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Sarah Lipton

Christy Haussler

10: One Year In: Reconnect With Yourself

10 One Year In Reconnect With Yourself

This one is dedicated to you, the Mamas out there!

Thank you for joining me for the tenth episode of GENUINE, the podcast. It has been a whole year since we were immobilized by the lockdown and stricken by the panic and fear of the pandemic. A full year has passed since our collective world altered irrevocably, and I hold in my heart all the pandemics of racism that have unfurled amongst so much angst, pain, and grief.

It has been a torturous year for all of us. So I will bare my heart and share some of my story with you today. I always wanted kids, and I am super glad that I waited a long time to have them. But I am a writer, a creator, a dreamer, and a visionary. I am constantly burning with the desire and the need to create. So, I never wanted to be with them full-time. Although I am always burning with the awareness of what’s possible, it wasn’t until the enforced presencing with my young family last year that I allowed myself to settle fully into my bones as a mother. And it has been challenging!

I have recently been unpacking some of the places I have been stuck, that I didn’t even know about. And I have also tentatively started to trust myself. The only thing that has kept me alive, and allowed me a semblance of sanity over the past year, is the ability to be present.

So I invite you to settle down for a moment and travel back in time with me as I open my heart and share the story of how I created the foundation of the work I have devoted my life to do.

Show highlights:

  • I never even knew I had fear until I had children. And I never really understood the word anxiety until we hit the pandemic. It is shocking how much it hurts!
  • Worldwide, we have hit more than two-and-a-half million deaths from Covid-19.
  • I can’t shake off the awareness of the racial pandemic our country continues to face.
  • I have been unpacking some of the places I have been stuck and learning to trust myself.
  • I share the story about how my friend and I birthed a potent practice to guide us through the creative process. It created the foundation of the work I would devote the rest of my life to doing, called The Presence Point. It is six steps to expressing from genuine presence.
  • I have always believed in omens and signs from life that point you where you need to go.
  • I wrote a whole draft of a book but did not publish it because I realized that I had an important choice to make first.
  • The six steps of The Presence Point became the foundation of the work that I did with hundreds of leaders, through my first business.
  • Six years ago, I wanted to create a podcast to showcase the power of someone who genuinely sparks in the world. And I also co-wrote a book with my cousin, called The Harmony of Dissonance.
  • In 2018, I decided to focus on the work that was burning within me.
  • When the pandemic hit a year ago, it felt like everything shattered.
  • I finally realized that it was time to stop holding back.
  • I am now at the center of myself and ready to share my core work with you.
  • Step one is to be present with your experience, no matter what.


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