The Inner Child Podcast

By Gloria Zhang

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The Inner Child Podcast is your weekly dose of practical tips for high-achievers to attract the relationship of your dreams by healing childhood wounds, low self-worth, and emotional baggage!. Hosted by expert psychotherapist Gloria Zhang, who overcame 10 years of toxic relationships before attracting the love of her life! Grab your tissues and dance shoes as you explore a heartwarming, and sometimes laugh-out-loud hilarious, journey into radical self-love!

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#40: How to Trust Your Own Decisions
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Do you have a hard time making decisions and trusting your choices?  Making mistakes DOESN'T mean anything about you. In this episode, I talk about why this might be happening and share 3 tips on how to heal wounds of indecision. 

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Episode Highlights: 

  • Reasons why you might have trouble making decisions and the inner child roots that come from your childhood
  • The key to making more, and better choices for yourself
  • The importance of reframing the *meaning* that you associate with mistakes (why it doesn't mean you are incompetent, dumb, or make poor choices!)
  • How to treat decision making as a skill that needs to be exercised and developed

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Jan 19, 2022
#39: Surviving the Lockdown with Inner Child Healing
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As year 3 of the pandemic starts, how can you thrive during a time where nothing makes your inner child feel safe? In this episode, I share a few tips that have been a gamechanger for both myself and clients.

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Episode Highlights: 

  • The power of "Yes, And" to use gratitude in a way that doesn't minimize the hardships of what we are collectively experiencing
  • Why your "Inner Teen" feels rebellious when freedoms are taken away
  • How you can use inner child healing to create opportunities during a time of turmoil
  • Exploring the cyclical nature of life, and the consequences of resisting change
  • How to invoke your inner child spirit and play during lockdown

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Jan 12, 2022
#38: Money Talks! Healing Financial Wounds from Childhood with Nadine Zumot
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Do you have a hard time holding onto money or sticking to budgets? Why do the rich get richer, while the poor get poorer? The root issue might shock you- Your inner child!  Even your relationship with money has everything with your childhood! In this fascinating episode, I talk to my former client, Nadine Zumot (@saveamillioncents), a Certified Money Coach and founder of Save A Million Cents. We do a deep dive into how to heal your money wounds, feel deserving of becoming richer, archetypes, plus our favorite rock bands and Nadine's funny love story!

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Episode Highlights:

  • The true root of your money wounds
  • How to build wealth using inner child healing
  • Why band-aid solutions to budgeting DOESN'T work
  • Using Money Archetypes to navigate a high achiever's money wounds
  • How Nadine's relationships changed after doing her inner child work using our program
  • Music that Nadine grew up listening to, a funny story of how she and her husband met, and more!

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Jan 05, 2022
#37: 3 Tips to Have the Best Holiday Ever
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The holidays are just around the corner and it's not always a good time! Are you spending time with family or friends at a Christmas party or are you staying at home with a quiet and simple celebration? Whether you love the holidays, or you absolutely despise them, I'm giving you 3 tips to have the best holiday ever for you AND your inner child!

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Giveaway ends on December 31, 2021!

Episode Highlights:

  • How to change your language about how you're talking about the holidays
  • How to empower your inner child during the holidays
  • How to treat your boundaries during the holidays

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Dec 21, 2021
#36: You Are Not a Rehab Center for Broken People
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Do you always feel the need to "fix" broken people or choose partners who are a renovation project? In this episode, we dive into why inner child wounds this pattern is coming from, and 3 ways to change your perspective on relationships.

** Get the FREE 2021 Podcast Journal Guide!**
To receive, simply write a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts and send a screenshot to hello@bygloriazhang.com!  (Or, if you've previously sent in one already, just share the podcast to your social media and tag @bygloriazhang).
Giveaway ends on December 31, 2021!

Episode Highlights:

  • 3 Things that relationships are NOT 
  • 3 Things that a healthy relationship should be
  • The truth about codependent relationships and why it hurts more than it helps
  • How to spark curiosity and inspiration in a relationship (plus, a real life example of how Andrew inspired me to become a morning person)
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Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Dec 15, 2021
#35: How to Reset ALL Your Patterns in 4 Months, with Wendy Aguirre
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Is Inner Child Healing the final missing piece for you? It was for my client, Wendy, who is a successful Real Estate agent who was struggling with toxic relationships. Today, I'm sharing with you this SPECIAL interview taken from our Instagram Live. Wendy spills ALL the beans on how she was able to break ALL toxic bonds in her life, heal her inner child and financial situation, feel confident for the first time, and reset every single aspect of her life!

