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We’ve got a super rich conversation for you today, wild souls. As always I love having parents on the show and getting to ask them not only about their own processes and experiences, but how in the complex world of 2016, they are imparting the lessons for their children that they didn’t get to learn. This means being a REAL role model. We get into that and much much more today with our guest Andrea Owen, host of Your Kick Ass Life podcast and author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life.


About Andrea Owen:

Andrea Owen is an author, mentor, and certified life coach who helps women get what they want by letting go of perfectionism, control, and isolation and choosing to practice courage instead. She has helped thousands of women manage their inner-critic to create loving connections and live their most kick-ass life.

She is the proud author of 52 Ways to Live a Kick-Ass Life: BS Free Wisdom to Ignite Your Inner Badass and Live the Life You Deserve, (Adams Media).

Andrea is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) from The Coaches Training Institute and is a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. She holds a Bachelor of Science from California State University in Kinesiology. Andrea has been featured on The Huffington Post Live,, and She is also co-founder of The Self-Love Revolution.

She has facilitated many workshops for girls hosted by Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty whose efforts inspire and empower women and girls to live confidently and change the world around them.

When she’s not juggling her full coaching practice and writing her second book, Andrea is busy competing in triathlons, chasing her 7 year-old son and 5 year-old daughter or making out with her husband, Jason. She is also a retired roller derby player having skated under the name “Veronica Vain”.

Learn more about Andrea at and join the fun and wisdom at

In this episode, Andrea shares:

1. Emotional literacy
2. Teaching your kids what you didn’t get to learn
3. Trusting the process of grief
4. Vulnerability and shame resolution

What You’ll Hear:

6:20 Being okay with the full range of emotion when you didn’t grow up that way
12:55 Handling old wounds with self-compassion + the many shapes of grief
25:10 Modeling the expression of emotion for your children
32:33 Navigating experiences that leave you feeling raw

Click here to watch/listen or scroll upward to listen only:

Elizabeth on Your Kick Ass Life podcast
Recognize Signs of Alcoholism: Two Stories of Addiction with Andrea Owens & Terri Cole
Chela Davison On Navigating Your Personal Evolution With Love
Turning The Tables – Liz Gets Interviewed By Chela Davison
EMDR International Association
The Truth by Neil Strauss
Daring Greatly by Brené Brown
Rising Strong by Brené Brown

You May Also Like:
Ali Shueler On Interfacing With Grief
The Usefulness Of Feeling Triggered By People Around You
Susan Hyatt On Being A Rebel On Purpose

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