I’m Kim, and this show began when I decided to share with the world what Unbelievable Freedom means to me. The story starts with my grandmother’s passing and a desperate desire to be free from a mire of struggle. In pursuit of her parting words Enjoy Your Life, I heard God’s voice and came into agreement with the truth that I was created for freedom. Staying out of struggle means staying out of agreement with lies about God, His nature and His promises. Join me as I talk with my friend Jen each week about messy healing, surrendering struggle, and accessing supernatural joy in Jesus.
Greetings, Freedom Seekers! I’m back for another season of the podcast but it’s not just me. This time around, I’ll be joined by my friend & spiritual mentor Jen Burgess. In this brief introductory episode, I explain a little about why I changed the format and what you can expect from our Unbelievable Freedom Conversations. Www.Unbelievablefreedom.Com
With Riley’s permission, I’m sharing the conversation we had about my grandmother, my new book, and what Enjoy Your Life means to me. Check out Riley’s awesome podcast, the ash+ivy show, here: https://rileysloanpowell.podbean.com
We have four seasons but we only have one spring. I heard that recently in the lyrics of a song by Chris Renzema. It struck me that even though writing my current book is an active and engaged process, it’s also “letting the ground rest” in terms of creating front-facing content. Therefore, this will be the last episode of season two and I hope to return when the new book is published in July. Enjoy Your Life! Www.Unbelievablefreedom.Com
Becoming Kiki is a broad way of describing how I’m showing up in my new life. This episode focuses on my grandson, now into his third month of life, and the lessons he is teaching me. He is a Wonder Boy and I’m grateful to be able to share him with you.
I’m now a plant lady, officially having five different house plants growing and thriving in my apartment. Turns out that having a podcast is a lot like having plants. If you want them to thrive, or at least prevent them from dying, you have to give them your energy and attention. So here I am, sharing a bit about where I hope to go from here
Back after a one-month hiatus, I’m still following the flow and finding new directions. God has encouraged me to share what He has done in my life, and so far, obeying that call has mostly caused my small audience to shrink! That’s OK because I’m living from a place of trust and grateful YOU are still following along. For updates on my new book due Summer 2021, get on the mailing list at www.unbelievablefreedom.com
This episode talks about the newest Unbelievable Freedom Journal called Wondering What If. The book is about exploring “what if” God’s promises are true. It’s the last episode before I go on hiatus for a few weeks, doing more of my own exploration of what God wants me to do with my platform. Find the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Wondering-What-If-Invitation-Unbelievable/dp/1954248032/ref=mp_s_a_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=wondering+what+if&qid=1616177831&sr=8-4
My grandson was born Thursday evening, healthy and gorgeous. It has me reflecting on the way my grandmother created an oasis in my life. Her vibration felt like magic to me. We all have the opportunity to participate in the lives of others this way!
My grandson is scheduled to arrive this week so I’m kicking off a segment called Notes from Kiki. I hope encouragement to stay out of the mire & enjoy life is my grandmother legacy from the get-go. Www.Unbelievablefreedom.Com
This episode was recorded wayyyyy back when....December 2020. It’s interesting to reflect how setting the intention for ease & flow in 2021 has already come true in so many significant ways. Www.Unbelievablefreedom.Com
This episode talks about how important it is not to do things deliberately that fuel the “beast” of one’s own struggle. For me, that struggle is always about resentment. I also announce the fact that the podcast will be going on hiatus for most of February 2021. Enjoy Your Life!
