🌟 Just wrapped up an incredibly inspiring episode of our “Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself” podcast with the fabulous Ashley Robyn, author of “Maybe We’re All Diamonds.” 📘

🎙️ First off, if you haven’t listened to the full episode yet, you’re missing out on a gem! Seriously, head over and give it a listen – it’s packed with insights and relatable moments that you don’t want to miss.

One of the most striking parts of our conversation was Ashley’s approach to setting boundaries in her professional life. She shared a story that began with the Instagram video that captured a pivotal moment where she handled a challenging situation with her boss with incredible grace and assertiveness. The video that sparked my interest. One of the things that will hit you right away is Ashley’s gentle firmness, like a soft boundary wall. Her story isn’t just about workplace dynamics; it’s a powerful lesson in standing up for ourselves while maintaining our integrity. We have all faced similar struggles, and Ashley’s experience is a shining example of how to navigate these waters.

Here are three key takeaways from our chat with Ashley:

  • Empowerment Through Self-Respect: Learning to set boundaries is a crucial step in respecting and valuing yourself.
  • The Power of Intuition: Trusting your gut feeling is vital in recognizing and navigating toxic environments.
  • Embracing Change: It’s never too late to step away from negativity and transform your life.

Ashley shared a powerful quote during our conversation:

“When we speak our truth and stand up for ourselves, we’re not just setting boundaries; we’re setting ourselves free.”

This resonated with me deeply, and I believe it will with you too.

Another highlight was our deep dive into Ashley’s journey of writing her book, “Maybe We’re All Diamonds.” This isn’t just a memoir; it’s a roadmap for anyone navigating toxic relationships and seeking empowerment. Ashley’s raw and honest reflection on her experiences resonates deeply, especially for those of us who’ve been in similar shoes. It’s a reminder that our struggles can lead to incredible growth and transformation.

As I read her book, I could see the mistakes I knew she was making as she made them, I saw myself in so many of her choices. I was like NO GIRL NO! Stop, Don’t do it! You’ll be riveted. But there’s more to this story! Listen in and see:

✨ Final Thoughts

Our chat with Ashley was more than just an interview; it was a heart-to-heart conversation filled with lessons we can all learn from. Whether you’re struggling with setting boundaries or finding your way out of a toxic environment, Ashley’s story is a beacon of hope and strength.

So, don’t forget to listen to the full podcast and watch the video. Let’s take these lessons to heart and continue to support and inspire each other on our journeys. Remember, just like diamonds, we’re all unique and capable of shining bright, even under pressure. 💎

Stay awesome, everyone! 💖

Ashley Robyn is an expert on dysfunctional family dynamics because she lived through them. She is an artist, a stand-up comedy lover, a living room dancer, and a connector of people. She deeply loves boba tea and spaghetti, but never together. She recently published her first book, Maybe We’re All Diamonds. She spends her time as the ringleader of her family circus, living in a small house in Nashville, Tennessee, that she shares with two large fluffy dogs and two wonderfully human children. Ashley enjoys cultivating a community of kind hearts and good vibes through the simple act of sharing words the same way friends share coffee. Graciously, sincerely, and with love. Connect with Ashley at ShareLoveEverywhere.com

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.