Call Me When You Get This
By Alexis Rockley
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Hi! I’m Alexis Rockley - an artist, author, and human pep talk. I’m going to “call” you, every week - because you need be reminded that you don’t suck. That someone out there loves you. That the world is not a raging dumpster fire, 100% of the time. I’ll tell you what I’m up to, cool s**t I’ve learned about mental health and finding our purpose at work. I’ll be your cheerleader, champion, and hype woman. I’ll also probably ramble a little and make up stupid songs, but whatever, that’s me. Subscribe, click all the stars, and leave a mushy review (so I can “call” more humans with my trademark brand of aggressive kindness). So...call me when you get this?
||CleanEpisode 8: Mindfulness for People Already Rolling Their Eyes||Hello! How the hell are ya? (hahaha I’ve never said that in my life.) Today’s voicemail about mindfulness is for everyone rolling their eyes - because I don’t blame you. Meditation / mindfulness is uber trendy; it’s basically the “kale” of modern spirituality. And there’s plenty of misinformation out there about mindfulness: is it a spiritual practice, or isn’t it? Are there any studies proving its effects on the body? Do you actually have to clear your mind to get the benefits? Or give up WiFi and move to a cave in the Adirondacks to be good at it? (Hint: nope, its simple.) Get ready for the simplest breakdown of mindfulness ever (no joke, I sum it up in four words), the garbled sound of wind in my earbuds, and a comment about my armpit sweat from way out of left field. You’re welcome. If you liked this episode, please subscribe, rate (with all the stars), and leave a mushy review wherever you listen to podcasts – so I can “call” more humans with my trademarked brand of aggressive kindness. Thanks. You’re the best. Song Credit: “Semicircle Song” by The Go! Team Let’s be friends: DM me on Instagram: @alexisrockley Shoot me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org||3/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: You Are Not an Imposter, You Are for Real.||Hello!!! Today I’m calling from my kitchen, where I’m chopping onions, prepping lunch, jamming to Solange’s new album (it’s so good) and thinking about… Imposter syndrome (something I’ve been personally dealing with this week). Imposter syndrome is described as doubting your accomplishments and carrying a persistent fear that you’ll be exposed as a fraud; a feeling that you don’t belong. Today we’ll talk about weird ways imposter syndrome manifests itself (creative blocks, procrastination, self sabotage, perfectionism, workaholism, you name it) and most importantly, (5) easy ways to cancel that fraud feeling when it strikes! Plus, you get to hear the crackle of grilled onions on the stove top and try to piece together why I brought up Eminem. Good stuff all around. Recommended reading if you’re dealing with imposter syndrome: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield Dr. Valerie Young’s research (she also wrote the book The Secret Thoughts of Successful Women: Why Capable People Suffer from the Impostor Syndrome and How to Thrive in Spite of It, but I haven’t read the book yet). Oh, and her'e’s that People I’ve Loved print that I mentioned! So…Call me when you get this? If you liked this episode, please subscribe, rate (with all the stars), and leave a mushy review wherever you listen to podcasts – so I can “call” more humans with my trademarked brand of aggressive kindness. Thanks. You’re the best. Song Credit: “Semicircle Song” by The Go! Team Let’s be friends: DM me on Instagram: @alexisrockley Shoot me an email: email@example.com Looking for a transcript of this podcast episode? Email me! You can also watch on my IGTV Channel (Find it on my Instagram profile page on mobile browsers, or check out the “Podcast” archive bubble of my IG stories if you’re on a desktop).||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Stop Trying to Be Productive All the Time||Oh my gawd oh my gawdohmygawd hi!!! How does time work? Please explain. Somehow it’s been a month since I called, and for good reason—lots of new stuff happening in my professional life. But today I’m calling to talk about our societal obsession with “productivity,” why we need to knock it off—and at one point I compare you to a kind of fruit ( I swear the metaphor works, just listen in). If you find yourself struggling with pressure to “produce” constantly, drop me a comment, DM, or email—I’m curious to know how you deal with it. Oh, and please send letters explaining how time works: c/o Alexis Rockley, P.O. Box 10032, 490 Lake Park Ave, Oakland, CA 94610. Much obliged. If you liked this episode, please subscribe (yay!), rate (with all the stars!) and leave a mushy review, anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts—so I can “call” more people with my trademarked brand of aggressive kindness. Thanks. (And if you already did, you’re the best.) Psst: You can catch all episodes on my IGTV channel, located on my Instagram profile (or visit the “Podcast” Stories archive for links): @alexisrockley Song Credit: “Semicircle Song” by The Go! Team Let’s talk: firstname.lastname@example.org DM me on Instagram: @alexisrockley Get free resources, articles, and love notes by subscribing at www.findyourfuckyeah.com||2/23/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Let's Talk About Privilege (and Not Freak Out!)