That a sex trafficking victim is often raped 10-20 times a day, so in a period of 6 months that’s anywhere between 1,800 to 3,600 times? What about the fact that at around 20 years of age, after a lifetime of her body being purchased at the price of a cup of coffee, she is simply released, for she is no longer fresh and thus deemed useless in the trafficking industry?
How about the fact that whenever a girl is rescued from sex trafficking, that another is plucked from for her life to replace her, and that rescuing while a miracle in itself, doesn’t end the problem?
Out of all the 100’s of organisations in Cambodia, none of them at this point, focus on prevention alone in a systemised, focused way. Except, Free To Shine. Free To Shine is a child protection organisation preventing children from being trafficked into the commercial sex industry, in Cambodia.
Nicky Mih is such a powerful, humble and inspiration being. She teaches us that you do not need to know how to do something great, to do something great. You get a big enough reason and your how's work out.
My favourite parts of today - all of it. Wisdom for a 100 years of life, show up in this interview.
Loads and loads and loads more
And, don't bloody forget to just be you.
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The moment I want introduced this woman, I knew I needed her on the show. There are at least three one lines in this interview that hit me right in the soul.
Emily Anne Peterson is the kind of woman that people make movies about.
Emily is a bravery expert.
Her life is jaw dropping. Well, more correctly, the way she chooses to live it is. The way she has dealt with one of the most confronting experiences that one could face; having (what seemed like her entire purpose) stripped from her. The woman also did a TEDx talk. Another reason why she is my hero.
She was once a full-time cellist and cello teacher. But in December of 2013, she was diagnosed with a degenerative, hereditary, neurological tremor in her right hand, her bow hand.
She called it her other biological clock.
As you can imagine, it was shattering news for her. Of course, she handled it like a boss.
And this is exactly why you need to listen to this episode. There comes a time in all our lives where we are faced with a make or break moment.
We learn so much from how Emily managed not only an eating disorder, but a tremor that brought her dreams (at the time) to a halt.
My fav take aways in this episode:
- What to do when life falls apart
- Where to go from rock bottom and the slow but simple journey out of darkness
- It's okay to not be okay, for more than a few days, even months
- How bravery and courage aren't how to sound
- How to recovery and still work through the impulses and battle of an eating dis-order
- How to be brave and courageous, no matter what
- How to turn your devastations into life transformation
- How our life purpose is fluid
- That break downs are breakthroughs, and how to do the work (yes we must work) to get through
- What vulnerability, bravery and courage have to do with being an artist (of your life) and that there is no other way
So yeah, it was amazing. Enjoy and please, connect with Em and let us know what you thought my rating this episode and leaving us a comment about how it helped you!
Love love love,
Emily has an incredible Podcast, Bare Naked Bravery, and we totally shared wine and mimosa's and backed up interviewing each other. All the links to her goodness are below
Spirituality for Dummies
In this episode I interviewed someone close to my heart and my life, my very first and only mediation teacher (besides myself course).
It saved, my arse, every single time I thought I was going to lose my shit…
It’s like a condom, kind of just sits in your back pocket seemingly useless, until you need it and then BAM! It’s a fucking life saver.
When my mum passed
When I broke up with my boyfriend of three years
When I got a $3000 unexpected bill at Christmas
When I looked in the mirror and realised my skin was breaking out from cortisol overdose
When I need to sleep
When I lost belief in myself.
Meditation is always there/here.
I drilled Kurt like a sergeant, and these are just some of the big bombs we drop in this episode:
I loved this interview because it actually makes me quite nervous. While I am deeply connected to a ‘spiritual’ part of myself, I don’t go blabbing about it much.
I feel that talking about how ‘spiritual’ you are, is similar with trying to tell yourself that YOU are ‘authentic’; when you do it, it dictates the opposite of it being true. That part of my life is just there, it’s me, and it’s how I think, feel and exist.
P.S. : Be Unfuckwithable - My Online Course
“I'm not far into the course, but I'm mindful that I'm doing this course for myself because I deserve to treat myself well and the little change I've already seen is more positive and motivating rhetoric going on in my head, rather than the negative 'I can't do this' story. Feels good and feels lighter?”
It’s changing things inside people and I love the weekly coaching sessions inside our forum – have you checked it out yet?
Umm, so. This was amazing.
My favourite interview - ever. I learnt bucket loads and it was very much a 'shoot the shit' kind of chat with this incredibly wise man, Mark Groves, about love.
Mark Groves is an expert in helping people navigate the emotional matrix to create deeper, more meaningful connections in life. Be is professionally, with yourself or with a partner.
You can connect with Mark here:
And, don't bloody forget to just be you.
P.S Check out my online Be Unfu*kwithable program here.