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The one about Free Range Humans with Marianne Cantwell [Re-release]
Episode 1311th April 2024 • Adulting with Ebonie The Podcast • Ebonie Allard
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This week's episode is a re release of one of my most popular episodes from 2019. I am joined by Marianne Cantwell, founder of Free Range Humans, she gave the TEDx Talk "The Hidden Power of Not Always Fitting in" which has been viewed over half a million times, and she is also the author of the bestselling book Be A Free Range Human.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Learning to make decisions that really feel right, rather than being influenced by other people’s expectations and assumptions
  • How your perfect life is going to be radically different from anyone else’s, and the importance of embracing and honouring that
  • How so many entrepreneurs find themselves overworked and miserable, and what to do to avoid that trap
  • How rebelling against something often ends you up in yet another limited box - how to break that cycle and find true freedom 

Plus, we talk about embracing the full spectrum of who you are, trying on ideas for size, and allowing yourself to really experiment until you find what fits.

And, in this week's behind-the-scenes 'The Patron Part about Free Range Humans' I look back at this episode and give you an update 5 years on and 'spill the tea' on what Marianne is up to now.

Become a subscriber to 'The Patron Part' of the podcast for just £5. (or by joining The Maven Haven®️)

Find out more about the podcast, all the perks of becoming a patron, and leave me a voice note testimonial here:

Meet Marianne:

Marianne is the founder of Free Range Humans, she gave the TEDx Talk "the hidden power of not always fitting in" which has been viewed over a quarter of a million times, and she is also the author of the bestselling book Be A Free Range Human. Featured in The Guardian, Business Week and more, it is all about finding your right direction and making it work for who you are so you don't have to fit yourself into someone else's box in order to get paid... and has just been released in a heavily revised second edition!

From the UK and Australia, Marianne spent years travelling the world chasing the sun with her business in her laptop and now lives between London and sunny California.

Find out more about her over at


Fav quotes from this episode:

“True freedom is the freedom to dance with the changes that will come your way.”

“Life on your terms can look any way that you want it to.”

“Community is so vital if you want to succeed.”

“Who would you be without your business?”

“If you try to be everything, you end up being nothing.”

“If we don’t do the self-development work, you can ride a wave and you’ll hit a wall...If you want to be in business and love what you do long term, you’ve got to do the work while you’re riding the wave.”



If you're curious about your Human Design, you can get your free 'Embody your Design' chart and Report worth £49 for free as a gift from Ebonie HERE

If you want to take the next step on your journey of empowerment, embodiment and full self-expression, Ebonie's signature tool is called 'The value Filter' (aka YOUR COMPASS)and is a prerequisite for any deeper programs, you can find more information about it here and if you're not ready for that, I highly recommend joining our free monthly community call

To talk to Ebonie about anything in this episode you can whatsapp her or DM her on Instagram.

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