I truly don’t even know where to start – other than to admit to all of you that I’m legitimately holding back tears while I write this. There are certain things I think we have in the back of our minds — things we tell ourselves we want to do one day, things that we want to accomplish. Now a podcast wasn’t really on my radar to be honest, but I will say that I’ve always wanted to speak in some capacity. Even if it was just one time, I wanted to use my voice to talk on something that mattered, something that could help people. I always envisioned this would be around my battle with deep grief, but I couldn’t figure out how to land on the right platform. And then podcasts started to appear, one after the other. After listening to one about six months ago, I had this gut feeling: “I can do this.”
I’m so used to my inner critic taking charge and being cruel — putting me down and doubting what’s actually mine. But this time, it was silent. Nothing came up, only my intuition telling me this was exactly where I should be. What’s the worst that could happen? There truly is no worst case scenario, because even if nobody listens, I’m having conversations with humans that are insanely inspiring. I’m investing in my own well being, and I’m speaking my truth.
And that’s good enough for me.
Now I hope that’s not the case. I hope you all feel the need and the want to listen each month, and I hope more than anything that it helps with whatever human condition you may be battling – even a little bit. As today’s episode, the FIRST episode, will explain — this podcast will dig deep into real life issues. I don’t want to just talk about fluff… I will from time to time. However, I promise you this: my goal with this podcast is to make you feel something big. I want you to walk away from each episode feeling like you can do anything you set your mind to. That you can change your life, that you can slow on down, and that you are more than enough. I want you to understand that if you’re going through grief, you have an army behind you. You have real people, a community of humans, who feel what you feel on some level. I want you to remember that you’re not alone in any of it — and that nothing here is off limits.
I want this to be a place that heals you.
Because The Calm Collective is the place that heals me. It’s my recovery mode.
Let’s heal (and grow) together, yeah?
Click here to listen to the very first episode of The Calm Collective Podcast over on iTunes, or over here if you don’t have Apple products. Thank you so (freaking) much for tuning in and for showing up for me. My cup runneth over.
PS: I’d be remised to not thank my family and friends for the insane amount of support and encouragement throughout this process. Not once did any of you laugh at this idea. Rather you’ve love-nudged me in the right direction every single day. It’s been a real labor of love. One that’s forced me to dig deep and start honest, genuine and sometimes hard-to-get-through conversations. Honestly I’m just so proud of it. More than anything, I’m honored and lucky to get to love all of you. x