Ep. 38: Coach Calie: Trusting Your Gut. How She Chose Joy Even After Experiencing A Traumatic Divorce With A Sex Addict That Nearly Killed Her Spirit



If you've ever hit rock bottom, you know finding your way back up can be extremely hard. For some of us even that sadness and helplessness, you feel at rock-bottom can become addicting. How do you dig yourself out of rock bottom and make sure that you don't wind up in a spiral?


Our guest for this episode couldn't be a better person to speak on this subject. Calie Calbrese is a gut and mindest expert that coaches women on how to achieve high success in their businesses and lives and her motto is: choose joy. Now, choosing joy doesn't mean that it's easy to just choose to be happy, but it means above all else, she chooses joy.

She chooses what will be good for her, rather than what will be bad. But it's not something that's always come easy to her.

Years ago, before Calie moved to Cali, she found out that her husband of 14 years had been arrested in a prostitution sting - and that he had been unfaithful to her for the entirety of their 14-year marriage.

For those of us who have been lucky enough to not experience that kind of situation, it can be hard to imagine just how damaging that could be to a person. For Calie, it was traumatizing. But she doesn't let that moment define her. From the moment she decided to divorce her ex-husband and take her life into her own hands, she chose joy.

Calie is an unbelievably strong and inspiring women. And for the first time, she's sharing her personal story. I'm super honored that she chose to be on the podcast with me and share this part of her life with us. 


Here are the episode highlights:

‣‣  [09:23]  We start off light with our warm-up get-to-know-you questions.

‣‣  [11:38]  Then I ask Calie to tell us more about the dream job she created for herself and what her daily practice is.

‣‣  [15:19]  Calie is a gut and mindset specialist committed to helping women achieve high performance in their lives and businesses. Curious about how health and mindset affect business? We get into that here.

‣‣  [20:18]  Here, I ask Calie what she's most grateful for in the moment. It turns out the thing she's most grateful for is her gratitude practice. Listen here to find out how a gratitude practice could impact your life!

‣‣  [25:58]  Now, we get into how Calie got to where she is now. I ask Calie about the greatest challenge she's been through, and how that was actually an opportunity for growth.

‣‣  [36:49]  When Calie first found out about her ex-husband's addiction, her first reaction was protection. She thought she had to fight to hold the family together to protect him and her children. But as the months went by, she realized it was doing more harm than good. At her lowest point, we talk about what helped her get out of that mindset.

‣‣  [50:03]  I ask Calie what message she would want to send to her sons if they were to find this podcast episode years from now.

‣‣  [55:17]  Then I ask what message she would like to send her ex-husband.

‣‣  [56:12]  And finally, what message she would send to herself when she was at the lowest point in her life.





Calie is an incredible woman and she deserves all of the joy and success she has right now. If you want to get in touch with her, you can find her on Instagram, right here!

You can follow me, Sheila Bella, on Instagram @realsheilabella!


Here are the links that were mentioned in the podcast!

Grow Your Gram

Online Course Workshop




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