EP. 043 Overcoming Overwhelm with Tina Hnatiuk

Do you ever feel completely overwhelmed? Do you know WHAT to do, but struggle actually making yourself do it? Do you want to practice rituals like gratitude, but sometimes find it hard to find things to be grateful for? I have an honest talk with this week’s guest Tina Hnatiuk, who found herself in a really dark place but is now using her story to change the lives of others who feel overwhelmed.

Tina is a leadership coach, yoga, and meditation teacher, who uses her story to help men and women who feel stress and anxiety. In this episode, she shares her story of how she overcame various mental health issues through practicing rituals like gratitude and meditation.

This episode will empower you to use the tools that are in your hand to not only overcome your own stress and overwhelm but to use your story to make a difference in the lives of others.

Full Interview Transcript

Tina: I’m a coach for women particularly. I do a little bit with men, ‘cause I am also starting to do some work with corporate. But with my one-on-one my niche is really busy women. Because who isn’t? I have been doing this for ten years as well as teaching yoga and meditation. One of the things that I kept noticing in the past ten years, that I have been doing this is, that the major complaint that would come up is anxiety and stress.

So there is no doubt that women are overwhelmed, stressed out, and anxiety is on the rise. So I started working with this and as a yoga teacher and meditation teacher I also had a lot of tools. As well as my own history, which I will get into later.  I started developing programs, to help women with lowering their anxiety, stress levels, and overwhelm.  As well as living more meaningful lives and increasing their happiness.

Heather: You know, kind of a theory, and I think everybody would agree that usually, you don’t pick an occupation like this, there is normally a story that goes behind it, that explains why you are so passionate about it. So why this particular subject? What makes you so passionate about it?

Tina: So when I was twelve, I had some trouble sleeping. My father is an alcoholic. He’s recovering alcoholic now for twenty years. But things were really wild at home. You know? It was quite chaotic. And so I was starting to exhibit symptoms. My GP with a five-minute conversation gave me prescription sleeping pills at twelve. They were really scary and made me hallucinate. So I didn’t take them. Then at fourteen, those symptoms started to get worse. And my GP again, with a five-minute conversation prescribed antidepressants.

Now along with that, at fourteen years old, what I started realizing is that this also is a kind of a part of identity, right? When you have a diagnosis we start to internalize that as maybe a part of who we are. It sets limitations on what we think we can do, what we think our future is going to look like, all of that kind of stuff. And I was medicated. Like, I was medicated.

So things started to progress actually worse for me. And more because of what was happening at home. I ended up moving out at seventeen while I was still in high school. I was acting out because things were just so tough, they were hard. I was trying to work full-time, going to school full-time, and managing all of these really big feelings. I don’t know if you remember what it’s like to be an adolescent, but I still remember,  just how strong those emotions were.

I ended up dropping out of high school, so I could support myself and try to function. By the time I was seventeen a psychiatrist had now prescribed lithium on a misdiagnosis of bipolar. So now I was even more medicated and really started to feel like I was broken. And that there was something wrong with me. How am I gonna live like this and have any kind of a future? And I could just see my path just going down this really quite a scary trajectory. And I realized that there is nobody that could help me but me.

Like people have been trying to medicate me, there was just nobody, I was going to therapy periodically, that kind of thing and nobody could help me, but me. And I’m not recommending this, but this is what I did, I had this wake-up call, and I flushed everything down the toilet. So all the pills went down. And I realized that I had to make some serious changes, which I did. And from that moment on I actually moved back home, finished school, went to university.

It’s led me on this path of really being very excited about human beings, like our behavior, why we do what we do. And also the path of self-awareness Which is how I start to get into yoga and meditation. And I started seeing that a lot of the tools that I was using in yoga and meditation were really helpful for maintaining this health and happiness and purpose.

And eventually after going back to school five times, because I couldn’t seem to find a good fit of what I wanted to be when I grew up. I became a life coach as well, as well as a yoga teacher. And that fit. Like that’s really what I wanted to do. I wanted to help people live happier and better lives. But like you said, people don’t just pick, you know necessarily fall into something like this it kind of picked me. Because I already had this experience. I had these tools and really empathy to understand what people, my clients, were going through.

And then a few years ago, I’ve been symptom free, since then, since I was seventeen. I am almost forty. About five years ago, I was hit in three car accidents in three years. And every one of them, wrecked my car. They were write offs.

After the third one I was diagnosed with PTSD. Which was really frightening. Especially somebody who like myself who was a yoga teacher. I’m very in my body. My body started doing all these weird things that I couldn’t control.

