motivation Code™MCODE™ Coaching with Ann YeongCHAPTER MARKERS  03:04 How Alignment with Motivational Design Impacts the Living of Priestly Vocation07:31 The Need for A Culture of Personal Vocation09:11 Alignment with Our Motivational Design Helps Us Love Better15:30 Personal Vocation Helps Us Meet Challenges More Fully21:23 Is it Ever Too Late to Discern Personal Vocation?27:32 A Common Obstacle to Discerning Personal Vocation30:49 Message to Those Who Think Their Gifts Aren't Significant36:37 Praxis: Listen. Ponder. Act.REFLECTION PROMPT For this episode's reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode: - Ep 6 Listening to Your Life Speak - Ep 18 You Don't Have To Care About Everything- Ep 32 Your Unique Design for ThrivingPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & Instagram Donate:Become My Patron
Nov 16 2021
40 mins
Motivational Design and Personal Vocation (with Dr Joshua Miller PhD): Part 2
EPISODE 34    What is Motivational Design and how does it give us clues to the unique way we are called to live, work, love and serve? This is the second of three episodes featuring an interview with Dr. Joshua Miller (PhD), Founder of INSCAPE Personal Vocation Centre and co-author of Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person. In Part 2,  we discuss the following questions: What’s at stake if we ignore our motivational design? Do people ever struggle to accept their given motivational design? How does the larger community benefit from us living out our motivational design? And why is understanding of Personal Vocation so important if we are to live authentic, fulfilling lives that also offer authentic service to humanity?Guest Profile, Transcript and Chapter Markers at this episode page.REFERENCES   Personal VocationRESOURCE Joshua Miller, Luke Burgis, "Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person"Parker Palmer, "Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation"CHAPTER MARKERS 03:17 What's at Stake if We Ignore Our Motivational Design? 08:33 Do People Struggle to Accept Their Motivational Design?14:59 How Does the Larger Community Benefit from Motivational Design?22:31 Why is Understanding Personal Vocation important?REFLECTION PROMPT For this episode's reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode: - Ep 6 Listening to Your Life Speak - Ep 18 You Don't Have To Care About Everything- Ep 32 Your Unique Design for ThrivingPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & Instagram Donate:Become My Patron
Nov 2 2021
34 mins
Motivational Design and Personal Vocation (with Dr. Joshua Miller PhD): Part 1
EPISODE 33   What is Motivational Design and how does it give us clues to the unique way we are called to live, work, love and serve? This is the first of three episodes featuring an interview with Dr. Joshua Miller (PhD), Founder of INSCAPE Personal Vocation Centre and co-author of Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person. In Part 1,  Dr. Josh Miller and I talk about what Motivational Design is, the importance of  broadening the definition of "service" to consider the unique motivational design of each person, and why it is important to locate our unique place in the bigger story of humanity.Guest Profile, Transcript and Chapter Markers at this episode page.REFERENCES   Personal VocationPersonalismAlasdair MacIntyre (Philosopher)Charles Taylor (Philosopher)Jerome Bruner (Psychologist)Gerard Manley Hopkins (Priest & Poet)RESOURCE Joshua Miller, Luke Burgis, "Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person"CHAPTER MARKERS  10:21 Re-thinking What 'Service' Is16:22 Philosophy of the Human Person19:18 Finding My Story in the Bigger StoryREFLECTION PROMPT For this episode's reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode: - Ep 6 Listening to Your Life Speak - Ep 18 You Don't Have To Care About Everything- Ep 32 Your Unique Design for ThrivingPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & Instagram Donate:Become My Patron
Oct 19 2021
29 mins
Your Unique Design for Thriving
EPISODE 32    A lack of self-compassion can often come from unrealistic expectations or comparison with others who have very different gifts than we do.In this 1 year anniversary episode of the Becoming Me Podcast, I talk about why learning to understand your unique personal design can help you make your interior journey with greater grace and ease even when circumstances are challenging.You can watch the short video message for you on the occasion of Becoming Me's first birthday by clicking HERE.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS01:27 - Introduction03:33 - Our Design Matters13:23 - Working With Your Design20:54 - Honouring Limits24:22 - Learning About Your Unique Design28:36 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. ActAvailable here.TRANSCRIPT Available here.REFLECTION PROMPT Listen. - As you listened to this episode, was there any point that struck you or resonated deeply with you? - Was there something that jumped out at you?Ponder.- Can you think of an instance where you feel like you're running uphill or struggling really hard to get something done ?- Ponder this: is it possible that you are struggling so much because how you are approaching your work, or the environment that you're in goes against your unique personal design, and you don't realize that.Act.