Do you want to experience the freedom of living without guilt and the joy of true belonging? As a woman who understands the struggle with guilt and indulgence, I want to share with you my special guest Saira Valley who spills the solution to achieving ultimate happiness and connection. and p.s. she’s my sister!

In this episode, you will be able to:

  • Discover methods to overcome guilt associated with indulgence, especially for women.
  • Realize the significance of altering expectations and embracing assistance to decrease stress.
  • Investigate the role workplaces play in perpetuating guilt and the necessity for cultural shifts.
  • Learn to recognize the underlying motives for feeling guilty and the importance of self-care.
  • Unearth the art of finding joy, belonging, and fostering inclusivity through hygge and intersectionality

Meet Saira Valley

A brilliant thinker who’s no stranger to the challenges many women face when it comes to feelings of guilt and indulgence. With a keen understanding of the societal expectations placed on women, Saira has navigated her own journey of overcoming guilt associated with non-essential purchases and self-care. She’s passionate about helping others find their own balance and redefine what it means to prioritize themselves without the weight of guilt.

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By Minessa

With over 20 years of experience, Minessa Konecky has worked with small startups and hospital systems and academic centers in managing a variety of Federal, private and industry awards. They are comfortable with the entire life cycle of awards and have worked with investigators to secure and extend their research funding. They see themselves as the facilitators of the research business enterprise, and approach all solutions from that lens. Their passion is helping people find joy and fulfillment in their work using a human-centric approach to efficiency and optimization. They host of the Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself Podcast, and hold the position of Research Administration Process Improvement and Training Director at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Minessa takes great pride in their desi heritage and being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. They live in their seaside cottage on unceded and occupied lands of the Wampanoag and Pokanoket people in Plymouth, MA with 3 dogs and their partner, Alex.