003: The Power of Your Story: Facing Your Past & Releasing Shame w/ Bridget Cook-Burch

Bridget Cook-Burch is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Selling Author, transformational speaker, and inspirational leader, advocating for the power of your own story. Today we are diving into where she has been, where she is now, where she is going and how you can own the words you are telling yourself.

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We dive into everything from how to face your trauma head-on, to opening up a safe place within yourself, to recognizing that you are not alone. It is possible to get rid of the stories you have been telling yourself that don’t serve you and create a new story, based on what you want.  Bridget is saying, “Enough of cutting away parts of ourselves in order to please others, it is time to embrace your wholeness and the messiness of being human, in order to find your ‘Golden Thread’.”

Bridget is an advocate for using your voice to find your own answers in life while letting go of shame and fear. Sometimes it is necessary to look yourself in the mirror in order to accept and embrace your vulnerabilities, and Bridget is that mirror for you today. Are you ready to embrace your story and find your goddess energy? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!


In This Episode

  • The link adoptees have with their bio-ancestry
  • Attaching yourself to the ‘Golden Thread’ to manifest your dreams
  • How to create and foster a safe space for yourself and others
  • The power of trauma and how you can not only survive, but thrive
  • Sharing your experience/messiness, to let others realize they are not alone



“There was this spark of prayer inside of me that said ‘I don’t want to die, I haven’t fulfilled the measure of my creation, I haven’t done what I’ve come to do. ‘ I didn’t know what that was, but I knew I hadn’t done it yet.” (6:29)

“I think part of the reason we are on the planet is to gain wholeness and to discover ourselves beyond the lies.” (10:35)

“When we heal from our past, we are in a unique position to actually become a leader on the planet.” (21:51)

“Being human is just messy. So I am going to make mistakes and I have made mistakes, but now I am going to be vulnerable and open about them; no longer worried about what other people think of me.” (28:13)

“You are meant to experience those emotions, and therefore you can do something very significant. And that is to put it down, to acknowledge it, and then rise beyond the story.” (40:51)



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Comments 2

  1. I listened to this and recognize the power of telling stories and being heard. I’m reminded again how much we need each other. Daring to share a story where we felt shamed or are afraid of feeling shamed and getting a different response as our planet moves towards more empathy and understanding is so healing!!

    1. It’s so true, Tahna. We do need one another to progress and find meaning and value. It is freaking hard to be transparent with our stories!

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