In this inspiring episode of Beyond The Microphone, host Adam Baruh sits down with Shaunna Lee, the host of the “Start Again with Shaunna Lee” podcast. They delve into the transformative power of taking leaps of faith, both in personal and professional realms. Adam shares his own journey from IT to photography, and then to podcasting, as a testament to the growth that comes from stepping out of one’s comfort zone. Shaunna Lee opens up about her experiences with divorce, self-forgiveness, and the ongoing process of self-discovery. Together, they discuss the importance of curiosity, mindfulness, and the challenges of balancing a busy life while prioritizing self-care.

In This Episode:
– Adam Baruh reflects on his significant leaps of faith, transitioning from a secure IT job to becoming a wedding photographer and later a podcaster.
– Shaunna Lee discusses her podcast’s focus on life after heartbreak and how it’s never too late or too old to start again.
– The conversation touches on the impact of childhood experiences on self-judgment and the path to self-forgiveness.
– Shaunna shares her approach to overcoming the inner critic and embracing her ‘sage self’ through visualization and mindfulness practices.
– Both Adam and Shaunna talk about the importance of modeling apology and forgiveness for their children.
– They explore the concept of filling one’s cup first to be able to give more to others and the importance of maintaining self-care routines amidst life’s demands.
– The episode concludes with a reflection on the challenges of recognizing personal needs and the practice of journaling to identify what fills one’s cup.

Quotes:
– “Leaps of faith are extremely important in terms of how we grow as a person and as a professional.” – Adam Baruh
– “Forgiving the other person is really a gift to yourself and has nothing to do with them.” – Shaunna Lee
– “Curiosity is one of the best things that we can do for ourselves; it allows us to drop the judgment.” – Shaunna Lee
– “The days I’ve meditated at the beginning of the day, I show up better… I know when I take care of myself first, I have more to give.” – Shaunna Lee

Resources:
– “Start Again with Shaunna Lee” on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/start-again-with-shaunna-lee/id1621098024
– Shaunna Lee’s bestselling book “So You’re Divorced, So What?” on Amazon
– “5 Days to a Happier You: Your no nonsense guide to joy that lasts”, on Amazon

Connect:
– Follow Adam Baruh on Twitter: @AdamBaruh
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