Episode Highlights:

  • Why Wendy decided to join my coaching program instead of therapy
  • Unexpected  childhood connections that surprised Wendy during our program
  • How our family relationships tie up with our relationship with money 
  • Wendy's realization with regards to dating and relationships
  • Wendy's advice for people who don't know where and how to start their healing journey

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Dec 07, 2021
#34: Am I Outgrowing The People Around Me?!
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Do you feel like you're not connecting with the people around you anymore? There are times in our lives when we outgrow people. But what does it really mean you're the only one who cares about growing and healing? In today's episode, I talk about why this might be happening and what to do about it!

Episode Highlights:

  • 2 possible reasons why you are feeling this way, and what to do about it
  • How to get your needs met when your values change
  • The Law of Correspondence - The energetic principle that people are mirrors that our external experiences, relationships and situations, in some way, shape or form reflect an internal disposition about ourselves
  • "Peter Pan Syndrome"
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Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Dec 01, 2021
#33: When It Wasn't the 'Happy Ending' You Were Sold: Adoption Lessons with Wendy Hayes
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Adoption has been considered to be a "happy ending" for children who grew up without a family or children from unsafe homes. But what happens when it wasn't everything you thought it was going to be? Today, I sat down with my former client, Wendy Hayes, the author of The Heart That Silence Built, to talk about the complexities of abandonment wounds, and what it was really like being adopted and going through the system. Stay tuned to hear Wendy's beautifully-written poem and get a chance to WIN a copy of her book!

Episode Highlights:

  • The Heart That Silence Built is a collection of Wendy's poems from age 12 to 30, detailing her emotions, experiences and adoption journey. 
  • The unspoken TRUTH about adoption and it's "HAPPY ending" myth 
  • Wendy's poem, "The Hardest Day" - a tribute to a volunteer driver with whom she had a comforting relationship with as an adoptee kid
  • Wendy's Inner Child HEALING process
  • Wendy's advice for people who are struggling with their identities and fellow adoptees who are looking for help on the same journey.
  • Buy Wendy's book, The Heart That Silence Built

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Nov 17, 2021
#32: Why Aren't They Committing to Me?!
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When it comes to dating and relationships, there are times when we meet people who won't commit to us, even if we think we've done everything "right". Today I talk about why this pattern is happening and how important Inner Child HEALING is to attracting an aligned partner for life.  Plus... a HUGE relationship update in my own life!

Are you a High-Achieving professional who wants to break the cycle of toxic relationships, and create a healthy, soulmate partnership for life? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

Episode Highlights:

  • How to tell if someone is emotionally unavailable - whether it's YOU or them
  • Reason #1: You have your blinders on! When we choose emotionally unavailable people, it means that we're doing this based on what feels FAMILIAR to us, which is often deeply rooted in our childhood wounds
  • Common unhealthy patterns to watch out for when choosing romantic partners
  • Reason #2:  Premature Attachment - locking someone down immediately like you're madly in love but actually acting out of FEAR to lose "good" romantic options

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Nov 08, 2021
#31: From Childhood Abuse to Olympics Gold Medalist & Hollywood Stuntwoman
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Dana is an Olympic gold medalist and acclaimed Hollywood stuntwoman who's work includes Charlie's Angels, Mortal Kombat, Terminator 3, and the Avengers. Today she's here to talk about surviving childhood abuse and how healing her inner child led her to pursuing her wildest dreams. I am so honoured to be able to chat with Dana, who is a living embodiment of the healed High-Achiever, and I know you're going to get SO much out of this episode!

Episode Highlights

  • Dana's experience in choosing a thrilling Hollywood Stunts career despite physical challenges and risks
  • Dana's story of overcoming the struggles of childhood abuse and adversity and how it motivated her to DREAM BIG, pursue the career of her dreams, WIN an Olympic gold medal in Taekwondo
  • How taking one step with COURAGE helped Dana in healing and making peace with her dark past and how that pushed her to where she is now
  • Dana's advice for success for those who are working through trauma

Are you a High-Achieving professional who wants to break the cycle of toxic relationships, and create a healthy, soulmate partnership for life? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.💔

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Nov 01, 2021
#30: Three Ways to Quickly Reconnect with your Inner Child
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Being a high achiever is TOUGH - you work so hard to achieve your goals that you eventually forget to slow down and you might even feel like you've lost touch with that younger, more authentic version of yourself. In this episode, I'm sharing 3 tips to help you RECONNECT with your inner child, so stay tuned!

Are you a High-Achieving professional who wants to break the cycle of toxic relationships, and create a healthy, soulmate partnership for life? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

Episode Highlights:

  • I share my own childhood experience in feeling disconnected from myself and how I used that experience to get back in touch with my inner child
  • Tip# 1: Thinking back to a childhood memory that you were safe, you were connected, or had little moments of joy 
  • Tip# 2: Tapping into the TV shows or movies, or any sort of media that you might have consumed or grew up with at that time
  • Tip# 3: Talk in a baby voice to yourself (what?!! Listen to my explanation before you judge!)

