This week, Nathalie Cholette sits down to chat with The Now What Pod. Nathalie tells her story of starting out as a vibrant girl, in love with life, and of how, through endless expectations imposed on her from an early age, she lost her voice. Nathalie describes losing her identity, the decision to leave her marriage, and how she ventured to reconnect with her authentic self, and now seeks to inspire others to reclaim their voice.
Being “too” much
Living up to expectations
The Straight Agenda
Mindful Self- Compassion
Finding Your Identity
Dating after divorce
Order Nathalie’s Book: https://www.nathaliecholette.com/writer
Kristin Neff: Mindful Self-Compassion https://self-compassion.org/
Allison’s Story of Traumatic Brain Injury https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/026-allison-s-story-of-traumatic-brain-injury/id1559319776?i=1000536248879
The Now What Pod Episode Quotes:
“Underneath all that anger was a lot of shit I hadn’t dealt with”
”Anger is a secondary emotion”
“I had been living a life based on expectations”
“I wasn’t lacking anything, except myself. I didn't know who I was”
“We receive messages that we need to be good at all of our roles”
“ How do you find yourself back?”
“The people who leave you feeling lighter, those are your safe people.”
“reconnecting to myself has been the biggest gift that I could have given to myself “
“I've rediscovered my worth and I'm living a life of purpose”
Nathalie Cholette is a Speech-Language Pathologist with a background in mindfulness, who has dedicated her life to helping children find their voice. She speaks and writes openly about her experiences as a woman who, like many others, started out vibrant, lost in the wonder of her human experience, in love with the freedom of life, and of how, through endless expectations imposed on her from an early age, she lost her soulful voice.
Nathalie hails from Toronto and is a mother of two teenage daughters. She is hungry and passionate about sharing her personal and professional experiences so that other women can reclaim their voice, stand in their own power, as well as become vehicles of positive change in the world.
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