*We Like It Raw curates the complexities of the human experience so you don’t have to! Because honestly, who has time anymore to sit around and wonder….”Why did this happen to me?”….well, WE DO! Sit back, relax and let us get RAWED so you don’t have too!*
## Here's What You Need To Know
Today on We Like It Raw, Tom and Kate provide the RAW TRUTH, #ruth, behind the origins of the WLIRAW podcast! What secrets and....substances will we discover?!
Tom, Kate, and Nadia also share some brief insight into why it is powerful and important to set effective boundaries, and HOW TO SAY NO! Even when it is to those in your life that you care deeply about.
## What’s inside “How To Say NO!-Origins of a Pod”?
*Welcome to How To Say NO!-Origins of a Pod Today we catch up with Kate, Tom and Nadia to learn the secret behind this podcast! Stick around for the second half of the episode where they give you some helpful tips on how to set effective boundaries, how to cope with setting boundaries, and why it is so powerful to just SAY NO and be selfish!*
## Show Notes:
One thing we do to find safety in our lives is by creating our own spaces. Someone may consider their bedroom as their paradise and place to escape, for others its the bathroom, their car….Well for us it was our GARAGE!
We always have so much to be thankful for in this life. One of those things for us is the never ending, seemingly boundless, humor that sprouts from our fathers mind. For we have hime to be grateful for on this day when he dubbed our outdoor relaxation cove *“The Pot Haven”*
Kate and Tom find peace in stillness. However for them, stillness means being present in their here & now by connecting to their minds and letting their worlds pass by for a bit. Imagine looking out your window on the freeway as the physical world rides right by you.
On this day though, Kate and Tom decided to roll down the windows of their lives and listen to each other differently. Unsurprisingly, through their shared (and often extensive) recreation time together, Kate and Tom flourished the deeply confusing and complicated sibling rivalry and their prevailing trust issues.
At this moment, it was the commitment of two siblings. Two siblings who had spent years of their lives believing there was something or everything wrong with themselves. What Tom & Kate knew now was that they not only needed to see…to listen and hear…but to understand and realize…That, all this time that was spent trying to get away from each other has, ironically, now brought them to this summit of peace and love
*literally sobbing over here you guys*
Moments like these in our lives create something for us as idividuals called cornerstones. Think of like a guidepost that is always there in your mind, gently inlfuencing your decisions and commitments in life. These, "cornerstones" help frame you as a human and you subconciously take them into account when making big decisions. It factors into who you are at your rawest self, at your core.
These life altering realizations have inspired us to analyze every aspect of our lives from not only our personal relationship with each other, but our whole family, friendships, at work and in our everyday life.
You have been the only one who has experienced any of your own lives. Not even your siblings, or those who raised you no one else truly possesses the power to experience and respond to stimuli the exact same way that you do. Which, in my opinon, is pretty f-cking cool! That is why, often, Tom, Kate, and Nadia feel as though life is really f-cking lonely. One ***RAW TRUTH*** **#Ruth** that these idiots are still figuring out is the intimacy of loneliness.
It is ok to not be surrounded by people or family and be social all the time. In fact, it is VERY HEALTHY TO DO SO. Our society and culture of connectedness has subconsciously instructed us to feel, “less than”, or, “not normal”, if we struggled to make friends, or never really found our tribes when we were younger.
One thing Tom wishes that they had known growing up was, that it is ok to say NO *AND IT FEELS SO GOOD TO DO IT*. Just because you want to make someone happy or do something nice for them does not mean that you have to always say, “yes”, to everything for them. And that goes for all your parents or, adults in your lives...But we can get into the manipulation of parental hierarchies for another episode…
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