- Make a commitment to yourself to learn more about your unique design so that you can love yourself better, and accompany yourself better in your interior journey.- Write a letter to yourself if you're ready to make this commitment. - Tell yourself that you do want to get to know yourself better.- Maybe ask a good friend or a significant other, whom you think would be a good companion on this journey, to join you in a process of self-discovery.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.RELATED EPISODES - Ep 6 Listening to Your Life Speak - Ep 17 & 19 Befriending Our Limits (with Henry Hoo)- Ep 18 You Don't Have to Care About Everything- Ep 24 Is It Selfish to Live the Life I Want?PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORE SUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & Instagram Donate:Become My Patron
Oct 5 2021
32 mins
Personal Integrity & Authenticity (in Evangelisation)
EPISODE 31 (BONUS)This episode is edited from a live breakout session I presented in July 2021 at the New Evangelisation Conference (Catholic Archdiocese of Singapore).  In this episode, I share how my pursuit of a deeper relationship with God and my desire to serve in full-time pastoral ministry led me to realise that I needed to make the journey into authenticity and wholeness and that being REAL was more important than a constant striving to be 'GOOD'.There is also a Q&A session near the end with some really honest questions!Watch the full video recording and share this episode via this episode page. CHAPTER MARKERS3:34 - I Am Not the God of Instant Tea7:20 - Are You Willing to Suffer for Me?11:49 - Your Mission is Full-Time Ministry13:19 - Personal Vocation15:20 - Old Habits Die Hard19:31 - Crash & Burn (Out)21:20 - You Are Human21:41 - Are You Freely Laying Down Your Life?22:49 - Ship in Dry Dock23:54 - Can You Learn To Be A Creature27:36 - Running Ahead of Grace27:55 - The Pace of Grace29:23 - A Long Loving Look At The Real30:34 - At Peace With The Struggle30:59 - Messily Loved into Wholeness32:11 - Becoming Me34:05 - Kopi Talk: Episode 336:01 - Q&AAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
Sep 28 2021
42 mins
Counselling or Spiritual Direction (or both)?
EPISODE 30    How familiar are you with the emotional and spiritual challenges of your interior journey? When and why should you consider getting counselling/therapy or spiritual direction? How are they different from each other and how do you know which one you need?In this episode, I offer an introductory explanation to the questions above and offer a real illustration of how the emotional and spiritual dimensions of the interior journey are connected and how these resources can help through a sharing of my own story. Share this episode via this episode page. Find out more about Counselling and Spiritual Direction - Counselling & Therapy in Singapore (article by Sassy Mama)- 21 Places to Get Counselling in Singapore to (article by The Smart Local)- Life Direction Singapore - Lifesprings Spirituality Centre- Kingsmead Spirituality Centre- San Damiano Spirituality CentreCHAPTER MARKERS00:41 - Introduction04:30 - Spiritual Direction vs Counselling08:57 - Seeking God Because I Was Lonely19:22 - Unfree to Love (Toxic Shame)29:36 - Led to Seek Therapy39:49 - How Counselling & Spiritual Direction Worked Together44:37 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act.47:19 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPT Available here.REFLECTION PROMPT Listen. - As you listened to my sharing in this episode, what struck you? - Notice how you felt at those parts that struck you. Ponder.- Have you availed yourself to the spiritual and psychological resources that could help you in your interior journey? - If your answer is no, why not? What's holding you back? Act.- What is one step you can take towards finding a spiritual director or a counsellor that could give you much needed support in your interior journey? For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
Sep 14 2021
48 mins
3 Ways We Make Things Harder for Ourselves
EPISODE 29  Making the interior journey into authenticity and wholeness is not easy. But could we also be making it even more difficult than it has to be? In this episode I talk about three common ways we often unwittingly sabotage ourselves by treating ourselves with contempt, having unrealistic expectations, and not availing ourselves to the support we need.Share this episode via this episode page. CHAPTER MARKERS00:08 - Introduction01:04 - 1. Self-contempt09:52 - 2. Unrealistic Expectations20:34 - 3. Not Getting Sufficient Help28:22 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act33:18 - ConclusionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPT Available here.REFLECTION PROMPT Listen. - As you listened to this episode, which points maybe resonated with you more? - Was there something that jumped out at you?Ponder.- Which of the three points do you feel is the most relevant for you? - Which one of these are more of an issue for you at this point in time?Act.- With one of the three points you have picked, consider one thing you can do towards helping yourself.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode: - Ep 12 Am I Regressing? - Ep 24 Is it Selfish to Live the Life I Want? - Ep 26 Can You Be Gentler With Yourself? PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
