Has there ever been a better time to decide what our lives should look like? We are emerging from a once-in-a-century cataclysm where our lives were upended, our communities remade and our priorities readjusted. Now as the call to return to “normal” grows more insistent, we get to ask the question: what does “normal” look like? Did the old normal serve me? What do I want my new normal to be? And what will that mean for my career, my community, and my family? These are the fundamental questions to building our lives – and now, rebuilding them. As a therapist and coach, Shoshanna Hecht has been wrestling with these very questions in her practice – and now, on this podcast. With guests from all walks of life including media, culture, politics, tech, business & activism, Shoshanna examines the overlap of our goals, relationships, boundaries and priorities, and how we can navigate them all with self-awareness and intention. What do we want our lives to look like? Welcome to Your New Life Blend.
When should we listen to our fear? What is it trying to tell us? Author and podcast host Farnoosh Torabi grapples with that question in her new book, “A Healthy State of Panic,” in which she tells her own story navigating her fear in her own life, and using it as crucial intel for decision-making, boundary-setting and goal-chasing. As the founder and host of the award-winning podcast “So Money” podcast, Farnoosh also knows well how handling our fears and anxieties around money can make the difference between holding us back – or helping us forward.
In this episode of “Your New Life Blend,” host Shoshanna Hecht talks to Farnooosh about how fear can help illuminate our values and priorities; reveal what we refuse to risk, and why; and help us realize what we are capable of.