62: New Beginnings

Do you use the new year as an opportunity to reset? The last year has been one of much introspection for Aurora as she connected more with her intuition to guide her in her next steps to best meet the diverse needs of her audience. 

This week on Embracing Intensity, she is exited to share what she has in store for 2018!

In this episode, Aurora shares:

  • About her business journey so far. 
  • How she started to move away from what she thought she "should do" to listening to what felt intuitively aligned.
  • Why it's important to occasionally step away and unplug for a while. 
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60: Intense Rest

Do you cycle between sprinting and then crashing? As intense people we have a tendency to go all in and then crash when we hit the finish line, but what happens when there's not a finish line?

This week, Aurora shares:

  • How stepping back from busyness can help us come back with better systems in place to be more productive.
  • Encouragement for you to rest and take care of yourself during the holiday season.
  • Why she's taking a month break from the podcast to rest and regroup. 
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58: Intense Power

Have you ever felt afraid of your own power? This week Aurora shares about an experience she had this week that that brought up this quote from Marianne Williamson:

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be?"

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54: Celebrating 1 Year

This week we celebrate the one year anniversary of the Embracing Intensity Podcast!

In this episode, Aurora shares:

  • Lessons learned from a year of doing the Embracing Intensity Podcast.
  • How the podcast is evolving into the next year. 
  • Other ways she is shifting her work to better meet the needs of her audience and align with her goals.
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52: Riding the Wave

Have you ever tried to force a wave? How'd that work out for you? When we are faced with intense emotions or uncertainty, it is tempting to push towards or against things, when it might be more effective to just ride the wave.

In this week's episode, Aurora shares:

  • About times she has faced the urge to force things.
  • What inspired her to "surf the waves."
  • Some of the fun things she has coming up at Quinn Mountain Retreat. 


Ignite Your Power Group Program


Tarot Workshop


Find Your Superpower


League of Excitable Women


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49: What Really Matters

Have you ever had an experience that made you questioned what really matters in life? Aurora did when she had to gather up her possessions for a fire evacuation. This week, we break the pattern a bit with a new emergency solo episode.

In this episode, Aurora shares:

  • Her own fire evacuation story that happened last week. 
  • The scariest moment that made her realize what really matters. 
  • How you can still join the Harness Your Power Challenge, that starts today, to help build your tools for stress management and emotional regulation. 


Team Podcast

Harness Your Power Challenge

Find Your Superpower

League of Excitable Women on Facebook

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48: Harnessing Intensity

Do you want to help change the world, but burn yourself out in the process? You are not alone! This week, Aurora shares how it looks when you are making the most of your intensity. In order to do your best work in the world, you need to make the most of your intensity without crashing and burning.

This week:

  • Aurora shares how each of the 5 excitabilities look when well harnessed, as well as when out of control or suppressed.
  • Why it's important to harness these intensities. 
  • How you can join her upcoming free Harness Your Power Challenge and build your toolbox to stay in the harnessed zone. 


Harness Your Power Challenge

Find Your Superpower Lessons


46: Intense Parenting

Is being a parent everything you expected? With Aurora's background and skills in education and behavior supports, you'd think she'd be much more prepared for parenting than she was.

Parenting always brings surprises, but parenting an intense child as an intense parent adds additional challenges - especially as a single parent most of the time. 

In this episode:

  • Aurora shares the early signs that she had an intense child. 
  • Some of the challenges she found along the way.
  • The most important things she's learned over 9 years of intense parenting.
  • Her own next next steps in refining this whole parenting thing. 


League of Excitable Women

Find Your Superpower

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44: Intense Families

Were you the black sheep of the family or from a family of black sheep? So many intense and creative people grow up feeling like few people "get them." Aurora was fortunate to have a whole family who mostly understood her. 

In this week's episode she shares lessons learned on how to survive and thrive in an intense family, including:

  • 4 keys to successfully navigate intense families. 
  • How instead of bringing home stray dogs, they brought home stray people. 
  • The power of open communication. 


League of Excitable Women


Find Your Superpower


Embracing Intensity Unconference


43: Using Your Fire Without Burning Out with Jenny Shih

Has the world ever sent you the message that you are too overbearing? Has your passion come across as pushy or uncaring? For Intense women, we walk a tight line between being true to ourselves and communicating effectively. When the world is already sending women the message that they need to take up less space, to be mild and meek, Intense Women have the ability to make a change. We simply need to change the terms.

If you are ready to stop these mixed messages, then take a leaf out of Jenny Shih’s book. Jenny left her run-of-the-mill corporate job to pursue a job where she could make her own rules. Now, she uses her fire to equip women to start a business on their own terms. She believes that success is as unique as you are. This week, Jenny and Aurora share the ways that they have developed their business savvy while using their fire without burning out.

In this episode:

  • Jenny’s inspiring business coaching philosophy.
  • Exploring healthy habits for introverts.
  • Knowing and trusting yourself and your feelings.
  • Jenny’s quiet time habits to help her pay attention to her body and her mind.
  • Harnessing creative fire with coaching systems.
  • The power of social media.

Jenny Recommends

The Power of Now Eckhart Tolle

Jenny’s Website


Jenny’s Free 6 Week Success Without Sacrifice Course


Join the League of Excitable Women


Sign up for the Free Find Your Superpower Course