43 Change, a Van and Self Care with Stacy Fisher

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My guest on episode 43 of the Difficult Happens podcast, Stacy Fisher, experienced a drastic life change that transformed the way that she sees the world and resulted in a drastic shift in how she lives her life.

On Independence Day 2018, after the end of her marriage, Stacy took off in a Sprinter Van for a cross-country trip that unfolded into a journey of self-discovery resulting in a fulfilling career helping others live a life full of joy.

Stacy is the founder of Living Upp, a lifestyle design company that offers unique planning & design tools for people who want to do life differently. Stacy is an author, speaker and lifestyle consultant with 18+ years of experience in the healthcare industry as a registered dietitian, where she’s worked with large companies such as Dell, Boeing, and Nike. Individuals and organizations hire Stacy to teach them how to create customized lifestyle plans using her 8-dimensional framework so they can save money on healthcare, be in greater service others, and experience more joy.

For a full transcript of the podcast click here.

Episode Summary;

  • Stacy has identified 8 dimensions to self-care. They spell out the word self-care. They are;
    • Systemic
    • Emotive
    • Luminescent
    • Financial
    • Cognitive
    • Aptitudinal
    • Relational and
    • Environmental
  • We often excel in some areas and neglect others.
  • Many of them overlap and when focusing on one you can incorporate the others.
  • With a new year comes motivation and pressure to do, be and accomplish more. This can set us up for failure.
  • Life is full of ups and downs, full of change. Both expected and unexpected. Having a solid self-care routine or at the least, an awareness of the different self-care dimensions can help us weather the storms of change.
  • Without self-care, difficult situations can lead us to destructive numbing strategies.
  • Self-care helps build resilience by navigating difficult times with positive coping skills.
  • Having a thoughtful self-care routine helps us to know ourselves better which leads to our expression of our best self.
  • A self-care survival plan will help you during the ‘heavy’ times such as the loss of a loved one, a divorce, a job change.
  • Sometimes shutting down is part of self-care.
  • Self-care is whatever you say it is for you.
  • Healing is a process of coming home to you.
  • You have to “feel the feels” shut down if necessary and then create something to look forward to.
  • There is a Secret Gift in Every Emotion (free series) It is important to feel the feeling and know why it showed up and what we are to learn from it.
  • There is a Dialectical Behavioral Therapy presupposition, an assumption “People may not have caused all of our own problems, but they have to solve them anyway.” (People have to change their own behavioral responses and later their environment for their life to change.)
  • Personal development is necessary for professional development.
  • Assessments are one way that we can grow both personally and professionally. The KOLBE, The DISC, The Enneagram, Strengths-Finder & Fascinate.
  • Many of us fear the unknown.
  • There is power in how we phrase what we want. Phrase it in such a way that you know why you want it and what it will feel like when you have it.

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