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Wake Up To Your Life

66 EpisodesProduced by Colleen OdegaardWebsite

If you are tired of living your life on autopilot and are ready to take action, welcome to the Wake Up To Your Life podcast! TV personality and certified life coach Colleen Odegaard will help you wake up to your one precious life.Colleen puts three decades of interview experience to work to bring yo… read more

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65. When the Holidays are Hard

November 24th, 2021


It's supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year.  But you're not feeling that.  Maybe that's because it's your first holiday season after …

64. Posture is Everything

November 3rd, 2021


Straighten up.  Shoulders back.  Chin up.  Your posture matters. It's connected to your confidence.  Listen to my conversation with …

63. Catastrophic Thinking

October 27th, 2021


You tend to think the worst is going to happen.  That catastrophic thinking is costing you.  I know, I do it too. 

I'm getting a divorce.  I have painted a bleak picture of my future.  I'm assuming everything will …

62. The D-Word

October 13th, 2021


Divorce sucks.  Whether you want it or not, it blows.  I'm getting one.  My heart hurts.  I'm learning to grieve and live.


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61. Roll With It

September 15th, 2021


Your business didn't work out.  You're not happy with your body.  You thought you'd be married by now.  You thought you'd have kids at this point.  You didn't plan on getting divorced.  When life doesn't go according to …

60. Birthday Brain Dump

September 8th, 2021


I turned 51 last month.  I spent some time thinking about things I wish I'd known a long time ago.  Breathe.  Use the good towels.  Forgive.  Not every thought you have is true.  Stuff like that.  I hope that my …

59. Hot or Cold

August 25th, 2021


Remember playing Hot/Cold when you were a kid?  Someone would hide an object and you'd have to find it.  If you were getting closer to it, he or she …

58. Self Compassion

August 18th, 2021


If you'd like to feel better, practice self compassion.  Speak to yourself the way you would to a good friend.  In this episode, learn more about why …

57. Give More, Gain More

August 11th, 2021


Being selfish can come very easily for many of us.  What if we decided to be more giving... to think more about what we can give rather than what we can get?  My friend Meghan Trainor is the most incredible fitness …

56. When People Are People-y

August 4th, 2021


When you feel irritated by your spouse, your co-workers, your kids, neighbors or anyone... it's easy to think, "if only they would stop doing what …

55. Wake Up Your Confidence

July 28th, 2021


I had to give a speech on confidence recently to a group of business owners.  Ironically, I didn't feel all that confident myself.  When you are plagued with self doubt and insecurity, you can coach yourself out of that …

54. Wake Up Your Creativity

July 21st, 2021


If you've ever said that you're not a creative person, this conversation is for you.  kenT Youngstrom is a successful artist whose work hangs in the …

53. Radical Acceptance

July 14th, 2021


When you receive news you don't like, how do you handle it?  Do you resist it, fight against it, get caught up in anger, and then turn to unhealthy …

52. Finding Your Purpose

June 30th, 2021


Isn't there more to life than THIS?!  If you've ever had that thought, perhaps you're struggling to find your purpose.  Discovering what your purpose …

51. No is a Complete Sentence

June 16th, 2021


If you find yourself constantly saying YES when you want to say NO, you probably feel resentful.  Learning how to say "no" is good self-care.  No is …

50. Judgy McJudgerson

June 9th, 2021


What is she wearing?! I knew their marriage would never last... I mean do you hear how she talks to him?  She hasn't aged well at all.


Be honest.  …

49. Two Wolves

May 26th, 2021


This title tells you nothing about this episode.  But trust me, the Native American parable of the Two Wolves is a good one.  It reminds us that we …

48. 5 Things to Tell Yourself

May 5th, 2021


I don't care if you think affirmations are hokey.  They really work!  I share some I practice on the daily.  Remove the negative thoughts and tell …

47. Responding Instead of Reacting When Triggered

April 28th, 2021


If you get triggered by something, what do you do?  Do you REACT or RESPOND?  Being reactive often means we're letting our emotions run our lives.  There are ways to ground yourself and choose how to respond to any …

46. By Age 14

April 21st, 2021


If talking to your teen or tween makes you crazy, you need to listen to this episode.  Practicing this one technique will make all the difference with your child.  It's called "Botox Brow".  Parenting expert, author and …

45. Your Questions Answered

April 14th, 2021


What do I do if I feel undervalued at my job?  Why can't I lose weight?  How do I say no without hurting someone's feelings?  Should I chase my …

44. Overthinking

April 7th, 2021


Overthinking is killing your dreams.  Overthinking is keeping you from being productive, it's keeping you stuck, it's keeping you from taking action.  Overthinking is a nice hiding place.  You can tell yourself you're …