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Oct 27, 2021
#29: How Jami Healed Chronic Anxiety and Codependency in MONTHS, After Trying 32 Years of Therapy!
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Prepare to feel INSPIRED by with a real-life example of what's possible for you when you do the Inner Child work! In today's special edition Success Stories episode, I talk to Jami Ginsberg, who just recently graduated from our program. Jami is an Occupational Therapist who shares exactly how she used our Inner Child methods to OVERCOME her lifelong anxiety and codependency in just a few months in our program, and experienced MORE results than previously trying 32 years of therapy!

Episode Highlights:

  • Jami shares the simple strategy from the program (that can be done lying in bed in the morning!) that was the biggest breakthroughs to ending lifelong anxiety and body dysmorphia
  • Jami's story on how it feels to live FREE of anxiety, after completing the program
  • Jami's experience on how inner child work is different from therapy
  • The importance of community and healing together with a supportive group of like-minded people
  • How Jami saved her marriage and codependency patterns from applying the work.

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Oct 19, 2021
#28: GOODBYE, Academy... Hello, Soulmate!
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My dearest friends, we have a special announcement today! The Academy is going away forever, BUT it's being replaced by something new... (cue drumroll)

Introducing... Soulmate: My signature program where I help high achievers BREAK the cycle of toxic relationships using inner child healing, so that they can ATTRACT the healthy, loving relationship of their dreams and embody inner peace.

In this episode, I talk about the our epic student wins, the 3 BIGGEST changes I have made based on student feedback, and what to expect inside Soulmate.

FYI this is old news, if you follow me on Instagram or are on my mailing list, we've already rolled out this program within the community months ago... And now it's finally made its public debut :)

Episode Highlights:

  • How we helped our clients and students in our previous program and why we're moving forward to an even better, higher-value upgrade
  • The story behind the program's name, "SOULMATE" and how it can help high achievers
  • The H.E.A.L. method: Hearing your inner child, Emotional mastery, Aligning with abundance, Love your shadows
  • Soulmate is 30% education and 70% ACCOUNTABILITY and IMPLEMENTATION

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

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Oct 12, 2021
#27: The MOST Important Decision You Will Make in Your Lifetime
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Did you know that there is ONE very important decision that you'll have to make in your life that will directly impact your daily mental health, finances, inner child healing and HAPPINESS in this lifetime?

This one decision is also the reason why I got into this work in the first place, as I share today a vulnerable piece of my childhood that I haven't told you before.

Are you a High-Achieving professional who wants to break the cycle of toxic relationships, and create a healthy, soulmate partnership for life? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

Episode Highlights:

  • A snapshot of the #1 reason why I became a hopeless romantic and got into this work, stemming from something in my my childhood.
  • Who you choose as your life partner is the single MOST important and influential decision of the next 30-60 years of your life
  • The prerequisite to choosing a good life partner is HEALING your inner child and BREAKING toxic patterns and become more secure in your attachment
  • Call to Action: Ask yourself with complete loving honesty, on HOW your relationship choices is affecting your future

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Oct 04, 2021
#26: How to be Authentically YOURSELF
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Are you struggling to be your TRUE and AUTHENTIC SELF around people and in relationships? When you find it hard to show your real emotions or personality and you get used to people-pleasing, then maybe it's time to re-evaluate your core wounds and get back in touch with the REAL YOU.

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply direction on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

Episode Highlights:

  • My experience in feeling like an "observer", struggling to be my authentic self when I was a child because of trauma and not feeling safe to express myself at home
  • Thoughts on my Asian-Canadian story
  • My thoughts on spirituality being connected to inner child healing, which is important in reconnecting with your true self
  • Figuring out what identities you're trying to play and re-assessing if it's driven by your inner self or just influenced by trying to please people
  • Ask yourself: Am I doing this thing because I want to or is it more for other people's approval?

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Sep 27, 2021
#25: An Update from Gloria!
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Hello, friends! I just want to update you all on something...  but don't worry, the podcast is NOT ending!! I'm sharing with you all on why I am just taking a break to relax, reset and celebrate my wins. And in this episode, I divulge some behind-the-scenes on my personal life,the most surprising discovery this year, some teachable moments, so stay tuned!

