(ep. 008) Being Wisely Selfish with Sarah Marshank

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December 26, 2018

It’s the day after Christmas and that means many of us have likely spent the past few weeks thinking about others, volunteering, and getting gifts to make the ones we love feel appreciated and joyful. However, the new year is approaching and that’s a time when we tend to shift our focus back to our own goals. So, that makes this week the perfect time to introduce you to Sarah Marshank.

Sarah Marshank is founder of Selfistry; a company dedicated to educating, inspiring, and investigating human development. Selfistry refers to the artistry of the self, where authentic selfhood is treated as the foundation of a healthy community and being wisely selfish is the cornerstone of a whole and integrated self. It’s the concept of being wisely selfish that I find intriguing as we move closer to 2019 and that Sarah and I will be discussing today.

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • Sarah’s favorite thing about the work she’s doing with Selfistry

  • What it means to be wisely selfish and how it can impact our mind climate

  • The importance of taking ownership of the word “selfish” and not applying feelings of shame to it

  • How having a deeper understanding of yourself can help you gain or shift your perspective

  • The main pitfall one might experience when they begin practicing being wisely selfish

  • How being wisely selfish benefits those around you as well

  • What Sarah believes is the greatest gift we can give to all of humanity right now


Links and Resources:

Reference Material:
Sarah Marshank’s Website
Sarah Marshank’s Book | Being Selfish: My Journey from Escort to Monk to Grandmother

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