Accidental Badass
S3E5: I‘m a Sensitive Badass

S3E5: I‘m a Sensitive Badass

October 17, 2021

In this episode, we're talking about what it's like to finally accept that you're a sensitive person and why it's one of the most badass realizations you can make about yourself. 

The Accidental Badass (aka, Erin) talks through what it was like being the "Zero F*c&s Given" Cool Girl from her 20s and into her 40s. Then she realized that all of that ZFGing was really just projection and, in reality, she's really just been a highly sensitive person and am empath for most of her life. 

Enjoy the small trips into the rabbit holes of why people are the way they are and how we can become better humans if we were all willing to do this one thing.

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S3E4: Field Guide to Badassery: Navigating Rejection Fatigue

S3E4: Field Guide to Badassery: Navigating Rejection Fatigue

October 3, 2021

Do you have a threshold for how much rejection you can take in a day, a week, a month, or a year? Have you ever noticed what your mind and your body feel like after years of being turned down or turned away from things you wanted? I call the culmination of rejections and the mental exhaustion that goes with it "rejection fatigue." 

In this solo episode of the Accidental Badass podcast, I'm talking about rejection fatigue and how to navigate it. I talk about how to simultaneously put up walls while letting your guard down as well as pondering how other people cope with what can sometimes feel like constant rejection. The podcast wraps up with the idea that embracing rejection fatigue and being aware of its impact is one of the most badass things you can do for yourself. 

Enjoy the episode and be sure to check out the Accidental Badass Podcast website to learn more

S3E3: Field Guide to Badassery: Learning to Lean In To Emotions

S3E3: Field Guide to Badassery: Learning to Lean In To Emotions

September 26, 2021

When your therapist validates your coping mechamisms you can bet your bum you're going to want to talk about them and share them with anyone who will listen.

Hi I'm Erin, I'm the Accidental Badass and my coping mechanisms have been dubbed Erinisms by me and my therapist. Join me for the start of this 3-part series on a few of the ways I've been able to heal from grief and trauma in the last 2 years. 

For this Erinism, we're talking about leaning in to your feelings.  Listen to reasons behind how or why you might want to 'befriend' your less-than-fantastic emotions and feelings and how leaning in to the thoughts rather than fighting them can help you get to a more healed and happier place. 

Please note, I'm not a mental health professional and these thoughts and ideas are just my own ways of dealing with things. They're not a substitute for actual therapy or advice from a trained professional. 

Enjoy the Episode and be sure to check out the Accidental Badass Podcast website to learn more

S3E2: A Badass Love Story

S3E2: A Badass Love Story

September 19, 2021

The OG Accidental Badass has found a new love of her life, but he's not quite what you might expect.  Tune in to hear more about the guy that's shown her unconditional love and reminded her she's not not only capable of loving, but that she's also pretty loving herself. 

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S3E1: I‘m a Busy & Exhausted Badass

S3E1: I‘m a Busy & Exhausted Badass

September 12, 2021

Welcome back to another season of the Accidental Badass Podcast. Thanks for sticking around after the 4-month hiatus. Life got a little hectic there for a while, but things are calming down and the Accidental Badass is back in front of a microphone. 

In the Season 3 opener, host Erin Hallstrom flies solo as she talks about resilience and strength and how we all need to remember that it's okay to not always feel like a badass 100% of the time. This episode also kicks off some formatting changes for this season of the podcast. 

Enjoy the Episode and be sure to check out the Accidental Badass Podcast website to learn more. 

Risky Badassness

Risky Badassness

May 16, 2021

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take. Wayne Gretzky's famous words about hockey are often repurposed when talking about risk, which is exactly what today's guest and I are talking on the Accidental Badass podcast. 

Hi. I'm Erin Hallstrom and I'm an accidental badass. 

In this episode, I'm talking with Mark, a risk-taking badass. In this episode, we talk about the risks he's taken and how they've panned out for him. We also discuss risk aversion and why so many people are afraid to take even the smallest risks. We end the episode with lessons learned and advice that you won't want to miss. 

Enjoy the episode and be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. 

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I’m an International Badass

I’m an International Badass

April 18, 2021

With me on the podcast today is Vineet.

Vineet has been in the United States for 11 years, having immigrated from India in 2010. When a job transfer brought him to the U.S., he not only had to learn a new country, but also a new way of life. Over the next half-hour we talk about what it's like being an immigrant in the United States.

We chat about what we can all learn from one another, how we can be kinder and more open to new people and experiences, as well as where this international man of mystery might be off to next. 

Enjoy the episode and be sure to rate, review, and subscribe. 

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I’m a Vulnerable Badass

I’m a Vulnerable Badass

April 5, 2021

Vulnerability. Why are we so scared of it? Why do we fear opening our hearts and minds to people? 

I'm talking about raw, honest, authentic vulnerability with today's guest, Jeff Stein. Jeff is a coach, a consultant, an award-winning public speaker, and a performer. In his TEDx talk, Understanding your Weight Problem, he broke vulnerability wide open. 

In this episode, we talk about the connection between authenticity and vulnerability. We do a deeper dive about risk, reward, and whether zero f*^ks given is a helpful mindset, we also pay tribute one of the most important reasons why Jeff is able to be as raw and honest as he is. 

Enjoy the episode and be sure to rate, review, and subscribe on your favorite podcast streaming app. 

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Badass Guide to Standing Up to Judgment

Badass Guide to Standing Up to Judgment

March 22, 2021

Whether we like it or not, we are judged on the many things that we say or do. And try as we may to resist, we also tend to judge others too. 

This week I have Strategic Communications Consultant Drew Kerr with me on the podcast to talk about a topic that impacts each and every one of us. 

In this episode, we're talking all about judgment. What is it? Why do we do it? And how can we adjust the way we react or respond to it. Listen in as we talk about how judgment differs from feedback and criticism as well as discussing how to stand up for yourself against judgmental bullies. We cap things off with a discussion about how to speak with greater empathy and compassion toward others as well as steps you can take to be less judgmental all around. 

Enjoy the episode.  

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Badass Guide To Beauty

Badass Guide To Beauty

March 8, 2021

What does it mean to be beautiful? 

Is it as simple as our outward appearance, or does it go deeper than that? In this episode, Janis Isaman and I talk about what it means to be beautiful...and our answers may may shock you. We also talk about body positivity, social conditioning, cultural acceptance, and why everyone seems to be so hell bent on the way we look. 

Learn more about Janis and the work she does at My Body Couture

Be sure to check out Janis' piece on body insecurity on Elephant Journal, 4 Easy Steps to Take Back your Power & Overcome Body Insecurities

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