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and keep the fulfilling relationship of your dreams, but past emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Our exclusive program is re-launching in November! ⁠You'll get to work with me in a healing, safe space to transform your love life with the power of Inner Child healing- 📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or email me at hello@bygloriazhang.com

Episode Highlights:

  • Remembering that taking time away is really not a waste of time but rather, an opportunity to relax and reset, so you can come back with more productivity, creativity and be more efficient in achieving your goals.
  • Recognizing that you are probably hitting milestones right now that need your attention, that need your celebration. 

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Sep 09, 2021
#24: 3 Reasons Why You Lose Yourself in Relationships
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Some people say that you can't have everything in this world- Like money, independence AND love? But in this episode, we're debunking that myth. If you're a successful high achiever who feels in control and confident when you're single but totally lose yourself and become anxious when you're in a relationship, listen up to today's episode. I talk about why this isn't your fault, discuss three reasons why Attachment is the culprit- Listen until the end to learn how to be that same person who's capable of giving AND receiving love.

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and keep the fulfilling relationship of your dreams, but past emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 My small-group coaching is launching in November! ⁠You'll get to work with me in a healing, safe space to transform your love life with the power of Inner Child healing- 📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or email me at hello@bygloriazhang.com!

Episode Highlights:

  • One of the reasons why this is happening: You don't know how "NOT" to be the giver
  • The big possibility of attracting people who want to be taken care of because of this "caretaker" mindset
  • Being overly attached to being independent might actually be a "mask" in neglecting your insecurities and vulnerabilities, which is somehow "exposed" when you're in a relationship
  • Being in a relationship might be activating unresolved core wounds of abandonment, trust, neglect or guilt
  • Practicing self-compassion as a way to change these kinds of trauma responses
  • Call to Action: Take back your power and be kind to yourself, get back to doing things that make you safe on the inside, and check out my programs for more helpful tips!

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Aug 30, 2021
#23: From Poverty and Humble Beginnings, to Self-made Filmmaker & TikTok Viral Sensation
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Get ready to be INSPIRED to follow your dreams, no matter what you grew up with! In today's episode, I sat down with Drex Lee, the self-made serial entrepreneur and filmmaker with over 2.7 million TikTok followers.  Drex talks about his journey growing up in a dangerous neighborhood, his Asian-American story growing up with immigrant parents, feeling like an academic failure, and how he was able to follow his dreams despite starting with almost nothing. We talk about his first big break as a filmmaker using just his PHONE, his business ventures, entrepreneur dating advice, our favorite anime show and more!

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and keep the fulfilling relationship of your dreams, but past emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 My small-group coaching is launching in November! ⁠You'll get to work with me in a healing, safe space to transform your love life with the power of Inner Child healing- 📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or email me at hello@bygloriazhang.com!

Episode Highlights:

  • Drex's story in setting a booming trend on TikTok, filming innovative and creative cinematography using only his Samsung phone
  • How he went from broke to working for big brands and businesses
  • Drex's childhood journey living in a dangerous neighborhood, rarely bonding with his parents due to their busyness, failing in classes and not knowing what it feels like to spend time with his family
  • Drex's advice on dating for entrepreneurs: Find someone who will support and bring out the best in you and what you do
  • His advice to entrepreneurs who don't know where to start with their businesses
  • Drex's favorite Naruto character, his favorite shows, and more!

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Aug 24, 2021
#22: When Things Spiral Out of Control
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When things fall apart, it's normal to spiral and feel out of control.  If you're like me, you might start to think that the universe is out to get you and blame yourself for not doing enough. In this episode, I share how to shift out of the energy of our wounded inner child, and align and surrender with your empowered inner child by doing LESS, and not more!

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and keep the fulfilling relationship of your dreams, but past emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 My small-group coaching is launching in November! ⁠You'll get to work with me in a healing, safe space to transform your love life with the power of Inner Child healing- 📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or email me at hello@bygloriazhang.com!

Episode Highlights:

  • My moving disaster and how I moved through old wounds being triggered
  • Why wounded inner children become wounded adults who operate from a place of over-giving and overdoing to overcompensate for the lack of control
  • Learning how to SURRENDER, and let go of control and allowing things to naturally happen
  • Principle of "Less is More": You don't really need "more" tools, strategies or resources
  • Why our brains remember "bad" things more than good things
  • The incredible transformation and real feedback from one of my Inner Child Academy students in healing her childhood, and recovering memories!!

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Aug 16, 2021
#21: Married to the Wolf of Wall Street: Healing from Narcissistic Abuse
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If you've seen the Oscar winning movie, The Wolf of Wall Street, then you'll know exactly who today's guest is (portrayed by actress, Margot Robbie). In this episode, I talk to the REAL Dr. Nadine Macaluso, as she shares her healing journey after being in a highly publicized narcissistic marriage with her ex-husband, the infamous Wall Street Wolf, Jordan Belfort. We talk more about healing from trauma bonds and narcissistic relationships, TV show recommendations, pineapple on pizza and more!

