What's the F***ing Point episode 21: Just Doing It + Holding on to Hope for the Planet

Today’s solo episode wraps up season 1 of the podcast! And first of all, THANK YOU. Thank you for using some of your precious minutes to listen to this podcast when you have eighteen billion other phenomenal options.

This little dream of mine feels like it's still in, um, its toddlerhood, but already it has been such a [insert self-mocking tone] labor of love.

Really though. I'm honored that you are along for this journey with me, and I will be working hard to bring you an even bigger, better, badder, bitchin'-er season 2.

To wrap up season 1, in this short solo pod, you get a few minutes of straight-up motivation to get off your ass and do the thing you have been putting off. So hold onto your hat and get ready to take some action after this one.

The bulk of the episode gives you a very quick-and-dirty intro into one of my new passions, The Work that Reconnects, which is a model designed to help people identify their unique contributions for healing the planet and all of us living on it.

To listen, stream or download from the player below or search + subscribe on Apple Podcasts or wherever you tune in to podcasts!

See you (hear you? visualize you listening? 🤓) in early 2019 for the kick-off to season 2, and meanwhile, on the gram here and here. 🤘💜

PS- please consider taking less than a minute to leave a rating and review for the show here — I would be so grateful!

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Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a Primary Therapist at The Ranch residential treatment center, where she works with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues. Valerie focuses on a holistic treatment approach of mind + body integration, using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic and bioenergetic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodrama, 12-step, and shame resilience. She is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Valerie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin. She is an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashville, and emphasizes spiritual exploration in her work with clients.

*let it shine* VIDEO interview: nicole boriski on sustainability & being a better steward of the planet

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I had an idea recently that I wanted to have a post about how we can become better stewards of the planet by making realistic (not overwhelming) changes and continuing to educate ourselves about the most pressing issues we need to know about and take action on. I'm far from an expert in that area, so I decided to interview someone who knows a lot more than me, which was a great opportunity to brush up my own knowledge and share it with you. Enter Nicole: Nicole Boriski is an Assistant Director of the Catalina Environmental Leadership Program (CELP), an environmental and outdoor education program set in a breathtaking residential camp on Catalina Island south of Los Angeles. She also happens to be one of my best friends since 5th grade, and one of a handful of people in my life where the conversation is guaranteed to decline into jokes about bodily functions within five minutes — or, should I say, she's both hilarious and humble about her wicked intelligence and wealth of knowledge.

I knew the talk would be good, but I honestly didn't know it was going to be THIS good. Seriously, you guys. Nicole knocks it out of the park in this conversation. It left me with so much to think about, and I know I'm going to be referencing both this video and the resources she shared with me on the call many more times.

(If you're reading this on mobile, you may need to click here to watch the video directly on YouTube.

https://youtu.be/mdUE6UxLHcw

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Oh, and here's Nicole and me in 6th grade (on bottom; how about them velvet dresses!), 9th grade (zebra pants, too cool for school... and yes, taken on the same wall as the other pic), and then at my wedding last year. So much love for you, friend. <3

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I'm lucky to call Nicole one of my best friends, and this conversation with her has kicked my rear in gear (in a good way, not a guilt trip!) to continue educating myself and taking tangible steps in my life to improve how I'm treating the planet. 

I hope watching has the same impact on you! Would love to hear your thoughts, questions, tips, and more — just leave a comment here or on social media. 

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Valerie Martin

Valerie Martin, LMSW, is a Primary Therapist at The Ranch residential treatment center, where she works with eating disorders, addiction, trauma, and co-occurring mental health issues. Valerie focuses on a holistic treatment approach of mind + body integration, using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic and bioenergetic therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodrama, 12-step, and shame resilience. She is also a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist (CSAT) Candidate. Valerie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications and Master of Science degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Texas in Austin. She is an active member of the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Nashville, and emphasizes spiritual exploration in her work with clients.