(ep. 011) Self-Worth Strength Training with Ivy LaClair

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January 16, 2019

Last week, I had the startling realization that I had been letting my inner critic tell me I couldn’t do certain things for several days. A few years ago, this wouldn’t have been anything new. However, I’ve spent the past few years building my self-worth muscle and it’s because of that work that I was able to eventually recognize the inner critic and set aside.

The goal of the work I’ll be discussing in this week’s audio workshop is not to get rid of the inner critic. The goal is to learn how to acknowledge and address the inner critic in a way that’s compassionate and to set it aside so that you’re making decisions from your inner wisdom.

What you'll hear in this episode:

  • The recent experience with my inner critic that inspired this audio workshop

  • Why the more you try to accomplish your goals and achieve your dreams, the more your inner critic is going to try and sabotage you

  • The importance of cultivating a relationship with your inner mentor

  • How I personally build up my emotional strength

  • Suggestions for self-worth strength training exercises you can put into practice in your own life



  • I build my self-worth muscle every day.


  • What simple ways can you practice building up your self-worth muscle and your ability to set aside the inner critic?

  • How can you speak kindly to yourself, set boundaries, give yourself permission to have fun, or take some time for self-care?


  • Practice noticing when the inner critic comes up and name it.

  • Whenever the inner critic shows up, practice taking a deep breath and saying something kind to yourself.


Links and Resources:

Reference Material:
Mind Climate | Episode 010: The Connection Between Daily Movement and a Positive Mind Climate with Lily Fontas
Tara Mohr’s Book | Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create, and Lead

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