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract or save the fulfilling relationship of your dreams, but past emotional baggage is getting in the way? There's a high-level opportunity to work with me to bring in the love you have always desired- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or email me at hello@bygloriazhang.com!

Episode Highlights:

  • Nadine's breaking point and wakeup call that finally set her free from her ex-husband's control and addiction.
  • How Nadine helps her clients heal from trauma bonds and toxic relationships through marriage counseling and family therapy
  • The concept of "Nature versus Nurture." 
  • What narcissism is and how Nadine reflects on her early childhood and it's contribution to her relationships
  • The difference between toxic and healthy relationships.
  • How Nadine reconciled with her ex-husband, Jordan, and continue to co-parent to this day
  • How to know if you're in a trauma bond and what to do about it.

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Aug 02, 2021
#20: Meet My Honey! How we Healed Past Toxic Relationships & Fell in Love
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Due to popular demand, I invited my sweetheart Andrew to today's episode where we reveal EVERTHING about our relationship! As two people who healed a lot of childhood trauma, we answered your Instagram questions about how we both overcame our past toxic relationships, how to be healthy and passionate WITHOUT boredom in your relationship (duh!), our top tips on dating red flags, and a behind-the-scenes on how we keep our love alive despite me being a busy, "A-Type" entrepreneur!

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract or save the fulfilling relationship of your dreams, but past emotional baggage is getting in the way? There's a high-level opportunity to work with me to bring in the love you have always desired- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or email me at hello@bygloriazhang.com!

Episode Highlights:

  • How to have exciting, secure relationships WITHOUT relying on "drama" and trauma bonding from past dating patterns
  • What to do when you feel hopeless about finding the right person for you
  • Our top tips on communicating and building a solid relationship foundation
  • I share how I worked on my healing process first before I met Andrew and became ready for a relationship that I think I truly deserved.
  • #1 red flag of toxic partners while dating
  • We also talk about retroactive jealousy, trusting your own timeline in love or reframing your beliefs, our future date plans after the pandemic, anime nerdiness, Naruto and more!

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Jul 26, 2021
#19: Are you Daydreaming or Dissociating?
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Daydreaming is TOTALLY normal of course! But what if you have a pattern of zoning out when big, uncomfortable, or unsafe feelings arise, to the point where you find it hard to stay in your body?  What does it mean?!! In today's episode, I'll talk about why we dissociate and my Inner Child approach of how to deal with it.

Episode Highlights:

  • A lot of kids who have experienced trauma while growing up escape into fantasy or daydreaming, as a way to cope with their unsafe or uncomfortable realities.
  • Dissociation can happen to people who grew up in abusive, chaotic or passive-aggressive households.
  • Dissociation is a symptom of the wounds that you endured growing up such as neglect, abandonment or gaslighting. 
  • Remember that "we cannot deal with symptoms in the same way that they were created." This means that we cannot gaslight, criticize or abandon ourselves even more as an attempt to try to get rid of it.

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Jul 13, 2021
#18: Do This and Start Accepting Compliments
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Do you ever feel embarrassed, awkward or uncomfortable receiving compliments?  To the point where you feel like it's not true or you don't deserve them? In today's episode, I'm going to talk about overcoming that and working on your inner self-worth, so that you can allow yourself to receive these gifts - to be seen, heard, honored and appreciated. Plus, I'm sharing a teaser into a new interview series that is coming soon to the podcast!

Episode Highlights:

  • When you reject compliments, you're not really being "humble" but you're not allowing yourself to be appreciated and to feel that joy of receiving that gift
  • In a way, rejecting a compliment from a loved one might seem like gaslighting or invalidating that person's judgement or experience
  • Call to Action: Ask yourself, "How would my confident, self-loving future self react in these kinds of situations?" Challenge yourself for this week to expand yourself like a balloon - appreciate compliments and allow yourself to enjoy them!

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Jul 04, 2021
#17: Why You're Anxious All the Time
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Anxiety is a natural human feeling that we all share. But what if this anxiety is persistent and rooted in people-pleasing, ignoring your own intuition, and "performing" for others approval?  And In today's episode, we will be talking about how you can learn how to step into your power, embrace your intuition and feel completely free to be yourself!

