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222. Giving Yourself Permission to Be Authentically You with Regina Louise

the daily helping podcast Aug 29, 2021

Today, our expert guest is Regina Louise, the author of Permission Granted. Her best-selling memoirs, Somebody’s Someone and Someone Has Led This Child to Believe, were made into the award-winning Lifetime movie I Am Somebody’s Child: The Regina Louise Story which was nominated for the 2020 NAACP Award for Best Director.

A summa cum laude graduate of the California Institute of Integral Studies with a master’s degree, Regina is a Hoffman Process teacher, workshop, facilitator, and has been featured in outlets such as NPR’s All Things Considered, Good Morning America, The CBS Show, The BBC, and more.

Regina managed to survive 30 foster home placements as a child, spending the greater part of her adolescence in solitary confinement. At the time, those experiences were not interpreted as trauma, but, looking back, it’s easy to see how traumatic those events were. To her, those traumatic events actually brought out a deep sense of intuition that helped her survive.

Regina had to move through the trauma, and she did so through imaginative play. She began to investigate the concept of “home,” the concept of “character,” and whether it was something that could be obtained. She came to recognize that she could create a home wherever she was.

When you give yourself permission to go on an inner journey, you give yourself an opportunity to meet yourself. You can step into your license to exist on your own terms. This is what her book, Permission Granted, is all about. One of the techniques she offers to discover self-love is to stand in your dignity. If you can fully accept who you are, and just show up as a spirit having a human experience, you can embrace your worth.

The Biggest Helping: Today’s Most Important Takeaway

“Wherever you are, love is. I dare you to step into your own courage, your own definition of dignity, and invite love in; get acquainted with it on your terms.”

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