Episodes
Have you ever felt like you're constantly racing through life, chasing one milestone after another, without ever feeling like you've truly "arrived"? In a world that glorifies hustle and grind, it's easy to get caught up in the endless pursuit of some imaginary finish line. But what if the most meaningful parts of our lives aren't meant to be rushed through, but savored? In this episode, we'll explore the transformative power of pressing pause - and how slowing down can actually be the key to...
Published 05/28/24
Published 05/28/24
Have you ever felt like a fraud, despite all evidence of your success? Do you doubt your abilities and fear being exposed as an impostor? In this episode, I dive deep into the world of impostor syndrome. We'll explore the idea behind this common experience and uncover some easy tips to silence your inner critic and step into your OWN authentic powered self. Join me as we break free from impostor syndrome's grip and learn to embrace our true, deserving selves as we Calm it Down in...
Published 05/21/24
Have you ever felt like you're seeing yourself through a funhouse mirror, distorted by others' perceptions? In this episode, we'll explore how our self-image can get warped when we focus too much on how we think others see us.  I'll share insights on navigating this "funhouse mirror effect" and learning to let go of external expectations. Join me as we uncover the path to embracing your authentic self and finding true self-love.  Let's shatter those mirrors together and see ourselves through...
Published 05/14/24
When's the last time you felt truly present in your life? Like R-E-A-L-L-Y taking each moment in instead of just racing to the next thing. In a society that glorifies busyness, it's easy (and often) to lose sight of what really matters.  Join me as we explore how to reclaim our time and energy by aligning our days with our deepest values. I share some practical thoughts for saying no to draining obligations and yes to the things that give us life. If you're ready to hop off the hamster wheel...
Published 05/07/24
Have you ever felt like you're drowning in a sea of never-ending bad news? In the age of everything in front of us with a screen, we're constantly bombarded with content across the emotional spectrum, from cute puppy pics to devastating tragedies, often without warning. As I explore how to stay engaged and empathetic in this 24/7 news cycle world while still making space for the joyful, "G-rated" moments that make life worth living, I invite you to join me on this journey of finding balance....
Published 04/30/24
Have you ever found yourself chasing happiness, only to feel like it's always just out of reach? I used to believe that joy was like a rare unicorn, attainable only through grand adventures and major milestones. But what if true, lasting happiness is closer than we think? In this episode, we'll bust some common myths about what brings joy and explore how to cultivate contentment in the here and now. Join me as we discover that the magic of happiness lives within us, waiting to be...
Published 04/23/24
Have you ever found yourself caught in the gap between what you intend to do and what you actually end up doing? I know I have, and it's a pretty universal human experience. In this episode, we'll get real about what's really driving our choices and start taking small, consistent steps towards our goals. We explore this gap with curiosity and kindness, and discover what awesome things could happen when we start matching our actions with our dreams, one tiny choice at a time. Join me as we...
Published 04/16/24
Have you ever felt like a stranger in your own skin, constantly at war with the reflection staring back at you in the mirror? Yup, raising my own hand.  In a world that bombards us with unrealistic beauty standards and perpetuates the toxic notion that our worth is tied to our appearance, is it any wonder so many of us struggle to make peace with our bodies? Join me as we explore the roots of body image issues and discover powerful strategies for cultivating radical self-acceptance, one baby...
Published 04/09/24
Have you ever felt like a part of you is stuck in the past, holding onto old wounds and patterns? In this episode, we'll explore the transformative power of inner child healing. Join me as I share personal stories and practical tools for reconnecting with your younger self, honoring your past hurts, and reclaiming the joy and wholeness that can be truly your's. Together, we'll discover how tending to your inner child can help you release old baggage, heal deep-seated wounds, and shine your...
Published 04/02/24
Have you ever poured your heart into a dream, only to watch it crumble before your eyes? In those gut-wrenching moments, it's easy to believe that failure is a reflection of our worth - that we're simply not good enough. But what if we could rewrite that story and learn to see failure in a new light? In this episode, we'll explore how to make friends with failure, reframing our setbacks as powerful teachers and discovering the hidden gifts within our most humbling moments. Listen in as I...
Published 03/26/24
Have you ever wondered who the person is behind the roles we see every day? In this episode, we wander through the metaphorical market of life, exploring the stories behind the faces of bakers, artists, and even those we pass by without a second thought. I'm Chad Lawson, and I invite you to join me in discovering what it truly means to be "Simply Human." Let's peel back the layers together, looking beyond the labels to connect, understand, and celebrate the shared journey of humanity. This...
Published 03/19/24
Ever felt lonely, even when you're not alone? This episode dives into why we all feel lonely sometimes and what we can do about it. I talk about the challenge of making friends as adults and share ideas on how to connect with others more easily. Let's find out together how one new friend could change everything as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. Episode Sponsors: In this episode, I've teamed up with Wild Health, a revolutionary approach to personalized healthcare. Using precision medicine,...