Like, I’d be meditating and my feet would actually lift up off the ground because my psoas would contract so strongly. Which is a fear response. Right? This is a fight-or-flight response that happens. And I would have to stretch my quads and my hip flexors for like five minutes just to get them to relief. Because they would spasm so strongly.

And that’s when I had my first panic attack, as well. So all of those accidents had happened in the winter. I remember it like my first one, I was sitting on my couch looking out the window and the snow was starting to fall. It was maybe a few weeks after that last car accident and I started to feel the heart palpitations. I could start to feel, this cold sweats coming on. An my mind was starting to realize, because I knew that I was heading out to teach yoga class in a couple of hours. And so my anxiety was starting to build my mind was racing.

By the time I got into the car I was already starting to panic. And that drive was like, I’ll never forget it because I was white knuckling it the whole time, with my heart pounding out of my chest, and like because I believed without a doubt that I was going to die in my car. I believed it.  I’d already been in three car accidents where I felt like I’d been spared. And saying this out loud sounds you know, kind of crazy. But I believed it. That’s what PTSD does

And so, I had this terror that I was going to die in my car. And every time I was driving this is what was starting to happen for me. So I really empathize with my clients. I understand what they’re going through.

So that resolved. A few years ago, I had the birth of my beautiful son, he just turned two.  And we had a very difficult and traumatic birth. Where it was an emergency c-section and there was some complications with the spinal. And it depressed my respiration.

So I felt like I was dying on the table because it stopped my lungs from working . So I’m conscious and I can’t breathe. So like they intubated me and I was put under general and that kind of thing. But what it did was, it retraumatized the PTSD.

And then I had PPD after that. I know, it’s like yeah. It was really tough. Part of it was part of me was in denial that this had happened, because I’m a life coach I’m a yoga teacher. I help people with this. This shouldn’t happen to me. I have all of the tools.

And I struggled for quite a while. Like there’s probably like three months where I would, you know, I had these thoughts where, and I had this beautiful son who wouldn’t sleep also. And so I was extremely sleep-deprived. And sometimes sleeping three hours in twenty-four, and not consecutively.

And it took my my best friend actually calling my husband’s behind my back. And was like, “You have to help her, like she’s drowning”. And that was my wake-up call, that I’m like “Oh, I’m not coping”. It’s actually not normal to cry all the time. And it’s not normal to fantasize about leaving your newborn and walking off into the middle of the night stay at a hotel. So you could get some sleep. Like running away is not actually a normal feeling.

It took me a while to even want to acknowledge those because you know it’s a shameful feeling. What person in their right mind would want to leave this helpless, beautiful thing? You know? This beautiful child. And those were the types of thoughts that I was having. And then you know there’s the guilt in the shame of having those types of thoughts and emotions.

When I realized that my girlfriend was so worried that she called my husband, which would never happen otherwise, I started to make some serious changes and took it very seriously. And within a month I was back to myself.

Some of the things that were really important that I realized that I had to do is start taking, like even being exhausted, I just had to get to the gym. I needed to start getting some endorphins in my body and start moving. I started my gratitude practice again. And I know this sounds kind of like, these are fluffy things, like they make a massive difference. Because one, it supports your body but then it also retrains your brain of what to look for that’s positive in your life.

So starting instead of seeing all the things that were going wrong and you know what a shitty mom I was, you know how I was not doing a great job and how whatever was failing in my life. I started looking at what was positive and savoring the positive moments that were happening. And it started retraining my brain just like it does with my clients of seeing what’s right and it actually didn’t take very long to pull myself out of it.

Meditation was a huge piece of that as well. Mindfulness meditation particularly. Even if it was just nursing my son, like mindfully nursing my son, and just starting to get more present in the moment. It was a big shift but happened very quickly

Heather:  First of all, I completely agree with you. I think some of the most simple answers are the right ones. But they’re the hardest at times. We always know what we should do, like we know we need to go to the gym. We know we need to practice gratitude. We know we need to take the time for ourselves in the morning.

What gave you the motivation? I guess, an extra little push, when you’re in this deep depression, you’re struggling with this stuff, to actually step out and go do it?

Tina: You know I think for each person it’s different. You know? Women particularly tend to be motivated to do it for others. So that’s a good thing to remember. Is that, I don’t know about you like but maybe you’ll agree with me, but very, very rarely am I motivated to do something purely for myself. Almost always the big things that I need to make changes for or that I do is out of altruism somehow. Whether it’s for my family or to help a larger population or to make a difference for others But very rarely am I motivated to just do it solely for myself.

