Episodes
In this replay episode, Natalie examines our relationship with rest because so many of us have internal debates about taking time off, whether for a break, pleasure, or to allow ourselves to recover from illness and burnout.    Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 07/29/22
Published 07/29/22
Natalie shares her thoughts on love, loving yourself, and why we don't need to have good thoughts and feelings *all the time* or be 'healed' to experience more loving relationships. This episode was recorded at The International Women's Podcast Festival in partnership with Pinterest on June 18th, 2022. Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 07/15/22
A big part of being more boundaried is knowing the difference between doing things from a place of desire versus doing them from a place of obligation. Natalie shares the insights she learned from a recent decision where she's deviated from her own and other people's expectations. Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 07/01/22
Natalie shares what she's learned from a recent 27-day rollercoaster ride of anxiety and worry about a family member's health. 
Published 06/24/22
Natalie talks about the importance of representing yourself--showing up, speaking up and stepping up for who you are. Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 06/17/22
Natalie explains why our need to be perceived as 'good' and even beyond reproach creates problems for some of the people around us.   Book your tickets for the live show of the podcast on Saturday, 18th June.  Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 06/10/22
After receiving a lot of requests for her to talk about the topic, Natalie delves into why affairs happen and the importance of challenging some of the misconceptions about affairs that tend to assume that a person only cheats because their partner and relationship aren't 'good enough'.
Published 06/03/22
Natalie talks about how dropping hints about our discontent with someone by making a statement with our behaviour tends to lead to that person not picking up on our message and creates more problems than it solves.
Published 05/27/22
In this week's episode, Natalie talks about why it's important to accept and respect it when somebody says that they can't be in a relationship with us. No matter how we feel or them behaving in what we perceive to be relationship-y ways, if actions and words don't match, we've got a problem.
Published 05/20/22
Prompted by messages from people claiming that they seem to only feel confident dating or being in relationships with those who are 'below' their level, Natalie explores what this actually means (and what it doesn't!!) and why we do it in the first place.   
Published 05/13/22
It can be bloody infuriating when someone makes a mistake or does us wrong and they refuse to acknowledge or take responsibility. But plenty of us don't even know what the hell taking responsibility means, so Natalie breaks it down in this week's episode.  Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 05/06/22
Natalie talks about how when we give too much--yes, there is such a thing!--we're really not 'giving' at all.  Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 04/29/22
Natalie talks about the comments parents make that suggest that we're not meeting their expectations and that they're disappointed with our life choices.  Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 04/22/22
Natalie talks about why we surprise ourselves and others by losing our temper and behaving uncharacteristically and how we can navigate ourselves away from being tipped over the edge.  Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 04/01/22
It's been five years since Natalie's father died, and she's got some things to share about grief and anger, including why we don't have to perform our feelings for people or withhold our grief to pussyfoot around others. Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop  
Published 03/25/22
Natalie delves into the topic of core 'directional' values and why they matter for compatibility in our relationships and our overall sense of well-being.   
Published 03/18/22
Natalie talks about how when keep going back on ourselves about something that causes us pain and discomfort, a part of us is afraid of what being successful at getting out of that relationship or situation would mean.  Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 03/11/22
Sometimes we blame our intuition and don't feel as if we can trust it or ourselves. Natalie explains why our intuition isn't wrong, including how sometimes we weren't listening to our intuition in the first place. Get 30% of The Intuition Sessions short course with the code 'podcast'. Instagram | Blog | Shop
Published 03/04/22
Natalie talks about why it can be problematic when we question or belittle another person's fear of something and why focusing on how 'good' we think we are or the 'good things' we think we've done stops us from respecting why the person is afraid.  Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 02/25/22
The Tinder Swindler, Sweet Bobby, Love Fraud, and more. After watching and listening to a host of scam-related shows, Natalie shares what she's observed about the pattern of scammers, including what can make us more receptive to being drawn in. Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 02/18/22
It's the 250th episode! Natalie shares what she's learned about change and evolving--intentionally and through the 'imposition' of necessity.  Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 02/11/22
Natalie delves into why accepting just the bare minimum (or less!!) in our relationships is problematic and explains why that person who appeared to make so much effort 'in the beginning' doesn't anymore.   Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 02/04/22
In the first episode of 2022, Natalie shares her ideas about what self-esteem is and why we don't need to overcomplicate things when we decide to 'improve' our relationship with ourselves.    Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 01/28/22
In the final episode of 2021, Natalie shares a little on surprising herself by going to therapy this year and how 2021 pushed her to new, deeper places.  Instagram | Break The Cycle Online Course | Blog | Shop
Published 12/17/21