Episode 178

EP 178-What Drives You?

What drives you? This week I’m unpacking this question on a deep level. Having worked with other busy, high-achieving women for a few years now, I’ve come to the conclusion that our own addictive tendencies are often rooted in being addicted to stress and being driven to success to avoid dealing with the parts of our lives that are painful and feels unsafe.

We use our drive and our successes as a way to hide from our trauma, pain, or our own sense of lack of worth and keep ourselves safe by pushing to new heights, all while not wholly being engaged in our own lives.



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Alex Swenson-Ridley

Dr. Alex Swenson-Ridley DC, NBC-HWC, AMP helps successful women leaders overcome Selfless Syndrome and transform from overwhelmed, overworked, and overweight to vibrant, energized and on fire. She is a wife, mom, stepmom, entrepreneur, retired chiropractor and women's health coach and consultant who has learned the necessity of finding balance in our own lives to truly be and stay healthy. Now she helps other women do the same and overcome the health challenges that arise from ignoring ourselves for too long.