246: How to shine bright – with Sarah Hagstrom (PART ONE)

By July 26, 2022July 28th, 2022The Simplifiers Podcast

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Part of being a truly radiant person is to learn how to shine bright, yet without that pesky ego getting in the way. Many times you hear about people who “suck all the oxygen out of the room” or others who feel destined to be a wallflower forever. And in both scenarios, I find it fascinating that these are fear-based perceptions… Comparing yourself to others is the quickest way to dim your own light inside. So how do we avoid this fear loop and instead show up to life as our full, vibrant selves?

My special guest today is Sarah Hagstrom and she’s simplifying how to shine bright and reclaim your radiance.  Her personal story battling with chronic pain, digestive issues, overworking and people pleasing is one that I’m sure many of us have grappled with at some point in our own lives. The good news is… it doesn’t have to be your “forever story.” Sarah shows us a better way to do less and focus on the things in life that truly light you up… and as she puts it, she teaches us to remember the simple phrase of “let’s try easier” to help you lighten the load when things feel heavy, stressful or overwhelming. It seems that the secret to radiance is here, too.

Here’s how. 


My special guest today is Sarah Hagstrom and she’s simplifying how to shine bright.

We tackle and simplify all aspects of it, including:

  • Some insight into her childhood and how that affected her health as an adult – what she did to reverse the chronic pain and tackle the digestion issues once and for all
  • What she means when she says “prune for progress” to reclaim your radiance and to truly live your purpose
  • When we realize nothing is “good or bad” or “right or wrong” in life, how that simple, yet profound truth helps us shine brighter
  • How to put an end to “people-pleasing” tendencies and focus more on doing the things that truly light you up first
  • …and ultimately, she shares simple, practical tips that have helped her live with more grace, ease and flow both personally and professionally.

All this month, we’ve been focused on the theme of “Radiance” – sharing ideas on how to live a vibrant life where your inner light shines bright once again. And what a WILD ride it’s been! I am a firm believer that when we each do the inner work like this, tackling the deep-rooted identity anchors that we dropped down when we were a child that helped us understand who we are, how we show up and what roles we do (and don’t) play in the world… healing begins. Because as you uncover these subconscious beliefs and anchors, you begin to acknowledge them… work through them… and ultimately, decide if they are still serving you or not. 

Do they expand your radiance as a human or hinder it, in this season of your life?

And then, you get to decide… what am I going to do next to change my life, to shine brighter today and to evolve?

As always, ping me over on Instagram  @thesimplifiers – and tell me your thoughts:

  • What new ideas did this conversation spark for you? 
  • What has the journey this month been like for you to explore (and expand) your inner radiance?

Share this episode with a loved one and discuss it together. Sometimes the best solutions are the ones found by simply asking your inner circle to join you in this journey.

You can do it, I believe in you… it’s time to simplify!

Q: Are you ready to leap into something new in life? If yes, this one is for you.

It’s time to #DoTheThing

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My challenge for you this week:

How are you going to take what you’ve learned in today’s episode and to once again shine bright? What’s one thing you’ll do differently? Share it with me, privately or publicly. Snap a photo of you doing the thing, and tag @thesimplifiers on Instagram for added accountability and support!

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About Sarah Hagstrom

Sarah Hagstrom – She is determined to make the world a healthier and happier place. She is devoted to growing health coaching businesses with healthy bottom lines, by establishing strong foundations from the start.

She empowers health coaches to embrace their passion, do the work, show up for themselves and their clients, and own their success. 

Where Sarah hangs out online:

Website: thecoachandgrow.co

Facebook Group: @coachandgrow 

Instagram: @sarah_hagstrom

Sarah’s vote for the perfect guest on The Simplifiers Podcast:

…you’ll just have to wait and see in PART TWO of this conversation!

Sarah Hagstrom

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