The Wellness Revolution Podcast with Amber Shaw

TWR 201: The Dance of Work-Life Balance and Self-Prioritization with Naketa Ren Thigpen

Navigating the dance of work-life balance, relationships, and prioritizing yourself can be a challenging process – one that can make you feel like you are losing sight of who you are. As a clinical social worker, trauma specialist, relationship expert, and sexologist, Amber’s guest Naketa dives into the intricate dance of relationships and work, showing us how prioritizing oneself and creating boundaries can lead to a healthier, more fulfilled life.

In this episode, Naketa opens up about her work with power couples and potent individuals. She shares profound insights on the necessity of prioritizing yourself and creating boundaries to avoid resentment and burnout. Naketa talks about emotional expression, shifting life patterns, and how somatic therapy can anchor us in achieving balance. This talk sheds light on the repercussions of having the wrong boundaries, such as sleep deprivation, brain fog, and a stunted creative process. 

Naketa and Amber also tackle the challenge of confronting our origin stories and the guilt that often comes along. Naketa enlightens us with the power of self-forgiveness and sheds light on the process of self-reflection for growth. She explains how to integrate intentional selfishness into your relationships and making your needs known. This episode is an important reminder to honor your needs and bring them into your relationships. 

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Key Highlights

  • Finding Balance in Relationships and Work
  • Exploring Emotional Expression and Shifting Patterns
  • Personal Boundaries
  • Overcoming Shame and Finding Self-Awareness
  • Integrating Selfishness in Relationships

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