How to Feel More Powerful, Heal Trauma So We Don’t Pass It Along to our Kids and Why it is Ok to Be Rude.

Listen to this if you want to feel more powerful, are dealing with trauma from your past, or want to raise confident girls. In this episode Lori Lara shares about the #metoo movement, sexual assault and how women can take back their power. Through her first hand experiences of healing from sexual assault and preventing trafficking in her hometown, along with her work teaching young girls to use their intuition to avoid dangerous situations, Lori provides practical ideas and helpful tools for every women and every person who is raising girls.


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Music- “You’re the Best” by Johan Lilja (


Recommended Books: 

Gift of Fear- by Gavin De Becker

Protect the Gift- Gavin De Becker

Abba’s Child- Brennan Manning

The Road Less Traveled- Scott Peck


Show Notes:

1:00 Disclaimer

1:15 Introduction

3:00 Lori Lara introduction

4:05 State of our culture, Harvey Weinstein and the #MeToo movement

7:20 Getting triggered- Why is this bothering me 15 years later

11:15 Practical tips to not transfer past experience to our kids

13:15 Do you have an inner child

15:31 Firsthand experience with attempted sex trafficking abduction

21:25 Firsthand experience with sexual assault

25:40 You are worth protecting

33:15 What are predators looking for in young girls and how to teach your daughter what to say

35:05 When is it okay to be rude (grown men don’t need girls to watch their bikes)

37:05 Paying attention to the feeling inside you

38:33 Permission to be rude

39:05 Intuition, our God-given super power

42:15 The barking watchdog

42:40 Common denominator of families dealing well with this

44:28 What do you do when you make an unsafe choice

45:30 Sharing stories when we messed up

49:00 How do predators approach young girls

51:19 Where do girls get strength to be independent

52:00 What’s the best advice you never got

54:00 What are we teaching our daughters about listening to our intuition

54:55 It’s never too late to heal

55:46 Learning to ask for help

57:30 Make room for good- What could go right

59:40 From trauma to chicken nuggets, the messiness of having a breakdown with small kids