Alex Jamieson is the bestselling author of five books, and co-creator / co-star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me. She is a highly-sought-after success mentor and motivational guide for thousands and has made it her mission to empower women to create epic lives. Her work has been praised by Oprah, The Today Show, Dr. Oz, Goop, Martha Stewart Living, the New York Times, CNN, Elle, Marie Claire, USA Today, People, and many others. She is the host of Her Rules Radio, a #1 rated podcast and an award-winning watercolor painter who has created commissioned works for clients around the world.
As a life-long learner, Alex Jamieson’s wellness expertise has grown out of a decade of experience, as well as her education at the Natural Gourmet Institute, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and a certification in Applied Positive Psychology. She reconnected with her desires to create art and a sustainable business that was authentically aligned with who she is — publishing new books, selling paintings, and helping other women to mine their own lives for the gold that’s their “profitable purpose”. In today’s episode, Alex will talk about how to handle tough conversations, so everyone wins.
“I was three years old when my family was riddled with trauma and suicides, and we have lots of mental health issues.” [4:52]
“In my early 30s, with a toddler in tow, I started to see how my inability to talk about tough topics had led to so much betrayal in my relationship, and, and I started to connect the dots backward, like, oh, this is a pattern.” [7:00]
“We decided very early even as we were dating, we do not want to replicate the terrible relationship dynamics of the past.” [10:50]
“It’s such a huge difference to be able to really share all my fears and worries and know that he’s not going to take it personally, even if it involves us.” [19:43]
“I have tried to approach people with this conversation structure about really big important topics with people I’ve known for years, and they are immediately defensive.” [25:51]
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