And for me, I think the biggest thing that happened was the wake-up call from for my best friend. Because that jarred me out of the trance, that I could keep going like this you know? That it would pass on its own. Because I think a lot of us just kind of go through the motions and hope things will resolve on their own and they don’t. Like they just don’t. And so that woke me up out of that trance that I need to do something to change things.

Heather: That’s good

Tina: And then the other thing was that if I wanted things to get better I needed to start figuring out what was important right now. You know a lot of things that were important, like my son needed me, like whether I felt like I could cope, or not I had to figure out a way to do it. Because this little guy needs me. And I wanted to be a great mom to him you know? And I want to be a great wife and I want to have a great like family. I want to be great for the people who need me. Like I also needed to get back to work right away.

I’m self-employed. In Canada we’re really lucky. We have a year paid maternity leave. If you work for somebody else. Yeah.

Heather:  I need to become Canadian. That’s incredible.

Tina: I had a limited time, I need to get back to work there are people who needed me. And I had to get my myself together so all of these things helped to motivate me to make the difference that I that I needed to for myself.

Heather:  Let’s talk about gratitude a little bit, because that’s something that’s really new for me. You know, I’ve heard that buzzword especially when I got into like the entrepreneurial, self-help world. Everybody talked about gratitude. And then in school they talked about gratitude because a lot of therapists are trained with gratitude, which is great.

And I haven’t ever practiced it until this past six months actually.  So it’s very new for me. What is your perspective on gratitude? And why is it so important?

Tina: Well there’s a lot of research behind it. And although I you know, I I do some of these modalities like yoga and meditation which can seem a little bit fluffy, positive psychology has done a lot of research on gratitude. In particular because it has such amazing effects.

And there’s a way to do it better to get the best results. And that is instead of looking for generalizations, “Like I’m grateful for my family” or “I’m grateful for my health” or that kind of thing. Which is a little bit too big of a concept for your brain to grab onto, your mind to grab onto.

If you break it down into, the way I teach it, is to break it down into small moments in time.So when I scan my day,  I look at like what positive moments have I had? Rather than something like, you know, “I’m grateful for my health”. Because it just doesn’t mean anything. It’s too big.

But if I think about, “I’m so grateful that I was able to go for a run this morning and have this great sweat and how great I felt afterwards. And just grateful for that time”. That’s a different experience. You can actually feel that again in your in your body. And also get those positive emotions again which is kind of like a double tap which is really great.

You get it two times like the positive experience and then the memory of it creates floods you with those positive experiences again.

Yeah so, that’s one of the ways I like to do it and that’s how I teach my clients as well. And the other thing that is really important about gratitude, like why we should do it is that we as human beings we tend to lean towards a negativity bias. Which is an evolutionary process. But what we can do is we can start to train how our minds work. So instead of looking for what’s negative, which is a very typical way that your mind responds under anxiety and depression. Looking further what went wrong or what could go wrong you start to teach your mind to look for the things that are right and what’s positive

And which there’s huge benefits for that because then you also start to feel happier because you’re not dwelling on what’s negative or what could go wrong. You’re seeing things as the amazing magical place that we live in. And appreciating those moments that are here right ?

Heather: Right. So what would you say to someone, because I mean you’ve lived it, and that’s what I really appreciate about your story. Is you’re not someone who’s just you know, had a rainbow and sunshine life and you’re just like, “Breathe be grateful!” You’ve been through hell and this is how you’ve, you know, turned your story around. Is using these tools. I love that aspect of it. Because you’ve lived it.

What did you do? Like maybe when you were in a place where you didn’t know what to be grateful for? Maybe you were really struggling and life is just really hard? How did you find gratitude in that?

Tina: It’s always about simplicity. Even now like it’s those simple moments. So I know, there’s you know, there’s things that we have to do in life. You know like one of the things in the summertime I have to carry, at least last summer anyways, because  my son was so small. I would have to carry him on my back in the carrier to walk my dog. because I couldn’t handle both. And we just did that every morning because my husband goes away a lot that was a part of our routine

And it was a “have to”. But I reframed that into “I get to” and I would start noticing just the wonderful things that would happen on our walk.