This episode is all about my human design chart and my efforts this year to stay in my “Self” energy of satisfaction over my “Not Self” energy of frustration. Blank Page Bliss is closed but the waiting list is at https://unbelievablefreedom.podia.com/blank-page-bliss
I’ve talked a lot about driving on the intuitive rumble strip, knowing on some level that you’re going off course, and a funny talk to text error help me give a name to those wrong turns: South Beach Trail! www.unbelievablefreedom.com
This episode continues the New Year conversation about my book Unmired, focusing on Week 11 “Drawing from a Deep Well.” In that Contemplation, I talk about the profound sense of physical well-being I experienced in my early months of fasting as a lifestyle, and why I’m choosing to lean back in. Unmired’ s Amazon link is here: https://www.amazon.com/Unmired-Transforming-Struggle-Into-Serenity/dp/1095589873/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=unmired&qid=1609799024&sr=8-1
Here in the new year, I’m taking a look back at my own book Unmired to see what inspiration I can gain around trusting my body. In this episode, I reflect on the Contemplation from Week 2, ”No Emergency.” That entry in the book is about how hunger isn’t an emergency and learning to trust my body through pausing helped me become less reactive in general. You can find my book Unmired on Amazon at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Unmired-Transforming-Struggle-Into-Serenity/dp/1095589873/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=unmired&qid=1609799024&sr=8-1
Here in 2021, I am leaning back into the story about my grandmother helped me transform my entire life with just three words. They created permission & possibility that brought me beyond myself and into a spiritual surrender. I invite you to consider the power of Inspiration in your own life. For more about journaling with me, visit https://unbelievablefreedom.podia.com/blank-page-bliss
What flip will I switch in 2021? Only time will tell, but my intention is to be radically self-honest and make self-honoring choices. I consider myself in recovery from chronic self betrayal and this will be a theme within Blank Page Bliss. See more info here: https://unbelievablefreedom.podia.com/blank-page-bliss
For the final five episodes of 2020, I talk about shifts I’ve made, or switches I flipped, over the past few years. This one is about 2020 and SURRENDER. In some ways, it was the most beautiful of all. Blank Page Bliss is underway & we would love you to join us! Https://unbelievablefreedom.podia.com/blank-page-bliss
For the final five episodes of 2020, I’m going to talk about the shifts I’ve made, or switches I’ve flipped, over the past few years. This one is about 2019 and EASE & FLOW, also known as joy. I invite you to come join us in https://unbelievablefreedom.podia.com/blank-page-bliss
For the final five episodes leading up to 1-1-21....I’m going to talk about a major flip I made in each of the past four years, then the one I hope to make in the coming year. This one is about 2018, releasing shame and standing in WORTHINESS. Each flip flows to the next, and I hope will help you reflect on your growth journey. Blank Page Bliss is accepting members: https://unbelievablefreedom.podia.com/blank-page-bliss
For the final five episodes leading up to 1-1-21....I’m going to talk about a major flip I made in each of the past four years, then the one I hope to make in the coming year. This one is about the year 2017 and embracing CAPABILITY. Each flip flows into the next and I hope will inspire you to reflect on your growth journey.
You may have heard the expression “thoughts are things”...in this one I talk about just that. As I understand just how much my thoughts, not my circumstances, have been the cause of my suffering, it’s undeniable. I have to attend to my thoughts, which drive my feelings, which create my life.
In this episode, I curiously challenge the distorted thought that I’m approaching 20K downloads on this podcast because people are “just being nice.” When we chronically think thoughts that prevent us from expanding into feeling good, it’s an Upper Limit Problem in action. Check out my newest offer at https://unbelievablefreedom.podia.com/blank-page-bliss
In this episode I share how my journaling practice is another foundation of my freedom, and I invite listeners to experience what I call Blank Page Bliss. Check out more information at https://unbelievablefreedom.podia.com/blank-page-bliss
I’m bringing the podcast back after a very brief hiatus because I was starting to descend into overthinking. This is one of my traps, so I decided to return now with a message about how transformation is a trip...it’s a journey but also a “head trip” or mind game. That’s OK! I’m here for all of it, and hope you will be, too.
We started the season talking about Mire, what it is, how I got in there, and how I got out. We’re ending the season talking about how strongly I intend to stay Unmired, because the Mire was simply a spiritual situation with a spiritual solution. We will return for Season 2 in December 2020.
We have an intuitive guidance system that’s just like a rumble strip on an interstate off ramp. We can drive for miles, so to speak, pretending not to know. In this episode, I share a bit about what I’ve been knowing but not admitting. What are YOU pretending not to know?
