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Masks Off with Kim Gross

Masks Off with Kim Gross

By Kim Gross

From perfectionism and people pleasing to powerful!!
Kim helps people to remove their masks so that they can be their true selves, their authentic selves, show up fully, be powerful and to create meaningful connections with themselves and others.
Who are you behind the masks you wear?
Remove your masks and step into your power.

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Transforming Your Relationship with Yourself with Ainee Cha
In this conversation Kim talks with Ainee about how to transform one’s relationship with yourself and others through mindfulness and compassion. Ainee also talked about how she struggled with wearing the perfection mask throughout most of her life and that what really helped her was to bring compassion as well as loving kindness to herself. Although it was a process and very difficult at first to even have that love for herself she found that over time and with practice that she was able to love herself and others unconditionally.    “True Transformation is not one without pain but one who sees through it” ~ Ainee Cha About Ainee Cha  Ainee Cha is a Mindfulness & Compassion Meditation teacher, mentor, speaker, coach, and Reiki practitioner. A professionally trained mindfulness teacher and a multi-disciplinary entrepreneur with an unshakable passionate enthusiasm dedicated to helping you on your healing journey and become the person you most want to be, with an unwavering multitude to make a difference in people's lives.  She guides pressured women and men to find balance and clarity in difficult times in their mid-life. Ainee's teaching approach and methodologies blend ancient wisdom and modern neuroscience. She helps you recognize internal suffering with tenderness and kindness, revealing opportunities to develop radical acceptance, compassion, and forgiveness while creating loving-kindness, gratitude, joy, and equanimity to live deeply in a wise and loving relationship with themselves and others. Ainee unlocks awareness for you to see from your own experience what is true for you. Her ethos - "True transformation is not one without pain but one who sees through it." Author of the book, The Walk To Freedom - Awaken Your Inner Fire: Find Balance and Clarity in a Chaotic and Stressful World.   Connect with Ainee   Website: https://aineechalifecoaching.wixsite.com/mysite-1Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ainee.cha and https://www.facebook.com/aineechalife  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aineecha/?hl=enYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3XirKcodTMzGSyxb609ftwFaceBook Private Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/awakentheheartandmindOffer: NZ$200 voucher towards the 8-session 1:1 coaching.   To Contact Us: IG: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunityEmail: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q    Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com  FB: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
33:11
September 22, 2022
How to Stop Being Hard on Yourself with Jamie Thurber
In this episode Kim talks with guest, Jamie Thurber, about why we start wearing masks. It is so normal to develop different masks as a way of protecting ourselves when we were young. The problem is that as we become adults the masks do not always serve us. They prevent us from growing. It can also be very frightening to take off these masks. The other issue is that we try to get rid of or ignore these parts of ourselves because there is too much pain. The key to living a whole and fully authentic life is to integrate all the parts of ourselves and not be hard on ourselves. To hear more tips on how to be more gentle with yourself listen in.  “Be the change that you want to create in the world”   About Jamie Thurber:  I'm an Intentional Living and Business expert that helps individuals and business owners to use strategic, aligned action to start living life on their terms. We work to create shifts in their world so they can not only be successful, but also happy, healthy, and available to enjoy whatever "joy" looks like to them.    Connect with Jamie:   www.jamiethurber.com   facebook.com/jamiethurber   facebook.com/jamiethurber.biz   instagram.com/jamie.thurber  youtube.com/jamiethurber  twitter.com/jamiethurber_    tiktok.com/@jamie.thurber  Free Gift: 10 step confidence guide.  It's a short e-book you can download for free https://jamiethurber.com/10-step-guide-to-being-more-confident-everyday/  To Contact Us: IG: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunityEmail: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q    Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com  FB: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
38:14
September 15, 2022
I Will Not Deny Myself Anymore
Have you struggled to set boundaries with yourself? There is actually a positive aspect to boundary setting. Not only do we learn to identify what we don’t like and what hurts us, but we can learn to identify what feels good. We can learn to ask ourselves What do we like? What feels good for me? What brings us pleasure? Or, what makes us feel good in the morning? For so long, we have deprived ourselves and there is no need to do that anymore. If something feels good and it is self-loving and not self-defeating, then do it.  “Having boundaries doesn’t complicate my life; boundaries simplify life.” ~ Melody Beattie
16:14
September 08, 2022
Taking a short pause.
