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38- Rock Your OPTIMISM with Jody Rivera, Owner of Swamp Mermaid

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OPTIMISM.  Ready to slip on your rose-colored glasses? Seems like a weird time to do it, but let's give it a shot, anyway! Let's rock:

1: Let's Rock with Amy: Optimism has ups and downs, but focusing on it this week gave me a lot of clarity on practices to regain it when it fades. I felt particularly down early in the week, and it has been a while since I played a teary voice memo. Anyway I used daily practice and a few other things to boost my optimism this week, so listen for that and more as I get real about dating, divorce, and money. Don't forget that my new FREE meditation is out too! Access that and other free stuff HERE!

2: The Interview (15:32): Interview this week is with Jody Rivera, owner of Swamp Mermaid Beauty Project. Speaking with Jody, I was having a day; I was teary; Jody is on the precipice of a fourth marriage and talks about recapturing the optimism of love and accepting yourself; recognizing red flags and toxicity early and moving on then; not falling in love with potential; I asked about prenups and the optimism there (don’t miss her answer!); how she gives when she feels depleted and how that can bring perspective; and much more. Connect with gorgeous Jody HERE!

3: Go Aff Yourself (32:57) with Affirmation Maven Jill Faulkner of . Jill has a much needed convo about moving and decisions that may be already made; forgetting to ask for signs; are we optimistic and trusting about signs?; what do we do when the excitement wears off and worry sets in?; clarifying a distinction between knowing the right things are going to be there for us vs they already are there; what can throw us off the optimism track; is optimism equivalent to expectations; sticking with trust in many ways; and this week's Affirmation is: I Know That Things Are Going To Work Out.

4: BYOBBB (47:39) Build Your Own Brand, Biz + Brain with Bijou Finney:  We address how our brains adapt to these topics when we focus on them; optimism strategies during the pandemic; the feeling of not getting enough done; my strategy for getting things done and tricking myself and what we tell our subconscious; creativity boosts and de-pressuring ourselves; realigning expectations; what it means to make a difference and allowing it to be enough when we have small success and how that can help us be more optimistic; what we are reading; understanding the brain and how it helps us understand how to live; and don't forget, too, you can still access our free pdf that can help you with your brand values and your PLAN!

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