The Freedom From Empty Podcast

The Freedom From Empty Podcast

Hosted by: Booth Andrews

Every other week, I explore the effects of stress, burnout and trauma on our health, well-being, relationships, and organizations, communities and - more importantly - share actionable strategies and tools we can use...


6 Steps for Stress Management and Burnout Prevention

Episode #49

You feel overwhelmed, anxious, stressed and chronically depleted. Constant change and uncertainty is wearing you thin. You want to feel better, but you don't know how. And you certainly don't have the energy to do it...
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On Filters and Lenses

Episode #48

Not too long ago my filter came off. And (this time) I couldn’t blame it on fatigue. I was in a SAFE space. And the space of that relationship made all the difference. Safe places to be seen, in all of our beauty and...
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On "Special" Moments

Episode #47

In this episode I reflect on the pressure we put on ourselves (and often on others) for certain moments or experiences to be “special” or “perfect”. And the more tightly we hold on to our own construct, the more...
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On Puppies and Humans

Episode #46

Watching the newness of everything through a puppy’s eyes and in contrast to the pain that is boiling over in our world right now, I am reminded that one of the ways in which we have learned to deflect and...
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What is a Trauma Informed Workplace?

Episode #44

In Episode 43 of the podcast, I began to make the case for why workplaces should be thinking about the impact of trauma on their workforce--which  ultimately translates to their organization’s profits and...
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Episode #45

The product of transformation is beautiful. The journey is messy and hard. In this episode I share observations about the process of transformation and tips for supporting yourself through the journey.
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Making a Case for Trauma-Informed Workplaces

Episode #43

I recorded this episode when we were already living with the impact of a global pandemic, but before the death of George Floyd. Before the effects of trauma--the impact of centuries of both overt and covert violence...
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Understanding the Personal Impact of Trauma

Episode #42

We have not been taught to recognize the impact of trauma on our individual and collective well-being. This episode explores how trauma can translate into individual behaviors. You might be surprised what you learn. 
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Leading Through Crisis

Episode #41

What your people need right now, and by “people” I mean your teams, organizations, families and friends, is for you to show up as the highest and best version of yourself; someone who is grounded, non-reactive,...
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T is for Trauma

Episode #40

Some of us are not on the front lines of the COVID19 battle right now, but as therapist Aundi Kolber writes in her book Try Softer “many of us, at some point or another, have had experiences that felt so overwhelming...
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7 Tips for Coping with Anxiety and Supporting Your Well-Being in a Crisis (and Beyond)

Season #2 Episode #39

You can't sleep. Maybe your chest is pounding. Or you were on the phone with your boss or client and couldn't find the right words. In the midst of a global pandemic, our fight or flight response is on overdrive, and...
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8 Tips for Setting Boundaries for Better Relationships

Episode #37

Setting and holding clear boundaries allows us to support our well-being and the well-being of those around us. When I reflect on my own crash and burn, I can see clearly that my lack of boundaries led me to push...
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