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Overcoming Negative Self-Talk and Tuning Into Your Highest Self

Women often find it difficult to make time for themselves and to explore the things they enjoy. On the podcast today, mindfulness and wellness expert Randi Zinn offers refreshing insight into how to let our natural inclinations guide us and why it is important to do this. As a result of her diverse life experiences, Randi is able to connect with and understand others, and she shares what she knows with us today. Randi notes that since we are products of a patriarchal society, we have to start small and not expect to transform ourselves overnight.

As well as working with individuals, Randi enjoys group work because she believes community is incredibly powerful. Sharing our stories with one another can be very healing and it can effectively combat the noise associated with being human. Randi notes that letting people know they matter and are safe is a gift.

Initially, Randi’s work focused on women who had just become moms, but she soon realized that the need for self-discovery and living authentically applied to most women, so she now serves all women who desire more abundance. During this conversation, Randi discusses her own unique journey connecting with her authenticity, how she began this work, and what she has seen women struggle with most. She also shares some tips on how to overcome negative self-talk and self-perception. Randi shares several nuggets of wisdom in this episode, and you won’t want to miss it.

Key Highlights:

  • How do we make time for play, joy, and creativity, and why do we need to do it?
  • How we as women are taught not to choose ourselves and to put ourselves last
  • How Randi defines prioritizing yourself, some exercises we can try, and why it is important.
  • The power of authenticity, honesty, and love
  • Even when we are good at what we do, things don’t always work out 
  • How Randi started working with women around authenticity 
  • Slowing down, rejecting failure, and looking inwards
  • What Randi is doing to reconnect with her personal brand and become more authentic
  • In the absence of the resources to pause work, what do people do?
  • Using your voice and giving yourself permission to be imperfect

Episode Quotes:

There are always going to be people who have to work multiple jobs to put food on the table, pay the rent and take care of their families. We understand that. Even within those scenarios, there are pivots and choices that are possible. – Randi

You become a part of the circle when you let yourself in. – Randi

We are very convinced that something not working means we’ve failed … sometimes something blocking your path isn’t blocking, it’s actually gearing you in a direction you’re supposed to be going in or protecting you from something that might not have served your highest good if you continued down that path. – Randi

I have to be comfortable with disappointing people if I’m doing something that I know I need to do. – Randi

Anytime I share something that is authentic and I think I shouldn’t or I think it’s going to impact me in a negative way, just the opposite happens. – Molly

About Randi Zinn

Randi Zinn is an author, mindfulness and wellness expert, podcast host, and founder of the Woman of Abundance Mentorship Program, the Going Beyond Movement, and Beyond Mom. The Going Beyond movement grants women permission to step in, step up, and enter a curious dialogue with their life. Her platform offers: The Woman of Abundance Mentorship program, The Going Beyond Podcast, community building events, dynamic social media storytelling, and retreats for women.

She is a regularly featured expert interviewed by the media, and has been featured in Women@Forbes, HuffPost, The New York Times, Well+Good, MindBodyGreen, Elephant Journal, Cheddar, FOX5 NY, Great Day Washington, The Honest Company Blog, and many more.

She is a certified yoga instructor through Laughing Lotus NY and has taught since 2008. 

Randi’s book Going Beyond Mom- How to Activate Your Mind, Body & Business After Baby was published in September 2017.

Connect with Randi Zinn

Instagram: @randizinn 

You can sign up for Randi’s newsletters or get one of her meditations for free on her website,

About Molly Carmel

Molly is a leading addiction and eating disorder therapist and the founder of the Beacon Program, which offers individual and group solutions to help people break free from their destructive relationships with food and dieting. She is also the author of ‘Breaking up with Sugar’ and the host of ‘What You’re Craving’ Podcast.

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