Kim is going to take a short pause on releasing Masks Off podcasts as she is preparing for a new launch. Kim is working on pivoting and creating a new business and she is aligning this business with Masks Off. She is taking some time to prepare so that her podcast and message is cohesive and coherent. When she relaunches she will have amazing guests. She is super grateful and appreciative to have your support. 
04:19
August 04, 2022
Changing directions with Kim and Tia
In this episode Kim and Tia announce their decision to pivot. Tia has decided to focus on her coaching business as well as potentially move into some new endeavors of her own. Kim is working on launching a new business and more details about that will follow. For now, Kim is continuing the Masks Off Podcast on her own. Episodes will still be released weekly. This was an amicable decision and like the quote says, “everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving and improving….” If we are not changing then we are not growing. Kim and Tia are evolving into what works for them individually. “Look around you. Everything changes. everything on this earth is in a continuous state of evolving, refining, improving, adapting, enhancing, and changing. You were not put on this earth to remain stagnant.” ~ Dr. Steve Mataboli To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
19:13
July 28, 2022
Discussing Postpartum Anxiety with Allison Lieberman
If you are a new mom or even if you had your kids a while ago, do you or do you remember suffering with anxiety? Have you ever heard of postpartum anxiety? While we may know what postpartum depression is, many are unaware of what postpartum anxiety is and how it manifests for new moms. In this episode you will hear from Allison Lieberman, who has first hand experience with this as well as being an licensed family and marriage therapist. She also talks about how moms struggle with immense guilt and feel that they have to do everything and do it perfectly. To hear more about this topic listen in. “ Anxiety happens when you think you have to figure out everything all at once. Breathe. You’re strong. You got this. Take it day by day.” ~ Karen Salmansohn Three takeaways: What is the difference between postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression? 7~  min What are some of the ways Allison helps new moms? 18~ min What was Allison’s personal mommy guilt story? 25~ min About Allison Allison Lieberman is a licensed marriage and family therapist, postpartum anxiety expert, mom of 2, and 2x postpartum anxiety survivor. She is the co-founder of Rooted in Harmony Counseling, a California-based group therapy practice dedicated to helping moms with anxiety, relationships, and parenting. She is the host of The New Mama Mentor® Podcast and creator of The New Mama Mentor® Signature Program. She is passionate about helping new moms overcome anxiety by developing confidence, shedding the mom guilt, and building a community. Connect with Allison www.rihcounseling.com www.instagram.com/thenewmamamentor www.facebook.com/thenewmamamentor www.twitter.com/thenewmamamentor https://www.linkedin.com/in/allison-lieberman-lmft-pmh-c-a1994189/ allie@alliechar.com allison@rootedharmonycounseling.com Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: IG: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com  FB: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com  FB & IG: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com
35:01
July 21, 2022
Life is Bittersweet
In this episode Kim and Tia share different life experiences where they have felt bittersweet. Having that bittersweet feeling can show up in a multitude of ways including watching your kids grow up, having your child move out or go off to college, losing a loved one, returning from a vacation or leaving a job. This feeling or emotion of bittersweet is such a good representation of what life is really like because it is nondual. It is not an either/or emotion. It is actually both bitter and sweet which is how life really is. To hear more about Kim and Tia’s experiences tune in. “The bittersweet side of appreciating life’s most precious moments is the unbearable awareness that those moments are passing.” ~ Marc Parent To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
21:17
July 14, 2022
Don't Rock the Boat
Do you struggle to speak up and speak your truth with others or maybe even certain people in your life? Do you remember as a child being told that you were wrong or “bad” for thinking, believing or speaking what felt true for you, and thus, did not speak your truth? Are you afraid that if you speak up and “rock the boat” with others that you might be rejected or feel another’s disappointment or disapproval? All of this is normal and has happened to many of us. The truth is that if we don’t “rock the boat” from a place of integrity we are betraying our authentic self and thus we stunt your growth. To hear more about this listen as Tia and Kim talk about how they step outside of their comfort zone and learn to “rock the boat.” “Forget perfect. Forget flawless. And start speaking your truth. Start speaking what you want and how you want it. And start asking and listening, really listening, to what the people around you say. Maybe, then, we will stop abandoning and hurting each other. Maybe, then, there's hope for us.” ~ Vironika Tugaleva To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
17:08
July 07, 2022
What Gets in the Way of Your Wholeness?
