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Apr 15, 2024

#364: Heal Your Deepest Pain & Live Happily No Matter What w/ Matthew Hussey

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Authenticity, Belonging, Boundaries, Breakups, Career, Conflict, Dating, Grief, Mental Health, Personal Growth, Purpose, Relationships, Self-Acceptance, Self-Compassion, Self-Love, Self-Worth, Transformation, Vulnerability


In this episode, I’m joined by Matthew Hussey, a New York Times bestselling author, speaker, and coach specializing in confidence and relational intelligence. Matthew discusses the transformative power of authenticity and vulnerability – highlighting how personal struggles can deepen empathy and strengthen interpersonal connections. He shares insights from his own journey, including battles with chronic pain and the pursuit of happiness. Our conversation dives into themes of self-acceptance, inner peace, and reframing perspectives to lead a more fulfilling life. We also explore strategies for managing emotional and physical pain, transitioning from victimhood to proactive resilience. Join us for this empowering discussion, where we learn to find contentment, navigate emotions effectively, and cultivate self-compassion for healthier relationships and resilience in life’s challenges.

Matthew Hussey’s YouTube channel is number one in the world for love life advice, with over half a billion views. He writes a weekly newsletter and is the host of the podcast Love Life With Matthew Hus­sey. Hussey provides monthly coaching to the members of his private community at Over the past fifteen years, his proven approach has inspired millions through authentic, insightful, and practical advice that not only enables them to find love but also feel confident and in control of their own happiness. He lives in Los Angeles.


0:00:00 Intro

0:01:24 Starting Out Young

0:03:52 Learning to Accept Imperfection

0:05:24 The Pressure of Giving Advice

0:08:05 Embracing Vulnerability

0:11:10 Evolution from Competence to Confidence

0:16:02 Seeking Happiness Within

0:19:40 Searching for Something More

0:25:01 Shifting Focus Inward

0:32:08 Relationship with Physical Pain

0:39:28 Letting Go of Desires

0:44:21 The Impact of Pain

0:50:25 Finding Love and Happiness

0:55:43 Achieving Happy Enough

0:58:36 The Four Levels of Importance

1:23:34 Embracing Curiosity and Growth


—Matthew’s Instagram

—Matthew’s Website

—Matthew’s Book – Love Life

—Matthew’s Retreat

—Matthew’s Love Life Club

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