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The Plastic Couch

The Plastic Couch

By Kristen Crockett

A nod to the plastic couch at her grandmother's house, Kristen Crockett is breaking down big topics like fear, loss, grief, and leadership into bite-sized pieces. You don’t have to start with an enormous overhaul of your life, you just have to start somewhere. Get comfy with me on The Plastic Couch and dig into the transformational possibilities of learning to trust your intuition and lead from your gut.
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20: Finding Joy After Pain: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance with Courtney Shorter
20: Finding Joy After Pain: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Remembrance with Courtney Shorter
Over the last few years, life for author and event planner Courtney Shorter has been a whirlwind of joy and pain, but her mission is always to find the joy. We explore life after Courtney's infertility journey which includes miscarriages, the loss of twin girls, and so much more. Join us for a an extremely revealing conversation about love, loss, joy, grief, and resilience.  Courtney is the co-author of the book, Resilience Rising, a collaboration of stories by resilient women detailing their experiences with infertility, pregnancy, infant loss, and finding joy after the pain. As an event planner, RyanMorgan Events is named in memory of her twin girls, Ryan and Morgan, is built on a bedrock of love, a passion for what’s possible and a commitment to be an unstoppable force for good!  As a way to honor her babies, after many years of event planning and heartbreak, she recently extended our business to empower women who have experienced infant loss, miscarriages, and/or women who are living with infertility.  She created a powerful space for women that crave to be heard and supported along this lonely journey.  The book can be purchased at www.soulfreemamas.com or on Amazon.
01:17:03
October 11, 2022
19: Never Be The Cause of Your Own "No"
19: Never Be The Cause of Your Own "No"
Hearing the word no comes with the territory. But what happens when the no comes because you decide not to even apply?
06:43
September 15, 2022
18: How a Professional Organizer Transformed My Life w/Katherine Diaz Picott from TidyMilso
18: How a Professional Organizer Transformed My Life w/Katherine Diaz Picott from TidyMilso
What's it like to hire a Professional Organizer? I'm sharing my experience with Marie Kondo certified organizer, Katherine Diaz Picott from TidyMilso. She is also talking about how she started her business, how she helps clients decide what to keep, and how to make room for more joy in your life. Check out before and after pics form Katherine on IG @TidyMilso or at www.tidymilso.com. 
53:28
June 08, 2022
17: How To Avoid Narcissists in Relationships As An Empath
17: How To Avoid Narcissists in Relationships As An Empath
Empaths understand people and are sensitive to energy. Narcissists have zero empathy for people. So what's the attraction? We explore why empaths seem to always end of with narcissists in relationships and how to avoid them? Disrupting Your Narrative, our Group Coaching Program, open. Applications are due by June 7th! 
23:29
May 26, 2022
16: Why We Grow & Our Parents Stay Stuck
16: Why We Grow & Our Parents Stay Stuck
Why do we grow toward the light, when our parents or caretakers avoid the light altogether. It can be such a frustrating experiencing. We are taking a look at the factors that distinguish us from our parents. We have opened the doors to Disrupting Your Narrative, our Group Coaching Program. Applications are due by June 7th! Also, check out our free replay of Igniting Your Core, our 3-day transformational event. Day 1: Discovering Your Narrative. Day 2: Aligning Your Life. Day 3: Leading From Your Gut. Also available at www.kristencrockett.com 
18:27
May 26, 2022
15: The Infertility Journey with Brittney Jackson
15: The Infertility Journey with Brittney Jackson
Special Guest, Brittney Jackson, shares her own personal fertility journey with us, in a candid conversation about fear, shame, guilt, and hope. Brittney is the host of the podcast, Fertility Ain't Fair, which seeks to normalize the conversations around infertility, reproductive health, and parenthood for all. https://www.fertilityaintfair.com/ https://www.instagram.com/fertilityaintfair https://www.facebook.com/fertilityaintfair
49:14
February 28, 2022
14: Trusting Your Intuition
14: Trusting Your Intuition
Why aren't we taught to trust our intuition? Intuition is something that was given to us to really help protect us. But what happens when we ignore it?  In this episode, we explore how intuition shows up uniquely for each one of us and the factors that led us to an internal struggle to trust ourselves.  So how does intuition show up for you? Listen to the podcast and leave us an audio message by clicking here.  https://anchor.fm/kristencrockett/message
40:32
January 28, 2022
13: The Hidden Side of Family and Celebrities
13: The Hidden Side of Family and Celebrities
How do we piece the amazing parts of a person together with the awful parts of them?  What about when this person is your mother or your father. Or Bill Cosby? Or Steve Jobs? Join us as we talk about how to reconcile different versions of the same person. Or is it even possible?  Love the podcast? 1) Leave us an audio message by clicking here. https://anchor.fm/kristencrockett/message 2) Consider supporting the Plastic Couch Podcast HERE to help us create more incredible content.