Do you have a felt sense or belief that you are “broken”? Do you have an inner dialogue that tells you there is something wrong with you or inherently bad about you? We have been conditioned and shamed by our caregivers that we are “broken.” In order to embrace our wholeness we must learn to embrace all parts of ourselves and integrate both the light and the dark. This path is about growing and healing and that is how we return to wholeness. As part of the July challenge which is “say yes to yourself we are offering that you include saying yes to your wholeness as well. In fact, when we learn to say yes to ourselves we actually are embracing our wholeness. Don’t forget the July Challenge of “Saying Yes to Yourself”! “Switch your mentality from “I’m broken and helpless” to “I’m growing and healing” and watch how fast your life changes for the better.” ~ Reyna Biddy To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
18:03
June 30, 2022
Say Yes to Yourself
Do you find it hard to say yes to yourself? Do you notice that you say no when you really want to say yes? This is a very common pattern for those that tend to wear the people pleaser mask and for those that are conditioned to put other peoples’ needs ahead of their own. This conditioning can run very deep and all the way back to childhood. Kim and Tia share how this has shown up for them in their lives and the discomfort that they felt whenever they said yes to themselves. There is so much possibility for what can happen whenever we take the risk and say yes to ourselves. For the month of July, Kim and Tia propose a new challenge which is “Saying Yes to Yourself”. To hear more about this challenge listen to this episode. “The Beauty of uncertainty is infinite possibility.” ~ Tunde Oyeneyin To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
26:43
June 23, 2022
I AM WHOLE
In today’s episode Kim and Tia step outside their comfort zone by doing a little promotion for their signature I AM WHOLE course as well as their Connect and Grow Summer Series. If you are interested in hearing more about these two FREE opportunities take a listen. We would love for you to join us in the Summer Series and receive support and guidance as we connect and grow. The links for I AM WHOLE and Summer Series are below. Don’t forget to continue with the monthly challenge of stepping outside of your comfort zone. You can join our Masks Off Facebook community and share with us what you have chosen to do for the challenge as well as how it went for you. “The moon is a reminder that no matter what phase I’m in, I’m still whole.” ~ Unknown To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
16:17
June 09, 2022
The Illusion of the Safety Mask
Have you noticed yourself “playing it small” in life? Do you find yourself being afraid to step into courage and would rather be safe and comfortable? Many of us can be courageous in some parts of our lives and other parts we hide behind the mask of comfortability and safety. The problem with doing this is that we are not in alignment with our authentic self when we do this and it can cause much pain and suffering. Kim and Tia share how this shows up in their lives and they share that when they take this mask off and step into courage there is more freedom and empowerment in their lives. Kim and Tia challenge the listeners to find one area in their lives where they are hiding behind the mask of comfortability and step into courage by taking that mask off. Share with us your experience in the Facebook community (link is below if you are not a member). “You can choose courage or you can choose comfort, but you can’t have both.” ~ Brene Brown To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
20:57
June 02, 2022
The "Motherhood" Mask
Wow!!! In this episode Kim and Tia really take off their masks and show how they overparented in the past and lost their identities as a person. Wearing the mask of motherhood can overtake who we are as individuals. Culture as well as ourselves can put so much pressure and expectations for us to show up in certain ways which can lead to wearing the perfection mask as well as the mask of motherhood.  While it can be very challenging, but it is important to maintain your individual identity if you are in the role of motherhood. “Not only does overparenting hurt our kids, it harms us too.” ~Julie Lythcott-Haims To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
21:55
May 26, 2022
It Takes Two to Tango
Taking personal responsibility in relationships is so hard. Most of the time we just want to blame the other and point out what the other person is doing wrong all the time. Certainly whenever we feel attacked or blamed by another, we are going to most likely attack back. Here is the problem with this dynamic, it is often too difficult to have a healthy and thriving relationship. If we can’t own our part and take personal responsibility for our words, our thoughts, beliefs and actions, we will only end up hurting the other. We obviously at times are unable to see our co-creation in the moment, but when we practice taking responsibility we will get better at recognizing and then owning and if need be, we can do a repair. As the quote says, this will only help us get stronger. “Taking responsibility for things and truly owning them helps us get stronger.” ~Unknown To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
