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.

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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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    How to Navigate Interracial Relationships in Trump Era

    How do we stay connected when our families are at odds? Are most people in America actually racist? How do we prevent people of color from having to carry the burden of discussing and standing up for racial justice? Together with interracial relationship expert, Huma Sikander, Sara responds to a listener who has reached out for advice about how to navigate a strained interracial relationship post-trump. Learn the two most important keys to successfully navigating an interracial relationship.

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    Overcome Millenial Burnout

    Sara takes up Anne Helen Peterson’s insight-breaking Buzzfeed article on Milennial Burnout. Building on the article Sara shares what Millennial Burnout is and how it came to be. Then, Sara begins to step toward what the brilliant Buzzfeed article could not quite uncover - how to OVERCOME and free ourselves of this never-ending burnout cycle! Liberation awaits.

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    How To Set a One Word New Year’s Resolution

    Sara shares how to get SO clear on your intention and resolutions for the coming year that you can distill it down into just one word. She also shares why and how taking this approach to resolutions is helpful. Can you accept her challenge to hone in on your one word?

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    What to do When Your Partner is Not Out of the Closet

    This week’s episode begins with a question about how to create “love” and “space” with a partner who is not “out of the closet.” Together with two amazing guests: Louis Alloro, Positive Psychology doctoral student, and Melissa Sampson, critical care nurse, Sara provides tips and research to help the writer tap into love even amidst pain. Both Louis and Melissa share their own deeply personsl experiences as members of the LGTBQ community as well as their loving advice.

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    How to Set Boundaries at the Holidays

    The holidays are expected to be a blissful, joy-filled, time of perfect baking, perfect decor, and perfect family/friend memories. But, in truth, it rarely works that way. This week Sara responds to questions about how to manage this division between the expectation vs. the reality of the holiday – including the essential step of learning how to set boundaries! Tune in to learn how to embrace the imperfection of the holidays, and plan accordingly!

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    What to do about an abusive relationship

    Have you ever had a friend in trouble, but not know how to help them? In today’s episode, Sara hears from someone who is concerned that a friend is going to get married to an abusive partner. Looking from the outside-in, it may be obvious how bad or dangerous a relationship has become. However, those involved may not be able to separate passion from poison. In this episode Sara invites Michell Stanley, holistic psychotherapist and licensed social worker to help understand how we can be there for our friends in an extremely difficult situation while still not abandoning ourselves - and how to separate helpfulness from judgement. Finally we will learn what is actually helpful - and what just makes us as the outsider looking in - feel better.

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    How to Let Go of Looks

    Have you ever felt your insecurities run away from you? Or feel that your flaws were outside of your control? In this week’s episode, our writer, ​Ugly Duckling,​ expresses frustration that their appearance is affecting their life, especially professionally. The writer wonders how to make peace with the fact that they may receive fewer opportunities or different treatment due to not being traditionally attractive. In response, Sara discusses ways to build confidence, take initiative, and methods for confronting and coping with unfair treatment. Finally Sara reveals how to liberate yourself from concerns about your looks, once and for all.

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