Emotional Wholeness

Episode 92: How to Honor Loss & Why It Matters With Rachel Marie Kang

By Alison Cook | February 29, 2024

We experience big and little losses all the time. A friend moves away. An opportunity passes you by. A relationship ends. Learning how to recognize and honor the losses we all experience can become a beautiful part of life, leading to more kindness, self-compassion, and connection with others. But we don’t often talk about our...

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Episode 91: Self-Worth–How to Believe You Are Enough & Transform Your Life with Jamie Kern Lima

By Alison Cook | February 22, 2024

Do you doubt yourself? Struggle to respect your own worth? Self-worth is foundational to both our psychological and our spiritual health, and today’s episode is all about how to develop it. My guest, Jamie Kern Lima, is an entrepreneur, philanthropist, New York Times bestselling author, and founder of IT Cosmetics, a company she started in...

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Episode 90: Parenting Through Transitions—How Their Challenges Catalyze Your Growth

By Alison Cook | February 15, 2024

Navigating transitions with your children is a deep dive into raw emotions, facing conflict, and your own unhealed wounds. These transitions aren’t easy. The stakes feel so high! But when you face them with courage, compassion and curiosity, you’ll find your way through the wilderness and onto a beautiful path. As you do your own...

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Episode 89: When A Relationship Has to Change—How to Tolerate Discomfort, Face an Attachment Void, & Resource Yourself

By Alison Cook | February 8, 2024

We need attachments to other people, places, and to God. Yet transitions have a way of shaking up those attachments-even healthy ones! Today we’re talking all about how to balance our need to hold on to others – and also the need to let go. It takes skill and self-compassion to navigate these seasons of...

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Episode 88: Navigating Transitions—What to Do When Change Stirs up Anxiety, Uncertainty, or Confusion

By Alison Cook | February 1, 2024

What do you do when life feels disorienting or uncertain? Maybe a relationship ends, you change jobs, or your children no longer need you in the same way. Change is disorienting. We don’t always recognize the value in slowing down to process these in between places-when we’ve left something (or someone) behind but aren’t yet...

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Episode 87: A Surprising Way to Break Free From Self-Criticism & Comparing Yourself to Others

By Alison Cook | January 25, 2024

Do you feel like others are doing better than you? Do you struggle with an inner critic? Do you see the strengths in others, but struggle to see them in yourself? This episode will empower you. I’ve personally seen the harm that negative comparison can do, and I’m passionate about helping you escape its trap....

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Episode 86: Embracing Conflict—Why It’s Essential & 4 Simple Ways to Tackle It

By Alison Cook | January 18, 2024

Conflict is a part of every relationship. It’s normal to disagree from time to time- even (especially!) with the people you love the most. Yet so many of us fear conflict and do all we can to avoid it. In today’s episode, I show you how to transform conflict into an opportunity for growth. Here’s...

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Episode 85: The Goal of a Healthy Family & 6 Roles We Take On In Dysfunction

By Alison Cook | January 11, 2024

It’s hard to lead a family. It’s even harder when you didn’t experience health in your own family as a child. Today, I’m walking you through what a healthy family looks like and what happens when it gets out of balance. This is a practical, non-shaming guide to identifying what’s working in your family and...

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Episode 84: The Truth About Happiness and 4 Proven Ways to Feel Happier

By Alison Cook | January 4, 2024

Most of us want to be happier, but we don’t even know what true happiness means! We walk around feeling unmotivated, stuck, and unsure of our next steps. The truth is that the path to happiness is just a few steps away. In today’s episode, I’m walking you through exactly what happiness is and exactly...

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Episode 83: How to Turn Anger, Sadness, and Fear Into Powerful Allies

By Alison Cook | December 21, 2023

Most people feel anger, sadness, or fear at some point during the day. It’s normal to feel these emotions. The question is, what will you do when they show up: Will you let them sabotage you? Or will you turn them into your allies? In today’s episode, I teach you the skills you need to...

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Episode 82: Why We Overreact—How Big Emotions Can Help You Unburden Past Hurts

By Alison Cook | December 14, 2023

We all over-react at times. I know I do! Maybe someone is late, and you get really angry instead of a little annoyed. Or your colleague gives you constructive feedback, and you feel decimated inside. You don’t know why you had such a big reaction. What if your “overreactions” are actually clues to unpack? In...

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Episode 81: Finding God Through Your Feelings—How to Practice the Presence of God No Matter What You’re Feeling

By Alison Cook | December 7, 2023

If you’re struggling to feel connected spiritually or stuck in negative emotions, you’re in good company. Research shows that 9 out of 10 people struggle with stress during the holidays. In today’s episode, I walk you through my simple but life-changing strategy for unlocking spiritual connection and experiencing more of God’s loving presence. Here’s what...

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