Aug 31 2021
34 mins
You Don't Complete Me Part 2/2 (with Henry Hoo)
EPISODE 28  What impact does making the interior journey have on a marriage? Henry and I look back at our 22 years of couple-hood and 14 years of marriage and share how our own commitment to our individual healing and integration has transformed our relationship. In Part 2 of this conversation we continue to talk about how practicing healthy boundaries transformed our relationship, how we have learned to respond when our insecurities are triggered and how becoming more skilled at repairing ruptures in our relationship has made us less afraid of conflict.Share this episode via this episode page:  CHAPTER MARKERS06:42 - Dealing with Triggers13:32 - “I Need To” vs. “I Want To”14:20 - Explicit Communication18:37 - Repairing25:03 - Final Note31:02 - Announcements31:59 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. ActAvailable here.TRANSCRIPT Available here.REFLECTION PROMPT Listen. - As you listened to the conversation between Henry and myself, what struck you? - Hold that in your heart, or journal it. You may want to return to it later.Ponder.  - Why do you think that those were the points that struck you?Act.- What might be one thing that you can commit to in your interior journey for the sake of your loved one?- Try and come up with a concrete step that you could take.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode:- Ep 4 & 5 Living from the Inside Out- Ep 14 Where Do You End and I Begin?- Ep 23 Safe Spaces for Growth: Trust, Truth and Compassion- Ep 27 You Don't Complete Me Part 1/2 (with Henry Hoo)PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
Aug 17 2021
35 mins
You Don't Complete Me Part 1/2 (with Henry Hoo)
EPISODE 27  What impact does making the interior journey have on a marriage? Henry and I look back at our 22 years of couple-hood and 14 years of marriage and share how our own commitment to our individual healing and integration has transformed our relationship. In Part 1 of this conversation we talk about the liberating discovery that we are not meant to complete each other, the joy of discovering beauty in what IS in the here and now, and what practicing healthy boundaries with our selves and each other has done for our marriage.Share this episode via this episode page.  CHAPTER MARKERS  02:01 - Three Layers of Living03:23 - First Point - You Don't Complete Me16:08 - Second Point - Striving for the "Ideal"22:38 - Third Point - Boundaries within a Marriage35:15 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act.Available here.  TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPT Listen. - As you listened to the conversation between Henry and myself, what struck you? - Was there some pot that you could identify with in your own experience, perhaps in your marriage or some other intimate relationship?Ponder.- In what ways might you have unknowingly made it harder for yourself to be happy in your relationship by seeking completion or happiness from your partner?Act.- Identify one area in your life where you have struggled to be patient and kind to yourself.- Find some quiet alone time and have conversation with that part of you, that part of you who struggles to live up to your ideal self.- Sit with yourself as you would a beloved child or a dear friend, and just listen.For full details of this reflection prompt, please see transcript.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode:- Ep 4 & 5 Living from the Inside Out- Ep 14 Where Do You End and I Begin? PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | SUPPORTWebsite:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate: Become My Patron
Aug 3 2021
39 mins
Can You Be Gentler With Yourself?I Know I Need to Slow Down But I Can't
EPISODE 25 (BONUS)   What do you do when you find yourself living life at an unsustainable pace? Do you slow yourself down or find yourself peddling harder, thinking that you'll catch up if you go fast enough? In this special bonus episode, I bring you 'behind the scenes' into how I accompany myself when I struggle with slowing down even when I know that's what I need. My sharing illustrates how I try to honour the pace I need when life throws some unexpected curve balls.  I also share a couple of announcements about an upcoming live event that I will be part of as well as a course that I will be teaching.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:45 - A Different Kind of Episode04:21 - Life's Curve Balls14:50 - What's At Stake if I Don't Slow Down?18:59 - Announcements21:17 - PRAXIS QuestionAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here. REFLECTION PROMPT- If you don't slow down, what will you end up sacrificing? And if you don't want to pay the price, what can you do to make a change of pace so that you can give yourself a little bit more grace, a little bit more room to be present to yourself and to those whom you love?ADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode:- Ep 4  Living from the Inside Out (Part 1)- Ep 8 The Necessary Practice of Making Space- Ep 9 The Wisdom in Slowing DownLINKS MENTIONEDNew Evangelisation Conference 2021A Leader's Spirituality CoursePODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message  and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
Jun 29 2021
24 mins
Is it Selfish to Live the Life I Want?