43. Forgiveness

March 31st, 2021


If you find it hard to forgive people, you're in the right place.  If holding a grudge is your jam, you need to listen.  Being unforgiving hurts …

42. Powerful Questions

March 24th, 2021


Life coaches ask a lot of questions.  And for good reason.  When you're asked a thought-provoking, powerful question, you come up with insightful …

41. I'll Be... With Edwin McCain

March 17th, 2021


Singer/songwriter Edwin McCain recorded two of the most popular love songs in pop music history.... I'll Be and I Could Not Ask for More.  He'd …

40. When Things Don't Go Your Way

March 10th, 2021


You don't make the sale, you don't get the job, your boyfriend breaks up with you, you don't win the Emmy award.  The last one just happened to me.  And I was really bummed out about it.  I was thinking that my work is …

39. Frientimacy

March 3rd, 2021


If you want deeper and more meaningful friendships, you want  "frientimacy".  Shasta Nelson is a friendship expert who coined that word.  She says to …

38. Wake Up Your Money Mindset

February 24th, 2021


If you want to pay off debt, spend less than you make.  That's not exactly breaking news.  Bernadette Joy is a money expert.  She says to really make …

37. Negativity Shmegativity

February 17th, 2021


If you find yourself getting caught in negative thinking, this episode is for you.  When you spend a lot of time indulging negative thoughts, it's a …

36. Pushing Through Fear

February 10th, 2021


You've got that thing you want to do.  Change your career, write a book, public speaking, start your side hustle.  But every time you think about it, fear shows up and ruins all the fun.  In this episode I talk about …

35. From Chaos to Connection

February 3rd, 2021


It's easy to put your marriage on autopilot.  You're cruising along, busy with kids and work and chores and errands.  Then you wonder why you feel so disconnected from your spouse.  A great marriage doesn't just happen …

34. I Need Carbs

January 27th, 2021


When your jeans are unforgiving and cutting off your circulation, do you ever think, "That's it.  I'm doing a juice cleanse for the next three …

33. Owning Your Story

January 20th, 2021


Are there parts of your past that you would rather not remember?  My guest on this episode talks about the importance of owning your story.  Roshanda …

32. What the Tourette?

January 13th, 2021


I have Tourette Syndrome.  And because of that, I spent much of my life thinking I was weird, unlovable and not as good as other people.  In this episode I talk about my tics.  And I also share the beauty that has come …

31. Making Decisions

January 6th, 2021


Do you have a hard time making decisions?  Do you catch yourself often saying "I don't know" or "I'm confused"?  Maybe you don't trust yourself to make the "right" decision so instead you just never decide.  Doing this …

30. Finding Your Swagger

December 30th, 2020


People with swagger put themselves out there, they’re bold, they take risks.  How would having just a little more swagger change your career, your …

29. Get Your Hopes Up

December 23rd, 2020


If you've ever said, "I don't want to get my hopes up", listen to this episode.  I think we SHOULD have hope.  You dress rehearse disappointment so that you won't be bummed out if you don't get the job or if the person …

28. Wake Up Wrap Up

December 16th, 2020


I wrap up some of the big takeaways from this year's Wake Up To Your Life episodes and how they can help you stop living on autopilot.  The importance of your thought, feeling your feelings, setting and achieving goals, …

27. Create Your Energy

December 9th, 2020


If you get easily discouraged, you're feeling low-vibe, or experiencing a lot of negativity because of your circumstances, this episode is for you.  Fitness Coach Meghan Trainor is a FIREBALL.  Listen as Meghan shares …

26. Everyone Got Prollins

December 2nd, 2020


Prollins (prol-inz)

-made up word, can be an adjective, can be a noun

Something that is a problem, problematic, not to your liking.  Can also be a …

25. How to Enjoy the Holidays... for Real

November 25th, 2020


Don't write off the holidays!  I know things feel impossibly difficult right now.  But you really can have more moments of enjoyment this season by …

24. The Comparison Trap

November 18th, 2020


If you're scrolling on social media and find yourself thinking... she's so much prettier than me, I could never be as successful as her, her life is …

23. Why Change is Hard

November 11th, 2020


I'm making a big change in my life.  I'm saying goodbye to my TV career after nearly three decades and I'm going all in with my coaching business. I'm excited and scared.  In this episode I talk about how we can embrace …

22. What Is Your No Costing You?

November 4th, 2020


When you repeatedly say no to your dreams, you shortchange yourself and those around you.  What would happen if you said "yes" to what's in your …

21. Fear of Failure

October 28th, 2020


The fear of failure can keep you from trying new things or ever really GOING FOR IT.  As a life coach I see this with my clients.  I also experience it myself.  In this episode I talk about how you can reframe the way …

20. She Flew the Coop

October 21st, 2020


What brings me joy?

