112 – Flow like your life depends on it with Dr. Julia Colangelo

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Dr. Julia Colangelo is a renowned expert in the field of self-care and personal development. With a career spanning over two decades, she has dedicated her life to helping individuals prioritize their own needs and embrace authenticity. Dr. Colangelo’s achievements include numerous publications, speaking engagements at prestigious conferences, and the development of innovative self-care programs. She holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a licensed therapist, bringing a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her work. Dr. Colangelo’s philosophy centers around the importance of prioritizing creativity and self-care, as well as staying committed and trusting the process. She encourages individuals to define excellence on their own terms and embrace their unique flow channel. Through her teachings and guidance, Dr. Julia Colangelo has empowered countless individuals to lead fulfilling and balanced lives.


In this episode of Badass Moms, host Kelly Donahue welcomes special guest Dr. Julia Colangelo, an award-winning educator, speaker, and flow and mindfulness expert. Dr. Colangelo shares her insights on perfectionism and its impact on our ability to enter a state of flow. She emphasizes the importance of letting go of perfectionism and avoiding the opposite extreme of apathy and boredom. Dr. Colangelo’s expertise in mindfulness and flow has helped visionaries, global leaders, public figures, and celebrities. Tune in to learn how to break free from old expectations and lead the way in your own life.


What you’ll learn in this episode:


[00:05:22] Simple pleasure of teeth cleaning.

[00:09:58] Speaking the truth.

[00:13:46] Embracing authenticity and vulnerability.

[00:18:39] Mental freedom to start again.

[00:25:10] Living like your life depends on it.

[00:29:52] Discovering parts of myself.

[00:37:00] Honoring yourself and others.

[00:41:20] Excellence and perfectionism

[00:45:07] Living in our purpose.




00:07:14 – “And as a parent, as a parent who works, who has gone through a lot of stuff in the last couple of years, like many of us, to get something done, I mean, it’s just worth celebrating.”

00:09:58 – “And I think by keeping it real and saying the truth, honors just so much of just like who we are and who we’re ready to become.”

00:15:42 – “I’d rather surf a few waves than try to hide behind anything.”

00:29:31 – “And if people call me selfish for that, I celebrate that. I think that that’s again, something I could also add to my bio, that I’m selfish, that I’m radically taking care of myself. And that dot dot dot, I finally am radically taking care of myself.”

00:34:08 – “I love admitting how much I don’t know. And that is that feels like a superpower now.”

00:41:20 – “Allow your excellence to be defined by yourself and allow it to be something that you enjoy and don’t try to be in flow with everything in your life.”


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