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Kortney Rivard is a life coach that helps women who crave more from their lives rediscover who they are and get clear on what they want so they can create a life they are excited to wake up to. Real, Brave & Unstoppable digs into topics and stories related to living a life that is true to who you are (REAL), finding the courage to do the hard things (BRAVE) and taking the steps to go for what you want and not stopping until you get where you want to go (UNSTOPPABLE).
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My Sentiments Exactly

Kayleon Dortch-Elliott

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My Sentiments Exactly is a podcast & community eliminating taboo, breaking stigmas, bringing awareness & normalizing hard conversations and encouraging listeners to start the discussion with those around them. Tune in each week as Kay facilitates conversations necessary for growth, transformation, healing, and genuine community. This podcast is no longer producing episodes, but here are ways you can stay connected to the host: www.kayleondortchelliott.com www.instagram.com/kaydelliott Suppor ...
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I'm diving into holding your head high and taking the high road when you know someone is saying mean things about you. It's painful and hurtful, and yet, it's really all about them, not you. Our brains want to make it about us because we want to belong and fit in, and we have control over what we do to attem…
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Send us a Text Message. This week on the podcast, I'm talking to you about the mirror. When was the last time you looked in the mirror and liked what you saw? As we get older, it can get harder. It's pretty common to see our reflection and start criticizing ourselves for all the stuff that we don't like. What if you were able to look in the mirror …
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Send us a Text Message. Did you know that only 8% of people follow through on their new year's resolutions? Yup. Not so hot, is it? But that's ok, my friend! In this episode you'll learn to be self-compassionate and revise your goals/intentions/resolutions so that they are BETTER and more doable. Have a listen! If you're looking for help and accoun…
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Send us a Text Message. The holiday season is notoriously a crazy time of year. Why do we do this to ourselves? Sure, there is lots to do, but wouldn't it be nice to slow down and enjoy the season a little more? Listen to this episode for my tips on how to slow down, get quiet and patiently wait this time of year. === RESOURCES === Free Download! H…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode of Real, Brave, Unstoppable, we're talking about all-or-nothing thinking, otherwise known as black-and-white thinking, binary thinking, or extreme thinking. You'll learn: what all-or-nothing thinking is why it's usually not helpful tools for you to think more flexibly (i.e. find the "gray area" in your though…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I’m sharing about my recent solo adventure to Yosemite National Park where I climbed the iconic Half Dome. This climb terrified me and I almost didn’t go through with it. Listen to this episode to learn how I conquered my fears and reached the summit. You’ll also learn about the lessons I learned from pushin…
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Send us a Text Message. Change is certain, but the middle between reality and where we want to be can be MESSY. It's a "Messy Middle". Listen to this episode to learn more about the "Messy Middle" as well as some strategies you can try to make it to the other side. === RESOURCES === Create a Life You Love - Click HERE for FREE Download FREE Discove…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I'm sharing about my recent solo backpacking trip to Colorado. I spent 4 days and 3 nights backcountry camping outside of Aspen and it was magical. Tune into this episode to hear about my experience, as well as some of the life lessons I learned in the Colorado wilderness. === Resources === Free Discovery Ca…
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Send us a Text Message. Chaos. We all experience it in life and we complain about it, but what if it wasn't such a bad thing? This week on the podcast, I'm talking about the role chaos plays in our lives --- for better or worse, but really highlighting the positives that it brings to our lives. === Resources === --- Talk to Me! ---- Do you struggle…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I'm talking about our thoughts. While thoughts can be really helpful, we also have a LOT of them that are entirely unhelpful. The issue is that we believe the thoughts as facts, and that gets us into some places that feel pretty tough. One of the game-changing concepts in my growth journey is that thoughts a…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you making choices in your life that enhance or diminish your life experience? This week on the podcast, I talk about this simple check-in question that can help you always be moving toward creating the life you want. You'll learn: what values are and why they're important a few of the top mistakes we make in life that d…
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Send us a Text Message. In this week's episode, I'm talking about perfectionism and how it impacts our ability to show up as our most authentic selves. You'll learn: What perfectionism is (and isn't) Signs that perfectionism might be holding you back How perfectionism prevents you from being the truest version of yourself What to do to help overcom…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to Real, Brave, & Unstoppable! This week, I'm diving into the nitty gritty of Imposter Syndrome. In this episode, you'll learn: what Imposter Syndrome is and how to recognize it some of the common negative beliefs that keep you stuck in Imposter Syndrome the impact Imposter Syndrome can have on your life (and your ha…
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Send us a Text Message. This week on the podcast, I'm giving you a behind-the-scenes look at how I plan my year. Last week, you learned how to reflect on lessons learned and identify areas for growth. This week, we'll put it all together and learn how I set intentions and goals as well as other big milestones for the year. Happy New Year! === RESOU…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome back to Real, Brave, & Unstoppable! The new year is approaching quickly and over the next two episodes, I'm sharing the reflection and intention-setting process I go through each year to plan. In this episode you'll learn how I take a look back at the year to glean lessons learned as well as see how much progress I m…