**Make sure to join my FREE 5-Day Challenge starting TODAY, where I am going live everyday to teach you how to grow from Anxious to Secure through the power of Inner Child Healing! Don't worry if you're late or just catching up, the replay videos will be updated in a link emailed to you.  In this free event, you'll discover and pinpoint the exact identities and unconscious patterns that keep you stuck in self-sabotage and insecurity!  Register here >> https://bygloriazhang.com/challenge **

 Episode Highlights: 

  • Inner Child Tips to healing this type of anxiety that runs in the background
  • Sometimes, anxiety is just your intuition screaming at you after being ignored, suppressed, or gaslighted for so long
  • The problem is not the anxiety, but the way that you're responding to it
  • What happens when we "perform" for others, be someone you're not, and constantly read the room and subtext in other people
  • Call to Action: Join my free workshop! Start to practice getting back in touch with your intuition and remind yourself that anxiety may not be the problem but how you respond to it 

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Jun 21, 2021
#16: Inner Child Healing for Trans, Non-binary, and LGBTQ+ people, Bad & Hilarious Therapy, Self-acceptance, Anime Club, & more!
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Today is one of my most raw, unfiltered episodes EVER because I am talking to one of my best friends of 15+ years Chris who shares their inspiring story coming out as trans and non-binary, in celebration of Pride Month! Listen in as we talk about HILARIOUS stories of bad therapy experiences, child diagnoses of ADHD, video games, discovering and accepting who you are. No matter what you identify with, you will get SO much wisdom and juicy goodness from this episode!

**Make sure to join my FREE 5-Day Challenge on June 21st, where I am going live everyday to teach you how to grow from Anxious to Secure through the power of Inner Child Healing! In this free event, you'll discover and pinpoint the exact identities and unconscious patterns that keep you stuck in self-sabotage and insecurity!  Register here >> https://bygloriazhang.com/challenge **

Episode Highlights:

  • Misconceptions about trans and non-binary friends, transitioning, self-discovery and acceptance being part of the healing process
  • Chris' trust issues with his childhood therapists and his advice for therapists who are struggling with working with kids
  • How Chris was able to get in touch with his inner child, from being a "very angry and depressed child" to "having self-acceptance and self-love as an adult"
  • It's okay to feel BIG feelings but learn how to eventually let them go by being productive or doing something you love
  • How to think about life as a video game in order to overcome challenges!!
  • What we were like as high school kids!!

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Jun 14, 2021
#15: What if your Insecurities are Based on Truth?
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Have you been teased or bullied about an insecurity that seems to be based on a real thing, or a real fact about you? In today's episode, I will talk about learning how to untangle shame around this and heal your insecurities.

**Make sure to join my FREE 5-Day Challenge on June 21st, where I am going live everyday to teach you how to grow from Anxious to Secure through the power of Inner Child Healing! In this free event, you'll discover and pinpoint the exact identities and unconscious patterns that keep you stuck in self-sabotage and insecurity!  Register here >> https://bygloriazhang.com/challenge **

Episode Highlights:

  • I share my experience growing up with a mom who nitpicked almost everything that I did and a toxic relationship with an ex who planted seeds of body insecurity in me
  • Why insecurities are not really about the "truth", but are about the false meanings that someone attached to your Core Wounds
  • A different perspective on what insecurities really are, which are "thrown rocks" weaponized to hurt you for a bully or abuser's sense of ego
  • Call to Action: 3 journal questions to dissolve your insecurities

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Jun 07, 2021
#14: When love hurts: Are you in a Trauma Bond?
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Is love supposed to hurt? Is it normal to feel emotionally attached to a person who hurts you, keeps making empty promises to change,  and yet you find yourself staying anyway? In today's episode, we're talking about trauma bonds and why it's not actually "love", but an attachment trauma response. Screenshot this episode with your biggest takeaways, and tag me on Instagram @bygloriazhang!

Are you a High Achiever or entrepreneur who wants to attract and create the lasting, romantic relationship of your dreams, but unhealed emotional baggage is getting in the way? 💔 Join "SOULMATE", my signature program!📧⁠- DM with the words "HIGH ACHIEVER" @bygloriazhang or apply directly on bygloriazhang.com/soulmate.

Episode Highlights:

  • 3 Warning Signs that you're actually in a Trauma Bond relationship
  • "Fawn" - One type of trauma response where you emotionally attach onto the person who has hurt you
  • The importance of honoring your instincts and "Inner GPS" instead of gaslighting yourself 
  • Understand the Inner Child roots on why trauma bonds may have actually started with the relationship you had with your parents, and has become "normal" for you
  • Call to Action: Three actionable tips on how to break the cycle of trauma bonds, and prepare your Inner Child for loving, intimate relationships

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May 30, 2021
#13: 5 Lessons Learned After Turning 30
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Turning 30 during the pandemic made me realize a lot of beautiful and painful lessons along the way, and today's episode is a special intimate peek into my own life. Not only when it comes to self-love, but also trusting the process in this thing called life!

