Ep. 87

Fitting in will ALWAYS leave you feeling less-than...

So why do we fight so hard to fit in? Why do we sacrifice so much of ourselves for a life filled with exhaustion, shame & self-loathing?

What are we being told (sold), from a young age, that conditions us to believe that it’s ok to suffer and hate ourselves as long as we are liked by everyone else?

These are simple questions with deep complex answers that are rooted in the antiquated patriarchal system we find ourselves in.

And they are questions that my guest Deirdre asked herself when she could no longer keep up the socially acceptable facade she had created.

What her fitting in looked like...

She is a successful mom of 4, Author, Speaker, Wellness Influencer, Founder of HighGate Racing (Canada’s largest all female competitive cycling team) and, unbeknownst to just about everyone in her life, she was once a crack smoking hooker.

We all have our own reasons for fighting so hard to fit in

I know it sometimes feels like the only option and that the alternative is lonely & unfathomable. But through beautiful and powerful stories like Deirdre’s we get to be reminded that ...

“Shame depends on you buying into the belief that you’re alone, and the bottom line is that it cannot survive being spoken.” ~ Brene Brown ~ 


Let Deirdre’s story inspire you to find a way to speak your truth, own your story and embrace your F’N awesomeness!

Connect with Deirdre:
  1. www.deemaloney.com

  2. www.instagram.com/deirdremaloney_

  3. www.facebook.com/deirdremaloney01


Deirdre's Dance Party Tunes:

  1. Shake It Off - Taylor Swift
  2. I Don’t Care - Ed Sheeran & Justin Bieber
  3. Unforgettable - French Montana ft. Swae Lee


Doing everything you should, keeping everyone happy & using every ounce of energy to keep everything running smoothly. I know you’re hoping that doing EVERYTHING FOR EVERYONE will somehow make YOU happy … And like trying to hold sand in your hands, no matter how hard you try, it’s impossible to keep it all together! 

Honey that’s because… 

  • Happiness comes when you
  • Embrace your Awesomeness &
  • Build the Habit of Putting YOU 1st!!

You CAN bust through all the shitty shoulds, end the battle with your inner critic and learn to embrace your true fucking awesomeness…my job is to help YOU to believe in YOU again! Pop over and learn how! https://www.dionnethomson.com

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