So it’s been 6 months since I added a new episode to my podcast Smashing the Stigma. Why? Loaded question. First, though I loved hearing people’s inspiring stories of how they are managing their mental illness, something in my gut told me that for Season 2, we needed to do something different. So, I sat on it for 6 MONTHS!!! During those 6 months I had time to reflect and think about where I want to take both Smashing the Stigma, the podcast, as well as Skylar Yoo, the feminist fashion brand.
Well now, there’s a new gal in the mix…Skyhugs. She’s a new character-based company I’m creating that’s inspired by Hello Kitty and Murakami. More on that in the next post.
For Smashing the Stigma, I now have a new video and podcast up. If you’re a visual person, you may want to check out the YouTube video and if you are more of a podcast listener (in the car, doing dishes, I get you), then there’s the podcast.
The gist of this episode is to tell you about what Season 2 is going to be all about. I threw out some pretty crazy dreams but even if I fall flat on my face and fail, at least I tried. AND that’s the most important lesson I think we can teach ourselves and kids. TRY. Not just TRY but TRY YOUR HARDEST.
I leave you with this poem that was shared with me by my coach, Amy Perkins, who I LOVE!
Our Deepest Fear
By Marianne Williamson
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness
That most frightens us.
We ask ourselves
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small
Does not serve the world.
There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking
So that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine,
As children do.
We were born to make manifest
The glory of God that is within us.
It’s not just in some of us;
It’s in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
We unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
As we’re liberated from our own fear,
Our presence automatically liberates others.
I love this so much that I brought a canvas print of it.