This week, we are talking about the intersection between loss and transformation. Whether you experience transformation in your career, or due to loss, or trauma – it has a profound effect. In fact, my guest, Cyndie Spiegel, talks about how loss can shift who we are and therefore, we must learn to understand our relationship to the world as the person we are today. In this episode, we also explore the concept of micro joys and positivity versus toxic positivity.
Cyndie Spiegel is a born storyteller–turned–writer; she’s an aspirational voice and an igniter of powerful conversation around self-acceptance, integrity, and joy. She is the founder of Dear Grown Ass Women, an inclusive and highly relatable social community for women 35+, and she is also the author of A Year of Positive Thinking.
- Cyndie shares openly about compound grief and loss she experienced in 2020 and how it changed how she approaches her work and life (3:39)
- “Micro Joys,” and how are they useful (11:33)
- Advice for women on the precipice of a big change (14:44)
- The line between helpful positivity and toxic positivity (28:09)
- “Dear Grown Ass Woman” for women 35+. (32:28)
- “You deserve to touch joy even when you are struggling.” (37:49)
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Cyndie Spiegel is a born storyteller–turned–writer; she’s an aspirational voice and an igniter of powerful conversation around self-acceptance, integrity, and joy. She is a former fashion executive, adjunct professor at Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology, and holds a masters of professional studies. She is also a TEDx speaker and a certified yoga and meditation teacher. Her honest storytelling, vulnerable self-inquiry, and penchant for swear words have made her a sought-after speaker for conferences, brands, and organizations, and she has been featured in publications such as Forbes, Glamour, Teen Vogue, and HuffPost. She currently lives in New Jersey with her (very handsome) photographer husband, two cats, way too many patterns, and an excessive number of houseplants. She is the founder of Dear Grown Ass Women, an inclusive and highly relatable social community for women 35+, and she is also the author of A Year of Positive Thinking.