Category: Podcast

Reflections of a Recovering Ugly Duckling is published every Tuesday. Its mission is to help you overcome the obstacles or self-defeating behaviors that keep you from living happily ever after.

If you have dreams, but also doubts and fears, let me interrupt your daily patterns of sameness and encourage you to spend a little time focusing on things that are important to your overall quality of life.

Ep086: Stick Together When Times are Tough

During life’s tough times, instead of pulling away and thinking no one cares or needs to be burdened by your challenges, reach out to accept a hand in support.

Likewise, when a friend is going through tough times, be attentive, kind, and compassionate. Your job is not to fix their situation, but to witness, listen to, and support them. You can do this without feeling pulled down or sucked into their “drama,” by using a simple energy clearing technique, I share in this episode.



The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Ep085: Show Up in Life

Do you ever experience the physical symptoms of anxiety and stress? A churning stomach, a headache, nausea? Do you claim those symptoms as being sick to avoid going somewhere, doing something, or meeting someone? Or do you show up and do the best you can?



The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Ep084: The Most Difficult Step

“The first step is the hardest.” So states common motivational quotations. But is it really?

Today, I share why I think the first step is not necessarily the hardest, which step is and why.

Do you agree or disagree?



The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Ep083: Honor Your Health

Reiki, aromatherapy, laugh therapy, healing gems, and more… that’s what Karen Creamer writes about in her new book Honor Your Health.

Today I share my story about not really being interested in the topic of Karen’s latest book, and what changed me into a fan. Enjoy!



Show Notes:

Learn more about Karen Creamer and her books at: www.karencreamer.com


This is the piece of Fluorite that I saw in the Lavish Earth shop in Westbrook, Maine.


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/


Ep082: Step Back to Propel Yourself Forward

Another lesson learned while hiking the Appalachian Trail. I was facing a 20-foot wall of granite.

At first, second, and third glance it seemed impossible to climb.

But then I took a step back.

And that made all the difference.



Show Notes:

Take a peek at some pictures of the trail we hiked and the views we had.


The music for this podcast is Drifting Upstream by Hyson.
Source: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Hyson/Soundtrack_for_the_Weary_Vol_I/Hyson_-_Drifting_Upstream
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/