Making Space with Jen Pillipow

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What does safety have to do with authenticity?

Season 1, Ep. 2

In this episode I explore some of the obstacles and barriers to revealing our authenticity, which mainly stem from not feeling safe.


Our subconscious minds mistakenly believe that our authentic selves aren't good enough, acceptable, or allowable. It then "protects" us by creating personality layers like perfectionism and people pleasing, which help us fit in but cause a lot of emotional turmoil. We forget we aren't meant to "fit in". We're meant to be different and share our unique perspectives and voice.



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GO AND MAKE SOME SPACE FOR YOURSELF


As with all my work (and well, most everything), please listen with consideration of context, nuance, and discernment. 


This podcast is recorded in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on Treaty 6 Territory the traditional land of the Cree people and the homeland of the Métis Nation. If you’re not sure whose land you’re on I invite you to get curious by visiting native-land.ca. 


Podcast music by Elliot Middleton "An Exciting Future"

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The People Pleasing Layer

Season 1, Ep. 4
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