23:09
May 19, 2022
Escaping On My Little Green Bike
Do you ever feel like you just need to run away and get away from life and the people in your life? This is a very common pattern for most people. Rather than taking a “conscious timeout,” we often just run away. In this episode, Kim talks about how she learned this pattern as a child and how it showed up for her time and time again. She learned later in life after doing her inner work that there is a healthier way to respond whenever she has that feeling of wanting to run away. After all, even if we do “run” away we can never hide from the feelings and the pain. We need to go inward and deal with the feelings and emotions of whatever it is we are trying to run from. “You can run but you cannot hide.” ~ Anonymous To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
18:60
May 12, 2022
Just Hit the Easy Button
Do you ever feel so overwhelmed with life and other people that you just want to “hit the easy button” and have everything be easy.  Do you blame others and circumstances when you are feeling activated? It can be very challenging being around other people especially when it is your family of origin and it is normal to lose your balance and not take care of yourself especially if you have the tendency to be a people pleaser and a caretaker. Kim shares her experience of losing her balance with her family and she shows how she used the I AM WHOLE Process to go inward and take responsibility for the things that she could control. At the end of the day that is the only thing that we have is the ability to control ourselves. We can’t control other people, places or things. “Just this once, let it be easy.” ~ Cynthia Lord To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
28:06
May 05, 2022
Get in the Game with Guest Megan Bendtzen
Are you ready to laugh? This was such a fun and yet, important conversation that Tia and Kim had with Megan. Megan is trying to bring more fun, play and laughter into the world but in particular to the workplace. After working for years in “Corporate America,”  she knew that she had a purpose in life and that she had to take that chance and jump off the proverbial cliff in order to be who she authentically is and to align with her true self. She was tired of wearing the “imposter mask” and decided that the world needed her talent of bringing laughter and fun to the workplace by helping to plan and implement fun meetings as an example. Megan has such an infectious energy that you can not help but to be drawn into her. "Celebrate your victories… and also celebrate your stumbles, because if you are learning and growing, those are your biggest victories of all. As long as we are learning, we are winning. There is no such thing as failure unless we fail to keep going." ~ Megan Bendtzen Three takeaways: 1. What steps did Megan take to decide to leave her corporate career? ~ 14 minutes 2. What joke did Megan tell about the mushroom? ~ 20 minutes 3. What was Megan’s message about making mistakes? ~ 30 minutes To claim Megan’s Free Gift, a fun-o-meter quiz, go to https://bit.ly/TheDoctorofFun About Megan Megan Bendtzen is a Speaker, Motivator and Event/Game Host, known for her signature Leadership Development Game Shows.  She has made it her mission to infuse fun back into the corporate mindset so employees are more engaged, energized and happier. Megan has studied Leadership, Communication, Engagement, Personal Growth and Relationships for over 18 years.  She has worked with thousands of people and delivered hundreds of impactful seminars on these and related topics to companies such as Merck, Marriott, Best Western, VCA Hospitals and others. She is the author of an e-book called "Let's Get Serious About Having Fun" and has been featured on The List TV Show, NBC, Fox 26 Houston, iHeart Radio, The Unstoppable Female Entrepreneur Summit and many other media outlets and podcasts sharing her out-of-the-box ideas and fun tips. Connect with Megan Go to https://bit.ly/TheDoctorofFun to connect with her social media To join us on our Free 2022 Summer “Connect & Grow” live calls the 1st Tuesday of each month at 12 pm Eastern time through August 2nd – please click this link https://bit.ly/3xLVnRK to register for the Zoom link. Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” Course and FREE “I AM WHOLE” Course https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com
47:50
April 28, 2022
It's Never One and Done