16:42
November 19, 2021
12: Money Mindset: Healing Our Relationship With Money
12: Money Mindset: Healing Our Relationship With Money
Money seems to be the thing that we least like to talk about, yet it impacts us more than anything else. We are talking about the guilt, shame, and fear surrounding money along with the harmful beliefs we were taught about money as kids.  Stephen M. Hughes, Financial Therapist, is determined to change the way we talk about wellness and money. Steven helps people and communities get the support they need to help move their finances— and life— forward. He shares his healing journey and financial missteps, in order to help people shift their money mindset into abundance.  Steven also talks about how he uses money reiki as a part of financial wellness, to help people release money blocks that may be impacting their ability to move forward. Steven's Website: https://stevenmhughes.com/ Steven on IG: https://www.instagram.com/stevenmhughes Steven on clubhouse: https://www.joinclubhouse.com/@knowmoneysteve
49:24
October 27, 2021
11: The Journey of Alzheimer’s Disease & Caregiving: The Pain of the Long Goodbye
11: The Journey of Alzheimer’s Disease & Caregiving: The Pain of the Long Goodbye
Alzheimer’s is called the long goodbye because the journey to a loved one’s last breath can last anywhere from months to over 20 years. Lisa’s journey with her mom took place over eight years. In this incredible episode, my guest host, Lisa, shares her story as she took on the role of caretaker, mother of two kids, and wife —- all while working and taking care of patients. It is a story of heartbreak, love, pain, anger, exhaustion, and so much more. Join us as we talk about the stuff that so many people never share. For resources on Alzheimer's Disease, go to: Resources https://www.alz.org/help-support/resources https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/alzheimers-disease-research-centers Support Groups https://www.alz.org/nca/helping_you  The Brain Bank https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/research_progress/brain-donation
01:00:52
October 12, 2021
10: From Ashamed to Living in Your Purpose: A Conversation With Fashion Blogger Tiffany Battle aka Curvy Coils
10: From Ashamed to Living in Your Purpose: A Conversation With Fashion Blogger Tiffany Battle aka Curvy Coils
Tiffany Battle goes by @CurvyCoils on Instagram and @iamcurvycoils on Facebook. She is a fashion and style blogger who was recently featured on a billboard in the middle of Times Square. But her path to get there has not always been smooth. As a plus size child in a family of skinny women, there were no plus size clothes for her as a kid. She fought through shame, insecurities and isolation to find her place in the world of fashion, thrifting, and self-acceptance. Join me for one of my favorite podcast episodes as we talk about finding your place and passion in the world and embracing your strengths.   Find Tiffany on the following platforms: https://www.instagram.com/curvycoils https://www.facebook.com/iamcurvycoils/ Tiffany on her Times Square Billboard Tiffany as a Thredup Ambassador Love the podcast?  1) Leave us an audio message by clicking here. 2) Consider supporting the Plastic Couch Podcast HERE to help us create more incredible content.
48:30
September 22, 2021
9. Truth vs. Myth: Can We All Just Get Along In the Workplace?
9. Truth vs. Myth: Can We All Just Get Along In the Workplace?
Since we were kids, we have been taught that we should be able to get along with everyone, from the sandbox to the workplace. But is this really true? Join us for an illuminating discussion that answers the question, "Can we all just get along?"