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Send us a Text Message. This week I'm talking about the problem with "busy-ness". Why we get addicted to it and why your to-do list doesn't have to rule your life. === Resources === Learn more about Kortney at www.kortneyrivard.com Download your free e-book, Creating a Life You Love HERE Schedule a free Discovery Call HERE (learn about how you can …
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I talk about embracing your uniqueness. You'll learn about: why we try to fit in and some things to think about when it comes to finding "your people" the difference in how we feel about "unique" material things or experiences vs our own unique being why living in authenticity or in integrity with yourself i…
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Send us a Text Message. In this week's episode, I talk about my decision to ratchet back the number of clients I'm working with in my private practice, as well as some things I've learned about overthinking in the past year. You'll learn: why overthinking doesn't always serve us why sometimes you just need to let things "marinate" a little longer t…
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Send us a Text Message. This week I talk about the idea of having hope that things will get better. Hope can be a scary thing for a variety of reasons, and in this episode you'll learn: why hope can be scary 3 reasons why it might not be as scary as you think What hope, trust and belief are REALLY about. This episode is only about 20 minutes - a gr…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I'm talking about telling the truth - YOUR truth. As a kid, we're taught not to lie--that we should ALWAYS tell the truth. And interestingly enough, throughout our childhoods and into adulthood, we're constantly acquiring information that causes us to alter who we are in an effort to belong, fit in, and be "…
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Send us a Text Message. I'm on retreat this week, working with several amazing, courageous women who want to change their lives into something better. But in order to have something better - something new - you must let go of the old. The old that keeps you stuck in your constricted bubble. Listen to this episode as I talk about the process of lett…
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Send us a Text Message. This week I dive into the energy of abundance vs. the energy of scarcity. You'll learn: the difference between abundance and scarcity and how it shows up in your life how to recognize you're in scarcity about the law of attraction and how you can make it work for you (it's not all woo!) ways you can shift from scarcity into …
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to Episode 100! 🎉🎉🎉 This week I talk about why your self-concept is so important when it comes to creating the life you really want. I also share one of my favorite tools to build a positive self-concept. In this episode you'll learn: what self-concept is why it's important to carry a positive self-concept how to cre…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome back to season 3! I've been on hiatus for the last month or so, spending extra time on my upcoming retreat. By the way, if you're feeling like the summer left you overwhelmed and exhausted and you didn't have nearly enough fun,, you should definitely check that out. kortneyrivard.com/retreat In this week's episode, I…
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Send us a Text Message. Letting go is one of the hardest things for humans to learn how to do. I mean, let's face it - we want what we want. It's frustrating when we can't have it or don't get it. We have ideas of how we think things should be and we have an extremely hard time letting go of those ideas. In this episode, I talk about 7 ways you can…
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Send us a Text Message. Are you one of those people who likes to make the simplest things complicated? I've been there! That's kind of my default way of handling things and it used to frustrate me SO much. But, what if things being hard or complicated was a necessary part of the process? When things feel hard or sticky, we figure stuff out. We are …
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome back for episode #96 - another "MVP" episode! This week, I'm replaying one of my favorite episodes filled with quotes from Brene Brown. She's one of my favorite authors, and I love her work on authenticity, courage, vulnerability, and connection. Today, I'm sharing some of my favorite quotes from her books and some o…
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Send us a Text Message. Welcome to the MVP series of Real, Brave, & Unstoppable episodes! The podcast is on "hiatus" through the beginning of August, and in that time, I'm re-airing some of the most popular episodes of all time. Listen to this episode, (originally #54) Why You Need to Change Your Thinking to Change Your Results === RESOURCES === Ri…
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Send us a Text Message. I'm on hiatus for a few weeks while I work on my September retreat and accompanying workshop series, so I've decided to re-air some of the most popular episodes of all time. In this episode, a re-air of the very first Real, Brave, & Unstoppable episode, "My Real, Brave, & Unstoppable Story", I share my own story, my journey,…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I talk about how we all live within the confines of a "box", (aka your comfort zone) to some degree and how you can't live a truly exquisite life unless you're willing to do some work to step out of the box. In this episode you'll learn: what the box is made of and why it exists why it's so hard to step outs…
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I'm talking about the journey from feeling lost and overwhelmed with your situation to feeling good about your life and feeling happiness and peace. Getting there isn't always easy, but working towards neutral thinking about your situation will help you feel better faster. Getting to neutral doesn't feel as …
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Send us a Text Message. This week I have Heather Aardema on the show. She's the founder of the School of Living Lighter. She's an optimistic build-er-upper, momma of two boys, mountain biker, and fan of homemade and not-perfect. She's a board-certified coach and expert in behavior change and guides her clients toward weight-loss breakthroughs by he…
