121: Learning to Love Yourself with the "Queen of Ease" Shannon Meade

Can you look in the mirror and say, “I love you”? Today’s guest explains why this is important, along with cultivating a passion for lifelong learning and learning that you can’t carry the negative emotions of those around you. Dive in deep with us!

Shannon Meade is a homeschooling mom of two boys who is a Pacific Northwest native but also a global traveler. Most recently, she took her family to Thailand for 14 months to provide space and time for them all to be together and to provide her husband a respite from his busy career as a 911 dispatcher. As the “Queen of Ease,” Shannon offers workshops and speaks to women about their inner critic and ways to foster better relationships with themselves.

Learning to Love Yourself with the "Queen of Ease" Shannon Meade

Show HIghlights:

  • Shannon’s intense passion for being a learner, embracing new ideas, and understanding and connecting people to the resources they need

  • Why Shannon loves “slow traveling” to get a feel for other environments

  • Shannon’s intensity in getting fired up about things and not letting them go

  • How she’s learned not to carry other people’s emotions and to let heavy emotions go

  • Shannon’s cultural factors that affected her intensity in childhood

  • With a bipolar dad, she had to tone down and tune out to tiptoe around his mood swings

  • How she would “push buttons” on purpose just so she could have some control over family meltdowns and blowups

  • How Shannon’s intensity got out of control with interactions with her sister

  • How Shannon sees the gift in her intensity and can speak to others’ needs for insight and resources

  • How Shannon harnessed the power of her intensity by working with a hypnotherapist and life coach

  • How this podcast and a book by Suzanne Mathis McQueen helped Shannon

  • How Shannon learned to let go of the “shoulds”

  • How Shannon uses her fire in a positive way by engaging as a learner

  • Shannon’s work in hosting retreats and speaking to women’s groups

  • How we can overcome the polarizing effect by finding similarities and common threads with others

  • Why you should say “I love you” to yourself

Resources:

Find Shannon Meade, Queen of Ease on Facebook

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks

The Joy of Genius by Gay Hendricks

4 Seasons in 4 Weeks by Suzanne Mathis McQueen

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk, MD

The Gift of Dyslexia by Ronald D. Davis and Eldon M. Braun

Dyslexic Advantage by Brock L. Eide, MD, M.A.

Music was a safe way for me to be artistic without raising any eyebrows. ~ Shannon Meade
Learning to Love Yourself with the "Queen of Ease" Shannon Meade
The value I place on connection and compassion drives my passion for understanding. ~ Shannon Meade