So I noticed the way that the sun would come through the leaves. I would notice just how delightful it would feel. The transition particularly in spring when you’re walking under the trees and you’d feel the heat from the sun and then you go through the trees and you feel that cool dampness from the shadows. And that kind of thing. Just noticing these very like pleasant wonderful aspects such as being alive right and being appreciate that and as simple as better simple is better

And even things like, with work sometimes. It can be very stressful for anybody it doesn’t matter what type of work you do. There’s moments where there is the “have-tos” but reframing that into the “get tos” and just how lucky we are to do what we do. Or to have the opportunity.

Finding things that you truly enjoy doing, where you feel like you’re in flow. There’s always something even if it’s like, “’m so grateful that I have this one person that I get to work by because they’re, you know, they keep me sane.” and “I’m grateful for that conversation we had”. There’s always something .

Heather: You know earlier you said that you realized no one could help you but you. And that you had a wake-up call. Where did this come from?

Tina: Buddhism has an interesting philosophy. Where they talk about everybody has these potential seeds to be awakened. Like you don’t have to believe Buddhism or anything. But I think this is a neat story that everybody has this possible speed of awakening of self-actualization or whatever. And but it takes certain circumstances for that seed to flourish.

And you can look at even different families, right? Where they could have grow up in the same place but some people are struggling. I sit within that family like some of those children might struggle as adults and some thrive. Like why is that? I don’t know.

I don’t think anyone really can necessarily totally answer that. But sometimes it’s just there’s a few experiences that will water that seed to change it. And I think naturally I’m one of those people, who also just, who wants better. I want things to be different. And I’m willing to put an effort for it

Heather: I love that. What would you say to someone, who maybe considers this approach to mental wellness, to health, to coping, as fluffy? As just silly? Or whimsical? How would you address that ?

Tina: Well there’s hard research now that is actually proving the contrary. And most of the the psychologists that I speak to now and even psychiatrists, they’re starting to divide in their models. From some are very biological which is focusing on medications. But that number is starting to dwindle and moving into more of this mindfulness based approach. And the reason why is because it’s working.

So MCBT is one of the very very popular way of treating anxiety and depression now because it works. The research is backing it. I am not a psychologist or therapist obviously and I have a little bit of a different spin on it but it’s it’s still very similar in that sense it’s changing how you think.

Heather: One hundred percent. Where should an overwhelmed woman start? Like, if she’s resonating with this, or a man listening to this and they are resonating, and saying, “This is me and I really want to try some different tools”. Where should they start?

Tina: Well, I think the first place is to recognize that this is a moment in time. So often when we believe that things are significant and permanent this is where the problem starts. And that when we believe in a significance and permanence of our situation, that’s what creates those wheels that are going saying that, “Oh my gosh this is a big deal and it’s going to be like this forever”.

And that fuels those emotions and thoughts. And they start fueling themselves on a feedback loop. That this is going to be the way it is. And then you know the problem with that, then is it creates a physiological response in your body right? That’s when you start having a fight-or-flight response or stress response. Cortisol starts releasing as well as adrenaline. And when you’re in this for a chronic state, that’s when we start to get that physical breakdown as well.

So the first thing I would remind them of is that this is temporary and episodic. Which is even with anxiety and depression whether it’s diagnosed or not. It’s the same thing. Even if you, for example in my case, I’ve had multiple bouts of mental illness, like you could say, that what I’ve been diagnosed with. But I’m symptom free the majority of the time

Like you know, like nothing to say that I am. I mentally ill. It’s just not a truth. Right? So I’ve had moments of this. I’ve had times of it but it doesn’t mean that it’s needs to define me or or even be anything to worry about. Like this is a moment in time temporary and episodic.

So that’s the first thing. The next thing, I would tell people is that there’s things that you can do to keep you healthier longer. So  the way that I look at anxiety and depression is that they are, they’re more like a cold than a chronic illness. So to make that a little bit brunch and what I just said it was that even though I’ve had several episodes of mental illness it’s not constant. Right?

Like if you have a chronic illness you have it 24/7. You don’t just have diabetes sometimes,  you have it all the time. And with things like anxiety or depression they tend to be episodic and temporary, which means that it’s more like a cold than a chronic illness.

So choose tools that will help keep you healthier in the long run between those colds. And then tools that will help shorten those colds. And some of the really simple things that you can do is like the first one that I said, is gratitude because that starts rewiring how you think. And that is one of the biggest things for overwhelm,  stress, anxiety depression. All of those things are lumped in because that’s a process of thinking that needs to start to shift.

