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039: Kary Youman | Overcoming a Traumatic Past With Mindfulness and Meditation
Episode 3924th August 2021 • Purpose Through Pain • Joseph James
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You don’t have to have all the answers to make a difference. Kary Youman is a heart-centered facilitator and mindfulness coach dedicated to creating brave spaces for people to discuss and explore complex topics. 

Facilitating change through workshops on diversity, equity, inclusion, communication, radical kindness, mental health, and mindfulness, he is helping shift the way organizations view their culture and team dynamics. 

He is on a personal mission to empower and inspire others to live their best lives through the virtues of kindness and mindfulness, helping people from all walks of life overcome limiting beliefs that have led to transformational changes both personally and professionally.

Using the humility and perspective that his life experiences have given him, Kary helps his clients discover their purpose and create a more meaningful life. From toxic masculinity and alcoholism to spirituality and meditation, Kary is here to talk about these experiences and how they influenced the course of his life and led him to where he is today.

On This Episode:

  • How growing up in a toxic environment changed the way Kary viewed his parents
  • The consequences of growing up thinking that only women are allowed to share their emotions
  • The surprising gut punch that changed Kary’s life
  • The intensity of Kary’s twenties as a functional alcoholic
  • How Kary’s spiritual quest led him to a silent ten-day meditation retreat
  • The seemingly crazy marketing scam that turned out to be true
  • The event that turned Kary into a mental health advocate
  • Taking the mysticism out of meditation

Key Takeaways:

  • Judgment and animosity make breakthroughs and connections impossible.
  • There’s always more to the story.
  • When you’re in a dark place, there’s nothing wrong with asking for help, but only you can do the inner healing work.
  • Self-love goes a long way.

Tweetable Moments:

  • “Sometimes you can get drunk on the positivity because you’re not allowing yourself to experience what you’re experiencing.” - Kary Youman
  • “It’s important to bounce back and to have a positive outlook, but sometimes you just really gotta deal with some shit.” - Kary Youman
  • “Eventually, if you train yourself to walk through the dark, you start to recognize that you’re the light.” - Kary Youman

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