Hey, I'm Holly LaRochelle and this is Wild+Free Life, this podcast dives deep into thoughts about entrepreneurship, motherhood and living life intentionally. The wild is always calling. It calls for you to engage in radical experimentation, brave + bold living and expressing yourself from your soul. Come go wild with me.
The absolute greatest gift we can each other is holding sacred space for each other. We need to change the way we have conversations. We need to listen, truly listen, deeply without judgments, and without waiting to reply, without waiting to add our experience or expertise.
This is a practice to hold space for other people in the conversation. It's powerful. It's beautiful, and it gives the person you're holding space to be vulnerable, be real and feel truly heard.
In short, a gift.
What if you hit the easy button and it was already easy! Would that change your whole mindset of the goal you're trying to toil and achieve? It sure changed mine.
Here's what happens when you embrace easy and move towards the proof it already IS easy and let go of how you think it "should" be.
When things don't go easily - let's stop trying to force them! This week, I sit in uncomfortable frustration as I try to create something new. This is the story of what I did. Let's put more pots on the back burner and let them develop into what they need to be.
I've been totally inspired by the book, Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. This should be the go-to manual for creative people. She talks about creativity + fear, and the duality of journey between the two of them.
In this episode, we talk about the leading edge of creativity and talk about how that feels right before you take the leap into a new venture, how to get through the fear.
I might be a little biased but I believe adventure gives us the tools to wipe the taste of life + caregiving off us, emotionally, spiritually and physically.
In this episode, I talk to you about my #1 self care practice - taking adventures - big and small for my wellbeing. I reflect back on my epic 4 week adventure and all the personal development and reflection that happened along the way.
As caregivers, the finder of all the things, moms carry an immense load. Under all that load, we have to keep finding ways to come back to the core of who we are, a way to process our emotions, and give ourselves the space we need to be free. Adventure is up for this job.
Take to the trail with me - and see how it can impact your mental, physical and spiritual personal development through sharing my stories.
We're feeling all the feels with kids going back to school today. A day of big emotions, let's talk about managing the transition back to school, getting back to that structure and how to not lose your mind :)
It's that exciting time before you have a baby, which is super exciting but also a little terrifying. You're standing on the brink of this big life adventure - growing into a new baby's parent and you're not quite sure to expect. You've read all the baby books but they don't talk much about the emotions or what you really need to survive.
Let's talk about your baby's best teacher and how you're already equipped for this job. Let's talk about your inner knowing and intuition that will lead you right. Let's talk about finding your community and how love + resilient kids will win out every time.
Come go wild with me.
Team work makes the dream work in my world. I have learned that I need daycare + household help to give myself periods of focus time. These periods of focus time are where I am the most productive.
I talk through all the ages + stages (babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school age kids) and how to irk out the focus time for you to grow your business or nourish yourself. I spill all the secrets on my creative childcare solutions!
Intentional Choices - from coping + survival back into co-creating the life that you really want to live. If you have a big vision for your life, this is essential. Pick up your journal and make these lists on how you're going to spend your precious energy.