This Miraculous Life

This Miraculous Life offers direct access to host Sara Oliveri Olumba's two cents on liberating yourself from the bullshit, and tuning in with the miraculousness of life. Each episode Sara responds to real life problems with practical, some times science-based, and honest solutions for navigating life without losing touch with what it really is - a profound and awesome gift.

Sara has a Master's degree in Positive Psychology - the science of human thriving. And is currently named the "Best Life Coach in Washington DC" for the 2nd year in a row as selected by readers of the Washington City Paper.

This show records and broadcasts LIVE on Full Service Radio from the lobby of the LINE DC in Adams Morgan, Washington DC.

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    How to disentangle Weight from Worth

    Body weight is a focal point of our society to an extreme extent. So how can we continue to thrive when body weight is something that we are struggling with? In this episode Sara responds to a listener grappling with just that: “I am overweight, how to I keep from feeling worthless?” Joined by Andy Carton, who is a doctoral student in clinical psychology and has lost 103lbs himself, Sara unpacks this question. Tune in to learn their tips for how to thrive at any weight while still prioritizing health.

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    Just because you are sad doesn’t mean you’re NOT happy

    We all have negative thoughts and emotions - they are part of the human experience. This episode, Sara hears from someone who is dealing with a breakup and seeking release from rumination and negative emotions like regret and jealousy. Sara takes this opportunity to teach us a little known truth: that negative emotion is not the absence of positive emotion and that the two actually live on completely separate spectrums! This episode will change the way you perceive your most difficult thoughts and emotions and give you a framework for integrating them into a full, fulfilling life. It may even change the way you define happiness.

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    Grandma’s Secrets to a Well-lived Life

    What is the secret to a well-lived life? How about a long marriage? What privileges and challenges do we have today that we did not have 60 years ago? In today’s episode we hear from Lorraine Mullaney, Sara’s grandma. Because who better to give life advice than a woman who has been alive and happy with her life for over 95 years? To be honest, Grandma’s secret to a well-lived life brought me to tears.

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    How to Confidence: Science-based tips for tapping into your most confident self

    Have you ever felt like you lack confidence in your professional life? How about socially? In this episode, Sara hears from a listener who has experienced a major life event, the loss of her mother, and can’t seem to recover her spirit and confidence. Along with expert guest, Louisa Jewell, author of Wire Your Brian for Confidence, Sara discusses how to navigate emotional events like the loss of a loved one, and shares science-based confidence building tips that are relevant for all of us!

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    5 Things You Need to Know About Marriage

    Engaged? Married? Horrified to even consider your name near the word marriage? This episode has actionable advice for all of the above! The prolific life coach, Dr. LaVerne Adams, joins Sara to share her expertise in couples and pre-marital coaching as well as her own personal story of what she wishes she could have known prior to her young marriage! The final “must know” is life changing.

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    Networking Is Dead, Real Human Connection Is Alive & Well

    Does networking really work? How do you avoid wasting hours of your valuable and scarce free time? Is it possible to grow your network or are you better off just making the best of things with people you already call friends? Ashtan Moore, co-founder of digital marketing agency Model B (and “master connector” in Sara’s opinion), joins Sara to discuss the How of effective networking. Ashtan shares not only his 3 keys to successful networking - but also his innermost secret networking weapon!

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    Part 2: How To Get a Career You Actually Like

    Rob Montz, founder of Good Kid Productions and local DC documentarian joins Sara on this episode as she continues to de-mystify the question of how one finds a career that they actually care about. Rob adds practical tips to the discussion and Sara describes how to harness the supportiveness of the universe. Founder of Full Service Radio, Jack Inslee, even chimes in with his experience of pursuing a passion career - both the delightful and the difficult sides. Listen to find out what might be possible for YOU. And to consider what you are willing to invest in pursuing a “dream” career.

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    How to Get a Career You Actually Like

    Do you ever wonder how in the world you are supposed to figure out a job that you will actually enjoy while still managing to pay all of your bills? Or maybe you feel pressure to pursue a certain type of job because it is what society deems as “professional.” Today Sara delves into how to eliminate distractions from the career conversation in order to truly discover what is possible for your life. Ultimately, she explains how to start down a path of passion rather than settling in for a lifetime of drudgery.

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    The How and Why of Interracial Relationships

    Psychotherapist and expert in interracial relationships, Huma Sikandar, joins Sara once again to help fill in the gaps of WHY interracial relationships are different and HOW to navigate those unique challenges. During this show Huma shares tips that apply not just to romantic relationships, but also to your interracial friendships. This episode will challenge you to delve deeper into your own racial identity and awareness, as well as challenge you to hold space for the emotions of your loved one even when you yourself are hurting.

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    How to Overcome Chronic Burnout and Reconnect with Self Worth

    Sara breaks down the root cause of chronic burnout and how to tame the beliefs and behavior patterns that drive it. Sara discusses her own battle with “contingent self worth” and then presents her original formula for finding freedom from the nagging need to be constantly doing, proving, or achieving. Surprisingly, Sara explains why we should all be more willing to feel inferior.

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