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The B-side of Holidays with Mike Warren

December 20, 2022

The B-side of Holidays with Mike Warren

The holidays are, for most people, a reason to gather with their loved ones and celebrate. But for many people, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are two of the most triggering weeks of the year.

In today’s episode, Mike Warren visits us to talk about the side of the holidays no one wants to discuss: a lot of people suffer during this time of the year. Mike is an Executive Coach at ATI, and an active member of the Christian recovery group, Celebrate Recovery.

Mike brings our attention to the other side of the holidays, how they affect those dealing with addictions, the loss of a loved one, or even those just trying to avoid unhealthy foods. He also talks about how the expectations around the holidays are massive triggers for many people and the importance of establishing solid and healthy boundaries.

Plus, Mike shares some tips for practicing acceptance, serving others, and much more.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Some of the reasons why holidays are tough for many people (4:55)
  • Sometimes, people from our family of origin are the most difficult people to deal with (9:31)
  • We don’t have to participate in every discussion we are invited to (13:30)
  • The multiple benefits of practicing gratitude (21:40)
  • Why we should stop glamourizing alcohol (26:20)


Jimmy Lea | Product Evangelist at KUKUI

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Barney Fein

Take it to the Max with Kim, her peddle to the metal energy and insight will spark your business success!

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Amy Rookwood

Never would have thought a podcast by an auto repair shop would have such useful information for a life coach! Kim is open, unconventional and totally easy to listen to. Loved her background story and this non-auto-centered woman can’t wait to hear more!


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