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122: 5 Things To Do When You Feel Like You Are Going To Spontaneously Combust // Alison Faulkner

It has been a crazy couple of weeks filled with anxiety and uncertainty all over the world with the spreading of COVID-19. In some ways, the entire world is grieving and processing this together–which is both super comforting and very strange.

If you’re anything like me, you have felt a wide range of emotions in the past week, going from feeling like “it’s all going to be okay” one moment to full blown panic a few hours later.

Maybe that’s why a post on Instagram from one of my friends and mentors, Alison Faulkner, really jumped out at me and caught my attention because the title was “5 Things to Do When You Feel Like You’re Going to Spontaneously Combust.”

And I thought, “Yes, actually, that is how I’m feeling right now. I feel like I might combust.”

I knew that I needed to get Alison on the podcast ASAP because we all need some serious coping tools right now.

Listen in!

 

Five Takeaways from Alison Faulkner

  1. Stop trying not to panic and just panic.
  2. Get out of your head by moving your body.
  3. Laugh (because contradictory feelings CAN co-exist!)
  4. Mediate, only after you’ve done one of these other things.
  5. Reach out and help.

 

Announcement!

Today’s episode of 3 in 30 is brought to us by Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls, an amazing podcast for kids that you need to know about, particularly in light of the fact that you might be spending a lot of time at home with your kids right now.

My kids love listening to podcasts during their quiet time, and this is one of their absolute favorites. It explores the lives of extraordinary real-life women in the form of fairy tales. Each episode features the story of a different female pioneer, creator, champion, leader, or warrior from history, and each episode is also narrated by an inspiring rebel woman who is changing the world today.

To inspire the little rebel girl (or boy!) in your life, go and find Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls on your favorite podcast player!

 

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About the Podcast Host, Rachel Nielson

Rachel taught high school English for five years before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her two miracle babies, Noah Atticus, who was adopted, and Sally Grace, who was conceived through IVF.

In her life, Rachel has experienced great sorrow but also great joy--and she loves diving deep into the topics that matter most. Thank you for listening to the podcast and giving her a chance to share her heart.

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