So gratitude is one. It also boosts your happiness levels so that you feel more positive. And then I would I would invite them to get an arsenal of things that you can do in the moment. So one of my favorite tools that I teach is what’s called “left nostril breathing” and it’s a yoga type of breath. It’s actually starting to be used in psychology now too because it works very well. And it’s linked to your parasympathetic nervous system which is your calming part of your nervous system

Heather: Shifting a little bit into kind of you as a businesswoman and a creator. At what point did you decide, “This has worked for me. I want to help other people”?

Tina: Mm-hmm. So yeah, that’s an interesting story. Because it did find me. like I’ve been working with this with clients for a long time already. But it was more under the radar. Like it was kind of like, people would hire me for X. And then it would just be something that came up and we would be working on it but it was just happening repeatedly.

And so, just before the birth of my son I had this idea for a course called “Fearless”. And I didn’t have time to develop it obviously, because after he was born, like you’re busy super busy with a newborn. But I had a little blurb on my website which just said, “Overcome anxiety without hours of therapy meditation or more pills”. Just a like a little tiny blurb didn’t have anything else developed.

My intention was to put together all of the stuff I’d compiled over the years from previous courses. Because I always taught a little bit about this. Didn’t matter what it was, if it was a course for purpose and meaning like this whole strategy sessions, I always included a piece on on fear and anxiety. Because it was just so common. I was like, “Well why wouldn’t you address it”?

So I had this arsenal, or this you know, this big I know a lot of data essentially of tools and things that I wanted to put together. But I just had with the time. And then last summer actually I was teaching a new yoga class and one of the participants there after a couple of classes contacted me and said, “Hey can we even have a conversation? I just want to talk about some of the stuff that you do and because I think my clients need you.”

And yeah, I know who gets a handout like this? Right? Nobody there doing this stuff for a decade and then just one person saw something in me and that he thought was really amazing. And this is how I started doing the corporate work that I’m doing right now as wel. He had made a conversation and then he set up some interviews so he works as a consultant between healthcare providers and corporations.

I had some meetings with HR and one of the meetings that I met with the woman was really engaged. She had already looked at my website and she’s like, “Tell me about Fearless”. I said,  “Well, it’s not developed. But I have this idea”. And she said, “I want it. Can you make it?”

Heather: That’s awesome

Tina: Yeah so, I took a month to put it together. We did a pilot for people to just make sure that we were getting appropriate outcomes. And they were amazing. Like all of them their anxiety went down. Every single one of them was more positive. They had less racing thoughts less intrusive thoughts. Their experience of anxiety went down tremendously. And even, like even some of the women in that group who felt like they had this their whole life were seeing a break. Like, right through the clouds. Like things were shifting for them. So it was really amazing. And validated a lot of what I’d already known. And now I’m just so excited to share.

So we’re doing the actual program now, with twenty-five their participants their employees. And they’re loving it. And it’s really exciting to see you know the little “ah-has” as people are seeing those shifts. And empowering, that’s the thing. Is they’re empowered in their own health and well-being

Heather: What would you say to someone who maybe wants to contribute in some way? Use their story, the way that you’ve used yours? And start a program, or a business, or an organization, or write a book, or a piece of art, whatever, whatever it is, but are hesitating because they feel unqualified? Or they’re worried about failing? What was kind of your inspiration to go for it anyway?

Tina: Oh man, you know I’d already been in business for almost a decade when this has happened., working for myself. So I think one of the things that I had going for me was that I already failed a lot you know?

Like I was used to putting things out there that didn’t necessarily click. And then just continuing on. So what that does is it is it builds courage and an confidence that you can. Like it’s not about you. It’s about you know either the timing or the offer or whatever. And so that’s one of the big things that I would remind people when they start. Is that don’t put all of your eggs in one basket, assuming this is going to be “the thing”. And that if it’s not the thing then it’s, you know, somehow it’s not worth it it.

It takes a lot of time. It takes time and experimentation and tweaking and a lot of bravery to put things out there. And know that it has nothing to do with you, like zero. So just keep imagining it just as any other work that you produce. If it’s received well, great. You know keep going on with that. You can look at that as feedback, “Okay I’m on to something”. And if it doesn’t, look at what needs to be shifted. To change to make it more either appealing or more relevant. Or you know whatever it needs to be. So I’d say the biggest thing is is courage. And don’t take it personally.

I think also, that unqualified because that’s something that is very true for me. Because I’m not a healthcare professional. And I’m often surprised that, pleasantly surprised I should say, that there’s a lot of people who put more value on what I’m offering than they are in other health care professionals. Because they’ve been failed by them in the past.

