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Can I Just Be?

Can I Just Be?

By Rocio Flores
I just want to be... maSELF, my best, my true, etc. but it's hard and it's hard for a lot of people. We feel this constant pull to engage with the world the way the world wants us to and it's hard to know what to do and what not to do and what to think and what's.... blahhhhhh.... can i just be??!?! I hope to be able to share myself in this little place and just share my thoughts and how I process the world around me and maybe it can become helpful for you too :) btw, I rant a lot. sorry in advance.
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Marketable Stuff Sucks | Can I Just Be? Podcast | Episode 9
In this podcast, I am just talking about all these ways that we make things marketable to gain more views and comments and sales....and how much that sucks and how it ruins so much of this awesome technology that we now have to connect in this world. From commercials that just suck, to everyone copying each other and not really making original content or even innocent attention-grabbing headlines, to the scarier implications of people exploiting the algorithms to put fast, short, and very incorrect information on your lap. The numbers show one thing but society is showing the real effects of what happens when we choose marketability over substance. In this episode, I share a bit of my own struggle to conform to the rules and overall just talk about how we can resist these patterns while still allowing for the future of the technology and how we engage with it to keep changing and growing....or shrinking (referring to 30-second TikToks and reels).  Let me know what you think! I'd like to hear how YOU engage with content and how much it matters to you that something be eye-catching and attention-grabbing, or if you naturally gravitate or rebel against anything "popular" or "trending".  Thank you for listening and remember that you CAN JUST BE! 🦆 *** Resource Lists: bit.ly/faithresourcelist bit.ly/personalfinanceresources bit.ly/healthnutritionresources bit.ly/stressanxietyresources bit.ly/relationshipresourcelist bit.ly/businessresourcelist bit.ly/antiracismdefinitionslist HOTLINES: Suicide  bit.ly/chathotline  crisistextline.org Domestic Violence    thehotline.org Child Abuse  childhelp.org/hotline Rape  rainn.org Substance Abuse  samhsa.gov Sex/Porn Addiction  sexaddict.com Human Trafficking  humantraffickinghotline.org/chat Mental Health PEER support  iprevail.com  *** Check out the BE YOURSELF Training  & join my FREE Facebook Support group  "A Place To Test Being  YourSELF" here! bit.ly/beyourselftraining  To Learn More about what I do as a coach please visit  RociioFlores.com/about Join my monthly newsletter at  bit.ly/RosList I often mention coaching in this podcast so here's the link  to Get A Complimentary Coaching Session  to find out if Coaching Is For You! RociioFlores.com/bookings-checkout/is-coaching-for-me Check out my Medium page here bit.ly/rosmedium
53:15
March 17, 2021
The Myth Of Disconnection | Can I Just Be? Podcast | Episode 8
I've been wanting to talk about this concept for a few months now...in this podcast, I go over the way we think about disconnection. We take breaks from social media or we take days off or we find other ways to disengage from our world... and sometimes we do it for positive reasons and sometimes we don't. Sometimes our choice to disconnect is only part of a bigger cycle that keeps us stuck in a pattern of NEEDING to constantly disconnect from our lives whether that is online or not. Here I talk about some of the ways we approach disconnection and how our ideology around the term or the act itself affects our ability to connect and engage with our world.  *** Resource Lists: bit.ly/faithresourcelist bit.ly/personalfinanceresources bit.ly/healthnutritionresources bit.ly/stressanxietyresources bit.ly/relationshipresourcelist bit.ly/businessresourcelist HOTLINES: Suicide  bit.ly/chathotline  crisistextline.org/ Domestic Violence    thehotline.org/ Child Abuse  childhelp.org/hotline/ Rape  rainn.org/ Substance Abuse  samhsa.gov/ Sex/Porn Addiction  sexaddict.com/ Human Trafficking  humantraffickinghotline.org/chat Mental Health PEER support  iprevail.com  *** Check out the BE YOURSELF Training & join my FREE Facebook Support group "A Place To Test Being  YourSELF" here! bit.ly/beyourselftraining  To Learn More about what I do as a coach please visit: RociioFlores.com/about Join my monthly newsletter at: bit.ly/RosList I often mention coaching in this podcast so here's the link to Get A Complimentary Coaching Session to find out if Coaching Is For You! RociioFlores.com/bookings-checkout/is-coaching-for-me Check out my Medium page here: bit.ly/rosmedium
57:17
October 28, 2020
Financial Obligations & False Expectations, Privilege vs. Opportunity | Can I Just Be? Podcast | Episode 7
In this podcast, I go over finances....more so... the factors that play a role in how we make financial decisions and how they have personally affected my own life and my own financial decisions. We don't always think about how cultural and societal concepts are guiding the reasoning behind our decisions and indecisions and without paying attention and learning how to step outside of these ideas and really think about what we actually want for our lives, these ideas can run our lives. Money is not an easy topic to talk about but it affects practically every area of our life, including our personal development, our health, our career, and beyond. I hope this podcast gives you something to think about, I'd love to hear your thoughts! Here are the resources I mentioned! Resources Lists:  bit.ly/personalfinanceresources  bit.ly/businessresourcelist bit.ly/faithresourcelist  bit.ly/healthnutritionresources  bit.ly/stressanxietyresources  bit.ly/relationshipresourcelist  As always, to join my free Facebook group, click here:  https://facebook.com/groups/aplacetotestbeingyourSELF To Learn More about what I do please visit Rociioflores.com/about Join my monthly newsletter at https://bit.ly/RosList I mentioned coaching in this podcast so here's the link to Get A Complimentary Coaching Session to find out if Coaching Is For You! https://www.rociioflores.com/bookings-checkout/is-coaching-for-me
