In this episode of the VulnerABILITY Podcast, Marisa Donnelly and guest Abe Lopez dive into how to properly communicate your emotions to your loved ones, in the sense of wanting them to be safe without making it seem you have too tight of a grip on their life. They also discuss proper motivation and where to truly find it, shifting your mindset (and what that means), as well as learning to be happy in the situation you’re currently in, while also aspiring for more.

When it comes to feeling ‘stagnant,’ this often grows from a place of contentment. In this episode, Marisa and Abe talk about finding and creating happiness, while not letting yourself get ‘stuck.’ They discuss how you can be the catalyst for happiness in your own life. They also talk about shifting your mindset to help you lead a more productive life.

When it comes to loving other people, both hosts talk about how to tread carefully in giving advice and love. Although it’s easy to want to ‘coach’ the people you care about into making the right decision, sometimes you have to let them grow their own wings and make their own mistakes. (Which is a challenge!)

Letting go of things (and people) and your ‘power’ to help them requires shifting your mindset. You have to understand that the only thing you can control is yourself.

The big takeaway quote: “Share your experiences in a way that empowers the people you love to make their own decisions.”