EP142: Amber Krzys on Society, Culture, Constructs and Vulnerability
This interview with Amber Krzys can only be described as juicy and ripe because there is SO MUCH to be squeezed out of it. We took a deep dive into deconstructing and reconstructing the programming and conditioning of our culture and society. We get into vulnerability – real vulnerability – not that forced kind that is so rampant in the self-help world these days. We geek out on our journeys and some of the embarrassing stops along the way – and Amber describes what she calls, “creating mutant versions of ourselves.” There’s TONS of gems in this one, listen closely!
About Amber Krzys:
Born and raised in a single-parent home in Charleston, WV, Amber attended Point Park University where she received an MFA in musical theater. She moved to New York City to pursue her passion of acting, ultimately working on Broadway and touring with the musical Mamma Mia. In 2009, she left the world of theater and earned an MA in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica. She founded two flourishing businesses as a professional coach and facilitator—bodyheart and Fierce Loving.
Amber has a thriving coaching practice where she serves a wide range of individuals, and also creates and facilitates her own coaching groups for body, business and life. Her individual clients range from moms, artists, small business owners to corporate and creative executives.
Amber’s work as a professional speaker has been featured at TEDx Malibu, MSN, the White House blog, University of Southern California, Pennsylvania State University and more. Located in Los Angeles, Amber lives with her boyfriend and two rescue pups, and helps people change their lives for the better as a coach, speaker and author.
In this episode, Amber shares:
1. The Earth as a school and we each have our own curriculum
2. The issue is not the issue – how you relate to the issue is the issue
3. What she’s learned speaking at tons of colleges and universities about the differences and similarities between how young men and women experience their bodies and physical appearance
What You’ll Hear:
4:42 Amber’s journey into finding self-love
9:41 The courageousness of vulnerability in teenagers + men’s relationships to their bodies
19:05 On awareness of societal programming around us
30:37 How culture is expressed in different places
35:52 The choices we have in our reactions to experiences
Click here to watch/listen or scroll upward to listen only:
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Daring Greatly by Brene Brown
Thrive by Ariana Huffington
Slowing Down to the Speed of Life by Richard Carlson
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