Oh man, listener, you are in for a treat. I’m so delighted to welcome Emily Reuschel on the podcast today. Emily focuses on habits, change, and the seasonality of life. I so appreciate that she is open to honestly discuss the struggles and downs of life, especially with her focus on rural women.
I’m so proud to give this episode to the world. It’s a message I needed and is filled with such hope.
- Emily grew up in a small community near St. Louis, studied education, and worked for a time as a teacher. She now lives in rural West Central Illinois with her family on her husband’s family farm.
- Emily’s mission is to bring together rockstar women from small towns and help them get clear on what they actually want with tools, habits, and a support system.
- “If we want cool stuff to happen in our small towns someone has to stand up and do something different that’s never been done before.”
- Emily loved teaching and surprised herself by leaving just two weeks before the start of a new school year. She worked as a program director at the YMCA and is so grateful for the experiences she had there. She found herself feeling burned out and had a sense of outgrowing the opportunities available to her and she set out on her own health journey.
- “I am a girl mom now and I need to figure out what it looks like to love myself into feeling better than I feel.”
- As part of her health journey Emily put together a Facebook group of family and friends to focus on habits. That grew into You Do You 82, her habit support community. Based on her own personal habits, she went from a non-runner to completing a half marathon in six months.
- “You don’t always have to be reaching for more, just reach for intention”
- “A lot of times we look at more as accumulating accolades or accumulating material things or accumulating accomplishments and knowing that you’re made for more is really like knowing you’re made for more than just showing up and being a passenger in your life”
- Emily has been open about her mental health journey after she had a feeling of being surrounded by goodness but cracking from the inside out. She sought therapy and is honest about the hard work that comes with unpacking past traumas.
- “There is going to be lightness and goodness and freedom in digging in to the other side of this crap and getting on the other side.”
- “If we are the generation that’s asking ‘am I feeling fulfilled’ I think we are also the generation that says it’s ok to get help when you know you need it”
Books we mention
- The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan
- Untamed by Glennon Doyle