Melia talks to our dear friend Katie, a therapist, about her personal development journey – and the practices she uses to be more contented, joyful, and fulfilled in her life.
Today’s episode is a little different. We often mention our dear friend Katie, who has transformed herself over the years from a melancholy teenager into a contented adult. After healing past traumas and learning to practice radical acceptance through years of therapy, she became a therapist herself. Now she helps her clients make the same kinds of positive changes in their lives.
When Katie visited Jackson this summer, Melia insisted that she share her secrets, the practices that help her find happiness within herself, in the here and now. She tells us how cognitive-behavioral techniques — choosing our thoughts and actions — can change not only our feelings in the moment, but also our overall sense of happiness and fulfillment.
We hope that you’ll find these takeaways especially helpful during this busy holiday season, when our many commitments can feel less than jolly. You can contact Katie via podcast[at]semitogether.com, and she is taking new clients based in California and Minnesota, via teletherapy.
Get In Touch
What resonates with you in this conversation? In which ways have you evolved since you were a teenager?Email us at podcast[at]semitogether.com or send us a voice memo.
Subscribe to the Semi-Together newsletter and check out past issues. You can also support the podcast through Patreon at patreon.com/semitogether.
- Awareness, by Anthony de Mello
- The Unplanned Career: How to Turn Curiosity Into Opportunity, by Kathleen Mitchell
- When Things Fall Apart, by Pema Chodron
- Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl
- Feeling Good, by David Burns
- Grit, by Angela Duckworth
- Eckhart Tolle
- Byron Katie
- The Curiosity-Driven Life: Elizabeth Gilbert on Oprah’s Super-Soul Conversations
- The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons From the World’s Happiest People, by Dan Buettner