Published 03/12/24
Have you ever noticed how waiting, something we often see as just an annoying pause, can actually be filled with wonder and purpose? In this episode, I dive into the magical moments of waiting, exploring how these pauses are meant to enrich our lives. With the new collaboration release with Endel Music and my song "In the Waiting," we'll explore a simple yet profound breathing exercise to help us embrace these moments. Join me, and let's discover the beauty and peace waiting can bring into...
Published 03/05/24
Ever found an old t-shirt you just can't throw away? In this episode, "From Worn-Out Tees to Inner Peace: Letting Go of Emotional Baggage," I talk about why we hold onto stuff and feelings we don't need. We'll see how letting go helps clear our minds and makes room for new things. Listen in as we learn how getting rid of the old can bring us peace as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. This episode is sponsored by Honeylove Check out Honeylove for comfy bras and shapewear that boost your...
Published 02/27/24
Ever felt alone even when you're around lots of people? In this episode, we talk about feeling lonely and how to make real friends. Let's dive in and find ways to feel more connected and part of a group. Let's figure out how to turn feeling alone into feeling supported and connected together as we Calm it Down in 3...2...1. This episode is sponsored by Factor. Check out Factor Meals for easy, tasty, and healthy eating. Get chef-crafted meals delivered to your door, ready in minutes. Perfect...
Published 02/20/24
Have you ever thought about where our grief goes when we're trying to feel happy again? In this episode, I'm going to talk about a special place in our minds called "The Whispering Garden." It's a place where grief and hope meet. We'll walk through areas that help us accept our grief, reflect on our memories, and find ways to heal and grow stronger. How can understanding our grief help us find strength and hope? Join me as we search for answers and learn how to grow from our grief as we Calm...
Published 02/13/24
Ever wondered how the people and places around you affect how you feel about yourself? This episode digs into how our environment and friendships can really make us feel valued, kind of like finding where we fit best in the world. I'll share insights inspired by an intriguing story about an old pocket watch, showing us why it’s important to pick and choose what’s in our lives carefully.  This episode is sponsored by: Earth Breeze Our friends at Earth Breeze are here to show us a simple way to...
Published 02/06/24
Have you ever felt overwhelmed, like you're carrying a weight that's just too heavy? As if little by little your sinking deeper into an ocean without realizing?  In this episode, we explore the often-hidden struggles of burnout, its gradual grip on our lives, and its impact on our everyday well-being. Join us to learn practical strategies for lightening that load and rediscovering balance. What steps will you take to lift the weight of stress and journey towards a more peaceful state of mind?...
Published 01/30/24
Have you ever felt like there's more to your story than you can see? In this episode of 'Calm It Down', I'm taking you on a journey to uncover the bigger picture of our lives. We're going to try out three different ways to look at ourselves, ways that really change how we understand who we are. Let's put down the magnifying glass and look at our lives with a wider view, to find the beautiful, complicated parts of our stories. Come along and discover a new way to see your life as we Calm it...
Published 01/23/24
Have you ever thought about how much you change in ways that you can't see in photos? Today on 'Calm it Down', we're going to talk all about change. We'll look at why we change, when it usually happens, and how to deal with it. This is especially important for the changes that surprise us or that we didn't want. So, get comfy and take a deep breath. We're going to learn how to accept changes in our life and grow from them. Ready to calm down and learn about change? Let's Calm it Down in...
Published 01/16/24
In this Calm it Down episode, we explore the power of our inner thoughts through Olympic skater Dan Jansen's story. It's absolutely captivating, incredible, and even educational all at the same time, offering insightful lessons on how to transform our self-talk from self-doubt to self-confident. Learn how changing our self-talk can turn pressures into triumphs, and discover simple strategies to shift your mindset. Listen in as I share some insights on embracing life's challenges with a...
Published 01/09/24
In this episode I invite you to join me in a journey beyond the usual New Year's resolutions. We dive deep into understanding what really makes us happy and how to find lasting joy in our lives. At the core of the episode is the reflective question, "When was the last time I felt truly at peace, not just content, but truly at peace?" Listen in as I share insights on how small, daily actions can lead to big changes and help us stay true to ourselves. It's a not so subtle deep-dive into our...
Published 01/02/24
In this episode, I take you on a journey through the unexpected surprises of life, much like those surprise gifts we find under the Christmas tree (socks, anyone?). I share some insights on how to turn those moments of disappointment into opportunities for growth and creativity. Listen in to learn how to embrace and find joy in life's unexpected turns. Trust me, it’s something you’ll want to unwrap as we discover how these surprising moments can become the most valuable gifts we never knew...
Published 12/26/23
In this episode of 'Calm it Down,' we explore a less-traveled street: the street of hope. I dive into how hope is an everyday choice, not just a fleeting emotion. We'll look at creative ways to nurture this vital feeling, like building your own 'Hope Chest' and envisioning conversations with a future, wiser you.  This episode isn't just about finding hope; it's about practical, relatable ways create & see it in our daily lives. And even though Theodore Roosevelt was somewhat inspiring...
Published 12/19/23