How My Childhood Trauma Made Me The Success I Am Today – Podcast Episode 56

At an early age, my sister and I were sent away to boarding school. We hated it. It was soulless and cruel. While there I would sleep in the bunk bed above my sister’s, and hearing her sobbing at night was too much; so I would crawl into her bed and put my arms around her, to comfort her. I should warn you that reliving that experience in this week’s episode brought me to tears yet again. But although I didn’t know it at the time, I was beginning to learn about responsibility, and how you can never shirk it, unless you want to spend your life being unhappy. Learn how I accepted my own sense of responsibility and how you can too.

18 thoughts on “How My Childhood Trauma Made Me The Success I Am Today – Podcast Episode 56

  1. Karen Johannsen says:

    That was excellent!!!!
    Your my kind of person. So nice to hear the part on parenting. You should write a book on parenting. I would wish all parents would read your book. The world would be a better place.
    I am going to put this knowledge of responsibility at work today and stop and use it in everything I do. This is the first podcast I have listen to.
    Thank you!!!❤

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      Let me officially welcome you to my Podcast! Thank you so much for this, I feel having positive parenting relationships is so important in maintaining a happy household balance. I’m really glad you enjoyed it and hope you’ll continue to tune in! xo

  2. Eve Hunter says:

    Hi Kim.
    I’ve been following you for about a year now. I’m 49. I’ve had some great success in my life. But I’ve had to fight a fear and shame based upbringing and background.
    Today this caught my eye. The trauma and using it to succeed. I loved your candidness. I loved how you said when we blame…we give our power away. I’ve always had a clear vision of what I want but difficulty in executing it. Many times blaming people and circumstances. Thank you for sharing bits of your life with us. I connected so deeply with what you said. I’m proud for you and hopeful for myself tonight. Thanks.

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      Fear and shame is so common in our society, congratulations for recognizing that! Exactly, we all have a choice, every day in every moment! Thank you for listening and for sharing xo

  3. Nathalie Mansour says:

    This is the first time I listen to your podcasts and my did I start with the right one! I feel very connected to your experience and there’s so much light shone on aspects I struggle with.
    Thank you for this and I know I will be digging all your old material to listen to today while I work. Is there a way I can contact you directly, I would like to ask some questions. Be well and wonderful x

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      I’m so delighted you enjoyed the Podcast and welcome to our tribe! You can reach out to my team on our live website chat they are all an extension of me and we are all in contact every day! xo

  4. Elaine says:

    Yes! Belief in self is so important and essential to exploring one’s responsibility and resiliency in living well. In our current cultural temperament, belief and resiliency are being quite challenged. I am actively facing this work today because I want to live better.

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      Great insight and truth right there! You are so right, keep up the great self work and thank you so much for listening! xo

  5. Nichola says:

    Soooo, not gonna lie – I cried…… sitting in a foreign country missing my sister and parents so bad right now. I am the elder sister and I was you Kim, protecting and nurturing my younger sister while my mum was building her nursing career. So thanks for that!
    Hope my boys realize when they become adults that moving to a foreign country in their school going years would have taught them resilience and taught them life lessons no school classroom could have taught them. I envy (in a good way of course) the opportunity my husband and I have given them – moving countries when we were kids was unheard of ! Going to uni (if that’s what they want to do) in a foreign country was only reserved for the really wealthy kids and here they have the world at their fingertips. Just seeing them be happy humans is top priority.

    Thanks Kim , great episode (and no I’m not just saying that so I can win a s&s program lol)

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      I’m so delighted you related to what I said in such a deep and profound way, you sound like an amazing woman and mother! You are giving your boys such an immersive learning experience which is how we tend to learn! Thank you for sharing, and yes definitely submit a review for a chance to win! We would love to have you. xo

  6. Mary says:

    A really great relatable podcast Kim. I’m the eldest and there was only my sister and I growing up so I completely identified with taking on the responsibility of looking after everyone else. I went down the academic path when I was younger out of fear of being labelled stupid, worked from 11 years old (now 36) and 2 years ago I went searching for something more colourful and creative. I’ve now started up an image consultancy business where I help women raise their visibility in the workplace. I don’t want my children to pick career paths out of fear which is why I find your parenting style so fascinating, would love for you to do an unschooling masterclass! I think people would love a bit of guidance with it. One of the most real and genuine mentors I’ve ever come across. Thanks Kim!

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      Yes! Could you imagine if everyone chose careers based out of passion versus meeting societal expectations, I know our Health care would definitely be vastly different. Thanks for the suggestion on the Masterclass. Would love to hear about your business! xo

  7. Minu kaur says:

    Thank you, just thank you. I needed to listen to this right now! I’m taking responsibility for everything!!!! This really hit home. My kids listened with me… and they loved it too ?

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      I love that you listened to it with your kids! My hope is that more parents will be more open and honest with their kids, adults are not perfect we make mistakes. We have things in our past that shape us, and it’s okay to speak about that. Thank you so much for listening! xo

  8. Nicole Murphy says:

    I really loved this episode. I suffered childhood trauma as well and I’ve been attending therapy the past couple of years. Listening to this episode made me realize my childhood really affected me and how I take on a victim mentality. Thank you so much because it makes me want to make some HUGE changes in my life now. Thanks Kim love you!

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      Yes! I am all about personal growth and development, we always have a choice. We can blame our past for our problems, or use our past to evolve. Great job on recognizing those things about yourself! Love to you..xo

  9. Khyathi Rao says:

    I simply loved this podcast! You not only inspire me to have smashing fitness goals, but also make me a better parent. I can resonate with you on having had to be “responsible” as a kid as I had to too. It made me go down the memory lane. Also, I pick up so many hacks from your podcasts in parenting, fitness and life! I wait for your podcasts every week. I’m so glad I started following you on insta some 3 years ago. You have made a huge impact on so many of us. Thank you Kim.

    • The Sculpted Vegan says:

      Awww, you are very welcome! Thank you so much for your kind words, I am truly honored that you have taken so much from my podcasts, it’s why I do them! If you’re in our groups, please tag me so I can see you smashing those goals! xo

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