Break Down. Wake Up. podcast – 011 – Discovering Safety and Wisdom Within the Body with Elisabeth Kristof


Elisabeth Kristof had poured herself into her business for years until she lost it. It was then when she realized that she had also lost herself in the process of vigorously building the company, losing both identity and her health. But it was in the search for solutions to her partner’s unexpected diagnosis of cancer where she found a new perspective on her approach to business and life – from seeking safety and value outside of herself to getting back to basics and listening to her body.

In this episode, we explore how the tendency to attach our personal value to our businesses or professions can push us to overwork ourselves, the body’s incredible creative ways to bring itself back into a state of balance and safety, and how trauma works itself both through the body and through our relationships.

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The Break Down. Wake Up. Season 1 podcast is sponsored by JAEC Foundation: Rethinking Mental Health.