Have you ever been affected by toxic positivity?
Do you have past trauma that you cover with “I’m fine”, “it made me stronger” or other cliché phrases that aren’t actually true of you, because healing hasn’t yet been found? My guest Marissa Baker can relate. If you’re on TikTok, you may have heard of the Life Coach who was being discredited for being divorced twice by the age of 30. Well, she’s here to share the full story and how forgiving herself and focusing on her own healing was what was actually needed for her to move on, and she’s sharing how sharing your story can help you, too.
Learn more about Marissa
Marissa Ann Baker is a happy-go-lucky ray of freaking sunshine and also the CEO/Founder of the Sun Happens Brand.
She was born and raised in SW Florida and has been through some hard things like – a history of sexual abuse; alcohol and addiction running rampant in her family; getting married, and divorced, all twice before thirty. Thriving. All of that to say – those things shaped her. While there are a lot of fabulous things about her (naturally), there were toxic beliefs/behaviors that were controlling her… sabotaging her even. So if she was going to become the best version of herself, she needed to heal. Turns out healing wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows.
She’s now made it her mission to heal and help others heal through vulnerability and sharing your story.
She helps others heal using three major vehicles:
1. Sun Happens Podcast – on Spotify/iTunes
2. Sun Happens – 1:1 Life Coaching
3. Social Media Influencer – TikTok – @TheMarissaBaker
Read this article that went viral about her on Daily Mail.
Here are the books Marissa recommended:
The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself
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Word of the show:
sedulous [sej-uh-luhs] adjective
- (of a person or action) showing dedication and diligence
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