Episode Highlights:

  • How I overcame and faced my own fear of ending up alone without kids!
  • Timelines are not real- Forgetting about milestones and just follow your journey
  • Realizing why YOU are your own secret ingredient
  • Why the things that didn't work out for you actually DID work out for you
  • Call to Action: How to be fully present in whatever stage you are in right now

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May 25, 2021
#12: Finding Forgiveness After Unthinkable Grief
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After losing four family members in a devastating drunk driving accident that made international headlines, he found himself on a remarkable journey into forgiveness and inner peace. I'm honored to share this exclusive podcast interview with Chad Mierau, author of the upcoming book "Surviving The Crash".

Episode Highlights:

  • Chad's incredible story of grief and loss, and how he discovered inner peace
  • Why Chad chose to meet the family of the offending driver, and created lifetime friendships through heart healing
  • Chad's perspective on why he forgave, and his personal advice for anyone considering the path of forgiveness
  • Breaking gender norms on mental health, the importance of getting in touch with your emotions from a man's perspective
  • The "grief fog" and how to move through stages of grief

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May 18, 2021
#11: Got Mommy Issues? Healing the 'Mother Wound'
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You didn't get the "Mother's love" that you longed for, and now you're an adult with self-esteem or relationship issues. In light of Mother's Day, today we're talking about healing the "Mother" wound (as a part 2 to our 'Daddy Issues' episode), and how to come to terms with the grief of not having the mom that you needed. Listen until the end for a special Mother Wound affirmation!

Episode Highlights:

  • Surprising ways that your mother was absent or not emotionally attuned to you
  • Lessons from my last job about how watching mothers play with their baby for a few minutes can predict Attachment Style with incredibly high accuracy
  • How to navigate conflicting feelings about your mom
  • Call to Action: A special affirmation for the Mother Wound, embracing grief, and tips on re-parenting yourself on the needs that you didn't get met

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May 10, 2021
#10: How to Speak Up and Voice Your Needs
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In this episode, learn how to confidently voice your needs, EVEN when you feel anxious, your voice cracks awkwardly, or if it doesn't go well.  It's never too late to become more assertive, even if you grew up believing that you weren't allowed to!

Episode Highlights:

  • How to get over the fear of your voice shaking, saying it wrong, or not being heard
  • The first principle of my method of Inner Child healing: "Speaking kindly to yourself".
  • Why becoming assertive is a skill or "muscle" that needs repetition and time to build
  • Call to Action tips at the very end!

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May 04, 2021
#9: How to Deal with Big Feelings
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Are you uncomfortable with yucky big feelings like rejection, embarrassment, sadness?  In this episode, I teach you how to re-parent yourself to sit with and actually feel your feelings the RIGHT way, so that you can release them from your body!

Episode Highlights:

  • Why parents who are uncomfortable with their own feelings end up dismissing their children's emotions too
  • Understanding why the PEAK of intense emotions cannot last more than 1.5 hours in your body!
  • "What you resist will persist" - How ignoring or pushing down your feelings affects your body and health
  • Call to Action: Scheduling a "crying/feeling day" for yourself where you safely let it all out and coach your Inner Child

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Apr 27, 2021
#8: You Don't Need to be Perfect, Believe Me
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Are you a perfectionist? Or maybe you're trying to be the "flawless person" you think that you're expected to be. Beneath it, is a fear that you're not good enough as you are. Today, I'll show you how to reconnect with your Authentic Self and heal your inner child underneath!

Episode Highlights:

  • What perfectionism really is and why it's important to just be your authentic and true self
  • The concept of "fatal flaw" and shame of being ourselves
  • How scarcity mindset relates to insecurity and overcompensation
  • Call to Action: Learn more about these core wounds by checking out the links below!

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Apr 20, 2021
#7: Turned OFF by "Niceness" and Sabotaging Your Relationships?
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Do you feel TURNED OFF (or even disgusted) by healthy, secure partners? Or find yourself pushing away people who treat you well? You might have an Avoidant or Disorganized Attachment Style, but it's possible to change!

Episode Highlights:

  • I answer 2 questions from our listeners, and explain what Avoidant/Disorganized Styles are really about
  • Are you unconsciously using "Deactivation Strategies" and sabotaging relationships?
  • How to tell if it's your INTUITION vs. an old pattern of pushing people away.
  • Call to Action: "Stories OVER Symptoms" as one of Gloria's principles of Inner Child healing

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Apr 12, 2021
#6: Release GUILT About Blaming Your Parents For Your Childhood Issues
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Do you feel guilty or "ungrateful" when you think about how your parents contributed to your childhood issues?   You're not alone, this feeling can prevent you from acknowledging what really happened to you! In today's episode I explain what's actually happening unconsciously, and a step-by-step Inner Child exercise to help you RELEASE guilt and responsibility.

