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Season 1 Episode 19 - Rachel Astarte

Embracing Change and Empowerment: Redefining Mentorship


In today's fast-paced world, where the noise of daily life can drown out our inner voice, finding guidance and self-discovery becomes a transformative journey. Welcome to the Swipe Right Effect Podcast, where we delve into the power of getting unstuck by swiping right on yourself. Your host and author, CK Collins, AKA Kelly, embarks on a personal journey with her guests to share stories of growth, wisdom, and guidance to inspire you. Are you feeling stuck? Are you waiting to embrace a new chapter of your life after a significant change? You've come to the right place. Join us on this enlightening journey as we explore the power of mentorship and self-discovery.

Unveiling the Guest and Topic:

On a recent episode of the Swipe Right Effect Podcast, host CK Collins introduces Rachel Astarte, an author, educator, holistic psychotherapist, and transformational life coach. The focus of their conversation centers around redefining mentorship and empowering women to navigate midlife transitions with self-assuredness and wisdom.

Midlife: A Time of Discernment and Potential:

Rachel highlights the significance of midlife as a pivotal moment for women. It's a phase characterized by self-discovery, a period of discernment where women question their roles, choices, and redefine their identities. With newfound time and perspective, this phase becomes an opportunity to tap into untapped potential and recognize the power that women possess.

Embracing Solitude: The Path to Self-Discovery:

Rachel's book, "Celebrating Solitude: How to Develop and Honor Your Highest Self," delves into the importance of spending time in solitude. Solitude is not isolation; it's a dedicated practice of self-discovery. By nurturing a solitude practice, you connect with your core being, explore who you are, and define your path forward. This practice is a gift you give yourself, allowing you to center and listen to your authentic voice.

Overcoming Negative Self-Talk and Setting Boundaries:

Negative self-talk and lack of boundaries can hinder personal growth. Rachel provides insightful approaches to deal with negative self-talk, likening it to a barking watchdog. Engaging with these thoughts in a compassionate manner helps you uncover their origins and transform them into allies for growth. When it comes to boundaries, the emphasis is on improving relationships rather than isolating oneself. Boundaries are bridges, not walls.

Redefining Mentorship: A Shared Journey:

Rachel emphasizes the value of mentorship in midlife transitions. Mentorship is not confined to experts; it's about sharing your unique journey, experiences, and insights with others. As women navigate the challenges of midlife, mentorship becomes a guiding light, helping them realize their potential, cultivate compassion, and embrace their true selves. Through mentorship, women empower each other to step into their power and overcome obstacles.


As we journey through the ever-changing landscape of life, embracing mentorship and self-discovery becomes paramount. The Swipe Right Effect Podcast and the Awaken Women Mentors community provide a platform for women to learn, grow, and empower one another. Whether you're navigating midlife transitions, seeking personal growth, or embarking on a journey of self-discovery, remember that you're not alone. Through mentorship and embracing solitude, you can uncover your authentic self and create a positive impact on your life and the lives of others.

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