EPISODE 24  It can be easy to feel guilty for wanting to live a life that would make ourselves happy. As a result, many of us end up living according to other people's desires for us instead of choosing a life aligned to our own heart's deep desire.In this episode, I explain why listening to our heart's deep gladness is a necessary part of living a life that truly blesses others.Share this episode via this episode page.Blog Post: Your Life is About You (Too) CHAPTER MARKERS00:40 - Is it Selfish to Honour Our Desires?06:08 - The Danger of Not Listening to Our Desires13:22 - Respecting Our Design20:11 - Our Deep Desires Show Us Our Design26:07 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act.Available here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen. - As you listened to today's episode, what struck you? Does something resonate particularly strongly with you?Ponder.- How do you feel when you imagine yourself living a life that is aligned with your heart's deep gladness? - What emotions do you feel?Act.- Identify; on a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your life right now? - On a piece of paper, list down all the things that are holding you back from living your life at a 10. - Look at your list and ask yourself what step can I take today to begin making this list shorter?ADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode:- Ep 3 You Are Worth Becoming - Ep 14 Where Do You End and I Begin?- Ep 21 Safe Spaces For Becoming (with Edwina Yeow)- Ep 22 Being A Safe Space For Myself (with Edwina Yeow)PODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK- Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
Jun 15 2021
28 mins
Safe Spaces for Growth: Trust, Truth and Compassion
EPISODE 23 If we want go beyond feeling accepted for being who we are and to actually grow in authenticity and wholeness and become our best selves, we will need safe spaces that will give us the courage and faith to confront the things in our lives that need confronting.In this episode, I expand on the theme of safe spaces to look at three essential ingredients that are required for a safe space to be conducive for interior growth and talk about why they are necessary if we want real transformation in our lives.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS 00:42 - Safety Beyond Comfort04:41 - Trust, Truth and Compassion09:43 - My Inability to Trust Myself16:31 - The Power of Safe Spaces to Set Free22:45 - Are You Ready to Take Action?28:33 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act.Available here.TRANSCRIPT Available here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen. - As you listened to today's episode, what struck you? Does something resonate particularly strongly with you?Ponder. - How would you rate the level of trust you have in yourself right now? Take a moment and ponder why you gave yourself that trust rating.- Are you happy with how much you trust yourself? Why, or why not?Act.- Identify an area in your life, which you wish could be met with truth and compassion. - Reflect on what is holding you back from seeking the help you need. - Let yourself write down whatever it is that you are feeling and hold those truths that has come up from you with love and compassion. ADDITIONAL RESOURCESBlog Post: Unbound and Set Free PARRHESIA www.parrhesia.sg Other episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode:- Ep 21 Safe Spaces For Becoming (with Edwina Yeow)- Ep 22 Being a Safe Space for Myself (with Edwina Yeow)- Ep 7 Be Curious, Courageous & Compassionate with YourselfPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK - Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
Jun 1 2021
31 mins
Being A Safe Space For Myself (with Edwina Yeow)
EPISODE 22  How hospitable are you to yourself? Does your inner self feel safe to reveal itself to you? Are you able to believe that all your emotions - even anger, hurt, envy, and other 'negative' feelings come bearing a gift for you?This episode is the second half of a two-part conversation I have with experienced soul guide and spiritual companion Edwina Yeow . We discuss what it means to become a safe space for ourselves.Share this episode via this episode page.Contact Edwina Yeow.Blog Post: From Shame to FreedomCHAPTER MARKERS01:43 - How can I stop being self-critical?11:35 - Beginner tips for self-hospitality15:37 - Befriending negative emotions21:09 - Unconditional self-acceptance30:18 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act.Available here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen. - As you listened to today's episode, what struck you? Does something resonate particularly strongly with you?Ponder. - At this point in your life and in your journey, how safe a space are you to yourself? - How hospitable are you to your own emotions and the physical sensations that your body may feel? Act. - Notice the emotions that are surfacing in the course of your daily life. Pay attention to just notice, not to do anything about how you feel, but to just notice them. - Allow whatever thoughts, judgments, criticisms that might surface almost automatically to be contained. Give permission for the feelings to just be without criticising themADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode:- Ep 21 Safe Spaces For Becoming (with Edwina Yeow)- Ep 7 Be Curious, Courageous & Compassionate with Yourself Article: Loving Your Inner Enemies by Alison Cook PhDPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK- Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