What do you do whenever people don’t agree with you? What do you do when you are faced with a situation that activates you and you can’t control the situation or the other person? How likely are you to turn inward and put the microscope on yourself? It has been said over and over that we can not control people or situations. We can only control ourselves and our reactions. Kim and Tia talk about the I AM WHOLE Process that they created that helps you go inward and recognize whether you are in the present moment or not and how to take ownership of your part in the situation while tending to your emotional landscape so that you can best show up for yourself and the other and being more aligned with your truest self. If you want to hear more about the I AM WHOLE Process listen to this episode and if you would like to sign up for the free four week course on I AM WHOLE the link is below. It "We find comfort among those who agree with us, and growth among those who don't." ~ Frank A. Clark Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
26:54
April 21, 2022
The Do Over
How often have you said or done something to someone and instantly regretted saying or doing that thing?  If you have a conflict or an argument with another, do you go back and do a repair or do you just “sweep it under the rug” and move on? Kim and Tia talk about the importance of doing a “do over” or a repair to help keep the integrity of a relationship. Kim shares an example of where she said something to her daughter that she instantly regretted and she shares how she used the I AM WHOLE Process to help her regulate and integrate her emotional landscape so that she was able to do a repair with her daughter. To hear more about this take a listen. “When you forgive, you in no way change the past, but you sure do change the future.” ~Bernard Meltzer Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
21:34
April 14, 2022
Intentional Living with Dara Kurtz
This conversation with guest speaker Dara Kurtz covered many topics including how to cultivate healthy relationships, dealing with grief and loss, as well as surviving cancer.  Dara was very vulnerable and shared the pain that she went through when she lost her mom at the age of 29 and then later shared the pain that she and her daughters endured when she got cancer at the age of 42.  It was obviously a challenging time for her and her family and she was able to take this experience and turn her life around. She began writing books and created her blog and has become an inspiration to many. She also shared how she cultivated a beautiful relationship with her two daughters. If you want to be inspired this episode will surely do that. “Listen to your heart. Listen to that pull you might feel inside yourself, and be willing to go down a new path. You never know what you’ll discover or find.” ~Dara Kurtz Three takeaways: 1. What was your process for grieving the loss of her mom? ~ 9 minutes 2. How did Dara support herself and her girls through cancer? ~14 minutes 3. How do we have healthy and good relationships? ~ 17 minutes To claim Dara’s Free Gift “” go to: https://crazyperfectlife.com/i-am-my-mothers-daughter/ About Dara: Dara Kurtz, after being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of forty-two, left her twenty-year career as a financial advisor to focus on writing, speaking, and podcasting. Today her personal blog, Crazy Perfect Life (www.crazyperfectlife.com), reaches over 200,000 followers. Dara is the author of several books, her most recent being: I am My Mother’s Daughter: Wisdom on Life, Loss, and Love. Dara’s goal is to use her life experiences to help people strengthen their relationships and create more happiness and joy in their everyday lives. Connect with Dara: website: www.crazyperfectlife.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/crazyperflife/ FB: https://www.facebook.com/crazyperfectlife email: dara@crazyperfectlife.com Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com Episode 124
45:20
April 07, 2022
The Shadow Warrior
How often do you use food, work, caretaking, alcohol or any other numbing activity to avoid your feelings and to avoid being vulnerable with another? Do you constantly notice that you are trying to avoid being vulnerable either because it feels too scary to be so or you feel that being vulnerable is a sign of weakness? Brene Brown states that when we choose to outrun and outsmart vulnerability and pain we are choosing a life defined by suffering and exhaustion. She also states that learning to “feel those edges” is one of the most worthwhile things we can do. “I learned that taking the edge off is not rewarding but putting the edge back on is one of the most worthwhile things we can do. Those sharp edges feel vulnerable, but they are also the markers that let us know where we end and others begin.” ~ Brene Brown Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com Episode 126
33:40
March 31, 2022
The "Avoidance" Mask
Did you know that avoidance is a strategy for dealing with anxiety or worry? Have you ever noticed that you go into avoidance mode whenever you feel anxious or worried? According to Brene Brown’s newest book “Atlas of the Heart,” avoidance is not benign. It can hurt us, hurt other people, and lead to increased and mounting anxiety.  If this all sounds too familiar to you then you will want to listen to this episode. If you want to have more courage and confront the things that you are worrying about, then try removing the “avoidance mask.” “It is not fear that stops you from doing the brave and true thing in your daily life. Rather, the problem is avoidance. You want to feel comfortable, so you avoid doing or saying the thing that will evoke fear and other difficult emotions. Avoidance will make you feel less vulnerable in the short run, but it will never make you less afraid.” ~ Dr. Harriet Lerner Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com Episode 125