What do I truly want?

What brings me energy?

What lights me up?

Asking these questions really shook up Sarah Colon Harris.  She …

19. Imposter Syndrome

October 14th, 2020


You doubt your skills.  You think other people in the room are more qualified than you.  You're worried everyone will think you're a fraud.  Imposter Syndrome hits all of us.  I have experienced this as a TV news …

18. How to Have Tough Conversations

October 7th, 2020


No one wants to have tough conversations.  But avoiding them comes at a cost.  Issues don't get resolved and resentments can build.  But if a …

17. Keep Your Vibe High While Working on Goals

September 30th, 2020


Things aren't happening as quickly as you'd like.  You want your thinner body NOW!  You want your business to be booming NOW!  When you don't see …

16. Taking Action Against Anxiety

September 23rd, 2020


I have lived with anxiety for as long as I can remember.  Shallow breathing, tightness in the chest, sweaty pits... check.  Over the years I have used food, wine, shopping and Netflix to cope.  Guess what?  All that got …

15. Get Out of Your Own Way

September 16th, 2020


Many times we can be our own worst enemy.  We get caught up in fear, comparison, low self-worth, etc.  On this episode I talk with multi-millionaire …

14. Getting Unstuck

September 9th, 2020


I've been hearing from a lot people who tell me they're stuck.  Stuck in a job they can't stand, stuck in a mediocre relationship, stuck in a life that doesn't excite them.  I used to say those words quite often... I'm …

13. Marriage: Make it Last

September 2nd, 2020


Ask anyone who is married and they will tell you it's hard work.  If they say it's not, they're lying.  I talk with marriage therapist Mike Vaughn about some strategies we can use to improve our relationships.  He talks …

12. Wake Up to 50!

August 26th, 2020


It's a milestone birthday for me.  I'm 50 years old.  In this episode, I share how I've learned to be a better friend to myself, appreciate my body …

11. Kid Comparison

August 19th, 2020


This is for parents who've ever gotten caught up in comparing their children with other people’s children.  It’s so easy for this to happen.  You hear about high achieving kids and wonder… is my kid doing enough, are my …

10. What Other People Think

August 12th, 2020


Many of us spend a lot of time worrying about what other people think.  Living this way is a snooze fest.  It's sure to keep you from doing things you want to do.  Listen as I share some reminders and tips on how to let …

9. Brag Better

August 5th, 2020


If you have a hard time sharing your accomplishments and your work with other people, join the club.  It can feel uncomfortable.  Maybe it feels like bragging.  And that’s exactly what my guest on this episode wants you …

8. Wake Up To Your Goals

July 29th, 2020


You have the best of intentions.  You say… I’m going to lose the weight, find a new job, write that book, improve my relationships, etc. And then you lose steam.  In this episode I offer some things to consider when it …

7. Lead with Love: A Conversation About Racial Equality

July 22nd, 2020


Ohavia Phillips is an activist and the host of The Oh Show online.  Her motto is "Lead with Love" when it comes to having conversations about racial injustice.  In this episode, Ohavia shares some practical things we …

6. Feel Your Feelings

July 15th, 2020


Many of us will go to great lengths to avoid feeling unpleasant emotions.  We try to stuff them down with food, alcohol, excessive shopping, staying …

5. Put Body Hatred to Bed

July 1st, 2020


I had a belief that l had to lose ten pounds before I could launch a podcast and create a website.  I also turned down invitations to go to the pool …

4. Wake Up to Showing Up

June 17th, 2020


June 17, 2018 was the worst day of my life.  My son Anthony suffered a life threatening brain injury.  He was minutes away from death.    In today's episode of Wake Up to Your Life, I talk about the traumatic experience …

3. Wake Up To Unconscious Bias

June 15th, 2020


On today's episode of Wake Up to Your Life, I’m sharing some of my personal experiences with racism as an Asian woman. I’ve had disparaging language used against me. I’ve watched people mock my mother when they can’t …

2. Better Thoughts

June 3rd, 2020


Changing your life begins with changing your mind.  Your thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all connected.  In this episode, I share why it’s critical for you to get a clear look at your thoughts about yourself and …

1. Welcome to Wake Up To Your Life with Colleen Odegaard

May 20th, 2020


After a three year gestation period, I’ve finally given birth to the first episode of the Wake Up to Your Life podcast.

I spent years living on …

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