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 90: This week on the podcast, I'm talking about the first in 5-step process of reaching your own personal summit after a setback like a divorce, breakup, or other life transition. I recap the 5 stages/phases: Getting Your Bearings - Finding where you are on your "trail map" Surrendering to your situation - accepting …
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Send us a Text Message. In this episode, I'm talking with relationship coach and author, Marilyn Sutherland. We talk about loving yourself first and how the relationship with yourself is the most important one you can have. Starting here is the foundation for all of your other relationships. We're also diving into Marilyn's book, Why Did You Load t…
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Send us a Text Message. Part 3 of a 3-part series This week I'm wrapping up the 3-part series, Real + Brave = Unstoppable with an episode about how being authentic and courageous are the key ingredients to being unstoppable in your life. You'll learn: the 5 stages of growing into authenticity, courage, and your bigger and better life how to create …
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Send us a Text Message. Part 2 of a 3-part series This week, I talk about courage. You'll learn: what courage means - both heroic courage and ORDINARY courage why you need courage to be authentic and be in your truth why it's hard to find courage sometimes ways you can cultivate courage in your own life so you can show up and be fully seen and crea…
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Send us a Text Message. This week, I decided to re-air one of my favorite episodes (and the MOST DOWNLOADED episode on the podcast EVER... hands down!) Episode #10: Lessons Learned from Pema Chödrön contains some valuable nuggets of wisdom! Pema is a Buddhist nun and author whose work was instrumental in teaching me that I was creating my own suffe…
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Send us a Text Message. Part 1 of a 3 part series: REAL + BRAVE = UNSTOPPABLE! I really believe that the secret to living an unstoppable life is starting with yourself. Knowing who you are at your core and having the courage to show up in life that way. In this episode, I talk about what it means to be authentic and why it's really hard sometimes. …
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Send us a Text Message. Feeling big emotions can feel uncomfortable and sometimes even scary. But it's not helpful to push your emotions away. So how do you handle emotional overwhelm? In this episode you'll learn: what emotions are and why we have them why all emotions are neutral - they don't have a good/bad label until we give them one a few thi…
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Send us a Text Message. At one point or another, life happens and we fall flat on our faces. Hard times happen and we have no choice but to get back up and keep moving forward. But this can feel hard! It's not easy to pick yourself back up after a major life setback. What do you need to do it? You need the desire to persevere, and you also need res…
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Send us a Text Message. After my divorce, I had a really hard time coping with the feelings of loneliness. I was even a little bit afraid of being alone when my mind started running away from me with thoughts like "you'll be alone for the rest of your life" or "only losers end up being alone" (neither are true!). Over the years, I've learned a thin…
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Send us a Text Message. You only get one shot at this thing called life, and in order to live it well, you need to give yourself permission to live it YOUR way. This week on the podcast, I talk about how you can give YOURSELF permission to live the life you really want. There are a ton of things that we don't give ourselves permission for. Permissi…
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Send us a Text Message. *PLEASE NOTE: This episode has a couple of spots with profane language. Best not to listen when kiddos are in earshot!* Speedbumps in life happen to the best of us and oftentimes an upset makes us feel lost. In this episode, I talk about how you're not actually "lost" - you just need to dig beneath the surface of all of the …
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Send us a Text Message. Join me for this incredible conversation with my colleague Ann Becks about claiming the person you truly are and showing up in the world that way unapologetically. We're giving you a sneak peek into our upcoming FREE online summit, UNAPOLOGETICALLY YOU: A 1-Day Event for Women, where you'll learn to stop settling and living …
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Send us a Text Message. If you've ever been through a divorce, breakup, or other loss in life, you know that it's a process to recover. This week, I talk about the 5 steps I take my clients through when we work together to rebuild their lives after a divorce, breakup, or other life setbacks. You'll learn how to re-orient yourself so you can take th…
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Send us a Text Message. Most of us have someone to forgive. It may even be yourself. But isn't easy, and it's definitely a process with a unique timeline for everyone. Join me today as I talk about the ins and outs of forgiveness and how you can work on forgiving someone in your life. BONUS - The full moon (there was a full moon in Leo yesterday!) …
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Send us a Text Message. Episode 76: Making Time for Yourself Equals Believing in Yourself You can't solve your problems using the same thinking you used to create them. - Albert Einstein Create an amazing, epic life sounds great, right? But there are no free lunches! In order to change your life, you have to be willing to think differently and do t…
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Send us a Text Message. This week I have Darla Ledoux on the show talking about the energy patterns we have that keep us from showing up in the world as the truest expression of who we are. We talk about what energy is, how energy changes, and how it affects how you show up in the world, as well as how to shift your energy so that you can be who yo…
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