35: Finding Your Path of Healing and Transformation (with Judy Tsuei)
Early in life Judy Tsuei tried hard to control everything, a form of self protection, but after developing a severe eating disorder Judy knew she needed to change or die. After letting go of her emotional pain using the “Feel it To Heal It” method, Judy embarked on a journey to discover her own path – the things that bring her genuine happiness. Judy shares her story of growth and also adapting her identity a bit after she became a mama 2 years ago. Listen and learn how Judy is living a vibrant and happy life today largely because she has let go of that control and all the “shoulds” that plagued her for years and is finding her own path of happiness.
Judy moved from Kauai in Hawaii to pursue van living with her little `ohana (family) and she's the proud mama of an almost 2-year old named Wilder Love Fox. They're currently in Idaho on the way to Austin, TX to possibly plant roots for a little while. Along the way, she authored a highly reviewed book, Meditations for Mamas: You Deserve to Feel Good, now available on Amazon, and offers nurturing coaching programs for new mamas in the way of mini-retreats you can do from the comfort of your own home, as well as one-on-one support in the 4th Trimester, so mamas can thrive as they find their identities again.
Nuggets of Wisdom from Judy:
“When something goes wrong in your life, just yell, ‘Plot twist!' and move on.”
“I beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and to try to love the questions themselves as if they were locked rooms or books written in a very foreign language. Don't search for the answers which could not given to you now because you will not be able to live them. And the point is to live everything, live the questions now. Perhaps then someday far in the future, you will gradually without even noticing it, live your way into the answer.” ~Rainer Maria Rilke
“You really have to feel it to heal it.”
“The only way to get to that genuinely happy place is if you allow all the shadow-side things to exist with it.”
“Because I have experienced such a depth of pain, I know I also have the capacity to really feel that joy. To feel like more joy than I can imagine because you know, I was a really sensitive person and I believe in balance, I believe in all of that. And since, having my daughter and all of that.. it is totally true. If you told me that my life would look like like it does now
versus when I was at the lowest point of my life, I would have never believed you and walked away from you.”
“Each person is unique… For every single person on this planet, they have their own unique path towards enlightenment. So, you have your own unique path to joy. Someone else has theirs. And it is really about allowing yourself to explore that.”
Some of Judy‘s Favorite Things:
Personal habit: “It is balance. It is really remembering why I am working so hard just to be able to spend time with my family and that I tend to be by nature, one of those people who likes to work a lot, I really like to be creative, I really like
to build things and putting in those breaks and really turning off the phone, not being distracted is so valuable and replenishing yourself, so you can have fresh perspective and come back back at it renewed.”
Easy meal: “Roasting a chicken and making a quick side of veggies.”
Possession: “Bodum – personal French press that is stainless steel”
Judy's Favorite Book: Creating Money: Attracting Abundance by Sanaya Roman
Best advice received: “The only thing that will ever hold you back from your success in life is your own fear. That's it, just your own fear. ”
Judy's Happiness Formula:
“I am happiest when I am being creative, kind and generous, moving my body and [being in] nature and loving on my family. ”
A Challenge from Judy:
“Really observe the self-talk that you might have without judgement.”
Meditations for Mamas: You Deserve to Feel Good by Judy Tsuei
Bodum – personal French press that is stainless steel
Creating Money: Attracting Abundance by Sanaya Roman
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Jen Riday is a mom of 6 and life coach who loves to help women experience massive happiness as they let go of stress, sadness or other chronic emotions of negativity.
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