The theme of this week’s note to you is vulnerability.

Truth-telling (or as Sarah, my guest from Season 2 Episode 5 calls “truth bombs”!)

Saying the raw + real instead of the easy + breezy.

There’s a quote I bookmarked some time ago by Barbara De Angelis.

She said “Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.”

In Monday’s episode of Outgrow the Grind, Amandine Ayala candidly shares how she learned self-compassion for the first time after multiple bouts of burnout from overworking.

In Thursday’s episode, I let you in on a confession.

One of the themes I notice in every single one of my Outgrow the Grind interviews is the moment where my guest decided to tune in to and honor their truth.

For some, it came to them in the form of Sunday night dread in the pit of their stomach, or in an experience that clarified their true yes (or true no!), or a deep connection with their inner longing.

Speaking of longing, I attended a workshop this week with Giulio Brunini through the Strozzi Institute where I learned that, for Persians, the word for longing also means “homesickness”.

Giulio shared that the process that connects us to our longing is a remembering process, not a discovery process.

Home is…

  • Our authenticity
  • What lives in our tissues
  • What we could access as children before our self-judgement grew louder
  • What makes us feel fully alive, vibrant, joyful, safe, seen, loved.

What truth or longing is starting to reveal itself within you?

With love,

Stacy

PS. I’ve decided to go back to releasing one episode of Outgrow the Grind per week instead of two. Hear why right here.

P.P.S. Tomorrow’s episode features Deneen Warmington, an attorney and self-proclaimed “Type A Creative.” Deneen is an absolute delight!

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