59:57
June 29, 2020
Authority & Learned Helplessness, Submission & Advocacy. | Can I Just Be? Podcast | Episode 6
I've been wanting to talk about authority since my last podcast and turns out the world is having its own discussion about authority right now... In this podcast I talk about authority in relation to advocacy and how positive versus negative authority can have an impact on people's feelings of helplessness. I also talk about how WE can choose how our own relationship with authority and how submission can lead to advocacy or continued abuse.  I share some of my own journey towards making strides in this arena of my life and how difficult some of these decisions have been for me. I'd like to hear about your own experience with authority and how you've made decisions about whom to submit to and how you've helped yourself or others overcome the feeling of helplessness! Join my free FB group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aplacetotestbeingyourSELF
44:29
June 01, 2020
My Life Story | Can I Just Be? Podcast | Episode 5
Okay guys, I've been afraid to share this topic for a while but at the same time, I've always wanted to. In this podcast I go over my life in general, I share some of the events that I experienced as well as just my general thought process of where I am today because of how I lived then. Now...this is a long-ass podcast. I have been going back and forth between whether or not to re-do it or to break it up into smaller chunks but honestly, I don't want to. Sharing your life with the world is a scary decision, and any theatrics that come from making it "sound better", I believe, dilute the message and if people want to hear it, they will, whether it's 3 30-minute sessions or hours long. I only want the people who want to know me better to care enough to sit through it all. So, just remember, I am very much nervous about getting negative feedback so be nice please :) but also if you listen to this whole video, I am very appreciative. okay...:) below I will list hotlines and resources as mentioned in the podcast. be blessed! (also I don't know what happened to my mic but the audio sucks, I'm still learning!) Hotlines: http://chat.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/GetHelp/LifelineChat.aspx (  bit.ly/chathotline  ) https://www.crisistextline.org/ Domestic Violence -  thehotline.org/ Child Abuse - childhelp.org/hotline/ Rape - rainn.org/ Substance Abuse - samhsa.gov/ Sex Addiction - sexaddict.com/ Mental Health PEER support - iprevail.com  NON-Peer Chat Sites: https://www.justanswer.com/ https://www.loveisrespect.org/ https://www.asexualcupid.com/ https://teenlineonline.org/ http://www.friendship.com.au/ https://www.justchat.co.uk/ https://patook.com/ Resources Lists: bit.ly/faithresourcelist  bit.ly/personalfinanceresources  bit.ly/healthnutritionresources  bit.ly/stressanxietyresources  bit.ly/relationshipresourcelist  bit.ly/businessresourcelist Medium Article Mentioned: bit.ly/rostestimony
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May 04, 2020
Feeling Disconnected? | Can I Just Be? Podcast | Episode 4
Thanks to the #coronavirus a lot of us are feeling pretty disconnected right now. So what does this mean, what is happening and how can we combat it so that we don't torture ourselves in this time of isolation? In this episode, I talk about the very real feeling of loneliness and disconnection.  Medium Article Mentioned: Stop Having Feelings About The Coronavirus! [The Denial Of Anxiety During Times Of Anxiety] Resources Mentioned: Official Covid-19 (coronavirus) information: cdc.gov who.int Hotline & Mental Health Chat Sites: Self Harm & Suicide - bit.ly/chathotline & crisistextline.org Domestic Violence - thehotline.org Child Abuse - childhelp.org Rape - rainn.org Addiction - samhsa.gov PEER support - iprevail.com NON-Mental Health Support Chat Sites: jesuscares.com/chat justanswer.com loveisrespect.org teenlineonline.org thetrevorproject.org Normal Conversation Chat Sites: asexualcupid.com friendship.com.au justchat.co.uk patook.com I also have a whole list of resources about stress and anxiety, including extra breathing techniques and grounding exercises at bit.ly/stressanxietyresources
33:17
March 19, 2020
I Want To Be Anonymous | Can I Just Be? Podcast | Episode 3
Ever wish you could be anonymous and still have a voice? In this episode, I talk about my journey learning how to express myself online and the battle between accountability and growth vs repression and silence.  If you are managing this journey right now, go check out my free group and share your story with us!  Join my free FB group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aplacetotestbeingyourSELF
27:13
February 20, 2020
Talking For Talking's Sake | Episode 2 | Can I Just Be? Podcast
In this podcast, I go over how we talk and how much of today's conversations are no longer centered around JUST talking for talking's sake. We look down on thinking that doesn't expressively have a productive use but this leaves us unsatisfied and unable to process our journies out loud without being afraid of constant judgment or feeling the need to be right! Let's think about how we can begin to connect again by learning to just talk again!  Join my free FB group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/aplacetotestbeingyourSELF
31:52
February 07, 2020
I'm Not Relatable. | Episode 1 | Can I Just Be? Podcast
In this podcast, I talk about the concept of relatability and how it relates to my own journey of trying to be my best while not knowing that it required me to be myself and how that affects our ability to relate to people genuinely. I mention my FB Group https://facebook.com/groups/aplacetotestbeingyourSELF  , please check it out if you are looking for a place to just test out what it means to just be.  :)
25:10
January 28, 2020
Introducing Myself :)
This is my first time entering the podcast world. In this episode, I just go over what I think I want this podcast to be about. Nothing fancy :)
08:32
January 20, 2020