#54 Radical AF

In this episode, I'm talking with special guest Kristy Forbes about neurodivergence, autism, and the dangers of pushing through our limits.

Kristy shares her experience of being diagnosed late in life with autism and PDA, and how that helped her understand her children's needs.

We also discuss the conditioning to be productive and compliant, and how that leads to burnout.

Episode highlights:

  • Neurodivergence is not a defect, our brains are protecting us in sensitive ways
  • We are conditioned from a young age to suppress our true selves
  • Pushing through can lead to burnout, we need to listen to our bodies' limits
  • Giving children and ourselves autonomy over our experiences reduces stress
  • Stepping away from societal expectations takes courage but is liberating


  1. Get Emma's NEW Visualisation audio download at https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/northstarvisualisation 
  2. Join Emma for our upcoming webinar on October 22: https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/ditchthewinewitch 
  3. Emma's Awareness worksheets for people wanting to prepare prior to taking a break from drinking or reduce their drinking by being more mindful about what and why they drink https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/awareness-worksheets-opt-in
  4. Emma's 5 Day Alcohol Reset for people looking to take a quick reset https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/fivedayreset
  5. Sober October is here - join The Self-Paced Great Aussie Alcohol Experiment at https://www.hoperisingcoaching.com/aae

Learn more about Emma Gilmour at: www.hoperisingcoaching.com
Follow Emma Gilmour on insta @hoperisingcoaching

Learn more about Kristy Forbes at: https://www.kristyforbes.com.au/ 
Follow Kristy Forbes on insta @_kristyforbes

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