May 18 2021
34 mins
Safe Spaces For Becoming (with Edwina Yeow)
EPISODE 21  Have you experienced a lack of understanding and acceptance when you had opened up to someone you trusted about your interior journey? We need people who can be safe spaces for us as we make this journey, but we need to know how to identify them.In this first half of a two-part conversation I have with experienced soul guide and spiritual companion Edwina Yeow, we discuss why we need safe spaces and how to identify if someone can be a safe space for us.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS06:30 - Why do we need a safe space for the interior journey?11:14 - What constitutes a safe space?13:51 - Why our loved ones may not be safe spaces20:24 - How can I tell if someone is a safe space?29:40 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. Act.Available here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.REFLECTION PROMPTListen. - As you listened to today's episode, what struck you? Does something resonate particularly strongly with you?Ponder. - Can you remember any time in your life where you have experienced what we describe as a safe space? Who was it that made you feel like you could really just be who you are and not be judged or evaluated or criticised?Act. - Where you are now in your journey could be quite different from the last time that you experienced being in a safe space with someone. This would be especially true if you have begun this interior journey only recently. - Try to identify someone whom you think could be a safe space for you now, at this point of your journey.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESBlog Post: Where can I be unafraid to become who I truly am?Other episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode:- Ep 7 Be Curious, Courageous & Compassionate with YourselfPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK- Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
May 4 2021
32 mins
Why Things Get Worse Before They Get BetterTrue vs. False Limits (with Henry Hoo)
EPISODE 19  How can we tell the difference between true limits which are meant to be honoured and false limits which could be an invitation to transcend the limiting beliefs that we inherited from our life script?In this follow-up conversation about limits (Episode 17), my husband Henry shares his experiences with both true and false limits in the context of leadership. We also talk about how to differentiate between true and false limits and how both play a role in our journey into authenticity.Share this episode via this episode page.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESBlog Post: False Limits - Lies That Keep Us StagnantThis episode is a follow-up to Ep 17 Befriending Our Limits. (Ceiling vs Springboard is mentioned at 27:29 min)Other episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode:- Ep 4 & 5 Living from the Inside Out (Part 1 & 2)- Ep 6 Listening to Your Life Speak- Ep 7 Be Curious, Courageous & Compassionate with YourselfPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK- Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
Apr 6 2021
25 mins
You Don't Have To Care About EverythingBefriending Our Limits (with Henry Hoo)
EPISODE 17 How do you feel when you hit up against your limits? Most of us have been taught that limits are meant to be surpassed and that growth comes when we push past our present limits. But what if some limits are meant to be embraced? What if some of our limits are important signs we need to understand in order to become our True Selves?In this episode, my guest (my husband Henry) and I discuss how our personal experiences with limits have helped us to live more joyfully and become our authentic selves.Share this episode via this episode page.CHAPTER MARKERS00:42 - Introduction to Limits03:59 - Introducing Henry08:27 - Limits Lead to Gratitude14:00 - Limits Force Us to Prioritise23:09 - Limits Help Us Know Our True Self28:24 - PRAXIS: Listen. Ponder. ActAvailable here.TRANSCRIPTAvailable here.BLOGThe Power of Limits for Intentional LivingREFLECTION PROMPTListen. - As you listened to today's episode, what struck you? Does something resonate particularly strongly with you?Ponder.- What limit or limitation are you facing up to in this season of your life?- How do you feel about facing this limitation?Act.- Try sitting down with this limit and speak to him or her like an old friend asked this old friend of yours, what he, or she might be telling you about yourself.ADDITIONAL RESOURCESOther episodes that would help you understand and apply the lessons in this episode:- Ep 4 & 5 Living from the Inside Out (Part 1 & 2)- Ep 6 Listening to Your Life Speak- Ep 7 Be Curious, Courageous & Compassionate with YourselfPODCAST COMPANION WORKBOOK- Downloadable & Printable- 10 worksheets, over 30 exercises- Helps you integrate and apply the foundational principles to Becoming Me- Great for inner work and connecting with yourself in solitude- Includes tips for partner and small-group sharing- Free for all e-mail newsletter subscribersFIND OUT MORESUBSCRIBE | FOLLOW | CONTACT Website:Visit www.becomingmepodcast.com to leave me a message and sign up for my newsletter! To see where else you can connect with me or my content, click HERE.Social Media:Follow Becoming Me on Facebook & InstagramDonate:Become My Patron
Mar 16 2021
35 mins

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