And not to say that it’s not valid or anything else. Because other people, some you know, some people they feel like they haven’t been getting what they needed. That they’re willing to look other places. And I’m that other place, you know?

And if I felt like I wasn’t qualified, that you know, my story wasn’t relevant, or that my expertise wasn’t good enough, then they wouldn’t have me to lean on. You know? They wouldn’t be able to get those results. So that’s something to remember too. Is that you have something important. And if you don’t show up, they don’t have that. You’re ripping off the people around you that needs you, that need your service.

Heather: So good. Where can people find you online?

Tina: Oh they can find me at TinaHnatiuk.com. And I will be launching “Fearless” publicly later this spring. So if people are interested they can get on my mailing list and I’ll happily share more and insights and stuff like that I come up with.

Heather:  Before I ask the last question, I just want to thank you first of all for being on the show. And then just using your story, being brave enough to show up in the world and give your heart and your story to so many broken people who need it. And I just really want acknowledge your courage for doing that. It’s a beautiful thing. You are a beautiful person. I’ve never met you but I can see that just shining in you.

The last question is, you know, we really talked a lot about mindset grit and courage on the podcast. Those three words, the reason is just because I feel like it’s something that the world is lacking. We really need more of a positive mindset develop more grit and courage. What have you learned about developing a positive mindset? Maybe one tip or insight on mindset specifically?

Tina: Mindset is everything. Really. Like that’s a big piece of what I would I teach. Because it’s well, you understand your reality. And how you view your reality creates your reality. And just like with gratitude, like that’s all that is really a mindset shift. It’s training you how to see what’s positive. Because the world is neutral. The world isn’t positive or negative. It’s just neutral. And we’re the ones who add that qualitative aspect to it. Whether it’s good or bad or that kind of thing.

Situations are just what they are. Sensations in your body are just what they are. Emotions are just what they are. They aren’t positive or negative unless we say they are. So mindset is crucial for anything that you want to do. Whether it’s your business or your life. And you know I love what you stand for because grit, courage and mindsets are truly the three things that will change your life. It takes courage to do things differently and without it nothing changes.

Heather: How can we develop more grit?

Tina: You stick to it. You just keep sticking to it. You know figure out what it is that you want. Why it’s important. And I think one the one tip that I can give there that has been meaningful to me, no matter what it is- it has been to take it as one day at a time.

So if you’re trying to start a new habit,  break a new habit,  create something new for yourself. You just put your heart into it today. That’s it. Like today, this hour, you know this moment. You do what you need to do today. Tomorrow will come. And then you just recommit again tomorrow.

Because I think it’s often too big to think about the big change long-term. Right? How can I meditate every day for the rest of my life? Or how can I quit eating like this? Or start eating like this every day of my life? It’s too hard right?  You can commit to it today. And eventually that builds grit. Because you start to learn that you can do it. You know you build that confidence that you can do it

Heather: That’s so good. And one tip on courage I don’t feel courageous what can I do?

Tina: Courage is really the willingness to make that brave choice. I think the one thing that has helped me the most in every aspect of my life is remembering that it’s just not about me. So what is it, you know, what is bigger than me that I can give to?

That might be for the people in front of you. It might be to make a bigger difference. It might be your family. It might be God. It might be to make a big change in the world whatever it is. But stop making it about you. Because that’s what keeps that fear. Right? As soon as you think it’s about you, the fear holds onto you. But if you can make it about something bigger, it often will give you the confidence to be courageous and make that leap.

Overcoming Overwhelm with Tina H Quote 2

Questions I ask:

When you were in a place where you didn’t know what to be grateful for, how did you find gratitude?
What would you say to someone who maybe wants to contribute in some way? Use their story, the way that you’ve used yours?
What have you learned about developing a positive mindset? Maybe one tip or insight on mindset specifically?
How can we develop more grit?


Tina Hnatiuk

Tina Hnatiuk

Women’s Leadership coach

Tina Hnatiuk is a renowned yoga teacher and life coach who helps women lower stress and anxiety without hours of meditation, therapy, and pills in under 20 minutes a day. Through her down to earth coaching style, saucy live speaking, and live online courses, she offers simple and practical tools to empower and inspire women to be the women they most want to be. Her insights have been featured in Huffington Post, Pink Magazine and Thrive Global.
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Overcoming Overwhelm with Tina H

You have something important. And if you don’t show up, they don’t have that. You’re ripping off the people around you that needs you, that need your service.

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