Episode 33: Stacy Kim
Have you ever thought, I’m smart, I’m talented, I’m motivated, but I have no idea how to mobilize and figure out my life?*
You need to meet Dr. Stacy Kim, and learn about the Lighthouse Method for finding your way. The huge takeaway from this episode was that you don’t have to figure it out right now. You don’t have to know the final destination, but you do have to hop on in your boat and start going forward.
There it is again, that concept of taking action, and getting out of neutral.
Stacy shared how using the Lighthouse Method can help you rediscover yourself, and what brings you joy. We talked about all of the conventional advice women get, most of it bad. Maybe you don’t need a big, all-encompassing life plan. Maybe you need a right now plan.
Our conversation ventured into women’s roles as caregivers, specifically the challenge of being in the sandwich generation. Stacy has been caring for elderly parents, and has learned so much about herself, her work, and the challenge of being all things to all people at all times. Spoiler: you cannot.
We can’t do this episode justice in the show notes, nor can we properly explain the pure light and joy that is Stacy. You just have to listen! Go on now… what are you waiting for?
*By the way, if you’re not saying nice things to yourself about how capable you are, and how worthy you are, we’re here for you. Let’s talk. Because you are valuable and our goal at the Mom &… Podcast is to help you discover all the ways you can fully live in your ellipses.
More About Stacy
Dr. Stacy Kim is a Professional Certified Coach and founder of Life Junctions, where she helps talented and caring women find time and energy for meaningful work and the people they love. She is also the author of The Lighthouse Method: How Busy Overloaded Moms Can Get Unstuck and Figure Out What To Do With Their Lives.
Dr. Kim has over 15 years’ experience in early childhood education and work-family research. She was born in Seoul, Korea, grew up in Evanston, Honolulu, and Los Angeles, began her career in advertising research in Chicago, and currently lives with her husband and two children in New York City. She is a Girl Scout troop leader, a New York Women’s Foundation grant reader, and a life-long knitter.
People, Places and Things That Come Up
Our Looks, Listens, and Learns
- Steal Like an Artist, by Austin Kleon
- Friday Night Lights
- We Can Do Hard Things podcast with Glennon Doyle, specifically Episode 8 about self care
- Susanne went stand-up paddle boarding for the first time, and we talked about it in relation to JUST DOING THE THING, taking that first step
- Barking to the Choir: The Power of Radical Kinship, by Father Gregory Boyle (and also talked about Father Greg’s organization, Homeboy Industries)
- Learning about soil science. Check out this site for all kinds of soil and gardening info.
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Musical NotesOur delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.