For a while now, I’ve wanted to share my thoughts on why struggle, such a common part of my life, is ultimately a spiritual situation with a spiritual solution. My birthday seemed like the perfect time to finally do so :)
At times, I realize that I am still tolerating unnecessary negative energy and at its root, it’s people pleasing behavior that’s to blame. In this episode I talk about it within the context of social media, and why I am exercising my freedom to eliminate needless sources, more now than ever. For details about my Struggle Freedom course, visit www.unbelievablefreedom.com
I experienced a pretty major change in my life this past week, losing our 14 year old dog, and I share how I’m rolling with it. Just as with struggle itself, it’s about recognizing -being present and willing to experience it all in a flow. Now we are embarking on our pet-free Enjoy-Your-Life Experiment...
I’m almost willing to say that the worst thing you can do for any situation is bringing the energy of struggle. Panicking, freaking out, or generally going into a negative spiral is always a trap. In this episode I talk about how to approach “tweaking” your practices in a calm and gentle way.
A major factor in staying stuck in the mire was being hard on myself, beating myself up, and generally lacking self compassion. In this episode, I explore a bit about why I no longer shame myself and how it supports my freedom
In this episode, I explain why I decided to create my brand new course modeled after my own daily health & happiness practices. Struggle Freedom teaches a process for recognizing & releasing struggle as it arises daily. You can get details on enrolling at www.unbelievablefreedom.com
Whether we are talking about intermittent fasting or any other topic, the best way to be of service to others is to show up as yourself. By this I mean, being who you are, liking what you like, and being willing to attract and repel accordingly. Enjoy Your Life!
This content appeared on my YouTube channel as “New Story, New Life.” It’s my thoughts on recent learning from James Clear and his book Atomic Habits. He crystallizes the concept of how I was successful with my weight loss. After my grandmother’s passing, I could no longer practice habits that were incongruent with my new identity as a non-struggler. ... Amazon affiliate link for the book here: https://amzn.to/32Lx5r8
Why do I have so much resistance to talking specifically about what I eat? It’s not just that I don’t think my way is “the” way - it’s because I don’t think any way is “the” way. Still, I’m willing to share a little about my daily practice. ... To get my email mini series Four Steps Toward Struggle Freedom, visit www.unbelievablefreedom.com
Intermittent fasting is the name of the practice I’ve engaged in every day for 3.5 years. So why am I moving away from talking about “IF”? There are a lot of reasons, but mainly because I simply think of it as resting my digestive system to promote healing, and I use this episode to explain a bit about why. *** www.unbelievablefreedom.com
Yes, this podcast is going to talk about digestion, including in the very next episode, but in this case we are talking about an acronym. Timid-unmet need- resentment-dissatisfaction. Being stuck in that cycle for a long time created a Mire of misery, but I figured out how to do the opposite. This episode tells you a little bit about the mindset shift. *** To learn more about the book I reference, The Liberated Self by Paula Cookson LCSW, visit the website at www.unbelievablefreedom.com
I want to tell you what it’s been like to share my “transformation photos”, otherwise known as weight loss before-and-afters. While I know that worthiness has nothing to do with weight, I’ve sometimes felt held back by fear that my photos would make others feel less worthy. Something that happened this week shifted my perspective on the role of photographs & power of understanding your worth so that you can change your life. ... Sign up for my email miniseries Four Steps Toward Struggle Freedom at www.unbelievablefreedom.com
I often get asked if I believe that my area of expertise is mindset. I guess it is. My mindset is one focused on my own freedom through life enjoyment. Using that as a barometer allows me to stay out of struggle, and I believe it can do the same for anyone. ... Sign up for my email miniseries in Four Steps Toward Struggle Freedom at www.unbelievablefreedom.com
In this episode, I talk further about the process of recognizing and releasing my struggles. Specifically, I want to highlight the fact that it doesn’t end there. We need to replace our released struggles with something new that supports our life enjoyment flow. In the case of releasing my struggle with food, I replaced it with my joyful fasting/feasting balance. This recognize-release-replace method can be applied to so many other struggles as well.
This episode features the second part of my conversation with Ryan about our Unbelievable Freedom journey. He shares some important insights about men’s mental health and the challenges of facing about what was beneath his weight problem.
