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Illuminating The Stories That Bind Us

Illuminating The Stories That Bind Us

By Jennifer H. Carey
A Podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped.

Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life. From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and breakthrough the stories that bind us.
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A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this special episode, we talk to Miranda Mitchell, who helps us learn more about ourselves and how to navigate our work, energy, and creativity through the rich language of human design. (If you do not know what human design is, think astrology on steroids or Myers Briggs multiplied by 4!) For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
45:12
February 24, 2022
If I Thought Of It, It's Bad
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, our brave and courageous participant shares her unique story of how she used those closest to her to make sense of her world because she lived under the story: “If I thought of it, it’s a bad idea”. For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
25:07
December 29, 2021
Permission to Live Your Best Life
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, our participant shares how she wants to go out and experience life, but the story of fear holds her back.  For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
23:60
November 24, 2021
Setting The Song Free
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, our participant works with Jen so that she can be free to sing her songs instead of feeling bound by the story that it must look a certain way. For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
20:06
October 13, 2021
Others First vs. Self First
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen works with a participant on his story about putting everyone else first. Our participant authentically shares how the oxygen mask metaphor has never made sense to him because he has always been the one to take care of others. As a caregiver of multiple generations from a very young age, choosing self first is incredibly counterintuitive yet necessary. For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
22:34
September 29, 2021
Blocking Myself from My Dreams
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen works with a participant on her story about burnout, work, and family. Our courageous participant shares her big dream and how her story and the obstacles like procrastination born out of that story keep her bound and paralyzed from even taking a baby step toward her big dream.   For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
23:16
September 22, 2021
I Am an Imposter
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen and our brave participant explore her lifelong struggle with a pattern of imposter syndrome and how it revolves around the story she has had since she was a shy and timid young child.  For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
20:43
August 25, 2021
Your Brain on Story
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen interviews Tom Asacker, author of Your Brain On Story. Tom states that his book is meant to be a guided process to help free people of their stories and scripts so that they can live a life filled with passion and possibility.  Get ready for a thought-provoking interview! For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
40:13
August 18, 2021
You will LAUGH at this!
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen visits Pete Cann the Laughter Man and discovers how laughter can transform and influence our stories, energize you for your workday and help you better enjoy living your life. We learn that laughter has the power to get you through dark times as long as you believe in the process and dive in. For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
36:39
July 07, 2021
I Need You To Change, Or Else…
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen and the participant dive into a story of change. The participant speaks about their story that they have to change other people, or else. For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
23:01
June 30, 2021
ITSTBU Continued- Episode #6
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• ITSTBU Continued- In these episodes, you will hear the familiar voices of our brave and courageous participants. They take a brave step again and share with us how they have and haven’t been transformed since the podcast. In this episode, Jen follows up with the guest from episode #6 (I Am Too Much). For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
13:50
June 23, 2021
ITSTBU Continued- Episode #5
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• ITSTBU Continued- In these episodes, you will hear the familiar voices of our brave and courageous participants. They take a brave step again and share with us how they have and haven’t been transformed since the podcast. In this episode, Jen follows up with the guest from episode #5 (I Am Bad and Deserve to Be Punished). For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
17:56
June 16, 2021
ITSTBU Continued- Episode #4
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• ITSTBU Continued- In these episodes, you will hear the familiar voices of our brave and courageous participants. They take a brave step again and share with us how they have and haven’t been transformed since the podcast. In this episode, Jen follows up with the guest from episode #4 (Pressure To Be The Responsible One). For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
10:10
June 09, 2021
ITSTBU Continued- Episodes #2 + #3
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• ITSTBU Continued- In the next 4 episodes you will hear the familiar voices of our brave and courageous participants. They take a brave step again and share with us how they have and haven’t been transformed since the podcast. In this episode, Jen follows up with herself, the guest from episodes #2 (Am I Enough For My Family) + #3 (Why Did He Stop Loving Me?).  For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
08:57
June 02, 2021
Money, Money, Money - Ain’t It Funny?
 A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen explores the participant's story around finances. The participant speaks about her readiness to transform the story that she believes is binding her and keeping her from openly receiving the flow of money in her life.  For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
22:24
May 26, 2021
I Am Not Enough Nor Worthy to Live My Dreams
 A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen hears a participant explore the story that he is not good enough to live the life he wants or to have the jobs and relationships that he wants. By budgeting his time and setting boundaries, he is able to slowly build himself up to be his best self- and recognizes that the story that he isn’t good enough isn’t true in small ways every day. He is also making the life he wants to live a reality right now. For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
26:11
May 12, 2021
I Am Bad and Deserve to Be Punished
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen hears a participant share emotions that they’ve tried to hide and shed light on what has been holding them back. In this episode, this brave participant shares her challenges with feeling like she needed to be punished, and how she was imprisoned by these stories. For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
23:58
May 05, 2021
Pressure To Be The Responsible One
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and break through the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen hears a participant share her story of how a label that was given to her early on and positively reinforced throughout her life, has been both a blessing and a curse. The participant shares how it has served her and how it has hurt her at various points and in all of the major roles of her life; including being a working mother of young children during a global pandemic.  For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
21:50
April 28, 2021
Why Did He Stop Loving Me?
 A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and breakthrough the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen explores the stories that come from the loss of love and loss of a relationship. Jen then checks the story with her ex-boyfriend 15 years later and is surprised by what she discovers! For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
19:47
April 19, 2021
Am I Enough for My Family?
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and breakthrough the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen explores her story of “How do I be the easy one?”. With therapy, coaching, and becoming a therapist, Jen was able to illuminate her story, have that awareness, and start to heal from it. Family dynamics and systems can become ingrained. People are unaware of it, and they don’t know it is happening. So systems and dynamics in families become fossilized. This episode helps Jen free herself from this story. For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
18:17
April 12, 2021
What is Illuminating the Stories that Bind Us (and why are we doing it)?
A podcast for anyone who has felt stuck and trapped. Listen to brave and courageous participants anonymously share a story that they have been living under. A story that is likely fiction but still has been keeping them from loving themselves and stepping forward to living and loving a purposeful life.  From not feeling good enough to feeling unloved, let us take a journey together to help transform and breakthrough the stories that bind us. ••• In this episode, Jen introduces the podcast and form of the show. For full show notes, including links to all the resources mentioned in this show, click here. ••• If you'd like to learn more about Jen, click here. If you'd like to share YOUR story, you can apply here.
12:54
April 12, 2021