Struggle is a Habit

In this Episode of the Dethroning Your Inner Critic Podcast, Joanna delves into what struggling truly is, and how to manage suffering in struggling. She explains the roots of struggle, the history of seeking out danger, and more!

Here is this week’s reflection question:

  • What are your favorite flavors of suffering (for you)?


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How Your Inner Critic Makes You Go Dumb

What happens when you get stuck in confusion? When you are just uncertain about what is going on in your life, what is actually going on? This might surprise you, but it comes down to fear and your Inner Critic trying to suppress your emotions. Tune in to this week’s episode of the Dethroning Your Inner Critic Podcast to hear Joanna’s take on your Inner Critic Making you go dumb:

Here are this week’s reflection questions:

  • Where are you stuck in confusion, or the “I don’t know” in your life?
  • What feelings come up for you around making decisions: past, present, and future?
  • What’s the next decision that you’re going to make?
  • Those emotions that you don’t want to feel: where is that emotion in your body?
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People Pleasing and Your Inner Critic

This week on The Dethroning Your Inner Critic Podcast, Joanna is talking about people pleasing: what it means, why it happens, and how to talk to the people pleaser in yourself to take back control. People pleasing is a huge operating tactic for the Inner Critic, she latches on to the thoughts you may have about upsetting someone and uses those thoughts to control your interactions with others. To transform your life, it’s imperative that you become intimately familiar with these old, automatic, conditioned thoughts that come from your Inner Critic.

Here are this week’s reflection questions:

  • What is the voice inside your head truly saying when you say “yes” to something that you don’t want to do?
  • When was that time in your childhood when your Inner Critic latched on to your feelings of unworthiness?
  • What can you do today to recognize when these conditioned thoughts from your Inner Critic are appearing?

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Are You Addicted to Being Productive?

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If you’re anything like me, you love to hate your to-do list. There are moments it feels like you’ll never get it all done but it feels so great to check things off the list. But then pretty soon you find yourself so addicted to the high of checking things off the list that you start feeling awful when life happens and you still have things left on the list at the end of the day.

You’ve been there too, right?

Let’s face it--when we accomplish something good, we feel good. It’s a bonus that people start noticing that we’re super productive and give us lots of positive feedback. Your boss starts to notice your hard work. Your friends notice that you managed to make cupcakes for your child’s birthday, chaperone their field trip, and manage to lose five pounds on your new diet.

But what are you sacrificing in the process?

Eventually, you enter a bottomless pit where you’re always looking to accomplish more and more in order to feel...

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Is Your Inner Critic Being a B*$ch about Spring?

Now that it’s Spring, we’re putting away our winter coats. The daffodils are out, the sun is shining, and the days are longer. Many of us feel the pull to spend more time outside, clear away the cutter in our homes, or maybe take on a new eating or exercise routine.

For others, the change of the season is just another reason for their Inner Critic to hyper-focus on what is missing in their life. The newness of Spring is another reminder that someone else is happier. (And if you need proof, just take a look at your Instagram feed!)

When it feels like life is better for your Facebook friends on the beach for Spring break, your Inner Critic is jumping straight into the “shoulding”. She’s saying, “It’s Spring. Everyone loves Spring. You should too. You’re supposed to be happy! Everyone else is!”

Does any of this sound familiar? You’re not alone.

Here’s the thing: When your Inner Critic is triggered by the newness of...

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