Dr. Katie Nall (she/her)
Dr. Nall joined Momma on June 12, 2023 live on Twitch to talk about Emotional Debt/Wealth & WAFFLES
About Dr. Nall
Not only does our next guest have her Ph.D. in Mathematics Education, she also is a two-time TEDx speaker, a professional member of National Speakers Association, a trained DISC Personality instructor, and an Accredited Master Trainer and Certified Practitioner in Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) with additional training in trauma, quantum, and picture EFT. Whether in person or online, Dr. Nall shows others how to dissolve their WAFFLES – worry, anxiety, fear, frustration, lethargy, exhaustion, and stress. A careless housekeeper and worse cook with no desire for rehabilitation, she somehow is still married to the same person for over 49 years.
Socials / Links for More Info
LinkTree - https://linktr.ee/KatieNallPhD
Website - https://www.nalledgeco.com/
Email - Hello@DrNall.com
YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/c/KatieNallPhD
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KatieNallPhD
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/KatieNallPhD
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/KatieNallPhD
Twitter - https://twitter.com/KatieNallPhD
References / Things Mentioned During the Stream
Shower Blessings- Finding Meditation Time in a Busy Life by Dr. Katie Nall
Book Recommendation: Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Book Recommendation: The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work by Shawn Achor
Book Recommendation: Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip Heath & Dan Heath
Book Recommendation: This Is How It Always Is by Laurie Frankel
Book Recommendation: Sabriel by Garth Nix
Favorite Poem: The Giving Tree
In this enlightening episode of Even Tacos Fall Apart, we engage in a profound conversation on the intriguing topic of "Emotional Debt versus Wealth & Dissolving WAFFLES." Dr. Nall, a certified practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), commonly known as tapping, delves into her expertise and shares invaluable insights on emotional well-being.
The conversation begins with an exploration of WAFFLES, an acronym that represents Worries, Anxiety, Fear, Frustration, Lethargy, Exhaustion and Stress. Dr. Nall provides a comprehensive understanding of how these emotional states can accumulate and weigh individuals down, leading to emotional debt. She emphasizes the importance of recognizing when one is living in this state, often perpetuated by societal pressures and a relentless drive to help others.
Dr. Nall introduces the concept of tapping, a powerful self-help technique that involves gently tapping on specific acupressure points on the body. She highlights its versatility in addressing a myriad of emotional issues, from stress and anxiety to trauma. She shares a compelling anecdote of a high school student whose SAT scores improved significantly after just a few tapping sessions, showcasing the transformative potential of this technique.
The conversation then pivots to the practical aspects of maintaining emotional wealth. Dr. Nall stresses the significance of self-care, encompassing nutrition, rest and exercise. She shares her personal journey of discovering the impact of nutrition on her health and well-being, emphasizing the profound connection between the mind and body.
We highlight the importance of finding joy, laughter and happiness in life. Dr. Nall quotes the "happiness advantage" and highlights the misconception of "I'll be happy when" versus the reality that happiness precedes success and fulfillment.
We then discuss the notion of emotional debt and the tendency to overextend oneself by constantly helping others without ensuring one's emotional needs are met. Dr. Nall introduces the term "Blessings Hog," emphasizing the need to allow others to share in the blessings of giving. The conversation is peppered with personal anecdotes and relatable experiences.
The conversation also explores Dr. Nall's book, "Shower Blessings, Finding Meditation Time in a Busy Life," which offers practical advice on integrating meditation and mindfulness into daily routines, particularly during moments like showers.
The conversation concludes with a discussion on the magic of meditation and the power of intention. Dr. Nall shares a beautiful concept of A-L-O-T: Ask, Listen, Obey and Thank, as a way to manifest intentions effectively.
Towards the end, Dr. Nall graciously offers her phone number to listeners, inviting them to reach out and engage in meaningful conversations. This episode provides a wealth of knowledge on managing emotions, the importance of self-care, and the transformative potential of tapping. Dr. Nall's insights and personal experiences serve as a valuable guide to achieving emotional wealth and dissolving emotional debt in our lives.
The Giving Tree
Once there was a tree....
and she loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come
and he would gather her leaves
and make them into crowns
and play king of the forest.
He would climb up her trunk
and swing from her branches
and eat apples.
And they would play hide-and-go-seek.
And when he was tired,
he would sleep in her shade.
And the boy loved the tree....
And the tree was happy.
But time went by.
And the boy grew older.
And the tree was often alone.
Then one day the boy came to the tree
and the tree said, "Come, Boy, come and
climb up my trunk and swing from my
branches and eat apples and play in my
shade and be happy."
"I am too big to climb and play" said
"I want to buy things and have fun.
I want some money?"
"I'm sorry," said the tree, "but I
have no money.
I have only leaves and apples.
Take my apples, Boy, and sell them in
the city. Then you will have money and
you will be happy."
And so the boy climbed up the
tree and gathered her apples
and carried them away.
And the tree was happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time....
and the tree was sad.
And then one day the boy came back
and the tree shook with joy
and she said, "Come, Boy, climb up my trunk
and swing from my branches and be happy."
"I am too busy to climb trees," said the boy.
"I want a house to keep me warm," he said.
"I want a wife and I want children,
and so I need a house.
Can you give me a house ?"
" I have no house," said the tree.
"The forest is my house,
but you may cut off
my branches and build a
house. Then you will be happy."
And so the boy cut off her branches
and carried them away
to build his house.
And the tree was happy.
But the boy stayed away for a long time.
And when he came back,
the tree was so happy
she could hardly speak.
"Come, Boy," she whispered,
"come and play."
"I am too old and sad to play,"
said the boy.
"I want a boat that will
take me far away from here.
Can you give me a boat?"
"Cut down my trunk
and make a boat," said the tree.
"Then you can sail away...
and be happy."
And so the boy cut down her trunk
and made a boat and sailed away.
And the tree was happy
... but not really.
And after a long time
the boy came back again.
"I am sorry, Boy,"
said the tree," but I have nothing
left to give you -
My apples are gone."
"My teeth are too weak
for apples," said the boy.
"My branches are gone,"
said the tree. " You
cannot swing on them - "
"I am too old to swing
on branches," said the boy.
"My trunk is gone, " said the tree.
"You cannot climb - "
"I am too tired to climb" said the boy.
"I am sorry," sighed the tree.
"I wish that I could give you something....
but I have nothing left.
I am just an old stump.
I am sorry...."
"I don't need very much now," said the boy.
"just a quiet place to sit and rest.
I am very tired."
"Well," said the tree, straightening
herself up as much as she could,
"well, an old stump is good for sitting and resting
Come, Boy, sit down. Sit down and rest."
And the boy did.
And the tree was happy.