Ep 103 Brooke Sprowl LA Therapy - The Fights Are Not About The Fights

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What better person to take relationship advice from than a therapist! This week our special guest is Brooke Sprowl the founder of My LA Therapy.  Her specialties include depression, trauma, PTSD, as well as marriage and relationship issues among others. Brooke’s articles have been featured in Social Work Today, Martha Stewart Weddings and many more.  

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Brooke believes in circular causality which in essence is the idea that your behavior is both the cause of another’s behavior as well as caused by another’s behavior.  She shares with us the importance of turning our viewpoint inward to see what areas in our own lives may need adjusting in a relationship rather that projecting all the negativity outward. This episode is perfect for those wanting to strengthen their relationships and be more present with those they love.

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Questions I Asked:

  • Why do people have power struggles in relationships?

  • How is Narcissism, when mistaken as strength, ruining relationships?

  • How does a relationship work with the idea that I don’t need anyone else’s permission?

Topics Discussed:

  • Why men are often unavailable.

  • The importance of how you are communicating.

  • How to develop and share responsibility.

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Quotes from the show:

  • “Take responsibility for what we are bringing to the table.” @mylatherapy

  • “The fights are never about the fights.” @mylatherapy

  • “We think our relationships are wrong if our needs are not always met.” @mylatherapy

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Linda Mitchell is more than qualified to help women reach a point of empowerment . As an Institute of Integrative Nutrition graduate, an award-winning fitness competitor, and elite obstacle racer. she collaborated on the fitness portion of the book “Fat Flush for Life” with mentor and New York Times Best Selling author Ann Louise Gittleman. This book was listed in Time magazine as one of the top ten diet books for 2009. As a former columnist for 12 years for Ms. Fitness magazine, Linda decided to put everything into a book and it really evolved and became “The Sisterhood of S.W.E.A.T.”.  Her book and the studio are all about helping women build confidence and self-esteem and learning to feel 100% great about themselves.    

Mitchell launched The Chickfit Studio in 2013. She says “At Chickfit, our priority is building women’s self-confidence. Our belief is that their newfound self-love will transfer into giving support and love to one another. Self-improvement equals empowerment.”

Mitchell was inspired to open The Chickfit Studio after she found that deep down in her heart she wanted to do something that was worthwhile and made real, lasting changes in people’s lives. She opened The Chickfit Studio after working as a group fitness director and personal trainer for about 25 years.