14:19
August 29, 2021
8. Finding Your Fire & Creating Alignment In Your Life
8. Finding Your Fire & Creating Alignment In Your Life
In our last episode, I introduced the concept of Finding Your Fire. In this episode, we take a deep dive. It is about finding what fills you up, what makes you feel alive and uncovering the gifts you have inside of you to share with the world. Finding Your Fire is also about being in alignment with what makes you happy and feeds your soul. So what does it really mean to be out of alignment? After the episode, join me for a free Finding Your Fire Masterclass. Register at kristencrockett.com.
23:34
August 17, 2021
7. Disrupting Your Narrative & Intro to Finding Your Fire
7. Disrupting Your Narrative & Intro to Finding Your Fire
Transformation starts with disrupting your narrative. What are the stories, the experiences, the emotions — everything that put you where you are today? We talk about why your intuition can be off-center and what to do get it back, so you can lead from your gut, in all areas of your life. We also uncover what it means to Find Your Fire how it all connects to understanding your narrative. Download your free guide to Finding Your Fire at kristencrockett.com
23:01
August 05, 2021
6. Responsibility and The Joy List: The Duty of Always Being Grateful
6. Responsibility and The Joy List: The Duty of Always Being Grateful
Be sure to download the podcast worksheets from today's episode, including your joy list.  If you have ever felt responsible for anyone else - siblings, employees, a project at work, or even your parents - this episode is for you. What does it mean to stand on the shoulders of the people who came before us - our parents, family members, ancestors, siblings? We are exploring the pressure and duty of "being first" and what comes with being the responsible one in your family, at work, or in your personal life. And how does responsiblity conflict with being able to feel joy in your childhood or adulthood? You'll learn how to create your own personal "joy list."
20:06
July 06, 2021
5. Fathers
5. Fathers
On this episode, we are talking about fathers. Whether our dad is great, not-so-great, absent or unknown, our relationship to our dad is the thread that flows through so many different parts of our lives. I have invited one of my friends, Ayoka, to share her healing journey with us, as it relates to her father. This is one of the most important conversations, as we talk about mothers, pain, anger, relationships, friendships, forgiveness and love.  
38:53
May 29, 2021
4: Coping With Loss and Grief
4: Coping With Loss and Grief
Today's episode gets personal as I talk about my own stories and experience with grief and loss. We dive into the complexities of loss as it relates to people, jobs, relationships, friendships, emotions and so much more. If you would like to sign up for the free Grief and Loss Workshop on May 18th at 8pm EST, register on my website. www.kristencrockett.com
31:13
May 03, 2021
3. Energy, Red Flags & Knowing When It Is Time To Leave
3. Energy, Red Flags & Knowing When It Is Time To Leave
How do you know when something is right for you? How do you know when it is wrong for you? In this episode, we are talking about paying attention to your energy to know when it is time to walk away from a relationship or a job, or even when it's time to let go of a friendship. 
22:23
April 13, 2021
2. Emotions, EQ & The Exhausting Pursuit of Perfection
2. Emotions, EQ & The Exhausting Pursuit of Perfection
Emotions are in everything - whether we are talking about navigating change, emotional intelligence, relationships, illness, or being a perfectionist. Join Kristen on a journey to uncover the nuances of emotion, as we connect the dots from childhood experiences, what it means to be a high achiever and how self-care can help you battle against feelings of worthiness. And if you have ever wondered what the differences are between a coach and a therapist, we explore that as well.
22:18
March 30, 2021
1. Fear and Living for Others
1. Fear and Living for Others
Have you ever felt the pressure to conform to what other people want you to be or do? In this first episode of The Plastic Couch, Transformational Coach, Kristen Crockett talks about a defining moment on a plane that changed her life forever and what led her to quit her job and leave the legal field. She also shares tips on how to ensure that you choose the right career and workplace culture for your skills, talent and purpose. Learn how to determine your top strengths and your love languages to help you find a workplace culture that fits who you are and makes you feel valued.
27:23
March 23, 2021