23:35
March 24, 2022
Providing Possibility in Rethinking Schools with Guest Robert Astwood
Robert Astwood, our guest on this episode, has an amazing and infectious, inspiring energy. Robert has such a vision for rethinking the way we school our youth and we have no doubt that his ideas and vision for changing the system will have a positive impact in the world. He is an advocate for cultivating the whole child and for providing the student with a voice in his/her education. Rather than just depositing information into the minds of these young students, he believes that the students participate in what he terms “engage education.” This is when the individual learns to use every opportunity as an opportunity to grow and learns to use “setbacks as stepping stones.” You truly want to listen to this one. “Youth should be a period of discovery, wonder, excitement. It should be filled with learning through experiences and cultivating the various parts of the human person, not just their technical, math, or linguistic minds, but their kinesthetic, emotional, and intrapersonal minds as well.” ~ Robert Astwood Three takeaways: 1. What is the banking model of education? ~ 6 minutes 2. What is the difference between schooling and education? ~ 12 minutes 3.  What is Robert’s vision and mission for changing the education paradigm?~ 35 minutes Robert is offering a 25% discount on his book, The Essence of Education, use the offer code “EOE”. About Robert Hailing from the Bronx, NY, Robert Astwood is a staunch advocate for systemic school change and education reform. His life mission is to uproot the U.S. neoliberal school system and rebuild it on altruism, interdependence, and the whole-person approach to education. He currently works at Elevate Education as a life coach and he is actively seeking to impact the lives of the youth every day. Robert also hosts a podcast on school change and is a content creator on Instagram providing life education tips. Connect with Robert: Website: www.astereducation.net Instagram: aster_education Twitter: aster_education Podcast: The Aster Education Podcast Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com
52:21
March 17, 2022
Connection Over Comparison
In this episode Kim and Tia have a fun conversation about comparison.  They used Brene Brown’s newest book “Atlas of the Heart” as a springboard for a conversation about what researchers call upward and downward comparison.  Both Kim and Tia take off their masks and share how comparison has shown up in their lives.  As Brene Brown writes, comparison is something that just happens to us and it is very normal, but what we do about it when it shows up in our lives is up to us. We can strive to stay in our own lane and wish the best for the person in the lane next to us. This is where connection comes in rather than always comparing. “Comparison is the crush of conformity from one side and competition from the other-it’s trying to simultaneously fit in and stand out.” ~Brene Brown Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE “Balancing Your Backpack” and “I AM WHOLE” Courses https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com Episode 123
20:36
March 10, 2022
The "Saboteur" Mask
How many times have you told yourself that you were going to start eating healthier, start exercising, start organizing your house or reach out and meet new people and you just can’t seem to do it? It doesn’t matter what habit or circumstance it is that you try to change, you just seem to stick with what is old and familiar. Why does this happen? This is a complex and complicated topic and Kim and Tia do their best to tackle the reasons why we self-sabotage. While they do not have all the answers why we do this to ourselves they do share their experiences with self-sabotage which they are certain that you can probably relate to the feeling of self-sabotage. “Each of us has an inner thermostat setting that determines how much love, success, and creativity we allow ourselves to enjoy. When we exceed our inner thermostat setting, we will often do something to sabotage ourselves, causing us to drop back into the old, familiar zone where we feel secure.” ~ Gay Hendricks Go to our Teachable Online School and check out our courses including our signature FREE Balancing Your Backpack Course https://masksoff.teachable.com/courses To Contact Us: Instagram: @masksoffcommunity FB Masks Off Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/masksoffcommunity Masks Off Email: podcastmasksoff@gmail.com Masks Off YouTube Channel: https://youtube.com/channel/UCaWJfO7ZFd4aYBX3e-clj9Q Tia Fagan Website: tiafagan.com Facebook: @tiafagancoach Instagram: @tiafagancoach Email: tiafagancoach@gmail.com Kim Gross Website: unlock-yourmind.com Facebook: @unlockyourmindhypnotherapy Email: kimgross@unlock-yourmind.com Episode 122
31:30
March 03, 2022