Identifying as an empath or a highly sensitive person can become a very powerful label in our lives – one that can empower us, or one that can limit us and hold us back.
Lauren Polly was diagnosed with bipolar disorder when she was 14 years old and has had a long journey in recovering and reclaiming her wellness, her true identity, and stepping away from the boxes that bipolar disorder wanted to keep her in.
Join us for this label-erasing exploration of coming home to your truth, no matter what labels have been given to you.
Topics Covered with Lauren Polly
- The impact Lauren had from being diagnosed with mental illness
- How this type of diagnosis affects empaths
- The conversation Lauren overheard between her father and an ex-boyfriend that changed her self-perception around her diagnosis
- What is the “pink elephant”
- On meeting a holistic psychiatrist that changed Lauren’s perspective
- What if your diagnosable traits are actually your greatest assets?
- The role people-pleasing has had in Lauren’s journey
- How Lauren created opportunities with her empathic powers
- Finding the joy in using your gifts for you first and not for anybody else
- Having enough self-care and self-respect to find our center
- How starting with a question gets things easier when we’re overwhelmed
- Lauren’s practices to get connected with her body
- How Lauren navigated her journey of titrating off her medications which was up to 14 pills a day
- Facing the intensity of the world after the medications are removed
- The tools Lauren uses today to support her growth
- How Lauren views alignment and polarity
About Lauren Polly
Lauren Polly is a speaker, life coach and multi-award-winning author of The Other Side of Bipolar. Her mission in life is to help others thrive beyond their labels, reclaim their innate gifts and blaze a unique trail in the world.