||Hi!!! How are you?? Today I’m calling to talk about something that makes me (and literally everyone) very uncomfortable: Privilege. With new conversations about race, gender, sexual preference, ethnicity, faith, and poverty, etc. happening online and IRL, acknowledging privilege is making a lot of people…defensive. As if we need to prove how difficult our lives have been or how hard we’ve worked in order to be valued + heard. Here’s the thing…it’s a total waste of our time and energy! In this episode I breakdown my definition of privilege (it has to do with the lottery and a road trip), and I invite you to join me in trying something so crazy that it just might make sense. Curious? Hurry up and listen! P.S. If you’ve got suggestions of books, organizations, or people that work to educate, promote empathy, and breakdown systemic barriers, pleeeeaassssse let me know! Drop a comment or shoot me an email (see below). THENNK EWWE! If you liked this episode, please subscribe (yay!), rate (with all the stars!) and leave a mushy review, anywhere you listen to your favorite podcasts—so I can “call” more people with my trademarked brand of aggressive kindness. Thanks. (And if you already did, you’re the best!) Psst: You can catch all episodes on my IGTV channel, located on my Instagram profile (or visit the “Podcast” Stories archive for links): @alexisrockley Song Credit: “Semicircle Song” by The Go! Team Let’s talk: email@example.com DM me on Instagram: @alexisrockley Get free resources, articles, and love notes by subscribing at www.findyourfuckyeah.com||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: You're Right; You're Not Ready. Start Anyway.||Helloooo! Today I’m calling to tell you what I wish future Me could have time traveled to tell Past me: “You’re absolutely right, you’re not ready. Start anyway.” In this quick episode I explain 1) why you’re sure…||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3: How to Deal with Borrredommm||Hey Babes! ...Weird, I've never called you babes before. Anyhow, today I'm calling to talk about boredom, apathy, and choice paralysis—and how to eliminate it right-quick (using science, of course!). Whether you feel temporarily "stuck" in uninteresting circumstances or you're utterly bored of your life and work (an overwhelming feeling), there are two easy ways to get rid of boredom when it strikes. P.S. Truck City, U.S.A. (It'll make sense after you hear the episode, I swear.)||12/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Gratitude for People Already Rolling Their Eyes||Hey. Hello, Hi. Helloooo. I'm calling you on December 23rd, deep into the holiday season of 2018. The holidays can be great, but they can also be weird and difficult for some of us. In this episode, I talk about the secret antidote to holiday depression, anxiety, and loneliness known as "gratitude"—and what I've learned about gratitude that keeps me from rolling my eyes the way I used to. I mention some scientific studies, tips + tricks on how to "count your blessings" if that phrase makes you cringe, and—BONUS—you get to hear my heavy breathing and the ambient noise of my neighborhood (including crunching leaves and an old car starting). Ready?||12/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1: Welcome to Call Me When You Get This!||Hey! I left you a voicemail. Call me when you get this?||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Alexis truly knows how to speak to a million people all at once and make you feel like she’s talking only to you. She’s inspiring, motivating and uplifting and will help you learn the tools you need to craft your life into one that makes you happy, wise and reflective. Five out of five would listen to on repeat!
Dose of Happy
Well I think I found my new favorite way to start the day! An honest, heartfelt dose of reality 👌🏻 Can’t wait for the next one!
I’ll call you before I get this
Alexis Rockley is a genius podcaster, and this podcast is gold. Highly recommended for those interested in the hard science behind self help.