In this episode, I talk a little about my (undiagnosed) ADHD and how I believe it contributed to my struggle, especially my dysfunctional eating & weight gain. Fasting eliminated decisions and freed up bandwidth that helped me stop struggling in a number of other ways. Reframing and refocusing my attention issues supports my life enjoyment!
This episode is set to air on what would have been my grandmothers 102nd birthday. I decided to use the time to talk about her life and what made her unremarkable, yet totally remarkable. My grandmother’s legacy lives on in every one of you who listens and believes. ENJOY YOUR LIFE!
A quick episode about how my grandmother’s words “Enjoy Your Life” used to feel like pressure and how & why that shifted. Most importantly, it’s important to understand life enjoyment by talking about what it is NOT.
The term “affective forecasting” refers to our attempts to predict how we will feel when future events occur. I share some of the flaws in my own past thinking on this subject, and how I came to enjoy life as the best way of serving my future self. The future is ultimately unknowable and there is freedom in that!
This one is a message for my quiet strugglers. If you have ever thought that it’s not about you ....here’s my heartfelt, rambling reminder that releasing struggle, finding contentment, and enjoying life IS about you. It’s all about you. Enjoy Your Life!
Even though I live Unmired now, the old mental ruts that created my struggle are still there. Needing to make a decision can trigger old patterns of overthinking and fearing failure. I was in such a rut when it was time to record, so that’s what I decided to talk about. Being gently curious and observant of my thoughts prevents me from getting mired all over again.
A little hodge-podge of an episode about the importance of digging up long-buried dreams. I talk about my early desire to become a writer, how I finally granted myself permission to try, and why I ended up writing workbooks. I also invite you to join me in the Enjoy-Your-Life Experiment program starting September 1. All the details are available at www.unbelievablefreedom.podia.com
This episode is a follow up to Episode 6, describing the importance of combining possibility with permission. My discomfort with the unfamiliar nature of radiant health and happiness created what Gay Hendricks calls an “Upper Limit Problem.” I want you to be able to recognize and release the struggle and even self-sabotage of an ULP if it happens.
Throughout this podcast, I’ll be sharing the unfolding story of my personal Enjoy-Your-Life Experiment. It’s an invitation, too, and I want you to understand the two critical ingredients for a successful experiment. This one’s possibility and the next one is permission. The best news? You can create both for yourself right now. More information about the Enjoy-Your-Life Experiment program at www.unbelievablefreedom.com
In this episode, I describe another dynamic that kept me mired: people pleasing. It’s so common that you hear the term everywhere, but for me, I came to understand it as a stress response. My freedom was inhibited by fear of losing the approval of others. Recognizing and releasing this pattern helps me enjoy my life. *** Book title mentioned in this episode is Try Softer by Aundi Kolber
Above all else, this podcast is about life enjoyment and how staying in its flow feels like freedom. I have five foundational habits that support this effect in my life. In this episode, I describe a bit about each one, how I practice it, and why it’s so meaningful to me. As always, they are offered for as a contemplation for your own experimentation. Enjoy Your Life!
Food is inherently enjoyable, so how did food become THE major obstacle to my own freedom flow? It has to do with my mental mire, fueled by the struggle energy of daily food cravings and “failures.” Fasting interrupted the pattern and created an expansive sense of space, within which I found a sense of clarity and capability. The full story is in our memoir Unbelievable Freedom: How We Transformed Our Health and Happiness With Intermittent Fasting
Overlapping with the years that I spent in the mire were the years I spent struggling with compulsive eating and morbid obesity. This was a particularly complex aspect of my transformation because it’s one that was entangled with my husband’s weight struggle. In this episode I set the stage for how we came to gain 200 pounds and then lose it again. Thank you for listening. Enjoy Your Life!
In this introductory episode, I describe a bit about my backstory and what I mean when I say I was deeply “mired” in a quiet struggle. I set the stage for some of the practices I will describe in the episodes to come, those that helped me find freedom. I want you to understand the things I do to intentionally stay Unmired. I hope you will subscribe and share. Enjoy Your Life! ...www.unbelievablefreedom.com