Episode Highlights:

  • Why guilt is a trauma response, and how to self-validate while still holding others accountable for their actions
  • How I used to feel guilty about blaming my parents because of what they went through as immigrants and the sacrifices they made for our family
  • Listen 'til the end as I walk you through a powerful Inner Child visualization exercise to release those feelings of guilt and responsibility

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Apr 05, 2021
#5: Insecurities- If I'm not the BEST, then I'm GARBAGE!
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We've all got insecurities...but what if you're obsessed with being "THE BEST" at something, otherwise you feel like you're nothing at all? In today's episode, I talk about how to release this pattern of overcompensation, and start building true, authentic self-worth.

Episode Highlights:

  • How these insecurities manifest based on your Attachment Style (Anxious, Avoidant, Disorganized, Secure)
  • How I used to be TOTALLY obsessed with being "the best girlfriend" (Hint... it doesn't work!)
  • Practical tips on how to avoid over-analyzing people, judging other people, and getting rid of the pedestal altogether

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Mar 29, 2021
#4: How to Stop People Pleasing (and WHY we do it)
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Are you a people pleaser and can't stop caring about what other people think? The people pleasing brain affects EVERYTHING that you do in life. In this episode, I'll show you how to change this pattern without shaming yourself.

 * You're invited! Request to join our FREE community on Facebook for bonus content**
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theinnerchildpodcast

Episode Highlights:

  • The common misconception about "people pleasing" and what it really is
  • I share how I used to feel like a human chameleon, and why people pleasing is how I ended up playing in bands, influencing my fashion, career choices and more 
  • How a former client stopped people pleasing his girlfriend
  • Attachment Styles and what they have to do with it

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Mar 22, 2021
#3: Creative Inner Child Hacks to Beat Your Pandemic Lockdown Blues
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Want to harness the wacky, fun, creative energy of your Inner Child to beat the pandemic lockdown blues?

* You're invited! Request to join our FREE community on Facebook for bonus content**
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theinnerchildpodcast

Episode Highlights

  • How I felt crushed when my BIGGEST lifelong dream as a musician got cancelled, and why I chose to turn it around!
  • Try my 3 creative (and weird!) ways on how to use your Inner Child to take care of your mental health during lockdown fatigue
  • Why I sometimes sleep on the floor- for fun!
  • How to start positive self-talk, even when it feels awkward and uncomfortable

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Mar 15, 2021
#2: Got Daddy Issues? Healing The Father Wound
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Do you have "daddy issues"?  In this episode we dive into the Father Wound and how this psychological phenomenon is creeping its way into your romantic relationships.

Let's connect! Follow me on Instagram for free tips: @bygloriazhang

Episode Highlights:

  • Find out if you have daddy issues through the 3 capital A's of father wounds
  • Learn about the different types of toxic father relationships and its consequences
  • Learn about why we keep choosing the same people who keep opening and re-opening the same wounds
  • I share some ways to help you identify your father narrative and work on your wounds to avoid repeating unhealthy patterns

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Mar 09, 2021
#1: Why Does Bad Sh*t Keep Happening? The 4 Core Wounds From Your Childhood
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Ever wonder why we keep running back to things that causes us so much pain? In this episode, I discuss why people cycle over the same toxic relationships, work situation , other areas of life- And how Inner Child Healing can set you free!

 * You're invited! Request to join our FREE community on Facebook for bonus content**
https://www.facebook.com/groups/theinnerchildpodcast

Episode Highlights:

  • Learn why you repeat patterns and what they have to do with our brain function and the concept of familiarity
  • I share my own experience with my father and how my relationship with him affected how I chose partners and relationships
  • Hear how the 4 Core Wounds affects your behavior and life choices
  • Learn how to identify your wounds and examine your relationships with people, as well as your relationship with yourself
  • Listen 'til the end of the episode and get a FREE access to my Inner Child Starter Kit!

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Mar 09, 2021
Episode 0: Welcome to the Inner Child Podcast!
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People-pleasing? Low  self-worth? THIS is the podcast for you, created by a therapist!  After years of working in mental health, I realized that grown-ups were just wounded little children walking around in adult bodies. With Inner Child work, I have helped many clients successfully change toxic patterns in relationships and life- For good!

Episode Highlights:

  • Hear what I went through before transforming myself from a people-pleasing mess into a self-loving, confident therapist that I am today.
  • Hear how this podcast can help you with your own journey to self-love.
  • Listen 'til the end of the episode and get a FREE access to my Inner Child Starter Kit!

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Mar 01, 2021