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Taboo Topics: How To Talk About Them - Special Guest: Carolina Reid

This episode is all about what is taboo!

With a very special guest, CrisMarie and Susan go through a wonderful conversation about those things that are often not talked about and kept kind of a secret. Carolina Reid, their niece, joins them and shares her perspective and reflections on her own family’s history regarding Susan’s book: Crazy, Cracked, Warm, and Deep. The three of them also reflect on the concept of “container” when it comes to situations. They also encourage you to find out which activities help you digest emotions, events, and whatever crosses your mind. Taboo topics also relate to knowing how to deal with conflict, so they all brought situations in their life in which notifying the other party that their thoughts we heard, is more than enough.

No one knows why some topics are taboo for a person, but what we know is that we can slowly start talking about them.

About our Guest - Carolina Reid

Carolina Reid is a chef from the Pacific Northwest with a focus and passion for local food systems. She is an animal lover, tiny-home builder, and creative crafter who loves talking and laughing. She bikes and swims and loves spontaneous adventure. As a sex-positive queer feminist, she leans into the conversation about taboo topics and advocates for a world where more people have the tools to feel comfortable talking about the things that are often swept under the rug.

If you’d like us to speak at your organization about conflict, stress, team-building, or leadership, work with your team virtually, or coach you or leaders on your team, reach out to us!

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Key Take-Aways

  • How hard it can be talking about taboo topics and family history.

  • What not knowing about may inspire curiosity towards it.

  • How difficult it is to normalize a taboo topic.

  • Where taboo topics come from: cultural environments, family, or one’s own trauma.

  • Which ways do people have to react to taboo topics.

  • What the difference is between dialogue and monologue.



CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

Download the eBook, How to Talk About Difficult Topics, today!

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