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Overcoming Self-Criticism with Julie Reisler

Meet Julie Reisler

Julie Reisler, recently voted “Top 10 most influential Life Coaches to follow in 2023’, is the host of the You-est You podcast, which is now in over 175 countries. Julie is a board-certified master life coach with over ten years of coaching experience and a master’s degree in health & wellness coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. Julie is the founder of the Life Designer Coach Academy, a spiritual life coach certification, and a professor at Georgetown University. She is the author of Get a PhD in YOU, an Amazon top-pick, and has been featured in Forbes magazine, MindBodyGreen, Bustle, The Chopra Center, and Thrive Global. Julie is also a prominent teacher, course creator, and guide on the popular app, Insight Timer.

Your Thoughts Feed The Quantum Field

Whether or not you might realize it, everything about you is made of energy, including your thoughts. Your thoughts, whether kind, heart-centered, resentful, mean, or lacking hope, will feed your mind and body and the larger field of energy around you. Our thoughts contribute to greater collective consciousness. I like to think about it like the old cartoons where you’d see thought bubbles above the character’s head. Imagine if you combined all the thought bubbles around our heads into one giant thought bubble. That’s what the collective consciousness is — one massive thought bubble of energy and emotion generated by you and me. This means that what you’re thinking and saying to yourself matters not only for your mind, body, and emotional well-being but also for the collective. Pretty powerful, right?!

How To Stop Your Negative Thoughts

We all experience in the ballpark of 70,000 thoughts a day. Many of these thoughts are negative, throw-away thoughts that don’t add value or support to your self-esteem. The problem is that over time it’s easy to start believing your negative thoughts, which leads to a cascade of negative consequences affecting your well-being and life. There is a way out, and it starts with greater awareness.

The simple way to know when you’ve treaded in dangerous negative thought territory is by how you feel. If a thought has you feeling overwhelmed, angry, resentful, envious, or lacking energy, you know that you’re in the neighborhood of unhelpful thoughts. If thought is life-giving and for your highest good, you’ll feel greater vitality, energy, and positivity.  Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor talked about this in past interviews in our conversation about her brilliant book, Whole Brain Living. She reminds us that we are emotional beings first, who then think.

This means that your emotions are excellent indications of the kinds of thoughts you are having. The good news is that once you learn how to become an observer and get out of judgment, you can develop the ability to change your thoughts quickly.

This transformative episode taught us the importance of overcoming self-criticism for mental well-being and personal growth. By embracing our imperfections, cultivating self-compassion, and building a solid support system, we can break free from the chains of self-criticism and embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. Becoming your ‘You-est You’ is a lifelong journey worth pursuing.

Thank you for tuning in to this episode of the You-est You podcast. If you enjoyed the show, please leave us a review and share it with your friends. For more empowering content and to stay connected, visit our website and follow us on social media. Until next time, embrace your uniqueness, be kind to yourself, and keep shining!

A Free Toolset To Design Your Best Life

This stunning free toolset is a 7-day workbook (25 pages full) of powerful mindset practices, grounding meditations (and audio), a new beautiful time management system and template to set your personalized schedule for your best productivity, a personalized energy assessment, and so much more. It was designed to specifically help you uplevel your routine and self-care habits for success so you can radiate and become your ‘You-est You’. These tools are some of Julie’s best practices used with hundreds of her clients to help you feel more confident, clear, and connected to your best self so that you feel inspired to take on the world.

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Looking To Help Others Get Unstuck and Design Their Best Life?

If you are feeling a strong urge to help other big-hearted empaths get unstuck and design their best life, you’ve got to check out my Life Designer Coach Academy. This world-class four-month virtual live coach certification program will give you proven tools, techniques, practices, and methodology to be a powerful coach. This coaching program is for aspiring and current coaches looking to fill in the missing pieces and gain confidence and mastery both in the coaching core competencies and the integrative health modalities from a mind-body science, positive psychology, and healing arts perspective. To learn more, go to

You-est You Intention Cards

Want your own powerful deck of 33 You-est You Intention Cards? Julie channeled these cards. Each card has an empowering intention and more profound questions to ask your ‘You-est You’ for greater self-awareness, higher consciousness, and spiritual growth. You can get them now at

Sacred Connection

This community is a sacred, safe place built on love and acceptance. It was created to help you evolve and expand into your highest self. Please share your wisdom, comments, and thoughts. I love hearing from you and learning how you are being your truest, you-est you. Please join us in our Facebook group: The You-est You® Podcast Community.


Join host Julie Reisler, author and multi-time TEDx speaker, each week to learn how you can tap into your best self and become your You-est You® to achieve inner peace, happiness, and success at a deeper level! Tune in to hear powerful, inspirational stories and expert insights from entrepreneurs, industry thought leaders, and extraordinary human beings that will help to transform your life. Julie also shares a-ha moments that have shaped her life and career and discusses key concepts from her book Get a PhD in YOU.


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Here’s to your being your ‘You-est You!’



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